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! __Mat__ POV

He goes back to [The Wandering Woman] where his men [Harnan], [Corevin] and [Vanin|Chel Vanin] are waiting. [Corevin] is being bandaged after a fight. There is a serving girl [Leral|leral]. They report that [Nalesean|Nalesean Aldiaya] was there, but they have not seen [Thom|Thom Merrilin] or [Juilin|Juilin Sandar]. [Olver] is back in the stable. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] orders [Vanin|Chel Vanin] to check out the [Chelsaine Palace] near the [Three Towers Gate|Ebou Dar]. They report a bubble of evil fog in the [Rahad] that mangled people. A serving girl [Caira] says an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators] is looking for [Mat|Matrim Cauthon].[1] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is also looking for an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators].[2] He goes upstairs and is attacked by two men. He kills them. [Nerim] helps clean up. [Setalle|Setalle Anan] and [Jasfer Anan] say the men just checked in with a big chest, they were passing through on their way to [Nor Chasen], a village to the east. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s dice do not stop. [Setalle|Setalle Anan] mentions a friend of hers, [Elynde]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] finds a note in his pocket. It says that "[Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] are pushing too far. They are still in danger from the [Tower|White Tower]. Warn them to be careful, or they will be kneeling to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]." It is written on very fine snowy white paper.[3] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] thinks only [Joline|Joline Maza] and [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] were close enough to leave the note but that makes no sense.
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! __Joline Maza__ POV

Her [Warder] are [Blaeric|Blaeric Negina] and [Fen|Fen Mizar]. She thinks their only hope against the [Dark One|ShaiTan] is a boy who is running wild.[4] She and [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] are equals, but [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] overwhelms many. [Merilille|Merilille Ceandevin] and [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] both taught when she was novice, but [Merilille|Merilille Ceandevin] is now lower. [Joline|Joline Maza] is loyal to the [White Tower], not [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] says [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] called [Joline|Joline Maza] a child. [Joline|Joline Maza] is incensed, as she is older than [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s mother. [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] wants to take [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], and [Aviendha] to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] intentionally delayed reporting to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] to show independence. What [Joline|Joline Maza] really wants to do is wait till [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] screws up and is deposed, too. She thinks [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] is angry about [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] mainly because they are stronger than she.
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! __Falion__ POV

She is with [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] of the [Blue Ajah], questioning a woman with a red belt. [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] is squeamish and will not participate. [Falion|Falion Bhoda] wishes she had [Temaile|Temaile Kinderode] to help. [Temaile|Temaile Kinderode] is very good at questioning, but enjoys it too much. They are too rough and the woman dies. They have two thugs, [Arnin] and [Nad], with them and are working for [Moghedien]. [Falion|Falion Bhoda] who is [White Ajah] does not like [Ispan|Ispan Shefar]. She prefers working with other [Whites|White Ajah] like [Rianna|Rianna Andomeran]. They are looking for the %%ot *[angreal|Angreal]%% stash and they know other [Darkfriends] are looking, too. She wonders why they have not heard from [Moghedien], not even in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. [Callie], the [Wise Woman|Kin], was kicked out of the [White Tower] four years ago. When she left she tried to steal a %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%% which only makes images of flowers and the sound of a waterfall. [Falion|Falion Bhoda] is good at persuasion. She taught novice classes in the [White Tower]. [Falion|Falion Bhoda] suggests kidnapping [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] wants to kill them.
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! __Noal__ POV

He is watching a white three-story house where two [Aes Sedai] are staying.[5] It is the home of a goldsmith.[6] The two thugs [Arnin] and [Nad] are there. He has missing memories. He is the old guy [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] spotted who followed Lady [Shiaine|Mili Skane] from the racetrack. He has had two long knives over thirty years. He knows there is something important that he has to remember.[7]
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] This must be [Aludra]. ([TPoD,Ch1], [WH,Ch15])
\\[#2] This may have to do with [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s [Dream|TelAranRhiod] about him and an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators].
\\[#3] [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] slipped him the note. She is still so furious with [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] that she will do anything to disrupt [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s plans. ([WH,Ch19])
\\[#4] This clearly demonstrates that [Joline|Joline Maza] is %%underline not%% [Black Ajah].
\\[#5] [Falion|Falion Bhoda] and [Ispan|Ispan Shefar]
\\[#6] This goldsmith is almost certainly a [Darkfriend|Darkfriends]. There are at least three goldsmiths from [Ebou Dar] now with [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] in [Caemlyn], [Famelle Juarde], [Ivara] and [Jillien].
\\[#7] It now seems near certain that the old man going under the name [Noal|Noal Charin] is actually [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin].
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