|POV Role||Fires of Harrenhall|
|Title|| Official Titles
|Father||† Morin Seagard|
|Siblings|| True Born
Florance Seagard is the daughter of Morin, and Laurene Seagard making her a member of and the current Lady of House Seagard, and the Queen of Seagard. Florance Seagard would have four siblings in the form of Dalia, Islene, Yullelia, and Relinia Seagard of which her sister Dalia is married to Harlan Wynch of whom is a very important heir within the Kingdom of Seagard, her sister Yullelia died of sickness when she was just a young girl, her sister Islene is a Dragonpriest of the Temple of Seagard and has several children with her husband of whom is a commander within navy of Seagard, her final sister Relinia was married to (find someone) and now resides with her husband in the Kingdom of Strom.
Florance Seagard was born the first child of Morin Seagard, alongside her twin brother Morin Seagard II., and togethey they were the progeny of their father of whom was the sickly King of Seagard. While she was a lady in waiting in Riverrun for Jaina Tully she received news that her brother Morin Seagard II. was killed ina terrible horse riding accident, and thus she was recalled to Seagard as she was the heir of the Kingdom. Florance Seagard was forced at the age of fifteen to become the Queen of Seagard after her father died without a living male heir and his only male relative was a half wit that was incapable of ruling. Her early years as queen were very difficult as there is basically no other female leader in Westros outside of some princesses in Pontus of whom have supreme power, and because of this she was not taken seriously by many of her vassals and especially not by external leaders. This opinion begin to change after she declared war on the Kingdom of Loslin to the north after they were involved in a betrayal of her vassal in House Wynch and her leadership during this conflict led many of her nobles to come to greatly change their oponion of her. She would become then known for the construction of a great road across Seagard which connected the major towns and villages to the capital as well as provided increased opportunities for trade. Using her families ties with the Dragonoph church she would shift the atheist people of Seagard into a Dragonoph people as she would construct a Dragonoph Temple in every town in Seagard and sent priests to all the villages which led to dramatic conversion rates amongst Seagard. Following this she would set her eyes on finding a king, and this search would end shortly after meeting Harlan Wynch of whom swept her off her feet. Following the Siege of Harrenhall by the Ironborn she called on all nobles of Seagard to the capital where she held councils in order to both discover the opinions of her people, but also to meet with many of the young nobles that she might marry and it was during this time that met Harlan Wynch. Over the course of weeks they grew closer and closer until finally one day her sister asked her whether she loved him, and she knew that she did so she would tell him that she wanted to marry him and for Harlan to return to his family and get their blessing. She would become engaged to Harlan Wynch following his meeting with his parents, and following this he returned to Seagard where there love story would captivate the kingdom that was already growing to put her into a god like love. Around this time the Lucernians begin to arrive on the shores of Seagard and she would become bogged down in diplomacy which pushed her wedding date many months forward. Harlan went west to deal with yet another round of Lucernian diplomats on her behalf and it was during his departure that she had the shock of her life when the Ironborn in a massive sneak attack would capture Seagard. Wishing to remain independent she was shocked when the Ironborn were able to capture the Seatower, and then from that capture were able to surround Seagard and capture the capital and much of the nobles of the realm. As a captive of the Ironborn she spent her time with Asha Greyjoy of whom she quickly realized was not there by her own choices, and she used this to her advantage, and was able to slowly wear down Asha Greyjoy as the situation deteriorated around her.
Florance Seagard was born the first child of Morin Seagard, alongside her twin brother Morin Seagard II., and togethey they were the progeny of their father of whom was the sickly King of Seagard. As a young girl she was sent to be educated by the close friend of her father in the form of Hoster Tully, and she arrived in Riverrun at the age of six where she would be a lady in waiting for Jaina Tully. As the years went by she grew to love Jaina Tully as a sister, and this was pushed along by the fact that she barely remembered her home in Seagard, and her home in Riverrun had become her new home. While she was still a lady in waiting in Riverrun for Jaina Tully she received news that her brother Morin Seagard II. was killed ina terrible horse riding accident, and thus she was recalled to Seagard as she was the heir of the Kingdom.
Queen of Seagaurd
Florance Seagard was forced at the age of fifteen to become the Queen of Seagard after her father died without a living male heir and his only male relative was a half wit that was incapable of ruling. As Queen of Seagard at the age of five she was assisted by her gaurdian Hadrian Sea of whom acted as the regent while she learned how to rule, and became sixteen years old. Acting alongside Hadrian Sea she became a mother figure to her sister Dalia Seagard, and this became a major point of consern for her life.
Her early years as queen were very difficult as there is basically no other female leader in Westros outside of some princesses in Pontus of whom have supreme power, and because of this she was not taken seriously by many of her vassals and especially not by external leaders. This opinion begin to change after she declared war on the Kingdom of Loslin to the north after they were involved in a betrayal of her vassal in House Wynch and her leadership during this conflict led many of her nobles to come to greatly change their oponion of her. She would become then known for the construction of a great road across Seagard which connected the major towns and villages to the capital as well as provided increased opportunities for trade.
