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! __Moiraine__ POV

[Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] try to work their lessons around their copying. %%green [Kerene|Kerene Nagashi]%% lectures [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] on [Artur Hawkwing]. %%white [Meilyn|Meilyn Arganya]%% lectures her on [Willim of Maneches|Willim Maneches] and his influence on [Shivena Kayenzi]. %%gray [Aisha|Aisha Raveneos]%% lectures on law in [Shienar] and [Amadicia]. %%brown [Valera|Valera Gorovni]%% and %%yellow [Ludice|Ludice Daneen]%% are also still in the [White Tower]. They have no sense of urgency to begin the hunt! With the departure of the [Aiel], many of the Grand Coalition forces have already left for home and many others are leaving soon. The [White Tower] is rife with stories and rumors. [Ellid Abareim] claims she heard %%green [Adelorna|Adelorna Bastine]%% tell [Shemaen] that %%blue [Gitara|Gitara Moroso]%% had a [Foretelling|Weaves] that [Tarmon Gai'don|Creator] will come during the lifetimes of sisters now breathing.[1] [Katerine|Katerine Alruddin] and [Sarene|Sarene Nemdahl] pass by on their way to dinner. 

Because %%amyrlin [Tamra|Tamra Ospenya]%% is so certain the time is now, [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] thinks [Gitara|Gitara Moroso] must have had other related [Foretelling|Weaves]s. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] continue practicing for the test. [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] helps. %%red [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]%% shows up to watch. She then participates in the distracting only she is much rougher, beating them mercilessly.[2] After she leaves, [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari] fetches [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] and [Ellid|Ellid Abareim] to put ointment on their bruises. They then take some of %%brown [Verin|Verin Mathwin]'s%% potion to try to sleep. The next morning [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] [Heals|Weaves#h] their bruises. This goes on for three days, but on the third morning %%blue [Merean|Merean Redhill]%% appears instead of [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]. She tells them that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] nearly got a penance, not for beating them but for helping them cheat on the test![2]  Ten days, one week,[3] after [Gitara|Gitara Moroso]'s [Foretelling|Weaves] there is a sudden thaw and most of the snow on [Dragonmount] melts. The timeframe for the [Dragon Reborn|Rand alThor]'s birth has been set. Nine days later before dawn [Merean|Merean Redhill] summons [Moiraine Damodred] to be tested for the shawl.[4]
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Although this is clearly true, there is no indication whether or not this rumor is a [Foretelling|Weaves#f] or someone's fantasy.
\\[#2] Per Robert Jordan, %%red [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s%% primary motivation is to see the [White Tower] as strong as possible. Because of their strength and potential, she wants [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] to succeed despite the fact that she despises them.
\\[#3] Jordan is crystal clear here that a week is ten days.
\\[#4] This information precisely sets the timing of [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]'s test as the twenty-first day of Danu. ([NS,Ch2])
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