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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 11th, 2005


    The guy in front of me asked about what accents the Seanchan have.

    Robert Jordan

    And RJ answered that the Seanchan have a southern accent, while the Illianers sound Dutch. He also mentioned that the Tairens have a Spanish accent.


  • 2

    Interview: 2010

    MŠtť Csarmasz (13 August 2010)

    Does Tear's name have anything to do with the English word (tear), or is it a coincidence only?

    Brandon Sanderson (13 August 2010)

    Robert Jordan said he got names from mythology or, sometimes, they just sounded right. It might have just sounded right.


  • 3

    Interview: Aug 25th, 1996


    Cool. We [Notice that I'm trying to create the impression that there is more than just me there in numbers etc.] were also wondering about the size of the big is Caemlyn for instance?

    Robert Jordan

    [Thinking] Let's see...Well Tar Valon is 500,000 people and cities like Caemlyn and Tear are around 300,000 or so. I've envisioned a seventeenth century society and you've got to remember that for those times 300,000 would be huge. [I'm nodding and trying to look intelligent.] Some Asian cities of that period had populations near one million but nothing in Europe was even close.


  • 4

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2006

    Robert Jordan

    By the way, I've seen posts various places suggesting that I've had Trollocs using gateways in previous books. I think this stems from the attack on the Stone of Tear where I speak of Trollocs and Myrddraal "leaping out of thin air." This was not meant to convey gateways—no openings in the air were mentioned—but rather the suddenness of their appearance. A cliche, I know. Later, in The Shadow Rising I think, I explained that they had been smuggled into the Stone using barges and wagons.


  • 5

    Interview: Feb 17th, 2011


    How would you compare Murandy's forces to those of Tear?

    Brandon Sanderson

    (Paraphrase) If Murandy had any significant forces, would they have needed to hire the Band?


  • 6

    Interview: Apr, 2012


    Okay, so the warding on the Great Holding in Tear... itís just, Moiraine, Mat, Rand, the Wonder Girls, all come and go with ease, yet Mesaana speaks of there being a nasty warding that stopped her getting in, and there is no sign that Beílal... I mean, why wouldnít Beílal have taken the fat man angreal?

    Brandon Sanderson

    *nodding before I finished* MAFO. That was something I was going to look into myself, because it stumped me during my last re-read. I never got round to it... you havenít seen the size of the pile of notes, they are huge, and most of my time... I have to give over to things that are involved in what Iím working on. Sometimes though, I do just go into them purely for fan interest.


    I would love to have an afternoon alone with the notes. *another fan nods fervently*

    Maria Simons

    It is my understanding that Rand put that warding on when he was getting ready to leave Tear. As for Beílal . . . well, he was one of the Chosen; what need had he of an angreal to go up against an untrained sheepherder? Thatís my best guess, anyway.


  • 7

    Interview: Apr, 2012


    Who is Edorion's father?

    Brandon Sanderson



    Amusing reaction upon the warning it was a Felix question.


  • 8

    Interview: Oct 22nd, 2016


    So WoR mentions a particularly bright star known as the Tear (a reference to a tear shed by somebody named Reya) is that "star" actually one of the other planets in the greater roshar system, if so is it Ashyn or Braize?

    Brandon Sanderson