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! __Rand__ POV

In [Far Madding], [Rand|Rand alThor] follows [Manel Rochaid]  from the [Amhara Market|Far Madding]. There is a statue of [Savion Amhara] in the square. She points toward the [Tear Gate|Far Madding]. [Raolin Darksbane] was from [Far Madding] when it was called [Aren Mador|Essenia]. [Yurian Stonebow] was from [Far Madding] when it was called [Fel Moreina|Far Madding]. [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] wildly tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he is a fool to come to [Far Madding]. [Rand|Rand alThor] can feel [Min|Min Farshaw] more strongly than [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Aviendha] or [Alanna|Alanna Mosvani]. [Rand|Rand alThor] left clues pointing to [Far Madding] in the [Stone of Tear], the [Aesdaishar Palace] in [Chachin] and other places. [Rand|Rand alThor] knows that [Torval|Peral Torval], [Dashiva|OsanGar], [Gedwyn|Charl Gedwyn] and [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] will also come. [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid] has been in [Far Madding] for two days. [Rand|Rand alThor] follows [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid] toward the [Hall of the Counsels]. 

A wave of dizziness hits [Rand|Rand alThor] and he sees a murky face.[1] He stumbles against an [Aielman|Aiel]. [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] whispers that [Rand|Rand alThor] already destroyed them. "How many will we three kill before the end, I wonder."[1] [Rand|Rand alThor] follows [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid] into an alley. [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid] is waiting and tries to attack, but [Rand|Rand alThor] breaks his windpipe. [Raefar Kisman] is also there and tries to attack, but [Rand|Rand alThor] ducks and he winds up killing [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid]. They hear guards coming and [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] runs. [Rand|Rand alThor] runs the other way. He is sure the Counsels will not harm the [Dragon Reborn|Rand alThor], but they have accepted [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s decree and would turn him over to the [White Tower].
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! __Raefar Kisman__ POV

[Kisman|Raefar Kisman] is furious with [Rochaid|Manel Rochaid]. They were supposed to wait until everyone arrived, but he wanted to glory of killing [Rand|Rand alThor]. [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] wants power rather than glory. The [M'Hael|Mazrim Taim] ordered them to kill [Rand|Rand alThor] in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] and was furious when they failed and were found out. He made it clear that [Far Madding] is their last chance. [Dashiva|OsanGar] vanished. [Demandred] later ordered them to kill [Rand|Rand alThor] and not let even the [M'Hael|Mazrim Taim] know of it. Still later, [Moridin] said to kill [Rand|Rand alThor] if they must, but mainly to bring [Rand|Rand alThor]'s possessions to him.[2] They are the only two [Forsaken] that [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] has met. Suddenly, [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] feels a slash on his arm.[3] The wound quickly festers and his hand turns black. [Kisman|Raefar Kisman] tries to run, but it is too late.
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! __Rand__ POV

[Rand|Rand alThor] returns to his inn, [The Crown of Maredo]. [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] is in the common room. [Min|Min Farshaw], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Alivia] are in the Women's Room with the innkeeper, Mistress [Nalhera]. [Rand|Rand alThor] is still not sure about [Alivia]. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] wears her %%ot [ki'sain]%% and an inordinate amount of jewelry, a slim golden belt, a long necklace, numerous bracelets set with sapphires and green stones and a ring on every finger of her right hand.[4] She wears the [bracelet and rings] as well. [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] what happened. He goes to pack. [Rand|Rand alThor] goes to his room where [Min|Min Farshaw], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Alivia] join him. He tells them what happened, then [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Alivia] leave to pack. [Alivia] sternly tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he must let them help him before she leaves. [Rand|Rand alThor] asks [Min|Min Farshaw] if she had any [viewings] of [Alivia]. [Min|Min Farshaw] says, "All the time, but not the kind you mean, nothing I understand." [Min|Min Farshaw] still has all her books and spends lots of time reading. [Min|Min Farshaw] agrees that they can help somehow. [Rand|Rand alThor] realizes that he can now draw very good pictures of the other four men, a talent from [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon].
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! __Isam/Luc__ POV

[Isam|Isam Mandragoran] is in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% in the bedroom of an inn. He steps into the real world and becomes [Luc|Luc Mantear]. He recalls other assassinations including the two [Aes Sedai] in the [Stone of Tear][5] and a [Gray Man] in the [White Tower].[6] He stabs the two figures in the bed with poisoned daggers, then checks their identities. The man is bald and the woman is gray. He returns to %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% where his patron is waiting. [Luc|Luc Mantear] can only tell that he is a man. He is disguised so that [Luc|Luc Mantear] cannot see his face or remember his voice.[7] [Luc|Luc Mantear] thinks he must be one of the [Chosen|Forsaken] as few others know how to find him and none of those who are men can [channel|True Source]. Only the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] and the [Chosen|Forsaken] can command him. The man tells [Luc|Luc Mantear] to wait for further instructions before trying again, then he [Travels|Weaves#t] to a snowy forest glade. [Luc|Luc Mantear] is a bit disappointed, as he really wanted to kill his nephew. He becomes [Isam|Isam Mandragoran] again and goes hunting for wolves.

! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] The murky face and [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon]'s third is [Moridin]. ([KoD,Ch18]) [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] also refers to the "other one" as a destroyer in [WH,Prologue].
\\[#2] [Moridin] wants the [access keys|Control Statues] to prevent [Rand|Rand alThor] from using the [Choedan Kal] to cleanse %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
\\[#3] [Padan Fain] cut him with the [ruby dagger|Ruby Dagger].
\\[#4] The [Jewelry Set].
\\[#5] [Amico|Amico Nagoyin] and [Joiya|Joiya Byir]. ([TSR,Ch12])
\\[#6] This must be the [Gray Man] who fired a crossbow bolt at [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([TDR,Ch15])
\\[#7] Who is [Slayer|Isam Mandragoran]'s employer? See the discussion in the [FAQ, Section 1.4.04|WoTFAQ:node/53.html]. [Moridin] thinks he is still on assignment to kill [Padan Fain]. ([WH,Ch13])
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