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Rand and Tam kept their longbows handy

As they traveled to town with a barrel of brandy

At one point they thought that they saw a dark rider

But Bela, their horse, had a fire inside her

So they made Emonds Field with their nerves worn thin

And hitched right up at the Winespring Inn

They heard of strange visitors from Rand's friend Mat

(Who had not yet acquired his infamous hat)

A gleeman in town? This news was exciting

They asked Nynaeve for more but she wasn't biting

Then there was Moiraine and her stone-faced guard

To figure their importance wasn't especially hard

It turns out she was an Aes Sedai

And stone-faced Lan had a wish to die

But no-one knew anything about that yet

Since the rest of the story had not been set

I have not yet mentioned that Perrin appeared

(And he was without his infamous beard)

Well he had, and Moiraine gave the lads a Mark

So she could find them easily, even in the dark

Padan Fain the peddler came with news from afar

Of war and False Dragons(such as Logain Ablar)

Keep an eye on Fain, he's evil-bound

Later on he's revealed as the Dark One's hound

Thom Merrilin has dramatic flair it seems

He appears like something from Deadsy's dreams

White hair, moustaches and a patchwork cloak

He may not sound like much but he's certainly no joke.

He chats with the lads and shows a few tricks

Before Rand and Tam head off back to the sticks

They make it home and finish their chores

Tam sharpens his sword from the Aiel wars

Which is just as well because Trollocs attack

A smart one called Narg sneaks in through the back

In the fight Tam is wounded but Narg is killed

So Rand makes a stretcher with his sheepherder skills

And drags his father back into town

Through a menacing landscape where Trollocs abound

All the while Tam is babbling and raving mad

But Rand is just focused on saving dad

Nynaeve can't do much but she's still concerned

Since the Cauthon and Aybara farms were burned

Moiraine and Lan had saved the village

From the Trollocs attempting to rape and pillage

Then she Heals Tam(takes an angreal to achieve)

Before Rand, Mat and Perrin agree to leave

Thom tells the tale of Manetheren

That blood still runs in the Two Rivers men

They all meet in the stable, feeling wary

And soon hit the road to Taren Ferry

Moraine Heals their horses when they get tired

But she notes that Bela is still kinda wired

This is since Rand has been channeling already

And using saidin to keep Bela so steady

Egwene goes with them in a decision so rash

I couldn't let it go without an Egwene-bash

Moiraine teaches her about the One Power

Well as much as she can in about an hour

They make it to Baerlon and meet Min Farshaw

Who has visions and tells Moiraine what she saw

Rand has a dream where Ba'alzamon speaks

And reveals more scandals than Wikileaks

Like how he was never bound in the Bore

And how he organised the Trolloc War

The next morning Rand bumps into Padan Fain

Who is acting very suspiciously again

Mat gets mud on a Whitecloak patrol

And they're not amused by his ruining their stroll

The boys return to their inn where Nynaeve is back

Lan is mighty impressed she could follow his track

In the common room they all have a dance

Til a myrdraal appears to Rand(not by chance!)

It runs on the instant Lan enters the room

But the group flees immediately this myrdraaly doom

They are pursued by Trollocs, surely one or more band

Mat cries in the Old Tongue "Carai an Ellisande!"

Moiraine saves the day with a wall of fire

But even with an angreal it causes her to tire

So she takes the only chance they've got

And leads the group into Shadar Logoth

Long ago it's inhabitants met an end most dire

As their leader Mordeth fought fire with fire

Even more than the Shadow, the people became hard

Now anyone who goes there gets Mashadar'd

Here the lads met Mordeth, and a dagger Mat took

With a ruby in the hilt(it's important in the next book)

The Trollocs don't like to enter the city

But the Fades force them in and it isn't pretty

Our gang is split up into several groups

As they try to outrun the Shadow's troops

Rand and Mat get a boat- not bad at all

Where they meet Bayle Domon with his Illianer drawl

Nynaeve crosses a river to find Moiraine and Lan

They sit down together and come up with a plan

Perrin meets up with Egwene and Bela

At this point he's still quite a useful fella

And he gets even better when he meets Elyas

Can both of these guys talk to wolves? Hell yes!

