I believe copies were made of the male adam, so they could have had more. And for the most part the Seanchan battles we've seen involved either Channelers being a big factor, or them being out maneuvered by a Master General (Mat or Rodel). And while their Raid of the WT was eventually driven off, they still did a TON of damage. Now that they have Gateways and can strike more efficiently, I'd hate to see what happens if they try again.
From the sounds of things, it was more along the lines that the Seanchan had gunpowder and the Aiel didn't was the bigger factor. Plus Wise Ones are not the battle experienced Channelers the Damane are. Just look at how they fared vs. Ashamen at Dumai Wells. Straight up Aiel spears vs. Seanchan swords, hands down my money's on the Aiel, but Damane vs. Wise Ones and Seanchan GUNS vs. Aiel spears... I wouldn't want to be the Aiel.
Bottom line: Seanchan as they are aren't pushovers. The fact that they've conquered so much of Randland in such a small amount of time make that clear. Almoth Plain, Tanchico, Amadicia, and Ebou Dar in about a year's time? An army of Rand and Ashamen were able to fight them to a draw? Don't count them out.
but really the only truely tough country they have taken over is Amador. the whitecloaks home counrty. most of the others were in civil unrest. also, Illain is keeping them at bay. i didnt think they were THAT good.
on a similar note. WHY HASNT THE BLACK TOWER DESTROYED the Seachan? they could have before. gateway to Falme, then blast EVERYTHING. haha but mainly they just train and make gateways (excluding the ones on the borderlands and with various main characters)
Post by Edvar al'Given on Nov 14, 2010 7:29:23 GMT -6
That is my take on it as well Tim. As for the asha'man...the damane seem to be there greatest opponents so far. Yes, they have proven they can beat them, but I think there are still far more damane than asha'man. Also, they (Taim) have other priorities. The only ones who have really kicked a$$ so far are the ones Rand takes. And I fear greatly for the WT. Tuon wants to attack again, full force now that they have gateways....unless something happens to prevent them, I predict they will burn it to the ground and salt the land lol
but remember the future the glass columns showed. the white tower fell GENERATIONS after the Last Battle (if it is won anyway lol) i bet that the seachan attack when everyone is in the plains above Tar Valon and Rand will be able to stop them. in exchange for bowing to the throne