Meet the Cast
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Smithys family does not have a surname. And Smithys first name is not really Smithy, it is Jethro. He was named after his father who is also called Jethro. Around the town Smithy and his dad are known as Jethro Junior and Jethro Senior.
His friends all call him Smithy because of his blacksmith duties. His family still call him Junior. Dragon calls him Leather Legs because of his leather work apron, or Hammer Boy if he is beating metal when Dragon is trying to sleep.
To repair and maintain the knights armor and weapons.
To shoe, brush and care for the horses.
To help with the repair and maintenance of the castle.
To clean the stables.
Smithy was raised on a local pig farm, the son of a pig farmer. Smithy quickly revealed a love and understanding of animals and gained a reputation as a pig whisperer. He was happy working for his father and wanted nothing more than to take over the farm when he came of age. But Smithy came to the attention of the castle when he was 10 years old.
He had been out truffle hunting in the forest with his favorite pig. The Royal hunt came through and the Kings horse shied when Smithys pig looked up from the long grass. The horse reared and tried to bolt with the King, but Smithy stood up out of the grass, grabbed the reins, and calmed the horse down. The King was so impressed that he offered him a job as a stable hand at the castle.
Smithys family was thrilled at the honor. Smithy was not so sure, but agreed on condition he could bring his favorite pig to live at the castle with him. His family still live on the pig farm out beyond the causeway, and Smithy tries to visit them at least once a year.
Figs. He has only had them once, when he was very young. But the memory of their taste still lingers in his mind. Rake tried to grow a fig tree for him, but the cold climate meant the fruit never ripened.
To run his own manufacturing workshop one day. Smithy loves designing and building new tools, weapons and devices.
"The Last Ride." The ballad of Rowans run. It tells the story of an old war horse who saved his owner but died of exhaustion after out-running twenty chargers.
Riding a chariot. Smithy has repaired an old chariot and made new harness leathers for it. One day he hopes to compete in a great chariot race that is held every year in Italy. He has told no one of the dream as it is too far above his station and can never be achieved.