Rand has another dream on the boat

Where Ba'alzamon appears again just to gloat

When Rand wakes, the thought of it makes him shiver

But Domon's ship takes them down the Arinelle river

Perrin and co spend some time with the Tinkers

And Perrin is slightly annoyed by their blinkers

They won't use violence even to save their own lives

Or those or their children, or those of their wives

Rand, Mat and Thom disembark Domon's Spray

But they're hardly ashore in Whitebridge for a day

Before they're asked to leave because they are hunted

And so out of the town they so quickly are shunted

As the boys leave town they're attacked by a Fade

But they escape with their lives when Thom comes to their aid

Of the wolves in the wild Perrin is becoming more aware

Well at least that explains his yellow-eyed stare

His little group leaves the Tinkers that day

Even as sexy Aram tries to make Egwene stay

Those Marks Moiraine gave earlier weren't no toys

She uses them now to track the three boys

To follow the one to the north she decides

And without further ado, towards Perrin she rides

Little she knows he's in an abandoned Stedding

Where he, Elyas and Egwene have put down their bedding

Some Whitecloaks show up to cause more trouble

But Perrin kills two of them on the double

It wasn't his fault - it was self defence

But the Whitecloaks don't really need evidence

So Geofram Bornhald and his righteous gang

Plan to take Perrin to Amador to hang

Rand and Mat are on the Caemlyn Road

Where they get a meal at Master Grinwell's abode

They make it to Four Kings where they spend the night

Until Howel Gode busts in to start a fight

Our two heroes are trapped and they find it frightening

But Rand shatters the room with some One Power lightning

He's channeling subconsciously at this point

But regardless, he and Mat instantly ditch that joint

They hitch towards Caemlyn with Hyam Kinch

As the poem grows longer, inch by inch

They pass through several more villages and towns

Another dream of Ba'alzamon brings them down

Almen Bunt drops them in Caemlyn - a happy sight

He'll make an appearance later in Towers of Midnight

In Caemlyn they stay with Master Basel Gill

At The Queen's Blessing inn where they eat their fill

Master Gill tells them part of Thom Merrilin's tale

How as Court Bard his relationship with Morgase did fail

Rand meets Loial the Ogier in the inn's library

With a book or a tree you'll find Loial quite merry

And as they chat it becomes quite clear

That Loial thinks Rand is an Aiel spear

Rand sets him straight and they join together

Another friend for the journey, now what could be better?

Meanwhile Nynaeve and Lan find the Whitecloak camp

Where Perrin's held captive by that Child Bornhald scamp

They steal back Bela and one other horse

And plan to come back for Perrin, of course

Which they do in good time and then make their escape

With Nynaeve's extra horses they seem in good shape

Now after Rand and Mat Moiraine wants to chase

And to start such a search Caemlyn seems a good place

And indeed Rand is there where he sees captured Logain

Little he knows they'll be meeting again

Rand wears a red ribbon in support of the Queen

When he falls into her garden and makes quite a scene

He meets sexy Elayne who's a fan of the bath

And Gawyn who has yet to come into his wrath

Elaida looks at him closely and has a Foretelling

Which is far more useful than all her later yelling

For the pain and division yet to come to the land

One man's mostly to blame and that man is Rand

But they soon let him go and he heads back to Master Gill's

Where Moiraine has tracked him with her Aes Sedai skills

The ruby dagger Mat stole is playing with his brain

But Moiraine quickly saidars him to keep him sane

The Dark One'll blind the Eye of the World, Loial says

Moiraine makes him lead them to Fal Dara through the Ways

Which are paths linking the Stedding and the Ogier groves

But the taint got in and now Machin Shin roves

They find Trollocs that came to an end quite sticky

Seems Machin Shin eats souls and isn't too picky

So when the Black Wind comes they make a dash for the gate

Sensing it's bottomless hunger and it's mindless hate

They barely make it out on a wing and a prayer

It's just fortunate the Black Wind is stuck in there

They ride on to Fal Dara where they meet its Lord

And Agelmar provides them with room and board

They learn a bit more about the Eye of the World

And how away there the Green Man is curled

They also learn Padan Fain has felt the Dark One's touch

Moiraine questions him about it but she doesn't learn much

We later learn that with Mordeth he blended

And that the soul that was Fain has been mostly upended

A trip north to the Blight is next on the list

Lan tells them it is deadly and they get the gist

Almost everything there can kill, would you believe?

