Adar 15 (April 27)
- 998 NE - Rand al'Thor and Matrim Cauthon arrive at Four Kings in the evening. At The Dancing Cartman, they are approached by the Darkfriend Howal Gode. Rand channels unknowingly - lightning strikes the inn, killing Gode. They escape into the night, with Mat temporarily blinded. Rand dreams, and encounters the dead Gode and Ba'alzamon.
- 999 NE - Nynaeve al'Meara, Elayne Trakand and Egwene al'Vere leave the bandits' camp with horses, and board the Darter at Jurene, bound for Tear. Mat Cauthon and Thomdril Merrilin arrive at Aringill. They take shelter in the stable of The Good Queen during a rainstorm, and rescue Aludra from Tammuz and his thugs. She gives Mat some fireworks. They ride off towards Caemlyn.
- 1000 NE - Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag arrives back in Ebou Dar and shows Zaired Elbar's head to Suroth Sabelle Meldarath. Suroth is made da'covale and given to the Deathwatch Guard. Pevara Tazanovni and a party of Red Ajah Travel to the Black Tower. Mazrim Taim gives permission for them to bond Asha'man as Warders.