"Callandor. Who wields me wields destiny. Take me, and begin the final journey."
   — A whisper in a dream that Perrin has.

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Setting: Wolf Dream


Point of view: Perrin

Perrin is dreaming[1] that he is in an inn. An injured man[2], wearing velvet with white lace at the collar, encouraging him to give up the axe and go back to being a blacksmith. Perrin replies that he will, but not yet. During the conversation, Perrin tells this man that he is ta'veren. The man tries to get him to drink something, but he refuses.

Then he finds himself standing in front of a mirror. He is wearing armor and a golden helmet shaped like a lion's head. The axe is by his side, now. He feels like he's carried it in hundreds of battles. The most beautiful woman he's ever seen[3] is standing in the room with him, talking about glory. She offers him a drink, too, and he again refuses. She leaves, but not before saying that she will be in his dreams.

Then, Perrin finds himself standing on stairs that lead nowhere. Far away he sees a woman[4] hurrying somewhere. Above him, on another set of stairs, two men are arguing. One is tall and slender with silver in his black hair.[5] The other is not as tall and has short, white hair.[6] The two men converse but not amiably. A third man[7] joins them and the first two men seem to ally against him. Finally all three start shouting at each other and the meeting breaks up in a ball of fire. A wolf appears and Perrin shouts, "No!"

Perrin shifts to a place he seems to recognize.[8] He sees a crystal sword hanging in the air, and he cannot grab it. A whisper seems to give it's name, Callandor. Then another whisper, "the twisted ones come" which comes from a wolf.

Unanswered Questions

  • Where was Perrin when he saw the fight between the three men? Was it an untainted version of the Ways?
  • What is the significance of the axe in Perrin's past lives?
  • What is the significance of the lion-shaped golden helmet in Perrin's past lives?






  1. He doesn't realize it, but he's in Tel'aran'rhiod.
  2. Ishamael.
  3. Lanfear.
  4. Lanfear, again.
  5. Rahvin.
  6. Be'lal.
  7. Ishamael, again.
  8. The Stone of Tear.