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! __Elaida__ POV

It is very early morning. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] dreams that [Rand|Rand alThor] kneels by her side while [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi], [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] plead for mercy. [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] wakes her. [Covarla Baldene] of the [Red Ajah] has returned from [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] with news of the battle seven days ago. Twelve out of thirty nine [Aes Sedai][1] returned with [Gawyn|Gawyn Trakand] and the [Younglings]. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] meant for [Galina|Galina Casban] to have him killed; the guards would not let any [Younglings] enter [Tar Valon]. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] orders all twelve to stay out of sight in the village [Dorlan]. [Covarla|Covarla Baldene] leaves. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] learns there were hundreds of [Asha'man]; [Toveine|Toveine Gazal] and her fifty [Aes Sedai] will be trapped. [Rand|Rand alThor] and the [Asha'man] might even come to the [White Tower] for revenge.[2] 

[Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] takes over and tells her she will be deposed and stilled for the disasters if she does not obey. She orders [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] to abandon [Galina|Galina Casban] and [Toveine|Toveine Gazal] and to order High Captain [Chubain|Jimar Chubain] to increase the [Tower Guard|White Tower].[3] She also orders [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] to search the rooms of [Green Ajah] members [Josaine] and [Adelorna|Adelorna Bastine] for stashed %%ot [angreal|Angreal]%% and to give them severe punishment.[4] She is also to praise [Doraise|Doraise Mesianos], [Kiyoshi] and [Farellien] of the [Brown|Brown Ajah], [Gray|Gray Ajah] and [Yellow|Yellow Ajah] [Ajahs|Aes Sedai] respectively and give them presents. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] agrees and [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] leaves. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] thinks of a way to get rid of [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen]. 
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! __Alviarin Freidhen__ POV

She worries slightly that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] will find out she had all this information for days. Five different [Ajahs|Aes Sedai] gave her information about [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] and [Mesaana] told her about events at [Dumai's Wells|Dumais Wells]. She thinks [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] will suffer [Siuan|Siuan Sanche]'s fate lacking a miracle such as the rebels appearing at the gates.[5]
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! __Seaine Herimon__ POV

It is early the same morning when [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] enters her room. [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] is a [Sitter|Sitters] for the [White Ajah]. All her family is dead, but she loved them. Not all [Sitters] were informed when the [Hall|Sitters] met to raise [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. Of those not informed, all but [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] left and joined the [Salidar Aes Sedai]. She stayed because she believes in the [White Tower], not [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. She earned shawl the year [Sereille Bagand] was raised [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai]. 

[Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] says someone helped [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] escape and tells her to look for treason, keep the search extremely secret and tell no one. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] leaves. [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] is puzzled that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] seems scared instead of mad. She concludes that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] meant her to look for the [Black Ajah] and is terrified herself.[6] She leaves her rooms thinking she cannot face this alone. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s harsh actions this morning and rumors of [Logain|Logain Ablar] have increased tension between the [Ajahs|Aes Sedai]. 

She meets [Talene Minly] of the [Green Ajah] who came to the [Tower|White Tower] when [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] was [Accepted]. They used to be friends, but now she is not positive. The [Red Ajah] is the largest. She gets directions from a [Domani|Arad Doman] [Red|Red Ajah] to the rooms of [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni], a [Sitter|Sitters] for the [Red Ajah]. They were close friends when they were [novice|novices] and [Accepted] together. She is the only one [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] can trust. [Tesien Jorhald] forced [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] to give up their friendship after she joined the [Red Ajah]. They pulled pranks on [Serancha|Serancha Colvine] of the [Gray Ajah]; [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] was the planner, but [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] was the audacious one. [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] tells [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] wants her to hunt for [Darkfriends], the [Black Ajah], in the [Tower|White Tower]. She trusts [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] because her family[7] was killed by [Darkfriends] while she was a [novice|novices]. [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] asks her if she knows of events after the [Aiel War]. She says she has been sure the [Black Ajah] exists ever since then. The clear implication is that she thinks the [Black Ajah] was involved. [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] thinks she means the two [Amyrlins|Aes Sedai] who died. Many sisters died during that time.[8] They decide to look over reports from last few months to look for lies. [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] says she has known [Darkfriends] who killed their families to hide their activities.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Twenty-three captured by [Rand|Rand alThor]'s forces, three killed and [Galina|Galina Casban] taken by the [Shaido] account for the rest. ([LoC,Ch55], [ACoS,Ch2]) [Lusonia Cole] is second in command to [Covarla|Covarla Baldene] ([CoT,Prologue]) and [Vasha] and [Hattori] are also with her. ([TGS,Ch13])
\\[#2] [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] has known all this for days.
\\[#3] Per [Mesaana]'s orders.
\\[#4] This will have exceptional impact on the [Green Ajah] because, as [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] knows, [Adelorna|Adelorna Bastine] is the Captain-General. ([CoT,Prologue])
\\[#5] Foreshadowing events of [Crossroads of Twilight].
\\[#6] It is not clear if [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] really intended this or if she is simply a nervous wreck from the news and [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen].
\\[#7] Including her brother [Georg|georg]. ([CoT,Ch22])
\\[#8] See the discussion on the "vileness" in the [FAQ, Section 2.4.11|http://steelypips.org/wot-tgs/node/121.html].
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