You mean to tell me that Gilan was Halt’s apprentice for several years, wandering around the fief in places he shouldn’t be, and Will lived in that fief, also wandering around in places he shouldn’t be, and they never ran into one another?
There’s no way.
Gilan and Will totally met while both trying to pull some elaborate prank at the same time in the same place, and they definitely ended up combining the respective pranks.
They probably wouldn’t have known who the other was BUT WOULD THAT STOP THEM.
They would pull it off fabulously.
And then several years later or whatever when Gilan and Will meet again they would realize IT WAS YOU WASN’T THAT PRANK AMAZING.
Halt doesn’t want to know what they’re talking about.