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! __Perrin__ POV

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Aram] show the others the [Darkhound] tracks. [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag], her maid[1] and [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] look on. [Bertain Gallenne] watches. With permission from [Carelle], [Marline|marline] and [Nevarin|nevarin], [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] inspects the tracks. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] notes that the [Wise Ones|Aiel] did not allow her to bring [Rovair|Rovair Kirklin]. She is an expert in [Darkhound], having studied traces of seven different packs. Many believe there are few packs, seven, nine or thirteen. During the [Trolloc Wars], [Sorelana Alsahhan] wrote that there were a hundred packs. Earlier, [Ivonell Bharatiya] wrote of 'numbers like unto the nightmares of mankind.' This is a new pack. It is huge, maybe fifty, instead of the normal ten or twelve. There is also a sense of urgency in the trace.[2] 

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] hears signals from the [Two Rivers] men nearby. [Masema|Masema Dagar] is coming. [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] sends a rider back to camp for support. [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] starts to join [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] on her own, but [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] stops and there is a heated discussion between them and the [Wise Ones|Aiel]. The five stay together and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] wonders if they are now [linked|Linking]. [Masema|Masema Dagar] arrives with two or three hundred men. He rides forward with [Nengar] and [Bartu]. After some glaring back and forth, [Masema|Masema Dagar] announces that his men have found a large town, [So Habor], a day to the southwest that has large stores of food. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] thinks this is a delaying tactic and says freeing [Faile|Zarine Bashere] comes first. [Gerard Arganda] arrives with support bringing the numbers back in [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s favor. [Masema|Masema Dagar] and his men ride off. [Gerard Arganda] starts toward [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], but changes direction when he sees two of the scouts returning from the east.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] This is [Rosene|rosene] or [Nana|nana].
\\[#2] What is going on with this unusual behavior and why the urgency? Who sent them and who is their target? Possibilities include [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Noal|Noal Charin], [Fain|Padan Fain] or perhaps [Rand|Rand alThor]. See the discussion in the [FAQ, Section 1.6.4|WoTFAQ:node/179.html].
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