Freckle was Crown's mate when Kel first came to Corus. Along with Crown he lead the little flock of sparrows living in the courtyard outside of Kel's window. Freckle also belonged to those sparrows leaving the courtyard and accompanying Kel when she became a squire. He lived about as long as Crown (eight years or so) and died during the Royal Progress. He was buried beside Crown under an olive tree in Persopolis.