Towers of Midnight: Chapter 6
Author: Kerna Shedrian
Chapter Icon: Blacksmith's Puzzle
Point of View: Morgase
Setting: Perrin's Camp
Perrin orders the wolfhead banners down. He insists he will not remain a lord.
Morgase serves tea, as Maighdin, to the members attending the meeting in the pavilion. The Wise Ones have returned from disposing of a village touched by a bubble of evil. They plan to follow Basel Gill on foot. Perrin plans to send Alliandre home to Ghealdan but she says she will follow beneath his banner to Tarmon Gai'don. At this, Perrin summons Wil into the tent and orders him to burn every wolfhead banner in camp. Perrin plans to send everyone home; the Two Rivers men, Berelain and her Mayeners and the refugees.
The Wise Ones discuss using linking to help the Asha'man weave gateways. They plan to send a small group including Seonid and Balwer to Cairhien to learn news of Rand and ask for more Asha'man. Everyone disperses.
As Morgase leaves the tent, she notices Tallanvor outside. Perrin calls them both back and proposes to marry them. Morgase rejects the offer and Tallanvor withdraws, spurned. Morgase corrects Perrin's presumptions of his duties and leaves to wash the tea cups.
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Perrin has retreated almost completely from his responsibilities.