Daryn Hornwood
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House Hornwood
Story Role
POV Role Lucernian Series
Appears In The Rise of Lucerne
Vital Statistics
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Title Official Titles
  • Prince of Hornwood
Alias "The Second"
Race Gothic German
Religion Christianity
Status Alive
Allegiance Family Loyalties

Former Loyalties

Father Halys Hornwood
Mother Donella Hornwood
Siblings Full Siblings
Internal Family
Spouse Emalia Honigberg
Children True Born

With Emalia Honigberg

  • Amala Hornwood

Daryn Hornwood is the son of Hayls and Donella Hornwood making him a member of House Hornwood. Daryn Hornwood would have two siblings in the form of Larance, and Brenne Hornwood of which his sister Brenne is known for her beauty and was engaged to be married but her husband was captured during the Battle of Green Creek, and his brother Larance has remained in Hornwood where he is acting as the Castellan of the town since the departure of Daryn. Daryn Hornwood would be married to Emalia Honigberg and the two were very close but this ended when she was murdered during the Dreadfort Court Massacre and when this was discovered Daryn abandoned the Bolten forces taking them back to Hornwood.

Daryn Hornwood was born the first son of Haly`s and Donella Hornwood making him the heir of House Hornwood. He would be sent by the demand of House Bolten to the Dreadfort as a hostage for nearly five years of his youth, and during this time he befriended Misha, and Domeric Bolten and it was in this that he was eventually released from the Dreafort at twelve by the command of Domeric who went over his fathers head to have his friend released. Domeric returned to Hornwood where he would become extremely influencial in the town, and was beloved by nearly everyone he met for his strong arm, and his kind heart. Daryn Hornwood would lead the forces of House Hornwood into the mealstorm of the west when Bolten attacked the free lands and then was present during the confrontation with Lucerne at the town of Koenisburg. Daryn would retreat with the forces of House Hornwood in an orderly fashion and would make his way east of Karhold where he moved alongside House Cassel and several other houses in preperation for the next conflict. When Hornwood came under siege from House Locke, it was Daryn that immediatly pulled all the forces of House Hornwood from east of Karhold and moved back to Hornwood in a move that severly weakened the defence of Karhold. Arriving back at Hornwood with the forces of House Hornwood he would remain their briefly with his family while they were visited by representatives from Lucerne in the form of Sasha Lovejoy and a group of Starke Men who were planning the Hornwood alliance. With the arrangement met Daryn Hornwood would lead the forces of House Hornwood against one of the only remaining Bolten loyalists in House Locke when they besieged Lotten. The siege of Lotten would last for weeks as the Hornwood's and their vassals surrounded the town, but the defenders held firm led by the brutal Ondrew Locke of whom held his family in his grasp with an irongrip. Following the capture of Lotten Daryn would return to Hornwood where he would prepare to meet with representatives of Lucerne under the command of Lucas Scott and several others. In a suprising arrival the meeting is interupted by the arrival of several prominent leaders of the Goths of western Dustin including Owain Brightmyre of whom was the prince of House Brightmyre.


Early History

Meeting at the Dreadfort

Main Article : Dreadfort Meeting of 5136

The Bolten Decision
I thought if I supported you, then you would stop. I thought you could be bargained with Ramsey. I was so wrong. I should have never supported you. I should have supported my only true son.
Rodrik Cassel
I wanted him to stop. I spoke to him with all the love I had in me for my brother, and yet all it did was make him believe I wanted him dead. What was there left for me when he refused reason.
Domeric Bolten

Domeric Bolten would travel to Hornwood so that he could attend a tournament they were holding there, and also so that he could see Halys Hornwood and his family of whom he knew very well and loved as his own family. Arriving there Halys would tell him that he had sent some of his men to follow Ramsey Bolten around, and from this had discovered that Ramsey had a small keep north of the Dreadfort and would use it to capture, chase, and then rape and kill women. Learning this as well as the plans that Ramsey was beggining to form alongside the power he was gaining Domeric would return to the Dreadfort with Halys, and several of the Hornwood vassals. Domeric and his party would meet Rodrik Cassel a little west of Hornwood where he was awaiting more boats for transport for himself and his vassals, and from Rodrik they learned that followed Domeric leaving the Dreadfort Ramsey had called a meeting of the Kingdom of Bolten, and Rodrik was already running late.

