"You just promised to do as I say. If you want a tame ta'veren on a leash, go ask Rand or Perrin and see what answer you get."
   — Mat Cauthon to Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al'Meara

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Setting: Ebou Dar

Point of view: Elayne Trakand

Elayne and Nynaeve are outside The Wandering Woman, preparing to see Mat and apologize. Aviendha and Birgitte are disguised and watching Jaichim Carridin. Nynaeve is sulking and insisting she will not apologize. Elayne gives her apology, then has to flick Nynaeve with saidar to get her to do the same. Mat just shrugs it off. Elayne then goes on to make a number of promises, including agreeing to bodyguards when they leave the palace. Elayne then explains to Mat that they are looking for the Bowl of the Winds and what they know about where it is.

They ask Mat to move into the palace. He agrees and then mutters that the dice have stopped rolling around in his head. He moans more when he learns that Tylin picked out his room and it is just down the hall from hers. They leave Mat's room and Nynaeve complains about how much trouble he will be. Setalle Anan meets them and states that they will be more trouble for him. Setalle believes they are pretending to be Aes Sedai and won't listen to any of their protests. She assumes that since Elayne is too young to be an Aes Sedai, Nynaeve must be pretending also.

Nynaeve finally realizes that Setalle might be able to lead them to other women in Ebou Dar that can channel, and those women might know where the Bowl of the Winds is.