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In the german dub the word "freerider" was translated as "freier Ritter", what means "free knight", a hedge-knight for example. But he is in the service of Lord Baelish what would means he's a sworn sword!
That is actually, essentially, what the English usage in A Song of Ice and Fire is.
Knights go from: Hedge knight-->Sworn sword-->Landed Knight
"Free Rider" is a king of Mercenary, not a kind of knight. However, many Free Riders also happen to be poor Hedge Knights.
It does sound a bit odd to say that a Freerider is "in service" to anyone....but it's not as if they're a neutral faction.
Bronn in Season 1, as a common sellsword, was not a "sworn sword" of House Lannister...but he did happen to be in service to "House Lannister" at the time, because they were paying him.
Freeriders fight "for free" (plus basic upkeep like food) in the hope of eventually being chosen to be sworn swords. So freeriders are "in service" to lords, despite not being "in official service, as part of their household".
- I know, it was just to explain what happened with the word in the german dub, like "dire wolf" became "shadow wolve" for example!
A strongly worded warningEdit
- A cupbearer is a servant, the designation suggests that the primarly duty is to serve wine but not at all! A cupebearer acts also as a personal servant with duties above that, like household chores, to assist the lord in every matter. It's a trustfully work, higher ranking than other servants. To be a cupbearer is a position that can be hold by a common born or a high born! It's not ununsual for noble boys during their time as a page or a squire to serve as a cupbearer, even noble girls can get this position as part of their education! The age doesn't matter, even a mature person can serve as a cupbearer, normally as a sign of trust and honour!
...This is very badly written. DO NOT use exclamation points in the body of an article.
The English grammar is barely passable and contains spelling errors.
Let me give you a specific warning:
Many of your edits on this wiki have been below acceptable quality or unprofessional.
Constantly pestering us about "hey, who was cast in Season 5?!" has become an annoyance. I already told you on the Season 5 talk page that we didn't even know if the mercenaries from Daenerys's subplot would be included in the TV show at all (though you acted like it was assured to happen)....then you contacted me again on my Talk page.
We don't really need a "Cupbearer" page, though other editors improved it up to a reasonable level.
Let me be clear: I have been avoiding giving you a warning before because I assumed you were a regular editor from our comrades over at the German Game of Thrones Wiki.
You are not.
You've made barely 19 edits on the German Game of Thrones Wiki.
....Why are you pestering the English language version of Game of Thrones Wiki this much? Yes we encourage crossover help between the different language wikis, but you aren't searching for specific information, just gossip, and your English edits to the body of other articles are below standards. You are being very distracting here.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 17:23, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
- Sorry, I'm doing my best! And I'm german, I have a lack of experience, that's a point that I admit! But I just want to improve the articles like on any other wiki, english or german! PS: I won't ask someting about Season 5 casings any longer. --Exodianecross (talk) 17:33, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
- I can just say that I'll do my best in the future!--Exodianecross (talk) 18:11, August 5, 2014 (UTC)