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|“||Ati was once a kind and generous man, and you saw what became of him. Rayse, on the other hand, was among the most loathsome, crafty, and dangerous individuals I had ever met.||”|
Adolin is out walking with Janala, the woman he is currently courting. He visits the leatherworkers who were inspecting the strap from Elkohar's saddle, and they tell him that the strap was almost certainly cut, but it's possible it was a buckle from the saddle itself that sliced it. A horn is sounded, signaling that a chasmfiend has been spotted close enough for Dalinar's men to attempt to reach it first. Adolin is disappointed when Dalinar elects not to seek it.
Meanwhile, Dalinar is working with several of his scribes in attempting to manipulate the other Highprinces into following Elhokar in truth. Teshav, the wife of one of his officers, questions the number of troops Dalinar has set patrolling. Dalinar instructs her to set more patrolling anyway. Renarin comes to talk to Dalinar, and Dalinar promises him that if he captures a new suit of Shardplate and a Shardblade, they will go to Renarin, to help compensate for his blood weakness and allow him to fight like any other man.
Adolin seeks out Kadash, an Ardent, to ask his opinion on Dalinar's visions. Janala leaves him, growing frustrated with his lack of attention. Kadash expresses the opinion that Dalinar is either going insane, or the visions are just particularly vivid products of his own mind.
Dalinar visits Elhokar, making his reports for the day. While there, he asks Elhokar how long he intends to continue the war, then suggests that Elhokar consider withdrawing. Elhokar is shocked that Dalinar would even consider an end to the Vengeance Pact. Dalinar eventually backs down, instead saying they need a new approach, a way to win the war instead of simply trying to outlast the Parshendi. Dalinar suggests that Elhokar appoint him Highprince of War and Elhokar tells him he'll consider it.
Dalinar meets up with Renarin, intending to ride back to their camp. However, before they can get there, they are forced to take shelter in one of their own barracks to avoid a highstorm. They barely make it inside before the storm hits.
|Yis||Appeared||A leatherworker that inspects the cut saddle strap.|
|Adolin||POV||Investigates the cut saddle strap. Ignores his lady companion. Seeks religious insight into his fathers seizures.|
|Avaran||Appeared||A leatherworker that inspects the cut saddle strap.|
|Elhokar||Mentioned||Meets with Dalinar to discuss the cut saddle strap and the idea of a new war strategy.|
|Janala||Appeared||Accompanies Adolin for the day as he investigates the cut saddle strap. Leaves him quite angrily.|
|Tibon||Appeared||Member of the Cobalt Guard.|
|Marks||Appeared||Member of the Cobalt Guard.|
|Falksi||Appeared||Janala's handmaiden. Insists her mistress should be using a palanquin.|
|Dalinar||POV||Meets with Elhokar to discuss a new war strategy. Seeks cover in a nearby barracks when a Highstorm starts.|
|Gavilar||Mentioned||Used in reference to his following of the codes and erratic behavior near the end of his life.|
|Sadeas||Mentioned||A chrysalis had been spotted on a plateau close enough for him to strike at.|
|Teshav||Appeared||One of the Kholin scribes. Is told to write documents to reduce soulcaster prices for Highprincess that pay the tenets of war.|
|Jasnah||Mentioned||Dalinar wishes she was back in camp to be his personal scribe because he can fully trust her.|
|Shshshsh||Mentioned||People have urged Dalinar to re-marry. He refuses because he hates the idea of replacing her.|
|Renarin||Appeared||Accompanies his father. Argues with Dalinar that he feels useless.|
|Aladar||Mentioned||Has begun talks of taking short vacations back to Alethkar.|
|Thanadal||Mentioned||Has not been paying the tenets of war on time.|
|Hatham||Mentioned||Has not been paying the tenets of war on time.|
|Vamah||Mentioned||Has not been paying the tenets of war on time.|
|Wit||Mentioned||He had been right about underestimating Renarin.|
|Kadash||Appeared||Talks with Adolin about his fathers visions.|
|The Sunmaker||Mentioned||He made a point of investigating and interrogating the Priests of the Heirocracy.|
|Ruthar||Appeared||Was waiting to see the king. Was annoyed that Dalinar has constant access to him, yet he had to wait.|
|Nohadon||Mentioned||Elhokar mentions that Dalinar had been reading his book again.|
|Elthebar||Mentioned||A Stormwarden who had said there wasn't to be a storm today.|