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  • 1

    Interview: Oct, 1992

    John Brannick

    Do you plan to write any more series about Hawkwing or the Age of Legends?

    Robert Jordan

    No. Readers will get all the information about those Ages that they need in the WoT books.

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  • 2

    Interview: Oct 19th, 1994

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Sat

    Is the Hawkwing era and or the Seanchan based on any actual historical era and do you plan on including some more historical data about the Age of Legends and maybe a separate series?

    Robert Jordan

    The first part of your question: no. It's based on several combined. The second part: Only insofar as it affects the story in the "here and now." In a separate series: no.

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  • 3

    Interview: Oct 19th, 1994

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Ami

    Hi Mr. Jordan and everyone. I was wondering about Artur Hawkwing. I notice parallels to the King Arthur legends in particular... But what other stories inspired this?

    Robert Jordan

    Too many to go into—truly too many.

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  • 4

    Interview: Oct 11th, 2005

    Ted Herman

    Did Artur Hawkwing know he was a hero of the Horn? (I asked this because of a quote in BWB when he was on his deathbed, saying the battle is not over yet).

    Robert Jordan

    No, not when he was alive.

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  • 5

    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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  • 6

    Interview: Oct 28th, 1994

    Justin Howell

    Where did Artur Hawkwing start out? (IIRC, John Novak suggested this question in a post after the Chicago signing).

    Robert Jordan

    Answer: None, but he said that one could figure it out given a careful reading of the books. Sounds like Tear to me (as Mr. Novak predicted).

    Footnote

    It was revealed in the BWB that Hawkwing is from Shandalle, which was located in the region that now covers eastern Andor.

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  • 7

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Randy Word (18 January 2011)

    Stupid question: What sword was Rand wearing in The Gathering Storm? It was implied that he knew its story.

    TEREZ

    It was Justice, Hawkwing's sword. The real one—not the one ghost-Artur was wearing at Falme. ;)

    TEREZ

    And it's not a stupid question because there was some debate over it before the word was leaked at Dragonmount.

    TEREZ

    Many thought it was Guaire Amalasan's sword, and it may be that they were right, and that Hawkwing kept it as a trophy.

    TEREZ

    That might explain the scabbard, which we know is the original scabbard. And another Excalibur parallel in addition to Callandor.

    Brandon Sanderson (18 January 2011)

    I haven't answered that, I don't think, but fans have a couple of really solid theories.

    TEREZ

    I like this answer. It fits with the assumption that Hawkwing kept Amalasan's sword as a trophy.

    Footnote

    Brandon did confirm this in email, or Maria did, but there was apparently a bit of controversy over the revelation (one influential fan in particular was very vocal in his disapproval), so the incident gets glossed over a bit by Brandon.

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 5th, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    Berelain is Perrin's hawk (seen in Min's vision). I really don't know how anybody could have failed to make this connection, and Jordan was similarly incredulous when someone asked him. "What is the symbol of the Mayene?" he intoned heavily. "And who wears that symbol on crown, above her brow? Who is descended from Artur Hawkwing? And who is chasing Perrin like a bird of prey?" Those words aren't Jordan's verbatim, but they're close.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jun 16th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    The invasion of iron-clad men into the Aiel Waste as reflected on in the ancestor-memory ter'angreal he said did not refer to Artur Hawkwing, but to a much earlier event.

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  • 10

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 1998

    Pam Basham

    Regarding the Dragon and the Dragon Reborn (and Graendal's thoughts about Ishamael's musings):

    "Is this soul born in any other Age, or only at the advent and (theoretically, of course) the closing of the Third Age, as the Dragon/the Dragon Reborn?"

    Robert Jordan

    This soul is one of the Heroes, and bound to the Wheel, spun out as the Pattern wills. "It" is born in other Ages, but in a non-Dragon incarnation, to suit the pattern of that Age.

