"Oeí, that's because you bruise everyone from head to toe with your monster sword."
"Everyone except you."
"That's because I'm faster than a giant like you."
Fredric was the male human weaponmaster of Tronjheim in Eragon. He had an untidy beard and he was rather muscular. He also wore a set of ox-hide armor, which looked to have been taken directly from the beast itself. He had a very long two-handed sword (about as long as Eragon's body). He also had a good sense of humor. Fredric had a strong dislike for the Twins, perhaps due to his inherent distrust of magic. Later, after Eragon's return from Helgrind in Brisingr, Fredric assisted Eragon in getting a new sword to replace Zar'roc, which he had lost in the Battle of The Burning Plains. He also explained the Curse of the Named Blade to Eragon.