This week Rafe posted a, um, rather interesting drawing of everyone’s favorite mare, Bela. Apparently Bela is quite a topic of discussion in The Wheel of Time Writer’s Room, and one of the writers’ assistants, who presumably doesn’t know too much about the series, drew this sketch, which captures the essence of how cool Bela is.
What do you think? Yay or neigh?
Another monthly events wrap-up for TarValon.Net. At the beginning of March we received news that our dear friend Jaim al’Bearach had passed, and his loss still lies heavy on our hearts. We welcomed Novices and Recruits to the Tower, as well as three new Aes Sedai. We also celebrated our 18th Anniversary Party in Ariel, Washington.
Posts of Note
It seems that last week’s question of where Rafe and the Wheel of Time Writers were is answered with this Tweet: they were in Bali!
Rafe asked fans to say what some of their favorite rituals, festivals, or ceremonies are from The Wheel of Time. My absolute favorite ceremony is the First Sibling Ceremony seen in Winter’s Heart between Aviendha and Elayne — not specifically because of the individuals involved, but because the ceremony itself and the meaning behind it is really beautiful. At TarValon.Net, we’ve adopted a similar ceremony, and it means a lot to quite of number of our members.
What are some of your favorite rituals, festivals, or ceremonies in The Wheel of Time?
Where in the world is Rafe now? I’m getting a strong South Asian feel, and a few people on Twitter have mentioned that these are floating flower mandalas, which are popular in Bali.
What do you think? Where are Rafe and the WoT Writers now, and what are they doing there?
UPDATE: It appears that Rafe’s Tweet has since been deleted. However, you can still see the image he linked below.
View from my hotel room #WoTWednesday pic.twitter.com/Jikl7y6fBI
— Rafe Judkins (@rafejudkins) March 13, 2019
It was previously revealed that The Wheel of Time television series would be filmed in Prague in September 2019. Now, I’m not terribly familiar with the landmarks of the region, but a quick search tells me that what’s in the image above is Prague Castle. You can see the resemblance in the image below.
Now, as to what this means? Well, as to that, we can only speculate! Is he looking at potential filming locations for scenes? Does he have a White Tower picked out? Are there parts of the city that would be suitable for scenes like Caemlyn or Fal Dara?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see!