Will honor save one from the knife in the dark? Virtue from the poisoned wine? I think not.
Ser Paulecrain Coldfire rose from poverty by his skill with the lance alone. Although he was taken into the service of House Fortemps for his talented spearwork, he was immediately dismissed after an incident in which he was found to have assaulted a lady of the House.
Some time later, he crossed paths with Ser Grinnaux at the Forgotten Knight, and there the two traded barbs over drinks, until their heated conversation escalated into a fierce brawl. But from that violence was born an unusual kinship between Ser Grinnaux and the lowborn lancer. The dishonored Paulecrain was soon taken in by House Dzemael, who found him to be an invaluable addition for his willingness to carry out certain questionable tasks others would not. For his loyalty, he was granted a knighthood, and remains close friends with Ser Grinnaux.