A family, including two young children, are slaughtered because they were hiding the heroes.
In episode four, Rand (Josha Stradowski) and Mat (Barney Harris) camped out on a farm owned by a family of four on their way to Tar Valon. In this part of their journey, they were being led by a performer called Thom (Alexandre Willaume).
While it seemed they were safe from the Dark One, this moment of relief disappeared when Thom and Rand woke up in the middle of the night and found the bodies of the farm family, including the two small children.
For a time it was unclear whether the killing was carried out by the Fade, a monster created by the Dark One who showed up after Rand and Thom found the bodies, or by Mat who seemed to be possessed by darkness.