The "Wheel of Time" series is one of the most popular fantasy series today, started by Robert Jordan and completed from Jordan's notes by Brandon Sanderson.

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“Wheel of Time”, Perrin's PLOD

I just came across this term, what does Perrin's PLOD mean? I'm guessing it's during the time he was single-mindedly tring to rescure Faile. But I'm still curious what the PLOD stands for.
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Mythological basis for WoT main characters?

I was thinking the other day about how Mat echoes elements of Norse mythology such as Loki (trickster) and Odin (hanging). Rand represents messianic religious figures, most obviously from ...
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How to pronounce Corlan Dashiva?

Corlan Dashiva is an Asha'man at the Black Tower who is chosen to accompany Rand after the Battle of Dumai's Wells, I could never work out how to pronounce the name Dashiva. The detailed glossaries ...
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Is Rand al'Thor ginger?

A recent question featuring drawings of Wheel of Time characters got me thinking about this. My understanding is that, in The Eye of the World, Rand al'Thor's hair is described as having a reddish ...
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Who are all these Wheel of Time characters?

Earlier today I was shown the following picture in chat, some fan art of various Wheel of Time characters: Some of them, of course, are easy to identify: Rand, Mat, Tuon, Thom Merrilin, and Elayne ...
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How tall are the main characters in Wheel of Time?

We know Rand is particularly tall (due to his Aiel heritage), I think Mat is also taller than average, Nynaeve is small even for a woman, and so on. But are these facts ever quantified with any sort ...
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Were saidar and saidin influenced by the sides of the Force?

The concepts are pretty similar: two sides of a fantastical power, one side sweet, yummy, and light, used by embracing it, used by a bunch of emotionless, calm, awesome robots people (Jedi/Aes Sedai); ...
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What was the availability of silk in the Waste among the Aiel?

In The Shadow Rising, Mat notes that Laces and velvets vanished as soon as they were brought out, for astonishing quantities of silver and gold, and ribbons for not much less, but the finest silks ...
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Were the Heroes of the Horn reborn before their “famous” lives?

The souls of the Heroes of the Horn are reborn throughout history, and I was wondering if they have always been reborn. Was Birgitte's first life the one where she actually was Birgitte Silverbow and ...
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Is Rand al'Thor one of the Heroes of the Horn?

When the Heroes answer the call of the Horn at the end of the The Great Hunt, Artur Hawkwing makes the following remark to Rand during their pre-battle meet-and-greet: “It takes more than bravery ...
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How many ter'angreal did the Black Ajah steal?

In The Shadow Rising we have this quote from Egwene: Two recovered meant that eleven still with the Black Ajah (pg 198 kindle) They have recovered two of the ter'angreal the Black Ajah had ...
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Is the Wheel of Time a sentient being?

In the series, the Wheel of Time is not the god figure, that is the Creator. It sounds like it is just a giant cosmic Wheel put in place by the Creator in its wiki article, but the common saying, ...
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Would balefire obey gravity?

In addition to the other logistical balefire questions, I was wondering if balefire obeys the laws of gravity. It is described as a bar of liquid fire, but I always thought of it as more like a ...
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Is the Well of Ascension based on the Eye of the World?

The Eye of the World, from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, and the Well of Ascension, from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, seem to be far too similar for coincidence. Here follows a lot of ...
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What if two people balefire each other at the same time?

It is a dark and stormy night. A howling wind stirs up, gathering dust. Two channelers stand, seperated by ten yards of dust, and each one shoots balefire at the other one. The balefires hit the ...
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When is the first instance of Rand hearing voices in his head?

When is the first time Rand hears, and talks with the voices in his head (that may be from the madness). It gets quite apparent in later books, but can we determine the first instance, or instances of ...
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What were Elayne's babies named?

Has Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson ever said anything (or anything else in canon; I don't remember anything from the books) regarding the names of Elayne's babies? Can I name one if not?
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Why does Min see Rand holding Callandor with an onyx hand?

Min sees Rand holding Callandor with an onyx hand in book 13, and may have before that. A glowing sword, Callandor, being gripped in a black hand. She gasped. “What did you see?” Rand asked ...
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Why does Mat's medallion hurt the gholam?

In the Wheel of Time series, at one point we see Mat get in a fight with a gholam, and he hits the gholam with his Foxhead (One Power Canceling) medallion. When he hits the gholam, it is burned. Do ...
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Do people who have Foretellings have to scream about them?

Related:What caused Gitara's death after she Foretold Rand's birth? (this also has a convenient quote you can use for this question) We haven't witnessed many foretelling, but in at least ...
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What caused Gitara's death after she Foretold Rand's birth?

In New Spring, we see a passage where Gitara Foretells Rand being born on the slopes of Dragonmount. Then, she immediately dies: "He is born again!" Gitara cried. "I feel him! The Dragon takes ...
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Can men who can channel sense other men who can channel?

We know from countless places in the Wheel of Time that women who can channel can sense the ability to channel in other women. But is this also true of men? I assumed that it was, but they have a ...
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What were the estimated sizes of the forces in Tarmon Gai'dan?

During the Last Battle, we see sizable armies from a variety of sources. What are the estimated sizes of these forces? A breakdown by individual groups would be ideal.
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Is Olver actually Gaidal Cain?

In the Wheel of Time series, especially the last few books we hear a lot about the relationship between Birgitte and Gaidal Cain. We also know very little about Olver other than that his family are ...
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Do we know who is THE VOICE in Rand's head in the Eye of the World?