At night Moiraine hides them(an invisibility weave)

The next day they're attacked by the Blight itself

But the Green Man appears and things return to health

The Eye of the World is where you need it, it seems

A bit like using Need in the World of Dreams

The Green Man leads them to the Eye, of that you may be sure

It's a pool of saidin's essence, many died to make it pure

Aginor and Balthamel, the Forsaken, are already there

A little bit devoid of some skin and hair

As the two trapped closest to the Dark One's prison seals

They got to feel how the passing of millennia feels

It has made them pretty angry and they attack our group

When the Green Man gets involved it knocks them for a loop

He makes vines that through Balthamel's body bore

(But he's resurrected by the Dark One at least once more)

I'm sad to say that Balthamel makes the Green Man fry

But not before he makes a massive Oak tree grow at the Eye

Aginor and Rand battle for the essence of the Source

But the greedy Forsaken draws too much of course

And burns himself out, the stupid fool

He should have drank more carefully from that saidin pool

Rand is taken away to Tarwin's Gap

A place he'd never seen other than maybe on a map

There he hears a voice that speaks in ALL CAPS

Just to tease the Internet fandom perhaps?

It says only the chosen one can finish the task

But surely of Rand that's a lot to ask?

There are thousands of Trollocs in the Gap, amassed

But Rand burns them away with fire so fast

There's no time to react before he's sent another place

Where finally with Ba'alzamon he comes face-to-face

Rand cuts Ba'alzy's Dark-One-umbilical-cord

With his signature channelling - a fiery sword

But things are not exactly as they seem

It's not really clear but it may have been a dream

Rand can no longer avoid his channelling fear

His friends are back at the Eye with the Horn of Valere

And a Seal on the Bore, of shatterproof Heartstone

And the Dragon Banner too, which I guess is Rand's own

The major plot in the next book concerns the Horn

But Moiraine ends this one saying, "The Dragon is Reborn"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rand and Tam kept their longbows handy

As they traveled to town with a barrel of brandy

At one point they thought that they saw a dark rider

But Bela, their horse, had a fire inside her

So they made Emonds Field with their nerves worn thin

And hitched right up at the Winespring Inn

They heard of strange visitors from Rand's friend Mat

(Who had not yet acquired his infamous hat)

A gleeman in town? This news was exciting

They asked Nynaeve for more but she wasn't biting

Then there was Moiraine and her stone-faced guard

To figure their importance wasn't especially hard

It turns out she was an Aes Sedai

And stone-faced Lan had a wish to die

But no-one knew anything about that yet

Since the rest of the story had not been set

I have not yet mentioned that Perrin appeared

(And he was without his infamous beard)

Well he had, and Moiraine gave the lads a Mark

So she could find them easily, even in the dark

Padan Fain the peddler came with news from afar

Of war and False Dragons(such as Logain Ablar)

Keep an eye on Fain, he's evil-bound

Later on he's revealed as the Dark One's hound

Thom Merrilin has dramatic flair it seems

He appears like something from Deadsy's dreams

White hair, moustaches and a patchwork cloak

He may not sound like much but he's certainly no joke.

He chats with the lads and shows a few tricks

Before Rand and Tam head off back to the sticks

They make it home and finish their chores

Tam sharpens his sword from the Aiel wars

Which is just as well because Trollocs attack

A smart one called Narg sneaks in through the back

In the fight Tam is wounded but Narg is killed

So Rand makes a stretcher with his sheepherder skills

And drags his father back into town

Through a menacing landscape where Trollocs abound

All the while Tam is babbling and raving mad

But Rand is just focused on saving dad

Nynaeve can't do much but she's still concerned

Since the Cauthon and Aybara farms were burned

Moiraine and Lan had saved the village

From the Trollocs attempting to rape and pillage

Then she Heals Tam(takes an angreal to achieve)

