I thought I'd start a home for all those little, unimportant things that confuse people that you've managed to figure out. Basically I classify things into Major Theories, Minor Theories and Fledgeling Theories. Major Theories are the Biggies, Who killed Asmodean, Who killed Adeleas, What's the deal with Taim etc. Minor Theories are conundra unconnected with the main plot or unimportant to it. Fledgeling Theories are nice ideas you haven't found enough evidence to support or disprove yet. Here's my first Minor Theory, feel free to comment or add yours. Aviendha's Toh. (LoC Spoilers) In Matters of Toh chapt. 19 of LoC, after 'Far Snows' and just before she goes to Salidar, Aviendha is thinking on her toh to Rand and Elayne. She thinks that she has toh toward Rand but much more toward Elayne, a termite mound beside the Spine of the World. All Rand did was save her life, she feels she betrayed Elayne. Now the part that confuses everyone: "Killing Rand al'Thor would meet one toh, killing herself the second, but each toh blocked that solution to the other." It had me stumped, how could killing the man Elayne loves meet her toh to her, obviously killing Rand isn't the solution to her toh to him? Then it hit me, Aviendha wasn't going to kill him as the man Elayne loves but as the most important thing to her in the world. Aiel don't value their lives very highly, life is cheap in the Waste, but living alone is terrible. So, she could kill Rand and force herself to live without him, knowing that she'd killed him. That would be the worst punishment she could think of (very reminiscent of LTT's plight). BUT, in order for it to work she would have to be alive. Plus there's the small matter of her toh to him. She could kill herself to meet her toh to Rand, basically undoing what he did for her. If it never happened then there's no toh to meet. BUT in order to meet her toh to Elayne she must stay alive and kill Rand. Ji'e'toh's a bitch ain't it?