Winter's Heart: Chapter 29
Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Chapter Icon: Five dice, arranged in a ring
Point of View: Mat
Mat meets with Bayle Domon and Egeanin and agrees to help them escape Ebou Dar if they provide him with three sul'dam.
Mat is in the basement of The Wandering Woman with Setalle Anan, Joline, Blaeric and Fen. After some argument on Joline's part, she and Setalle test out the a'dam that Juilin procured, but when Joline falls to the floor in agony, it is obvious that Setalle cannot help in Mat's plan by playing the part of a sul'dam. Mat also learns that Setalle's husband and the rest of her kin have left Ebou Dar on their fishing boats and that she intends to accompany Mat out of Ebou Dar and then to meet her family in Illian. This is unfortunate, because Mat had intended to fall back on Jasfer Anan's fishing boats as a means of escape if he cannot convince Luca to let them travel with him.
Mat leaves the inn only to run into Bayle Domon, who takes him back to The Wandering Woman to speak to Egeanin. Mat learns that Egeanin and Bayle Domon know Thom, Juilin, Elayne and Nynaeve, and also that Egeanin is trying to escape from the Seekers. Mat agrees to help her escape Ebou Dar if she can provide him with three sul'dam. She agrees.
Mat goes back to the Tarasin Palace to tell Thom and Juilin the good news. Thom and Juilin tell Mat how they know Domon and Egeanin and about the male a'dam in Tanchico. They tell Mat that Domon and Egeanin can be trusted. Mat tells them that they are escaping the next night.
Mat spends the night in Tylin's rooms going over his plans and worrying about what might go wrong.