Lord of Chaos: Chapter 1
Chapter Icon: Heron-Marked Sword
Point of View: Rand
Setting: Royal Palace, Caemlyn
Characters: Rand, Elenia Sarand, Jarid Sarand, Enaila, Karind Anshar, Carlys Ankarin, Daerilla Raened, Arymilla Marne, Elegar, Sulin, Lir Baryn, Davram Bashere, Naean Arawn, Nasin Caeren, Somara, Tumad Ahzkan
Rand practices the sword against five opponents and beats four of them, though one manages to strike him. When Naean suggests the five had planned it, she is suprised that his reply is merely "Can I always count on my enemies not to work together". The nobles who had supported "Gaebril" praise him obsequiously, though Bashere disapproves and tries to stab him to show him swords are useless when he has the Power and is surrounded by both Aiel and Saldaeans to protect him from men with swords. Rand hears Lews Therin in his head claiming the only way to live is to die, which Rand has apparently been told before. Bashere asks after Mat, wondering where he learned to be a commander. Rand tells him of the Tower split and his belief that there are hundreds of Aes Sedai ready to support him and that he intends to use them, as they will try and use him. Tumad, a Saldaean, announces that Mazrim Taim has arrived.