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! __Egwene__ POV

[Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Leane|Leane Sharif] enter her tent separately. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] says [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Anaiya], [Morvrin] and the others will be trying get around [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s hold on them. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Leane|Leane Sharif] pretend to hate each other so they can work more effectively. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells them about [Moghedien]'s escape. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] stayed [Blue Ajah] but [Leane|Leane Sharif] changed to [Green Ajah]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] thinks of her supporters as [Siuan|Siuan Sanche], [Leane|Leane Sharif], [Faolain|Faolain Orande], [Theodrin|Theodrin Dabei], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], and [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion]. After [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] are the strongest [Aes Sedai] in [Salidar], as strong as [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] was. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] throws things at [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] when she gets angry. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] thinks that now she can pass on more of [Moghedien]'s secrets: weaving disguises, cloaking ability to [channel|True Source]. They already passed on [Traveling|Weaves]. She tells [Leane|Leane Sharif] to tell [Faolain|Faolain Orande] and [Theodrin|Theodrin Dabei] to ask around camp if anyone has seen a strange man. 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] offers intervention with [Bryne|Gareth Bryne], but [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] will not accept; she will work off her own debt. [Chesa] says her headaches come from too little sleep. They leave and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] goes for a walk. It is [Selame]'s job to undress [Egwene|Egwene alVere] for bed. She passes a roped off area where [Aes Sedai] gate back and forth to [Salidar], five hundred miles southwest. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] figured out [Traveling|Weaves] on her own, but [Moghedien] taught her [Skimming|Weaves]. [Skimming|Weaves] was not even known as a lost [Talent|Weaves]. [Traveling|Weaves] from a new camp would take half the night to learn the area, more for some. She thinks these [Talents|Weaves] will help them take back the [White Tower] from [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. 

She worries that they have not heard anything from [Merana|Merana Ambrey] and the [Caemlyn] embassy. The day they left [Salidar], [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] got a message from [Merana|Merana Ambrey] in [Caemlyn] - They met [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Taim|Mazrim Taim] and the [Asha'man] are there. [Verin|Verin Mathwin] and [Alanna|Alanna Mosvani] joined them with the [Two Rivers] girls. [Alanna|Alanna Mosvani] formed an "attachment" to [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] does not know what that means and does not trust [Alanna|Alanna Mosvani]. She thinks [Rand|Rand alThor] was overbearing to [Coiren|Coiren Saeldain]. There have been no more messages since.[1] 

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] has heard from the [Wise Ones|Aiel] that [Rand|Rand alThor] and the embassy are now in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)], but they will not say any more. She thinks she should go to [Rand|Rand alThor] to straighten things out. She runs into [Leane|Leane Sharif] who tells her about passing on the order to [Theodrin|Theodrin Dabei] and [Faolain|Faolain Orande]. [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] actually agree that she cannot go to [Rand|Rand alThor] because [Tower|White Tower] law prohibits the [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai] from doing something dangerous without the lesser consensus. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and [Leane|Leane Sharif] worry that [Rand|Rand alThor] believes that [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] is his friend.[2] [Leane|Leane Sharif] leaves. There are lots of cats in the camp, but no dogs. 

[Nicola Treehill] and [Areina Nermasiv] approach [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. [Tiana Noselle] is the [Salidar Aes Sedai] [Mistress of Novices|Aes Sedai]. [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] has great potential, almost as much as [Egwene|Egwene alVere] "picking up weaves as if she already knew them."[3] She has two [Talents|Weaves], seeing %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%% and [Foretelling|Weaves]. [Areina|Areina Nermasiv] is a [Hunters of the Horn|Horn of Valere]. On the way to [Salidar], they overheard [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] say [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] were pretending to be [Aes Sedai]. They try to blackmail [Egwene|Egwene alVere] to train [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] faster, but [Egwene|Egwene alVere] blasts them and they take off.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] So they have no idea that [Rand|Rand alThor] was kidnapped and [Merana|Merana Ambrey]'s embassy is now run by [Kiruna|Kiruna Nachiman] and [Bera|Bera Harkin] and is sworn to [Rand|Rand alThor].
\\[#2] He does. ([LoC,Ch27])
\\[#3] [Nicola|Nicola Treehill] is simply willful and precocious. This is likely just due to the extra lessons she is blackmailing out of [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] and [Nisao|Nisao Dachen]. ([ACoS,Ch12])
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