Are these not the same people as the “raft-elves” mentioned in chapter 9? I find this use of “men” very odd.
- 10.030 than the raft-men of the elves
- 10.033 not to the raft-men of the king.’
This OED entry uses hyphens or not in the examples.
“raft, n.1.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/157397. Accessed 19 September 2017.