Saturday morning on the Way of Shadows, Perrin and Moiraine finally set out to find Rand al’Thor. A prologue with some interesting things in store for them: a battle at an inn, two assassins and one Darkfriend (or is it three?).
The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 1: Leavetaking Recap is the first episode in a fantasy television series. The show was created by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, who also wrote the books that the show is based on. In this episode, we find out that Perrin Aybara has been rescued from captivity and brought back to Emond’s Field where he reunites with his family. Read more in detail here: wheel of time episode 1 recap.
The Wheel of Time, a new high fantasy series on Amazon Prime, is based on Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s 14-novel series. After a catastrophic struggle between good and evil thousands of years ago produced social collapse and limited the use of magic to women, the series takes place in a future reality that appears like the late medieval past. When men handle the One Power, they go mad. Time is cyclical, and the Pattern of Ages is created as the Wheel of Time spins, with human lives serving as both threads in the tapestry and drivers of the Wheel.
Souls are reincarnated, some with the ability to channel power and the potential to alter history. 3500 years ago, one such soul, known as The Dragon but whose real name was Lewis Therin, battled the Darkness and triumphed, but at tremendous cost. The world has never been the same since. According to prophesy, the Dragon has been reincarnated and will once again defeat the Dark One. The Aes Sedai, a strong magical sisterhood, is on a mission to track him down before he gains power. He must be properly handled in order for the planet to not be destroyed a second time.
Moiraine’s opening voice over, strong Aes Sedai:
“The world is in shambles. Many, many years ago, powerful men imagined they could encircle the Darkness itself. The haughtiness. When they failed, the oceans boiled, mountains sank, towns burnt, and the Aes Sedai women were left to pick up the shards. Above all else, these ladies recalled the man who brought the world to its knees. And he was given the moniker Dragon. This guy has now been reborn. We have no idea where it is or who it belongs to. Whether he was reincarnated as a boy or a girl. The only certainty is that this youngster is approaching adulthood, and we must locate them before the Dark does.”
Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) is dressed in numerous layers, including some leather armor, throughout the voice over. She joins her male partner, Lan, after she is completely clothed (Daniel Henney).
Two guys flee for their life from a gang of red-clad ladies on horseback in another scene. Liandrin (Kate Fleetwood), the leading lady, utilizes magic to produce a rock avalanche that blocks their escape. So they don’t perish, one guy encourages the other to keep fighting. Liandrin is warned not to harm his buddy by the second guy. She emphasizes that he is alone. His hallucinations reveal that he has already succumbed to the lunacy. She informs him that authority is reserved for women. The One Power is tainted by his use of it. She and her sisters cut him off from the power source.
Moiraine and Lan are perched on a cliff, staring out over the surroundings. Moiraine reveals that this guy is not the reincarnated Dragon. Lan tries to persuade Moiraine to reconsider since he was born at the correct moment and fulfills the prophesy, but she refuses. “There are reports of four ta’veren there, all of the appropriate age,” they say as they go to Two Rivers. In those mountains, there’s a lot of ancient blood. Let’s hope it’s made them more prepared for what’s to come.”
Egwene (Madeleine Madden) starts the initiation process for the town’s Women’s Circle on the outskirts of Two Rivers. Nynaeve (Zo Robins), the town’s Wise Woman, braids her hair and informs her that the braid reminds her that she is a part of them and that they are a part of her. The braid will remind her that she is not alone when she senses the Dark surrounding her.
Nynaeve instructs Egwene to be brave and trust the river before pushing her into the water. Egwene struggles for breath at first, fighting the strong current. She successfully makes it to a little beach where she can get out of the sea after she stops struggling and learns to float.
From their house in the highlands, Rand (Josha Stradowski) and his father, Tam (Michael McElhatton), drive their horse-drawn cart down to the settlement of Two Rivers, transporting apple brandy for the Bel Tine festival. Tam remembers Rand’s boyhood in the woods, when there were fewer wolves and the lad could play alone.
They unload the cognac and go to the local bar to visit Rand’s pals Perrin (Marcus Rutherford) and Mat (Barney Harris). Mat has already lost all of his money gambling with the other customers, so Rand and Perrin engage him in conversation in order to prevent him from losing any more. Perrin informs them that there is a conflict in Ghealdan to the south. Mat doesn’t believe or care about the allegations, and because Perrin is married and Rand is yearning for Egwene, he determines his buddies are dull. He notices Danya (Naana Agyei Ampadu) wearing an expensive-looking jewelry and rushes over to talk to her.
