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  • 1

    Interview: Jan 25th, 2005

    Week 13 Question

    If a wolfbrother is reborn in another Age, will he be a wolfbrother again? In other words, is being a wolfbrother a trait related to the soul? Can women be wolfbrothers?

    Robert Jordan

    Women certainly can be wolfbrothers, though the term would be wolfsisters. A wolfbrother or wolfsister reborn in another age would only be a wolfbrother or wolfsister again if that were possible in that Age. The ability to speak with wolves doesn't exist in every Age. In the "current" Age, it is a fairly new thing, appearing not too long ago. There are tales of it, sometimes just vague stories of people who supposedly "can talk to animals," without necessarily mentioning wolves, but remember that Elyas's ability was taken, at least by some Aes Sedai, as a sign that he was linked to the Shadow.

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  • 2

    Interview: 2010

    Felix Pax (10 August 2010)

    A Question: I'm curious, how did Elyas escape Tar Valon and Blacks in the Red Ajah? Did Ila, Raen, Luca help him? Laras?

    Brandon Sanderson (10 August 2010)

    Going to have to RAFO anything about Elyas.

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  • 3

    Interview: 2010

    Terez (10 August 2010)

    I thought of a Lan question. Did Elyas really teach Lan anything about the Blight? Or was that a TEOTWism?

    Terez

    I have a feeling you are going to MAFO that. Does @MariaLSimons play Magic? Surely we can bribe her with something.

    Brandon Sanderson (10 August 2010)

    I've never questioned that one, so I haven't thought to ask about it or look it up. Is there a reason I should wonder?

    Terez

    Only that Lan was practically raised in the Blight by the Malkieri. Wouldn't think Elyas could teach him much about it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is a good point. I'll go ahead and do as you said and MAFO that one. You might be right; might be an EoTWism.

    Maria Simons

    I can’t find anything to clarify this, either. I will just offer up anecdote: I have been reading WoT for 22 years, and went to work for its creator over 17 years ago. I could be said to live and breathe The Wheel of Time. But Terez has taught me much about WoT. It could be a TEOTWism, or Lan could have been thinking of some very specific things that Elyas shared that he found helpful.

    Footnote—Terez

    I thought about asking how Elyas could teach Lan anything about the sword, too, but I figured the Blight bit was the most incredible. TEOTWism: this was stolen from the fandom for Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series. The first book of that series is called Gardens of the Moon, and in that fandom, details that are particular to the first book—details that cause continuity issues later in the series—are referred to as GOTMisms.

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  • 4

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Ted Herman (10 January 2011)

    Is it error when Elyas told Perrin [in The Eye of the World] chapter 29 that no Hawkwing's kin stayed in Randland? (Mayene's Firsts claim kinship)

    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2011)

    I haven't looked at it specifically, but my guess would be that Elyas doesn't know or believe the claims.

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  • 5

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2011)

    Pop quiz: What is the first thing that makes Perrin hate his axe? (It's something I've always found very interesting about him.)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    It's not Whitecloaks, though that's a good guess. Perrin thinks if the ravens attack, he'll kill Egwene & save her from a worse death.

    LORI ELENA MELE

    Ah, I'd forgotten about that. Elyas goading him about it didn't help either, as I recall.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, Elyas all but taunted the truth out of him.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Regarding how Elyas goads Perrin in that scene: I'm sure he knew exactly what Perrin was thinking, and wanted to make him confront it.

    TEREZ

    Well, yeah. Perrin didn't say anything about what he was thinking. Elyas said it all, exactly what he was thinking.

    TEREZ

    Both his true motivations—choosing her death—and the motivations he feared (which were stupid, of course).

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    No. Elyas claims that he thinks Perrin hates Egwene. Which is dead wrong, and Elyas knew it.

    TEREZ

    Right, that's what I was saying. Both his true motivations and the stupid ones. Elyas mocks him for the latter.

    TEREZ

    And then spells out what he really wanted: 'One clean blow of your axe, or the way the animals we saw today died?'

    TEREZ

    It's not that Perrin was thinking he hated her. He was hating himself for wanting to help her, which was dumb.

    TEREZ

    Which of course led to a philosophical conversation similar to Second Amendment debates. Which was ongoing, of course.

    TEREZ

    Did the axe make Perrin more likely to kill? Than before? Than with the hammer? What about the sword, and the spear?

    TEREZ

    I see it as Elyas very blatantly pointing out the flaw in Perrin's logic. He didn't hate her—that was exactly the flaw.

    TEREZ

    Didn't hate her, but he hated the axe, and that was a good thing. Never stopped. (Another good cover @torbooks)

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  • 6

    Interview: Aug 30th, 1999

    Question

    Would a Gaidin be aware if his Aes Sedai was Black?

    Robert Jordan

    There are some ways that the Aes Sedai can fuzz, so to speak, the two way nature of the bond. After all, think about it a minute. Do you know many women who'd really like to have this guy looking over her shoulder if she was getting it on with somebody? This minute that she doesn't really want him to know what's going on, what she's doing, she can fuzz the bond to the extent that Elyas Machera has to ask whether the woman who is his... who held his bond has perished. He needs to know. He can't be sure simply by feeling because she fuzzed the bond after he ran away so he wouldn't know until she tapped him on the shoulder.

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  • 7

    Interview: Sep 2nd, 2005

    Question

    I have a question regarding the Wolfbrothers such as Perrin and Elyas and Thom's nephew.

    Robert Jordan

    Thom's nephew began to channel.

    Question

    Oh. Anyway with all the Wolfbrothers coming out now, will there be a resurgence of even more Wolfbrothers?

    Robert Jordan

    Could be.

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 18th, 2012

    dicetosser

    Is speaking to Wolves hereditary?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RJ's notes say it is a soul-bound ability which basically means every time Perrin Noam and Elyas are born they will have the ability to speak to wolves.

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