    Pam Basham

    In the course of this answer, he related this to why Hawkwing calls Rand "Lews Therin" at Falme—because Hawkwing recognizes this soul. This didn't really tell me why he specifically calls him "Lews Therin", but apparently they've been hangin' together in Tel'aran'rhiod and the etiquette there is to call each other by the name of your last incarnation. (My interpretation.)

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  • 11

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 1998

    Pam Basham

    Regarding That Whole Thing About the Horn—Hawkwing vs. Moiraine

    Question: Hawkwing says they follow the banner and the Dragon. Moiraine says the Heroes will follow whoever winds the Horn. Was Moiraine wrong?

    Robert Jordan

    *Arch look* Moiraine doesn't know everything. She was speaking the truth as she knows it.

    Pam Basham

    (I took this to imply that Moiraine was misinformed, and the conflict resolved, until he continued.)

    Robert Jordan

    However, she is correct in that whoever sounds the Horn "controls the Heroes." [exact quote]

    Pam Basham

    (I started to get confused at this point. Is Moiraine right or is she wrong? What's he trying to tell me?)

    Question: Then what happens if the Dragon and the banner are on opposite sides of the conflict from whoever sounds the Horn?

    Robert Jordan

    "Then we get a [rift] in the Pattern." [1]

    Pam Basham

    (This elicited a pronounced Startled Moment from Harriet, which I took at the time to express the same reaction as me—"A WHAT?!?"—but which Kevin told me later he interpreted to be more along the lines of "I can't believe you're telling them that!" It could, of course, mean something entirely different.)

    At this point, part of my mind was running wild down paths about the Dark One and potential entrances into the Pattern, while the rest of it remained stunned, frozen, in absolute denial: "A WHAT?!?"I remain steadfastly in denial about this one. Oh, sure. He did say it, and if it becomes relevant, he'll work it in, no doubt. But I firmly believe he Made This Up. If the Dark One was aware of this, it seems to me that he'd be working a lot harder on making this happen, since it would seem to represent the equivalent of a serious "crack in the door to the Pattern." It's so much less work than using up all your main players (Chosen) in inefficient, conflicting plots and setting up Rand for "easily escapable situations involving an overly elaborate and exotic Death." [2]

    [1] I'm not certain if this is the exact word he used. It may have been "schism" or "breach," but it was definitely a word expressing the concept of a forced opening/rupture. Sorry. It was lost in the momentary brain freeze.

    [2] Moridin, of course. He's overly elaborate and exotic even before he puts on his silk coats.

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  • 12

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2001

    Gonzo the Great

    Is Mat really as strongly ta'veren as Hawkwing was?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    GONZO THE GREAT

    Two down.

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  • 13

    Interview: Dec 9th, 2002

    Question

    What is the origin of the raven as a symbol of the Seanchan Empire? Why isn't it a hawk?

    Robert Jordan

    The conquerors of Seanchan suffered the fate of many smaller groups that conquer larger. They were, in many ways, absorbed by the conquered, with only an over-layer remaining of what and who they were before.

    In pre-conquest Seanchan, the raven was a symbol of rulers because (1) it was supposedly wise, and (2) (perhaps more importantly) it supposedly saw and knew everything that happened. Nothing escapes the eyes of the raven, and frankly, any hawk or eagle that tries taking on ravens, gets chased off. So, the golden hawk remains the symbol of the Imperial family, descendants of Artur Hawkwing, but the raven is the symbol of rule and of Empire.

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  • 14

    Interview: Jan 18th, 2003

    Question

    How do you create the names for the characters?

    Robert Jordan

    (He said a really long answer, and I will summarize it. He basically takes names from legends and twists them, mainly King Arthur. The two characters that are based after King Arthur are Artur Hawkwing, obviously, and Rand. For example, the "sword in the stone." He says that the Wheel of Time could kind of be known as the basis of where all of the legends and myths come from. He said he tried to bury King Arthur very deeply, because if people thought that The Eye of the World was just another King Arthur book, nobody would buy it.)

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  • 15

    Interview: Apr, 2003

    Budapest Q&A (Verbatim)

    Question

    Was pre-Consolidation Seanchan like [the Land of Madmen] or was it different?

