Re: 2015 Re-Readalong: Lord of Chaos, Chapters 49-54 Chapter 25: -Egwene considers that Elaida may have 'put Siuan to the question' before executing her. She seems to think that's expected of Elaida. -Gawyn thinks Egwene was in Illian -As frustrating as Gawyn is and his insistence that Rand killed Morgase... I can definitely see where he's coming from. He has good reason to think he did kill Morgase and he's understandably distraught at being unable to find Morgase. -"My Lady Aiel Egwene Aes Sedai" -Galina doesn't believe Moiraine is dead since there's no body and no one can tell any details -Sarene agrees and seems to think Moiraine faked her own death or something. She thinks it's too convenient and implies it was intentional since Moiraine had an arrest warrant. -It's creepy that the plan to kidnap Rand was so premeditated that they've been doing novice exercises as strongly as they can for weeks ahead of time in case they have to kidnap him. When your plan involves planning to hide a kidnapping, you should probably rethink that plan. Chapter 26: -Rand was told "If you would live, you must die" in the ter'angreal -The arrow used in the assassination attempt against Rand sounds like metal against metal when it hits Rand's shield of Air. Interesting. I wouldn't expect it to make that sound. Chapter 27: -If Egwene tries to talk with Nynaeve or Elayne in their dreams, bad stuff will happen. -Egwene's starting to feel the Aiel contempt for servants -In the Wheel of Time, 'Marie' is a guy's name. -Egwene tells Rand that he needs to show proper deference to the Aes Sedai from the Tower, hoping that he'll do the opposite. He does end up doing the opposite, but pretends to take her at face value. -Whites apparently almost always wear white, though most Ajahs don't -Galina has to cover for how she knows Alviarin -Rand interprets it as Galina being one of Alviarin's friends and on her 'team' rather than Elaida's. -Nesune was the only one who noticed Egwene's presence in the room. The others could've felt Egwene's ability to channel, but they hadn't noticed. -Galina really thinks that Rand won't care about anything as long as they give him enough gold. -Nesune's planning to write a paper on Rand. Chapter 28: -Rand notices the Gray Man enter, but (since it's a Gray Man) thinks nothing of it. -Taim comes to Rand with 'news', though the only news he actually shares is that there's a new student named Narishma who's pretty strong. -Taim's excuse about weaving Balefire to kill the Gray Man in the same moment Rand seizes saidin and it being too late to stop is pretty convenient. -Rand plan to help Sulin meet her toh (and meet his in the process) is pretty clever and kinda funny. -Alanna bonding Rand pushes away part of Fain's connection with Rand. So Fain's connection is at least similar to the Warder bond. -Fain is behind the Whitecloaks being set against Rand. (they might've been anyway, but perhaps not as violently/single-mindedly?) -Fain is able to tell who's a Darkfriend Chapter 29: -Elayne just laughs when she hears the possibility that Morgase is in the Fortress of the Light. -Lots of typos in the ebook....A character is called Tabitha and Tabiya in sonecutive paragraphs. Chapter 30: -When Nynaeve Heals Logain, she wants Elayne to tell Sheriam and only Sheriam. -The Aes Sedai act like they definitely don't believe that Nynaeve Healed Logain. She's understandably frustrated. -The Aes Sedai greet Siuan "as if she had been away for years" after she's Healed. I understand that they don't know how to treat her when she's stilled, but that's still pretty shitty. -Lelaine: "It is so good to have you back." -Siuan holds nothing against any of them, though. -Siuan verifies that she can still lie and that the Three Oaths didn't come back with the Healing. And she definitely makes use of it. -I still think it's weird that Siuan didn't feel Alric die at the time (after the fact, it makes sense that she was too distracted to notice, but right when it happened she was just sitting in her office), but she mourns him now. -Elayne is able to undress Nynaeve and put her in bed without waking her. She's a very sound sleeper. -'Halima' arrives in Salidar and Delana is frustrated at having to obey her, thinking she's just a high level Darkfriend... and then realizes who she is. Chapter 31: -Valda can't tell who's Dragonsworn and who's not so he just kills everyone... He simply sees this as an 'unsatisfactory solution' -Valda considers proof og uilt a 'nicety' -Valda doesn't like Questioners, but not for the same reason most people don't. He doesn't like them 'cause he thinks they just don't want to have to face an armed foe. -Niall thinks Varadin's reports from Tanchico are madness -Niall is quite intelligent and has good rules about making plans and obtaining information. -Asunawa doesn't think there's a connection between Morgase and the 'Darkfriends' who were hanged other than them being Darkfriends and her being a witch.