In The Eye of the World there is a passage that has long stirred up theories and controversy among Wheel of Time fans. A voice reverberates inside Rand's head, speaking in distinctive italicized all ...
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What was promised to Darkfriends?

It is said that Friends of the Dark were promised power and immortality, but near the end when the Dark One touched the world, everything withered and died (even food went foul). And he had just ...
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Did Elayne ever test for the shawl?

Do we ever find out if Elayne takes the test to become a full Aes Sedia? We know that she was raised by Egwene, and that Nynaeve was also, but that Nynaeve took the test for it to be official. Do we ...
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How do you interpret the strength ratings in the Wheel of Time Companion?

In the Wheel of Time Companion it lists the relative power levels of most channelers. The power system for females is listed as being originally 1-60, with 1 being the strongest. Then, after the Two ...
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Is 'kaf' coffee?

In the Wheel of Time series, the Seanchan are invaders from across the great western ocean, descended from settlers originating in the main continent, speaking with drawling accents - in other words, ...
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Did this character really die in A Memory of Light?

In the last book of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, we see that But is she really dead?
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Who are the Whitecloaks and whose side are they on?

I'm currently reading book 4 in the Wheel of Time series and while most forces can easily be seen as either Good or Evil, there is one faction that I don't quite understand, namely the Whitecloaks. ...
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Can an Aes Sedai bound to the three oaths use sarcasm?

All Aes Sedai are bound by a ter'angreal called the Oath Rod and then sworn to obey the following Three Oaths: To speak no word that is not true. To make no weapon with which one man may ...
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What does this ter'angreal do?

In Wheel of Time book 8, The Path of Daggers, Elayne is investigating the ter'angreal found in Ebou Dar when: And then there was the crimson rod that felt hot. Hot, in a way. Sitting on the ...
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Are the angreal / sa'angreal / ter'angreal specific to saidar or saidin?

In The Shadow Rising, Moiraine warns Rand that a male Forsaken may try to use the Callandor (a sa'angreal) to which he replies that he has set a trap for anyone who tries to pull it out of the stone. ...
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Why did Moiraine know for certain Thom was not dead?

I'm rereading (or rather, listening to audiobook versions of) the Wheel of Time series. When Thom told Rand and Mat to run away from the Fade in Whitebridge, Rand was certain Thom would be dead. ...
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Which person does King Roedran of Murandy resemble?

According to the below quote, Ashaman and Rand think King Roedran of Murandy resembles someone. Who is this person? King Roedran of Murandy was one of the last to enter the tent, and Egwene ...
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Why didn't Rand require fealty from the Ashaman?

Since the Wells, dozen of Aes Sedai had swore fealty to him. The Black Tower was supposed to be his weapon and they were getting more and more dangerous by day. The attack on the Sun Palace certainly ...
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Reborn in the pattern and memory limitations

This question comes from an answer I got from Erik at this question. So based on that answer everybody is reborn in the pattern. Even if you were destroyed with balefire?! My question is, will ...
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Does Rand actually hear voices in his head, or is he just crazy?

As far as I remember, from around the forth book in Wheel of Time, Rand begins to hear and have conversations with a voice in his head that he believes to be that of Lews Therin Telamon -- the Dragon. ...
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Suicide by balefire

In the Wheel of Time series, is it possible to commit suicide by balefire, or would the time-erasing properties of balefire undo your suicide, leaving you alive?
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Balefire Suicide? [duplicate]

So, I am at the end of the last book So, why doesn't he just use balefire on himself? Wouldn't this have the same end result? Is it possible?
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Who is the oldest living non-Forsaken channeler in The Wheel of Time?

In the Wheel of Time series, those with access to the One Power have extended longevity. At (roughly) 300 years old, Cadsuane Melaidhrin is believed to be the oldest living Aes Sedai during the ...
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How many gholam appeared in Wheel of Time?

In the Wheel of Time series, the first sight we get of a gholam is (I think) when one squeezes under Herid Fel's door to murder him at the end of Lord of Chaos. This is in Cairhien. Later on, Mat ...
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Could any of the “Chosen” have ever turned back to the Light?

I know that the Forsaken helped Rand, for their own gain or to harm rivals. But did any ever come back from being Chosen? Could they? Asmodean is the closest thing that comes to mind, but he was still ...
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Horn of Valere - why are people still searching?

I'm currently on book 6 of the Wheel of Time books. At this point, people all over the world are still actively searching for the Horn of Valere, even though we know it has already been blown by Mat ...
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How did Moiraine learn Sammael rules Illian?

In The Dragon Reborn, chapter 43, Moiraine announces that she has discovered the Chosen Sammael rules in Illian. But how does she learn this? The Chosen are, largely, characters of legend at this ...
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Fully Healing after being Stilled/Gentled

So when someone who has been stilled/gentled is healed by someone of the same gender, they are only healed to 1/3rd of their original power. If, after being healed to 1/3rd of their original power, ...
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Was the Great Pattern concept borrowed?

I already know that the Wheel of Time idea originates in real-world concept, Kalachakra (the author admitted it). But what about the Pattern - as a textile metaphor for fate, space, time and universe ...
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Is there an official wheel of time TV show?

Has there been any wheel of time movie or tv show been created to date? If created was the show officially sanctioned by the jordan estate.
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In the Wheel of Time series, what is a dragon?

We know Lews Therin Telamon is called the Dragon in the series, but what does that mean to the people of the world? As far as I remember in the books, there are no monsters known as dragons. There ...