Using her families ties with the Dragonoph church she would shift the atheist people of Seagard into a Dragonoph people as she would construct a Dragonoph Temple in every town in Seagard and sent priests to all the villages which led to dramatic conversion rates amongst Seagard. Following this she would set her eyes on finding a king, and this search would end shortly after meeting Harlan Wynch of whom swept her off her feet. She would become engaged to Harlan Wynch following this meeting, and there love story would captivate the kingdom that was already growing to put her into a god like love. Around this time the Lucernians begin to arrive on the shores of Seagard and she would become bogged down in diplomacy which pushed her wedding date many months forward.
The Fall of Seagard
Main Article : Fall of Seagard
| The Fall of Seagard |
I didn't want to do this Queen Seagard. I wanted to live my life to the fullest. I know how this battle ends and one way or another you will do what I need you to do or else I will burn this entire city to the ground.
With the Ironborn now in line with the forces of Bolten under the new Reaver of Euron Greyjoy they would launch themselves in seemingly all direction but mainly in the direction of Lucerne and their allies. There were few neutral parties and outside of House Frey of whom most believed was waiting to see who was going to win before they chose a side in the war, so that simply left the Kingdom of Seagard of which was a vast kingdom located just east of Westbridge on the eastern side of the Rhine and had been moving towards Lucerne but had remained relatively neutral. The Boltens would move first against Seagard diplomatically and it was Varish Bolten following the fall of the Dreadfort to the forces of Ramsey Bolten that would be sent to the city of Seagard in order to turn Seagard to the side of Bolten. As he was preparing to leave he would be convinced by his wife to sabotage the diplomatic efforts in an attempt to further weaken the Bolten cause, and in order to make this less noticeable he would ask for several high ranking Ramsey supporters to accompany him on the journey, but as he was leaving it was agreed that this was their final moments in Bolten and he and Avina made plans for them to flee the Dreadfort and make their way to his sister in Wilborne. The first talks between the Bolten's and the Seagard royalty when extremely poorly after Varish Bolten played the role of a Ramsey Bolten loyalist and was antaganistic towards the Seagard royalty. Sent with little actual negotiation power and sabotaged by Jordin Bolten further when he sent several hardliners with Varish, the young Bolten would try his best but was a less then intelligent young man and even past that was so young that he didn't understand the intricacies of the situation and through all of this he had little effect and was sent away.
Following the failed negotiation of the Boltens with the Seagard goverment William Lovie III. would send Mathew Clegane, Oberyn Martell, and Jack Shephard to Seagard in order to expand their relations. Unlike Varish Bolten who had no ability to offer anything true the negotiators and in particular Jack Shephard would offer relative auntonamy and simply wanted Seagard to protect their sealanes, and didn't want any kind of offensive ground force unless the situation with Mordor came to fruition. Florance Seagard herself would tell Oberyn Martell that despite truly wishing for an alliance the time was just not right with the proximity of the Iron Fleet so close to them, and that once the war in Bolten was over she would then agree to this alliance. In the final bit before they left Florance Seagard was secretly given a Magi Stone of Lucerne by Oberyn Martell of whom told her that if she ever was in need of assistence, and the world was quiet to her then she could speak to Lucerne through this and they would do their best to help.
Euron Greyjoy knew that the Fleet of Seagard had been historically well positioned to defend against Ironborn raids, and because of this it would take a daring sort of attack to be able to succeed. Knowing he needed something else he would send word to Asha Greyjoy his neice of whom had been constantly demanding the release of Maron Greyjoy, and knowing her skill at Reaving he would blackmail her into leading the attack in order to free Maron. In line with this Euron Greyjoy would make the naval force of the Iron Islands that would launch the attack a very large force of some one hundred long ships against the Kingdom of Seagard without any warning, and led by Asha Greyjoy (of whom was trying to save the life of Maron Greyjoy who had been taken prisoner) and Harras Harlaw alongside many other vassals of House Harlaw they would launch up the Yellowsprite river during the night and landed to the north of Seagard with most of their ships.
Of these ships Harras Harlaw would lead some twenty ships and about a thousand men further north where they would land and move inland towards the Seatower which was a gigantic Tower that gaurded the northern approach into the area of Seagard. If they took Seatower they would block the escape of the queen from Seagard and on top of that could force many of the cities defenders away from the Seatower itself. Harras would attack during the night and unprepared for the asssault the tower was taken relatively simply with the top level closing a gatehouse which Harras forced them to open by executing a defender of the Seatower every two minutes until the door was opened.
