His base of power I mean, not right now. The other FS have all attached themselves to/replaced/usurped people in powerful positions, kings, lords, relatives-of-kings, advisors etc. Has Demandred gone a different path like Lanfear and Asmodean? IIRC RJ said in an interview that we haven't seen Demandred's alter-ego in the books yet but where do you think he is? With the Sea Folk? The Borderlanders? Shara? There are a couple of bands running 'round without affiliated leaders or leaders we know are/aren't good/bad. The Dragonsworn. Following Masema's descent into madness through the books I've come to the conclusion that there's something very fishy going on. Granted he could just be going nuts but I think the paralles between him and Fain are too pronounced. Demandred could be paying him visits, or somewhere in his entourage, and gradually corrupting him. The Borderlanders. What are they doing? Why did they leave the Blightborder? Is it really because they want to see Rand for themselves? Is it the Patern weaving the bulk of their armies to safety before the Trolloc hordes pour out of the Blight so they can join Rand's forces at TG and reclaim their lands? Or is it a subtle FS plot to open the Blightborder? The Shaido. Naah. The Whitecloaks. A base of power in many lands. We've seen several high-level DFs but that doesn't mean Demandred's not hiding in the ranks, remember Mesaana in the Tower, she let Alviarin take the Keeper's stole preferring to keep in the background. Besides, I think he'd like the uniform. Any others I've missed?