Thanks, Tim! Spoiler I don't really consider those Compelled as Darkfriends. But I didn't realize that as I read through. Sometimes I skip over things... If Lan and/or Faile didn't live, I was probably going to cry. Lan deserves to live after all the utter crap the authors put him through. It really would have sucked for Nynaeve...and Perrin. They hide their emotions, but Lan & Faile bring out the best (and crazy ) in them both.