Defenders of the Realm
Erod was caught sneaking into Castle Tethyr by Maerwynn Rowntree and her guards. He insisted he was a purveyor of information and had heard about recent activity around the castle and had come to investigate.
In exchange for his life and freedom he offered the party his services as a spy at a discounted rate. Not sure on trusting him yet, the party had him work in manual labour for a few weeks under watch as they thought about what to do with him.
As they prepared for their journey up the Starspire mountains to Sondarr, home of the dwarves in Tethyr, Lygon spent some time getting to know him and they party eventually decided to have him spy on Junta, leader of the Iron Company.