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Setting: Lord Tellaen's manor in Arad Doman, Altara


Point of view: Cadsuane Melaidhrin

Cadsuane, is eavesdropping on Sarene Nemdahl as she interrogates Semirhage and still frustrated over the lack of progress in breaking her. She considers once again how she would break herself. Semirhage knocks her noon meal, a plate of beans on to the floor and Cadsuane enters the room. and realizes that fear of the Forsaken is what fuels her ego. She proceeds to knock Semirhage to the floor physically, and spanks her. She has the other Sisters come in to watch as well as some of the maids. Extreme threats from the Forsaken ensues but Cadsuane ignores them. She continues the humiliating spanking until Semirhage finally eats the beans off the floor. She has found a way to break her.

Point of view: Perrin Aybara

Perrin is worried once again over logistics in bringing a hundred thousand refugees home. Neald and Grady are too tired to make Gateways. It would take days to send home the people that are willing to leave and they can't hold a Gateway for more than an hour until they are rested. So they continue north by foot. He ponders his bond to the wolves, and remembers how close he came to killing Hopper in the Wolf Dream. He wonders if his fate will be the same as a Wolfbrother he freed long ago that had lost all of his humanity. He decides it is time to return to the Wolf Dream and stop evading his responsibilities.