Who knows what Brum did when in Rules of Wolves a fjerdan spy reports to him that the the Second Army and Ravka in general have a former Drüskelle that reveals to them all he knows about the ice court, the Drüskelle, the fjierdan defence.
I imagine Brum that ask:
Brum: and who his this mighty dog?
Spy: Matthias Helvar.
Brum whitens, he’s shocked, hard to speak, Lars, Claas and Giert looking at each other’s.
Brum: Matthias Helvar is death, Joran killed him two years ago.
Everybody turns to Joran.
Joran: Yes, I killed him in Ketterdam.
Spy: evidently he’s survived, I see him with my own eyes at the Little Palace with his wife Nina Zenik, and with king Nikolai and his wife Zoya Nazyalensky.
Start the flashback in Joran’s mind of when in Ketterdam street let go Matthias moved by his love for Nina d telling him to not to be seen again in Fjerda.
Brum (angry): Damt, that damt traitor bastard, how is possible that he never die? We shoot to him and his whore always saves him, and now he’s telling all he knows about us at his Drüsje friends. Fuck, how they will be enjoying at the Ravkan court.