Aldred van Carroburg was a man who found irritation in almost everything. He was annoyed beyond measure when Kurt Helborg posted him to the defence of the western Reik, for he would far rather have patrolled the courts of the capital than the mosquito-ridden swamplands bordering Marienburg. He was incensed when his Deathknell Watch bore the message that he was to reinforce Marienburg immediately, and absolutely enraged when his subsequent march revealed that the cityport’s defenders had already given up hope and fled. His anger and frustration lent him strength, but robbed him of vision.
- The End Times Vol. II: Glottkin pg. 26.