Egwene enters the tavern and takes a theatrical pause in the open doorway. Members of the Women’s Circle, who seem to have been drinking since Nynaeve shoved her into the river, get to their feet and applaud. Her father, the bar keeper, runs over to say he’s relieved she’s safe, but it’s time to go back to work waiting tables—he wants a pint in each hand. The Women’s Circle isn’t interested. One of them drags her away to join them in their celebration. Nynaeve stands quietly proud as she observes the sight.
Two Rivers seems to be a happy place. Tam claimed that while Rand’s mother was still living, she would drink all of the brandy and leave none for the community to sell. Then he smiled affectionately at the gathering of ladies who were celebrating.
When Egwene joins the other ladies without first greeting him, Rand feels irritated.
After many hours, Egwene has compromised by offering the odd pint, and the bar is packed with cheerful drunks. Rand leans against a wall, staring at her. She gives him a sidelong look before turning away. Perrin joins him and inquires about her ceremony. Rand informs him that they have yet to speak. Perrin tells him that Egwene is just preoccupied.
Before her would-be lover begins placing expectations on her future, she may need some time alone herself to assimilate the experience of becoming a woman. Rand has a reputation for being a hard worker.
The front door swings wide once again, and a pair of black boots enters with a theatrical entrance. Egwene’s mother inquires about the guy who is wearing them. Lan yanks the hood of his black cloak down. Moiraine is shown to be another cloaked figure who shortly follows. She displays her Aes Sedai ring as she informs the innkeeper that she and Lan need stabled horses and a room with two beds for the night.
Moiraine’s instructions make it plain from on that she and Lan are very close spiritually and emotionally, but not romantically or sexually.
Throughout this discussion, Nynaeve stands at attention, her hand on a weapon, ready to protect her people if the invaders prove harmful. Moiraine checks the crowd for the possible Dragons she’s here to assess, and Lan and Moiraine pretend as if she’s invisible. Egwene, Mat, Rand, Perrin, and Nynaeve are all in her sights. When Moiraine stares at Nynaeve, it’s evident that Lan positioned himself between the two ladies while Moiraine sat by the fire.
Moiraine noticed all 5 within seconds of entering a packed area, indicating that they all had strength that she senses.
Perrin notices Moiraine doesn’t appear like a witch when Marin (Lolita Chakrabarti) brings Moiraine and Lan to their chamber. Rand hushes him, knowing that she might still play the part of a wicked witch. They worry whether she’s on her way to assist in the South’s civil war. Nynaeve joins them and says that when Moiraine gets to wherever she’s going, Two Rivers will be better off. Perrin is then sent to locate his wife, Laila (Helena Westerman), who works at the blacksmith’s shop.
Laila is working alone at the forge. When Perrin wonders why she remained and missed Egwene’s ceremony, he employs an accusatory tone. But then he places his hand on her tummy and tells her he loves her—maybe she’s suffered a miscarriage and isn’t ready to face the other ladies right now?
Mat discovers his mother inebriated outside the bar, watching his father engage in public intercourse with another woman. This looks to be a recurring problem. He pulls his mother home, leaving his two younger sisters alone. They play with broken toys while filthy and clad in rags. Mat tucks his mother in as she taunts him, then prepares his sisters for bed.
After the tavern closes, Rand and Tam assist Egwene’s family in cleaning up. Egwene’s parents believe the battle has nothing to do with them, yet Moiraine must be on her way there. Tam claims that the Aes Sedai do not engage in conventional military combat. Instead, they plot from their throne of power, so the peasants should be alarmed that one has arrived on their doorstep. Bran (Michael Tuahine), Egwene’s father, says Moiraine may remain for the Bel Tine festival if she likes.
The adults leave Rand and Egwene to clean up on their own, giving them some quality time together. Rand discovers Egwene’s arm has been scraped by river rocks and inquires about the ritual. She claims he understands she can’t discuss it with a man. He demands that she at the very least be able to tell him if it was excellent or poor. It was, she admits, “good.” Then, as he had requested, she began to speak to him seriously. He kisses her on the lips and silences her. She kisses back after a little pause.
His true desire was to be the focus of her attention. He seemed unconcerned with what she had to say. During their talk, he really groans at her a couple of times.
