We’ve read the journeys of those who left the Two Rivers following the fateful Trolloc attack on Winternight—but what about those who stayed behind? Here’s one imagining of what life might have been like in Emond’s Field.
17 Choren 999 NE
It has been quite some time since I wrote anything because I have scarcely had time to eat and sleep. So much has happened I’m not sure where to begin. After Lord Perrin arrived, his Ogier friend sealed something called a Waygate near here. While he was gone, Lord Perrin started getting people from farms that were far away from the village to come closer so they could be better defended. With the Trollocs that attacked after, everyone who came to the village was lucky. The Whitecloaks were driven from the Two Rivers, and the Trollocs were all killed. There were so many and they just kept coming and everyone was so tired. I’m glad the fighting came to an end, because I’m not sure how much longer we could have held out.
I’m not sure when it happened, but the men started to call Perrin the Lord of the Two Rivers, and the name has stuck, and now he’s Lord Perrin. He and the Lady Faile have wed and I am glad he has his own sort of family with her, now. He’s planning to raise an army of good Two Rivers men to go and fight for the Dragon Reborn, who he confirmed was Rand. He also says that Rand is the same person he has always been and we shouldn’t worry.
I hope he is right.
26 Choren 999 NE
Verin Sedai and Alanna Sedai rounded up all of the girls and young women who can become Aes Sedai and started to lead us out of the Two Rivers today. Yes, I can be an Aes Sedai. Now that the decision has been made for me, I feel that I’m actually happy to go. I’m still afraid of the world outside, but I will face it with my head held high, because someday, I will be Aes Sedai, and I cannot show my fear.
2 Nesan 999 NE
We have made it to Baerlon. It is so big and intimidating, and Verin Sedai told us that it is a small town. Small! If this is small, I can’t imagine what the bigger cities will look like.
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Today, we made it to Whitebridge, which is bigger than Baerlon, and even more intimidating. Yet again, Verin Sedai says we still have bigger cities to go. I can’t imagine something bigger.
12 Nesan 999 NE
Now, I have seen one of the largest cities in the world. We have arrived in Caemlyn. Verin Sedai says we had to come here because this is where Rand is, but I’m more excited to get to the Tower so we can train to be Aes Sedai.
Rand came to the inn where we are staying, and he scared us something awful. He really is the Dragon Reborn, and a large part of me hopes I never have to see him again.
13 Nesan 999 NE
Alanna Sedai says that we cannot go to the Tower yet. There seems to have been something that happened there, but if they know what it is, they’re not telling. I guess we’ll just have to keep going.
Tune in on Friday, December 6 for the penultimate instalment!