"Small increases in chaos are as important as large."
   — Sammael to Graendal

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Setting: Toward Kinslayer's Dagger, Cairhien, Shayol Ghul

Point of view: Sevanna

Sevanna is sitting with some of the Shaido Wise Ones, two days after the disastrous Battle of Dumai's Wells. They decide to use the callbox ter'angreal they were given. After it is activated, Caddar speaks to them through the callbox and Sevanna asks to meet in ten days where they met before. Instead Caddar is able to find their location and to Travel there within minutes. He brings Maisia[1] with him and pretends that she is under his control. Sevanna was supposed to have Rand and Caddar was going to give them a way to control him. Sevanna asks to have the secret of Traveling since they arrived from somewhere else so quickly. He promises to get them some traveling boxes, similar to the callbox, for a price.

Point of view: Moridin

Moridin has been watching the meeting between the Wise Ones, Sammael, and Graendal. Since he is covered in fancloth (except for his eyes), he is essentially invisible. He hears Sammael claim that he has a truce with Lews Therin, that he has been named Nae'blis, and that he had no hand in Rand's kidnapping (but that Mesaana surely did). He briefly considers killing Sevanna and the Shaido Wise Ones with her, then discards the idea. He uses the True Power to rip a hole and step outside the Pattern. There are black spots flicking across his eyes.





  1. In the Age of Legends, "Maisia" was a common name for pets.