Danu 23 (December 16)
- 978 NE - Siuan is assigned to work for Cetalia Delarme, head of the Blue Ajah's eyes-and-ears network. The Amyrlin gives Moiraine the task of distributing the bounty to those women who bore children during the specified period. Lan's forces stop near Kinslayer's Dagger, having pursued the retreating Aiel for more than two weeks. At Bukama's urging, Lan agrees not to return to the Borderlands immediately, and the two head southward together, possibly to Illian.
- 978 NE - While depositing her first stipend from the White Tower at a Tar Valon bank, Moiraine learns of Gorthanes' attempt to gain access to her financial records, and that her bankers' message to her was never delivered.