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"And his paths shall be many, and who shall know his name, for he shall be born among us many times, in many guises, as he has been and ever will be, time without end. His coming shall be like the sharp edge of the plow, turning our lives in furrows from out of the places where we lie in our silence. The breaker of bonds; the forger of chains. The maker of futures; the unshaper of destiny.[1]

—from ''Commentaries on the [Prophecies of the Dragon|Karaethon Prophecies],''\\
by [Jurith Dorine], Right Hand to the\\
Queen of [Almoren], 742 AB, the Third Age"

! __Pedron Niall__ POV

[Niall|Pedron Niall] is in the [Fortress of the Light] in [Amador] holding audience with [Jaret Byar]. It is late winter. He has been Lord Captain Commander for ten years. He has a drawing of [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Byar|Jaret Byar] confirms that he is a [false Dragon|False Dragons]. [Geofram Bornhald] and his legion were destroyed by [Aes Sedai] aided by [Darkfriends] calling themselves [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. He cites two [Aes Sedai] they killed as proof.[2] The whole west of the [Westlands|Geography] is in chaos. [Niall|Pedron Niall] thinks this is proof that the Three Oaths, to speak no word that is not true, to make no weapon for one man to kill another, to use the [One Power] as a weapon only against [Darkfriends] or [Shadowspawn], are a lie.[3] [Niall|Pedron Niall] gives him leave to report to [Dain Bornhald] who is with [Eamon Valda] near [Tar Valon]. [Byar|Jaret Byar] reiterates they were betrayed by a particular [Darkfriend|Darkfriends], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] from the [Two Rivers]. [Byar|Jaret Byar] leaves. [Niall|Pedron Niall] wonders about the other two [false Dragon|False Dragons]s in [Saldaea] and [Tear|Tear (Country)].[4] He also wonders about reports of [Aiel] as far west as [Kandor] and [Ghealdan].[5] The [Ogier] have also called meetings between the %%ot [stedding|Steddings]%%. [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] enters. He gives a similar report, partly blaming [Geofram Bornhald] for the calamity. [Niall|Pedron Niall] orders him to make sure the [false Dragon|False Dragons] is not killed. He warns [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] that anything happening to either [Rand|Rand alThor] or [Niall|Pedron Niall] will result in his death within a month.[6] [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] leaves. [Niall|Pedron Niall] contemplates his grand plan. His short-term plan was to recreate the nation of [Almoth] as a [Whitecloak|Children of the Light] empire, then squeeze [Tarabon] between [Almoth] and [Amadicia]. His long-term plan is to spread his influence so that, when [Tarmon Gai'don|Creator] occurs, he will be the one to lead the forces of the Light against the Shadowspawn hordes from the [Blight]. [Ordeith|Padan Fain] enters. [Niall|Pedron Niall] does not believe %%ot [Ordeith|Compleat]%% is his real name as it means "wormwood" in the [Old Tongue]. He arrived a month before and somehow got himself admitted to [Niall|Pedron Niall]. He warns [Niall|Pedron Niall] that [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are [Darkfriends] and that the [Two Rivers] is a nest of [Darkfriends]. [Niall|Pedron Niall] says he must make plans for the [Two Rivers].
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! __Jaichim Carridin__ POV

[Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] returns to his quarters looking for his servant, [Sharbon]. There is a [Fade] in his room. It smiles and laughs at him.[7] In a mirror, the [Fade] is an indistinct blur. The [Fade] reminds him of his real priorities, roughs him up a bit and orders [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] to kill [Rand|Rand alThor]. Each month of delay will cost [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] a relative. The [Fade] disappears. When [Sharbon|sharbon] enters, [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] takes out his frustration on him. He debates which orders to obey.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The quote from the [Prophecies of the Dragon|Karaethon Prophecies] seems to be mostly generic. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] comments on breaking chains and putting into chains. ([TDR,Ch6])\\
[#2] The %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% and %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%% the [Geofram Bornhald] found after a costly skirmish with the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. ([TGH,Ch44])\\
[#3] The first usage of "Three Oaths" capitalized, though [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] cites them in [TGH,Ch23].\\
[#4] [Niall|Pedron Niall] does not have the latest news. Once [Rand|Rand alThor] proclaimed himself, [Taim|Mazrim Taim] and the fellow in [Tear|Tear (Country)] were both knocked out and captured. ([TDR,Ch12])\\
[#5] Searching for [He Who Comes With the Dawn|Rand].\\
[#6] [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] actually survives [Niall|Pedron Niall] by a bit more than a month ([ACoS,Prologue], [TPoD,Ch28]) and [Niall|Pedron Niall] clearly has nothing to do with his death. It is unclear what happened to [Niall|Pedron Niall]'s planned retribution.\\
[#7] Robert Jordan confirmed that this [Fade] is, indeed, an early incarnation of [Shaidar Haran]. Is it the same one that we have seen earlier? ([TEotW,Ch17], [TGH,Prologue], [TGH,Ch6])\\
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