|Unidentified Soldier 3|
|Chronological and political information|
This soldier was a member of a patrol of Galbatorix's soldiers roaming the land in search for a fugitive. Eragon was returning to the Varden after facing the Ra'zac when he passed through the same area as the patrol. To avoid detection Eragon hid behind a group of drooping branches, but was still spotted by a soldier. After Eragon muttered a spell to turn himself invisible, the soldiers found nothing and left. The soldier then complained about not having any sleep for two days.