"So this is Verin's Tel'aran'rhiod. Corianin Nedeal's World of Dreams. It does not look dangerous to me."
   — Egwene al'Vere

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Setting: White Tower, Tel'aran'rhiod

Point of view: Egwene al'Vere

Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve gathered in Egwene’s room after their chores. While they were in the kitchens Verin, Alanna, Elaida, Sheriam and Anaiya all stop in on errands of their own but may also have been checking on one or more of the three.  Later in Egwene's room she ties a leather strip through the Twisted stone ring so that when worn about the neck, the ring will touch her skin. She lays down and Nynaeve begins to hum, and she falls asleep.

She was in a field of flowers, wearing a favorite shirt. She tried to channel, and found she could. She took a step, and was standing in an inn. Perrin was in a chair chained but he is holding the chains as if to chain himself. A wolf is on the floor next to him.[1] Egwene finds herself outside and Rand is there by a campfire. Rand accuses her of being Shadowspawn masquerading as Egwene and implies that others, including someone he only refers to as "her"[2], have come to him in his dreams and tried to kill him. Rand channels a sword and attacks her, so she flees. She is suddenly back in the field of flowers. Then she grabs the ring and says, take me where I need to be to find the Black Ajah. Silvie is there and tells her, “Oh, you’ve figured it out.” Egwene is in Tear, in the Heart of the Stone with Callandor hanging behind Silvie. She says the Heart of the Stone is a good place to be for answers. Someone is coming[3] and Silvie warns Egwene to leave but she doesn't know how. Silvie grabs the ring and Egwene wakes up, and says, "that hurt!"

Egwene decides that next time they will set a time for her to be woken up. Egwene tells Elayne and Nynaeve of her journey. They decide that Callandor in Tear is where the trap for them is at and they must go to spring it and hopefully not get caught. Elayne decides she must get a letter to her mother. They will wait one more day so they can tell the Amyrlin where they will be going. Nynaeve suddenly remembers Mat and decides he would be the perfect messenger for Elayne's letter.


In Tel'aran'rhiod







  1. This scene is later revisited in The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 33.
  2. This is later revealed to be Min in The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 32.
  3. Probably Bel'al.