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! __[Rand|Rand alThor]__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] have arrived in [Caemlyn] in the back of [Almen Bunt]'s cart. He tells them about the city; the [Inner City|Caemlyn] was built by [Ogier]. [Bunt|Almen Bunt] turns down a side street and stops. [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] get out. [Bunt|Almen Bunt] asks if [Rand|Rand alThor]'s blade is really heron-marked. [Bunt|Almen Bunt] lets them know that he does not like [Holdwin|Raimun Holdwin]. [Bunt|Almen Bunt] then drives away. [Rand|Rand alThor] remembers that [Thom|Thom Merrilin] said to go to [The Queen's Blessing|The Queens Blessing]. They start asking for directions. They notice that many people are wearing red or white strips of cloth or cording. [Rand|Rand alThor] buys some of the red cloth and a white cord and wraps it around his sword to hide the heron mark. They see [Whitecloaks] in the street. They finally find [The Queen's Blessing|The Queens Blessing]. They go in and meet [Basel Gill] . [Rand|Rand alThor] tells him that [Thom|Thom Merrilin] told them to come here. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] leads them to the stableyard and asks them what is in the case they are carrying. [Rand|Rand alThor] shows him [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s flute and cloak. [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Master Gill|Basel Gill] that [Thom|Thom Merrilin] is dead, but [Master Gill|Basel Gill] says that he'll believe that when he sees the corpse. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] guesses correctly that the boys are having troubles with [Aes Sedai]. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] tries to ask if either of them can [channel|True Source]. [Rand|Rand alThor] denies it. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] says that he will give them a room and some food. He also tells the boys a little of [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s past. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] was once a court bard in [Caemlyn]. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] was intimate with [Morgase|Morgase Trakand], but then some trouble with his nephew[1] came up and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] left. When he returned, [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] had an argument and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] left [Caemlyn] one step ahead of the headsman's axe. [Gareth Bryne], Captain-General of the [Queen's Guards|Andor], probably still remembers.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s nephew is [Owyn] and he could [channel|True Source].\\
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