Crispin: The Captain of the Home Guard. He was sent by Ander Elessedil to accompany Wil Ohmsford and Amberle Elessedil on their quest to find the Bloodfire and reincarnate the dying Ellcrys. He also selected half a dozen Elven Hunters to go along with them. He was the leader of the expedition until he was killed by the Reaper in the Pykon. He attacked the Reaper on a narrow catwalk that bridged a gorge to give Wil and Amberle time to knock out the last two pins holding the bridge in place. After loosing all of his arrows, he moved forward and attacked with his sword; he was thrown from that catwalk a short time later by the Reaper after Wil removed one of the two remaining pins and the "bridge buckled slightly, <throwing Crispin> off balance." Immediately thereafter, a gust of wind caught the bridge and snapped the last pin itself, saving Wil and Amberle. However, Crispin must have known that he was going to die regardless--he wasn't going to beat the Reaper, and if Wil had managed to remove the last pin in time, Crispin would have fallen to his death without the Reaper's help.
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