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What's good about Rand's genetics is that he has Aiel blood from both of his parents.
How is Tigraine's blood Aiel?
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The Andoran Royal line is descended from Rhea.
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The Andoran Royal line is descended from Rhea.
Thanks for the insight. Where can I read more on this? Do you have any reference for me?
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Interview: Apr 23rd, 2010
JordanCon 2010 Q&A Report - Terez (Paraphrased)
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When I was in line, I asked Brandon and Harriet (mostly Harriet, since she was signing my books) if the Andoran royal line is descended from Rand's Aiel line (see this post).
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I got a lovely smile from Harriet that told me she was pleased that someone had finally figured that out, and she said that she believes I am exactly right about that. She was a little sketchy on the details, though, and so was Brandon, so Brandon said it was essentially a MAFO. So I talked to Maria after that session, and she was taking a break so I didn't want to ask her about it just then, so I asked her if I could message her about it, and the other MAFO we got today, and she said yes, so I will hopefully be hearing more about that soon. Brandon asked me not to put that one in the interview database until I hear from Maria about it.
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And thank Terez, not me. She's the one who asked.
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What's good about Rand's genetics is that he has Aiel blood from both of his parents.
That would make him NOT-Unique among clan chiefs. What makes Rand unique among clan chiefs is that he is NOT pure-bred Aeil. Tigraine's inheritance from Rhea was probably as dilute as "inheritance" can be

Of course, descent from Rhea might be the marker the ter'angreal looked for to mark the Car'a'carn.


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Oh, all I was trying to point of was that unknowingly to even himself is that he is part Aiel on both sides. Barthanes even comments on the Andoran Royal line looking almost Aiel, and then Rand of course says he is not Aiel, and not of the Royal line either.
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Thanks, Frenchie and Terez, for that. It is definitely an eye-opener; and would alter the view of quite a few things in the books. Nice!
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