Lord of Chaos: Chapter 47

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Author: Asandra al'Terra

The Wandering Woman


Chapter Icon: Five dice, arranged in a ring

Location: Altara

Characters: Mat, Elayne, Nynaeve, Adeleas, Aviendha, Birgitte, Juilin, Thom, Vandene, Vanin, Olver, Nalesean, Nerim, Lopin, Setalle Anan, Jaem (1)

Outline

Mat, the Band, Elayne, Nynaeve and their company arrive in Ebou Dar.

Summary

Mat has been travelling to Ebou Dar with Elayne and Nynaeve, and accompanied by Adeleas, Aviendha, Birgitte, Jaem, Juilin, Thom, and Vandene; similarly, a dozen Redarms, Nalesean, Vanin, and Olver, are a part of the company. Mat has two personal servants, shared with Nalesean; Nerim and Lopin.

Elayne and Nynaeve both seem nervous; Olver dislikes both Aviendha and Birgitte; Mat believes Birgitte is a Hunter of the Horn - the atmosphere is slightly tense. Jaem and Vanin are sent to scout ahead; at that time, Elayne asks Mat to see his foxhead medallion - he refuses, and later feels the Aes Sedai channel at him.

On the third day of their travels, they reach the first village. Nynaeve is avoiding Mat, for some reason. They move on to another village, and stay at an inn by the name of The Marriage Dagger. Mat learns from Thom that Birgitte is Elayne's Warder; the Hero of the Horn and Jaem have become friends.

During the fourth evening, the party stays at The Southern Hoop in So Tehar. It is determined by the Aes Sedai that things can be thrown at Mat, and not be blocked by his medallion.

On the fifth day, the group reaches Ebou Dar. Mat feels the dice tumbling as they arrive at Mol Hara Square and the Tarasin Palace - home to Queen Tylin. He does not want to stay in the palace, so he chooses an inn at random across the square; the inn goes by the name The Wandering Woman. Thom and Juilin stay at the palace; Mat, Nalesean and the Redarms enter the inn, where they are greeted by Setalle Anan.

The dice have stopped.

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