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''Author: Val a'Shain''
''Author: Val a'Shain''
{{title|The Dark One Stirs}}
{{title|The Dark One Stirs}}

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Author: Val a'Shain

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The Dark One Stirs

Chapter Icon: A Blighted Tree

Point of View: Rand

Location: The Blight

Characters: Rand, Mat, Perrin, Moiraine, Lan, Nynaeve, Egwene, Loial, the Green Man.


They find the Green man.


The next morning everybody is eager to get moving. Rand sees Egwene and Nynaeve talking to each other, he can't make it out but he assumes it's about Lan. The party leaves after first removing every trace of them having been at the campsite. They mean to reach the Mountains of Dhoom as soon as they can.

The corruption of the Blight becomes ever more visible and soon even the trees seem hostile to them. Lan's announcement that they might be does nothing to ease Rand's fear. Soon after that the creatures of the Blight start to attack them. After slaying a number of them the company decides to make a run for the mountains. The creatures come in ever greater numbers​. Just when it seems they will be overwhelmed the creatures retreat. Lan hears Worms approaching. The only escape is to get up the mountain pass, Worms fear what lives up there. They make a run for it but as they cross the next rise they suddenly find the Blight gone. They have found the home of the Green Man.

The Green Man comes out to greet them, he recognizes Moiraine, knows Ogier and sees that Perrin is a Wolfbrother. He says a lot of things to Rand he doesn't understand about the People of the Dragon. Moiraine quickly explains they came to see the Eye of the World. The Green Man agrees to take them there.


This section contains Notes on this Chapter which may contain spoilers. Please expand to view.


What is the fissure on the Green Man's face?
What are the Children of the Dragon, what is the first covenant and why is a sword neither then nor now?

The Aiel. We learn early in book two that they won't wear a sword and in book three that their secret name is people of the dragon, but it is not until book four that we discover why. The first covenant is likely their agreement to serve the Aes Sedai and follow the Way of the Leaf

Is the first Covenant the First covenant implied by the phrase "second covenant"

While we have no proof either way, this seems reasonable

Character Development

  • Egwene glares at Lan
  • Egwene feels saidar when Moiriane hides them.
  • Nynaeve feels saidar when Moiraine hides them.
  • Mat again speaks the Old Tongue



Worm (Jumara), Butterfly


The Green Man recognises Perrin as a wolfbrother

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