— oft said saying by Lini Eltring
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|Setting: Salidar, Tel'aran'rhiod|
Point of view: Elayne Trakand
Elayne and Nynaeve are preparing for bed and a meeting in Tel'aran'rhiod. They are hoping to see Egwene but she has been kept from Tel'aran'rhiod since her encounter with Lanfear six weeks ago. This meeting will be with the Aes Sedai so they can learn some things before meeting with the Aiel Wise Ones the next night. Siuan and Leane wait with them until Sheriam, Carlinya, Morvrin, Myrelle, Anaiya, and Beonin appear. The group moves to the White Tower so they can look through Elaida's correspondence and try to find out what is happening in the world. Leane disappears and Nynaeve is sent after her.
The rest divide themselves between Elaida's correspondence and Alviarin's. They find a warrant for Moiraine's arrest, which means that Elaida still does not know that Moiraine is dead. Shemerin ran away after being demoted from Aes Sedai to Accepted. The Blight is quiet. No news is coming from Tarabon or Arad Doman. Elaida still wants Elayne returned to the tower, no matter the cost. Suddenly there are screams from outside the room. The Aes Sedai rush out and are caught in a nightmare.
Instead of a hallway there is a cavern filled with Trollocs. The three Aes Sedai that had been in the other room are being tortured. The other three try to fight the nightmare but are drawn in to it also, despite Elayne trying to warn them. Elayne and Siuan try to dispel the nightmare but it is too large. They decide to enter the nightmare and get the Aes Sedai to deny it's existence. Finally they banish the nightmare, then return to the waking world to heal their injuries.
Point of view: Demandred
Demandred notices Elayne, but takes no action.
- Tiana Noselle
- Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar
- Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy
- Alliandre Maritha Kigarin
- Tylin Quintara Mitsobar
- Pedron Niall
- Ronde Macura
- Tar Valon
- Mountains of Mist
- Sea of Storms
- Arad Doman
- ↑ Presumably it was Demandred that created the nightmare that caught the Aes Sedai.