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  • 1

    Interview: 2010

    Adam Stillwaggon (8 November 2010)

    Who was bringing the Trollocs through the Portal Stone to attack Perrin and the Whitecloaks?

    Brandon Sanderson (8 November 2010)

    RAFO. :)

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 1st, 1998

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    Rothaar

    When Rand takes Verin and the others through a Portal Stone in The Great Hunt, at the end of each life he hears "I have won again Lews Therin". I thought that if the Dark One won even once the Wheel would be broken and therefore the Dragon would not be reborn again. How could the Dark One have won before to be able to say "again"?

    Robert Jordan

    There are degrees of victory. The Dark One can achieve victory by breaking free, but can also achieve lesser victories. Such as by stopping the Dragon Reborn from doing other things he was born to do. It isn't as simple as him being born to fight The Dark One. It's never simple.

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  • 3

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Matt Hatch

    This is in reference to a previous question I asked you about Parallel Worlds and Mirror Worlds, today I believe, and you mentioned they are different. And the question I had about Portal Stones was do Portal Stones lead to Parallel Worlds, Mirror Worlds, or both?

    Robert Jordan

    They lead to Mirror Worlds, the Portal Stones can take you to Mirror Worlds, not to Parallels, which are separate.

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    You CANNOT reach the Tower of Ghengei through the Portal Stones. (direct from RJ)

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  • 5

    Interview: Nov 4th, 2005

    Question

    Can the Tower of Ghenjei be reached through any of the Portal Stones?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr 23rd, 2010

    Question

    Will there be any use of Portal Stones in the next two books?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    This is also from one of Brandon's hash outs with Matt from Theoryland. In it Brandon speaks of the nature of Parallel Worlds.

    Brandon: Extrapolations of this question get us to: is there one Dragon for all different Parallels or are they all different Dragons? Traveling through the Portal Stone seems to indicate that there are many different lives Rand could have led. The same thing happens with several of the ter'angreal that people go through. The question then is, are those all separate universes? Do we have a multi-verse sort of concept? Or are they possibilities and do these worlds all exist or could exist, what is the difference. In some of those Rand failed. So, is Rand the Dragon in all of them or is Rand not the Dragon in some of them? What happens in the ones where Rand failed? Are they real worlds? Are those different worlds where there is a different Dark One who then takes over and destroys that world or maybe not, maybe he makes it has he wishes. Or are those just possibilities, reflections of this world that don't really exist except when we touch them? Those are all very good questions. Robert Jordan said that Tel'aran'rhiod is a reflection of all different worlds, which implies other worlds continue to exist. The World of the Finns is something different...

    Matt: ...he called it a Parallel World...

    Brandon: Yes, the Parallel World, that one and also the one Rand and Lanfear visited are persistent regardless of someone from this world visiting. Yet, many of those seem almost shadowy and reflections of the real world, some of them seem as real just strange when visiting them. What happens in these different world, that sort of thing, those were never questions that Robert Jordan answered...

    Ok, my request for clarification is mainly concerned with that last paragraph—specifically it left me confused about whether Brandon is speaking about Parallel Worlds or Mirror Worlds. Brandon seems to lump both in together, describing some as shadowy, some as solid. Brandon describes the Finn world as THE Parallel World (we also know the Ogier world is a Parallel World), but in the same paragraph Brandon seems to define it as a persistent Mirror World of some form, and grants that same allocation to the world Rand and Lanfear visited in The Great Hunt.

    Maria Simons

    Cut Brandon a break, here. I had to look it up to make sure that I had which one was which correct. The 'finn worlds are Parallel Worlds, the Ogier world is a Parallel World. The place that Lanfear, Rand, Loial and Hurin went to was a Mirror World, as were all of the ones in the Portal Stone incident.

    Luckers

    [Sorry Brandon! I am an uber geek and get carried away and never meant to attack you! Mea culpa!]

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  • 8

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    On RJ's Q&A on the Mirror/Parallel Worlds from DragonCon '05.

    Q53: Are Parallel Worlds and Mirror Worlds the same thing?
    RJ: No, they are different.
    Q54: Do Parallel Worlds have their own reflections?
    RJ: Possibly.
    Q55: Do Portal Stones lead to Parallel Worlds, Mirror Worlds, or both?
    RJ: They lead to Mirror Worlds, the Portal Stones can take you to Mirror Worlds, not to Parallels, which are separate.

