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! __Elayne__ POV

[Elayne] exits the pavilion to find themselves amidst a dozen or more great trees, hundreds of feet tall. They grew to full height within five minutes of bursting from the ground, which accounts for the light dimming inside the pavilion. [Perrin] remarks that he has seen trees like this inside of a [stedding], which causes all the [Aes Sedai] present to check that they can still touch the [source|True Source]. [Perrin] says that [Rand] walked into the grove and simply disappeared.

[Elayne] tells everyone to get maps. They gather the maps and the great captains, [Bryne|Gareth Bryne], [Agelmar Jagad], [Davram Bashere] and [Ituralde|Rodel Ituralde], start strategizing. They agree to send pikemen to [Lan] to help hold the [Gap]. Prince [Antol] convinces them that [Kandor] has fallen and resources should not be used to try to save it. [Rhuarc] reminds them that [Rand] will attack [Shayol Ghul] and will need help. [Elayne] promises that they will help [Rand]. They talk about retaking [Caemlyn] and the [Waygate] there and how difficult it will be. [Elayne] suggests using the [Black Tower], but [Perrin] recommends against it as something is going on there[1]. [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] suggests hiding forces in the [Braem Wood] and trick the [Trollocs] in [Caemlyn] to chase them into that forest. They finally decide that their main attack will be at [Caemlyn] while just holding the [Gap] and stopping the [Trollocs] from going further than [Kandor]. [Agelmar Jagad] will command the forces at the [Gap], [Bryne|Gareth Bryne], with the help of [Aes Sedai], will command the forces at [Kandor], [Davram Bashere] will command the forces at [Caemlyn] and [Ituralde|Rodel Ituralde], with the help of the [Aiel], will command the forces at [Shayol Ghul]. [Elayne] asks [Perrin] to be in charge of logistics of the [Merrilor|Field of Merrilor] camp, setting up a [Traveling|Weaves] ground and organizing the [channelers|Aes Sedai]. They all then spend the rest of the day and evening going through the details.

Afterwards, [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] praises [Elayne] for her handling of the meeting, including when Queen [Tenobia|Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi] complained about [Saldaea] left exposed. [Elayne] starts to apologize to him for what happened while [Morgase] was under [Rahvin]'s spell, but [Bryne|Gareth Bryne] stops her with "the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills."

[Birgitte] walks up to [Elayne] and then they stop and listen to a faint song being sung. They keep going and find a group of three dozen [Ogier], including [Loial], putting their hands on the giant trees and singing. After the song ends, one of the [Ogier] introduces himself as [Haman son of Dal son of Morel|Haman] and he tells [Elayne] that all of the [Ogier] have come to fight for them. [Loial]'s [mother|Covril], tells her that the [Ogier] discussed whether to fight with them or just stayed out of it. [Loial]'s [mother|Covril] also tells her that she argued for not fighting in order for the strongest argument for fighting to be made. [Loial] tells [Perrin] that he is now married to [Erith].

[Elayne] pulls [Perrin] and [Faile] aside and tells [Perrin] that she wants him to be her coordinator of all stores and rations for the whole army. [Perrin] tells her that he must be free to help [Rand] and [Faile] then volunteers to take on that role. [Elayne] adds on that the [Horn] must also safely get to [Mat] and they were planning to do by using the supply runs to hide it. [Elayne] is hesitant to give this role to [Faile] since she does not know her that well, but [Perrin] notes that the [darkfriends] will be expecting [Elayne] to use someone trusted to move the [Horn].
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! __Lan__ POV

[Bulen] informs [Lan] on the plans to hold at the [Gap] and [Kandor] while attacking [Caemlyn] the hardest. The [Trollocs] have been pushed back to the mouth of the [Gap] with more pikemen arriving by the hour.

King [Easar|Easar Togita] has arrived from [Field of Merrilor] and bows to [Lan], telling him that [Lan] is leading the fight in the [Borderlands]. [Easar|Easar Togita] tells [Lan] that even Queen [Ethenielle|Ethenielle Kirukon Materasu] is leaving [Kandor] to join the fight and that the [White Tower] is going there to hold the [Trollocs] back.

[Lan] inspires his soldiers by telling them that this is what they prepare for and they are ready. [Easar|Easar Togita] recites a bit of a poem from [Anasai of Ryddingwood] and [Lan] recognizes it because the author is a favorite of [Moiraine]. The horns of alarm sound and everyone prepares for battle. Bonfires are being lit at the outskirts using wood that was collected by the five [Asha'man] he had, each one from a different [Borderland] country.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)
[1|#1] [Mazrim Taim].\\


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