|“||But that’s the price, ain’t it? You know what I am. You could have picked a different man to follow.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
The Dogman stands amongst the circle of graves, brooding over his lost friends and what it was all for, when Ninefingers walks up to him. He announces that it’s time for him to go back to The North, and find out what trouble Black Dow has been cooking to. However, Logen wants Dogman to stay in The Union, to make some kind of arrangement with the southerners for weapons.1 The idea of yet more fighting triggers Dogman to turn on Logen; what happened to making things grow, what really happened to Tul Duru?
As Logen grits his teeth and stalks away, Red Hat approaches. Assuming Dogman shares his feeling, Red Hat expresses his hatred for the new King of the Northmen. However, Dogman turns his ire on Red Hat, who slinks away chastened. Say one thing for the Dogman, say his feelings for Logen are conflicted.2
|The Dogman||Black Dow|
|Logen Ninefingers||Tul Duru Thunderhead|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||The North|
- Personally, leaving Dogman behind in The Union as an ambassador feels a little contrived, but it's necessary to make Logen's denouement work.
- The Dogman gets a bit of a depressing end. Recognising that Logen has lost much of his hope of being a better man, he loses his own hope that things can change for the better. In dark times, the only thing you can hope is to survive them.