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! __Perrin__ POV

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Gaul] make camp away from [Faile|Zarine Bashere] and the others. They talk about all the changes taking place. [Gaul] says that [Rhuarc], his clan chief, [Jheran], and the [Wise Ones|Aiel] were uneasy when they sent [Aiel] in search of [He Who Comes With the Dawn|Rand]. [Colinda], the [Wise One|Aiel] of [Hot Springs] Hold, tells him he thinks too much. [Bair], the eldest [Wise One|Aiel] of the [Shaarad], threatens to send him to [Rhuidean]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] goes to sleep expecting to dream.

As [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] walks the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod], patches open in the sky and he sees:

* [Rand|Rand alThor] stood amid swirling stormwinds, laughing wildly, even madly, arms upraised, and on the winds rode small shapes, gold-and-scarlet, like the strange figure on the [Dragon Banner]; hidden eyes watched [Rand|Rand alThor], and there was no telling whether he knew it.[1]
* [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] stalked cautiously through a demented landscape of twisted, shadowed buildings, hunting some dangerous beast.[2]
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], standing where a road forked ahead of him. He flipped a coin, started down one branch, and suddenly was wearing a wide-brimmed hat and walking with a staff bearing a short sword blade.[3]
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and a woman with long white hair were staring at him in surprise while behind them the [White Tower] crumbled stone by stone.[4]

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] wishes he could talk to [Elyas Machera] about his dreams. He calls for [Hopper], but the wolf does not come. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] discovers that in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] he can take huge steps covering miles. As [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] reaches the foothills he sees another man. His scent is cold and not really human. The man sees him and flees. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] follows and finds a dead wolf where the man was standing. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] pursues him for many miles. Finally, the man vanishes in a two hundred foot tall metal tower. Suddenly [Hopper] is there. He tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that the man is called [Slayer|Isam Mandragoran] and that he is in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] in the flesh. He warns [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that the tower is evil as well. A woman speaks from behind him. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] turns and notes that she looks familiar.[5] She is surprised that he can talk to [Hopper] but remembers it from legend. She tells him the [Tower of Ghenjei] is a doorway to the realms of the [Aelfinn|Finn] and [Eelfinn|Finn].[6] The game of [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] is a remembrance of dealings with them and the only way to win is to break the rules. "Courage to strengthen, fire to blind, music to daze, iron to bind." She tells him that [Slayer|Isam Mandragoran] is not old, but his evil is ancient. She then says she is not supposed to be talking to him at all; it is against the prescripts. She asks if he is %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%%. He sees another shadow of a man with two swords across his back,[7] but when he turns the man is gone. The woman is gone, too. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] asks [Hopper] about her, but [Hopper] did not see her. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tells [Hopper] that he was looking for wolves in the [Two Rivers]. [Hopper] tells him they are all dead or gone because of [Slayer|Isam Mandragoran]. They bid each other farewell.

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] wakes and tells [Gaul] that things might be worse than he thought in the [Two Rivers].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Rand|Rand alThor] visiting [Rhuidean] and receiving the dragon marks. ([TSR,Ch25], [TSR,Ch34])\\
[#2] [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] in [Tanchico].\\
[#3] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] deciding to go to [Rhuidean] and receiving his hat and %%ot [ashandarei]%%.\\
[#4] The woman is [Amys].\\
[#5] [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion]\\
[#6] In one of her lives she had a personal encounter with them. ([ToM,Ch22])\\
[#7] [Gaidal Cain]\\
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