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  • 1

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 2 Question

    Is the mark that Alviarin received from Shaidar Haran the same as that the Forsaken received from the Dark One? If so, is she now a Forsaken, or some sort of lesser Chosen?

    Robert Jordan

    The mark that Alviarin received from Shaidar Haran was not the same as that given to the Forsaken, though it shares one function: Shadowspawn will recognize her as belonging to the Dark One. They will not obey her as they will the Forsaken, however, but she doesn't have to worry about one trying to kill her, either. She is not any sort of lesser Chosen. You might think of it more like the tattoo some people get put inside the ear of their dog, an identification so others will know who the dog belongs to as soon as they see it.


  • 2

    Interview: Nov 16th, 2009


    You mentioned that Shaidar Haran has quite a few limitations on his power. Can you give us a few concrete examples of these limitations?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shaidar Haran needs a minion to most of his work for him. Elza was essential to Shaidar Haran in getting things done.

    This led to lots of discussion about swearing to the Shadow—basically, it's a very bad idea and you forfeit some very basic protections when you do. Shaidar Haran has special power over those that swear to the Dark One, and the Forsaken in particular.

    I asked about Alvairin's special mark, and he said Shaidar Haran has similar power over her. The implication is that there are lots of ramifications for swearing to the Dark One. Brandon mentioned that this makes Verin all the more remarkable.


  • 3

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez (herid)

    Did Alviarin kill Carlinya?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím answering too many of these; Iím going to RAFO that one.


    This question was asked in reference to the question of why Min's raven tattoo viewing of Carlinya seemed to have been unfulfilled when she died. Alviarin's mark might have explained it; however Maria said it just meant she would be killed by the Black Ajah.


  • 4

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez (Callandor)

    Who killed Sahra Covenry?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Bob Kluttz made a guess at this on the Encyclopaedia [The Shadow Rising 17] and he was correct. [Bob noted that the most popular choice was Alviarin.]