— Coine din Jubai Wild Winds to Nynaeve and Elayne aboard the Wavedancer.
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|Setting: Tear, Maule, Aboard the Wavedancer'|
Point of view: Elayne Trakand
Elayne and Nynaeve arrive at the docks in a carriage. As they head for the raker, Elayne asks Nynaeve to try to be tactful when dealing with the Seafolk. Nynaeve introduces herself and Elayne to the Sailmistress of Wavedancer, Coine din Jubai Wild Winds and they are introduced to Jorin din Jubai White Wing the Windfinder. They head to the captain's cabin to discuss the "gift of passage".
Dorele brings in tea and is reprimanded by Coine for being topless while in port. Nynaeve asks that the ship take them to Tanchico as quickly as possible and offers a letter-of-rights as a gift. Coine wonders at the large sum being offered for passage. Nynaeve abandons tact and asks if she will refuse to take them. Coine recaps recent events involving Rand and mentions that prophecies are being fulfilled, the Jendai Prophecies.
Coine asks why they wish to go to Tanchico. Elayne decides a bit of honestly would be appropriate and so tells them they hunt the Black Ajah to prevent them from harming the Dragon Reborn, or the Coramoor as the Sea Folk see Rand. Jorin as Windfinder decides they will take the Aes Sedai where they wish to go. Coine finally decides to give passage without a gift, but as a favor for the Coramoor. Suddenly the ship heaves and jostles about.
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