Questions tagged [the-wheel-of-time]

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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What did the Dark Prophecy in Towers of Midnight mean?

Warning: Spoilers for A Memory of Light under spoiler text. The Dark Prophecy that Moridin shows to Graendal in Towers of Midnight was: Lo, it shall come upon the world that the prison of the ...
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How can Thom observe the battle on the valley from the top of Shayol Ghul synchronously?

We know that the nearer you are to Shayol Ghul, the slower the time flows, especially at the last war while Rand is in the cave, struggling with Dark One. The time's speed is largely different ...
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Was Couladin a Darkfriend or just nuts?

When Rand undertook his journey to become Car'a'carn, his chief rival was Couladin, an Aiel warrior who declared himself to be clan chief of the Shaido Aiel. Couladin hated Rand from the instant he ...
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Who ordered the gates to be shut in Fal Dara?

When Rand learns that the Amyrylin had arrived he immediately packs his bags and attempts to leave because of Lan's advice. However, he is unable to do so because the Gateguards and Stable has been ...
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Significance of Polygamy?

In the Wheel Of Time series, polygamy is significant not only to the main character's story arc, but also an entire culture (the Aiel). What is its significance? My girlfriend is convinced that it'...
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Were Omens Known Before Hawkwings Sons Set Sail?

In the Wheel of Time series, the Seanchan are great believers in omens. Our Andoran friends believe it is all superstitious nonsense, quite similar to how the Seanchan view tales of trollocs and other ...
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What was the Tinker's message to the Dragon Reborn?

In Book 6 of the Wheel of Time, "The Lord of Chaos", the Band of the Red Hand came across a massacred caravan of Tinkers. One of the victims had scrawled a message: Fire had taken most of the wagon ...
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Is there any significance of the Star of David during Nynaeve's test?

In Towers of Midnight, Nynaeve finally takes her Aes Sedai test. One of the triggers in the test is "two triangles overlapped", which is like the Star of David. Is there any significance to this ...
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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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What does the banner of Ba'alzamon look like?

In The Eye of the World, the first novel in The Wheel of Time saga, Robert Jordan, the author wrote: at night their cookfires outnumbered the stars and dawn revealed the banner of Ba'alzamon at their ...
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What does the moment of severing feel like?

We have descriptions of what it feels like once a person has been severed or burned out, but do we have descriptions of what the act of severing feels like when it occurs? We know that a person ...
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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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Is it possible to fit “The Fire Within The Ways” within the canon timeline?

Brandon Sanderson has made it quite clear that The Fire Within The Ways, a "deleted scene" from A Memory of Light which was recently published in the Unfettered III anthology, is not canon. However, ...
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What happened to the rest of the world during the Breaking?

Every Wheel of Time map I have seen shows 2 main continents and a landmass called the Land of Madmen. However this surely can't constitute the entirety of the world. What happened to the rest of the ...
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New Spring: How were these characters' deaths explained?

At the end of New Spring we learn that several people die, and In addition Moiraine is said to have My question is: How were the deaths of these high-profile people explained? Any canon answers (...
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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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Do Gelb and Bartim eventually denounce Rand as a Darkfriend?

Halfway through The Eye of the World, the first novel in the Wheel of Time saga, Rand's little troupe find themselves in Whitebridge and Rand just stood tall enough to see over the wall, then ducked ...
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What role does the following play in the Wheel of Time 'universe'?

At some point in the Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time cycle, Rand al'Thor says: Strange oval stones made the fireplace, they just looked liked stones, wet-slick despite the heat,...
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Is this incident in the Eye of the World modelled on the Nakba?

In the Eye of the World, the first novel in The Wheel of Time saga, Robert Jordan, the author wrote: Moiraine told them ... "But some did not flee. First in a trickle, then a river, then a flood,...