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! __Egwene__ POV

[Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Gareth Bryne], [Siuan|Siuan Sanche], and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] cross the river [Reisendrelle River]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] rides [Daishar].[1] They see some of [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde]' foragers. [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] comments that [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] is concerned about [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] is outraged that he talked to someone she considers an enemy. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is angry, too.[2] They have seen murder and anarchy all across [Altara] and have heard stories of the same in [Tarabon] and [Arad Doman]. She is startled when [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] tells her [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s army is now up to ten thousand. She thought it was half that at [Salidar]. Some of the sisters still see [Bryne|Gareth Bryne]'s army as a [Foolday|Calendar] mask to frighten [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. Both [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] are poor at [Healing|Weaves#h]. They pass some of [Bryne|Gareth Bryne]'s foragers. After three or four miles, [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] takes them to a merchant caravan from [Caemlyn]. [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] is cautious because of [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari], but [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells him that she has her complete trust. [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] conveys the rumor from the merchants that [Rand|Rand alThor] bowed to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] are both shocked. He is very worried how the rumor will affect his troops. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] that she knows for a fact that it is not true and that [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari], [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Carlinya], [Beonin|Beonin Marinye], [Anaiya] and [Morvrin] will announce the truth tomorrow. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] both look relieved. She sends [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] back and they continue on. 

Shortly after, [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] cracks and starts to babble. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] asked [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] to take [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]'s bond. They were friends and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] hates seeing [Warder] die. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] tells her she should not have tried to buy coin peppers, popular in [Shienar] and [Malkier], this far south. Soon they reach a camp. Besides [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran], [Nisao Dachen] is there with her [Warder|Warder], [Sarin Hoigan], and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari]'s [Warder], [Croi Makin], [Nuhel Dromand] and [Avar Hachami]. [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] and [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] are there, too. [Avar|Avar Hachami] and [Nuhel|Nuhel Dromand] were bonded to [Aes Sedai] who died. [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] is the only one to save two in centuries. That is the reason [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] passed [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] to her. [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] is interested in mind healing. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] has asked about the effect because she plans to bond [Gawyn|Gawyn Trakand]. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] still weeps for [Alric]. [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] says she will pass [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] to [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. They have had him two weeks, twenty days. [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] says she began readying [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] as soon as she felt the bond pass.[3] [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] knows what [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] was like as a boy.[4] [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] and [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] were blackmailing [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] and [Nisao|Nisao Dachen]. [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] wanted to be near [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] and [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] wanted extra lessons. She has visions of being the next [Caraighan|caraighan] or [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] to take care of [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], Queen [Tylin|Tylin Quintara]'s guest at the [Tarasin Palace], and [Skims|Weaves#s] him to five or six days north of [Ebou Dar]; he says he can make it faster. As she opens the gateway at the other end, [Egwene|Egwene alVere] thinks how [Moghedien] was frightened of even the idea of trying to open a gateway at the %%underline back%% end of the platform. When she returns, [Egwene|Egwene alVere] sends off [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] and [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] and makes [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] and [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] swear fealty. 

As they return to camp, [Egwene|Egwene alVere] plans to make the rest of [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar]'s group swear as well.[5] [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] suggests killing [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] and [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] but [Egwene|Egwene alVere] refuses. Back in her tent there are two notes. [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] demands that all [Aes Sedai] be questioned about the [Black Ajah]. [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] demands that all mention of the [Black Ajah] be outlawed. There have been six mutinies in the secret history of the [Tower|White Tower] all leading to the resignation of the [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai] and the entire [Hall|Sitters]. [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] was a [Sitter|Sitters] for forty years. Before she resigned to go into retreat [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] was [Sitter|Sitters] even longer. Her headache is worse. [Halima Saranov] arrives with a note from [Delana|Delana Mosalaine]. She is putting before the [Hall|Sitters] a motion to declare [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] [Black Ajah] because of [Halima|Halima Saranov]'s account from [Cabriana|Cabriana Mecandes]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s headaches began the day after [Logain|Logain Ablar] escaped, the first time she talked to [Halima|Halima Saranov].[6] She thinks [Southharbor|Tar Valon] and [Northharbor|Tar Valon] are the keys to [Tar Valon]. Every sister must be tested for ability to work with metals and ores.[7] [Halima|Halima Saranov] eases her headache with a massage.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] And [Gareth Bryne] rides [Traveler].
\\[#2] No one is supposed to know that she has communicated with [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde].
\\[#3] [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] began pressing [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] harder about breaking her block. She told [Theodrin|Theodrin Dabei] to put special effort into it. ([LoC,Ch7], [LoC,Ch8])
\\[#4] Is there any other evidence of this?
\\[#5] Using the leverage that [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar]'s group kept information from the [Hall|Sitters] because they feared [Black Ajah] infiltration.
\\[#6] A connection between [Halima|Halima Saranov] and the headaches.
\\[#7] With [ACoS,Ch11] footnote 6, this is the first hint of the nature of [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s plan for taking [Tar Valon]. ([CoT,Ch30])
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