Now that he has her full attention, he begins to tell her a narrative about picking berries for her as a child, something his father had reminded him of earlier in the episode. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a single little berry, which he attempts to give to her. She doesn’t want to eat his pocket fluff, so she puts it away, offering him the consolation prize of more kissing.
Lan joins Moiraine in a large tub adjacent to a fire, hinting that the water would be warmer. Moiraine does not respond to his initial plea, so he repeats himself. She heats the water with her might. Then he asks her what’s upsetting her and deduces what she’s thinking: the Dragon is one of the four ta’veren.
It’s merely a bath, so they’re both nude. We can see how close they are and that there is a healthy balance in their relationship. He begged for a little amount of her strength in exchange for emotional work, proposing to share the load of studying what they know about the ta’verens thus far.
Egwene is virtually nude and deep in meditation as she sits by the fire in the pub below. Rand returns, half-naked and enraged that she allowed him to fall asleep. He inquires about her day once again. She explains that the portion that bothers her occurred earlier. Nynaeve urged her to learn to listen to the wind as her apprentice Wisdom. She has yet to respond to Nynaeve. Because Wisdoms don’t marry or have children, Rand is taken aback. He believed they were on their way to spending the rest of their lives together. He goes to bed without saying anything else.
A sour breeze sweeps through. Egwene believes it’s Rand’s mood, but there’s a new threat on the horizon. The Dark Lord of the Rings, Voldemort, has come.
Padan Fain (Johann Myers), a wandering merchant, arrives in Two Rivers the following morning with his cart. As he taunts them, the kids are ecstatic. Tam informs Egwene that Rand has already left town. In Perrin’s slumber, Laila snuggles next to him.
Padan determines Danya’s bracelet isn’t worth much since it’s not genuine gold and he can’t sell it in town, so Mat delivers it to him. Mat decides on three lanterns for his sisters after much haggling. Padan places the bracelet in a secure location, implying that it is worth more than he told Mat.
Moiraine searches the village, hoping to locate the Dragon as she and Lan make their way through the crowd. She inquires as to whether he had a sleepless night because he believes one of The Eyeless has come. She feels he does and informs him that they will both be busy today.
Rand is seated on a rock outcropping on a mountain top, one of his favorite pondering areas, when Egwene arrives. When he’s there, he tells her, he thinks of his future—his wife, his children, and the home he’ll construct for his family on his property.
It’s a Rand-centric existence, with little space for his wife’s desires.
Egwene hears this, sheds a tear, and informs him that she will not be duplicating Rand’s parents’ lives. She is on her way to becoming a Wisdom. (However, he does not allow her to speak it out.) There was no need for her or Laila to talk in front of their guys.) To his credit, he taps into his higher side for a little while and attempts to embrace it without resistance.
Moiraine finds Nynaeve washing the rocks around a holy pool in a cave.
“They name you a leader in this town, Wisdom, and yet you’re cleaning.” Moiraine:
“This pool is holy,” Nynaeve says. It’s a privilege to clean it. “How did you end up here?”
Moiraine went for a stroll. Nynaeve wasn’t asking for it. She wants to know why Moiraine is in Two Rivers, but rather than lying, Moiraine acts as if she doesn’t comprehend the question. She turns the tables on Nynaeve, saying that she’s been questioning the locals about the younger lady. Nynaeve was born someplace else, and the old Wisdom brought her there as a baby when she was orphaned, she found. Moiraine says that the town’s records are inaccurate.
Or maybe the records will all vanish the minute the Aes Sedai arrive in town. Regular people, given their snobbish, arrogant attitudes and judgmentalism, should avoid collaborating with them whenever feasible. Moiraine is not only speaking to Nynaeve in an unforgivably disrespectful manner in her own area, but she is also physically obstructing the other woman’s exit from the pool. During this talk, she makes Nynaeve feel tiny, chilly, and wet—no magic necessary, just bully tactics.
Nynaeve reveals why she despises the Aes Sedai: when the old Wisdom was 13, she spent months going to the White Tower to study from the Aes Sedai. They dismissed her without giving her a chance since they considered her as nothing more than a poor country girl. She’ll never forget how she was treated, and Nynaeve will as well.
“See, some believe you’re too young to be the Wisdom, but I disagree.” Moiraine: I believe you are capable. Even if it’s just been a year or two after you got that braid?”
“I’ve had it for five years,” Nynaeve says.
Moiraine: “That puts you at 25…26.”
