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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor], [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] come to [Tam|Tam alThor]'s room. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] immediately leaves. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] does not like or trust [Thom|Thom Merrilin]. [Rand|Rand alThor] feels prickly and shivers when [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] [Heals|Weaves] [Tam|Tam alThor].[1] [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] notes the heron-mark sword. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] says the weapon that caused [Tam|Tam alThor]'s wound came from [Thakan'dar|ThakanDar]. She uses her [ivory figurine] %%ot [angreal|Angreal]%% to [Heal|Weaves] [Tam|Tam alThor]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] the black rider was a [Myrddraal|Fade] and gives some background on them. After [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] finishes, she is exhausted. She tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he, [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] must leave with them. The [Dark One|ShaiTan] sent the [Trollocs] specifically for them. [Bandry Crawe] is ten months older and [Lem Thane] is eight months younger than the boys. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] cannot figure how the [Trollocs] got to [Emond's Field|Emonds Field].[2] [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] offers to take [Rand|Rand alThor] to [Tar Valon] for safety. [Rand|Rand alThor] reluctantly agrees and [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] sighs.[3] With renewed vigor, [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred][3] says she will get [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and that they must leave this night. [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] leave. [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] and [Marin|Marin alVere] bring food. [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] confirms that only two farms were attacked, his and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s, and the first houses to burn were [Abell Cauthon]'s and [Haral Luhhan]'s. They leave and [Rand|Rand alThor] falls asleep by [Tam|Tam alThor].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Rand|Rand alThor]'s first experience feeling %%ot [saidar|Said]%%.\\
[#2] Via the [Ways].\\
[#3] Did [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] just now draw strength from [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]? If so, this is the first indication of some of the secret benefits the [Aes Sedai] get from their [Warder].\\

! Artwork

* [A Place of Safety|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/teotw12.htm] ([James Beveridge|http://members.shaw.ca/jbeveridge/wot01.htm])
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