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  • 1

    Interview: Jun 17th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    The story of TWoT evolved during a very long period, in part beginning in the middle of the seventies with the idea of the Breaking of the World, before he found the "final scene in the final book" and began to actually write The Eye of the World. The main impetus from the beginning was the notion of "men breaking the world" (my emphasis), and that men able to channel must be killed, controlled or stopped at all costs for 3,000 years. This led naturally to a society where women had great power and respect.

    As an example of this, he puts forth Davram Bashere's reaction to Faile being a Hunter of the Horn. His initial negative response does not come from that Faile is a girl, but that she only is 17 years old. Her gender is irrelevant to the issue.


  • 2

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2001

    Gonzo the Great

    How did Bashere approach Rand without being announced the first time?

    Robert Jordan

    Matters were a bit confused at the time. It was just coincidence.


    One down.


  • 3

    Interview: Jan 22nd, 2003

    Robert Jordan

    Also if anyone cares I asked him to describe the texture and feel of Bashere's baton of the Marshal-General. I was hoping he would say it "felt not like ivory, not like glass, but more like glass," as is the description of the known Oath Rods (note the only times we've seen it have been in Rand POVs and at first it was "what appeared to be an ivory rod", then later Rand assumes it is an ivory rod). However, I was greatly disappointed. He said, "it was smooth and heavy...ivory capped with gold." Oh well I guess Rand's later assumptions that it is just ivory are correct.


  • 4

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Ted Herman

    How did Bashere and his army manage to track Taim hundreds of miles?

    Robert Jordan

    Because a man like Mazrim Taim leaves a trail, even when he is trying to travel quietly. Traveling quietly is not in his character.


  • 5

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005


    We have seen the organizing capability of Mat and Perrin's father-in-law. And one of the most difficult things that your characters have to overcome is not knowing about what is going on. May we expect to see Mat organize an intelligence service any time soon?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and Find Out.


  • 6

    Interview: Apr, 2012


    This one I basically composed on the spot, so it got the answer it merited.


    The darkness surrounding BashereŚcan you give us any info on that? Was it caused by his past actions or by his future actions, or is it a result of someone else's actions against him?

    Brandon Sanderson

    What I can tell you is that being surrounded by darkness is rarely a good thing in the WoT world.


    Was trying to attack the Bashere = Darkfriend uncertainty, but, uh...This was in direct response to the tidbit he considered tasty mentioned earlier on.


  • 7

    Interview: May 24th, 2013

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    The idea of Compelling the Great Captains was one he and Harriet worked up. The notes apparently just stated that several of the Great Captains died and then everything was given to Mat. Since it was so vague, they had to come up with a reason for WHY the world would trust Mat like that.