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! __Perrin__ POV

It is two weeks since the end of [The Dragon Reborn]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Faile|Zarine Bashere] are in [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s quarters in the [Stone of Tear]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] thinks [Faile|Zarine Bashere]'s father is a fur trader. She is becoming friends with [Bain] and [Chiad]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] has grown a beard, but does not like it. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] is trying to talk him into leaving. She tells him he does not have to stay just because [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] wants him to. A cock crows. Suddenly, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s axe comes alive and tries to kill him. He grabs it and holds it at bay while he shoves [Faile|Zarine Bashere] out the door. He struggles with the axe a while longer, then slams it into the door and it goes dead. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] is terrified for him at first, then angry.[1] [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] thinks [Rand|Rand alThor] unintentionally caused the attack.[2]
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! __Mat__ POV

[Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is playing cards with some young [Tairen|Tear (Country)] lords, [Baran], [Carlomin], [Edorion|Edorion Selorna], [Estean|Estean Andiama] and [Reimon]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] has been intending to leave the [Stone of Tear] but stays because he keeps winning. [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] seem to have settled in to the [Stone|Stone of Tear]. [Reimon|reimon] notes that a [Sea Folk] raker arrived today.[3] [Estean|Estean Andiama] who is drunk mentions the [Aiel], threatening to put a damper on the evening. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] has a good hand and wants to keep playing so he livens the mood by telling them how [Rhuarc] tricked him into asking [Bain] to play Maiden's Kiss.[4] All the young lords are uncomfortable with [Rand|Rand alThor]'s proclamations giving commoners more rights. [Edorion|Edorion Selorna] changes the topic asking [Estean|Estean Andiama] if he will marry one of [Astoril|Astoril Damara]'s daughters. [Estean|Estean Andiama] says maybe [Medore|Medore Damara], she has pretty maids. [Edorion|Edorion Selorna] heard a rumor that [Rand|Rand alThor] will take them to war against [Illian|Illian (Country)]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] draws a perfect hand and mutters to himself. [Estean|Estean Andiama] tells him he spoke in the [Old Tongue] again. A cock crows. The figures in [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s cards come to life and attack him. He throws his daggers at them and suddenly they are just cards again, pinned to the wall with his daggers. The [Tairen|Tear (Country)] lords beat a hasty retreat and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] angrily blames [Rand|Rand alThor].[2]
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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] dreams of [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] controlling him and the [Forsaken] and [Darkfriends] chasing him. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Min|Min Farshaw] try to seduce him while [Egwene|Egwene alVere] looks on sadly. His hand begins to rot.

He wakes with a start and realizes there is someone in his room. He leaps to his feet holding his [One Power] sword, but then sees that his visitor is [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag]. She tries to seduce him. He finally gets angry and boxes her in a cage of [Air|One Power]. He ties off the flow not realizing what he is doing and studies what he just did. He has been reading a book by [Eban Vandes] called ''The History of the [Stone of Tear]''. [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] apologizes for being too forward and [Rand|Rand alThor] accepts. A cock crows. [Rand|Rand alThor]'s images step out of all the mirrors in the room and attack him. The images try to suck the life out of him. Finally, after being wounded many times, he figures out how to [channel|True Source] to absorb them. [Rand|Rand alThor] thinks one of the [Forsaken] is responsible.[2] [Rand|Rand alThor] picks up %%ot [Callandor]%%, then realizes [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] has been very quiet. She is now terrified. He releases her and she apologizes again and leaves. He sits on the bed to think.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] This is the beginning of [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s tough times dealing with [Faile|Zarine Bashere] that last until [The Path of Daggers].\\
[#2] It was a random bubble of evil. ([TSR,Ch3])\\
[#3] This is probably the ''[Wavedancer]''.\\
[#4] Another [Maiden|Maidens of the Spear] who participates is [Dorindha|Dorindha (Maiden)].\\

! Artwork

[Rand and His Reflections|http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/b/r/braymp/reflect.jpg.html] by [Mark Bray|http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/b/r/braymp/braymp.html]
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