The Dragon Reborn: Chapter 38
From Tar Valon Library
Author: Val a'Shain
Maidens of the Spear
Chapter Icon: Wheel and Serpent
Point of View: Egwene
Nynaeve Heals a Maiden of the Spear
A startled Egwene reaches for saidar before she realizes the woman in front of them doesn't seem to be a threat. Egwene has never seen one before but from descriptions she has heard this woman must be an Aiel Maiden of the Spear. The woman introduces herself as Aviendha. Aviendha wants to know if they are women of the White Tower. When Nynaeve confirms that she asks for their assistance. One of her companions is wounded.
Aviendha leads them to her companions, Chiad, Bain, Jolien and Dailin, also Maidens of the Spear. Dailin was wounded in a fight with Cairhienin soldiers. While Nynaeve tends to Dailin's woulds the others discuss various Aiel customs, most of which make very little sense to Egwene. The first-sister bond Chiad and Bain have puzzles her.
Nynaeve makes Dailin drink a mixture of various herbs and gets herself so upset over men with swords and fighting in general that she is able to Heal Dailin with the One Power.