    Robert Jordan

    No, pre-Consolidation Seanchan was a quilt of petty kingdoms, or queendoms, if you will, ruled by Aes Sedai, with no unifying power. More Aes Sedai died by assassination than by any other means. They ruled by use of the One Power, gathering a small group of other women around them who could channel, constantly struggling for power against other small groups of women who could channel, who ruled their own small kingdoms, and the constantly shifting quilt—because if the wrong woman died or the right woman died in a particular country, or small fieflet, whatever, small kingdom, it would be absorbed by those around it—there were two continents of almost continual rolling open warfare: there’s war here, war here, war here, war there, stop here, now there, now here, now stop there, okay this could go on here, and constant plotting and scheming, because the only way to rise to the top is if you were and Aes Sedai is to kill those ahead of you. The most common means of death for an Aes Sedai, or cause of death for an Aes Sedai there was assassination. That is the world in which Arthur Hawkwing’s army arrived and began the Consolidation.

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  • 16

    Interview: Oct 21st, 2005

    Question

    Were the Dragon Banner and the Horn of Valere made at the same time?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Question

    Then why did Hawkwing need Rand to produce the banner at Falme before he could attack?

    Robert Jordan

    Legends change.

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  • 17

    Interview: Oct 21st, 1994

    AOL Chat 2 (Verbatim)

    Question

    Will you write any books about characters from the distant past, such as Artur Hawkwing?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 18

    Interview: Nov 9th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson

    When asked why Justice (Artur Hawkwing's sword) was introduced at this point in the series, Brandon refused to answer, saying it was not even certain that Justice had been introduced, and thus he could not say either way without spoilering.

    Footnote

    It was confirmed by Brandon in an email that Rand's new sword is Justice.

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  • 19

    Interview: Nov 10th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson

    When asked about Rand’s new sword, Brandon acknowledged that most people assume it is Artur Hawkwing's and that Rand had last seen it at Falme in The Great Hunt. Brandon did not outright declare this to be true, but he did agree that the logic makes sense.

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  • 20

    Interview: Nov 16th, 2009

    Question

    What's up with Rand's sword? Was it Lews Therin Telamon's?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are some really good theories out there on the message boards and I don't have anything to add on this.

    kcf

    I followed up on where it was found, basically, 'In water, under a statue, not near Falme.'

    Footnote

    Brandon confirmed in an email that it was Justice, Artur Hawkwing's sword. It might have been Guaire Amalasan's sword before it was Hawkwing's, which would explain the Dragon scabbard.

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  • 21

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    At the end of The Great Hunt after the Horn is sounded, Hawkwing goes to ride off, then states that 'something is wrong' and that 'something' holds him, and says to Rand 'you are here, have you the banner?' This has led to the perception that the Horn requires the Dragon or the Dragon banner to work. Is this perception correct, or is this a result of the Weave of the Moment, or just plain Hawkwing's sense of romanticism?

    Maria Simons

    I would think, given that the banner was hidden with the Horn of Valere, that it might indeed be very necessary for it. I have no idea why, though, or how.

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  • 22

    Interview: Oct 19th, 2010

    John Ottinger

    In The Gathering Storm there is much focus on the present moment in time, but part of the genius of Jordan was his historical background. Will the history of the WOT world have any effect on its future? (particularly the descendents of Artur Hawkwing?)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 23

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2010

    Robert Mee

    Just a tag on. Someone asked about Rand's new/old sword... the one he's carrying now.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon said it had definitely been seen before, and not in a tapestry. Brandon also DEFINITIVELY stated that we saw it in The Great Hunt. I have a very good feeling that the sword being Justice (which we saw in Artur Hawkwing's hands at Falme) is the right "looney theory" for this one.

    Footnote

    It was confirmed by Brandon in an email that the sword is Justice.

