by Flinn Sedai: 2004-04-21 | Not yet rated
This might be a little but long and might seem unlikely, but stick with me. I'm going to start by stating some obvious things that we all know are true.
The Wheel of Time, is a seven spoked loom. Each spoke represents one Age, that lasts an indeterminate amount of time. This loom spins what is known as the Pattern. The Pattern is woven of human lives and events. The Wheel itself is time.
Throughout all of the turnings of the Wheel, there are 3 constants that people know of. The Creator, who created the Wheel and then for all practical purposes left it to fend for itself. The Dark One, who was sealed away by the Creator at the moment of Creation to keep him from touching the world. And Tel'aran'rhiod, which is a place that holds those bound to the Horn of Valere, and is only able to be touched by those who have the Talent known as Dreaming or Dreamwalking, or by those who possess certain Ter'angreal.
The Wheel is run by two Powers. Saidar, and Saidin. They work opposing and together to drive the Wheel of Time for time without end. These powers are able to be used by a certain amount of the population. Saidar, is the female half of the Power. Only females are able to touch Saidar, and very few females are.
Saidin, is the male half of the Power. It is only able to be used by a small percentage of the male population and only by males (exception Aran'gar). The greatest things that were ever done with Saidin and Saidar was when they were used together using a method called linking which was only able to be initiated by a female.
The Age of Legends was one Age of the Pattern. It is the Age preceeding the current Age. The Age of Legends was ended by a cataclysmic event known as the Breaking. During the Breaking, mountains were demolished, oceans dried up and were replace by new oceans. The face of the world was changed forever. I am beginning to digress.
The Breaking was caused by the Dark One's counterstroke to being resealed. The Dark One was resealed by a man named Lews Therin Telamon, known as the Dragon, and his hundred male companions weilding Saidin. During the Age of Legends, his evil had spread across the land, corrupting the high and the low alike.
Prior to this, there had been no such thing as war. They lived in a utopian society of mutual cooperation. However, in their search for a new Power that could be used by both males and females, they found what is described as a "thinness" in the Pattern over the Sharom, which is present day Shayol Ghul. In an effort to make this Power accessable, they bored into the Pattern, creating what is known as the Bore.
The Bore was created by a team of researchers at the Collam Daan. Some members of this group were Mierin, Lanfear, and Beidomon "assisting her". Behind this Bore lay the Dark One.
bore1 ( P )
v. bored, bor·ing, bores
1. To make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill.
2. To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.
Now im going to start explaining what all of this is leading to.
If there was a thinness in the Pattern over any plot of land, then that means that the Pattern must overlay the world. Since the Pattern is showing time, then every particular time or event is a specific point not only on the Pattern, but on the world. So that means that there is not only a thinness in the Pattern, but in time itself. Some particular point in time that is thin, where a few key threads hold it together or let it fall apart.
That also means, that the Bore, which was drilled through the Pattern, also drilled through time.
My theory is that the particular event that is at Shayol Ghul is the Last Battle. It his held together by fewer threads than any other part of the Pattern. This also leads me to believe, that at Tarmon Gai'don, the Dark One will be resealed properly.
If the Dark One is bound at a certain time, at a certain place, by certain people, threads, then at Tarmon Gai'don, in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One will either be resealed by Rand and the few other threads, or the Dark One will break free because at the point that he must be resealed, nobody is there to do it.
I know this sounds like a kind of crackpot idea, but i like it, so massacre it.
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