|Title|| Arch Prince of Tree Hill
Viscount of Patria
|Siblings|| True Born
|Children|| True Born
Kieth Scott is the son of Earl and Margerie Scott making him a member of House Scott. Kieth has three siblings in the form of Deb, James, and Dan Scott of which his youngest brother James was a formidable warrior but died during the fighting in the First Battle of Tree Hill, his sister Deb is married into House Lee, while his brother Dan Scott is the current Lord of House Scott, as well as the Lord of Tree Hill. Kieth would marry Jules Scott after the two were joined together and it didn't take long for the two to fall in love. With Jules Scott he has three children in the form of Earl, Hunter, and Lilly Scott of which Earl, and Hunter were both inside Tree Hill when the Orcs rampaged into the city and while Earl died fighting it was Dan Scott that would murder Hunter after he discovered that Dan had known about Bill Lovie's plans and had done nothing about it, while his daughter Lilly is his guiding light and is still young but growing in influence at the end of the Rise of Lucerne.
Kieth Scott was born the oldest of the children of Earl Scott which by the rituals of the Valley of Lucerne meant that he was in line to become the new Lord of Tree Hill, as well as House Scott come the day that his father died. This came into doubt as Kieth got older as his brother Dan Scott appeared more and more to be the better of the two children when it came to leading men. While Keith Scott was popular with everyone he came into contact with he wasn't able to turn this popularity into influence, and thus when he turned twenty two and his brother turned twenty his father decided to make the difficult decision that he would name Dan Scott the heir to House Scott. Kieth was destroyed by this news and for a long time he withdrew into himself, and refused to take part in the events of the family. It was the moment that Kieth met Jules Hale and in this relationship he found someone that didn't think he was a complete disapointment and this alone meant that he grew into love with her very quickly. Only a few months into their relationship she gave birth to their first child, and then after that there next child. Years passed and they came to live in the village of Patria where they would grow into a happy and healthy family together. His sons when they came of age came to live in Tree Hill as they wanted to help house Scott in the city, and it would be this decision that would lead to the terrible events in the city. When Tree Hill was nearly wiped out Kieth was heartbroken as it was very likely that his children were dead, and this turned him to dispair which only got worse when he realized that Bill Lovie had no intention of saving the city, or even helping the city. Following the discovery of so much that went on Kieth came to believe that Dan had helped to cause the deaths of all of those people including his children, and his father. In this belief he would throw himself into the growth of Patria and in order to further his control of the region he would promice his remaining daughter Lilly to Maric Elric of the powerful House Elric. This relationship growth would also corespond with the preganancy of his wife Jules who many believed was getting closer to the point where she would no longer produce children. With this news and the growing power base he was forming in Patria he avoided going to the Invasion of Westbridge believing that his brother Dan was going to attempt to murder him during the conflict, and instead he would further expand his influence in Patria. He had almost suceded in escaping going to Westbridge but he was forced to go when Dan sent him a letter in which he very much hinted that he would kill Lucas if he didn't go with House Scott.
Position in House Scott
He is the older of the two sons of Earl Scott, but missed out on being Lord after his death due to his being in the Scott Estate, and his brother Dan forgoing tradition and naming himself Arch Lord while everyone was just relieved to be alive. With the only way to become Arch Lord being resisting his brother's case and most likely conflict he chose to retreat to Patria where he brother made him Viscount of Patria. He is currently the Viscount of the village of Patria, a position which was meant as an insult by his brother Dan but he has menuvered into a quite important one after his heavy expansion of Patria. Alongside this title retains the title of Arch Prince of Tree Hill through being the son of the former Arch Lord of Tree Hill. He is third in line for the Arch Lord of Tree Hill behind his nephew Lucas who is first in line, and his nephew Nathan who is second in line.
Kieth Scott was born the oldest of the children of Earl Scott which by the rituals of the Valley of Lucerne meant that he was in line to become the new Lord of Tree Hill, as well as House Scott come the day that his father died. This came into doubt as Kieth got older as his brother Dan Scott appeared more and more to be the better of the two children when it came to leading men. While Keith Scott was popular with everyone he came into contact with he wasn't able to turn this popularity into influence, and thus when he turned twenty two and his brother turned twenty his father decided to make the difficult decision that he would name Dan Scott the heir to House Scott. Kieth was destroyed by this news and for a long time he withdrew into himself, and refused to take part in the events of the family.
It was the moment that Kieth met Jules Hale and in this relationship he found someone that didn't think he was a complete disapointment and this alone meant that he grew into love with her very quickly. Only a few months into their relationship she gave birth to their first child, and then after that there next child. Years passed and they came to live in the village of Patria where they would grow into a happy and healthy family together. His sons when they came of age came to live in Tree Hill as they wanted to help house Scott in the city, and it would be this decision that would lead to the terrible events in the city.
