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Govannon was chieftain of the Nirasian clan before Rodric Shieldbane. Although allowing the Three Orphans of Treharne to join his wardband, Govannon became increasingly wary of them. And as their fame grew, so did his jealousy. He colluded with Banan the Giant to kill the warriors, but incredibly, the three survived. When Govannon’s warband heard Rodric’s account and saw Luis’ shattered leg, they turned on their chieftain and raised Rodric to become their leader. Rodric’s first command as chieftain was for Govannon to be beheaded. Many believe his spirit haunts the abandoned hillfort of Hythe.