"Let me just ask one thing. Did he try to do anything to you?">>366667
"Eaglecrest always valued individuality. Everypony was a nation onto themselves, free to set their own rules and act as they saw fit. The strong ruled and the weak trained harder to better themselves. Their armies were not so much a single force, but an alliance between hundreds of individuals.
And this extended to the way they viewed families as well. Indeed, Eaglecrest had no real concept of a family like Equestria does. It was rare for both parents to raise a child. Many here look down on ponies who enjoy one-night-stands and hop from relationship to relationship. But in old Eaglecrest, that was the norm. You fight, and if you end up liking the fight, you sleep with them and hen be on your way to find a new conquest.">>366665
Over the next days you worked int he forge, learning the properties of metals, how to fold steel to remove impurities, and how to balance a weapon properly.
After you present the smith with a simple but well made sword you yourself forged, he approves your work and signs a notice to the battlemaster.