Okay. This has been bothering me since I finished AMoL. Maybe I read it wrong or missed something? Spoiler When I was reading through later books in WoT, I had just assumed that there would be at least 13-14 male and 13-14 female channelers supporting Rand at Shayol Ghul, not just 2 (!) . How could Rand pull off 'defeating' the Dark One with just the assistance of Nyneave and Moiraine? In the World of Wheel of Time book, it says that Lews brought the 100 strongest male channelers at that time with him to the Bore (that weren't Forsaken). Since Rand has about as much strength in saidin as Lews, was the Dark One just much weaker by this time? Did Rand have an extra edge that his time spent herding sheep gave him? How in the world was that successful?