Gertrude Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 As for Lan being a mentor for Rand - most of that happens at Fal Dara when Lan begins training him in earnest, What Rand has seen of Lan so far is the typical strong, silent type. We've seen behind his mask a bit, as did Nyneave (which helps sooooo much) but none of the other kids have any reason to think he's anything but a highly competent, single-minded warrior. I'm also thinking that when Lan and Rand are interacting the most, Lan is struggling with his feelings for Nyneave. There might be a conversation where Lan tells Rand the best thing for anyone you love is to send them away because it will only hurt them. That's easy enough to misinterpret. Or it could be a dozen other things we're not thinking about. Talking about the relationship between Rand and Lan as damaged at this point is premature IMO. So far in the books, Lan has had a bath and a few quick weapons lessons with them on the road and that's all we've missed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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