Trying to buy some time, so we can have them fight near the end to help decide the overall outcome of the battle. Deacon's allegiance has been established, and we'll see how Val treats Deacon, depending on who wins the battle. Gregor has power on his side, but Deacon's faster and (possibly) more versatile. Besides, I wanted to establish Deacon's view of his past with Gregor, as well as his view of the Order in general. He may try to convince Gregor that he's flying the wrong flag, so to speak (try to break his allegiance to the Teryn). Whether or not the possibility exists that he will listen to Deacon is up to you, Blood.
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