Re: The Gathering Storm Re-Readalong: Chapters 33-39 Isn't this confirmation that he enjoys pain? The Gathering Storm 33: Nynaeve why should anyone feel guilt about Kerb, Graendal is the one who killed him, she is the one who gutted the young man's mind. There is no reason for Rand to feel anything about his role in Kerb, all he did was force a corpse to say two words. The Gathering Storm 34: Poor Mat, after Hinderstap he is understandably freaked out about a mysterious person handing out pamphlets with his and Perrin's faces on them. Honestly Mat's reaction of “I want my army to secure the area before I get in there and I want the guy practiced as spycraft spying for me before we go in." is quite sensible considering that yes, there is a conspiracy of evil servants of the dark who want to assassinate him.