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|Setting: Far Madding|
Point of view: Nynaeve al'Meara
Nynaeve is waiting for Rand and Lan to return to the roof after they deal with Gedwyn and Torval. Suddenly a flood of guardsmen appear and stop in front of the house where the men are. As she moves to create a distraction, she is grabbed from behind by Cadsuane. Min is with her and can tell through the bond that Rand is hurt and probably unconscious. Nynaeve wishes to return to see if Lan is ok but with help from Alivia she is hauled away. Nynaeve thought she could get away with a small amount of channeling to help Rand and Lan, but she was wrong and now Rand and Lan are caught.
Point of view: Rand al'Thor
Rand wakes up in darkness and in pain. He is in a small cell and nightmares from when he was stuffed in a box by Aes Sedai begin to haunt him. He is afraid he will be in the cell until Aes Sedai from Elaida come to collect him. He begins to recite the list of women who died because of him starting with Moiraine and determining to be as hard as he needs to be.
Point of view: Cadsuane Melaidhrin
Cadsuane is on her way to talk with the Counsels about Rand. Min reports on Rand's condition, which is worsening and Nynaeve comments that the plan won't work. They enter the chamber where the thirteen Counsels meet and Aleis Barsalla says they are not welcome. Cadsuane requests that they let her take the Dragon Reborn off their hands but is rebuffed. Cadsuane mentions that the three men with her, Damer, Jahar and Eben are Asha'man. This still has no affect on the Counsel so Cadsuane channels using her Hummingbird to move the coronet from Aleis on to the floor. Nynaeve then moves the coronet back but they pretend it was Damer that channeled. Aleis gives in.
- Lews Therin
- Aleis Barsalla
- Damer Flinn
- Jahar Narishma
- Eben Hopwil
- Cadsuane's Paralis-net