When we met Rodrik Cassel on the road it was a chance meeting. We weren't moving at a very high speed, and had we not of we would have taken the land route instead of the boat with him, and we would have missed the meeting.
Domeric Bolten

Taking a ride with the Cassel force Domeric and the Hornwood forces would reach the Dreadfort days before they would if they had been marching, and would arrive just hours before the meetings were to begin. Domeric would have a long talk with Josh Cole of whom warns Domeric that the Karstark's and the Urnet's are solidly behind Ramsey and that he and his forces will not follow Domeric into a conflict they cannot win. Hearing of the Karstark's joining with Ramsey Domeric meets with Halys Hornwood but finds he has come with a sickness and can barely move forcing Daryn Hornwood to join the meeting as the head of House Hornwood. Arriving at the meeting Ramsey, and Mallador Locke would taunt Daryn over the sickness of his father and would carefully make it known that they were the reason behind the sickness. The arrival of Trevor Hayford would stall the argument and they all entered the Dreadfort Keep where the meeting took place.

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Ramsey was chaos, while Domeric was order. It will forever be the great shame of this land that we allowed chaos to grow. We all stood and watched as Domeric resisted, and was struck down. We all sat and we all watched as Chaos was allow to do that. We should be ashamed.
Daryn Hornwood

Entering the meeting the assembled noblemen would hear a speach from Roose Bolten which to the shock of many inside the room was praising towards Ramsey, and slightly insulting towards Domeric. This speach did much to turn many of those who might have followed Domeric, and turned them towards listening to Ramsey instead. Following this Rickard Karstark spoke of growing attacks by Dragonoph fanatics sent by the Kingdom of Lucerne against the western border of the Karstark lands, and Domeric would stand during this and tell the assembled that these attacks were not happening. Ramsey would attack Domerics honor and call him a liar who was secretly in the pay for the Lucernians which noone believed but turned the attention away from the lie about the Lucernian attacks on the Karstarks. Daryn Hornwood did his best to speak on the side of Domeric but was shouted down by the Locke's and Urnets of whom laughed at Daryn and rediculed his lands, and his weakened father. As things broke down and it became clear that Ramsey was going to have the war he wanted, Domeric would look across at Josh Cole and saw him smiling sadly at him, and as the meeting ended Domeric went after Josh Cole and spoke with him alongside Daryn Hornwood. Josh Cole told Domeric once again that the Cole's were not willing to die for some wasted war that the insane Ramsey Bolten wanted, and that Josh Cole was not going to do it, and Domeric realizing this could mean turning to the Lucernians, or staying neutral attempted to persaude him, but despite respecting Domeric there was no agreement from Josh.

I could litteraly feel the moment when hope died. He stood and he told everyone there a giant lie, and they all believed him. I knew the truth, and I knew what would happen if we did this. I knew their numbers. I knew their quality. I knew a lot about the Kingdom of Lucerne, and I knew that we were not a match for them. Not now.
Domeric Bolten

Domeric in that moment knew things were darkening in Bolten, and warned Daryn to take his father and their vassals and return to Hornwood and prepare the army because he would need them when the time came. Doing this Domeric was left alone and went to see his father of whom would be in his throne room with Rickard Karstark. Speaking with the two of them Domeric got the sence that neither agreed with Ramsey, but couldn't get them to tell him why they had sided with him, but Roose did tell Domeric that he needed to follow Ramsey this time, or else. When he resisted this Roose would command it as his king, and knowing the honor bound Domeric would follow this he left the room with the horrifying thought of having to follow Ramsey and his madness.

First Bolten-Lucerne War

Main Article : First Bolten-Lucerne War

Domeric Bolten1
"The Kingdom of Bolten was the first time we were ever met agressively by an oponent, and at first we were shocked at their actions. I determined quickly that they had to be stopped at any cost, and this led to our promise to defend our two major allies in the region, and a massive influx of our troops into the region."
-William Lovie III.

With the taking of Westbrige the region of Bolten became more interested in its own growth and in particular they really wanted to get the Lucernian army involved in pitch battles which they had the numbers to survive. In order to do this they begin threatening several allies of Lucerne in western Westros in the form of Koenisburg, and the town of Jeutenburg. While these threats rancheted up the Kingdom of Lucerne did exactly what the Boltens hoped they would do when they brought huge forces to bear on the defences of the Westros river crossing of Levin. The Lucernians also made it known that any action taken against their allies in Koenisburg, or Jeutenburg would be deemed a decleration of war against Lucerne itself. This promice to defend meant a lot to the two towns, and most believed that with that the conflict would be ended before any blood was spilled. This idea changed quickly when the Kingdom of Bolten sacked Jeutenburg in a massive siege that took place in the guise of a peace mission.

The Siege of Hornwood

Main Article : Siege of Hornwood

Family Members


Corina Banner

See Also : Corina Banner

Orsen Stout

See Also : Orsen Stout

Domeric Bolten

See Also : Domeric Bolten

Dennis Druyor

See Also : Dennis Druyor

Owain Brightmyre

See Also : Owain Brightmyre

Taylor Ryswell

See Also : Taylor Ryswell

Taylor Ryswell and Daryn Hornwood would first come to meet when Taylor Ryswell was sent to squire in the lands of House Hornwood and would be assigned to Daryn Hornwood.

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