KoD: When Last Sounds

Siuan Sanche POV#

The Salidar Aes Sedai learn that Egwene's boat was found capsized on the shore of the Erinin River and they assume she is dead. Chesa cannot stop weeping. Siuan eventually goes to sleep in Gareth Bryne's tent and Egwene is waiting in her dream. Siuan wakes to fetch the twisted ring then joins Egwene in Salidar in Tel'aran'rhiod. Egwene reports on her and Leane's situation and gives orders. Siuan returns to sleep.[1]

A wind rises at the peak of Dragonmount and carries a sulfurous smell east past the Salidar Aes Sedai camp and to the army camp where it wakes Siuan.[2] She lights a lantern with Fire. Bryne is still out and about. She is angry and confused about her feelings toward him. She sees that he blacked his own boots and angrily removes it with Earth, Fire and Air. Min told her she has to stay close to him.[3] The sudden wind wrecked the camp and many people are injured. Her ability to Heal is strong since Nynaeve Healed her.

She borrows a horse, Nightlily, that belongs to Nemaris, a campfollower's wife. Nightlily is not as mild as Bela and she has a rough ride to the Salidar Aes Sedai camp. Arriving at the Salidar Aes Sedai camp she weaves Spirit to hide her ability to channel. She passes Sheriam's and Morvrin's dark tents and stops at Myrelle's. Three Warder, Arinvar, Avar Hachami, and Jori stand guard. She first weaves Air and a hint of Fire to eavesdrop but the tent is warded. She goes inside and finds Myrelle, Morvrin, Carlinya and Sheriam. Siuan reports the Egwene and Leane are alive and well and that they mostly succeeded. Beonin went to bed and they have ousted Nisao from their group. Sheriam wants to Travel to free them but Egwene ordered no rescue. They do not understand why Elaida did not order an immediate trial.[4] Sheriam is still angry because Elaida abolished the Blue Ajah.

Lelaine Akashi enters. They tell her about Egwene and she asks Siuan to walk with her. Outside, Burin, Nuhel Dromand, Arinvar and Jori wait. Burin joins Lelaine. She tells Siuan that she uncovered Faolain's spying and kept her confined.[5] Siuan tells her that Egwene ordered a sitting of the Hall in the White Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod when Last sounds the next night. She keeps the betrayal a secret because someone in the Hall was the leak. Lelaine tells Siuan to support her for the Amyrlin against Romanda if Egwene dies or is stilled. Siuan worries that Lelaine now also has reason to betray Egwene.

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Notes (Possible Spoilers)#

[#1] This part of the chronology is presented in retrospective.
[#2] It seems this wind makes its way across the entire continent. (KoD,Ch4, KoD,Ch22)
[#3] Her viewing from TFoH,Ch28.
[#4] Because Elaida considers Egwene only a pawn and wants her strength for the White Tower. (KoD,Prologue)
[#5] Accounting for Faolain's odd behavior in CoT,Ch30.

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