Moiraine POV#Moiraine is alone in her room. She has a small leather pouch. She grew up in the Sun Palace in Cairhien. She wonders why Siuan came herself and who is with her. Many Aes Sedai know she can eavesdrop. Two Aes Sedai knock on her door, Anaiya of the Blue Ajah and Liandrin of the Red Ajah. Anaiya and Moiraine are friends. As they head for the audience with the Amyrlin, Anaiya and Liandrin tell Moiraine what is happening in the world. Anaiya says Moiraine has been gone from the White Tower too long. Liandrin says there are three more false Dragons in Saldaea, Murandy and Tear, but only the one in Saldaea can channel. Moiraine notes that there were three others in the last two years. Logain is now gentled in Tar Valon. The two others in Kandor and Arad Doman could not channel. The one in Murandy has been captured while the one in Tear is hiding in Haddon Mirk. Murandy barely holds together as a country. Its citizens call themselves Lugarders or Inishlinni. They meet Lady Amalisa. Moiraine has known her a long time. Amalisa calls King Easar Magami ("Little Uncle").
Moiraine sees Egwene hiding Rand and thinks she could be Amyrlin. Moiraine notices Liandrin being friendly with Amalisa and wonders what she is up to. Morgase and Gareth Bryne have Andor under control. Elayne and Gawyn are in Tar Valon. Whitecloaks followed them all the way from Caemlyn to Tar Valon. The Great Hunt of the Horn has been called in Illian, the first time in four hundred years. The few Sea Folk Aes Sedai say the Coramoor is coming. The Sea Folk are also known as Atha'an Miere. There is a rumor about fighting in Toman Head. Tarabon and Arad Doman have been fighting over Almoth Plain for three hundred years.
They reach the audience chamber. Verin Mathwin and Serafelle of the Brown Ajah, a slender Yellow, Carlinya of the White Ajah and Alanna Mosvani of the Green Ajah are there. Leane enters and summons Moiraine into the Amyrlin's chamber. Siuan has the chest with the Horn. Siuan is from the Maule, the port district in Tear. Siuan says they channeled the weather to get to Fal Dara as fast as possible. She says Elaida came to Tar Valon with Elayne and Gawyn. The Red Ajah scored points by Elayne being so strong. Moiraine has seen Elayne and says Egwene is as strong and Nynaeve stronger. Elaida told everyone that Moiraine was messing with a ta'veren more dangerous than anyone since Artur Hawkwing. Master Gill cooperated with her. Lord Agelmar already told Siuan about the boys and the Horn. The Sitters for the Green Ajah proposed that Moiraine should be punished. The Green Ajah and Red Ajah are apparently working together. Four of the last five Amyrlins came from the Blue Ajah. Maigan is the other Blue Ajah delegate.
Siuan asks Leane to leave then wards the room against eavesdropping. Moiraine feels a tingle when Siuan channels. Moiraine, Leane and Siuan were all novices together. Moiraine and Siuan are old friends and have been planning something dire.
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Notes (Possible Spoilers)#
[#1] Containing the broken seal.
[#2] Mazrim Taim
[#3] This is contrary to previous reports of false Dragons that had them in Illian and western Andor. (TEotW,Ch3, TEotW,Ch26)
[#4] More foreshadowing.
[#5] She is never identified.
[#6] When did Moiraine see Elayne?
[#7] The only clearly identified pre-split Sitter for the Green Ajah is Talene Minly.
[#8] Early printings of The Great Hunt incorrectly state that the last five Amyrlins came from the Blue Ajah. This is corrected in more recent printings.
[#9] This tingle appears to be unique between Moiraine and Siuan. (NS,Ch3) Most Aes Sedai clearly sense other women channeling but do not feel a physical sensation. No idea if it has any significance.
[#10] Hunting for the Dragon Reborn. (New Spring)
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