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! __Elayne__ POV

[Reene Harfor] and [Halwin Norry] enter the sitting room where [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] and [Dyelin|Dyelin Taravin] wait. [Rasoria|Rasoria Domanche] leaves and [Aviendha] weaves a ward against eavesdropping. 

[Reene Harfor] reports first. Second Librarian [Harnder|Milam Hardner] is a spy. Every few days he visits an inn called [The Hoop and Arrow]. The innkeeper, [Millis Fendry], keeps pigeons and every time [Harnder|Milam Hardner] visits, a pigeon flies north. Also, three sisters from [The Silver Swan], all [Brown Ajah], visited [Millis Fendry] yesterday.[1] They have identified many spies in the [Royal Palace], but this is the first [Aes Sedai] spy from an [Ajah|Aes Sedai] other than [Red|Red Ajah]. [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] would not have liked spies from other [Ajahs|Aes Sedai]. Now both the [Reds|Red Ajah] and the [Browns|Brown Ajah] must know about the [Kin]. There are also spies for King [Roedran|Roedran Analoy] of [Murandy], [Tairen|Tear (Country)] High Lords, [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] and some merchants. She has turned [Jon Skellit], a spy for House [Arawn|Andor] into a mole. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] hopes he can learn in which of the four camps [Arymilla|Arymilla Marne], [Elenia|Elenia Sarand] and [Naean|Naean Arawn] are staying. 

[Halwin Norry] reports next. There have been increasing cases of arson attempting to burn warehouses of food. Also, Houses [Arawn|Andor], [Marne|Andor] and [Sarand|Andor] have taken out huge loans against their holdings, most likely to pay their own mercenaries and to try to bribe [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s mercenaries into turning sides. 

After [Reene Harfor] and [Halwin Norry] leave, [Aviendha] reports that someone tried to listen in. [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] reports that the [Borderlanders|Borderlands] are moving, but at their current pace it will take them a month to get to [Caemlyn]. She sent two of the [Kin] who can [Travel|Weaves#t], [Sabeine Ocalin] and [Julanya Fote], to scout villages to the north. They believe the [Borderlanders|Borderlands] are camped for the winter. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] still hopes they will move south fast enough to force the Houses to unite with her. She knows that [Bashere|Davram Bashere] and [Bael] will keep their forces in check[2] and the [Lugard Road] is far enough from the [Black Tower] so that the [Asha'man] will not become involved. The two [Kin] women also reported that Lord [Luan|Luan Norwelyn], Lord [Abelle|Abelle Pendar] and Lady [Ellorien|Ellorien Traemane] cannot be found. Lord [Pelivar|Pelivar Coelan], Lady [Arathelle|Arathelle Renshar] and Lady [Aemlyn|Aemlyn Carand] left [Murandy] a few days ago and are moving back into [Andor]. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] says they must hope those six Houses do not reach [Caemlyn] before matters are settled. Otherwise, [Dyelin|Dyelin Taravin] must try to convince them to side with [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. The last time the Houses split three ways was five hundred years ago and it led to seven years of civil war. 

There is a knock on the door. [Tzigan Sokorin] announces [Monaelle] and [Sumeko Karistovan]. [Monaelle] stands high among the [Wise Ones|Aiel] though she is weak in the [One Power]. [Monaelle] is [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s midwife and [Sumeko|Sumeko Karistovan] came to study her techniques. [Tzigan|Tzigan Sokorin] leaves with [Dyelin|Dyelin Taravin] and [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion]. [Monaelle] chides [Aviendha] for missing so many lessons. She weaves [Spirit|One Power], [Fire|One Power] and [Earth|One Power] in [Caressing the Child|Weaves#ca], a weave unique to the [Aiel] that tells the health and condition of a pregnant woman and her baby. It is somewhat similar to weaves she learned from [Sumeko|Sumeko Karistovan] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. She tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that there are two fetuses. Her worry about [channeling|True Source] is unfounded; it will not hurt the babies. [Monaelle] knows about the bond with [Rand|Rand alThor] and that he is the real father, but none of the [Kin] know. [Sumeko|Sumeko Karistovan] duplicates the weave. [Aviendha] begins, but stops when the powerful [channeling|True Source] to the west ends as suddenly as it began. They wonder if something wonderful or terrible happened. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] thinks it is wonderful, as [Rand|Rand alThor] is still alive. 

[Caseille|Caseille Raskovni] knocks and enters with news. The [Sea Folk] are in an uproar because one of their apprentices, [Talaan|Talaan din Gelyn] or [Metarra|Metarra din Junalle],[3] is missing. Also, [Yurith Azeri] reported that [Merilille|Merilille Ceandevin] left the [Royal Palace] three hours ago accompanied by a woman with tattooed hands.[4] [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] orders [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] to sends guards to the gates. She then orders [Sumeko|Sumeko Karistovan] to have [Reanne|Reanne Corly] send all of the [Kin] who cannot [Travel|Weaves#t] to search the city, especially inns such as [The Silver Swan]. She hopes [Rand|Rand alThor] did something wonderful, but right now she has to deal with [Caemlyn].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Milam Harnder] is, in fact, an agent for [Demira Eriff]. ([LoC,Ch46])
\\[#2] Maybe not, as [Davram Bashere] will leave in a few days with [Logain|Logain Ablar] to join [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([CoT,Ch24])
\\[#3] It is [Talaan|Talaan din Gelyn]. ([KoD,Ch14])
\\[#4] In place of [Merilille|Merilille Ceandevin], [Zaida|Zaida din Parede Blackwing] will recruit [Amylia] of the [Brown Ajah] from [The Silver Swan]. ([KoD,Ch22])
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