The Dragon Reborn: Chapter 11
Chapter 11: Tar Valon
Characters: Egwene, Nyneave, Elayne, Verin, Mat, Hurin, Sheriam.
Setting: Tar Valon, the White Tower
Point of view: Egewene
Egewene and company reach one of the bridges to the island Tar Valon is built on. Verin halt to talk to the guards for a moment. Egwene is impatient to get Mat into the Tower for healing but Verin doesn't seem to be in a hurry. The guard tells them there has been little trouble with the Whitecloaks. The rumors of Falme has reached Tar Valon allready. Verin tells the guard he should know better than to listen to them.
After they enter the city Hurin tells them he'll be leaving them now that they are in Tar Valon. He wants to get to Shienar and report to Lord Agelmar and the king about events in Falme as soon as possible. The rest of the company heads for the Tower.Verin tells them to let het do the talking whatever happens. She makes it clear whatever is waiting for them in the Tower will not be pleasant.
When they reach the tower the Mistress of Novices is waiting for them. Two bearers quickly take Mat away. When Sheriam comments on the runnaways Verin brought back Egwene begins to protest. She is quickly silenced by verin though. Verin tells Sheriam to keep Nyneave, Elyane and Egwene locked up in their room until the Amyrlin sends for them. They are not to speak a word to anybody. Sheriam sends them to their rooms with an accepted each to keep an eye on them. Egwene's thoughts are with Mat though.