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Originally Posted by Crispin's Crispian View Post
It really does. At the least, it doesn't sound like any type of Compulsion we've previously seen.

We do have some precedence in the Crystal Throne:


It probably also explains why she disappeared once in the city. She doesn't particularly like being around a bunch of people.
It would work on a much lower level than the Crystal Throne, obviously, but it does seem to have that effect. It can be very tiresome being around people who aren't being "real" with you, which would explain Lanfear's reluctance, but presumably she couldn't turn up without it because that would make people notice something odd about "Selene".

Of course, this begs the question where she got it from. The earliest Lanfear can have been released is the end of TEOTW, which doesn't really give her a lot of time to locate a cache of ter'angreal; she doesn't turn up in the Tower until TDR, if memory serves, so she couldn't get it from there. She may conceivably have had a cache near to Shayol Ghul before the sealing, or possibly had it on her person before being sealed. Or perhaps the Great Lord gave her instructions he knew she would follow, upon being released, and assisted her by also giving her the means to follow them; in a pre-travelling world it seems unlikely, but I suppose there could be any old things lying about in the Blight for a clever Trolloc or Myrddraal or Dreadlord to find.
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