Before Rand, Mat and Perrin agree to leave

Thom tells the tale of Manetheren

That blood still runs in the Two Rivers men

They all meet in the stable, feeling wary

And soon hit the road to Taren Ferry

Moraine Heals their horses when they get tired

But she notes that Bela is still kinda wired

This is since Rand has been channeling already

And using saidin to keep Bela so steady

Egwene goes with them in a decision so rash

I couldn't let it go without an Egwene-bash

Moiraine teaches her about the One Power

Well as much as she can in about an hour

They make it to Baerlon and meet Min Farshaw

Who has visions and tells Moiraine what she saw

Rand has a dream where Ba'alzamon speaks

And reveals more scandals than Wikileaks

Like how he was never bound in the Bore

And how he organised the Trolloc War

The next morning Rand bumps into Padan Fain

Who is acting very suspiciously again

Mat gets mud on a Whitecloak patrol

And they're not amused by his ruining their stroll

The boys return to their inn where Nynaeve is back

Lan is mighty impressed she could follow his track

In the common room they all have a dance

Til a myrdraal appears to Rand(not by chance!)

It runs on the instant Lan enters the room

But the group flees immediately this myrdraaly doom

They are pursued by Trollocs, surely one or more band

Mat cries in the Old Tongue "Carai an Ellisande!"

Moiraine saves the day with a wall of fire

But even with an angreal it causes her to tire

So she takes the only chance they've got

And leads the group into Shadar Logoth

Long ago it's inhabitants met an end most dire

As their leader Mordeth fought fire with fire

Even more than the Shadow, the people became hard

Now anyone who goes there gets Mashadar'd

Here the lads met Mordeth, and a dagger Mat took

With a ruby in the hilt(it's important in the next book)

The Trollocs don't like to enter the city

But the Fades force them in and it isn't pretty

Our gang is split up into several groups

As they try to outrun the Shadow's troops

Rand and Mat get a boat- not bad at all

Where they meet Bayle Domon with his Illianer drawl

Nynaeve crosses a river to find Moiraine and Lan

They sit down together and come up with a plan

Perrin meets up with Egwene and Bela

At this point he's still quite a useful fella

And he gets even better when he meets Elyas

Can both of these guys talk to wolves? Hell yes!

Rand has another dream on the boat

Where Ba'alzamon appears again just to gloat

When Rand wakes, the thought of it makes him shiver

But Domon's ship takes them down the Arinelle river

Perrin and co spend some time with the Tinkers

And Perrin is slightly annoyed by their blinkers

They won't use violence even to save their own lives

Or those or their children, or those of their wives

Rand, Mat and Thom disembark Domon's Spray

But they're hardly ashore in Whitebridge for a day

Before they're asked to leave because they are hunted

And so out of the town they so quickly are shunted

As the boys leave town they're attacked by a Fade

But they escape with their lives when Thom comes to their aid

Of the wolves in the wild Perrin is becoming more aware

Well at least that explains his yellow-eyed stare

His little group leaves the Tinkers that day

Even as sexy Aram tries to make Egwene stay

Those Marks Moiraine gave earlier weren't no toys

She uses them now to track the three boys

To follow the one to the north she decides

And without further ado, towards Perrin she rides

Little she knows he's in an abandoned Stedding

Where he, Elyas and Egwene have put down their bedding

Some Whitecloaks show up to cause more trouble

But Perrin kills two of them on the double

It wasn't his fault - it was self defence

But the Whitecloaks don't really need evidence

So Geofram Bornhald and his righteous gang

Plan to take Perrin to Amador to hang

Rand and Mat are on the Caemlyn Road

Where they get a meal at Master Grinwell's abode

They make it to Four Kings where they spend the night

Until Howel Gode busts in to start a fight

Our two heroes are trapped and they find it frightening

But Rand shatters the room with some One Power lightning

He's channeling subconsciously at this point

But regardless, he and Mat instantly ditch that joint

They hitch towards Caemlyn with Hyam Kinch

As the poem grows longer, inch by inch

They pass through several more villages and towns

Another dream of Ba'alzamon brings them down

Almen Bunt drops them in Caemlyn - a happy sight

He'll make an appearance later in Towers of Midnight

In Caemlyn they stay with Master Basel Gill

At The Queen's Blessing inn where they eat their fill

Master Gill tells them part of Thom Merrilin's tale

How as Court Bard his relationship with Morgase did fail

Rand meets Loial the Ogier in the inn's library

With a book or a tree you'll find Loial quite merry

And as they chat it becomes quite clear

That Loial thinks Rand is an Aiel spear

Rand sets him straight and they join together

Another friend for the journey, now what could be better?

