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! __Mat__ POV

[Domon|Bayle Domon], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Olver], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] and [Thera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault] stare as [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] reacts to the dice. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] shrugs it off and decides to go to see [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]. He has not talked to her since they escaped. 

On the way he passes two men fighting over a seamstress [Jameine]. [Petra|Petra Anhill] separates them. They have been holding [Selucia] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] with the story that they are disloyal servants. [Setalle|Setalle Anan] and the [Redarms|Band of the Red Hand] guard them. [Luca|Valan Luca] and his wife know the truth, but they needed a cover for everyone else. [Harnan] and [Metwyn] already have the wagon hitched. 

[Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] is angry at being portrayed as a servant and insists on calling him "Toy." [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] asks [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]'s age. She is nineteen years and seven months old. She asks where his ring is; he does not wear it all the time. She asks if he remembers [Hawkwing|Artur Hawkwing]'s face and [Selucia] stares at him.[1] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] remembers [Hawkwing|Artur Hawkwing] defeating [Culain] in [Aldeshar], but he lies, saying no. She promises not to try to escape and quotes the bargain phrase on his %%ot [ashandarei]%%. He shakes her hand to seal the bargain and the dice stop. This is the third time they have stopped in her presence.

[Thom|Thom Merrilin] knocks and enters, bringing news from [Ebou Dar]. Rumor has [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] in the [Tarasin Palace]. Her disappearance is kept secret because it would be a very bad omen for the [Return|Seanchan (People)]. [Tylin|Tylin Quintara] was killed the night they left, her head torn off. [Beslan] will be crowned soon. The [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] blame her death on [Aes Sedai], but [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is certain it was the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%%. [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] seems touched that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is so upset, but when he describes the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%% she chides him for believing in myths.[2] [Blaeric|Blaeric Negina] arrives with a summons from [Joline|Joline Maza]. He goes to the wagon where [Fen Mizar] waits. [Joline|Joline Maza], [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] and [Edesina|Edesina Azzedin] share the wagon with [Bethamin|Bethamin Zeami], [Renna|Renna Emain] and [Seta|Seta Zarbey]. They are nearly at each others' throats. They have planned to head for [Lugard], but [Joline|Joline Maza] wants to take a ferry across the harbor and go to [Illian|Illian (Country)] instead. They sense tremendous [channeling|True Source] to the north.[3] The colors swirl in [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s head even though he did not think of [Rand|Rand alThor] or [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. He gets a brief image of a man and a woman facing each other and knows the [channeling|True Source] is [Rand|Rand alThor]'s doing.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The image on the ring, a fox startling ravens among nine crescent moons, and remembering [Hawkwing|Artur Hawkwing]'s face are key components of [Lidya]'s [Foretelling|Weaves]. ([WH,Ch14], [KoD,Ch36])
\\[#2] The [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] killed off all [Shadowspawn] on their continent centuries ago and now believe they are myth.
\\[#3] The cleansing of the taint. ([WH,Ch35])
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