Chapter 11: Aiel Dreams, Aiel Spears
Dinner at the 'Smiths' [Adar-24]
- The group have dinner with LordKayen? in an elegant, clean but spartan main hall. It is far from the baroque ostentation to which most of the southerns are used.
- OliviaAnStein and UzulfTzun entertain the diners with the tale of the party's adventures, carefully avoiding too much reference to TheWays?.
- JeninTheArmsman finds it necessary to talk loudly to LordKayen? about the WayGate? and TheWays?.
Another Walk in the UnderWorld?
- The group that night dream their way into the dreamlands. This time it is an escher-like maze of stairs and arches.
- After a while of walking about most of the group end up in a torture chamber being savaged by well-equipped Trollocs - dreams being what they are, escape was useless and the pain most real.
- An Aiel wise woman helps us to escape, by use of will power and a technique of willing yourself back to the place of your bedroom. Most people head straight back to bed & normal sleep.
- JeninTheArmsman dreams he is in a wood fighting Trollocs and ends up badly injured.
- The group meet up when we awake to check we are all ok. Some magic healing is done by OliviaAnStein, her first voluntary use of the OnePower? .
A short stroll [Adar-25]
- The group interviews the farmer who owns the stead near the HowlingCaves?, he knows nothing of interest (so it seems).
- The group aquire a stable boy with promise and travel the short distance to the caves.
- They leave the boy outside with the groups mounts and instructions to:
- wait until just before dusk and then retire to the stead for shelter.
- if trolluc arrive to run for the stead.
- wait for us at the stead if we take sometime to return.
The Howling Caves
- The group enter with JacAlNorey acting as a scout.
- They wander around for a while and find tracks that might be Trolloc ones. They follow these tracks which seem to be exploring the cave rather than moving directly through it.
- The group finds a strange stone cylinder with symbols on it. It have a tingling feal to OliviaAnStein but UzulfTzun feels nothing. The pillar is near the WayGate?.
The Maiden's Kiss
- The rest of the group are ambushed by four female Aiel Warriors that seem to be up to no good in the caves.
- DavorGreshos ends up having his worthiness tested with a deadly game of Maiden's Kiss.
- OliviaAnStein gets involved in a discussion with the Aiel Warriors
Back at the WayGate?