The Dragon Reborn: Chapter 18

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Author: Val a'Shain

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Point of View: Egwene

Setting: The White Tower

Characters: Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Sheriam, Siuan and a handful of other Aes Sedai.


Mat is Healed of his link to the Shadar Logoth dagger.


Sheriam takes Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve into a part of the Tower that is rarely visited even by Aes Sedai. Down there is where the storage room of ter'angreal the Black Ajah raided. Egwene feels very uncomfortable thinking about the Black Ajah down here. Sheriam leads them to a room where a number of Aes Sedai, among which the Amyrlin are already present. Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve are told to be quiet and not distract the Aes Sedai while they try to Heal Mat.

The Aes Sedai link and Siuan even uses a sa'angreal. Egwene only now realizes how much of the Power it will take to break the link between the dagger and Mat. Halfway through the procedure Egwene is even afraid Mat will be killed. There is no way to stop now though. Mat starts talking in the Old Tongue when the Aes Sedai remove the dagger. The dagger is safely stored in a metal box and the Aes Sedai stop channeling. Mat still appears to be very ill and Nynaeve immediately wants to know if he is Healed. The Amyrlin tells them only time will tell if he'll live now and how big the effects of the dagger will be.

Elayne wants to know what Mat said. The Amyrlin tells them he was ordering soldiers around and demanded that the Aes Sedai let him go. A request to stay with him a little while longer is refused and they are sent off to the kitchens to do their chores.


Character Development

  • During the Healing, Mat orders soldiers from an ancient battle.

Objects of interest

First Mention

Vora's Sa'angreal - the strongest sa'angreal that the Tower has


  • Mat is Healed by 10 Aes Sedai – Siuan, Verin, Serafelle, Verin, Leane, Anaiya, Sheriam, Brendas and two others – why these?


This section contains Notes on this Chapter which may contain spoilers. Please expand to view.


Siuan can barely Heal – even if she was the best to break the link, shouldn’t someone else have Healed him afterwards?

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