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! __Rand__ POV

[Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran], [Rand|Rand alThor], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] camp in a building in [Shadar Logoth|Aridhol (City)]. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] sets wards around the building. 

While taking care of the horses, [Bela], [Cloud], [Aldieb] and [Mandarb], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] talks the other two boys into sneaking out. They run into [Mordeth] who offers them treasure if they will help him carry it out of the city. They tell him they are going to [Caemlyn]. [Mordeth] leads them deep into the cellars of a building where there is a huge pile of treasure. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] picks up an axe and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] picks up a [ruby dagger|Ruby Dagger].[1] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] mentions [Tar Valon] and [Mordeth] gets angry.[2] [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] drops the axe. [Mordeth] starts to attack, but suddenly screams and falls back,[3] then dives through a thin crack in the wall.[4] The boys run for the surface where it is nearly dusk. They constantly feel watched until they reach the camp.

[Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] has gone looking for them and the rest are furious. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] tells the story of [Aridhol|Aridhol (Country)], one of [Ten Nations of the Second Covenant|History]. When [Thorin al Toren al Ban] was king of [Manetheren], [Balwen Mayel] was king of [Aridhol|Aridhol (Country)]. [Mordeth] became his advisor and corrupted [Aridhol|Aridhol (Country)]. [Thorin|Thorin al Toren al Ban]'s son, Prince [Caar], came to [Aridhol|Aridhol (City)] and was imprisoned. He came to be known as [Caar] One-Hand. He escaped and fled to the [Borderlands] where he married [Rhea]. She killed him, then killed herself, and all this led to the fall of [Aleth-Loriel]. [Manetheren] came to avenge [Caar], but found only [Mashadar].[5] At the end of the [Trolloc Wars] an army of [Trollocs], [Fades|Fade] and [Dreadlords] camped within [Aridhol|Aridhol (City)] and vanished completely. It was renamed [Shadar Logoth|Aridhol (City)] or "Shadow's Waiting." If anyone accompanies [Mordeth] to the walls he will consume their soul and steal their body. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] worries about [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] being gone so long. They all go to sleep. 

[Rand|Rand alThor] awakens from a bad dream. He is a little boy carrying the heron-mark sword with a cradle strapped to his back. He runs from [Mordeth] who shouts that he only wants his hand while an old man laughs and watches.[6] 

[Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] arrives with news that there are [Trollocs] and [Fades|Fade] in the city. Red badges shaped like a horned skull are from the [Dha'vol|Trollocs]. [Fades|Fade] are forcing the [Trollocs] into the city, but [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] wonders what is forcing the [Fades|Fade]?[7] They prepare to get the horses and head for the river.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] keeps the [Ruby Dagger] causing much grief down the road.\\
[#2] It is not clear if he is angry because he thinks they lied or because he hates [Tar Valon].\\
[#3] It is not clear what stopped him. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] having the [Ruby Dagger]? The boys having the [Tar Valon] marks? [Rand|Rand alThor] [channeling|True Source]?\\
[#4] This insubstantiality and lack of a shadow implies that [Mordeth] is more like a spirit of some sort than a corporeal being.\\
[#5] At a signing, Robert Jordan stated that [Mashadar] appeared after all the residents of [Aridhol|Aridhol (City)] killed each other. \\
[#6] Is this foreshadowing related to [Min|Min Farshaw]'s [viewing|viewings] of "a bloody hand and white-hot iron?" ([TEotW,Ch15])\\
[#7] [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] ([TEotW,Ch47])\\
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