Despite her age, Nynaeve claims she is capable of doing her duty and defending the community, even protecting it from Moiraine if necessary. She puts down the microphone and goes away.
Moiraine achieved what she wanted: she learned Nynaeve’s age (to decide whether she could be the Dragon). She didn’t want to question her directly since she didn’t want to have to explain why she needed to know. By disparaging Nynaeve, she insured that when she recalls the discussion, she will concentrate on other aspects of it. It was a deceptive method of obtaining information. Given her distrust of the Aes Sedai, Nynaeve may not have been totally honest with her.
In the town square, Rand, Mat, and Perrin have lunch. Mat can see Rand is unhappy right away, but he won’t say anything. Perrin offers Mat a few dollars and explains that he and Rand contributed to Mat’s lantern purchase for the celebration. Mat attempts to say no, but Perrin is adamant. Mat already has lights, but he might use the money toward food. Rand departs for the afternoon to return home.
Moiraine keeps an eye on them from her inn’s attic chamber.
Nynaeve and Egwene listen to the breeze from a bridge above the river. They agree that it sounds unusual and off, but they have no idea why.
Lan scours the woods for indications of impending doom. He discovers a string of sacrificial lambs arranged in the form of a Dragon’s Fang, a foreboding sign of impending doom.
At home, Tam and Rand burn a candle inside a lantern to summon Rand’s mother’s ghost. The lamp is hung high on a pole. Rand asks whether they should join the festival throng, but Tam assures him that it makes no difference where they burn the candle.
“How long does it take for the Wheel of Time to reintroduce someone’s soul into the world?” Rand wonders.
“I wish I knew,” Tam says. However, I’m certain there’s a reason why no one remembers their former life. All we can do is make the most of the life we’ve been given. And find solace in it. That no matter what happens, no matter how much anguish we experience, no matter how much sadness we experience, no matter how much death we experience, the Wheel continues spinning. Always. We try one again. “Perhaps do a bit better this time than the previous.”
The townsfolk light their lanterns and toss them into a calm location in the river while Tam talks. Moiraine stands in the shadows, watching. From a distance, she and Egwene exchange lingering stares.
Lan meets Moiraine on the outskirts of the woodland and informs her that the Fade, the cloaked monster of Darkness that came during the night, has brought with it scores of trollocs. He wants to get out of town as soon as possible. Moiraine is still stumped as to which of the young people is the Dragon.
The festival kicks out in earnest in the hamlet, with music and dancing designed to entice the spirits of their loved ones to join the celebration. Until Egwene’s companion is axed in the back, the locals conduct spirited group traditional dances. Trollocs break up the gathering, causing havoc as scared peasants attempt to flee. The trollocs are massive and powerful creatures with lethal weapons. They have little chance against the peasants.
Padan Fain nonchalantly walks out of town in the middle of the mayhem. He doesn’t seem to be concerned about the trollocs pursuing him. Is he the informer who revealed the Fade where Moiraine was hiding?
Nynaeve apprehends Egwene and assists her in her escape. They attempt to rescue some of the injured, but the trollocs have left them too badly damaged. Mat looks for his sisters, since his parents didn’t thought to get them to safety in the first place. As he runs through the conflict, the trollocs don’t appear to notice him.
Rand and Tam’s door is broken down by a trolloc. Tam uses a sword with a heron emblem on the blade that he had hidden beneath his bed to combat the beast. Tam is a skilled swordsman, but he is backed up against a wall by the much larger and stronger trolloc. Rand kills the beast by stabbing him in the back, but Tam is already wounded.
Moirane uses her power to kill a trolloc that Nynaeve and Egwene are fighting. They are about to lose the battle when Moirane uses her magic to kill it. Moiraine keeps using her power, spreading wisps of white light to every part of the battlefield. Lan guards her as she works, using his sword to fend off trollocs.
The villagers resume the fight after Moirgaine has reversed the tide, ganging up on individual trollocs. In the blacksmith’s shop, Perrin and Laila fight together until he gets carried away, swinging his battle ax at everything that moves and accidently striking her in the tummy. She passes away in a matter of minutes.
To kill trollocs, Moiraine summons lightning and fire. The injured are dragged out of the fight by Nynaeve and Egwene. A trolloc snatches Nynaeve’s braid and drags her away. Mat tracks down his sisters and leads them into the woods, where they seek refuge under an ancient oak tree.
