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! __Nynaeve__ POV

After a few days in [Tar Valon], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] prepares for her [Accepted] test. There are five [Aes Sedai], %%blue [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar]%%, a swarthy [Red|Red Ajah], a [Green|Green Ajah], a [White|White Ajah] and a [Gray|Gray Ajah][1] in the chamber with the [three arches|Three Arches] %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%%. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] tells [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] about %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%%. Some %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%% work on any woman who can [channel|True Source], some work on anyone at all. She mentions the [Oath Rod] and oaths to be sworn - "To speak no word that is not true. To make no weapon for one man to kill another. Never to use the [One Power] as a weapon except against [Darkfriends] or [Shadowspawn], or in the last extreme of defending your own life, that of your [Warder|Warder], or that of another sister." The oaths were adopted between the [Trolloc Wars] and the [Hundred Years War|War of the Hundred Years]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] is scared of spiders.[2] She feels driven to get revenge on %%blue [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]%%. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] takes off her clothes and enters the first arch.

She is in a stone maze. [Aginor] confronts her. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] [channels|True Source] to fight him. She can detect [Aginor] [channeling|True Source] as well.[3] She is winning the battle when she sees the exit and angrily leaves off her chase to exit the arch.[4]

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] is angry at the outcome and asks if it was real. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] replies that no one knows for sure. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] is surprised that [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] could [channel|True Source] in the [three arches|Three Arches]. The [three arches|Three Arches] were found during the [Trolloc Wars]. The first [Aes Sedai] who [channeled|True Source] when they entered the [three arches|Three Arches] were burned out. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] enters the second arch.

She is back in [Emond's Field|Emonds Field]. She enters the [Winespring Inn] and talks with [Marin|Marin alVere]. [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] is dead and [Cenn Buie] is now mayor. Lots of people haven taken ill and died. [Mavra Mallen] went back to [Deven Ride]. [Malena Aylar], from [Watch Hill], is the new Wisdom.[5] She is a bully and even beat up [Alsbet Luhhan]. [Paet al'Caar] and his two sons are dead and his wife, [Nela al'Caar], has lost her mind. [Marin|Marin alVere] still has four daughters at home. [Corin Ayellin] is a member of the Women's Circle. [Marin|Marin alVere] begs [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] to stay and help, but she sees the exit and leaves.[6]

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] is really angry this time. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] comforts her a bit and leads her to the third arch.

She is in [Malkier] and married to [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]. She can [channel|True Source] without anger.[7] [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] thinks she is unwell and offers to call [Sharina|Sharina Melloy] Sedai.[8] [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has three children, a daughter, [Elnore|Elnore Mandragoran], a son, [Maric], and a baby. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]'s mother was named [Elnore|Elnore alMeara]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] does not reach the exit this time. She [channels|True Source], picturing a thorn bush, and the arch reappears.[9]

[Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] reappears sobbing helplessly and saying she hates all [Aes Sedai]. While comforting her, [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] notes with surprise that [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] has thorns in her hands. [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] [Heals|Weaves] them. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] and other [Aes Sedai] have come. [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] anoints her and she is now [Accepted].
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

Compare with [TDR,Ch22] and [TDR,Ch23]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] sees nothing here that could not reasonably be expected to come from her own knowledge or imagination. Contrast this with the new knowledge that [Egwene|Egwene alVere] receives in her test.

[#1] None of the other four is ever identified.\\
[#2] Ironic, since her nemesis among the [Forsaken] is [Moghedien], the Spider.\\
[#3] Not possible in the real world.\\
[#4] There is nothing in this vision that appears to be real or prophetic.\\
[#5] [Malena Aylar] is not mentioned anywhere else, so it is not clear if she is real or imaginary.\\
[#6] The successor to [Mavra Mallen] is [Daise Congar], so again there is no indication of anything either real or prophetic.\\
[#7] Possibly prophetic as her block will be broken. ([ACoS,Ch33])\\
[#8] There is no way to tell if [Sharina Melloy|Sharina Melloy] Sedai is imaginary, a real person, or possibly the [Sharina Melloy|Sharina Melloy] who joins the [Salidar Aes Sedai] as a [novices]. ([TPoD,Ch30]) [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] recognizes her full name, [Sharina Melloy], when [Egwene|Egwene alVere] mentions her. ([WH,Ch10])\\
[#9] [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] wed. ([ACoS,Ch37]) Other than that, there is nothing in this segment that is clearly prophetic or real.\\

! Artwork

[Conclusion of Nynaeve's Acceptance testing.|http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/b/r/braymp/testing.jpg.html] by [Mark Bray|http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/b/r/braymp/braymp.html]
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