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  • 1

    Interview: Nov 21st, 1998

    Question

    Who or what is the Tamyrlin?

    Robert Jordan

    RAFO.

    Footnote

    In the glossary of the split version of The Eye of the World, RJ hints that Tamyrlin was the person to discover the One Power at the dawn of the Age of Legends. Some fans believe this was the previous incarnation of Lews Therin/Rand.

    Composite Glossary: Ring of Tamyrlin

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  • 2

    Interview: Jan 25th, 2005

    Week 18 Question

    Who were the first channelers, and how did they learn? By trial and error? Are there any Ages where channeling does not exist?

    Robert Jordan

    The first people to discover the ability to channel learned through trial and error, with fairly high casualty rates until they learned enough not to kill themselves accidentally. Their appearance marked the beginning of the previous Age to that of the books, or at least the end of the Age before that one.

    Yes, as I have set things up, there are Ages when no one has any idea of how to channel or even that the One Power exists. Our own, for one. (The Wheel of Time turns.)

    Footnote

    RJ hints in the glossary of the split version of The Eye of the World that Tamyrlin was the name of the person who discovered the One Power at the dawn of the Age of Legends.

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 21st, 1998

    Ray Chason

    My question at the Bailey's Crossroads signing (21 Nov 1998) was:

    Lews Therin wore the Ring of Tamyrlin. Who or what was this named for?

    Robert Jordan

    Ah, Read And Find Out.

    Ray Chason

    I didn't quite expect that. I thought this question was so far removed from the plot that Hizzoner wouldn't mind answering it. Furthermore, I had hoped to settle some of the local Looney Theories on this topic, most of which sound like just that to me. But he said something about patterns of speculation that he didn't want us getting into just yet.

    Footnote

    This information was inserted in the glossary of To the Blight, the second half of the split version of The Eye of the World.

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr, 2003

    Budapest Q&A (Verbatim)

    Question

    And there is the Ring of Tamyrlin. It's just a signet ring, or . . . ?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out. Again, this is something I don't know whether I'm going to put it in or not.

    Question

    Okay.

    Robert Jordan

    But you see there are things that I might want to put in, I might want to use, and giving you the answer lets it out and means I might as well not use it because . . .

    Question

    It's more interesting.

    Question

    Does Telamon mean "dragon" or does it mean "Kinslayer" or is it something else?

    Robert Jordan

    What? In Lews Therin Telamon? No, no. It means something else. That's his name. Lews Therin is the name he was born with. Telamon, a name he was given later.

    Question

    It does not mean dragon?

    Robert Jordan

    It does not mean dragon, no.

    Question

    And are dragons definitely not the same as raken and to'raken?

    Robert Jordan

    Definitely not. Definitely not.

    Harriet McDougal

    Oh that's an interesting question.

    Question

    But, I mean the name [sounds?] the same. . .

    Robert Jordan

    But no, they're definitely not. They're definitely not.

    Harriet McDougal

    They're flying creatures.

    Question

    They're like a dragon image.

    Robert Jordan

    Yeah, I know they are somewhat of a dragon image. But no, they're definitely not.

    Harriet McDougal

    Oh, cool. That's a wonderful thing to have noticed. That's great.

    Robert Jordan

    Although who can say what may be said in the next Age? Remember, things get repeated, things get distorted. And what the next Age believes is true history of a previous Age may not be in any way close to what actually happened. So who knows?

    Question

    So was . . .  In the Age of Legends, a dragon was a completely symbolic thing? It did not refer to an actual creature?

    Robert Jordan

    Not to an actual creature. But beyond that, read and find out.

    Question

    Did they have dragons like . . . ?

    Robert Jordan

    No, it was symbolic at that time. There were no dragons flying around in the Age of Legends, no.

    Question

    And did they have [inaudible...]

    Robert Jordan

    They named this man the dragon as a symbol. And his banner was a dragon as a symbol.

    Question

    [inaudible]

    Robert Jordan

    No, that . . . I think you better read and find out.  Again, I don't know if I'm going to use it, but I don't want to put out too much.

    Question

    So if you don't use it, after you finish the series, we come back to this question.

    Robert Jordan

    Okay, okay.

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  • 5

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    Question

    Does the Ring of Tamyrlin still exist?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't believe that it does.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr, 2013

    Question

    What was the Ring of Tamyrlin—could it have been the twisted stone ter’angreal?

    Maria Simons

    The Ring of Tamyrlin was defined in the expanded glossary included in To the Blight (the second half of The Eye of the World repacked for YA readers); it was a legendary ring, believed mythical by most people, worn by the leader of the Aes Sedai during the Age of Legends. Stories about the Ring of Tamyrlin include that it was an angreal or sa’angreal or ter’angreal of immense power. It supposedly was named after the first person to learn how to tap into the Source and channel the One Power, and in some tales, was actually made by that man or woman. It was definitely not the twisted stone ter’angreal.

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