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! __Elayne__ POV

[Reene Harfor] meets [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] on the way to her apartments. She tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that she has caught no spies yet. But two servants left in a hurry. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] thinks it is probable that they were eyes-and-ears for [Naean|Naean Arawn] or [Elenia|Elenia Sarand] who were often in the [Royal Palace]. She warns [Reene Harfor] that they might also be spies for the [Aes Sedai] at [The Silver Swan]. The First Maid outlines [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s schedule for the rest of the day including [Halwin Norry] about something urgent. He kept [Caemlyn] running since [Rahvin] took over. 

As they arrive at her apartments, [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] sees [Solain Morgeillin] and [Keraille Surtovni] down the hall escorting one of the %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% with an %%ot [a'dam|aDam]%%. The servants' quarters of the palace are full to bursting with [Kin] and [Windfinders|Sea Folk]. [Reene Harfor] tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that [Reanne|Reanne Corly] was looking for her. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] goes to find her. 

On the way, she runs into [Vandene|Vandene Namelle] with [Kirstian|Kirstian Chalwin] and [Zarya|Zarya Alkaese] who are wearing [novice|novices] white. [Vandene|Vandene Namelle] is angry because [Kirstian|Kirstian Chalwin] and [Zarya|Zarya Alkaese] have been thinking about the murders of [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] and [Adeleas|Adeleas Namelle] at [Cullen's Crossing|Cullens Crossing].[1] It should be none of their business. They reasoned out that it must have been [Merilille|Merilille Ceandevin], [Sareitha|Sareitha Tomares] or [Careane|Careane Fransi]. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Vandene|Vandene Namelle] are convinced that it was not one of the [Kin]. There are no [Darkfriends] among the [Kin], else [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] would have known much more about them than she did.[2] 

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] walk up. She has started wearing a %%ot [ki'sain]%%. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has her hands full with the [Kin], even with [Alise|Alise Tenjile] helping, and now the [Windfinders|Sea Folk] want lessons from her. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] pressures [Vandene|Vandene Namelle] into taking charge of [Kirstian|Kirstian Chalwin] and [Zarya|Zarya Alkaese]. [Vandene|Vandene Namelle] acquiesces, but she says she only taught [novices] a short time because the [Mistress of Novices|Aes Sedai], [Sereille Bagand], thought she was too harsh! She walks off and the two [novices] follow forlornly. 

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] then takes [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] to [Reanne|Reanne Corly]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has sent eighteen of the [Kin] into [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] held territory to find and rescue any of the [Kin] there. They do not see how [Egwene|Egwene alVere] will realize her plan of incorporating the [Kin] into the [White Tower]. They find [Reanne|Reanne Corly] with [Alise Tenjile] and one of the %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%%, [Marli|Marli Noichin]. [Rand|Rand alThor] sent twenty-nine captured %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% and five %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%%.[3] [Alise|Alise Tenjile] says the %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% nearly have the spark to [channel|True Source]. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] intends to convince the %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% that they can [channel|True Source], then send them back to the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. She hopes this will break the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] power structure. 

[Reanne|Reanne Corly] says that three of the five %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%%, [Marille], [Jillari], [Alivia], [Kara|Kara Defane] and [Lemore], are ready to be let out of their collars. [Marille] and [Jillari] still believe they must be collared, but [Alivia] says she hates %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%%. She was collared when she was thirteen or fourteen and is now over four hundred years old. She is also stronger than [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. The other two who are ready are [Kara|Kara Defane] who was a village wise woman on [Toman Head] and [Lemore] who was a [Tanchico] noble. They agree that the last three must be freed of their collars.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The text actually reads [Harlon Bridge] but this is an error that is being corrected.
\\[#2] It is not clear if this logic is, in fact, correct or not.
\\[#3] These are the ones mentioned in [TPoD,Ch23] as well as [Kaisea] in [ToM,Ch33].
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