Between 1010 and 1014, Lanisen keeps his nose clean and his chin up, gradually gaining trust and privilege. Lord Dar, kept busy with the triple duty of stewarding Castle Anvard, assisting his father with Coghill’s affairs, and courting Lady Honour, has less time for training young miscreants to be upstanding citizens, and Lanisen is allowed to shift back to his old duties as kennel-keep.
Sir Colin is in and out of the castle during this time, and remains a presence in Lanisen’s life. Their friendship eventually shifts to an easy camaraderie as Lanisen’s past crimes fade from immediate public memory.
Lanisen does not leave the castle walls.