Author: Atarah al'Norahn
In 999 NE, the crops are the poorest anyone can remember. However, when Rand passes through Fyall on his way to Tear, his ta'veren influence causes the Mayor to find a rotted leather sack full of gold from Manetheren while digging a new privy behind his house. This will ensure that no one will go hungry despite the poor crops.
(Reference: The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 33)