With the capture of Seatower Queen Florance Seagard would order nearly half the defenders of Seagard to move towards Seatower to defend the tower, and for ships from Seagard to scower the Yellowsprite river for the Ironborn. The Ironborn fleet had by this point hidden itself in the inlets, and the few Seagard ships that located them were swiftly taken down by Ironborn hidden in small boats that overpowered the Seagard ships. When night came no word had returned of either force, and thus the captain of the City Watch would lower the alarm, and they awaited the return of the few ships that hadn't returned, and they would expand the search the next day. Thus as Seagard went to sleep the Ironborn fleet would move into position, and nearly a thousand ground forces also moved towards the city itself from their hiding positions outside the city.
It was the sounds of fighting filled the streets as the Ironborn fleet landed inside the port, and quickly spread out throughout the city, as well as rope climbing troops of nearly a thousand swarmed over the walls themselves and blocked the exits of the city. As the city fell beneath the assault Captain Hyde Hunt would gather many troops to him, and make his way to the Queen where he and his men gathered the Queen and rushed her through the palace to try and get her out of the city. Hyde Hunt would be captured along with many of the force as they fought their way out of the main gatehouse, but the Queen managed to get through accompanied by her Palace Gaurd Captain Hadrian Sea and the few remaining men. Believing they had their Queen safe they were shocked as they made there way out of the western gate they ran into the destroyed elements of the relief army they had sent out who said that the Ironborn that had taken Seatower had ambushed them and destroyed most of the force. Realizing that escape was now futile with the loss of the Seatower she sent the relief army into the hills where she commanded them to make by ship northward, but as this happened Harras Harlaw and a small force of Ironborn that had been following the retreating army would crash into them.
Hadrian Sea would carry Florance back into the city and away from the massacre, and returning into Seagard she would be hidden in the Keep of Seagard as Hadrian Sea attempted to hold the Keep of Seagard in the hopes of relief coming, or better terms in the worse case. Asha Greyjoy had at the moment of her landing immediatly made her way to the Palace of Seagard in an attempt to capture the Queen and gain victory very quickly, but arriving there had found her missing, and after following her trail found its end when she arrived at the Keep of Seagard. Asha would siege the Keep, and with a horrifying numerical superiority Florance surrendered not wanting her men to die needlessly, and Asha spared the men as a sign of good faith to the Queen. Asha would enter the Halls of Glaurung within the Keep, and this travesty of a non-believer being in the Sacred Halls would cause several Priests of Dragonoph to commit suicide and Florance to beg forgiveness from the gods.
Kidnapping of the Nobles
With Seagard fallen, and the queen under their control alongside many of the nobles Asha Greyjoy would take control of the city, and her first command was that Florance Seagard sent letters to all of her vassals asking for them to send a son to Seagard for a royal tournament where all those participating would be provided with knighthood or if this was unsatisfactory then a royal purse. As Queen Florance Seagard was beloved by the people of Seagard most of the nobles would think nothing of this, and those that did would be vastly outweighed by those that didn't. Ravens returned to Seagard stating acceptance from nearly half the houses while as the days trickled on they got acceptance from some seventy percent of the noble families in Seagard. As these nobles sent their sons, and many times their heirs to Seagard the Seatower was rebuilt of damage by Harras Harlaw and as the nobles passed it on the road to Seagard the Seatower alerted hidden Ironborn troops who would then capture the nobles. Over many weeks nearly dozens of heirs and sons were taken prisoner, but Harlan Wynch would defeat the assembled Ironborn and escape going north up the road where he warned the remaining nobles of the trap and thus halted the attempt.
With the capture of their sons now known due to Harlan Wynch the vast forces of Seagard moved against the capital with all speed meeting together on the outskirts of Seatower. As they prepared to march forward they were approached by a party of Ironborn of whom warned them that the Queen alongside fifty seven sons of the nobles were now prisoners of theirs in Seagard. Blackmailed into relenting the army of Seagard would be commanded by Florance to stand down and return to their lands while this was settled, and while most did fearing the death of their son or the queen there were many who had no sons, or who were too angry of whom didn't and for these forces they remained camped at the opening of the Seatower cliffs despite commands to stand down.
See Also : Harlan Wynch
Harlan Wynch, and Florance Seagard first met when Florance was looking for the man she would marry, and therefor was looking for a man capable of being the king beside her.
See Also : Asha Greyjoy
Asha Greyjoy, and Florance Seagard would first come to meet when Asha Greyjoy attacked Seagard, and eventually captured Queen Florance Seagard and placed her under house arrest in the palace grounds.
See Also : Hyde Hunt
Florance Seagard would first come to meet Hyde Hunt when he was assigned to her household by the Temple of Seagard in the capacity of a squire hand. Of similar age he would become close friends with the socially adept Florance Seagard, but unlike most of the other boys of his age he did not feel romantically towards her and this would become the first truly non-romantically inclined relationship that she would have with a male to that point in her life outside of her family.
See Also : Hadrian Sea