That rest of it is a story about a young woman and a horse she’s trying to save from being put down. Like a lot of points in this series, this one comes out of nowhere and really doesn’t seem to have much point to it, even when Xargin does eventually wander into the scene to make a difference in her life. Does this series really need new characters being introduced at this stage of the game? Would anyone care who she is at this point?
Actually the girl in question is definitely not a new character. I figured who she was rather obvious given the timing of the scenes. For the record that's Beatrice in a flashback scene, revealing to us how she and apparently the horse as well came to be with Xargin. So no they're not introducing yet another character at the last second. Rather it's a case of a last minute flashback to flesh out a character. Which granted you could probably still find to be a negative. Still what matters here is that Beatrice is thankfully dead and will hopefully stay that way