Cheshire Cat or "Mathew Swan" is one of the top leaders of the White Rabbit Army and as the son of Barnan and Cercie Swan he is a member of House Swan. Mathew has two siblings in the form of Phil, and Charlie Swan of whome Phil died at the age of nine, while Charlie Swan became the Lord of Forks and has sent feelers out ever since listening for word of what happened to his brother. Before leaving Forks Mathew married Heather Swan of whom he had affection for but her love wasn't strong enough to keep him in Forks and all the pressure that went with it. With Heather Swan he has two children in the form of Kendra, and Brody Swan of which his daughter Kendra is a powerful lady of Forks in terms of influence, and his son Brody is the current heir to House Swan and a powerful knight in his own right.
Cheshire Cat was born an extremely gentle young man of whom would constantly find himself having panic attacks over different things he was meant to do, but couldn't becase of the panic attacks. While a member of House Swan he became overwhelmed by the responsibility of what his life would entail, and instead of moving closer to it, he checked out in terms of responsiblity. He left Forks and his wife and two children behind and fled east where he eventually found his way to Pontus and became a mercenary for many years. While in Pontus he became entrapped eventually in the seduction that was Natashia Cole, and in this obsession he followed her and her growing army of the White Rabbit on its new missions.
Alone and Near Death
| Alone and Near Death|
I just wanted to come here and be your wife. Was that so much to ask?
Natashia found the strength to pick herself up and she moved herself over to the other side of the street and she laid herself against the wall of the estate opposite Pavio's estate. As she lay there for almost two days and simply withered away, she thought of everything that she thought she would have had when she came here and how all of that had just flown out the window. As the day winded down and she was passed by hundreds upon hundreds of people all looking at her appearance and thinking she was some kind of servant, the tone in her mind begin to change. She knew as she lay there that she didn't want to be someone that anyone looked down upon since in her mind she was royalty. She wanted people to adore her. She wanted people to obsess over her. In order to get what she wanted she thought that she would return to her family in House Cole and from there she would build herself a following that would make sure that she never felt looked down on again. It was as she picked herself up and prepared to go home that she felt the hand on her shoulder pulling her backwards into the alleyway, and then as she went to turn around to see her attacker it was a heavy blow to her head that put her into unconsciousness.
When Natashia woke up she was more then a little scared about where she was, and the pain in her head was incredible. As she looked around the room she was in was very dark but she could make out a table in the corner which on top of lay a very large amount of knives and other tools that she had only seen before when she had walked by the Torture's room back with her family. She attempted to free herself but her legs were chained to the floor, while her arms were chained to the roof making her escape nearly impossible so she gave up and just waited for whoever had done this to her to return. When he finally did return he wore a dark mask, and robe and without saying a word he just stood in front of Natashia without saying a word and stared at her for some time. As the staring continued he would take small breaks to take off a piece of her clothing until she stood their crying her eyes out and screaming at him completely naked. He would proceede to violate her, and it was during this time that she noticed a man in the background of the room of whome was as well wearing a robe and mask but judging by his stance he did not like what was happening. When the first man finished and left the other man walked in and she recioled thinking he was going to continue but instead he had a wash cloth and proceeded to clean Natashia up. She cautiosly watched this man and the way he lingered on her skin before finally recioling told her that he was shy and not at all comfortable in the precense of a women. She begin talking to him in the hopes
that she could convinse him to let her go, but he didn't say a word just went about what must have been his tasks and then left the room. The next day he brought her food before he left again and was replaced by the first man who once again continued his degrasion of her. When he finished the second man returned once again and cleaned her up again, but this time he apologized to her and told her that this would continue until his master was bored and then she would die. Natashia begged him to allow her the chance to survive, and she saw the briefest of cracks in his defences and realized this was her only chance.
