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Previous Conflict James Lovie's Suicide Attempt
First Lucernian Purge
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Location Kingdom Of Lucerne
Start of Conflict 5111
End of Conflict 5114
Result Royalists Victory
  • Near Destruction of House Nune
  • Near Destruction of House Jackson
Combatants
Red Dragons of Lucerne Yellow Dragons of Lucerne
Commanders
Red Dragons of Lucerne Yellow Dragons of Lucerne
† = Killed in action
(†) = Missing
 Surrendered = Captured
 Fled = Fled the Field
Strength
Red Dragons of Lucerne Rebels
Casualties
Red Dragons of Lucerne Yellow Dragons of Lucerne

The First Lucernian Purge was a massacre led by Vhloraz under the guise of James Lovie II. against and his loyalists against a sizeable group of rebels that had grown themselves inside the Kingdom of Lucerne. The Purge itself caused extensive casualties to the noble houses of Lucerne, and was responsible for the destruction of House Nune, and the near destruction of House Jackson. The First Lucernian Purge would eventually be followed by the Second Lucernian Purge which escalated following the attempt to get rid of Vhloraz through the use of the Dovah.

The Westerlands remained entirely neutral during the First Lucernian Purge and this continued even after the murder of Darius Greymane as House Lovie had lied stating that they had imprisoned the Greymane's instead of killing them forcing the Westerlands to remain out of the conflict.

The First Lucernian Purge was focused on regaining control over the Grand State of the Crownlands for the Red Dragons of Lucerne who had seen massive growth in the Yellow Dragons of Lucerne in the crownlands and launched it to eliminate this threat from the crownlands.

Leofrich Nune III. the former close friend of James Lovie would escape the Purge and formed the Devils of Nune rebel group which would go on to terrorize the Circle of Magi in the Devils of Nune Rebellion, until eventually being destroyed during the Griffon Roost Plot.

The Purge begin following the failure of the friends of James Lovie to assist him in killing himself after he realized the extent of what Vhloraz was making him want to do. The Failure of this operation to kill James Lovie would lead to James Lovie coming to be tricked by Vhloraz that the attempt was not his, but in fact a conspiracy by Walter Jackson and others which would lead to James Lovie launching the response known as the Purge. This rebellion started with House Swan who begin moving throughout the Kingdom and trying to turn the different houses to their side. The first movement of the Purge begin following the Rescue of Eddard Starke where the rebels infiltrated Lucerne and broke Eddard Starke out of prison, and as a result it was House Nune that was targeted by the Circle and nearly completely annihilated. The movement reached its end following Walter Jackson attempting to gain the support of House Lannister but when he contactedTywin Lannister he pretended to agree but instead told James Lovie about the movement. Following this betrayal James Lovie had a breakdown and thus Vhloraz worked through the now dead Witold to plan a massive operation against the rebels. The destruction caused was so widespread and damaging to those rebels targeted throughout the Grand State of the Crownlands that all resistance effectively broke allowing James to lead an army from the Crownlands moving towards Forks to deal with House Swan. At the Battle of Forks the forces of the royalists put the city under siege and were only days away from launching their attack when Earl Scott arrived with the army of Tree Hill and supported by many of the south, and western noble houses and now horribly outnumbered it was James that retreated back to Gulltown with his army. At the Treaty of Gulltown the rebels and royalists would sign an agreement that would diminish the threat of James but also led to him having a severe hatred for both Earl Scott, and Charles Swan.

Background

Rebels

James Lovie

See Also : James Lovie

Escape of Eddard Starke

Carlisle's near Turn

I cannot do this anymore Walter. I have to make this right. I can't have all this blood on my soul.
Carlisle Cullen

The violence of Halendorf had in the mind of the Red Dragons ended the rebellion but for several prominent members of the government they came to believe that James could no longer be saved from himself. One of these government officials was Carlisle Cullen. What had happened throughout the previous months had finally pushed Carlisle to the point he couldn’t accept the things he was being asked to do. This break for Carlisle had led to starting to talk with Walter Jackson and these discussions would at first not go far as Walter did not believe that Carlisle was an honest broker. During these early talks Walter refused to admit his role in the rebellion and although Carlisle believed Walter was a rebel, he attempted to gain his trust by leaking information to Walter. Following the leaking of detailed orders with the stamp of James Lovie II. from Carlisle to Walter, it was Walter that went against his own gut feeling and revealed to Carlisle his involvement in the rebellion. With Carlisle now being brought in it was Walter and him that begin plotting to assassinate James who they believed was on the verge of losing control completely of his mind to the demon within.

