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Rulf was a stableman from Castle Crydee.


As a child, he was pock-scarred and a bully, taunting and tormenting Pug ever since they are young. His father, Dick, had looked the other way whenever his son sprang a trap on Pug, and the orphan was always held responsible for any difficulty that arose. At his Choosing, he became apprentice to Horsemaster Algon.

One Sixthday, while playing with a leather ball, Rulf was about to hit Tomas from behind when Pug ran onto the field and placed a foot before him; Rulf went down in a tangle of bodies, and Tomas broke free.

Rulf called Pug a sand squint; outraged Pug hit him in the nose and the two boys found themselves rolling in the ground. Rulf sat on Pug's chest hitting him, until Arutha came and lifted him away falling backward, to the laughter of the onlookers.

In later days, Tomas accused Rulf for stealing his sword (while it was Tomas' own fault). For revenge, Rulf saddled Tomas' horse in a bad way so that it would injure his legs, but Pug adjusted the saddle correctly.

During the Siege of Crydee, he carried water to the soldiers right into the battle, armed with nothing more than two buckets.

He is senior stableman, succeeding his father, under Horsemaster Faxon, during Duke Martin's rule. He is a widower with two sons, Tom and Sam.

He perished along with his sons while saving the horses during the Sacking of the Far Coast.