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The One Tree: Vain's arm turns to wood
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well then, that's one of my objections about The One Tree that's thrown to the wayside. I'd long felt after finishing the Second Chronicles that everything the company goes through in that book after escaping the Elohim was pointless. I see now that isn't the case.

Oh, gosh, no. Donaldson wanted the characters to believe that everything happening on the Isle was failure, and he wanted the readers to as well, so it's understandable. But it's only failure on the face of it. Vain got his One Tree injection. Brinn got his promotion. Seadreamer got his closure. Everyone learned about the Worm. Linden learned what's really at stake. Covenant learned control. Findail's duplicity was revealed. And the One Tree finally got wet.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: The One Tree: Vain's arm turns to wood Reply with quote

Stevo wrote:
Have other idea's been discussed?


Given that it was Vain's arm rather than any other appendage which was transformed into wood, then there may be more in common between the One Tree and the Colossus of the Fall, than meets the eye.
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- an obsidian column upraised on a plinth of native rock, and gnarled at its top into a clench of speechless defiance.

With respect can describe Vain too.

Given Elena's unique bone shaping talents, and that she was instrumental in destroying the Staff of Law, combined with her presence in Andelain where Vain first appeared, then it's highly believable that she had a hand in Vain's creation - perhaps from a fragment of the Colossus itself.
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