Elayne, Birgitte, Aviendha and the guardswomen walk through the Royal Palace. There are many new servants in the Royal Palace since so many left while Gaebril reigned and when Rand took Caemlyn. They run into Reanne Corly with Kara Defane and Jillari. Jillari and Marille still cannot be trusted with sul'dam. Neither can Kara or Lemore though they are not Seanchan. Reanne tells them that Marli Noichin admitted to seeing weaves. There are twenty-eight more to go, but now Marli insists that she must be collared. Elayne wants to send broken sul'dam back to the Seanchan to break their power.
Vandene and Jaem pass a crossing corridor with Kirstian and Zarya following. Reanne can hardly wait to go to the White Tower; she wants to be Green Ajah. Vandene is still obsessed with Adeleas' death and now wears her clothes.
Reene Harfor approaches with news that three of the mercenary captains are in the Blue Reception Room having demanded an audience. Doilin Mellar, Careane and Sareitha are with them. Elayne does not trust Mellar and one of Merilille, Careane and Sareitha is Black Ajah. Dyelin has not yet returned.
They continue toward Elayne's quarters and then run into Chanelle din Seran White Shark and Renaile din Calon. They still wear mourning stoles for Nesta. They want to know about Talaan and Merilille. Elayne testily replies that every inn has been searched so they must have left Caemlyn. If the Windfinders do not return to their duties bringing in stores they will be breaking Zaida's bargain. Chanelle orders Renaile to go to The Silver Swan herself. There are nine sisters there at present. They would not tell Sareitha and Careane anything. Chanelle leaves to Travel to Tear. Once again Elayne heads for her apartments to dry off.
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