Amadaine 23 (July 1)
- 998 NE - Rand receives invitations from Barthanes Damodred and Galldrian Riatin. The inn is set on fire and the Horn and dagger stolen again. Hurin tracks the Darkfriends to Barthanes' manor.
- 999 NE - Rand arrives at Alcair Dal and is accepted as the Car'a'carn after revealing the true history of the Aiel. He chases Asmodean to Rhuidean and defeats him. Lanfear shields Asmodean and leaves him to serve as a teacher for Rand.