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! __Egwene__ POV

The discussion on the embassy runs into the night without accomplishing anything. [Magla|Magla Daronos], [Saroiya], [Takima], [Faiselle] and [Varilin] make every effort to stall the talks. [Kwamesa], [Escaralde], [Berana|berana] and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] each insist that their own [Ajah|Aes Sedai] lead the expedition. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] finally closes the meeting and everyone leaves. [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Lelaine|Lelaine Akashi] are still arguing. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is glad that her headache is gone. [Halima|Halima Saranov]'s massages help, but she always has dark and troubled dreams afterwards that she cannot remember.[1] [Egwene|Egwene alVere] returns to her tent where [Chesa|chesa] brings her dinner. [Halima|Halima Saranov] is not around.[2] [Chesa|chesa] helps her into her robe, a gift from [Anaiya]. She has to pick weevils out of her rolls.[3] [Chesa|chesa] is uncomfortable around [Halima|Halima Saranov]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] wills herself into a light sleep and enters %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%.

She is in the place of dreams. [Rand|Rand alThor]'s dreams are shielded. [Gawyn|Gawyn Trakand]'s dreams still threaten to pull her in. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has been ignoring her. She finds [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s dream and summons her to the usual place. She goes herself.

At the [Little Tower|Salidar], [Aviendha] appears instead of [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] could not make the [twisted ring] work because of her pregnancy. [Aviendha] reports that they have not heard from [Rand|Rand alThor] or [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] explains the situation with the [Black Tower]. [Aviendha] says the [Wise Ones|Aiel] will probably not support an alliance with the [Black Tower]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] lets her know that sisters may begin visiting [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] in [Caemlyn]. This, and mention of the [Sea Folk], seem to agitate [Aviendha] but she will not comment.[4]. [Aviendha] warns [Egwene|Egwene alVere] that [Mazrim Taim] is very dangerous. They exchange well wishes and [Aviendha] leaves.

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] returns to her body and dreams. She knows some have meaning:

* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] bowls on a village green. He knocks over pins again and again, only the pins are men and they are dead. Each pin represents thousands of men and an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators] was part of it.
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] walks a ledge on a cliff. The ledge collapses leaving her hanging by her fingertips. A [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] woman climbs down the cliff and offers to help.
* Atop a mountain sits a white plinth with a glass oil lantern on top. Two ravens fly by and set the lamp tottering.

[Egwene|Egwene alVere] wakes knowing these last two dreams mean that a [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] woman will save her, yet the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] will attack the [White Tower]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] recalls that [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] met an [Illuminator|Guild of Illuminators] with the traveling show and wonders where [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] will meet one.[5] While she is still awake, [Halima|Halima Saranov] returns. She seems agitated, but goes to bed. The next morning [Chesa|chesa] brings breakfast. [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] arrives and sends [Chesa] and [Halima|Halima Saranov] away. [Halima|Halima Saranov] goes to find [Delana|Delana Mosalaine]. [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] then breaks the news that [Anaiya] and [Setagana] are dead near the wagons on the south side of camp. She tested for resonance and determined that they were murdered with %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.[6] [Egwene|Egwene alVere] orders [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] to learn what [Anaiya] was doing out in the middle of the night and why she was murdered. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] knows it will be another very long day.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] These dreams are evidently part of [Halima|Halima Saranov]'s influence as well as the headaches.
\\[#2] And where has she gone?
\\[#3] The continuing theme of corruption and decay.
\\[#4] Is [Aviendha] just holding [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s problems in confidence or is there something more?
\\[#5] [Aludra|aludra] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are both with [Valan Luca]'s circus.
\\[#6] [Anaiya] was a close friend of [Cabriana Mecandes]. ([NS,Ch12]) [Aran'gar|AranGar] probably murdered her because [Anaiya] asked [Halima|Halima Saranov] too many questions about her.
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