Aviendha moves through the camps and hears of the attack on Caemlyn. She heads to Elayne's camp. She needs to know what Rand is planning so she can find a purpose for the Aiel and avert the dismal future she saw. She sneaks into the tent where Elayne is meeting with Lir Baryn, Dyelin, Perival. Lir wants to fight but Elayne is firm that she has seen the city and it is lost. The refugees are on their way to Whitebridge. They will fight the Trollocs when they leave the city. Scouts will try to find any remaining trapped citizens. Elayne finally notices Aviendha. Elayne dismisses the High Seats, asking Dyelin to meet her in the morning. Elayne explains that the Waygate was heavily guarded with both Avendesora leaves on the outside but a dozen of them were Darkfriends despite publicly rejecting Gaebril and seeming loyal. Birgitte is watching the city looking for ways to force the Trollocs to leave. Elayne will return to Andor after the meeting, but Aviendha must stay with her people. She has been to Rhuidean and is now a Wise One. A messenger arrives with a letter from Rand. It encourages her to return to Caemlyn, obviously a Daes Dae'mar-style ruse to anger her and make her stay. She still does not know Rand's plan, only that it involves all the rulers. She will certainly stay for the meeting. Aviendha must go to Rand. Elayne sends for Min so the three of them can talk first.
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