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Point of view: Siuan Sanche
Siuan Sanche, Leane Sharif, Min Farshaw and Logain Ablar have reached Lugard. They are searching for where the Blue Ajah headed after they broke with the White Tower and Siuan has a contact in the city that might provide information. They arrive at the inn they will be staying at, The Nine Horse Hitch. Siuan arranges for Leane and Min to distract Logain while she heads to a different inn to try to get the information they need. She approaches the tavern owner, Duranda Tharne, and gives the Blue Ajah signal phrase. She is treated very rudely since she arrived during the day instead at the end of the day like she is supposed to.
Mistress Tharne finally takes Siuan to a back room and tells her off before finally giving her the information she seeks. She is told "Sallie Daera" which is enough information for Siuan to know where to go, the town of Salidar.
Point of view: Min Farshaw
Min is watching Leane flirting with a table full of wagon drivers and merchant guards while Logain fumes from not being the center of her attentions. Min ponders what it would be like if she could act as Leane does with Rand. Siuan enters and tells her they need to go south, right away.