TGS: Nightfall

Gawyn POV#

Gawyn is on his horse Challenge with Jisao, Rajar and fifty other Younglings. He is watching the sunset though the unnatural clouds. The clouds are higher than Dragonmount.[1] They are scouting Gareth Bryne's soldiers in a small village. The soldiers are searching villages, looking for the Younglings who have been harassing them per Elaida's orders.[2] Jisao wants to send in Rodic's squad to take the soldiers, but Gawyn is cautious because they are too close to their base in Dorlan. Thinking of facing Bryne, his mentor, brings up his memory of killing Hammar and Coulin and the nightmare of Dumai's Wells. He does not understand why Bryne is here instead of in Caemlyn protecting Elayne. Gawyn struggles with his loyalties to Egwene, Elayne and the White Tower. There are only three hundred Younglings. They still survive against 50,000 troops only because Gawyn is so familiar with Bryne's tactics. Gawyn wishes he could see the sun again.

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Notes (Possible Spoilers)#

[#1] Indicating the unusual nature of the clouds.
[#2] As Gawyn suspects, Elaida just wants to get rid of the Younglings. (LoC,Prologue, ACoS,Ch32)

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