|Thus Spake The Creator
Q: Will we be getting more glimpses into the DO prison
as we go?
Q: I was wondering if the Dark One is ever going to be
manifested into a single person, and was also wondering
where you went to college?
Q: Greetings! From Rand's Rhuidean vision: If the
sharom is the D.O.'s prison,
Q: Mr. Jordan, you've outdone yourself with Crown of
Swords. My question concerns the True Power. How is it
distinguishable from the One Power?
Q: Was Mat right about the "snakelike" guy
being a Gholam, and if so, are we to assume that the bad
guys are going to have as much trouble stopping one as
the good guys?
Q: And also is the Dark One the only source of the
Q: We know of high ranking darkfriends among the Aes
Sedai and Whitecloaks. Is it safe to assume that there's
one placed near each of the ta'veren as well?
Q: How was the Dark One created, i.e. is he a fallen
angel, an inherent part of the universe, etc.?
Q: Are there limits to the Dark One's power besides:
inability to reincarnate balefired people, and his
Was the Dark Prophecy in THE GREAT HUNT (Now the Great
Lord comes...) a real prophecy, or was it a taunt?
What do you think the chances are that perhaps by the end
of the series, the Dark Lord will face Rand? Would there
be an actual, awesome battle? I just liked to say, Mr.
Jordan, you rock.
Q: You once said that all the
info needed for solving Asmo was there by the end of tFoH.
Does this eliminate a Gholam from being a suspect? It's
generally believed that a gholam was responsible for the
murder of Lord Barthanes in TGH and the two black sisters
in TSR, but I don't think it mentions a name.
Q: When Rand takes Verin and the
others through a portal stone in <The Great Hunt>,
at the end of each life he heres "I have won again
Lews Therin". I thought that if the DO won even once
the wheel would be broken and therfor the Dragon would
not be reborn again. How could the DO have won before to
be able to say "again"?
Q: Ask how it was that Moggy got to SG intstantly...was
it the DO using his twisty powers or was it a function of
being all a dream.
Q: And for fun ask whether Ogier can be friends of the
Q: Why doesn't somebody just BF the DO?
Q: What are those black threads on the male Forsaken?
Q: Umm, we were wondering if you had to take someone
down into the PoD to make them into a Grey Man, you know,
'cause it seems so similar to mind trapping someone.
Q: First off thanks for joining us on the chat. To
settle a dispute on our mailing list I would like to know
if the gholam works the same way as Mat's medallion? Can
it be killed by lightning or any such thing?
Q: Is there any way to escape a mindtrap other than
Q: How does Mat's medallion damage the Gholam? Also,
what significance to the Seanchan does his spear have?
Q: Where are the Trollocs? I miss them.
Q: In The Great Hunt, you showed us Trayal, the Ogier
without a soul. And he could still walk. Barely, but he
could still walk. So, the body retains some skill without
the soul. How.. how's that.. divided?
Q: What happens to the soul of someone
when he becomes a Gray Man. Is his thread removed from
the Pattern, or are threads and souls different things
Q: Do Myrddraal blades flash blue lightning regardless
of the blades they strike? Or does it require a power
wrought blade? If so, why do the two Fades fighting in
the Stone make the flashes?
Q: If a Fades blade will not produce lighting except
against other Thakandar wrought blades, and power-wrought
blades, Why do Thom's daggers produce it when he attacks
the Fade at Whitebridge?
Reports from signings
Tell us about the blight: Blight: you can not enter it from TAR because it is apart from NORMAL UNIVERSE and can not be touched. The Blight is not part of the normal universe. Ask about the Blight. If it is not reflected in T'A'R, why does the GLotD have so much power over T'A'R, the Wheel and reincarnation? see above.
On the question on the "alignment" of the characters, he said that there are no completely good character in the books, as he thought such a character would be completely boring (right - Galad is boring! - my comment), and would probably be killed rather quickly, like other fully good persons in the world. He took Jesus as example of this. Instead, every person struggles with the good and bad sides of his/her personality. Another point he pressed was that "noone's going to rescue you", there are not going to happen any miracles. The Creator shaped the world and set the rules, but does not interfer. Humankind messed things up, and have to fix it too, as well as finding the truth themselves.
Machin Shin eats the souls _and_ memories of the people it catches.
Fel was killed because somebody thought he might reveal too much.
Balefire: I'm right. (This was my question) What this means is, if someone is Balefire, the Dark One can't reincarnate them. But they CAN be spun back out into the wheel as normal. Balefire is NOT the eternal death of the soul. He also made a comment to the effect that even in the absence of balefire, there may be circumstances where the Dark One cannot bring someone back. There was a long line, so I didn't press.
KuraFire asked about... I don't precisely remember
what Kura asked. Oh, but I do. Doing Nogling a favor, he
talked about Ishamael's belief that Rand had fought him
for time without end, and asked if it was perhaps not
Rand's goal to take on the DO, but to only take on the
DO's Nae'blis. Jordan gleefully answered "Read And