Friday, September 23, 2016

Gaidal Cain

[quote author=Lariean Malinar on September 23, 2016, 04:26:21 PM]
Okay, so everyone knows that Gaidal Cain was NOT reborn as Olver or Gadren Grady. But apparently....Jur Grady has a younger child (courtesy of Terez from DM cornering Brandon about it), that is a new possibility.
Also, someone theorized that it could also be the child that Logain saves instead of taking Demandred's sa'angreal from Taim's crystallized corpse. Both would be the right age.

What do you think?
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[quote author=Lael Miskeri on September 23, 2016, 11:32:13 PM]
I would like to think that the child of an Asha'man might be more inclined towards growing up as a soldier than a child that was on the Fields of Merrilor during the Last Battle. I have to think that children at the Black Tower would be taught basic survival methods and likely fighting, since you're never exactly certain if a child could either be a sparker or a potential channeler. I think it also fits the concept of the Black Tower that people who "wash out" would then move towards more militaristic roles.
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[quote author=Haeva Stone on September 25, 2016, 01:53:13 PM]
I'm pretty much with Lael on this one. I think that the child Logain saves at the end of MoL is a terrific candidate for Gaidal Cain reborn. It's the best theory I have heard yet.
However, I didn't know that Jur Grady's ugly son was definitely out of the running - could I ask when this was confirmed, just out of interest?

Brandon Sanderson has apparently said that he knows who Gaidal Cain is, but when I last checked, he had not revealed his identity.

Does anyone else think that Team Jordan has held a few snippits back, either for a future TV show, or to keep future interest high?
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[quote author=Lariean Malinar on September 25, 2016, 04:11:47 PM]
Jur Grady's son Gadren is 4 years old, 2 at most when Gaidal is spun out. Brandon did say that he was too old, and James did say that time does not run backward between the real world and Tel'aran'rhiod, so Gaidal would have been an infant.

The other child of Grady, however, could very well be the perfect age for Gaidal, thanks to prying by Terez.

JOE SATCHWELL (23 JANUARY 2013)
Is Gaidal Cain, Grady's kid, Gadren?
BRANDON SANDERSON (23 JANUARY 2013)
That's a good theory. Some fans think he would be too old, however. What do you think?
FOOTNOTE
According to RJ's comments on the subject, he is too old; Rand thought he was about four years old in Lord of Chaos, and even if Rand was off, Gaidal can't have been any more than two months old at the time, and was more likely just being born. It stretches credulity that Rand would have mistaken a newborn baby for a four-year-old child.


next interview (and I missed this one):

INTERVIEW: Feb 22nd, 2013
AMOL Signing Report - Terez (Verbatim)
TEREZ
Okay, so, Grady has multiple children.... (pauses for confirmation)

BRANDON SANDERSON
(gets this gleefully smug look on his face that knocks about a quarter century off his age)

TEREZ
What is that look for? I mean, come on. You've been, like, dancing around the bush...(crosstalk)

BRANDON SANDERSON
I've dodged this one so well, Terez! (crosstalk)

TEREZ
...on this one for like two years, I'm not gonna let you dodge any more! Just tell me if he has multiple children.

BRANDON SANDERSON
(stubbornly reluctant) Grady. Has. Multiple. Children.

(Thank you Theoryland for the info for both posts)
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[quote author=Haeva Stone on September 26, 2016, 12:17:50 PM]
Cheers, Lariean :) I like to have the references.

I'd forgotten Grady's son was quite that old. I knew time ran differently in Tel'aran'rhiod, but it would definitely be stretching things too much, there. I didn't know whether it had been absolutely established, yet.
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