Going to the Lannisters

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The Truth is I was arrogant. I believed in something so strongly that I thought to myself that how could anyone not see what I see. How could a man I knew to be a good and honest man not see what I see. He looked me in the eye and told me that he agreed. I see now how many lives were lost because of my mistake, but I truly believed in him.
Walter Jackson

The movement reached its end following Walter Jackson attempting to gain the support of House Lannister when he contactedTywin Lannister. Walter had known Tywin as a child and when he knew him back then he belived he knew Tywin to be an honorable man who would know what the right thing to do was and what the wrong thing was. When Walter first told the other rebels what he planned to do they all were combined in telling Walter that he should not tell Tywin as Tywin was not trustworthy, and they didn't need his sort of person involved in the rebellion. Walter was arrogant in his belief that he could convinse Tywin so he ignored the rest of them and travelled to Stormwind where he met first with Eddar Starke who was on board with the action although he was busy dealing with conflicts east of the city so he wouldn't be able to assist in any way other then once the actual rebellion went down. Once he was done talking to Eddard he met with Tywin and the two talked for some time before Walter believed that he had turned Tywin to his way of thinking. Tywin said goodbye and told Walter that House Lannister was fully behind the plan, and that he would rally his banner houses when the time was right. And thus Walter left Stormwind believing that he had completed his dream of seeing the madness of King James Lovie removed. As this was happening Carlisle was in discussions with his brother Talbot about moving the forces of House Cullen into the camp of the rebels and while he was not completely on board with this he was thinking heavily about it.

I felt bad about how that all went down for a long time, but what did it matter in the end what I felt or did not feel. There were two paths that I could choose, and ironically I chose the path of survival and if that makes me hated then so be it. My children survive. My loyalists survive, and I can't say the same for much of the so called rebels.
Tywin Lannister

Tywin throughout this conversation understood in his mind that what Walter wanted him to do was extremely risky, and on top of this he didn't know how succesful its chances were and thus for this reason while he agreed with Walter he decided in his mind to turn against the rebels. The moment that Walter left the room Tywin ordered his gaurd to call Cersei and Jamie to him. When his children arrived he told them to take the children, and to find their brother and leave for Lannistane. Once there they were to make sure that none entered the city as he was about to tell the king about a rebellion and knowing the king there was going to be a lot of violence and he didn't want his family or the banner houses damaged by it. Following this Tywin left Stormwind and travelled to Lucerne where he immediatly was given audiance with King James Lovie.

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Tywin's Betrayal

Had Tywin waited another ten minutes I had planned on ending his life. I was going to assassinate my former best friend. Had I of acted quicker how many lives would have been saved. When I think of that its difficult to just get up in the morning let alone accept the person that I've become.
Carlisle Cullen

As Tywin Lannister approached Lucerne Carlisle Cullen had come to the decision that he was going to join the rebels, and the way he would do it was by assassinating James Lovie before any violence could happen. As Carlisle prepared for this Tywin entered the Keep. House Greymane had the extremely unlucky time of having several of their members in the Lucerne Palace when Tywin told James Lovie about the rebellion. James was so enraged at the news that when he remembered that House Greymane member Darius Greymane was waiting so that his family could meet their king. James in his enraged state turned to Tywin Lannister and asked him whether House Greymane could be involved and in that moment Tywin remembered the anger he had towards Archibold Greymane about the way he had treated Tywin's father. In that moment Tywin lied and told James that House Greymane had been involved. With this lie James left the throne room with his personal guard and as Darius and his family bowed before there king James raised his sword and started slashing at Darius while his guard killed the rest of the family. Its said that James slashed at Darius for so long that there was nothing left of him but a bloody mess on the ground.