Hundreds of more trollocs come to join the battle. Moiraine has a shoulder injury. Lan informs her that they will be unable to defeat the enemy because there are too many of them.
“Light gives me strength,” Moiraine says.
Moiraine takes strength from every source she can as Lan battles the intruders. She then removes stone construction blocks from the town’s walls and hurls them at the trollocs, eventually pulling out so many that the structures and she both collapse. Lan runs over to her and throws himself on top of her to shield her from the falling debris.
Rand rides into town early in the morning, his father draped over his shoulder. He looks about at the devastation of the town and the residents, then begs Nynaeve or someone else to cure Tam. Moiraine is brought by Egwene.
Laila is brought out by Perrin to be buried with the rest of the deceased. Mat returns to town with his sisters.
Tam’s wound contains trolloc poison, which Moiraine detects. Despite her own frailty, she extracts the poison and cures him. When she’s finished, she stops and stares at the four young people who are close. No one expresses gratitude to her for saving Tam’s life.
Rand accuses her of taking the trollocs with her as she walks away. She explains to him that the trollocs arrived at the town for the same purpose she did: to find the four of them. At the White Tower 20 years ago, there was a blind seer with white eyes who could see everything even without using her eyes. She caught a sight of the wheel rotating.
“The Dark One is waking up,” Moiraine says. His hushed tones are already resonating in the recesses of our thoughts. However, there will be someone who can stand up to him. The Dragon has resurrected. “And it’s one of you,” says the narrator.
Mat thinks she’s gone insane. Lan informs her that they must escape before the next wave of trolloc reinforcements comes, which is expected to number in the hundreds.
“How could they get here so quickly?” Lan wonders.
Moiraine agrees that it is time to go and instructs Lan to get the horses. When Egwene complains that Moiraine can’t leave Two Rivers undefended, Moiraine eventually admits why she came to town, stating that the four of them must accompany her since the trollocs are after them. The town will be safe if they depart.
She scolding them for having sheltered childhoods in the mountains, as if they should have moved out on their own and seen the globe by the age of 20 demonstrates how out of touch she is with ordinary people’s lives.
“Our only hope is to reach the White Tower and the other Aes Sedai sisters,” Moiraine says. There isn’t any more time. “We’re leaving right now.”
They mount up, say their goodbyes to their families, and ride off with Moiraine, seeming perplexed by what has just occurred. Moiraine had wished for it to be this way. She waited until they couldn’t refuse her or ask too many questions before saying anything. Only one episode in, and it’s evident why the Aes Sedai are distrusted. They are cruel and have no faith in anybody.
Moiraine, narrated by Moiraine:
“Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legends as the Wheel of Time spins. Legend dissolves into myth, and myth, in turn, slips into obscurity when the Age that gave birth to it returns. A wind rose in the Mountains of Mist during one Age, dubbed the Third Age by some. The wind was not the first thing that sprang to mind. There are no beginnings or finishes to the Wheel of Time’s rotation. However, it was a start.”
I haven’t read the novels that are the basis for this series, so I’m going into it with an open mind. I believe it’s quite good after viewing the first four episodes. It suffers from the same problems that high fantasy often does: it struggles to set itself apart from the genre’s titans.
For my part, I just assume that works in a certain genre, whether it’s a buddy police comedy, a science fiction horror thriller, or a high fantasy novel, will have tropes and parallels. They don’t belong in the genre unless they have certain clichés. The ultimate test is what the artists accomplish within the confines of a genre, not how cleverly they breach it (though that may be entertaining at times).
Wheel of Time hasn’t reinvented the wheel yet (heh). Instead, it’s a strong plot with well-developed characters and a rich environment. The cast is extremely engaging, the production design is stunning, and the special effects are well-suited to television. Lorne Balfe’s original music is extremely appealing to me.
“All we can do is make the most of the life that has been given to us.” – Tam delivers a moving, thought-provoking speech that is rich in world-building and foreshadowing. And with the recognition that The Wheel of Time has some striking resemblances to The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. It’s difficult to pay attention to the rest of Tam’s words when the Game of Thrones actor is nearly literally echoing one of Gandalf’s most famous statements. Wheel of Time deserves credit for tackling the problem head-on and asking, “So what?” Show what you’ve got.
