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! __Perrin__ POV

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] finds [Dannil|Dannil Lewin] by one of the fires with [Lem al'Dai]. He tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that [Masema|Masema Dagar]'s men are three miles southwest. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] issues orders. They will ride toward the ambush site then [Grady|Jur Grady] and [Neald|Fager Neald] will open a gateway. He also sends orders to [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] and [Gerard Arganda] to get the [Mayeners|Mayene] and [Ghealdanin|Ghealdan] moving. He wants the [Wise Ones|Aiel] to stay close. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sends [Kenly Maerin] to saddle [Stepper]. [Basel Gill]  comes up and tells him that [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor] rode out to search on his own. [Gill|Basel Gill] says that he wants to help, as he is very fond of [Maighdin|Morgase Trakand]. [Lini|Lini Eltring] snaps at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] in anger when he asks about a meal. In embarrassment, [Gill|Basel Gill] explains about the rumors and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is furious. He is sure that [Lini|Lini Eltring] told [Breane|Breane Taborwin] who then would tell everyone. 

[Kenly Maerin] brings [Stepper]. [Selande|Selande Darengil] comes up leading a dozen %%ot [Cha Faile]%%. They want their horses. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] refused them because they insist on acting like [Aiel]. [Medore Damara] demands her favorite, [Redwing]. She is daughter of High Lord [Astoril|Astoril Damara]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] says they can have their horses only if they agree to obey him. Reluctantly [Selande|Selande Darengil] agrees. [Carlon|Carlon Belcelona] starts to protest, but [Selande|Selande Darengil] stops him. 

After they leave, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] notes that the [Wise Ones|Aiel][1] and [Seonid|Seonid Traighan] and [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] have joined the [Two Rivers] men as he asked. 

Just then the scouting party of [Maidens|Maidens of the Spear] and [Warder] returns. They include [Furen Alharra], [Teryl Wynter], [Rovair Kirklin], [Sulin], [Briain] and [Elienda]. [Sulin] reports that [Faile|Zarine Bashere], [Alliandre Kigarin|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin], [Maighdin Dorlain|Morgase Trakand], [Arrela Shiego], [Lacile Aldorwin], [Bain] and [Chiad] were taken %%ot [gai'shain|Aiel]%% so they are alive. The [Aiel] then headed south. [Jondyn Barran] and [Elyas Machera] are still following. They collected arrows from the site. Half are [Shaido] arrows and half are from other clans. There is at least one sept of [Shaido] and they are several days south. [Furen Alharra] then reports that they found signs of five to ten thousand soldiers in the area as well. They are also heading south. [Sulin] adds that they saw [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] fliers three times. From [Balwer|Sebban Balwer]'s information, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] thinks the soldiers are [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)], [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] or both. He feels like he is caught in a blacksmith's puzzle. 

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] announces that they will [Travel|Weaves#t] forty miles to the south. He sends [Neald|Fager Neald] ahead to find [Elyas|Elyas Machera] and the others. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] starts to issue orders to find [Masema|Masema Dagar]. At that moment there is a call and [Masema|Masema Dagar] walks into view with a hundred of his men. [Masema|Masema Dagar] tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that all of the [Dragonsworn] insisted on coming. Some think [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is [Shadowspawn] because of his eyes.[2] [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tells him to head east. He has to find his wife who was kidnapped by [Aiel]. [Masema|Masema Dagar] is surprised that the rumors of [Aiel] are true and he insists on coming along with all his men. He also agrees to [Travel|Weaves#t] this one time. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] smells nothing but madness in him.[3]
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] [Carelle], [Delora], [Edarra], [Janina], [Marline] and [Nevarin].
\\[#2] This actually comes from [Masema|Masema Dagar] himself and he will convince others as well. ([KoD,Ch30])
\\[#3] [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] finds [Masema|Masema Dagar]'s reactions odd, and with good reason. His dealings with the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] and [Aes Sedai] make his intentions anything but clear.
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