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Old 11-08-2010, 10:34 PM
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Maybe this is too obvious, but is anyone else concerned that Egwene has sent letters to all/most of the rulers explaining Rand's plan to break the seals? Especially considering that there's some evidence that Demandred is either one of those rulers, or highly placed in one of their governments.
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It may not matter because the Dark One may actually WANT Rand to break the Seals. That is the obvious implication.

For all we know, Demandred is sitting back grinning from ear to ear and thinking that Rand has REALLY lost it.

Some theories suggest that breaking the Seals is playing EXACTLY into the Shadow's hands.

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There's no possible way that they wouldn't have known anyway.
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Seems clear Rand wanted everyone to know, including the Shadow.
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Not sure why the DO needs Rand to do it. It would seem w/ the seals weakening, it would be better to incapacitate him in advance rather than risk Rand's plan working.

It's probably true that it wasn't exactly a secret, but it seems like they ought to at least try to be careful.

Also, come to think of it, Darlin's response was odd...
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Also, come to think of it, Darlin's response was odd...
I liked it.

Seems like almost every character is telling Egwene "Yes, you do raise some concerns." and she believes they're going to side with her.

But I think she's going to have a lot less support than she's hoping for. For example, she thinks she can influence Mayene and Ghealdan. I think she thinks Nynaeve will side with her too.
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What support does Egwene have at all? Tear and Illian might be concerned by Rand's choice, but ultimately they've sworn oaths to follow him, as have the Borderlanders. I somehow doubt that the Perrin-Elayne bloc that controls Andor, Cairhien, and Ghealdan will pick her side over Rand's. Nynaeve and Cadsuane, the two most powerful Aes Sedai in the world, are on Rand's side. When Mat and Moiraine make it to the meeting they will most likely follow Rand, giving him three ta'veren at the same table and a living legend.

Honestly, her only hope is that Tuon comes along and saves her from falling off the cliff.
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