Towers of Midnight: Chapter 3

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The Amyrlin's Anger


Chapter Icon: Flame of Tar Valon

Points of View: Egwene, Siuan

Contents

Outline

Rand tells Egwene he intends to break the Seals in a month

Summary

Egwene's Point of View:

Setting: The White Tower

Characters: Egwene, Silviana

Egwene wakes from her dreams just as Silviana arrives to tell her that Rand has arrived and wants to see her.




Siuan's Point of View:

Setting: The White Tower

Characters: Chubain, Gareth Bryne, Rand, Saerin, Siuan

Siuan and Saerin discuss Rand's arrival. They are both concerned, as is Chubain. They arrive at the Hall, which Saerin enters. Gareth joins Siuan and she tells him how she had thought she would be the one to receive him, but that she accepts it worked out for the best. Rand thanks Siuan for the time she took an arrow aimed at him.




Egwene's Point of View:

Location: The Hall of the Tower

Characters: Egwene, Rand

Rand enters the Hall and addresses Egwene, talking in an abstract manner. She tells him she is going to have him checked to see if there is anything wrong with him, but he tells her he won't allow it. He talks of the last time he tried to seal the Bore as though he is Lews Therin and tells her he has his memories. He then tells her that in one month, he will Travel to Shayol Ghul and break the remaining Seals. She tells him she will not let him break them and he tells her to meet her at the Field of Merrilor. He tells her he must leave and she agrees. Once he has gone, the other women present tell her they could not speak and could barely even think, which they attribute to his being ta'veren. Egwene begins to plan how to stop him.

Notes

===Visions and Prophecies

Egwene' Dreams
  • Thirteen black towers rose in the distance beneath a tarlike sky. One fell, and then another, crashing to the ground. As they did, the ones that remained grew taller and taller. The ground shook as several more towers fell. Another tower shook and cracked, collapsing most of the way to the ground—but then, it recovered and grew tallest of all. At the end of the quake, six towers remained, looming above her.

This would probably be the forsaken with six remaining - Cyndane Demandred, Graendal, Mesaana, Moghedien and Moridin would be the tallest.

  • She was looking down at a nest. In it, a group of fledgling eagles screeched toward the sky for their mother. One of the eaglets uncoiled, and it wasn't an eagle at all, but a serpent. It began to strike at the fledglings one at a time, swallowing them whole. The eaglets simply continued to stare into the sky, pretending that the serpent was their sibling as it devoured them.
  • She saw an enormous sphere made of the finest crystal. It sparkled in the light of twenty-three enormous stars, shining down on it where it sat on a dark hilltop. There were cracks in it, and it was being held together by ropes. There was Rand, walking up the hillside, holding a woodsman's axe. He reached the top and hefted the axe, then swung at the ropes one at a time, chopping them free. The last one parted, and the sphere began to break apart, the beautiful globe falling in pieces. Rand shook his head.

Mysteries

Why did Rand tell Egwene he intended to break the Seals?

He told Almen that Egwene would not not like what she heard, so he could expect her to oppose him

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