Tam finds peace in the knowledge that no one is ever really gone, and that no opportunity is ever truly lost. Others in the hamlet seem depressed, maybe because there is no assurance that two souls will reincarnate together again, and even if they do, they will forget about each other. Moiraine understands that the Dragon must do substantially better in his present existence than he did in his previous one, when he ruined the planet.
I’m not sure Tam believes it when he claims it doesn’t matter where you light the lamp. He put his wife’s lamp as high in the air as he could, just outside her front door. He’s trying to get her to return home. The villagers hold a community rite in which they transform their lights into little boats that sail together in the river. The villagers’ spirits are brought back together, exactly as they would perish together later in the episode. They accept rebirth at random, but Tam silently tries to persuade his wife’s spirit to return to him. This is consistent with Rand’s subtle possessiveness toward Egwene throughout the episode. It makes me question whether Rand’s mother consumed so much apple brandy that Tam isn’t as laid-back as he seems.
The classical elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit are represented by the four or five ta’veren. You may argue that different characters are related with different elements, but I believe that in this episode, Egwene is most associated with water (floating in the river), Perrin is most associated with fire (blacksmith), and Rand is most associated with air (all of those heights). Both earth and spirit are linked with Mat and Nynaeve, but if I had to pick, I’d give her earth and him spirit. We spotted her in a cave, and he concealed his sisters under an oak tree, which is one of the classic trees described as the tree of life.
(I’m aware that women in the novels have a higher affinity for air and water, while males have a stronger attraction for fire and earth.) Instead of updating the magic the way they’ve updated the ta’verens by incorporating Elgwene and Nynaeve, I’ll assign components to characters as I want until the program shows me cause to think they’re maintaining that sexist divide. Moiraine seemed to be very at ease with earth and fire while she was destroying stone structures and manipulating lightning.)
The program hasn’t revealed who the Dragon reborn is just yet. Moraine glances directly at Rand and only belatedly looks at the others when she informs them the Dragon is one of them. Either she doesn’t know or she isn’t ready to inform Rand about his fate. All of the ta’veren have foreshadowing that may indicate they are the Dragon, but Rand’s is the most prominent. He possesses the personality features of a dragon (intelligence, possessiveness, hoarding, intensity, quickly offended), and he favors the mountains over the plains. His thinking location was designed just for a dragon.
Moiraine is a member of the Aes Sedai, a strong magical sisterhood that requires years of training in the White Tower before becoming an Aes Sedai. “Aes Sedai” is a phrase that meaning “servant of all.” The Aes Sedai are organized into Ajahs, which are sub-groups of the Aes Sedai. In the current day, the Aes Sedai are completely made up of women, since the male half of the One Power was corrupted by the Dark One at the conclusion of the Age of Legends. They are a formidable group that maintains an uneasy peace throughout the country.
Moiraine calls the four young people she is looking for in Two Rivers ta’veren: When the Pattern has to be repaired or realigned, the Wheel of Time generates ta’veren: twisting a person’s life-thread in such a manner that all surrounding threads are compelled to swirl around it. This has a rippling effect across the Pattern, making the individual the main point. Ta’veren people find themselves in the middle of bizarre and implausible happenings, both good and harmful.
Nynaeve is the Wisdom of Two Rivers, a lady who heals and guides the people of the hamlet. Wisdoms have a natural affinity for foraging. They are at ease in practically any natural setting and are knowledgeable about the local flora. Wisdoms utilise whatever resources they have, but Aes Sedai normally depend only on the One Power to heal. Tracking is another helpful talent for a Wisdom, since some animals are excellent markers for certain plants, flowers, and medicines that healers have on hand.
Outside of town, Lan discovers a sign of a Dragon’s Fang fashioned from killed sheep: The Dragon’s Fang emblem is commonly scratched or painted on the doors or residences of persons who are seen to be bad, or as a curse upon those who live inside, as an omen of evil or a cursed mark. (From Amazon Prime’s Explore/Mythology section’s extra information.)
Laila, Perrin’s wife, was invented only for the purpose of being fridged in the first episode of the TV program. She has very little speech and spends the most of her time staring at him. Surely there was a more effective method to encourage Perrin in the future than to construct a mannequin wife whose entire function in the story is to suffer a terrible, horrible death? Even if she had died, she could have attended the women’s ceremony and spoken more in the bar.
Moiraine and Lan have a connection that is off the charts. I’d be perfectly ok if it became less platonic.
After witnessing all of those coins change hands, does anybody else have the song “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” stuck in their head? It’ll only get worse from here.
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