Originally Posted by deadmanshand
It's not the college of mages idea. It's the entire structure, ideology, method of operation, punishment rites, initiation rites... it just had the names changed and made open to both genders. So your example and assertion doesn't work with me because mine is not based off of a superficial resemblance.
Dragonlance had mages' colleges just like that in 1986. Four years before Jordan penned the first WoT novel.
His helmet was stifling, it narrowed his vision. And he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw him off balance. And his target is far away.