A long spear with a curved blade that Mat received in Rhuidean. It has an inscription written in the Old Tongue:
Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made.
Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades.
What was asked is given. The price is paid.

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch24 - Mat tells the Eelfinn that he wants his memories back, he wants to be free of Aes Sedai and the One Power, and he wants to be back in Rhuidean.
    2. TSR,Ch26 - When Rand leaves the glass columns in Rhuidean, he finds Mat hanging by a rope tied to the ashandarei stuck in Avendesora. He is wearing the foxhead medallion.
    3. TSR,Ch37 - Mat keeps the foxhead medallion and ashandarei when they leave Chaendaer for Imre Stand.
  2. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch3 - Mat has the ashandarei with him in Rhuidean.
    2. TFoH,Ch21 - Rand wonders what happened to Mat in Rhuidean he will not say anything except that he got the ashandarei and the foxhead medallion.
  3. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch37 - Birgitte tells Mat that his spear is properly called an ashandarei.
  4. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch18 - Mat keeps his ashandarei in Tylin's rooms.
    2. WH,Ch30 - Mat leaves his ashandarei in Tylin's rooms until just before he is ready to leave.
    3. WH,Ch31 - When Mat goes back for his ashandarei, Tylin is there.
  5. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch3 - Tuon quotes the line from Mat's ashandarei, "Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made," when she agrees not to try to escape.
  6. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch25 - Mat carries his ashandarei as Talmanes leads him to a reunion with the Band of the Red Hand.
    2. KoD,Ch27 - Mat carries his ashandarei as he sets a trap for a Seanchan (People) force.
  7. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch9 - Mat has the ashandarei with him when the Gholam attacks.
    2. ToM,Ch22 - Mat fashions a band of iron to fit the base of the ashandarei. Mat is satisfied with the new balance.
    3. ToM,Ch31 - Mat uses the ashandarei effectively in his last battle with the Gholam.
    4. ToM,Ch54 - Inside the Tower of Ghenjei, Mat finds that the blade of the ashandarei passes through the Eelfinn and Aelfinn without affecting them. However, the iron band on the end is a seriously effective weapon.
    5. ToM,Ch55 - Trapped with no escape, Mat finally figures out the riddle of the ashandarei. It was the answer to his final request of the Eelfinn, a way out. He cuts a hole in the wall with it and he and Thom escape with Moiraine.

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