The Massacre

Destruction of House Jackson

House Jackson was painted very early on as the ringleader of the rebellion and for this reason their destruction was made to be paramount but also James wanted to know the true extent of the movement and for this reason the operation had to make sure that they captured Walter Jackson alive so that he could be tortured for information. Joshua Jackson was being put to bed by his mother when he saw a man come into the room behind her. He pointed at the man in warning to his mother, and when she turned around the man killed her. She fell onto the bassinet and shielded Josh from view. Not knowing the child was in the room, the assassin left and went throughout the House killing various other targets. When they captured Walter, one of the assassins went back into the house in the pretense of making sure everyone was dead. When the assassin Brandon Von Gruger entered the room where Josh's mother had been killed he found Joshua rubbing his mother's back trying to get her to wake up. The assassin in this moment moved to the child, and whispered for him to be very quiet if he wanted to live. The assassin then proceeded to put the child behind him attached to a rope, and hidden behind his cloak. This was how Joshua traveled to Lucerne, and when they arrived the assassin brought him to the steps of the Lucerne orphanage and left him there.

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House Heard

See Also : House Heard

In the same way that House Jackson had led the rebellion House Heard was one of the greater supporters and for this reason James made sure that their punishment was severe. At the time several of the sons of House Heard were located in Lucerne as they were serving inside the actual gaurd of Lucerne. The heir to the throne of House Heard in Martin Heard, along with his brother Telvin Heard were located in Lucerne and they were both summoned to their commanders office where when they entered they were attacked by the gaurds inside and killed. Their bodies were hung from the rafters of the Lucerne wall. Following this assassins entered the actual house heard home in Forks where they proceeded to butcher the entire family. The wife and children of Telvin were destroyed along with the patriarch of the house in Hektor Heard who was forced to be dragged throughout the house and look at the sene of his entire family destroyed.

In a mistake by the assasins the other side of House Heard was left alive because they were on a trip west to visit the city of Hillsbrad when the attacks were underway.

House Hale

See Also : House Hale

When Tywin had come to James and told him the extent of the rebellion James had been shocked and terrified about the involvement of House Hale. Firstly he had once been close to Tarnide Hale, and for this reason he didn't know what to make of his betrayal and for the second reason House Hale had made themselves so important financially that James couldn't just destroy them as he did all the other rebels invovled. In order to make sure Tarnide Hale understood he went personally alongside his personal gaurd during the night of the attacks and forced the entire house to watch as his gaurds murdered Tarnide Hale II. who was the heir to House Hale. James Lovie said the following before walking out.

"Understand that this was nothing more then a warning. Don't involve yourself in rebellions again or you'll find it won't matter how much money you control I'll just take it all. You better understand what happened her because if this has to be explained again there won't be any of you alive to tell me that they understand."

-James Lovie

With his departure the rest of House Hale sobbed over the death of Tarnide Hale II.

Attack on Sawyer Hold

My father had sent us to stay with our mothers family for the summer. While we were away the Knights of Targ attacked my families home. Killed almost the entire family.
Peyton Sawyer

As the final moments of the ceasefire got close it was the Knights of Targ that led by Aeron Dalanis III. that would make a move south of their borders against House Sawyer. Aeron would get permission from the Circle of Magi to deal with House Sawyer who they lied was a member of the rebellion, and the Circle would give them three days to deal with House Sawyer before the ceasefire took place. Taking a force of several hundred from Dalnariat they would arrive at Sawyer Hold where they would attack the hold during the night. The defenders were overwhelmed by the sudden and surprise nature of the attack and the Knights of Targ got inside the hold but the inner holdfast was locked by the defenders. As the Knights of Targ prepared to break inside it was Robbin Sawyer that betrayed his family when he arranged with Maehagel Raenralis to keep his family safe in exchange for opening the gatehouse. During the next day Robbin would open the gate allowing the Knights inside the holdfast and following this it was him and his family that were allowed to leave safely but the the knights then sacked the holdfast. During this sack they took almost everything of value from the hold, but above that they would also kill many members of the family with the only survivors of the family being Robbin Sawyer who had already betrayed his family during the initial assault for safety, and the children of Thomas Sawyer who were away from the holdfast at the time of the attack. Another unlikely survivor was Marcel Sawyer who survived by hiding in a secret shelter in the holdfast where he would stay hidden for three days eventually coming out when the Knights of Targ had left the holdfast.

Aftermath

Casualties

Name Cause of Death Family Status Post Purge
Ludor Perdent
Mari Perdent
Leysa Perdent
Olias Perdent
Darius Greymane Killed at Lucerne Survived

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