A patron at the Mercerâ€™s shop watched the Aes Sedai and her Warder leave with the combatants from the alley, and smiled. His mistress was right; Mallah Sedai had taken the bait as his mistress said she would, which meant the Cuerâ€™ Dermar would soon belong to his Mistress. The Domani wilder wench was too tempting of a prize for any Aes Sedai to pass up, which made her the perfect pawn. His Mistress had hatched the perfect plan: The bait was perfectly innocent and naive, they would have no hint or warning of the trap they now headed toward. She even had a contingency plan should anything go wrong, Mallah had no idea of the living weapon now pointed at her. Mallah, the Warder, her Accepted, and the Domani would have to die when their usefulness was at an end.
And the othersâ€¦
â€¦when the time came, they would die too.