"Ah if it isn't <player name>. I'm doing a bit of field reconnaissance at the moment for the lieutenant, but it looks like the Mantle have stepped up their patrols of this area. Let's travel together; it'll be safer for both of us."
"One time, I was attacked by a giant wolf in a grain field. I barely escaped with my life. I managed to distract the beast by throwing an apple from my lunch at it. That gave me enough time to finish my spell. I didn't know that wolves liked apples, but they certainly DON'T like lightning."
"I'll bet you 100 gold you won't win this fight. Don't worry, I'll just take the money off your corpse."
"Dian got me drunk one time and I shot the lieutenant with a lightning bolt. He had me polishing armor for a week, which was about the time it took his hair to stop standing up on end."