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TDR: Chapter 6

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The Hunt Begins


Perrin - Lan wakes Perrin telling him that Rand is gone. Uno and Masema come out of Moiraine's cabin. Masema is overwrought that Rand is gone, then accepts that he left to spread his gospel. Perrin thinks he is crazy. Loial and Min are in Moiraine's cabin with her. She shows a letter from Rand saying that Ba'alzamon is after him again and that he does not want others dying for him. Moiraine wonders which of the Forsaken are already free, naming Lanfear, Sammael, Asmodean, Be'lal, Rahvin and Ishamael.1 Lan and Uno enter. Loial mentions Rand talking about his dreams. Moiraine then asks Perrin about his dreams and he tells her about the crystal sword. Lan says it is Callandor. Moiraine sends Lan to see if others dreamed of it. Loial notes that the Prophecies of the Dragon say the Dragon Reborn will wield Callandor. Moiraine says that is only one of many signs and cites others. He "shall slay his people with the sword of peace, and destroy them with the leaf." He "shall bind the nine moons to serve him." He will heal "wounds of madness and cutting of hope." What chains has he broken, and who put into chains? She explains that Rand caused Perrin's dream. Channelers who are strong in the Spirit can force their dreams others. Lan returns saying others dreamed of the sword as well. Uno reports that Rand left through a newly formed crack in the mountain wall. Moiraine sends the Shienarans2 to meet someone in Jehannah3 and await word from her there. She sends Min to Tar Valon to report to the Amyrlin Seat. Lan, Perrin and Loial will accompany Moiraine and follow Rand. As they leave, Min asks Lan if he has a message for Nynaeve. Lan is caught off guard and says no. Alone with Perrin, Min says she never views anything about Loial. About Perrin, she views:

She also tells him that if he meets the most beautiful woman he has ever seen he should run.7 She tells Perrin she loves him like a brother and he is flattered.8 She tells him she is bound to Rand and that Egwene knows. They prepare to depart.


  1. Moiraine apparently has not figured out that Ishamael is Rand's Ba'alzamon. Min is the only one who knows that Lanfear is free. First mention of Asmodean. First mentions of Be'lal, Sammael and Rahvin who will appear later in the book.
  2. In addition to Uno, Masema and Ragan, there are Bartu, Chaena, Nangu and Nengar (TFoH,Ch38), Mendao, Sakaru and Sar (TFoH,Ch40).
  3. Her name is never given, but when the Shienarans arrive in Jehannah she is dead and buried and no one else in her family knows the name Moiraine. They are left on their own. (TFoH,Ch38)
  4. Gaul (TDR,Ch33)
  5. Aram (TSR,Ch45)
  6. Faile and Berelain
  7. From meeting Lanfear. (TGH,Ch48)
  8. In early printings of TDR Perrin responds that he never had a sister. This is contradicted in TSR,Ch29 where his two sisters are slain by Fain. In later printings this error is corrected.

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