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TEotW: Chapter 49

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The Dark One Stirs


Rand POV - The next morning Moiraine, Lan, Rand, Perrin, Mat, Loial, Egwene and Nynaeve prepare to break camp. Moiraine channels saying she is removing the last vestiges of what she did last night.1 They continue north toward the Mountains of Dhoom. The trees start to come to life and bizarre creatures begin to attack them. Agelmar had told Lan that the Blight was stirring. While Mat is fighting he shouts, "Mordero daghain pas duente cuebiyar." They hear a fluting cry and Lan says it is Worms, very dangerous. Suddenly, they reach a peaceful, green area and are greeted by the Green Man.2 There is a large scar on his head. The Green Man calls Loial "little brother." Loial replies, "Tsingu ma choshih, T'ingshen." = "You honor me, Treebrother." He recognizes Perrin as a Wolfbrother. He calls Rand "Child of the Dragon" and says, "Do the People of the Dragon return to the First Covenant? But you wear a sword. That is neither now nor then."3 His memories are confused by his injury. He recognizes Moiraine and is surprised she found him a second time.4 She asks him to take them to the Eye of the World.


  1. What, exactly, is she doing? It sounds like Unweaving but in TPoD,Ch2 we learn that it is considered extremely dangerous by Aes Sedai and Windfinders. Is this another of Moiraine's Talents and, if so, how did she learn it?
  2. Apparently because of the powerful need he is now on the near side of the mountains.
  3. He thinks Rand is Aiel and is confused because neither the old Aiel nor the current Aiel will touch a sword.
  4. This reaction and her comment to Lord Agelmar in (TEotW,Ch46) are the only times her previous visit is mentioned in the series.

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