How is everyone SO sure Graendal might be alive and not Sammael? Someone ordered send trollocs to attack Rand and at that point I was pretty sure everyone was told by Moridin that Rand was not to be harmed. Plus Moridin was there when Sammael 'died'. Did RJ tell someone at a signing that he was dead for sure or something?
It's just odd, there is evidence that Sammael might be alive and there is not evidence that Graendal is. The opposite in her case since the compulsion was removed.
I move to put Sammael in the Statues unknown category! -JH