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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 27th, 2009

    Matt Hatch

    Is it an assumption that we havenít seen the last of these individuals right here (I was pointing at the Seanchan assassins)?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There were five sent. We know one is dead. The other four, they may have lived or died through the assault, it was pretty chaotic, but they are expert warriors with teríangreal focused on letting them hide.


    How long does that affect last? Days?


    That effect can be stretched if they take it off, for several weeks. It is going to kill them eventually. If they are wearing it straight, itís not going to last long, a matter of days, but if they take it off they can hide for a matter of weeks. So, there are four unaccounted for, who have orders to kill as many Aes Sedai as they can.


  • 2

    Interview: Nov 15th, 2009


    Mr. Jordan stated that the Seanchan only know how to make one kind of ter'angreal. Then there are the Bloodknives' rings. Is this a departure from Jordan's notes, or a discrepancy in a past answer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Neither. The Seanchan only know how to make a'dam.


  • 3

    Interview: Nov 24th, 2012


    I was thinking about the Bloodknives' rings. What are the stones that they have? Are they Shayol Ghul rocks or something else?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *long pause* Finding Shayol Ghul rocks in Seanchan hands would be a very difficult thing.


    So that's a no.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I didn't say no. I just said it would be a very difficult thing.


  • 4

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    stagfury ()

    I'm also wondering about the several duel with Demandred. Isn't Gawyn a bit too weak in this book? From the previous books, Gawyn was said to be able to easily take down other Warders and even win in a practice against two Warders together. Then with a single Bloodknife ring, the wearer is supposed to have superhuman strength/speed that can't really be matched, and he was using not one but three rings. While Galad has been established throughout the series to be better than Gawyn, I find it strange that Galad was able to hurt Demandred with nothing but a imperfect foxhead medallion copy, while Gawyn with three Bloodknives rings and Warder bond didn't remotely stand a chance against Demandred?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Gawyn is good, but not really, really good. In addition, he has an inflated sense of HOW good he is. He doesn't have the inner control and understanding to be a fully capable swordsman. Beyond that, he mistakes power for ability, and lets himself grow too reckless. Finally, having enhanced abilities, such as the rings grant him, doesn't immediately give you the skill to make full use of those abilities. Gawyn tried, and deserves credit for that, but in the end he had not spent years preparing himself properly to win that particular contest.