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! __Graendal__ POV

After her failure, [Graendal] hurriedly packs necessities including a [carved ivory knife] %%ot [angreal|Angreal]%% she got from [Mesaana]. Her [gold ring] was lost at [Natrin's Barrow|Arad Doman]. Her latest abode is a manor house on the shore near [Ebou Dar]; she has started influencing [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]. She does not understand how [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] escaped and blames it on [Isam|Isam Mandragoran] and the [Whitecloak|Children of the Light].[1] She plans to take a [Portal Stone] to another world. [Shaidar Haran] appears. He blames her for failing and for the deaths of three [Chosen|Forsaken] including [Mesaana].[2] The errant [dreamspike] trapped her in the [White Tower] ruining her plan. [Graendal]'s opportunity to hurt [Rand|Rand alThor] has been given to another.[3] She screams as he smiles and reaches for her.
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! __Perrin__ POV

The [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] is reflecting the decay in the real world. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tries to revive it and bring back [Hopper] but he cannot. His body is with [Faile|Zarine Bashere] in their tent at the [Field of Merrilor].  [Rand|Rand alThor] is there and will face [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tomorrow. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is seeking [Boundless] as [Hopper] instructed. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] goes to the [Jehannah Road] and finds [Boundless]. He is reluctant, but finally sends images that shock [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] himself with [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] by a cage. [Boundless] is really a human, [Noam]. He did not lose himself. His life in [Jarra|Jarra (Sept)] was terrible so he chose to become a wolf.[4] He chose his balance as [Elyas|Elyas Machera] has and as [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] can. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sends a thank you to all the wolves.
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! __Olver__ POV

[Olver] is in [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s tent with [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] playing snakes and foxes. [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] reads a book; he is not as much fun as [Thom|Thom Merrilin] or [Noal|Noal Charin]. He knows they went to the [Tower of Ghenjei] though they tried to keep it from him. He plans to go himself to learn which [Shaido] killed his father. All the rolls of the dice go in his favor and suddenly he finds his piece back on the center spot. He won! [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] looks stunned. [Olver] hopes [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] will be back soon. He sees the letter on the desk. [Setalle|Setalle Anan] has been teaching him manners and he thinks [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is rude not to open it. He opens it himself thinking he needs to help [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] more now that [Lopin] is gone. It seems important so he hands it to [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde]. The letter from [Verin|Verin Mathwin] says that she is dead. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] needs to convince the Queen to destroy the [Waygate|Ways] because a huge army of [Shadowspawn] is on its way. They rush out of the tent and see the glow of fire in [Caemlyn]. [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] rouses the [Band|Band of the Red Hand] to save the city. [Olver] runs back into the tent and gets the large knife he stole from the quartermaster [Bergevin]. It is time to fight. \\
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! __Barriga__ POV

[Barriga|barriga]'s merchant caravan returns to [Heeth Tower|kandor] in [Kandor] to trade but it is overrun by [Trollocs]. He flees the [Trolloc|Trollocs] horde and runs north into the [Blight]. All the rest of his caravan, [Thum], [Yang], [Rebek], are dead. He sees men ahead dressed like [Aiel], only their veils are red. One of the men comes up to him and lowers his veil. His teeth are filed to points. The man smiles gleefully and takes out his knife.[5]
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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] is dreaming an ordinary dream. He is in the [Mountains of Mist] above the valley where he began his journey.[6] He seeks the Void, the Oneness, as [Tam|Tam alThor] taught him. His body is asleep with [Min|Min Farshaw] in the [Borderlanders|Borderlands] camp[7] at the [Field of Merrilor]. Tomorrow he will make his demands to [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and the others, his price for going to [Shayol Ghul] to face the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. He hears a scream and suddenly he is in a dark corridor.[8] He runs toward the screams into a huge, black, lightless room. There is a single candle beside a woman with silvery hair. Her face is different but he knows she is [Mierin Eronaile|Lanfear], [Lanfear].[3] She begs him to help her escape from the torture but the wall falls away and she tumbles into darkness.[9]
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! __Lan__ POV

[Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]'s army, grown to twelve thousand, approaches [Tarwin's Gap|Tarwins Gap]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] rides [Mandarb]. With him are Prince [Kaisel|Kaisel Noramaga] of [Kandor] and [Andere]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] claims his rightful title, Lord of the [Seven Towers], Defender of the Wall of First Fires, Bearer of the Sword of the Thousand Lakes. They charge forward to face a horde of a hundred and fifty thousand [Shadowspawn]. They will meet their end with swords raised. 
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! Footer


"Lo, it shall come upon the world that the prison of the Greatest One\\
shall grow weak, like the limbs of those who crafted it. Once again, His\\
glorious cloak shall smother the [Pattern|Wheel of Time] of all things, and the Great\\
Lord shall stretch forth His hand to claim what is His. The rebellious\\
nations shall be laid barren, their children caused to weep. There shall\\
be none but Him, and those who have turned their eyes to His majesty.

In that day, when the One-Eyed Fool travels the halls of mourning, and\\
the First Among Vermin lifts his hand to bring freedom to Him who\\
will Destroy, the last days of the Fallen Blacksmith's pride shall come.\\
Yea, and the Broken Wolf, the one whom Death has known, shall fall and\\
be consumed by the Midnight Towers. And his destruction shall bring\\
fear and sorrow to the hearts of men, and shall shake their very will itself.

And then shall the Lord of the Evening come. And He shall take our\\
eyes, for our souls shall bow before Him, and he shall take our skin, for\\
our flesh shall serve Him, and He shall take our lips, for only Him will\\
we praise. And the Lord of the Evening shall face the Broken Champion,\\
and shall spill his blood and bring us the Darkness so beautiful. Let the\\
screams begin, O followers of the [Shadow|Creator]. Beg for your destruction!
— From ''The Prophecies of the Shadow''

! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Jaret Byar]. With his zeal from the beginning, it seems unlikely that he was a [Darkfriend|Darkfriends] so he must have had "suggestions" from [Graendal] that led to his actions.
\\[#2] [Mesaana], [Aran'gar|AranGar] and...this seems to implicate her in the death of [Asmodean].
\\[#3] It seems that [Cyndane] is given another chance to bring down [Rand|Rand alThor].
\\[#4] It is not clear if [Noam] is still alive, but asleep and dreaming, or if he died and is not in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] permanently.
\\[#5] These strange people are something new. Super [Darkfriends]? Brandon Sanderson has refused to comment on them. They are %%ot [Samma N'Sei|Eye Blinders]%%. ([AMoL,Prologue])
\\[#6] This is the valley where [Rand|Rand alThor] and the others spent their first winter in the early chapters of [The Dragon Reborn]. [Rand|Rand alThor] began his journey when he left [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] to go to [Tear|Tear (Country)].
\\[#7] So the [Borderlanders|Borderlands] did acquiesce and swear fealty to [Rand|Rand alThor].
\\[#8] [Rand|Rand alThor]'s dreams are shielded. How was his dream co-opted? 
\\[#9] Quite strange. At this point we can only speculate as to what [Cyndane]'s plan is and what is really going on.
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