|“||You killed my son, that’s true, but I’ve got plenty more. You have to weed the weak ones out, don’t you know? The weak and the unlucky. You don’t put a wolf amongst your sheep then cry when you find one eaten, do you?||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Inside Bethod’s throne room, King Logen looks at Skarling’s Chair, unable to bring himself to sit in it. The Dogman queries whether he really intends to leave The North, and make war with the Gurkish, the men are weary. But Logen is resolved to honour his promise to Lord Marshal West. He’ll offers up Bethod’s treasury for any man who’ll come with him. However, someone needs to stay behind and deal with Bethod’s sons who are sure to stir up trouble. Black Dow volunteers to hunt them down.
As the others leave, Crummock stays behind. Logen asks him if he’s coming south, but the big man says no; he’s been away from his beloved mountains for too long. As he embraces Logen, he whispers in his ear: He knows Logen killed his son Rond, but he’ll let it go, he has other sons. However, he warns Logen to never come to the High Places ever again.
|The Dogman||Skarling Hoodless|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Carleon||The North||The Gurkish Empire||Battle of Adua|
- Ahhh, trusting Black Dow to be left behind to track down Calder and Scale, Logen? Hmmm, really? Yep that's unlikely to cause any problems.
- Personally, I'm not sure Logen becoming the new King of the Northmen quite works. Crumock is the first to declare Logen the new King, and then immediately say he doesn't want a King himself. Is Logen really so far down the road from wanting to be a better man, that he would accept being the new Bethod?