A Crown of Swords: Chapter 3
Chapter Icon: Flame of Tar Valon
Point of View: Perrin
Setting: Outside Cairhien
The group returns to Cairhien where they learn Colavaere has been crowned.
The group Travels to Cairhien where they are met by Feraighin, a Wise One. She tells them of rumors that Rand has gone to swear to the White Tower and how the bleakness has returned because of this rumor. Indirian believes that he has been kidnapped and stands ready to send the Codarra to rescue him. Timolan suspects that Rand has betrayed them and wants to see him dead before he returns to the Waste, if that is the case. The Aes Sedai are caught eavesdropping and Sorilea scolds them.
Rand asks if Colavaere has been crowned, which is confirmed. Feraighin then reveals that Caraline Damodred and Toram Riatin have approached the city in the company of Darlin Sisnera, and have claimed that Colavaere is a usurper. She also reveals that there are Aes Sedai in the city. Kiruna demands that Rand be guided by her and Bera, and is sent off with the Wise Ones to try and convince people that they follow Rand and not the other way round.
Gaul reveals that Chiad and Bain are with the Maidens. He is annoyed because Chiad will only accept him as a lover, but not a husband. Learning that Faile is alone, Perrin has to explain to Gaul that she is in danger and someone could just walk up and attack her if they so choose.