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Lightning being called.

Calling Lightning is a weave associated with the Talent in weather, also known as Cloud Dancing. It uses the opposing elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. With an even split between the affinities normally associated with saidar and those of saidin, this weave is theoretically neutral with regards to male/female dominance.


Using Air, Fire, Water and Earth, Aviendha makes a series of "complex patterns" to disperse a single dense cloud which appears suddenly of the Inner City of Caemlyn. It is noted here that "Calling Lightning is twirling feathers between your fingers compared to stopping it."[1]

Examples of useEdit

The first occurrence of this weave is found when Rand and Mat are cornered in an inn by Darkfriends. Rand uses lightning to break a hole in the wall while eliminating the threat of the Darkfriends. When he pulls Mat from the wreckage, he notes that there is not a single cloud in the sky.[verify]

This is likely the second time that Rand uses the One Power; the first being when he used a refresh weave on Bela.

Nynaeve al'Meara makes use of this weave multiple times as a defensive mecanism.


  1. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 13

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