Earl Presser held the service of Lord Lyton. During the timeframe of the party's initial journey to Krondor, Presser's reeve met with Lyton and asked him to arm and equip six knights to be sent to Romney. All other comers were turned away from Lyton's residence while the reeve was delivering his message.
Shortly afterwards, Presser died and his holdings were passed to his half-brother. The new Earl doubled the number of armed knights Presser had requested, leaving Lyton short six suits of Standard Kingdom Armor to equip the additional men.