A soldier of Lord Brennus who is sent to look for Wistan and kill him. When he does find Wistan, the soldier does not recognize him at first and Wistan is able to get away. However, the soldier soon remembers and follows him. When he finds Wistan the second time, they get in an argument and he and Wistan duel. Wistan slays him, and Sir Gawain buries his body.
Grey-haired Soldier Character Timeline in The Buried Giant
The timeline below shows where the character Grey-haired Soldier appears in The Buried Giant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Edwin calling to them from the road and then they hear hooves approaching. The grey-haired soldier from the bridge appears and greets Sir Gawain. Wistan resumes acting like a mute and... (full context)