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sorry mate. Was never my intention to ridicule you. Sometimes i am just too blunt with my words.
As to your theory well the flaw lies in 'the healing of the land'
It's not the land, or the blight that os the cause. You have to remember prior to the boring of the DO prison, the land was serene and beuatiful. It's when lanfear did what she did that you saw the damage being done. That is due to the DO's presence. He is the one corrupting the surrounding areas.
The hole in the DO is quite small but enough for his evil to seep through and cause the decay. To solve this issue it all goes back to shutting the breach. The breach is located through the pattern. The DO lies outside this pattern. As long as the DO is able to make his presence felt through the bore, there will be no healing of the pattern. Think of it as flesh wound. You have the skin which is the pattern. And a piece of metal which is nudged through it causing the wound. The metal is the dark one. For the skin to heal, the metal has to be removed. Then the skin will clot and heal and form a new skin over the old one.
Finally you cannot kill the DO. It's impossible. We are talking about an immortal being that was present at the time of creation. This is not some worm or padan fain wannabe. This is shaitan. His mere backlash tainted one half of the true source.
Besides the cyclical nature of the wheel of time itself guarantees his eternal life
I'm not saying that the land is the cause, and in fact we're in agreement on a lot of that - Shaitan is the cause. The problem is that resealing the Bore with a "perfect" prison accomplishes nothing but a temporary respite. You certainly can't call it a Last Battle, because it will simply come again when It breaks free again. I mean you've pretty much just gone and used the same analogy I was using! That of a wound on the land, poisoned by the cancer within.
I'm not sure if you realize exactly what you are saying here... because it's like you're contradicting me, but not really. If the Dark One is the "metal" within the skin of the Pattern, and it has to be removed (we agree on this)... where does it go? Back inside the Pattern, sealed inside it like it was before? That's a stopgap, achieving nothing lasting. The question is, if you take It (DO) out and leave it out... which is the point of -my- theory, then what happens next? Is it cut off from the Pattern?
As for the DO being immortal, indestructible, present at the time of creation and all that, I'd like to see a Word of RJ source statement that says as much, because the DO's opinion and the fear-filled opinion of the masses don't count. Fantasy books present over and over again the trope of a near omnipotent power that by way of insanity, ego, or a thousand other reasons, thinks itself immortal and is believed to be by the people of the world. Then at the end of the story, dies at the hand of a hero, or to its Achilles Heel. In short, this sounds subjective, not objective. Source?