Brísir Faraldir , skald of the Eisulfolki Tribe, is the second-son of the chieftain. His official title, Galdrjarl (“Song Lord”), marks his place as a lorekeeper of his people, though his position is largely ceremonial as his master still lives. His more common moniker (Galdrthjolf, “Song-thief”) speaks to his habit of collecting tales from others, whether or not he has the right to them. On more than one occasion, he has sweet-talked his way into the most private secrets of other tribes, cities, families, and cultures, only to make off with all their stories. “Information,” Brisi demands, “wants to be free.” He fails to mention, however, how much of this information he keeps to himself.