Bradford Axforde, heir to House Axforde, sent Brennan and Wolfworde to find Brenna (actually Birna) and have her help them find some healy dude that was currently in Hampton.
Brennan and Wolfworde seek out Brenna in the plains outside of Castle Cleavestone. They find out, but not without misfortune as Brennan is viciously wounded by a lizard-lion in a nearby stream. After Wolfworde bisects the lizard-lion the trio make their way to Hampton to find this healy-dude.
They find healy-dude (Lorenzo) in Hampton and after he re-wraps Brennan’s wound they make their way back to Cleavestone.
Upon their return to Cleavestone they are brought to Lord Barnaby Axforde, the head of the house, who is unconscious and ill. Lorenzo takes some time and is able to successfully diagnose Lord Axforde has the skull shivers, a terrifying disease that has not been seen for decades, the last epidemic almost destroyed House Axforde. Sadly, since nobody gets this disease anymore none of the known treatments are in Cleavestone.
Lorenzo spends a week helping Lord Axforde’s symptoms from worsening and slightly improves his health, however the disease can’t be cured without further medication. Lorenzo also successfully treats Brennan’s wound.
During this week Birna and Lady Bethany, youngest of Barnaby’s legitimate children, bond as they teach each other their wares, namely archery and court behavior. This bound deepens when Birna “saves” Lady Bethany from a wolf out in the plains.
House Axforde has received news of a tournament taking place in King’s Landing and they are invited to attend. However due to the quite ill Lord Barnaby, he and Bradford will be remaining behind. Bradford also wishes for his sister Bertha to remain. However he bids his youngest sister Bethany to be the representative of the House at the tournament. He sends with her Brennan and Wolfworde for protection. He sends Birna (as he now knows her name) to act as Lady Bethany’s servant on the trip. Lorenzo is sent to gather “herbs and spices” to heal the skull shivers.
They disembark towards King’s Landing…