Adar 20 (May 2)
- 998 NE - Rand al'Thor and Matrim Cauthon arrive in Caemlyn at dawn. Basel Gill gives them a room at The Queen's Blessing. Rand meets Loial in the library. Moiraine Damodred, Lan Mandragoran and Nynaeve al'Meara find the Whitecloaks' camp. They rescue Perrin Aybara and Egwene al'Vere. Nynaeve discovers Perrin's eyes are turning yellow.
- 999 NE - Perrin's party arrive in Illian. At Nieda Sidoro's inn, Easing the Badger, they are attacked by Gray Men. Moiraine discovers that Lord Brend is Sammael. They leave Illian during a storm, chased and attacked by Darkhounds. Approaching Caemlyn, Mat and Thomdril Merrilin are attacked by Darkfriends.