Meanwhile Nynaeve and Lan find the Whitecloak camp

Where Perrin's held captive by that Child Bornhald scamp

They steal back Bela and one other horse

And plan to come back for Perrin, of course

Which they do in good time and then make their escape

With Nynaeve's extra horses they seem in good shape

Now after Rand and Mat Moiraine wants to chase

And to start such a search Caemlyn seems a good place

And indeed Rand is there where he sees captured Logain

Little he knows they'll be meeting again

Rand wears a red ribbon in support of the Queen

When he falls into her garden and makes quite a scene

He meets sexy Elayne who's a fan of the bath

And Gawyn who has yet to come into his wrath

Elaida looks at him closely and has a Foretelling

Which is far more useful than all her later yelling

For the pain and division yet to come to the land

One man's mostly to blame and that man is Rand

But they soon let him go and he heads back to Master Gill's

Where Moiraine has tracked him with her Aes Sedai skills

The ruby dagger Mat stole is playing with his brain

But Moiraine quickly saidars him to keep him sane

The Dark One'll blind the Eye of the World, Loial says

Moiraine makes him lead them to Fal Dara through the Ways

Which are paths linking the Stedding and the Ogier groves

But the taint got in and now Machin Shin roves

They find Trollocs that came to an end quite sticky

Seems Machin Shin eats souls and isn't too picky

So when the Black Wind comes they make a dash for the gate

Sensing it's bottomless hunger and it's mindless hate

They barely make it out on a wing and a prayer

It's just fortunate the Black Wind is stuck in there

They ride on to Fal Dara where they meet its Lord

And Agelmar provides them with room and board

They learn a bit more about the Eye of the World

And how away there the Green Man is curled

They also learn Padan Fain has felt the Dark One's touch

Moiraine questions him about it but she doesn't learn much

We later learn that with Mordeth he blended

And that the soul that was Fain has been mostly upended

A trip north to the Blight is next on the list

Lan tells them it is deadly and they get the gist

Almost everything there can kill, would you believe?

At night Moiraine hides them(an invisibility weave)

The next day they're attacked by the Blight itself

But the Green Man appears and things return to health

The Eye of the World is where you need it, it seems

A bit like using Need in the World of Dreams

The Green Man leads them to the Eye, of that you may be sure

It's a pool of saidin's essence, many died to make it pure

Aginor and Balthamel, the Forsaken, are already there

A little bit devoid of some skin and hair

As the two trapped closest to the Dark One's prison seals

They got to feel how the passing of millennia feels

It has made them pretty angry and they attack our group

When the Green Man gets involved it knocks them for a loop

He makes vines that through Balthamel's body bore

(But he's resurrected by the Dark One at least once more)

I'm sad to say that Balthamel makes the Green Man fry

But not before he makes a massive Oak tree grow at the Eye

Aginor and Rand battle for the essence of the Source

But the greedy Forsaken draws too much of course

And burns himself out, the stupid fool

He should have drank more carefully from that saidin pool

Rand is taken away to Tarwin's Gap

A place he'd never seen other than maybe on a map

There he hears a voice that speaks in ALL CAPS

Just to tease the Internet fandom perhaps?

It says only the chosen one can finish the task

But surely of Rand that's a lot to ask?

There are thousands of Trollocs in the Gap, amassed

But Rand burns them away with fire so fast

There's no time to react before he's sent another place

Where finally with Ba'alzamon he comes face-to-face

Rand cuts Ba'alzy's Dark-One-umbilical-cord

With his signature channelling - a fiery sword

But things are not exactly as they seem

It's not really clear but it may have been a dream

Rand can no longer avoid his channelling fear

His friends are back at the Eye with the Horn of Valere

And a Seal on the Bore, of shatterproof Heartstone

And the Dragon Banner too, which I guess is Rand's own

The major plot in the next book concerns the Horn

But Moiraine ends this one saying, "The Dragon is Reborn"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is so great! Why have so few responded to this?!

 

Do you intend to do all the books?

 

I'll probably do as far as TDR - after TSR it gets a bit too complicated I think.

 

I just finished doing TGH.

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