New Spring: Chapter 6

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn

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Point of View: Moiraine

Setting: The White Tower

Characters: Moiraine, Siuan, Merean, Tamra, Jarna, Tsutama



The next morning, Moiraine and Siuan are awakened by a novice who tells them that they are supposed to be at the West Stable by Third Rise. They quickly get ready to leave.

Merean appears and announces to Moiraine that the Amyrlin agrees that Moiraine should stay behind today. So that her mind isn't left unoccupied, she will be put to work copying out the messier lists of names. When Siuan agrees that Moiraine should stay behind, Merean tells her that she can keep Moiraine company. Siuan tells Moiraine that this way they get to look at all of the lists, and that maybe they can find the Dragon Reborn. The two of them eat breakfast and then get to work. Moiraine is worried since a lot of the information is very vague, such as "born within sight of Tar Valon's walls."

The next morning, Moiraine and Siuan continue their work, though no one said that they had to. Shortly after, two clerks walk in, and the elder remarks that she dislikes "being set a task only to learn someone else is already performing it." They leave, and minutes later, Tamra appears. She tells them that they may continue if they wish.

About an hour later, Moiraine comes across a likely entry, and writes it down on a separate piece of paper for later use. Siuan is also writing likely names down in a small book.

Shortly after midmorning, one of the Gray Sitters, Jarna Malari, appears and tells Moiraine to come walk with her. Jarna questions Moiraine about who she thinks will become the next king or queen of Cairhien.

Throughout the day, six more Sitters, one from each Ajah, each speak with Moiraine. Tsutama, one of the Red Sitters, asks outright if Moiraine has ever thought of being queen of Cairhien herself. This just gives Moiraine more nightmares.

Whereas before, Moiraine had not thought herself ready to be tested for Aes Sedai, she now wants to be tested as soon as possible. She decides that she will leave the Tower as soon as she is raised to Aes Sedai, until the whole Cairhien issue has blown over.

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