The Wheel of Time: The Gathering Storm Open Spoiler Thread, Part the Second!

Welcome to the continuation of The Gathering Storm Open Spoiler Thread! Be sure to read Leigh’s review (and the first 3000+ comments!) over here. That thread is now closed, so please use this area for discussion of the book. And it should go without saying, but this thread contains giant, massive, book-destroying spoilers!

Without further ado...