Crafting the Blade

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Aleita Taviah, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Aleita Taviah

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    WoT on Prime posted this a few hours ago. It's our first look at the blade through its creation :sword

    Crafting the Blade!

    So what do you think?!
     
  2. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    I may have squeaked out loud and I definitely did not tear up :rolleyes
     
  3. Elyss Koh'inor

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    It's sooo gorgeous!
     
  4. Ilverin Matriam

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    It does indeed look like how I imagined! :D
     
  5. Dar'Jen Ab Owain

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    Enjoyed watching. Definitely helped boost my anticipation. Ready for more.
     
  6. Aintza Bisera

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    Sooooo cool. And yep fits my imagination beautifully.
     
  7. Melorea al'Taehor

    Melorea al'Taehor Novice

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    I had imagined the heron was located on the hilt, because of the palm branded herons later on.

    This is beautiful though, can't wait to see more.
     
  8. Linkelivar Miou'Mai

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    I agree about the herons, they should be on the hilt. We'll just have to wait and see how twice and twice he shall be marked
     
  9. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Game Master

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    If he grabs the blade maybe? it doesn't look sharpened where the heron is, maybe it's part of a form to hold it?
     
  10. Linkelivar Miou'Mai

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    That's a good point. I know that
    Zweihänders (aka two handed swords)
    are wielded in part by grasping the unsharpend portion of the blade down by the quillon (cross guards), so it is possible.
     
  11. Elania al'Manir

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    Honestly, they might go with a different way to "mark" him altogether. They might choose to prioritize filming time by removing hand makeup/prosthetics that will often be hidden and could be easily messed up and smudged.
     
  12. Linkelivar Miou'Mai

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    I'm sure they will, the "marks" can always be reapplied whenever they have to show them for a particular shot and "hidden any other time.
     
  13. Ryu Shadowborn

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    There are Herons on the Hilt and the blade. When Rand meets Morgaise in Book 1 Garath grabs the hilt and feels the heron on the hilt to discover it under the cawcade.

    Hopefully this is a V1 because not having a Heron on the Hilt will cause some plot issues, the biggest of which are the aformentioned "Twice and Twice shall he be marked"
     
  14. Venric Methalion

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    This would be my guess. Makes more sense in a visual medium to apply marks that will be seen more easily and frequently by the viewers, and less of a pain as a practical effect. If they didn't have the hand brands applied constantly someone would probably throw a fit over a quick shot of an unbranded palm.

    Streamlining the prophecy also feels likely, there's plenty of ways they could tailor it and keep it elaborate and misleading without having things that are a lot of effort for minimal gain.

    To me the more relevant use of the herons is for the blademaster distinction, since that's something so prevalent in that world and frequently used to subvert characters' expectations.