FoHCh. 52--Did Lanfear use Compulsion on Moiraine??

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"...Now, there is something you must see at the docks.”

“The docks?” Rand said. “Moiraine, this morning of all mornings, I’ve no time for—”

But she was already moving down the corridor as if sure he would follow. “I have had horses readied. Even one for you, Mat, just in case.” Egwene hesitated only a moment, then followed."

Then later, moments before Lanfear exploded a wagon in broad daylight:

"She was standing on tiptoe to peer over the side of the wagon bed at a pair of casks that seemed familiar. Unless he was mistaken, they held the two cuendillar seals, packed in wool for protection now that they were no longer unbreakable. He felt the Dark One’s taint strongly here; it almost seemed to come from the casks, a faint miasma as from something rotting in a hidden place.

“It will be safe here,” Moiraine murmured. Lifting her skirts gracefully, she started up the line of wagons. Lan heeled her, a half-tame wolf, the cloak hanging down his back all disturbing ripples of color and nothingness.

Rand glared. “Did she tell you what it was, Egwene?”

“Just that you had to see something. That you had to come here, anyway.”"

Why in the Light's name other than Compulsion would she detour them to the docks when Lanfear was also there, and in a fiery mood???
 

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I can't remember, which book does Rand read the note she left him? I'm pretty sure that note explains why she did what she did.
 

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i’d like to say it was related to what Moiraine saw in the rings, and she knew things should happen in a certain way.
 

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I can't remember, which book does Rand read the note she left him? I'm pretty sure that note explains why she did what she did.
Yeah, I think he reads it right after, so the same book. And I agree with the others, she used the knowledge (or instinct) she had from the Rhuidean ter'angreal.
 

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That's what I remembered. The rings show potential events that the user may experience. However, not all events are fully remembered by the user.
I very much remember the amusing moment where Moiraine states she would have tried becoming Rand's lover, if the rings hadn't shown her how poorly that would have gone.
 

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It's all explained in Moiraine's letter to Rand, in chapter 53 of The Fires of Heaven.
 

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Can someone remind me how cuendillar becomes breakable again? Just the taint of the Dark One over time? Or is there more to it than that?
 
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Can someone remind me how cuendillar becomes breakable again? Just the taint of the Dark One over time? Or is there more to it than that?

We don't know the underpinning metaphysics of the seals so it's difficult to say. We do however know these were made by the Dragon and the Hundred Companions, which means they are tainted Cuendillor. They are fused with the entropic nature of the taint which embodies Chaos. We also know the Seals themselves are not the actual Seals but act as a focal point in reality for the Seals.

This is one of my other reasons for me believing that the Bore is part of Tel'aran'rhiod - because the Cuendillor Seals were required to anchor the Bore into physical reality.
 

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We don't know the underpinning metaphysics of the seals so it's difficult to say. We do however know these were made by the Dragon and the Hundred Companions, which means they are tainted Cuendillor. They are fused with the entropic nature of the taint which embodies Chaos. We also know the Seals themselves are not the actual Seals but act as a focal point in reality for the Seals.

This is one of my other reasons for me believing that the Bore is part of Tel'aran'rhiod - because the Cuendillor Seals were required to anchor the Bore into physical reality.

thank you
 
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