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No! For pity's sake!
―Gwydion pleading for his life

Gwydion was a guard of the Hazel Realm. He, along with every other guard of that land, accompanied the princess Ysabelle to keep her safe on her journey to Greenreach. Gwydion was part of the group captured by Hobbers, and was one of three guards who were peeled as sacrifices by the high priest of Hobb. He panicked and pleaded for his life to be spared as he was carried away, but his cries were unheeded. The silver acorn was dipped in Gwydion's blood in a ritual that summoned the rat god Hobb from the Pit. The stains could not be removed by ordinary means, as Ysabelle learned when she tried to wash the pendant. Only when the silver acorn was brought to the Starglass was its surface cleansed completely.

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