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! __Rand__ POV

Master [Fitch] tells them that the [Whitecloaks] claim there is an [Aes Sedai] in [Baerlon][1]. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] asks if [Min|Min Farshaw] is still at the inn. [Ara|ara] leads [Rand|Rand alThor], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] to their baths. [Ara|ara], who speaks very little, suddenly starts chattering and asking questions.[2] He says he heard about [Trollocs] in [Saldaea]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] joins them and sends [Ara|ara] away. They finish their baths and go downstairs to join [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. [Rand|Rand alThor] sees [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] talking to a girl.[3] Master [Fitch|fitch], [Mari|mari] and [Cinda|cinda] serve their meal in a private room. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] heard that [Logain|Logain Ablar] won a battle in [Ghealdan]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] seems to know him.[4] The [Whitecloaks] are spending their energy arguing with Governor [Heran Adan]. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] says they will stay in [Baerlon] for a day to rest, then leave early the next morning. They all go upstairs and [Rand|Rand alThor] falls asleep.

[Rand|Rand alThor] dreams. He is in a long hallway with many doors. The door he chooses leads to a room looking out on a very strange sky.[5] When he looks in a mirror, his face is blurred.[6] He is confronted by a man who names himself [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] and offers him wine. [Rand|Rand alThor] refuses. [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael]'s eyes and mouth sometimes flame.[7] [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] makes several claims:

* he asks if [Rand|Rand alThor] was promised the [Eye of the World],
* [Rand|Rand alThor]'s father and mother were chosen by [Aes Sedai], (false)
* the [White Tower] used [Davian|davian], [Yurian Stonebow], [Guaire Amalasan], [Raolin Darksbane] and [Logain|Logain Ablar], (probably false)
* he was never bound, (partially true)
* he told [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] to kill his family, (?)
* he gave back sanity to [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] so he destroyed himself forming [Dragonmount], (true)
* he ran the [Trolloc Wars], (true)
* he advised [Artur Hawkwing] to make war on [Aes Sedai], (true)
* he sent [Artur Hawkwing]'s army to [Seanchan (People)]. (probably true)
* This sealed two dooms, his dream of one land and one people and a doom yet to come.[8]

He dares [Rand|Rand alThor] to tell the [Aes Sedai] of this dream. They will certainly not use him then. He breaks a rat's back and then begins bending [Rand|Rand alThor].

[Rand|Rand alThor] wakes from the dream with chills and a headache.[9]
[Category Rand POV|Rand POV]

! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Possibly [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] on their trip south? If not, who?\\
[#2] The effect of three %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%% in the room?\\
[#3] [Min|Min Farshaw]\\
[#4] Is this [Rand|Rand alThor]'s misinterpretation or does [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] really know [Logain|Logain Ablar]? If so, how?\\
[#5] Near [Shayol Ghul].\\
[#6] [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] has not identified him yet.\\
[#7] Evidently the advanced effects of long term use of the [True Power]. ([ACoS,Ch25])\\
[#8] The return of the [Seanchan (People)]? This is also part of the [Jendai Prophecy|Jendai Prophecies]. ([ACoS,Ch13])\\
[#9] The beginning of his reaction to [channeling|True Source]. ([TEotW,Ch11])\\

! Artwork

* [The Stag and Lion|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/teotw19.htm] ([James Beveridge|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/wot01.htm])
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