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  • 24

    Interview: Apr, 2001

    Robert Jordan

    I asked how he comes up with names for all of his characters, and he gave a nice explanation, with some examples as well—like Nynaeve is directly from the Arthur myths, Rand Al'Thor is from Arthur (and from Thor), as is Artur Hawkwing, Merlin became Thom Merrilin and Amyrlin... He keeps a list of names he sees everywhere, in myths, street signs, newspapers, or things he misreads that might be nice for a name.

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  • 25

    Interview: Nov 21st, 2009

    Luckers

    Rand gets a new sword in chapter one. It has been confirmed by Kathana Trevalaer that this is Justice through direct email correspondence with Brandon and Maria.

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  • 26

    Interview: Feb, 2005

    Bob Kluttz

    Can you recall any specific areas of the book where you were on your own? Conversely, what parts did Robert Jordan write or verify?

    Teresa Patterson

    RJ verified everything. He is the property holder and I wrote at his pleasure. There were some sections which I was allowed to play with—so long as it stayed within his vision of course—and others which were completely his. It has been long enough that I no longer recall which parts of the book were wholly mine—especially since the short stories that were originally scattered throughout the manuscript were all cut in the final version—but I can tell you that certain parts—such as the History of Artur Hawkwing and the Calendar and dating systems were wholly Robert Jordan.

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  • 27

    Interview: 2013

    Twitter 2013 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Cherry Raven (23 January 2013)

    Was wondering why the ending there was no conversation between Hawking and Tuon.

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    You're assuming because it wasn't shown on screen, it didn't happen...

    Brent Holmes

    What happened in the conversation between Tuon and Arthur Hawkwing?!?!

    Brandon Sanderson

    It was interesting, I'll tell you that much.

    Melissa Houghton

    Did Hawkwing talk with Tuon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Nick

    How do you think Fortuona reacted to speaking with Hawking?

    Brandon Sanderson

    With great consternation.

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  • 28

    Interview: Feb 7th, 2013

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    I also asked if we would ever get to hear the conversation between Hawkwing and Tuon, and he said that it did happen and would have had a great impact on future novels were they to be written.

    electrokinetic

    Not really the answer I was looking for but an interesting revelation.

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  • 29

    Interview: Feb 12th, 2013

    Wetlander

    Will you confirm now that Rand's sword (received in The Gathering Storm, given to Tam in A Memory of Light) is Hawkwing's sword Justice?

    Brandon Sanderson

    "Yes, I can now confirm that. It's also my sword." (But in-world, it's Justice.)

    Wetlander

    (Possible follow-on question, if anyone is interested: Is there a backstory on it, e.g. the theory that Hawkwing took it from Guaire Amalasan? What about the idea that it came from the War of Power and was Lews Therin's own sword then?)

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  • 30

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2013

    Question

    The [offscreen] conversation between Tuon and Hawkwing, can you tell us anything about that?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I can tell you that it did take place, and that Hawkwing is more inclined to agree with what's going on in Seanchan than I think what fans expect him to be. Now, remember that Hawking was not fond of Aes Sedai. Part of that was not his fault, but he was not fond of them. He is not just King Arthur, he is Alexander the Great. King Arthur ruled through justice. Artur Hawkwing ruled through justice and ruthlessness. It will certainly be a conversation filled with emotion and passion, but I don't think everyone expecting Hawkwing to take their side is understanding who Artur Hawkwing is.

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  • 31

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    Question

    Mat asked Hawkwing to go talk to Tuon, but it's never actually said whether he did or not.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He did.

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  • 32

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    Shillster ()

    What did Artur Hawkwing say to Fortuona when Mat sent him over there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There were a lot of things discussed here, considering the short time given them. A chastisement for letting his empire fall so far was part of it. Damane were discussed.

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  • 33

    Interview: May 24th, 2013

    Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

    Re: Tuon and Arthur Hawkwing's meeting. Brandon said #1: That while Hawkwing might have issues with certain aspects of Seanchan society, as a whole he would have found Tuon and her people to be awesome. He further said the reason he didn't show the conversation is because that and the fall out was supposed to be part of the outriggers that we won't see, and so Brandon wanted to leave that open the way Jordan would have.