    My thought was always that Mirror Worlds are reflections no matter how solid, whilst Parallel Worlds were completely distinct universes. As real and vital as our own. That was how Rand could lose in the Mirror Worlds and it not result in the Dark One winning. But that's all my thoughts, I was mainly just wondering at the distinctions between the two, and whether the world Rand visited was special, or if that's just my own stupidity in play.

    Maria Simons

    I think that you are correct, but I can't back it up.

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  • 9

    Interview: Nov 7th, 2010

    Question

    Was the channeler at the Portal Stone the same “group” as who we saw in the Blight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    ~smiles~ RAFO.

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  • 10

    Interview: Mar 11th, 2011

    Question

    A couple of other curious events involving Verin occur in The Great Hunt, such as her discussion of Portal Stones with Rand.

    Was Verin lying to Rand when she said his use of a Portal Stone was more recent than hers as she had never traveled by one?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    If Verin wasn't lying to Rand, was Verin ever transported by another channeler previous to this moment with Rand? If she was, who transported Verin?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    If Verin was lying to Rand, from where to where has Verin traveled by Portal Stone? If you cannot give us each trip, what is one trip she made and when did she make it?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    How did Verin come to her knowledge of the symbol for the Toman Head Portal Stone?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    Specific to the different forms of traveling by Portal Stones, has Verin ever been to a Mirror World?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

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    Did Verin know more about the chaos theory and the numbers of chaos and Perpendicular worlds than she explained to Egwene? If so, what is something Verin learned about these other dimensions and worlds that you can share with us, which has not been previously divulged either in books or by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson?

    Maria Simons

    RAFO.

    Question

    During the trip by Portal Stone to Toman Head, everyone experiences living multiple variations of their lives, an experience similar to some the testing ter'angreal. Verin makes the comment after the trip through her alternate lives, "Though I never thought I..."? Please finish that statement for us...pretty please?

    Maria Simons

    No.

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  • 11

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Question

    Is Nakomi Jenn Aiel? Was Aviendha transported through a Portal Stone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    More careful thinking from Brandon. Then he said that Wetlander is a wise woman and is sniffing under the right tree. Interesting.

    Footnote

    Brandon later strongly implied there was no Portal Stone involved.

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  • 12

    Interview: 2001

    Thus Spake the Creator (Paraphrased)

    Signing Report (Other Lands)

    Were the Seanchan animals created before or after the Shadowspawn?

    Robert Jordan

    They are the 'exotics'. They were brought to Randland from parallel dimensions (like in the Portal Stones). When Rand saw grolm in the Portal Stone world, he was seeing them in the native 'land'.

    Footnote

    This answer is a bit puzzling in that later questions to RJ about Portal Stones indicate that they connect to Mirror Worlds, not Parallel Worlds. In addition, the BWB indicates that the Seanchan exotics were brought back from Parallel Worlds via Portal Stones.

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  • 13

    Interview: Dec 17th, 2011

    Loialson

    Was Verin was correct when she said that the Portal Stones predate the Age of Legends?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As far as I know...she is correct. That's one of the ones I could be wrong on, but as far as I know she's correct.

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  • 14

    Interview: Dec 17th, 2011

    Loialson

    Was the stone Aviendha slept near during Towers of Midnight a portal stone?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. Nice try! That's eliminating one theory, I'll give you that one.

    LOIALSON

    Was Aviendha in Tel'aran'rhiod or in a mirror/portal world when she met Nakomi?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    RAFO.

    LOIALSON

    Is Nakomi Jenn Aiel?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    [laughs and grins] I should RAFO that shouldn't I?

    LOIALSON

    I'd appreciate it if you didn't.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    [laughs] I want Nakomi....We're gonna RAFO that for now. Nakomi needs...there's gotta be a few things I don't answer. I'm so bad, I answer everything Robert Jordan put an answer [for, to?] [bunch of people laugh]. Track me down another time, after A Memory of Light is out.

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  • 15

    Interview: Nov 3rd, 2010

    Seafolk Sedai

    Before the Cincinnati signing, I asked Brandon if Lanfear wrote Mirrors of the Wheel.

    Brandon Sanderson

    His response was "RAFO" and then when I looked surprised that it was actually that important an answer he changed it to mean that he had to look it up. :D

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