|“||...I was in the battle, thinking, as we all did, that I was about to die. And I realized that I had never finished anything of value in my life....Beside me, I saw one of the blue-robed votaries. He was fighting desperately, just like the rest. But he was different. He looked assured, even in the face of certain death....I was in awe, and a feeling of incredible gratitude came over me. I thought, if I was ever in that place of certain death again, that I wanted to be glad of what I'd done in my life. So, after the battle, I went to the brothers. I'm an initiate now.||”|
Heyward tends the hedges of the Village Green, fastidiously trimming them to perfection, and then some more.
Heyward helps build the Fowlers' training course, but fails the skills required to join.
Later, at Halfwind Citadel, Heather and Picket Longtreader run into Heyward in a hall. They discover that he has joined the Halfwind votary order as an initiate after facing death on the battlefield and seeing with how much confidence the votaries fought.
Emma mentions Heyward accompanying her and Jo on their mission to Halfwind Citadel, which inspired her to split the party touring the secret citadels prior to the Battle for First Warren.
Personality and traits
Heyward is a perfectionist, always finding fault with the hedges entrusted to his care at Cloud Mountain. He would take his eye for detail to the extreme, so that he would seem silly, as he cared very much for the things that he had charge over - things other rabbits didn't care about. Despite this, he has a deep, feeling personality, and desires to do as much as he could for The Cause so as to make a difference in the world.
Heyward is tall and lanky. As a votary, he wears a blue robe.
- The name "Heyward" is of American origin. It is a variation of the surname "Hayward", which was an "occupational name for a person who protected an enclosed forest".