Escaping and Plans
She proceeded to seduce him into having sex with her, and when this happened she knew he was in her corner. He proceeded to take off his mask and listen to her as she told him what she wanted. She wanted him to undue her hands so that she could hold onto a knife from the corner and then the next day when his master returned she would be waiting and would kill him. The second man did what she asked and then she ordered him to leave with a power she had never known before, and he listened with bowed head. The next day when the first man returned he proceeded to attempt the same as always but this time when he got close to her she lunged with her arms out and stabbed him in the head with the knife killing him almost instantly. When his body hit the ground the second man walked in and undid her leg restraints and then stood their waiting for her to tell her what to do next. She told him to get her clothes fit for royalty and then to return to her side. As the second man left she walked throughout the house and as she went downstairs she saw the truth behind this house when she looked at the walls and saw the flayed remains of dozens of women arrayed on the walls. When the second man returned and gave her clothes she got dressed before walking up to him and calmy thanking him for his help before she stabbed him through the chest with the same knife.
Following her escape and learning of those who had helped in some way the evil of Balleo Phassanar she would begin her plans for revenge against these men and women. In order to gain this revenge that she was seeking she would go after men she believed could be of use to her starting with Cheshire Cat, and Knave of Hearts of whom would become dire hard loyalists for her after she had sunk her feelers into her. Using Cheshire Cat she would be able to get her revenge on the merchants of Pontus of whom all died terrible deaths in a string of murders that were so brutal in their violence that it actually begin to cause fear in the other merchants of whom many would leave Pontus for estates in the country side.
Rise of the White Rabbit Army
It rose like a brief flood. Not a soul paid any heed to the water moving slowly along the beach. The barely noticed when it touched their feet. So important in their own minds were they that what threat could this splashing water pose to them. Even as it wet their clothes they still did nothing. It wasn't until their friends started to drown that they finally stepped forward. The greedy monsters of Pontus got exactly what was coming for them.
With her plan in place Natashia at first used her body to lure strong and able men into her bed. Once she had them there she convinced them of the intelligence of following her, and time after time these men followed her hook line and sinker. In this way she was able to create a group of the five most skilled men in their fields who she calls her Rabbit Council and stand as the leadership of her growing order. Each of these men along with all those who join the White Rabbit Army believe that Natashia is a god and thus she takes what she wants from everyone including her beginning a sexual relationship with Knave of Hearts, and Knave of Clubs of which during this sexual relationship she would become pregnant despite her attempts to use moontea. Her failure to stop the pregnancy was due to the intervention of the Mad Hatter of whom sabotaged the moontea but also corrupted the birth to give birth to creatures of the soul of Natashia as the Mad Hatter had also fallen in love with Alice and wanted to help her.
Destruction of Braavas
Main Article : Fall of Braavas
With her leadership in place, and a growing number of foot soldiers the White Rabbit Army moved to stage two which was the actual engagement of their forces. Her pregnancy meant that Natashia was definetly feeling a sence of need of doing things quicker then she might have otherwise so Natashia started small with the plan for the army to take control of the town of Braavas which they had decided they would then promptly rename Hopper. Braavos was a relatively wealthy town for the Crater of Pontus, and it had a large enough population which alongside its curtain walls had led to most believing it was not somewhere that could be destroyed quickly. In Braavos the White Rabbit army managed to surround the city and using rebels within the town led by Knave of Clubs they would take control of the entrances letting the rest of the army have an easy access into the city. So with the entries controlled a small piece of the force defended the exit points while the remainder moved in and anyone who resisted were killed on sight, and thus by the time they were finished nearly the entire town was dead.
Fall of the Prison
During this assault the Madd Hatter would lead a small force against the Braavas Dungeons defended by the man of whom would eventually become The Insane Hare and betrayed from within by more rebels of the Knave of Clubs the prison fell quickly and everyone was executed outside of the rebels and those deemed by the rebels to be in line with their work. The Mad Hatter would during the execution take the body of the Insane Hare and remove his body from the prison taking him to his lodgings outside of Braavos where he would experiment on him creating the rabbit form he would become naming him the Insane Hare. One of the survivors of this massacre was a young slave who would become the Red Princess of whom would bow before the attackers leading to her survival, and eventually rise within the White Rabbit Army. During this violent massacre Natashia waded into the city unknown that many of those killed were soon to be added to the Mad Hatter`s entourage of Magi creatures, and she entered to the site of piles of dead, and the burning remains of a once large town. Those that were left were mainly women and children, and it was in this moment that Natashia came to a conclusion.
