The Eye of the World: Chapter 49

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Author: Val a'Shain

The Dark One Stirs

Chapter Icon: Template:Twisted Tree

Point of View: Rand

Location: The Blight

Characters: Rand, Mat, Perrin, Moiraine, Lan, Nynaeve, Egwene, Loial, 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 number. 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.

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