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Warning: Spoilers for A Memory of Light under spoiler text.

The Dark Prophecy that Moridin shows to Graendal in Towers of Midnight was:

Lo, it shall come upon the world that the prison of the Greatest One
shall grow weak, like the limbs of those who crafted it. Once again, His
glorious cloak shall smother the Pattern of all things, and the Great
Lord shall stretch forth His hand to claim what is His. The rebellious
nations shall be laid barren, their children caused to weep. There shall
be none but Him, and those who have turned their eyes to His majesty.

In that day, when the One-Eyed Fool travels the halls of mourning, and
the First Among Vermin lifts his hand to bring freedom to Him who
will Destroy, the last days of the Fallen Blacksmith's pride shall come.
Yea, and the Broken Wolf, the one whom Death has known, shall fall and
be consumed by the Midnight Towers. And his destruction shall bring
fear and sorrow to the hearts of men, and shall shake their very will itself.

And then shall the Lord of the Evening come. And He shall take our
eyes, for our souls shall bow before Him, and he shall take our skin, for
our flesh shall serve Him, and He shall take our lips, for only Him will
we praise. And the Lord of the Evening shall face the Broken Champion,
and shall spill his blood and bring us the Darkness so beautiful. Let the
screams begin, O followers of the Shadow. Beg for your destruction!
Towers of Midnight, Epilouge

What was the meaning?

I think the obvious interpretations are:

  • "Greatest One" \ "Great Lord" \ "Lord of the Evening" = Shai'tan
  • One Eyed Fool = Mat

- First Among Vermin = Logain, as he broke the seals.

  • Fallen Blacksmith = Perrin
  • Broken Champion = Rand

The main mysteries come in the middle paragraph.

What were the halls of mourning?

Who was the Broken Wolf, who Death had known?

Rodel Ituralde, nicknamed "The Wolf" / "Little Wolf". How had Death known him?

Was "Midnight Towers" a reference to the Forsaken?

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Damn, there are Memory of Light spoilers in there, it's not obvious as you're refering only to Towers of Midnight. – jv42 Jan 17 '13 at 10:53
@jv42 I'm sorry if you hit a spoiler. The question is tagged "a memory of light" and it's at the very end of Towers, and anything from Memory was spoiler tagged so I thought that would be enough. I've now added a warning at the top. Tho looking at Wheel of Time questions (especially ones related to prophecies) and reading spoiler text probably isn't the best way to stay spoiler free... – NikolaiDante Jan 17 '13 at 11:03
Yes, it was my fault for not reading the tag, but thanks for adding the textual warning. – jv42 Jan 17 '13 at 12:15
The Broken wolf is Hopper, Perin's wolf friend who died but was still present in the wolf dream until killed again in the wolf dream by Skinner/Luc and so fell again – Dai Nov 30 '14 at 5:13
@dai i agree the broken wolf is hopper in my mind. interview number 12 seems to confirm hopper is indeed in this prophecy – Himarm Sep 24 '15 at 18:10

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