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Here's the trailer! What do we think?
 

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/deep breath

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Dude, that Aiel fighting the Illian soldier was awesome! And yay Loial! And the poor Tinker. And I want to jump through the screen and strangle that Whitecloak!
 

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A couple of extremely disjointed thoughts:

The Oath Rod is SO pretty!

Looks like the show Whitecloaks are somehow even worse than the book Whitecloaks?

Most importantly: IS THAT THE BLOOD SNOW?? TWITTER SEEMS TO THINK IT'S THE BLOOD SNOW AND I AM ALL-CAPS EXCITED
 

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Not the best screengrab but this is DEFINITELY an Aiel
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*internal fangirl screaming*
 

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Going frame by frame, the scene with Nynaeve throwing her braid behind her, looks like there’s weaves of the One Power around her arm!!!! Very faint. Could be a subtle nod?
 

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Here's the non-360 version:
 

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Is that Thom Merrilin near the beginning? Ooh he's going to be a SNACK, isn't he?

Get it, Moiraine!

I'm SO sad about Mat's recasting. Every time Barney says "You've fully lost your mind" I've involuntarily burst into a smile, and I've watched the trailer four times now.
 
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I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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There is a full breakdown of the trailer by showrunner Rafe Judkins here:
I haven't even finished watching it (I'm about six minutes in), but he's mentioned the importance of braid tugging (lol) AND confirmed that one of the cities shown is Fal Dara!
 

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:yes:omg:ha:yay

Ok, thoughts:
Who the heck are burning at the stake? It wasn't Egwene, or I would suspect they would hype up the danger of her and Perrin being captured. Maybe it is just from a clip where they explain what Whitecloaks do?

Is Moiraine going to be part of the group that captures Logain? Very interested to see what they do with his story...

Why is Lan all in white? Is that from the Aiel war maybe? Neither actor is easy to show as younger people I think...

:omg:yes
 

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That certainly looks like a Yellow sister being burned at the stake, especially as Valda puts another Aes Sedai ring onto a whole chain of Aes Sedai rings right after. I don't really know how they're able to do that, but let's hope there's a good explanation!

Also, from the breakdown with Rafe Judkins, it appears that they're calling it "the corruption" in the show instead of "the taint", which...okay, yes, I see why they're doing that, lol
 
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:yayThis is awesome. I want more.
 

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Aiel in the snow? Definitely the Aiel War.
 
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Per Rafe, they're calling it "the corruption" rather than "the taint" ... probably a good choice. :laugh:
 

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Agreed. :laugh:
 
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I've seen people elsewhere referring to understanding why they're not using "the taint" as a term, too. Can anyone explain that to me? Is taint a common slang for something else these days?

On the trailer, I found it curious that in the oaths they don't have Moiraine specifying "except against Shadowspawn." I'm a little worried non-readers may interpret the trailer as showing Moiraine "bravely" breaking her oath in pursuit of her quest when she's throwing fireballs and such. (Yes, WE know the oaths literally can't be broken, but non-readers will assume they're just normal oaths.)
 
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