When Rand al'Thor and Matrim Cauthon are making their way to Caemlyn, they stop in the last village within sight of the Goose and Crown. Passing through, they are waiting for a safe moment to move on the when they see Master Holdwin talking with a Myrddraal. Master Holdwin then talks with Almen Bunt about two people, one with a blademaster's sword. Master Bunt doesn't know anything about it and later gives a ride to Rand and Mat. Master Bunt doesn't like Raimun Holdwin, due to his "friends."