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  • 34

    Interview: Apr 10th, 2014

    Molly Weiss

    All right, so there’s this lady, she rules the people who came from over the sea, married a gambler—kind of a big deal. There’s this dude who appeared when a musical instrument was blown, perhaps the leader of them, perhaps the ancestor of this lady. And they had a conversation at the end. What might have happened in that conversation? What did they discuss?

    Brandon Sanderson

    So, a lot of people are very curious about this conversation, rightfully so. They had many interesting things to say to one another. And I didn’t put that on-screen on purpose because I think that there are . . . Number one, I feel like it was the wrong place, narrative-wise, to have a break for something like that. And it’s also one of these things that I feel is going to work better in your mind than it might have worked on the page because there are so many places that conversation could have gone, that locking it down into to one of them would not have . . . I don’t think would have fully accomplished what we needed to accomplish there.

    Beyond that, the conversation that they have would be directly tied to the sequel series, which is not going to be written. And, you know, I feel that if Robert Jordan were still with us and were going to write that sequel series, that scene would have appeared. He would have had them talk, because that would be important then for character motivation, or at least would have been referenced in the sequel trilogy. But since we’re not doing the sequel trilogy, doing that makes promises, also, that you’re not going to get fulfilled as a reader. And so, leaving that off-screen, I felt, was very much the right move.

    That said, a lot of people make the assumption that Artur Hawkwing would be—and I’m not sure why they make this assumption, but I do get this from people—that he would be upset, that he would quote/unquote set her straight, or things like that. I think the conversation would have gone in a very different direction. In a, “You're doing a good job. There are certain things that I would suggest to you, but you need to conquer the work. That’s what your job would be. And here’s some advice on going about it.” Rather than a setting her straight, I think personally he would be proud of her. Granted, you know, now that he has all of his memories back, and he’s no longer under the dark influence that he was under during certain parts of his recent mortal existence, he will not be the exact same person he was back then. But he still is a conqueror, and that’s part of who his make-up is. And so, just keep that in mind as you imagine that scene however you want it to go. And I am still adamant about the fact that I think he would not like Aes Sedai even without the influence upon him. They are not his . . . yeah, he would not want to be involved with them.

    Amanda McTaggart

    This is a follow-up to that. We have a certain tall red-headed lady who goes through a magical object that shows what the future is. Does that future take into account the conversation that would have been had between the leader and her ancestor? Or is that something outside of the overall scheme of the world, and therefore would not have been taken into account in the future that was presented in that magical object?

    Brandon

    So the future that was presented is—I think people are clear about the idea that this is a possible future. And that is not . . . You know, some of the things that we get as glimpses of the future in the Wheel of Time are set in stone, and some of them are not. And this is one that is not. And so that conversation could have been part of that, but could also not have been part of that.

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  • 35

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2013

    Question (Paraphrased)

    What advice did Hawkwing give Tuon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Everyone expects Hawkwing to, like, take Tuon to task (regarding the Aes Sedai). But, people forget that he didn't care much for the Aes Sedai himself, and he also conquered the world and is sort of a tyrant, but a great tyrant, along the lines of some of the great conquerors of our world. Um, I think he would be fairly proud of Tuon, all things considered, and his advice would be more like, how to seize her country back, and things like this. People expect him to be like, "Artur Hawkwing is going tell her to let the Aes Sedai go and stop (muttered) slavery." I think he would be like, "This is awesome! You've got captive Aes Sedai?"

    Question

    I've heard that approach challenged by, because when he was so anti-Aes Sedai was because he was being influence by Ishamael.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He was. He was. He was. There is definitely that. But, remember, he is part King Arthur, noble, and part Alexander the Great, conqueror and destroyer of those who opposed him. And so, keep in mind that this guy has both of those sides to him. And, even not influenced by Ishamael, being offered captive Aes Sedai who will do anything he says, this is not something that I think any ruler in the history of our world would have turned down or at least not considered strongly.

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