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Old 08-07-2014, 03:45 AM
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I know the weird repeating room with the flies thing in the village is Fain's work.
Retrospectively. There's a spiel in the notes about how and why Lanfear did it, but RJ said on tour that it was Fain.

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And the ghosts of the two dead renegade Asha'man later in Far Madding are too, right? Assuming Fain is the one who impersonated Sammael in KoD, was that basically the same kind of illusion? Does Fain have the power to make illusions only of people he's actually killed (assuming Mashadar killing Sammael equals that)?
That is my guess. I don't know if the fly trap is the same logic, but I always used the Far Madding incident to explain Sammael. The theory was that Mashadar was a part of Fain/Mordeth, which made its way into the books, whether by RJ's decision or Brandon's, I don't know.

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The Darkfriends with Fain don't seem to be from Fal Dara. We're they dropped off there after the DF Social?
Not clear. He picked up more along the way, though.

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Maybe this is answered later, but why can't certain people open the box the Horn is in? Moiraine, Siuan, Lanfear, and Turak are able to, but Fain can't despite presumably a lot of effort.
Like Gonzo said, Fain just didn't know the trick of opening them.

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Fain says he can't sense Rand when Rand's doing his "vanishing trick." Does this just mean when he's in the void/holding the OP?
Yes. (The void.)

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FWIW, Egwene and Nynaeve and all of them must pass by the Field of Merrilor on their way to Tar Valon.
Brandon was never very clear about where it was. There were two contradicting descriptions in the book - just north of Tar Valon, and near the border with Shienar. It can't be both, unless mapscale is really not your strong suit.

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Did Rand actually send everyone to the mirror world accidentally in his sleep, or did Lanfear do it? Rand's own PoV makes it seem like it was him, but Egwene's dream shows Lanfear standing over Rand while he sleeps before there's a flash of light and they're all gone. If Lanfear got them there in the first place, is she also responsible for getting them back?
The first time was probably Lanfear, the second time was probably Rand, judging by her reaction. She's just trying to make him use the Power (same reason why she set the fly trap, that is before it was Fain).

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What happened when Rand's void "shatters" in the mirror world? He seems to feel the Taint for the first time. I know there's been discussion about this, but I couldn't remember what it was exactly...
He just loses control. He's working without a teacher. Also, he didn't feel the taint at the Eye because he was using untainted saidin.

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Do we have any idea what happened in this mirror world? Assuming the Trollocs won and then killed everything (including themselves), where did all the weird Seanchan things come from? Are they just mutant creatures that escaped whatever happened? Were they mutated by whatever burned the trees and created the smoke lines in the sky?
The creatures came from other worlds in the first place.

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How does Lanfear know all about the Seanchan creatures? Did she visit Toman's Head or Seanchan before seeking out Rand?
She probably knows about them from the Age of Legends, and it might have actually been easier for her to go to the original source than to hunt anything out in Randland.

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When Ishamael appears to Rand (right before he gets his first brand), Ishamael says he knows that Moiraine told him he's the DR. Is this something Verin would have told him?
Probably, but I wouldn't say that was his only option.
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