Nala Zamarosok wrote:
"I think that you need to go and rest. If you won't accept healing at least accept that. Pushing your mind until it breaks will not help anyone," she said crisply. "And thank you," she added in a softer tone. "Both of you."
"Alys, I must ask you to refrain from speaking as much as possible. It attracts the Others. And especially not anymore today around Ehos. He is trying to appear strong, but he's at his limit. The speech of Reality is a difficult thing for a mortal mind to process."
Alys looks at Nala quizzically, then fishes a pencil and a notepad out of her bag and, with a look of intense concentration, begins trying to write.
It takes several minutes and there is much scratching out, many sounds of frustration, and several crumpled bits or paper, but she presents a piece with a fragmented series of thoughts written on it.** spoiler omitted **
"When you speak it draws their attention. Like....dangling bait in front of a fish. The more times you speak, the more likely it is that one of the Others will come across the border when you draw the sword. Too much and you may find a whole army coming through one of these times."