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|Setting: Shayol Ghul, Tel'aran'rhiod|
- Point of view: Aviendha
Unable to stand Aviendha tries to crawl towards her gateway as Hessalam tries to shield her. She realises she can't reach it and starts to unweave the gateway as Hessalam begins to weave compulsion.
In her haste, Aviendha picks the wrong thread and the gateway explodes.
- Point of view: Padan Fain
Fain, thinking of himself as Shaisam, moves towards Rand. He stops, as some of the mist which is a part of him has stopped sensing.
He comes across what he believes to be a familiar corpse, killed by the mists, but it reaches up and grabs him by the throat.
Mat tells him he once heard that if you catch a disease and survive, you can't get it again. Fain drops the dagger and Mat grabs it, ramming it through his heart.
Fain dies, his corpse melting away.
- Point of view: Perrin Aybara
He leaves him to be Healed and returns to Shayol Ghul, as he knows Rand still needs him.
- Point of view: Rand al'Thor
With saidin, saidar and the True Power, Rand seizes the Dark One through the Bore, using the protection of the True Power to prevent saidin from being tainted again. The Dark One tries to turn off access to the True Power but there is too much of it and he is unable to do anything.
Light explodes from Rand.
- Padan Fain
- Matrim Cauthon
- Perrin Aybara
- Jur Grady
- Rand al'Thor
- El'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran
- Moiraine Damodred