Right, this is where we're going to try to identify everyone at the party. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the term we're talking about the meeting of Darkfriends in the Prologue of The Great Hunt. Words in italics are my preliminary opinions and obvious identities. Who's There? Well, first off Bors. We know he's Carridin. An Illianer woman drawing attention to herself, wearing a scarlet dress, low cut in the bodice and high at the hem. Golden slippers on her feet. Rich, probably noble. A Domani woman, long black hair to her waist. Creamy high-necked gown. Noble, perhaps royal (of the first blood of Arad Doman). Wide gold bracelet on her wrist bearing her house symbols. Shienaran man in a blue coat. A soldier, staring everyone down. Probably Ingtar. A Tinker in bright green breeches and a virrulent yellow coat. A lot of people think this is Aram. A High Lord of Tear (silver worked boots). A high officer of the Queen's Guards (golden spurs). A cowled and robed Sea Folk person. 6-pointed star tattooed on their right hand between thumb and index finger. Many people believe this to have been conclusively stated to be a man but a few pages later he says he cannot determine the sex. Knowing RJ this is a woman. An Aes Sedai. Black dress. Golden Serpent ring on her right hand. Another Aes Sedai. These two are almost certainly Liandrin and Alviarin although one could be Galina. Others: Ba'alzamon. Ishy, looking a little crispy after his encounter with Rand. THe Myrddraal. People have theorised that this is the first appearance of Shaidar Haran. A lot of it is based on this line: "Thin, bloodless lips quirked in what might almost have been a smile..." Shaidar Haran is the only Myrddraal who can smile. There is also the fact that the Myrddraal is really there, Ishy appears floating in the air a foot above its head, most likely a projection of some sort. Of course, there's always the possibility of the old, "early in the series, hadn't thought it all through yet..." The servants. Minds destroyed by Compulsion they move with 'disturbing grace and look very similar. Where are they from? The grace suggests Sea Folk or Domani to me and the beauty and similarity suggest Graendal had a hand in their selection.