Keeper Talbot Holdfast is a Summerling man who resides in the town of Seowyn’s Crossing. He runs the Minstrel’s Tarry tavern. He used to be part of the Road’s End Garrison, so the garrison men patronize the Tarry more often than not when they come to town.
Talbot is married to Anna Holdfast nee Ableby, oldest daughter of Janette Ableby, who runs the cookhouse next door. The Holdfasts have two sons, Hal and Willie, and three daughters, Mattie, Tillie, and Rose.