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2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.
2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."
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1. What do Rand's wards on Callandor ward against exactly?
2. Are the black cords on male Forsaken the means to access to the True Power?
3. If so, why don't the female Forsaken have them?
"Read and find out" on all three counts.
Damn. I still don't think the cords have anything to do with True Power usage though.
Um...perhaps. (Terez laughs.) Was that one of yours?
Yes, that was.
I didnít answer it, but I didnít RAFO it.
Yeah. Itís all good.
So, why didnít they use it on wardings Rand placed on Callandor, and the other things theyíve wanted that were warded earlier in the series?
*stares at me for a long moment, thoughtfully* They may not have know them then. The thing is... we donít see a lot of the Shadow innovating with the Power, unlike with the Light, but they have been. As much as the Light. But they know, now. The notes definitely say this.
*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*
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.
Do we know anything on how they managed to create the wards on Callandor, and attune them to Rand?
Then I guess I'll have to ask Maria at JordanCon.