Rand's (Last) Sword

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Dovienya el'Korim, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Dovienya el'Korim

    Dovienya el'Korim Mistress of Slacking Aes Sedai

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    Ok, I've been doing a re-read, and I'm on the last book. I haven't read the companion yet. However, in the last few books, Rand keeps referencing a sword. I believe he got it when he took Arad Domon. He describes it as ancient, something he recognizes, but it wasn't Lew Therin's. In the last book, he gives it to Tam and says it belonged to "a kindred spirt".

    Who's sword was this?!? It's driving me crazy. I can only think it belonged to Hawkwing, or maybe one of the previous False Dragons. Can anyone shed any light on this?
     
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    Kitan Tataru Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Maybe it belonged to a Hero of the Horn?
     
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    Dovienya el'Korim Mistress of Slacking Aes Sedai

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    That's why I was thinking Artur Hawkwing, but was he a "kindred spirit?"
     
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    This is what I was able to find from a brief search, so it might not be 100% correct. Also it's not subtle if you were hoping to piece together the mystery.

    The sword is indeed Hawkwing's sword Justice.

    I believe the line about the kindred spirit is a meta/out of book reference to the fact that it is the sword that Brandon Sanderson received from RJ.
     
  5. Dovienya el'Korim

    Dovienya el'Korim Mistress of Slacking Aes Sedai

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    Well, that would explain the two conflicting pieces of the puzzle! Thanks.
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Yes, it is Hawkwings sword. Rand notes that he remembers it from his own memory, not Lews Therins. Probably from Falme, when the Horn was blown.
    I am fairly sure that I have read somewhere that that sword was just a small throw-in from Sanderson, his little mark on the series. That can explain the lack of explanation in the book, and that it wasn't made a big deal of.
     
  7. Ryu Shadowborn

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    It is strange that it is Hawkwing's sword though, Justice is supposed to be a two handed broad sword..something Rand really wouldn't be able to wear at his hip.