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! __Mat__ POV

It is late evening [Swovan Night|Calendar], the same day as [ACoS,Ch17]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is walking back to [The Wandering Woman].[1] There is a 3/4 moon. Three "beggars" attacked him to kidnap him.[2] He sees fireworks and remembers that [Nalesean|Nalesean Aldiaya] mentioned an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators] this morning. He is still looking for one. Back at [The Wandering Woman], [Caira] is jealous. [Olver] is in bed. She does not know where [Nalesean|Nalesean Aldiaya], [Harnan] or [Vanin|Chel Vanin] is, but there is a beautiful lady waiting upstairs. The dice suddenly become much louder. [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] is there holding his bow. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] suddenly recognizes her from [Falme] with [Artur Hawkwing], [Mikel of the Pure Heart|Mikel], [Shivan the Hunter|Shivan], [Calian the Chooser|Calian], [Amaresu] with the Sword of the Sun and [Paedrig the peacemaker|Paedrig]. She explains what happened with [Moghedien] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. She says her memories and hero status are fading. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] says he does not have any secrets and she answers in the [Old Tongue], %%ot ["Nosane iro gavane domorakoshi, Diynen'd'ma'purvene?"|Compleat]%% ("Speak we what language, Sounder of the Horn?")  She says his accent changes from an [Eharoni|Eharon] High Prince to a First Lord of [Manetheren]. They both remember [Tovans|Tova] from a thousand years ago. They both promise to keep each other's secret. They go downstairs to drink. The dice are so loud [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] thinks, "She must be a key to it, somehow."
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! __Nynaeve__ POV

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Aviendha] turned down [Tylin|Tylin Quintara]'s invitation to a dance. They are with [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] waiting for [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] to return. She was sent to ask [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] to meet them the next morning. They returned from the [Sea Folk] ship this morning. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]'s weather sense says there is a bad storm coming. They got [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s letter. [Aviendha] still wears her necklace, but not the ivory bracelet. She will not until [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] has one, too. They only told [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] about the [Bowl|Bowl of the Winds] this night. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] is acting drunk. [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] visited the palace that afternoon despite the fact that [Tylin|Tylin Quintara] knows he is a [Darkfriend|Darkfriends]. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] explains that [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] would overrun the city if [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] were arrested. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] mentions [Pedron Niall]; they do not know he is dead. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] uses disguises in front of [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], exposing this ability which they had kept a very close secret. She is feeling drunk through the [Warder|Warder] bond to [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion]. [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] arrives drunk; she was with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Beslan]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] tells her not to corrupt [Beslan], but [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] doubts that nine [feather-dancer|Birgitte Trahelion]s could do that. [Beslan] is [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s age. She reports that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] will come to the palace tomorrow in exchange for thanks and an apology for rescuing them from the [Stone of Tear]. [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] says she would not have done what he did for anyone but [Gaidal|Gaidal Cain]. He did not even tell her about the [Black Ajah] and [Be'lal|BeLal]. [Aviendha] details what they need to do to make up their %%ot [toh|Aiel]%% to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Was he with [Beslan]?
\\[#2] Most likely they are [Darkfriend|Darkfriends] associates of [Old Cully].
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