TGH: Chapter 31
On the Scent
Rand POV - Rand, Loial and Hurin are with Mat, Perrin and Ingtar in front of the burning inn. Verin arrives and Heals Rand and Hurin. The gate guard directed them to the inn. Verin said something that made him very helpful. Uno and the rest stayed in the Foregate. Cuale moans about his burning inn. Verin, who has been in Cairhien, suggests The Great Tree. Hurin says he can follow the Darkfriends' trail. They all go to The Great Tree. The innkeeper, Tiedra, knows Verin and welcomes them. Servants show them to their rooms and Rand has a bath. Rand thinks Verin is watching him for Moiraine. Rand burns Selene's two letters then goes back down to the common room.
Perrin POV - Perrin, Mat, Rand, Loial, Ingtar and Verin are in a private dining room. Hurin is out tracking the Darkfriends. Rand arrived a week before them. Perrin is now sure that Rand is Shadowkiller. Rand tells them the story of the Portal Stone. Verin does not seem to know Selene, but knows a little of the Portal Stone. Rand reads a bit of The Travels of Jain Farstrider who visited the Sea Folk and the lands beyond the Aiel Waste. Hurin returns. He tracked the Darkfriends to Lord Barthanes' manor. Mat suggests alerting Galldrian but Verin says they would never get the Horn back then. Rand shows them his invitations; Barthanes' is for the next night. They will set Uno and the others to watch the manor till then. Verin then discards Galldrian's. Verin knows about the giant statue. She says it is a male sa'angreal and that its mate is on Tremalking. She says only Siuan, Moiraine, Elaida and the three girls could handle the female giant statue. Logain would be fried if he tried to use the male giant statue.1 They begin to plan their visit.
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