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! __Rand__ POV

[Loial] tells the [Emond's Field|Emonds Field] folks about the [Ways]. During the [Breaking], few [Ogier] remained in the %%ot [stedding|Steddings]%%. Others were driven to the Exile and the Long Wandering and experienced the Longing. Those in the %%ot [stedding|Steddings]%% offered sanctuary to male [Aes Sedai]. The [Red Ajah] believe this worsened the [Breaking]. %%blue [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]%% is [Blue Ajah].[1] Eventually they all left, but in thanks, they grew the [Ways] and left a talisman[2] to grow more. About a thousand years ago the [Ways] started to decay. %%ot [Machin Shin]%%, the Black Wind, appeared. 

[Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] believes there is enough power in the [Eye of the World] to undo the [Dark One|ShaiTan]'s prison. [Loial] knows of the [Green Man|Someshta] and says no [Ogier] has seen him in "quite a long time."[3] He finally agrees to lead them. Elder [Haman|haman] would say it is what he deserves. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] returns and they begin planning. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] told [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] about [Min|Min Farshaw] and what she saw. After they finish planning the trip, they all retire for a few hours sleep. [Rand|Rand alThor] can sense the wrongness of the [ruby dagger|Ruby Dagger]. [Rand|Rand alThor] falls asleep and immediately begins to dream:

[Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] is in the same strange room. He now has three figures with a wolf, a dagger and a sword. [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that they have faced each other many times and he always wins. He mentions [Aes Sedai] "who already serve me." He started the [Black Ajah] during the [Trolloc Wars]. 

[Rand|Rand alThor] wakes and sees [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] tossing in his sleep. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] wakes and tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he picked up the figure with the dagger so [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] now knows which one he is. [Rand|Rand alThor] has a splinter in his hand from the table. When he pulls it out it vanishes, but the wound remains. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] enters to wake them. They tell her about the dreams. She [Heals|Weaves] [Rand|Rand alThor]'s hand and tells them to hurry down.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The first time [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]'s Ajah is identified.\\
[#2] Presumably a %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%%?\\
[#3] This implies that [Arent] and [Haman] must have visited the [Green Man|Someshta] when they were relatively young. ([TEotW,Ch46])\\
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