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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] and [Tam|Tam alThor] return to the farm, finish chores and prepare for the evening meal. [Tam|Tam alThor] has numerous books including ''The Travels of [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin]''. [Tam|Tam alThor] brings out his heron-mark sword. [Rand|Rand alThor] never knew [Tam|Tam alThor] even owned a sword.[1] Their closest neighbor is [Oren Dautry]. [Trollocs] attack and [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Tam|Tam alThor] run from the house. [Rand|Rand alThor] finds [Tam|Tam alThor] wounded and feverish.[2] [Tam|Tam alThor] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] what he learned of [Trollocs] from other soldiers' stories. [Rand|Rand alThor] takes the sword and goes back to the farm for the cart and supplies. In the house a [Trolloc|Trollocs] confronts him. [Narg] says a [Myrddraal|Fade] wants to talk to [Rand|Rand alThor]. He tells [Rand|Rand alThor] ''"Vlja daeg roghda,"'' "Put sword down." [Narg] attacks but [Rand|Rand alThor] kills him. [Rand|Rand alThor] searches the house and barn but the [Trollocs] destroyed nearly everything. Their animals are all dead and [Bela] is missing. The cart is destroyed. He uses [Tam|Tam alThor]'s sword to cut staffs from the cart to make a travois for [Tam|Tam alThor]. The sword is still razor sharp after hacking hard wood.[3]

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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] In fact, [Tam|Tam alThor] participated in the [Aiel War] as a Second Captain in the [Illianer|Illian (Country)] [Companions|Illian (Country)]. ([TPoD,Ch13])\\
[#2] [Shadowspawn] weapons are often tainted. Even a slight cut will eventually kill.\\
[#3] The first hint that this sword was crafted with the [One Power].\\

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* [Winternight|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/teotw08.htm]
* [Winternight II|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/teotw09.htm] ([James Beveridge|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/wot01.htm])

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