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Interviews: ACOS Signing Report - Lara Beaton

Summary:

Entries

13

Date

Aug 23rd, 1996

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Vancouver, BC

TourCon

A Crown of Swords Book Tour

Reporter

Lara Beaton

Links

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  • 1

    Lara Beaton

    Rob Watson, Greebs and I went to the Jordan signing yesterday. After badgering him with tons of questions, we got the following information:
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    Robert Jordan

    Randland size: Randland is approximately 4500 miles across. Seanchan is as big as Randland, the Aiel Waste, and Shara all put together (a single empire the size of North and South America).

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    Robert Jordan

    How Verin could determine the Ogier had no mind inside a stedding: We're going to find out something in the next few books about people without souls and characteristics of them. (He started out saying that we're going to find out something significant about Verin, then stopped.)

    Footnote

    RJ worked in an explanation in the next book, TPOD5, when Perrin wakes in Berelain's tent. Berelain tells him: "[Annoura] said you almost felt like someone who had lost his soul, cold no matter how many blankets were piled on you. I felt it, as well, when I touched you."

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    Robert Jordan

    Ogier: Were not genetically engineered (blew Greebs' looney Longing-taint theory away).

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    Robert Jordan

    Slayer: Can't channel (blew my looney Moridin theory away). He has certain "gifts" granted to him by the Dark One, but can't channel either the One Power or the True Power. Cross Slayer off the list of possible Moridin candidates. (Damn, there goes my section of the FAQ :-( )

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    Robert Jordan

    Everyone in Shadar Logoth killed each other (blows away the 'Mashadar is the souls of the people of Shadar Logoth' theory).

    Mashadar occurred after everyone in Shadar Logoth was dead.

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    Robert Jordan

    Machin Shin eats the souls and memories of the people it catches.

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    Robert Jordan

    He wouldn't answer the question about the Nine Horse Hitch. (Said he'd have to marry me if he told me. I'm kinda disappointed we didn't get a RAFO.) We figure it's his version of "figs and mice".

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    Robert Jordan

    Ishamael/Moridin/Shaidar Haran—RAFO.

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    Robert Jordan

    Ageless look and Oath RodóRAFO. (I thought Greebs was going to explode when he didn't answer that one directly.)

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    Robert Jordan

    Bela is the Neigh'blis.

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    Robert Jordan

    The next book isn't going to come out until 1998 because RJ is "a sadistic SOB" (his words, not mine).

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    Lara Beaton

    Greebs and I came up with a few more questions to ask at the signing in Victoria on Sunday, so he'll be posting some more findings soon.

    Stuff I found out after the signingó

    Greebs likes girly drinks.

    I can't play pool to save my life.

    Lara Beaton