Monday, September 2, 2019

Three Aes Sedai Articles Updated


By Linda

I've begun updating the last category of articles - The Aes Sedai. Three articles have been updated so far with information from Robert Jordan's notes and interviews.

The Black Ajah

Aes Sedai Attitudes to Male Channellers: The Unbeliever

Elaida's Embassy To Rand

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wheel of Time Costume Articles Updated


By Linda

These last few weeks I've been working on updating the two large Wheel of Time costume articles with information from Robert Jordan's notes. Some nations had significant additions--including Altara, Ghealdan, Illian, Malkier, Saldaea and Sea Folk.

Costume Part 1 - Age of Legends to Malkier

Costume Part 2 - Mayene to Whitecloaks

Friday, August 2, 2019

Latest Updates on the Nations and Society Articles


By Linda

This week I updated a few articles on the nations and societies with information from Robert Jordan's notes, booksignings and interviews. Also improving formatting and links. These articles are now completed and posted on the blog:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pillowfriends...

Wheel of Time Music

Performance and Instruments

Regional and Cultural Variation

Songs and Dances

Nobility

The Mainland Rulers

The Nobles of Tear

The Noble Houses of Cairhien

The Noble Houses of Andor


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Blog articles on the Shadow have been updated


By Linda

For the last few weeks, I've mainly been working on real life things, some rewarding, some just ordinary stuff. Anyway, I was also slowly my way through updating the articles on the Shadow with information from Robert Jordan's notes, booksignings and interviews. These are now completed and posted on the blog:

The Forsaken and their Deeds and Plans

The Shadow's Influence on the Black Tower

Who is a Darkfriend?

I've now turned to updating the large category of articles about the nations and people.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Updates Completed on One Power Articles


By Linda

For the last few weeks I've been updating the articles that deal with the One Power and Channelling with information from Robert Jordan's notes, booksignings and interviews. The main articles include:

Angreal and Sa'angreal

Saidar Strength Ranking

Ter'angreal and Allied Items

Weaves and Talents

The list of updated articles is now longer:

The Aelfinn and the Eelfinn

The Aelfinn's Answers

The Ages of the Characters

Aiel Prophecy

Angreal and Sa'angreal

Animal Symbolism

The Cache from Ebou Dar

Cadsuane's Ornaments

Channellers Detecting Other Channellers

Character Names Derived from Readers' Names

Character Names series

The Composition and Politics of the Halls

Demandred

Egwene's Dreams

Fate, Free Will and Divining the Pattern

Freemasonry

Herbs and Other Medicines

Horn of Valere

Inventions From Rand's Academies

Robert Jordan's Strength Ranking

Lews Therin

Matter of Britain 2: An Arthurian Who's Who

Mesaana

Min's Viewings

Names of the Shadow

Off-shore Prophecy

Ogier

Onset of Rand's Channelling

Origin of Place Names

Price and Prize of Knowledge

Rand

Robert Jordan's Strength Ranking

Saidar Strength Ranking

Ter'angreal and Allied Items

Semirhage

There Are No Beginnings or Endings...The Paradox of WOT's Eschatology

Time of Illusions

Weaves and Talents

Wheel of Time Theology

Who Is Not A Darkfriend?


Sunday, May 12, 2019

One new and three updated essays.


By Linda

At JordanCon last month, I gave a presentation on Wheel of Time eschatology or end-times. I wrote a long essay on this subject years ago, but put off updating it until the Companion had been published and I had studied Robert Jordan’s notes. Doing a presentation on end-times was, at least in part, intended to push me into rewriting the essay. I knew it would be a big job, and in fact, it took a few months, during which I wrote a new essay on Wheel of Time theology, as well as the updated essay on End-times. The Time of Illusions and Aelfinn and Eelfinn articles also were updated as part of the work on the theology essays.

This brings the list of updated articles so far to:

The Aelfinn and the Eelfinn

The Aelfinn's Answers

The Ages of the Characters

Aiel Prophecy

Angreal and Sa'angreal

Animal Symbolism

The Cache from Ebou Dar

Cadsuane's Ornaments

Channellers Detecting Other Channellers

Character Names Derived from Readers' Names

Character Names series

The Composition and Politics of the Halls

Demandred

Egwene's Dreams

Fate, Free Will and Divining the Pattern

Freemasonry

Herbs and Other Medicines

Horn of Valere

Inventions From Rand's Academies

Robert Jordan's Strength Ranking

Lews Therin

Matter of Britain 2: An Arthurian Who's Who

Mesaana

Min's Viewings

Names of the Shadow

Off-shore Prophecy

Ogier

Onset of Rand's Channelling

Origin of Place Names

Price and Prize of Knowledge

Rand

Robert Jordan's Strength Ranking

Saidar Strength Ranking

Semirhage

There Are No Beginnings or Endings...The Paradox of WOT's Eschatology

Time of Illusions

Weaves and Talents

Wheel of Time Theology

Who Is Not A Darkfriend?


Next to be updated will be the various articles on channelling and Items of Power.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's Been Ten Years!


By Linda

In mid March 2009, the Thirteenth Depository went public, reposting essays wotmaniacs Linda, Dom, Mar, Peter and Bob wrote for the fan website wotmania, along with a lot of new Wheel of Time commentary.

Ten years, and over 3 million page views later, the blog is still active. Last year I finished a complete read-through of the series, and updated many articles with information from Jordan's notes and the Wheel of Time Companion. My current update is a major re-write of the Eschatology essay--I divided it into 2 (not 3!) and have finished the first half.

A huge thank you to all the readers who have read, commented and encouraged me over the years.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Three Character Essays Updated

The last two weeks, I've updated a few of the character parallels essays with new information from Robert Jordan's blog, the WOT interview database and from my own research.

Lews Therin

Mesaana

Semirhage