Loial exposits that the Waygates were a gift from the male Aes Sedai that the Ogier took in after their side of the One Power was tainted, letting them move through whatís basically hyperspace. But since they were built with tainted magic, theyíre now extremely unreliable, and many come out terrified for the rest of their lives, with no memory why, and others are simply never seen again. Sounds like good old High Octane Nightmare Fuel
; I canít wait. Also, Moiraine chimes in that sheís part of the Blue Ajah, and itís people in the Red Ajah like Elaida who are all assholes.
Everyone agrees to come, despite Randís token attempt to tell Egwene she doesnít have to. And again, despite the sexism accusations against this series, itís not anywhere near as heavy handed or Stay In The Kitchen
as it could have been. Unfortunately, itís followed by Egwene refusing to believe he met the royal family. Oh sweet christ, how the hell long is this going to be drawn out? Well, at the very least Iím reasonably assured that sheíll actually realize heís telling the truth at some point, unlike, say, Charlie not believing Hurley won the lottery
Time for another dream, and this time the Dark One does a whole Kneel Before Zod
routine, saying that Rand, Mat, and Perrinís counterparts in other Wheel turnings have always joined him, or died trying not to. Suddenly Iím wondering if the end of The Dark Tower
took some inspiration from this. After waking up, Rand starts thinking that maybe the Dark One is only after one of them, but doesnít know who it is. Not sure where thatís coming from, but itís probably true. Moiraine fixes the injuries he and Mat came out with, and theyíre off.
More information refining here, but thereís a decent amount of forward movement too as we can feel a little more sure of Moiraineís intentions, and we end with everyone off toward the climax. Now, if only Egwene could also meet Elayne so we can get this tiresome complication over with.
And with that, this will be the last you'll hear from me for a while, as I'm off to a vacation with no Internet access. But I'll still be reading one chapter a day, and will post the whole week's worth when I get back.