Lan asks Perrin how he knew about the Gray Men. Their taint is not strong enough for Lan or Moiraine to sense. Perrin tells him about the smell and about smelling them at Jarra and Remen. Lan, Perrin, Loial and Faile go outside to scout. Perrin smells the sulfurous odor again. Lan finds footprints in stone leading up to the inn and then away. He says there have not been Darkhound about since the Trolloc Wars. Perrin asks Lan why neither he nor Moiraine sensed the Darkhound, but Lan does not know. Lan goes off to find Moiraine and the others go to bed.
Perrin has several dreams:
- A tall, slender man in richly embroidered coat and boots with gold fringe; most of the time he held what seemed to be a sword, shining like the sun, and laughed triumphantly. Sometimes the man sat on a throne, and kings and queens groveled before him. These felt strange, as if they were not really his dreams at all.
- He is on a high stone spire. A window opens and he sees Mat rattling a dice cup. His opponent stared at Mat with eyes of fire. Mat did not seem to see the man, but Perrin knew him. Ba'alzamon.
- Another window opens - Egwene and Nynaeve and Elayne stood looking at a huge metal cage, with a raised door held on a heavy spring. They stepped in and reached up together to loose the catch. The barred door snapped down behind them. A woman with her hair all in braids laughed at them, and another woman all in white laughed at her.
Hopper appears and again warns Perrin of danger. Perrin asks Hopper to explain the dreams. Hopper tries, but Perrin does not understand. He asks why Hopper showed him Ba'alzamon and Lanfear. Hopper thinks Heartfang and Moonhunter and answers that the Last Hunt is coming. Perrin tells him about the Gray Men and Darkhound. Hopper thinks Notdead and Shadowbrother. Hopper tells him to flee and knocks him off the cliff.
Notes (Possible Spoilers)#
[#1] Most likely it was warded as the Draghkar at Tifan's Well. (TGH,Ch22)
[#2] Most likely it is Sammael's dreams Perrin is picking up. Sammael always wished himself to be tall.
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