Nynaeve and Moghedien, TSR

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Juliya Karisu, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Accepted Forum Moderator

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    Just finished The Shadow Rising, book 4!! And the fight between Nyneave and Moghedien is the best!!!

    Seriously I love Nynaeve, she's one of my favourite characters, and reading this part was making me scream (internally).

    But my question is - Nynaeve was holding onto the True Source while looking at the male a'dam. And Moghedien came in, disguised, and Nynaeve knew it was her, but Moghedien didn't sense Nynaeve at all?? Am I missing something here?
     
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    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    It's possible Moghedien did sense Nynaeve but was waiting to embrace the Source so she didn't give herself away. As soon as Nynaeve attacks her she knows she's been made and immediately drops the pretense of hiding and goes into full fighting mode. That's my guess, anyway.
     
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    That was my take on it too. I had thought Moghedien didn't think Nynaeve knew it was her and kept up the act.
     
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    I didn't even know Nynaeve took hold of the True Source ever in the entire series... yikes, I really need to do my reread soon. It has been far too many years.
     
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    If you forgot Nynaeve could channel, then please do a re-read! :rofl
     
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    I knew she could channel the One Power, but I just don't remember her using the True Source (which is not the One Power correct?) the True Source is different than the One Power and undetectable/more powerful.

    Wait what am I thinking of? There is Male half of the Source, Female half of the Source, and then there is a third the True Source... or am I remembering wrong? Juliya's topic says Nyaneve was holding on to the True Source... agh I am confused. Oh well my reread begins soon anyway :p
     
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    The True source is the name of the One Power...

    The True Power is the name of the source right from the Dark One...

    It is confusing.
     
  8. Elania al'Manir

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    The terminology is confusing, my first thoughts were of the True Power instead as well.
     
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    It may be because I've been roleplaying WoT for a long time, but I understood it as the Source when I first read it.

    I don't think I've ever rped a character that could use the True Power, and I often forget about it. :look
     
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    Ah thanks for the clarification, I probably would have remembered but its been like 8 years for me.
     
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    My plan is to finally finish my re-read after I finish re-reading Harry Potter. I think I left off around book 9, and I have most of the last five in hardcover since I recently found them at a flea market.
     
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    Moghedien was just generally sneaky and liked to avoid confrontation, unless she was 100% sure of victory
     
  13. Juliya Karisu

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    Yeah, I've been in the head of Egwene and Nynaeve a lot lately so said "True Source" instead of One Power, who knows why.