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! __Sevanna__ POV

It is two days since the battle. [Sevanna] is a hundred miles east of [Dumai's Wells|Dumais Wells] with [Tion], [Modarra], [Alarys], [Meira], [Rhiale], [Someryn], and [Belinde].[1] Less than twenty thousand [Shaido] spears are with them. [Therava] and the other [Wise Ones|Aiel] tied to [Sevanna] are still missing. They use the [call box]. When [Someryn] [channels|True Source] [Fire|One Power] into it, it draws [Earth|One Power], [Air|One Power] and [Spirit|One Power], %%ot [saidar|Said]%% and %%ot [saidin|Said]%%. [Caddar|Sammael] ([Sammael]) answers and asks if they have [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Sevanna] realizes this is a test and admits that they do not. They first met in [Kinslayer's Dagger|Kinslayers Dagger]. [Meira] brings up [Desaine] and is criticized by the others. [Caddar|Sammael] uses a "wayline" to the [call box] to gate there with [Maisia|Graendal] ([Graendal]). He is in a very tall disguise and both have dark skin and hair. [Someryn] tells [Sevanna] that [Maisia|Graendal] is a very strong [channeler|True Source]. [Sevanna] knows [Caddar|Sammael], but not [Maisia|Graendal]. [Caddar|Sammael] chides [Sevanna] for using seven [Wise Ones|Aiel] instead of one on the [call box].[1] He promised her a thing that will control [Rand|Rand alThor] when he is taken, but will not overcome him.[2] She asks if he has the same for [Aes Sedai] and he says yes. She asks if he can provide his mode of transportation. [Caddar|Sammael] looks pleased and says he can provide traveling boxes.[3] [Caddar|Sammael] and [Maisia|Graendal] leave.
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! __The Watcher__[4] POV

He has been watching all this. There are only two other [call box]es left so that makes them easy to follow. He thinks of the [Wise Ones|Aiel] as "so-called [Aiel]." [Sammael] drops his [Mirror of Mists|Weaves],[5] but [Graendal] holds hers. They were [linked|Linking], but now let it go. Using the [True Power], [The Watcher|Moridin] sees black flecks.[6] The price for using the [True Power], which comes straight from the [Great Lord|ShaiTan], is high but he has always been willing to pay it. [Sammael] trips on a vine; he is out of place away from a city. [Sammael] is pleased that [Sevanna] asked about [Traveling|Weaves]. [Graendal] mentions the truce with [Rand|Rand alThor].[7] [The Watcher|Moridin] did not know; he thinks it must be false. [Sammael] says he did not kidnap [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Mesaana] had a hand in it, maybe [Demandred] and [Semirhage] despite how it ended. [Graendal] spurns [Sammael]; the only men she does not flirt with are [Chosen|Forsaken] above her. She cannot stand being the lesser of a pair. [Graendal] says she will not risk teaching [Wise Ones|Aiel] [Compulsion|Weaves] unless [Sammael] has found a [binder|Oath Rod].[8] She asks where was he earlier when he was supposed to meet her. [The Watcher|Moridin] is covered in [fancloth][9] except for his eyes so he cannot be seen. [Sammael] opens a gateway and says small increases in chaos are also important. [Graendal] hates the name [Maisia|Graendal].[10] [Sammael] claims the promise of being named [Nae'blis|Forsaken] and [Graendal] apparently believes him. [Sammael] leaves. [Graendal] opens her own gateway, reconsiders, lets it close and follows [Sammael]. [The Watcher|Moridin] feels the prickling of %%ot [saidar|Said]%% end and smiles crookedly. He decides not to kill the eight women[1] at the clearing, then rips a hole with the [True Power] and steps outside the [Pattern|Wheel of Time].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] In early printings there was a disconnect on the number of [Shaido] women present. By name there are clearly eight, but later [Caddar|Sammael] refers to [Sevanna] and the six [Wise Ones|Aiel] and [The Watcher|Moridin] contemplates killing the seven women in the clearing. In more recent printings [Caddar|Sammael] refers to seven [Wise Ones|Aiel] with [Sevanna], and [The Watcher|Moridin] thinks about eight women.
\\[#2] The [sad bracelets|Sad Bracelets] or the [binder|Oath Rod] or something else?
\\[#3] These are the bogus %%ot [nar'baha]%%. ([ACoS,Ch40])
\\[#4] While not absolutely certain, it is widely accepted that this is the first appearance of [Moridin].
\\[#5] Early printings call this weave Mask of Mirrors but it is being corrected to Mirror of Mists.
\\[#6] These are %%ot [saa]%% and are a symptom of [True Power] use. ([ACoS,Ch25])
\\[#7] This is the truce offered in [LoC,Ch16] which [Rand|Rand alThor] refused.
\\[#8] Known in the current Age as the [Oath Rod].
\\[#9] [Fancloth] is the same material as in [Warder]' cloaks. ([Guide])
\\[#10] [Maisia|Graendal] evidently has an unpleasant connotation for [Graendal], but there is no indication from the [Compleat Old Tongue 2.0|Compleat] as to what it might mean. Robert Jordan purportedly said at [signings|Guide] that, in the [Age of Legends], [Maisia|Graendal] was a common name for pets.
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