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  • 1

    Interview: Jan 25th, 2005

    Week 3 Question

    How do the Seanchan Ogier cope with the Longing, given that their duties in the Deathwatch Guard take them overseas? Are there many stedding in Seanchan?

    Robert Jordan

    There are many more stedding in Seanchan than there are in the part of the world where the story is taking place, and that is why the Seanchan Ogier don't suffer from the Longing. Because there are so many more stedding, they were able to find them more easily even during the Breaking and therefore never had the very extended separation that Ogier on this side of the Aryth Ocean had, though they seldom were able to settle in one for very long until the Breaking ended.


  • 2

    Interview: Oct 19th, 1998

    Caleyna Sedai from Astoria, OR

    Is it possible for an Ogier to be bonded as a Warder? I am not asking if it will happen, just if it is physically possible. We know that Ogier can be fierce warriors, so that shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps the bond could somehow reduce the Longing? An Ogier would make the perfect Warder for a Brown, if the bond were possible.

    Robert Jordan

    Such a bond would be possible, but an Ogier would find it a very strange thing to be asked to do. I can't think of an Ogier on this side of the Aryth Ocean who would be willing to accept.


  • 3

    Interview: Sep 2nd, 2005


    Do Seanchan Ogier have the Longing?

    Robert Jordan

    The Longing is a effect of being separated from the stedding for a long time during the Breaking. At the parts that later became the Seanchan empire, there were many more stedding (through chance). So they were not separated from the stedding for so long.


    So will there ever be a confrontation between the Seanchan Ogier and the other Ogier?

    Robert Jordan

    They will meet... (in other words RAFO)


  • 4

    Interview: Oct 26th, 2005


    Why don't the Gardeners have the Longing?

    Robert Jordan

    That's simple. There are a lot more stedding on the Seanchan continent and as a result they were not missed during the Breaking, so they don't have the Longing.