hen you identify yourself, and state your purpose, the Lord you have chosen to speak to asks you to wait over by some trees for his squire to talk to you. As you start over, you are "accidentally" hit by the broadside of a sword, kicked by a horse (an accident or not?), then ruffians steal your horse, money, clothes and, of course, your father's message and the list of who it was intended for. Could it be that this was not the Earl of Landenshire?