- "Some of my predecessors would have thrown a threat in there to motivate you,” he admitted easily. “Something along the lines of ‘should you refuse me, I will burn alive everyone in the orphanage and make you watch’.” He smiled ruefully. “Most of them were killed by their Squire, as it happens. I will not repeat their mistake: I will not deceive you, Catherine, or force your hand. What would be the point? I already have followers and equals – as well as a superior, if only the one. What I want is an apprentice, and an unwilling one would be nothing more than a burden."
- ―Amadeus of the Green Stretch
A villainous Squire naturally has the ability to raise undead creatures. However, this power can only allow control of one undead creature at a time. If the Squire is inexperienced they may only reanimate an animal that they killed personally and thus formed an attachment to.
The Squire is also extremely likely, perhaps even guaranteed to gain the Aspect Learn.
The Squire's Role is to learn and grow. It is generally considered as a transitional Name that it is expected that a holder will eventually outgrow and abandon for a better name when a vacancy appears, a formerly inactive Name is taken, or the holder decides to kill a superior for their Name.