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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] rides [Tai'daishar] among dead [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. They have won their first skirmish with the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)], but lost fifty men in the process. [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago] is pristine even though he led a charge through the mud followed by [Torean|Torean Andiama], all the other [Tairens|Tear (Country)], and even [Semaradrid|Semaradrid Maravin] and [Gregorin Panar|Gregorin Panar den Lushenos]. [Anaiyella|Anaiyella Narencelona] who was with [Sunamon|Sunamon Haellin] earlier is now with [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago]. She and [Ailil|Ailil Riatin] did not participate in battle, but their armsmen did. [Anaiyella|Anaiyella Narencelona]'s Master of the Horse was killed. [Aracome] is dead.[1] [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] has the [Asha'man] bringing supply carts. The [Tairens|Tear (Country)], [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] and [Illianers|Illian (Country)] are now mingling. [Semaradrid|Semaradrid Maravin] is with [Gueyam] and [Maraconn] is with [Kiril Drapaneos]. [Flinn|Damer Flinn], [Adley|Jonan Adley], [Morr|Fedwin Morr] and [Hopwil|Eben Hopwil] are with the wounded. [Rand|Rand alThor], [Narishma|Jahar Narishma] and [Dashiva|OsanGar] are poor at [Healing|Weaves#h].[2] [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] and [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid] are talking. [Ailil|Ailil Riatin] consults with her Lance-Captain [Denharad|denharad]. [Bashere|Davram Bashere] consoles [Rand|Rand alThor] telling him they will do better next time. One of [Bashere|Davram Bashere]'s patrols returns having captured [Nerith|nerith]. Her %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%%, [Gille], was killed. [Nerith|nerith] is defiant, but when [Rand|Rand alThor] says he will hand her over to the [Aes Sedai] she screams in panic and runs. A [soldier|AshaMan], [Varil Nensen|Varil Nensen], gates in. [Rand|Rand alThor] remembers seeing him at the [Black Tower] the first day he gave out pins to [Taim|Mazrim Taim] and the others. [Varil|Varil Nensen] reports that there are more [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] thirty miles west.
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! __Furyk Karede__ POV

[Furyk Karede] of the [Deathwatch Guard|Seanchan (People)] has a force of over two thousand men and twelve %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%%, but only two %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%%. According to his family, an ancestor of his accompanied [Luthair Paendrag|Luthair Paendrag Mondwin] to [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] at [Artur Hawkwing]'s command. There are lots of patrols of %%ot [raken]%% and %%ot [morat'torm|Torm]%% scouting the area. Two of his officers are [Jadranka] and [Nadoc]. They think the force against them is at least forty thousand soldiers. Suddenly the ground explodes around them as they are attacked. [Jadranka] foolishly orders a counterattack so [Karede|Furyk Karede] cuts his throat. He orders [Nadoc] to rally the men and fall back. He orders [Anghar] to ride east and report. He suspects High Lady [Suroth|Suroth Sabelle Meldarath] in [Ebou Dar] already knows what is going on.
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! __Rand__ POV

They have been fighting for five days. [Rand|Rand alThor] is on a ridge with [Dashiva|OsanGar], [Flinn|Damer Flinn], [Ailil|Ailil Riatin] and [Anaiyella|Anaiyella Narencelona]. The rest are down in the valley engaging the enemy. They have now suffered about three hundred casualties. A gateway opens and a [soldier|AshaMan], [Arlen Nalaam], brings another prisoner %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%%. He complains that %%ot [saidin|Said]%% feels strange. [Flinn|Damer Flinn], [Narishma|Jahar Narishma], [Hopwil|Eben Hopwil] and [Morr|Fedwin Morr] have mentioned it also. They now have twenty-three %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% and two %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%% prisoners.[3] [Rand|Rand alThor] sends [Flinn|Damer Flinn] and [Dashiva|OsanGar] with orders for [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] to push harder. They are concerned about leaving him alone, but [Denharad|denharad] commands [Ailil|Ailil Riatin]'s and [Anaiyella|Anaiyella Narencelona]'s armsmen nearby. [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago] is to the north, and [Bashere|Davram Bashere] is to the south. Suddenly, [Rand|Rand alThor] is hit in the arm with a crossbow bolt and [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] attack, from the north. The armsmen fight back while [Ailil|Ailil Riatin] and [Anaiyella|Anaiyella Narencelona] huddle over [Rand|Rand alThor]. He cannot decide if they intend to protect him or if they are considering murdering him. [Bashere|Davram Bashere] and [Gregorin Panar|Gregorin Panar den Lushenos] arrive from the south with [Morr|Fedwin Morr] who [Heals|Weaves#h] [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago], still clean, arrives. He claims he saw [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] advancing on the ridge so he left his post.[4] [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] arrives and reports that all the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] are falling back. They have won. [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago] and [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] recommend pressing on to [Ebou Dar]. [Bashere|Davram Bashere] and [Gregorin|Gregorin Panar den Lushenos] recommend stopping with their current victory.

! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] This fulfills [Min|Min Farshaw]'s [viewing|viewings]. ([LoC,Ch50]) She also saw [Gueyam]'s and [Maraconn]'s deaths, but their fates are not made clear.
\\[#2] Given [Aginor]'s talent in the [Age of Legends], it is certainly odd that [Dashiva|OsanGar] has no ability at [Healing|Weaves#h]. Is this just a cover?
\\[#3] They eventually capture twenty-nine %%ot [sul'dam|Seanchan (People)]%% including [Marli|Marli Noichin] and [Kaisea], and five %%ot [damane|Seanchan (People)]%%, [Kara|Kara Defane], [Lemore], [Alivia], [Jillari] and [Marille]. ([WH,Ch8], [ToM,Ch33])
\\[#4] Once more, is [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago] a fool or a bad guy? We get an answer in [ToM,Ch13].
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