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! __Perrin__ POV

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and his party[1] arrive at [So Habor]. [Neald|Fager Neald] catches up with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] as they arrive. The town sits beside a river and is surrounded by a high stone wall. That is why [Masema|Masema Dagar] left it alone. They leave most the soldiers at the top of a nearby rise. and [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] leads the way followed by [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag], then [Annoura|Annoura Larisen], [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa], [Seonid|Seonid Traighan]. The four bannermen and three [Warder] follow. [Kireyin], [Balwer|Sebban Balwer], [Latian] and [Medore|Medore Damara] bring up the rear. The town stinks and the people are filthy and skittish. [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] and [Seonid|Seonid Traighan] disappear as soon as they enter the town. [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] and his companions take off down one street.[2] 

Lord [Cowlin] is away, but they are directed to [The Golden Barge] where they can find the grain merchants. At the inn, [Seonid|Seonid Traighan], [Furen|Furen Alharra], [Teryl|Teryl Wynter], [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] and [Rovair|Rovair Kirklin] go their own way. There is no one in the stables so the bannermen including [Tod al'Caar] and [Flann Barstere] hold [Stayer] and the other horses. The inn is also filthy and unkempt. The innkeeper, Mistress [Vadere], brings wine while [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] talks with the merchants, [Rahema Arnon] and [Mycal Crossin]. They call for [Speral] to bring samples of millet, oats and barley. As they agreed, [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] does the bargaining for the grain. The samples look fine, but [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] insists on seeing the warehouse as well. 

They all go to the warehouses near the river. There are rats in the warehouse as normal, but despite the freezing weather the grain is infested with weevils.[3] [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] says they will buy the grain, but only for half price after it is winnowed. There is a scream from outside the warehouse. In a panic, [Kireyin] reports that he saw a man walk through a wall. [Seonid|Seonid Traighan] who has just returned with her [Warder] says she saw the man as well. 

There are ghosts in the town.[4] Many people have died of fright. Others have killed loved ones thinking they were ghosts. [Seonid|Seonid Traighan] wants to stay to help, but [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] refuses. He feels that there is something worse in [So Habor] than spirits walking.[3]
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Wil al'Seen] leads the [Two Rivers] men.
\\[#2] To meet with [Balwer|Sebban Balwer]'s "acquaintance."
\\[#3] The theme of decay and degradation is exceptionally strong in [So Habor], but it is not clear why.
\\[#4]  For a discussion on the ghosts see the [FAQ, Section 1.6.3|WoTFAQ:node/178.html].
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