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A paralis-net is a type of ter'angreal device first created during the Age of Legends. Specifically, it is a ter'angreal platform on which a group of angreal and ter'angreal can be worn and/or used together as a complete set.

Semirhage reveals the name of such a set as a paralis-net.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Paralis-nets seem to come in all different shapes. Cadsuane Melaidhrin owns one, which is a set of golden ornament-like angreals and ter'angreals that is worn in her hair.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin

Cadsuane wearing her paralis-net.

Cadsuane's set includes the following:

  • A golden swallow - a ter'angreal that detects saidin being channelled by an unlinked man. It also turns, while suspended by a thin chain, toward the direction of someone channeling the Power, whether male or female.[2]
  • A shrike - an angreal for increasing the amount of saidar that can be drawn by one person.
  • A golden hummingbird - a well that holds saidar.[3]
  • An eight-pointed star - a ter'angreal that vibrates in the proximity of a male with channeling ability.[4]
  • Two intertwined golden crescents - a ter'angreal that grows cool when near someone who embraces saidar.[5] This ter'angreal may have the same function as Mat's Foxhead medallion, which also feels cool around saidar, and stops direct weaves.
  • There are several more ornaments in addition to those listed above. There is at least one more star charm, as descriptions for her paralis-net refer to stars in the plural. One of Cadsuane's ornaments is a ter'angreal that can interfere with weaves. That is how she was able to disrupt Semirhage's use of Illusion.[6] Cadsuane herself does not know the purpose of three of the components: two fish and a moon.[7]

The ter'angreal defense set that Nynaeve al'Meara has is also possibly a paralis-net. Although not worn in her hair, Nynaeve's set of jewelry has parallel functions to that of Cadsuane.[8]

Rand al'Thor, after gaining all the memories of Lews Therin Telamon, also remembers wearing the original male version of a paralis-net.

UseEdit

The overall use of a paralis-net greatly varies. Generally, they seem to do the best to cover all angles and needs that the wearer may have, such as having one ter'angreal to act as a Well and another one to detect the channeling of saidin.

NotesEdit

  1. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22
  2. Winter's Heart, Chapter 35
  3. Winter's Heart, Chapter 34
  4. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 23
  5. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 12
  6. The Eye of the World, Chapter 27
  7. Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 23
  8. Winter's Heart, Chapter 32

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