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Setting: Kandor-Arafel Border, The Black Tower


Point of view: Siuan Sanche

Siuan tries to help with Healing after escaping the Sharan attack and is sent away by Yukiri due to Siuan’s exhaustion. Siuan orders Haerm to search for the Amyrlin, convinced that she has survived the ambush.

Gareth Bryne and Siuan discuss the losses, one out of every two men, after the last attack. Bryne is upset that he made a mistake in not attacking the Trollocs sooner and being too careful. He realizes that the Shadowspawn's behavior indicated that an ambush was coming, and he missed the signs. He says that he was trained better than this and he could not ignore this mistake.

Point of view: Lyrelle Arienwin

Lyrelle is in charge of the sisters set to watch the Black Tower. They enter the Black Tower to bond the Asha’man they were promised. 

Pevara joins the group at Logain’s request. Pevara explains that bonding Asha’man does not compel them as is possible with ordinary men. Lyrelle insists on going though with bonding them. 

Point of view: Androl Genhald

Androl provides the Tower Aes Sedai camped outside the Black Tower with 46 men who volunteered to be Warders, as he has already been bonded by Pevara. He tells Lyrelle they may bond any men they can ask. All of the other Asha’man are away on other business, and Androl has hidden Jonneth, Emarin, and Canler. Lyrelle instructs the Aes Sedai to select their Warders.

Androl slips into one of the huts and Pevara follows. Logain has been poring over the things they found in Taim's rooms. He is darker, talks less, and Pevara worries that the Turning has broken him inside. Androl states that they follow Logain's orders, because Logain gave them hope, and that they'll honor the Dragon’s last order to think of themselves not as weapons, but as men.




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