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Enjoy your editing and please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Gonzalo84 (talk) 18:01, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

"Freerider"Edit

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".

--The Dragon Demands (talk) 04:22, July 2, 2014 (UTC)

I know, it was just to explain what happened with the word in the german dub, like "dire wolf" became "shadow wolve" for example!

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