A Crown of Swords: Chapter 34

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Ta'veren


Chapter Icon: Two gulls, wings outspread, facing each other

Point of View: Rand

Setting: Cairhien

Characters: Harine, Merana, Min, Rafela, Rand

Outline

Rand meets with the Sea Folk.

Summary

Rand leads a procession of Cairhienin, Aiel and five of the Aes Sedai sworn to him. He tells them that Merana will speak for them and they are to take their orders from her. Min tells him she had a vision and that these Aes Sedai are truly his. He weaves a bridge to the ship crosses it, and announces to the Sea Folk that he is the Dragon Reborn and the Coramoor. Harine says that may be true, but he insists it is. She agrees, saying the Coramoor may come aboard, which Merana tells him has given him an advantage. They try to get him on his own, but he takes Dashiva, Merana, Rafela and Min with him.

Rand tells them that he is the Coramoor and they will serve him, and she agrees; but says they must still make the Bargain. She thinks the Aes Sedai are doing something to make her reveal so much, but she is told that it is because she is in the presence of the Dragon Reborn. Min sees an image and tells Harine that she will be punished for what happens but will be Mistress of the Ships one day.

Rand tells them what he wants - they are to carry men, supplies and news when he wants, wherever he wants, and to keep a lookout for the Seanchan. He tells Merana and Rafela that they must make the Bargain for him. Merana protests that he should stay and let being ta'veren work for him, but he tells her to negotiate. He leaves, intending to deal with the rebels.

Notes

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Visions and Prophecies

The Karaethon Cycle
  • The north shall he tie to the east, and the west shall be bound to the south
Min's Viewings
  • (To Harine) "You will be punished for what happens here today, Harine, but not so much as you fear, I think. At least, one day you will be the Mistress of the Ships."


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