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! __Egwene POV__

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] reads in the [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai]'s study. All references to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] have been purged. [Silviana|Silviana Brehon] is quite effective as [Keeper|Aes Sedai] and the [Red Ajah] seems to have accepted her as a peace offering. She now has stiff opposition from [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], especially over her plan to train the captured %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%% as [Aes Sedai]. 

Most of the [Black Ajah] in the [Tower|White Tower], over sixty, escaped including [Evanellein]. [Saerin|Saerin Asnobar] took a census after the attack. Forty initiates, over two dozen of them [Aes Sedai], were taken by the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. [Velina|Velina Behar], [Chai Rugan], [Birlen Pena] and [Alviarin|Alviarin Freidhen] escaped. In reswearing the [White Tower] sisters, they only caught three more that [Verin|Verin Mathwin] missed. From [Verin|Verin Mathwin] and [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is convinced that [Mesaana] was in the [Tower|White Tower]. However, the list of women missing since the attack and not on [Verin|Verin Mathwin]'s list is short: [Nalasia Merhan], a [Brown|Brown Ajah], [Teramina], a [Green|Green Ajah], and [Jamilila Norsish], a [Red|Red Ajah]. All three are very weak and have been in the [Tower|White Tower] for years so they are all poor candidates to be [Mesaana] in disguise. Did she leave or is she somehow still in the [Tower|White Tower]?[1] [Egwene|Egwene alVere] speculates that [Mesaana] knows how to defeat the [Oath Rod].[2] 

[Silviana|Silviana Brehon] enters and tells [Egwene|Egwene alVere] there is something she should see. She follows [Silviana|Silviana Brehon] to the [Hall of the Tower|Sitters]. Masons are working the hole in the wall into a window. Through it she can see that the clouds have broken in a ring around [Dragonmount]. The peak of the mountain is bathed in light, the first sunlight she has seen in weeks. She tells [Silviana|Silviana Brehon] to mark the calendar. Something has happened and perhaps someday they will learn what it is. Storms are coming but for now [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is home.
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! Footer

"At the end of time,\\
when the many become one.\\
The last storm shall gather its angry winds\\
to destroy a land already dying.\\
And at its center,\\
the blind man shall stand\\
upon his own grave.\\
There he shall see again,\\
and weep for what has been wrought.\\
—From ''The Prophecies of the Dragon'',\\
[Essanik Cycle|Karaethon Prophecies]. [Malhavish]'s\\
Official Translation, Imperial\\
Record House of [Seandar], Fourth\\
Circle of Elevation."

! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] A key mystery for the final two books! We learn more about her in [ToM,Ch42]..
\\[#2] We will see if she is correct.
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