Please, it is just Sagrell. I am no knight. I only recently came of age. The Maid seized me just as I was leaving my hollow, as though she had been waiting. The Great Cycle has left me vacant, but I am no friend of the Maid of Windemere. Though the Winter ballads name her a hero, her favored role is the heartless tyrant.
The original Sir Sagrell is one of the seven greatest heroes of the Summer Fae. He snuck into the Grave Thresh's lair on Gorguath, defeated it, and saved the maiden it had kidnapped. The original Sagrell left the Ballads later on, and his position was filled by someone who completed his ballad.
You're not at all what I expected. I am Sagrell, Chancellor of Windemere. She said you were beautiful. Although I have noticed that she has peculiar tastes. You're just in time. Our little army is building up quite nicely. I was beginning to fear that we'd actually have to execute the Lady's ludicrous as they are.
— upon your first meeting.
Of course you are. Forgive me, I often forget that my time with the House of Ballads has passed. Now, I am but a prisoner of the Maid. We all are. You see, this place - its calm - it is only an illusion. The Maid uses her strange crystals to pacify the beasts, just as she enchants our friends. We must destroy the crystals to earn our freedom, but they are invisible to all but the Maid. It is her song that calls them.
— when you tell him that you are Sagrell.
Every Summer ballad ends in the maid's defeat. Time and again she has played the villain. Now she intends to change that, permanently, and she has the power to do so. This army is not a new device. Not at all. It is all part of the great ballad 'Cursed Kingdom', in which fair Queen Belmaid reduces the Maid's army to scattered mob.
— when asked about the Maid's army.
It is the source of her power, and of her madness. Normally, she's not so terrible to be around. If you don't mind plotting and treachery, that is.
Take this. It's the key to the village bell house. The bell rings with the same tone as the flute, only louder, so loud it can be heard across three high mountains. The toll will break the enchantment of the Maid's castle. Then you will have your chance. Make the most of it, my friend. It may be your last. And now I am free. I do hope we meet again. I would like you to have this. It's a talisman. I have no need of it where I am going.