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! __Egwene__ POV

[Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] wait in Mother [Guenna|Ailhuin Guenna]'s house. In a while, she returns with [Juilin Sandar]. He seems to appreciate looking at [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. He says he has seen men on the rooftops at night.[1] They ask him to find thirteen women and warn him how dangerous they are. They give him detailed descriptions of [Liandrin], [Rianna|Rianna Andomeran] and the others. [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] leaves and [Ailhuin|Ailhuin Guenna] tells them he is the best thief-catcher in [Tear|Tear (Country)]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] feels a storm coming. After dinner, [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Ailhuin|Ailhuin Guenna] talk shop some more while [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] reads ''The Essays of [Willim of Maneches]''. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tries reading ''The Travels of [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin]'' and the humorous tales of [Aleria Elffin] but she is too nervous to concentrate. They go to their rooms and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] uses the [twisted ring] to enter %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%.

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] goes to the [Heart of the Stone|Stone of Tear] as usual. She is starting to learn her way around %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. This time, there are thirteen women sitting in a circle around %%ot [Callandor]%%. They look very faint.[2] [Liandrin] turns and smiles at [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. She flees.

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] wakes with a start and tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] what happened. She thinks the [Black Ajah] knows they are in [Tear|Tear (City)]. The storm breaks.
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! __Mat__ POV

[Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] travel to [Tear|Tear (City)] on the ''[Swift]''. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] pays Captain [Derne] two purses of gold to get them there as fast as possible. They arrive in a blinding rainstorm. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] says he is going out as soon as they find an inn. He must find [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] before [Comar] does. They pass a house with bunches of herbs in the windows.[3] They get rooms at the first inn they see, [The White Crescent], but the innkeeper, [Cavan Lopar] has seen neither [Comar] nor the girls. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] starts to develop a cough. Nevertheless, he goes out with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] to search. Near dawn, they agree to try just one more inn then go back to their rooms. They enter [The Golden Cup] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sees [Comar]. He is dicing. The innkeeper tells them he wins all the time and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] tells him the dice are loaded and demonstrates the sleight of hand used to switch them. [Comar] has the dice loaded so they roll almost the best hand every time. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is outraged and tells the innkeeper to call the law. The innkeeper says they would do nothing when it is a Lord's word against a commoner. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] walks over to [Comar] and wagers a gold mark. [Comar] rolls his excellent hand and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] grabs those dice before [Comar] can switch them. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] rolls them and feels his luck turning the dice.[4] He rolls a perfect hand. He tells [Comar] to leave and report back to [Gaebril|Rahvin] whatever he wants. [Comar] draws his sword. He lunges at [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], but [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] flips him. He lands on a table breaking his back. As he dies, he tells [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] there are others hunting the girls. The innkeeper hustles them out saying he will tell the [Defenders|Tear (City)] that it was a tall, red-headed man he dreamed about.[5] As [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] leave, [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] explains that he has figured out his luck. It works on totally random things like dice and on happening to walk into the right inn at the right time. After a brief sleep, they return to the search. Over the next three days [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s cough grows worse. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] begins having bad dreams:

* A man with short white hair weaving a net about [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara].[6]
* The same fellow weaving a net about [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred].
* The same fellow holding a blazing crystal sword.
* [Rand|Rand alThor] holding that blazing crystal sword.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The [Aiel] are gathering. \\
[#2] The %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%% they are using are not as effective as the [twisted ring].\\
[#3] Ironically, this is Mother [Guenna|Ailhuin Guenna]'s house. ([TDR,Ch52])\\
[#4] This seems to be the beginning of [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s "dice tumbling in the head" phenomenon.\\
[#5] So [Rand|Rand alThor] is also affecting people's dreams.\\
[#6] [Be'lal|BeLal]\\
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