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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are getting a ride from a farmer named [Hyam Kinch]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s eyes are getting better and [Rand|Rand alThor] seems to be feeling better, although it has not been mentioned yet when he was sick. A group of the [Queen's Guard|Andor] pass by going the other way. [Hyam Kinch] tells them the [Queen's Guard|Andor] rarely goes further than [Breen's Spring|Breens Spring]. He is surprised that neither [Rand|Rand alThor] nor [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] recognizes them. The farmer finally stops and lets the boys off when he reaches his road home telling them they are two days from [Caemlyn]. The next village is [Carysford]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] acts suspicious of the farmer as he drops them off.

The time shifts back to the night at [The Dancing Cartman]. They stagger away from the inn and find some bushes to hide in. They both fall asleep soon. [Rand|Rand alThor] starts dreaming:

He is back at [Four Kings]. He goes inside [The Dancing Cartman]. [Howal Gode] is there, only recognizable from his clothes. His face is charred. [Rand|Rand alThor] realizes [Gode|Howal Gode] is dead. Then [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] appears and the two start talking. [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] sends [Gode|Howal Gode] away to his fate. His final words to [Rand|Rand alThor] are "You are mine, youngling, alive or dead. The [Eye of the World] will never serve you. I mark you as mine." A ball of flame explodes in [Rand|Rand alThor]'s face.

[Rand|Rand alThor] wakes up and notices [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is having a nightmare. [Rand|Rand alThor] wakes [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] up. They do not sleep the rest of the night. They start walking at daybreak. They pass through a village and then past that, [Alpert Mull] gives them a ride in his wagon. Times are so hard he must buy hay from [Old Bain]. He lets them get off just as he heads off the main road, and gives each of the boys a woolen scarf. 

At dusk, the boys arrive at [Market Sheran]. There is only one inn. They go in and are greeted by the innkeeper, [Rulan Allwine]. [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are shocked at the price he is charging. The next day they have breakfast in the common room when a boy comes in and sits at their table. His name is [Paitr|Paitr Conel]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] figures out that he is a [Darkfriend|Darkfriends]. [Paitr|Paitr Conel] tries to get them to wait, but [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] get up to leave. [Paitr|Paitr Conel] then yells out "You won't get away. No matter how strong you are, the [Great Lord of the Dark|ShaiTan] is stronger. The Shadow will swallow you!" An old man inside the inn hears [Paitr|Paitr Conel] and [Paitr|Paitr Conel] flees. [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] also leave quickly. 

They get six rides during that day and they hear rumors about what happened in [Market Sheran]. One farmer tells them it is the best story he heard since [Ackley Farren] got drunk. They enter another village ([Andor Village 1]) and enter [The Queen's Man|The Queens Man] inn. The innkeeper, Master [Inlow], at first thinks that they are on their way to [Caemlyn] to see [Logain|Logain Ablar]. [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] give their spiel to the innkeeper about performing. He gets ready to clear a room for them when [Rand|Rand alThor] gets very ill.[1] The innkeeper lets them go into the stable. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] goes to find someone to help, but the local midwife, [Mother Brune], is out. [Rand|Rand alThor] sleeps fitfully and has nightmares:

* [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] and [Myrddraal|Fade] follow him.
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells him they are all dead.
* [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] tells him only the [Aes Sedai] can save him from the [Dark One|ShaiTan].
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin] asks who will find him first, the [Red Ajah] or the [Black Ajah].
* [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Marin al'Vere], [Bayle Domon], Master [Fitch], [Min|Min Farshaw] and [Tam|Tam alThor] all seem to blame him for their troubles.

[Rand|Rand alThor] wakes the next day when he hears the door open. There is a woman entering the stable.[2] [Rand|Rand alThor] wakes [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] up. She comes over and asks if [Rand|Rand alThor] is all right. She bends over as if to help [Rand|Rand alThor] and then she lunges toward [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. She has tried to stab [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and now her dagger is stuck in a post and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] now has the [Ruby Dagger] up against her throat. Her dagger is blackening the wood around it. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] prepares to kill her, but [Rand|Rand alThor] convinces him not to. Instead, they lock her up in the tack room. They then leave town. About a mile out of town, [Hyam Kinch] gives them a ride.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

Note: The timing in Chapters 31 - 34 is confusing due to an awkward flashback. For clarification of the timeline see the [FAQ, Section 2.7.7|http://steelypips.org/wot-tgs/node/145.html].

[#1] [Rand|Rand alThor] is having a reaction to his usage of the [One Power] in [TEotW,Ch32].\\
[#2] The woman will show up again in [ACoS,Ch14]. Her name is [Mili Skane].\\
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