Chapter 5

The group decided to burry Rowan since they believed him dead. And afterwards they did some research. Roland continued his experiments with portal stones, and decided to ask permission to organise a strike team of Asha’man and Maidens of the spear. On one of his travels he found himself in Shienar where he found a wounded Rowan being treated. He took him along to the rest. It seems he managed to sneak out of Shayol Gul and fight his way through the blight. Roland also found a reference to one of the rods of dominion being transferred to a ‘Hold of the Jenn’. Research led her to believe that must be somewhere in the Aiel Waste, a location where the Jenn Aiel stayed while building Rhuidean. Eventually they headed out there and started investigating the countryside. They discovered an abandoned hold in the mountains, and a strange kind of fog filling a cavern. They managed to get through the fog and discovered a huge canyon floor area with numerous caverns and a quite deep pond. Roland and Naisha discovered a strange looking device of glassy columns that turned out to be a terangreal (related to the one in rhuidean used to test Wise Ones and chiefs). They accidentally activated it and lived a part of the Jenn history. After quite awhile they got out bearing two dragon tattoos on their breast. There was also a cavern with a strange pedestal, and another cavern with a mural of two birds facing one another. Rowan decided to try and dive to the bottom of the pool. He got in trouble and lost consciousness. So Raymund dove in after him and nearly drowned himself. Nealyn then suddenly noticed a strange fellow appearing next to her. He told a strange and incoherent tale of being Gaidan Kal and meeting an Aiel in the Blight. Noone trusted him but decided to ,ignore him. In the night someone noticed a light on the botom of the pool and they took up investigation again. Nealyn used the one Power to empty part of the pool and found a strange device on the floor. Raymund managed to open it and jumped in, activating some kind of alarm. The opening sealed itself with a ward trapping Raymund who had to battle an armoured figure. Meanwhile Rowan decided to try and enter the dreamworld in the flesh, and managed to do that. He could enter the room through there, and when he joined Raymund a second man joined the battle. They figured out they were fighting two people with the same capabilities as teir own. Niasha tried to turn off the alarm following one of the memories from her experience in the terangreal and succeeded. After that the fight was over quickly. Raymund took an item looking like a glassy bracelet that somehow absorbed illusion weaves.

Chapter 5

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