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! __Rand|__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] are inside [The Queen's Blessing|The Queens Blessing]. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] gives them a small meal. [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Master Gill|Basel Gill] an abbreviated version of their tale so far. [Master Gill|Basel Gill] advises against going to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] for help because of their connection with [Thom|Thom Merrilin]. The cook[1] then calls [Master Gill|Basel Gill] away. As he leaves he tells them there is a recent infestation of rats.[2] The boys finish their meals and then a serving girl shows them up to their attic room. They put their things down. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] lies down on a bed and [Rand|Rand alThor] goes back downstairs. A guardsman enters the inn, looks around, and then leaves. 

[Rand|Rand alThor] asks the serving girl if there is another place where he could sit. She suggests the library. [Rand|Rand alThor] enters the library and is amazed at the number of books. They include ''The Travels of [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin]'', ''Essays of [Willim of Maneches|Willim Maneches]'' and ''Voyages Among the [Sea Folk]''. He meets [Loial], son of [Arent], son of [Halan] there, who he first thinks is a [Trolloc|Trollocs]. They introduce themselves and [Loial] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he has run away to see the [Ogier] groves and cities. The groves have Great Trees hundreds of feet tall. He has been in [Caemlyn] four days. [Ogier] rarely leave the %%ot [stedding|Steddings]%% any more since the [Ways] started going bad six generations ago, just after the [Hundred Years War|War of the Hundred Years].[3] He has already seen [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)], which he calls %%ot [Al'cair'rahienallen|Compleat]%%, Hill of the Golden Dawn in the [Old Tongue]. The [Tear|Tear (City)] grove is now pasture and the [Illian|Illian (City)] grove is the King's park. [Loial] quotes, "Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared screaming defiance with the last breath to spit in Sightblinder's eye on the Last Day."[4] Confused, [Rand|Rand alThor] asks [Loial] if the Great Trees are like %%ot [Avendesora]%%. [Loial] is now confused, saying [Rand|Rand alThor] should know better than he does.[5] He thinks [Rand|Rand alThor] is [Aiel].[6] [Rand|Rand alThor] explains that he is from the [Two Rivers]. [Loial] looks blank and [Rand|Rand alThor] adds that it used to be [Manetheren]. When [Rand|Rand alThor] mentions [Manetheren], [Loial] says, "We could not come in time."[7] [Loial] asks [Rand|Rand alThor] what brings him here. [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Loial] the whole story, including [Trollocs] and [Fades|Fade] and even his dreams.[8] [Loial] names him %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%% and explains the term. Elder [Haman] said [Loial] does not listen, but sometimes he does. He explains that the [Pattern|Wheel of Time] bends to make the Web, %%ot [ta'maral'ailen|Wheel of Time]%%. The first bending is %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%%. He also talks about [Talents|Weaves]. [Loial] decides he wants to travel with [Rand|Rand alThor].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Her name is [Coline]. ([TDR,Ch45])\\
[#2] Spies for the [Dark One|ShaiTan].\\
[#3] Early printings read, "just after the [Trolloc Wars]." This error was later corrected.\\
[#4] [Rand|Rand alThor] later repeats this [Aiel] phrase when he is nearly overwhelmed by the [Choedan Kal] near [Tremonsien]. ([TGH,Ch20])\\
[#5] Interesting that the [Ogier] know that the [Aiel] have %%ot [Avendesora]%%.\\
[#6] Well, okay, it is not really a mistake, but [Rand|Rand alThor] thinks it is.\\
[#7] So were the [Ogier] the ones called to help or was it someone else who truly betrayed [Manetheren]? ([TEotW,Ch9]) [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] notes that [Tetsuan] was stripped of her stole for betraying [Manetheren] out of jealousy for [Ellisande|Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan].\\
[#8] Why is [Rand|Rand alThor] compelled to spill his guts to [Loial]? Is [Loial], perhaps, %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%% as well?\\
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