The Falcon soldiers had all gathered at their positions when it was announced riders were approaching. They'd heard they would be having a new visitor of noble birth and all were looking their sharpest on this outlying fortress's walls and towers. They all wanted to discover the secret of their visitors identity.
It was the Barron! He was fresh from the King's Court. "I am taking command of this post." The Barron declared.
"Soldier!" The Barron barked, "take my horse!", and so the first order of their new commander was given.
The Barron's first fortified command, and a stepping stone toward the glorious destiny he knew was to come.