"Burn you, Lan Mandragoran! Burn you! Burn you! Burn you to the Pit of Doom! Burn you! .. We will talk this over calmly and rationally, as adults."
   —Nynaeve al'Meara

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Setting: Ebou Dar, harbor and Rahad

Point of view: Nynaeve al'Meara

Nynaeve is on a boat in Ebou Dar on her way to meet with Nesta din Reas Two Moons when she feels a flash of saidar and suddenly she is in the water, her ship sinking. She is trapped in the cabin, on the bottom of the river with only a small air pocket and the door blocked by mud. She tries to make herself angry so she can channel, but she is too fearful. Finally, just as she is about to lose consciousness, she surrenders to saidar completely for the first time and is able to channel without being angry—her block is gone. She breaks free of the sunken ship and tries to swim to the surface. Just before she thinks she is going to die, she is plucked from the water by someone and pulled onto the deck of another ship. She hears Lan's voice and thinks herself dead. She embraces saidar, cleansing her lungs of all water, and turns to truly see Lan on the deck of a ship.

They embrace and Lan eventually explains that Myrelle currently holds his bond. Nynaeve hits him, and wishes to marry immediately. She is reminded that Myrelle can feel everything through the bond until it is passed on. Lan wants to take her back to shore but she insists on continuing on to the ship of the Sea Folk.

Point of view: Elayne Trakand

Elayne leads Merilille, Adeleas, and the Salidar Aes Sedai to surprise the Kin at their home. She is very satisfied when Reanne and the other Kin learn that she is a full Sister. Elayne tells them that all Kin are free to return to their training in the Tower, and have the potential to become full Aes Sedai, but they will not be forced to do so. Reanne reveals that there are over seventeen hundred women on the rolls of the Kin. Reanne also states that she is 412 years old, and Merilille faints.

Mat arrives and states he followed a member of the Kin to a house in the Rahad, where the Bowl of the Winds likely is. Elayne states that they already know (which is not precisely true, although Reanne was about to reveal its location) but thanks him anyway.