"You could charm the helmet off a general on a battlefield, couldn't you, Mat?" she said. "Mat?" the man asked in a familiar voice. "I don't know what you mean, my good woman. My name is Garard, a simple beggar who has a quite interesting past, if you care to listen to it-" Am I the only one that laughed their ass off at this? I loved Mat's infatuation with intricate back stories. Also, anyone else think that the healing effects of the warder bond may be enough to negate the effects of the blood poisoning of the seanchan ninja terrangreal? Which would mean that Gawyn and two other warders could wear them and not die. Could come in very useful.