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Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has successfully cleansed the taint in saiden, the male part of the True Power that it the source of power for channelers. He
he hasn’t had much action from that last battle, but he is going to receive bad news from Nynaeve. She arrived at Rand’s room as if she had recovered from fainting.
“What happened to you?” Rand said as he went over to her side.
“I..There’s going to be trouble. One which even I have never seen before. In fact this happened in a dream of mine.”
Nynaeve can feel how bad a future conflict is going to be through her perfect weather predictions, but never has such a thing happened in a dream. “Tell me what you saw.”
“All I remember is this realm exploding. Everything was consumed. No one survived. But then I saw multiple realms and you were in all of them. It must be the only way to stop this storm from happening.”
Go through other dimensions? This has never happened before. “How am I going to go to these other worlds?”
“I only know that you will find ways to do so. I can help you with your first destination. I may be able to produce enough balefire to tear the fabric of time itself.”
“That’s dangerous. You may not even survive doing such a thing.”
“If we are to secure this realm’s survival, I must do so, even at my sacrifice. Gather all your belongings and weapons, you’re leaving now.”
Rand scrambled to get anything that would help him for the journey. “And the others? Some of the Forsaken are still out there.”
“If you survive, you may come back seconds after you leave. We need to do this someplace less important.” The two of them left the castle and journeyed a few miles from the town, stopping at a grassy area. “Stand back.” Once Rand walked back to a safe distance, Nynaeve channeled the balefire into the air. Instantly, it appeared, but stopped ten feet into the air. A second later, the air itself started splitting and a man sized hole appeared, sucking in air, though not strong enough at the ground. “Whatever you do don’t fail.” Nynaeve went on her knees in exhaustion in keeping the rift. Without hesitating, Rand jumped to the air and allowed the vortex to suck him into the great unknown…
It didn’t last as long as he though as within seconds, he was falling at the same height into a man riding on a horse, knocking him to the ground. Both slowly got on their feet while two more riders rode back towards them, presumably yo check on their friend.
“I apologize for the unexpected lannding.” Rand said. “And your name is?”
“Richard.” The man answered. “Richard Cypher. And where did you fall from?”
“I come from another land far away. I have come to find an evil that is threatening my realm.”
“If this person you speak of is Darken Rahl, you’re in luck. We are on our way to defeat him right now.”
Both riders have arrived by now. “Richard are you okay?” Kahlan asked.
“I’m doing very well. This fellow wants to join our quest to defeat Darken Rahl.” Richard answered.
“Richard you can’t accept people who you don’t even know.” Zedd said. “For who we know he could be some spy sent from Rahl.”
“I see the good in him and I believe him enough to join us.” Richard said. “So I messed up a few times, but..”
“If you people are done arguing I must be on my way since you don’t want me.” Rand walked along the path.
“Zedd this person means no harm I can sense it. Just trust me on this.” After some silence, Zedd stepped out of Richard’s way. “I bet you you’ll need us to show the way.”
Rand stopped and walked back to Richard as both of them walked to Richard’s horse. “Thank you for taking me.” Rand said to sound polite. “I can see that you will be a powerful person in the future.”
“Pretty much everyone has been saying that to me,” Richard replied as he rode on with Kahland and Zedd behind them. “Sorry, what’s your name again?”
“Rand al’Thor. I’m on a mission to save my realm from the Dark One.”
“That’s similar to me too. You know, we have a lot in common.”
“You arn’t much of a talker aren’t you.”
They arrived at Rahl’s personal castle at nightfall. Surprisingly, there were no guards at the entance. Zedd arrived at the door to inspect.
“There isn’t even a spell at the door.” Zedd touched the door, causing it to open. “It’s not even locked.”
“It has to be a trap.” Rand said. “No one would leave his defenses this low unless he was prepared.” He then turned to Zedd. “Wizard, can you teleport?”
“Rand, if it’s anyone who’s going there it’s me.” Richard stood ready with his sword, but Kahlan put her hand to his hand, lowering the sword.
“Rand’s right. Rahl would not expect this person in his presence.”
“But he’s underestimating Rahl,” Zedd said. “He’s an extremely dangerous wizard. Unless you are powerful enough to take on him.”
“I believe I can defeat him,” Rand answered back. Zedd chanted the words that brought Rand to a chamber inside the castle. He was next to a window, so it seemed that he was transported to a place where Zed knew. He wasted no time, going into the nearest room he saw. When he got there, his sword immediately hit
the ground. Rand tried to pull the sword out in vain.
“Do my eyes deceive me, or was Richard too scared to take on me himself. Out of the shadows stood Rahl himself.
“Rahl, do you know anything about the Wheel of Time?” Rand said as he continued to pull his sword.
“I know nothing about such a thing. In fact, you don’t look like anything I’ve seen before.”
“Then here’s a demonstration.” Rand channeled his energy to the ground, destroying the entire floor and sending both of them to the next floor. Rand got up and picked up his sword. Rahl also got up and found a sword to use.”
“You have great power in you. Let’s see how it holds up on me.”
With that the battle began.
Rand has his usual channel powers as well as his sword, the Callandor. Rahl has his usual magical powers from the Sword of Truth series as well as a sword.
So who wins?