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The Return, in the Old Tongue Corenne, is the name given by the Seanchan to their invasion of the Westlands. The invasion fleet consisted of thousands of ships and hundreds of thousands of people form every port and inlet of the eastern coast (Template:Bwb17). It was commanded by Lunal Galgan. Many of the people involved had no intention of returning.
The Return was preparing for years before the omens said it was time to leave. They had expected to make allies who would aid them in winning the Last Battle in the name of the Empress, bust instead found they had the need to conquer.
In the Old Tongue, "Forerunners. The name given to the initial force, under the command of Suroth and Turak that landed at Falme and was forced back by Rand al'Thor. It was later subsumed into the Corenne though for a time Suroth led the overall forces (KoD, Epilogue
"'You overstep yourself, Galgan,' she said coldly. 'I command the Forerunners. For the time being, I command the Return. You will sign no orders without my approval."
'You commanded the Forerunners, who have been subsumed into the Return,' he replied calmly, and Suroth tasted bitterness." (Suroth and Galgan, Knife of Dreams, Epilogue).