“By the ghost of murdered Kings of Neverune past.”

“A rusty sword they gave to me”

“Wolf, d’you have memories of fast ways out of every keep and castle in the kingdom?”

“And why should a King ever be satisfied?”

“A king should always say what’s true”

“What’s THAT?” the King demands. Wolf sighs.

“Oh. I…see. Does that mean these ghosts will want to murder me? CAN ghosts murder the living?”

“You ARE a bastard, Palonder. Couldn’t you have left me unconscious until the agony subsided?”