Knife of Dreams: Chapter 11
From Tar Valon Library
A Hell in Maderin
Chapter Icon: Five dice, arranged in a ring
Point of View: Mat
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.
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.