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TEotW: Chapter 46

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Fal Dara


Rand POV - Moiraine, Lan, Loial, Rand, Perrin, Mat, Egwene and Nynaeve ride to Fal Dara. The farms they pass are abandoned; all the people have gone to the keep. Perrin's eyes are sharper than they used to be. Loial comments that Ogier Elders, including Arent and Haman, talk about their meetings with the Green Man.1 Rand talks with Egwene and recalls Min's viewing that they are not for each other. As they enter Fal Dara, men greet Lan as Dai Shan, a title meaning diademed battle lord. They greet Loial with, "Kiserai ti Wansho!" = "Glory to the Builders!" Loial replies "Tsingu ma choba" = "I am unworthy and the work is small." A man Lan recognizes as Ragan asks him if the Golden Crane will fly again.2 Ingtar greets them. He tells Lan there are lots of new Trolloc camps in the Blight, but they will stop them at Tarwin's Gap. He takes them to Agelmar, then leaves. Moiraine greets him with, "Ninte calichniye no domashita, Agelmar Dai Shan" = "Your welcome warms me, Lord Agelmar." Agelmar replies, "Kodome calichniye ga ni Aes Sedai hei" = "Here is always a welcome for Aes Sedai." Moiraine says they must leave the next morning and tells him about the Eye of the World. Moiraine has found the Green Man before.3 They eat dinner. Ingtar returns with news that a strange man was captured trying to enter the keep. It is Padan Fain. He says he was compelled by Ba'alzamon to hunt and follow. He sounds strange and offers to advise Agelmar on how to defeat the Dark One.4 Moiraine wants to question him immediately.


  1. This must have been when they were relatively young as it has been "quite a long time" since any Ogier have seen the Green Man. (TEotW,Ch43)
  2. The Golden Crane is the symbol of Malkier so he is asking if Lan plans to reestablish Malkier.
  3. This and the Green Man's reaction in (TEotW,Ch49) are the only times her previous visit is mentioned in the series.
  4. The first indication that Fain encountered Mordeth in Shadar Logoth.

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