Knife of Dreams: Chapter 14
Chapter Icon: Two gulls, wings outspread, facing each other
Point of View: Elayne
Elayne deals with some issues once being back to the Royal Palace.
Wet Elayne, Birgitte and Aviendha are walking to Elayne's apartments. They encounter Reanne, who has Jillari and Kara with her. Kara is encouraging Jillari to refer to herelf as "I" rather than as Jillari. Reanne sends them ahead and tells Elayne that Jillari is wanting to choose a surname and Elayne realises that she no longer feels she must wear the collar. Reanne also tells Elayne that one of the sul'dam, Marli Noichin, has admitted seeing weaves, but that she has started begging for an a'dam Elayne tells Reanne that she hopes Marli doesn't change her mind so she can send her back to the Seanchan as a damane. Reanne doesn't like the idea and asks her to re-consider. They meet Reene Harfor, who suggests, like almost everyone they encounter, that they get out of their wet things. As a more important matter, she tells Elayne that the mercenary captains are waiting for a meeting with her, along with Mellar, who Elayne has been trying to keep from causing trouble and Careane and Sareitha. They meet with Chanelle who accuses Elayne of not looking for Merilille and Talaan. Birgitte reacts angrily, reminding them they are under Elayne's authority and are supposed to be in Tear, and Elayne tells them they will apologise once they have not found Merilille. Channelle sends Renaile to the White Swan to tell the Aes Sedai there to stop hiding Merilille and Talaan.