Argentile couldn't understand why the herbivore wasn't terrified of him. As the coffee-and-chocolate young equine named Falconsbane stared at him, with growing disdain and amusment, Argentile's bravado failed him. After some name calling and taunts thrown back and forth (Pot-bellied gnome! Hornless wonder! Fireless salamander! Flightless monkey! Monkey? Monkey?! And flightless - says you, you overgrown lizard...) a strong friendship formed which would stay with both of them for the rest of their long lives.