Founding of Hopper
During there conquests they would kill all the men and in this way only those true to the White Rabbits would remain fighters, while the women would be used to create children who would be the incoming recruits. This took place very quickly as she begin pairing up the soldiers in her army with those women that had survived and the children were swiftly taken in if their parents were dead or they were remained with their mother if she survived. All of this grew quickly, and the soldiers went about rebuilding the damage that had been done to the town, and the town of Hopper was reborn. Where once the town of Braavas was a town for little more then 1200 people the new town of Hopper would hold the thousands that Natashia envisioned would become a member of the White Rabbit Army. During the growth of Hopper the Red Princess would rise to gain her title as she expanded the growth of food through her knowledge of pig farming and this proved a great boom to the growing city and capital of the White Rabbit Army.
From their new capital of Hopper the White Rabbits begin systamatically massacring the nearbye villages and in each attack they brought back more and more wealth, weapons, women, and children back to Hopper which over the course of two years of this increased from some 2,000 soilders to some 7,000 of which 2,700 were White Rabbit soilders. With this growth the number of children indocrintanted into the Rabbit were increasing dramatically and each child was a devout follower of Natashia and the religion of the rabbit. Located far in the west of the crater the White Rabbits were relativly hidden and the brutal nature of their attacks meant there were no survivors to complain to anyone who could help. As they expanded they had basically killed all the men in their area and so the next stop for the Rabbits was to expand into the city of Pentos which had a population of some 8,000 people. This would be their greatest accomplishment and in if they suceeded there army would swell with women, and through these women the next wave of recruits eventually. As the planning for the invasion of Pentos went on it is important to note that the luitenant of the Rabbits in the form of Knave of Hearts was continueing to recruit followers to the religon of the Rabbit and in this way there was a constant stream of recuits coming in from far away Pontus, as well as recruits from Lorath who were being recruited by Luiteneant Cheshire Cat.
| Murder of Marge Lones|
She has to die. Do this thing for me
Murder of Marge Lones
While the planning was going on Natashia became aware that Marge Lones the beloved sister of Pavio Lones was incoming to Pentos in order to visit their brother Hank who was one of the main targets of the invasion of Pentos. Marge Lones was coming with a troop of soldiers alongside her bodyguard lover Francis of House Yendarrion of whom was planning to propose their marriage during their time in Pentos. Natashia ordered her most loyal follower and sister in Alice to deal with the women, and she made sure that her sister understood that this was going to be as a killing could get. Alice went with the Mad Hatter, Meshire Cat, and the Knave of Clubs alongside an assortment of soilders and once they had entered Pentos they followed Marge Lones for a day before ambushing were she slept with Francis Yendarrion leaving Francis brutally killed, and kidnapping Marge and taking her west of the city before leaving her naked in the forest. Once she woke up they left a trail for her towards Pentos and they proceeded to stalk Marge Lones for two days as they drove her farther and farther towards Pentos. When Alice finally believed they had gotten the correct amount of fear out of her she bid Mad Hatter to kill her and leave her body in the most violent of ways in the garden that her family loved so much. The Mad Hatter obliged and dragged her all the way back to the garden where he discovered that her brother had guards searching the area for any signs of where she might have gone. The Mad Hatter waited until nighfall and then brought her to the center of the garden where he proceeded to do the actual act of killing her. Knowing he had to make it appear ritualistic and she had to have pain he proceeded to ceremonially butcher her and then her body parts were left strewn about the ground. With her death secured Natashia had Meshire Cat, and Alice watch the scene unfold as Hank was taken to see the body, and they relayed to her the pain and anguish that was all over his face as he looked at the scene, and all Natashia could think about was how he was next.
| Fall of Pentos|
Pentos was the first real step for us. We took it and there was just no hiding anymore. After Pentos we either won or we died. I didn't plan on dying. My plan was to watch those who had done me wrong fall into ashes.
Fall of Pentos
Main Article : Invasion of Pentos At the end of the Rise of Lucerne there is a small exert where a guardsmen on the tallest tower of Pentos looks out to the west of the city and sees a large army amassed in the pitch of night outside the walls. And as he looks closer he sees the gate opening for them. As the guardsmen rushes to ring the bell alerting the city he is sliced from behind by a man he describes as a skinny man wearing a mask that looks like a strange cat. This could very easily be Cheshire Cat, or Gnat the Cat, but either way this signals that the invasion has gone ahead and with the situation the guardsmen described the chance of success for the rabbits is very high.