Roderic is a former thrall of Viglund, captured by the Company during their ill-fated attack on the companions. He has been freed by Beorn and put to work tilling the fields, answering questions about his previous master and his lands.

Roderic has left a wife and two sons behind, all thralls working in one of the farmsteads of Viglund’s territory. He longs to be reunited with them, but believes that he is likely to never see them again.