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Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Rhed al'Tere, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    I found myself vaguely disappointed in some of the entries on Age of Legends items. I was in Chapter 6 (I think) of Lord of Chaos, which is all Forsaken all the time, and I looked up some things that were mentioned. The info was basically what was in the book.

    For example, there was a type of pin that Sammael (I think...could have been Demandred) thought about. I looked it up, and it was something like, "a type of pin from the Age of Legends that had to be set very carefully." Set for what?? Why? Was it life or death??

    I may dive into it deeper this weekend, and use the Companion to complement my re-read.
     
  2. Bao the Wyld

    Bao the Wyld Chosen Gaidin

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    I heard my name...

    That is one monstrous encyclopedia.
     
  3. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Did we know that Byar was Compulsed by Graendal? If so, that was one hint that eluded me :look

    But then, information! WHEN was he compelled? Only when they met in book 11, or before that? All the way back in book 1? Somewhere in between?
     
  4. Imzadi Hopewind

    Imzadi Hopewind Aes Sedai

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    Wasn't it when he was treated by killing one by one of his family? Or?
     
  5. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    No, that was Jaichim Carridin :look He was actually a Darkfriend, which Byar wasn't :look
     
  6. Ajailyn Morrivinna

    Ajailyn Morrivinna Aes Sedai

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    Ok I read and reread the parts about power levels of channelers and I still don't fully get how Egwene has her number than a +5 after it.. I know on some of the older Aes Sedai (or I had gathered from another discussion) that the +# after the Aes Sedai's power listing was before Egwene, Nynaeve and Aviendha came about.. Someone please help me better understand the numbers behind Egwene's and Nynaeve power levels..
     
  7. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    That means it's 5 ranks higher than existed on the scale before, I think.
     
  8. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    They needed a new strength system after Egwene, Nynaeve and Elayne (and Aviendha and the-former-damane-who's-name-I've-temporarily-forgotten) came along, because they were so much stronger than everyone else. So the numbers in paranthesis is the new system, where more people are at the same number, and generally a higher one.

    Now, the men's system, I don't understand at all :look
     
  9. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    I was happy to see it confirmed that the Ogier are alien.

    Also, torm and the other weird animals that Seanchan have are from a parallel world. I thought there may have been a different branch of evolution on the Seanchan continent, like Australia, that led to torm and raken. I wonder if s'redit are from parallel world(s), or if they evolved naturally on Seanchan?


    Also, the Red Ajah has a plan for taking over the White Tower. It's not said if it's ever been used, just that it's secret and not all Reds know about it. Other ajahs have a plan as well.
     
  10. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Apparently it's existed since the NS graphic novel, but I was excited to discover the script for the Old Tongue.
     
  11. Ryu Shadowborn

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    I thought they were all shadow spawn that were tamed when Seanchan cleared its "blight"
     
  12. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Cadsuane is a badass. :swordy

    Her entry describes the charms in her hair, and what they do, and one of them allows her to know there's a man who can channel within 30 or 40 feet of her. Which could be how she brought 20+ men to the Tower for gentling.

    Men who, by the way, survived much longer after gentling than most. Something that Cadsuane did made the men live longer than other gentled men.
     
  13. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    Hers was one of my fav entries so far!

    (Are you going alphabetically coz I think we must be around the same point in the read then?)
     
  14. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Nope. I'm just looking stuff up as it comes up in the reading or in discussion. (I was talking to someone about Cadsuane's entry Sunday night, and just got around to looking at it.) I have too much other reading to do to read it straight through. :lol
     
  15. Kaldam Luciere

    Kaldam Luciere Watson Gaidin Gaidin

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    I've so far been very surprised at the power rankings and scalings.

    I was very surprised that Rahvin was ranked on equal terms with Rand/Lews and Ishamael. At no point is that ever alluded to. I was certain Demandred and at least Aginor were superior to Rahvin in terms of ability
     
  16. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    I just love some of the phrasing used and how it would never have been used that way in the series "pull him out of his funk" "on the lam" "adventures were her bag" "roundheels".
     
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  17. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    Ditto. Well, at least Demandred. Aginor I never thought of as being particularly strong in comparison to the other Forsaken, more just very clever/crafty and willing to do crazy experiments. I'd have put Rahvin below Sammael, who is below Demandred, who is below Ishamael, from what I'd picked up in the books anyway.

    I suppose it makes Rand's besting of Rahvin at a relatively early point in his "career" to a bit more impressive :look
     
  18. Leo Kian

    Leo Kian Aes Sedai Mayor Forum Moderator

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    I love the entry on Serielle Bagand. I'd have loved to have seen her in the series.
     
  19. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    I am, and always have been, a geographic and political nerd. I adore the new info about the different countries. Altara has been my favorite so far.
     
  20. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I have just noticed that the Altaran border is actually going pretty far north :look If you study the map (yes, I am a map geek :geek) you see that Altara is actually between Ghealdan and Murandy almost all the way up to Emonds Field :look