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First paragraph of ToM *slight spoilers* - Edit 2

Before modification by Etzel at 24/04/2010 10:37:39 AM

At JordanCon BS read the first paragraph of ToM (he said, though, it might be changed, yet):

"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose around the misty peaks of Imfaral. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning."

So, it seems for the first time (IIRC) the wind won't rose in the Westlands, but in Seanchan. According to the Guide, Imfaral is a large city in north-central Seanchan and the location of the Towers of Midnight. This might indicate that the actual Towers of Midnight (which seem to be a prison for channelers), will play a part in ToM, and that the title isn't only a metaphor. Probably the wind will then go on to describe the Towers of Midnight and the - likely chaotic - situation in Seanchan till it crosses the Aryth Ocean, maybe touching the Sea Folk isles, the west of the Westlands and perhaps end in Caemlyn or another big city.
Video of the 1st paragraph of ToM (ca. at the 58.-59. minute)

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