A Memory of Light: Chapter 16

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A Silence Like Screaming

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Points of View: Loial, Galad, Rand, Moiraine, Lan


Loial and Galad continue to fight in the woods. Moiraine and Rand meet and he explains that he will kill the Dark One but first must meet with the Seanchan. Lan and the Malkieri continue to fight a hard and bloody battle.


Loial's Point of View:

Location: Braem Wood

Characters: Loial, Erith, Haman

Loial ruminates on how odd humans can be as he walks through the woods with Erith. They both sense that something is not right. The Andoran forces were carefully withdrawing. As the Ogier begin their war song, he joins his voice with theirs while slaying Trollocs.

Galad's Point of View:

Location: Braem Wood

Characters: Galad, Golever, Trom

Galad watches the Ogier fight as his forces retreat through the woods. Golever argues that the Ogier are darkfriends running a scheme to get their trust. Galad is far from convinced.

Rand's Point of View:

Location: The Field of Merrilor

Characters: Rand, Moiraine

Moiraine explains how she used to spend so much time trying to figure out what goes on in Rand's head. He admits that he should have trusted her. He also reveals that he is planning on ending the Dark One forever. First he must go to Ebou Dar to meet with the Seanchan and bring them to his side. Moiraine tells him that the pact is simply a piece of paper and it is distracting him from his goal.

Moiraine's Point of View:

Location: The Field of Merrilor

Characters: Moiraine

Moiraine thinks on how Rand is an odd mixture of self-effacement and pride. She sips tea that was prepared by Rand and is therefore more fragrant and tasteful as it had in better days.

Lan's Point of View:

Location: Tarwin's Gap

Characters: Lan, Agelmar, Andere, Deepe Bhadar, Kaisel, Taim

Andere carries the banner of Malkier as he and Lan are joined by more Malkieri. Lan sees the smoke from Fal Dara and Fal Moran which were torched by their own people to avoid providing any sustenance to the Trollocs. Lan and his fellow soldiers fight through the ranks of Trollocs even as the battle descends into chaos. He takes down two Fades which kills 50 Trollocs. Lan asks Deepe the Asha'man to send the signal of a red streak of light to indicate the forces should retreat. Their job is to hit quick and retreat. Prince Kaisel points out the Queen of Saldaea marching into battle. The Prince doesn't think it to be right, but Lan assures him that the woman of Saldea are quite tough. The battle has finally broken off and the the Trollocs flood the field searching for anything to eat; even their own dead. Lord Agelmar realized this at the same time and signaled for the troops to return to the field and slaughter the hungry Trollocs. The Dreadlords realize what his happening and move back to the battle. M'Hael is spotted and in a flash of light Lan is thrown from his horse. He is rescued by Prince Kaisel, but looks back to see the mangled body of Deepe.


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