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! __Lan__ POV

It is early spring[1] as [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] and [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin] arrive at the city of [Canluum] in [Kandor]. There are rumors of a man who can [channel|True Source].[2] [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]'s horse is [Cat Dancer]. Their %%ot [hadori]%% draw attention from passersby. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] has thoughts only for the [Blight] where he is headed. They have been in [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)], [Andor] and [Tear|Tear (City)] since the end of the [Aiel War]. The ruler of [Canluum] is Lord [Varan Marcasiev]; his banner is the Red Stag. At the city gate, a young guard[3] addresses [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] as %%ot [Tai'shar|Compleat] [Malkier]%%, true blood of [Malkier], but [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin] lights into him for cutting his hair wrong and swearing to a [Kandori|Kandor] lord. The other guards take notice of the altercation until an older guard, [Alin Seroku] appears. He also addresses [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] formally as son of [el'Leanna|Leanna Mandragoran] and [al'Akir|Akir Mandragoran]. [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin] backs down and swears to keep the peace. The old guard again addresses them formally as [Lan Mandragoran|lan] [Dai Shan|Old Tongue] and [Bukama Marenellin], hero of [Salmarna|Other Locations].[4] They ride into [Canluum] heading toward the Lord's castle on Stag's Stand, the highest peak in the city. [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin] leads [Sun Lance] because of a bruised hoof. There are several [Aes Sedai] around, more than normal since the previous [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai] died.[5] They see another man from [Malkier], [Nazar Kurenin] who now dresses in [Kandori|Kandor] style. [Malkier] women wear a %%ot [ki'sain]%%, a dot of paint on their forehead to show their marital status. Worried about [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin]'s reaction to all the displaced [Malkier], [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] heads them to a quiet inn instead of the palace.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Three months since [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] left [Tar Valon]. ([NS,Ch17])
\\[#2] Is this rumor somehow related to the [Black Ajah] hunt for the [Dragon Reborn|Rand alThor], not knowing how old he is?
\\[#3] His name is [Andere|andere]. ([ToM,Ch7])
\\[#4] There is no information on where [Salmarna|Other Locations] is or what [Bukama|Bukama Marenellin] did there to become a hero.
\\[#5] Interesting observation, as there is no indication that [Sierin Vayu] is actually sending them out. Are there that many [Black Ajah] at work?
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