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! __Rand__ POV

Back in camp [Rand|Rand alThor] is using [Mattin Stepaneos|Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar]' gaudy tent. He is served by [Boreane Carivin]. [Damer Flinn] is there and tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that [Torval|Peral Torval] arrived and is waiting with [Narishma|Jahar Narishma]. 

[Rand|Rand alThor] goes to meet them with [Dashiva|OsanGar] and [Hopwil|Eben Hopwil]. [Rand|Rand alThor] promoted [Flinn|Damer Flinn], [Narishma|Jahar Narishma] and [Morr|Fedwin Morr] as well. [Torval|Peral Torval] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] there are definitely [Aes Sedai] in [Murandy]. [Rand|Rand alThor] tells him to leave them alone. [Torval|Peral Torval] brought a message from [Taim|Mazrim Taim]. There are now twenty-nine [Asha'man], ninety-seven [Dedicated|AshaMan] and three hundred twenty-two [soldiers|AshaMan] at the [Black Tower]. He has about fifty recruiting parties bringing in three or four every day. He harvested "that blackberry bush" himself getting a "surprising number of berries."[1] When [Rand|Rand alThor] presses, [Torval|Peral Torval] adds that there have been nineteen deserters, also thirteen burned out, twenty-eight dead, and ten insane whom [Taim|Mazrim Taim] poisoned. 

[Fedwin Morr] arrives with news that the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] will soon move on [Illian|Illian (Country)] next. They have been in [Ebou Dar] barely more than a week, but they have already moved soldiers along the [Venir Mountains] all the way to [Arran Head]. Between [Arran Head] and the city of [Illian|Illian (City)] lies the [Kabal Deep]. [Morr|Fedwin Morr] tells them %%ot [saidin|Said]%% is worst northeast of [Ebou Dar] where there was an explosion.[2] [Dashiva|OsanGar] says %%ot [saidin|Said]%% misbehaving is impossible. [Rand|Rand alThor] once asked the question of how to cleanse %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.[3] The answer he got was a riddle that [Herid Fel] said stated "sound principles, in both high philosophy and natural philosophy." [Rand|Rand alThor] thinks he knows the answer.[4] [Rand|Rand alThor] realizes he has been speaking aloud. [Torval|Peral Torval], [Narishma|Jahar Narishma], [Morr|Fedwin Morr] and [Hopwil|Eben Hopwil] look at him with wonderment and hope.[5] [Dashiva|OsanGar] looks poleaxed. [Rand|Rand alThor] gives orders to the [Asha'man]. [Torval|Peral Torval] heads back to the [Black Tower] with orders for [Taim|Mazrim Taim].[6] [Rand|Rand alThor] sends [Narishma|Jahar Narishma] on a special mission.[7] [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon]'s voice returns. [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago], [Gregorin|Gregorin Panar den Lushenos], [Tolmeran], [Rosana] and [Semaradrid|Semaradrid Maravin] arrive with news that the men nearby acquiesced. 
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Scouting the [Two Rivers] for [Asha'man]. ([WH,Prologue])
\\[#2] Exactly where the [Bowl of the Winds] was used.
\\[#3] Of the [Aelfinn|Finn] during his trip through the [twisted red doorway|Twisted Red Doorway]. ([TSR,Ch15])
\\[#4] The riddle is never made clear, but the application of the answer is revealed in [WH,Ch35].
\\[#5] This revelation is likely the impetus for the assassination attempt in [TPoD,Ch29].
\\[#6] And to bring back a lot more [Asha'man]. ([TPoD,Ch21])
\\[#7] To fetch %%ot [Callandor]%%. ([TPoD,Ch24])
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