Knife of Dreams: Chapter 11

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn

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A Hell in Maderin

Chapter Icon: Five dice, arranged in a ring

Point of View: Mat

Location: Maderin

Characters: Mat, Tuon, Selucia, Thom, Setalle, Mistress Heilin, Jera, Master Vane, Kostelle, Camrin, Mistress Alstaing


Mat takes Tuon to see a hell in the town of Maderin. He is attacked later on and kills seven of his attackers.


Luca's traveling show sets out very early in the morning and well short of midday they stop at a town called Maderin. Tuon has Mat called to her and tells him that she wants him to take her to a hell in this town, the roughest sort of tavern. They argue about whether Mat promised until Thom knocks and interrupts. They leave Setalle in the caravan.

In the end, Thom takes them to The White Ring, which he thinks is rough enough for Tuon. After a while, Tuon wants to see how lucky Mat is, which leads him to gamble with two merchants. The third merchant at the table leaves after a round without having wagered a coin.

After the game, Thom tells Mat that there are Seanchan armies ahead of them at the border to Murandy in search of a "Daughter of the Nine Moons-imposter" they are to kill.

When Mat, Thom, Tuon and Selucia are about to leave the town, they are attacked by more than a dozen swordsmen.

Mat kills about seven, earning a lot of gashes, but he would not raise his weapon against the last one, a woman. Before she can kill Mat, Tuon takes over and leaves her unable to fight.

They decide to leave Maderin and Luca's show as fast as they can, because Mat recognized the fellow who left the tavern earlier among the attackers and is afraid of being blamed for the fight.

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