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Your search for the tag 'accepted test' yielded 9 results

  • 1

    Interview: 2010

    Simone Coombes (20 July 2010)

    Is it significant that Nynaeve (in The Great Hunt) channels during the test for Accepted and does not burn out?

    Brandon Sanderson (21 July 2010)



  • 2

    Interview: Jun 26th, 1996

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Searles O'Dubhain

    The initiation rituals for raising an Accepted to Aes Sedai seem to be based upon some sort of real-life ceremonies. Where did you get the idea for the three passes through the ter'angreal?

    Robert Jordan

    Trinities and threes and multiples of three or seven turn up again and again in mythologies and legends throughout the world and in ceremonies throughout the world. That part is hardly original. It's something that speaks to us on some deeper level. It's so prevalent, it must. It's all pervasive.


    The 'three passes through the ter'angreal' corresponds to the way in which a novice is raised to Accepted, not how an Accepted is raised Aes Sedai.


  • 3

    Interview: Mar, 2000

    Paul Ward

    Possible question: What's up with the Accepted test ter'angreal?

    Robert Jordan

    Anyone being tested is merely a visitor, or rider, on whoever she is in [another reality.]

    Paul Ward

    Therefore, though Sharina may be a real person, it doesn't mean anything in terms of her future advising to the Malkier throne.


    The full text of the response from RJ was provided in a later post:

    Robert Jordan

    The places that novices visit while testing for Accepted are other realities, but it's not quite that simple. Anyone being tested is merely a visitor, or rider, on whoever she is in that world. Some of those who have not come back have died, and some have become absorbed in the different reality, but that is not to say that they are still alive in any sense that we would recognize. You really don't want to stay in the other reality, no matter how terrific it might seem.

    [Verbatim. Everything he said about the Accepted test ter'angreal.]


  • 4

    Interview: 2003

    Orbit Interview (Verbatim)

    Orbit Books

    Is this novel going to be a chance for new readers to sample the wonders of the Wheel of Time, or does the reader need some knowledge of the world already?

    Robert Jordan

    I wrote New Spring to be accessible to people with no knowledge of the world at all. Of course, people who do know the world will spot some things that others won't, and perhaps get a few answers to some of their questions. And they will get to see something that I have been asked about fairly often, the test for Aes Sedai.


  • 5

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005


    During the raising tests for Accepted and Aes Sedai, are the ladies taking the tests actually inside of the World of Dreams?

    Robert Jordan

    No the...well, I am not going to say where they are for the tests for Accepted, that might be a RAFO, probably not, but it might be.

    For the test for Aes Sedai, they are in effect inside what you might call an uber-virtual reality device where what happens is entirely controlled in this case by the sisters controlling the device, but it is a virtual reality that is so terrific that it is reality for you. You die, you are dead. No game over, start again. You are dead.


  • 6

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005


    Will we ever find out what happened when Elayne went through the arches?

    Robert Jordan

    Probably not—maybe, but probably not.


  • 7

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    Someone asked about using the Oath Rod or the Three Arches for Accepted testing in Tel'aran'rhiod, and RJ said that they would not work the same way.


  • 8

    Interview: Jan 9th, 2013


    We know the Aes Sedai don't use a lot of the ter'angreal they have in their possession in the manner in which they are meant to be used. Specifically, what are the correct uses for the ter'angreal used to raise a novice to Accepted and an Accepted to Aes Sedai?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I have no idea.