Fall of Tree Hill
Main Article : First Battle of Tree Hill
Liberation of Tree Hill
Main Article : The Second battle of Tree Hill
When Tree Hill was liberated Kieth gathered his House and brought his family to the stables. The family quickly got on their horses and started riding to Tree Hill. The family had no idea whether or not any of their children or siblings would live, and at that time they still had hope.
This hope was quickly dashed when they entered the city, and found their relatives in House Scott. Kieth Scott walked up to his brother Dan, and Dan hugged him. This act alone removed any doubt in Kieths mind, as Dan and Kieth were not close emotionally so giving him a hug was a very bad thing.
Thane of Patria
Kieth Scott and Dan Scott were in quite the position in which they both knew that Kieth Scott should be Lord of Tree Hill, and that with the smallest of complaints Kieth would quickly be in the Lordship. Before Kieth could decide what to do, his younger brother Dan Scott placed him in the position of Thane of Patria a nearbye village under the authority of Tree Hill. Following this Kieth attempted to meet with his brother but Dan continuesly refused to see him.
Lucernian Civil War
Main Article : Lucerne Civil War
| House Nighting Rebellion |
Did you think you could change the world and there would be no push back?
House Nighting Rebellion
With William Lovie III. now the king of Lucerne the leadership of House Nighting begin to fear for the fate of their businesses which relied heavily on the use of workers in near slave like conditions, but even more dangerous for them was the fact that they sold Lucernians at the slave markets of Paris. House Nighting watched as the regime took control of businesses all around Lucerne and turned them into Kingdom businesses, and when William came to Tree Hill no one in House Nighting had any doubts what was going to happen, and they were not proven wrong. When William arrived one of the first businesses that was told to him was the racket that was run by House Nighting, and thus he met with the leaders of House Nighting and asked them to explain themselves, but House Nighting didn't believe they did anything wrong and as such William became very aggravated with them, and was harsher on their business then most he had dealt with. The members of House Nighting were beyond shocked at what had happened to them, and in this moment they attempted to meet with all the members of their customer base, but they discovered that House Scott had been working behind the scenes and had infiltrated this network, and was now dismantling the criminal enterprise from within. House Nighting would offer William Lovie III. huge segments of their profit base, and they hoped this would assuage him, but instead he sent in the Order of the Red Dragon led by Sawyer Shephard, of whom started a large investigation that finished basically the entire criminal organization.
With their businesses in shambles and the slave trade over, House Nighting became poor very quickly, and all the friends that they once had disappeared overnight it seemed. This caused a lot of resentment and as such there resentment became public knowledge and as such they were met by members of House Jestife who were members of the True Sons of Lucerne. After this communication House Nighting turned to service in the True Sons in order to hopefully regain their authority over the slave trade. During this time of shifting alliegences it would be Rachel Nighting that begin to stray from her family somewhat as she begin to have an emotional affair with Raginald Frightling of whom was the young heir to House Frightling and while married he showed her something that she had never found with Cooper. At first they were silent in their support of the True Sons of Lucerne, as they didn't want further attention, but it would be a single piece of mail sent by a raven that would send the members of House Nighting into a fierce debate of which would decide the future of House NIghting.
Discovery of Betrayal
It was at this point that Edric Nighting would arrive in Forks where he had made the decision to turn against his family and reveal the plans of his family. Edric Nighting had several weeks before this begin hearing talk from his father and older brother that they planned to rise against House Scott and murder the Scotts in the city before taking control of Tree Hill itself. He would watch his brother in secret as his brother James Nighting II. followed Brooke Scott watching her movements, and watching her himself he discovered that she was the mistress of William Lovie III. through listening in on a conversation between Brooke and Haley James. Learning of this relationship between William and Brooke the loyal Edric Nighting would depart Tree Hill by horse with his friend Hanzal Grightling heading towards Forks where they had heard William Lovie III. was meeting with his wife and the leadership of Forks. Arriving at Forks the two would quickly gain an audience with the king of whom was surrounded at the time by Charlie Swan, Leven Martell, and Bella Swan, and seeing how influential the group was Edric would immediately tell the king what he knew which horrified the group of whom had already rallied their forces and was planning to move out the next day to Berne. Realizing the main forces still needed to go to Berne he would command Jasper Hale to lead a secondary force to Tree Hill in order to defend the Scott's once the Nighting's moved against them, and after discussing it was decided that Jasper would move south through the province of Rosten where he would summon a force from that province's lord in House Elric alongside Northern Tree Hill's lordn in House Guntbold and then lead them southward to Tree Hill.
Following the breaking up of the meeting Jasper, Leven, and Bella would follow William back to his tent where Jasper would convinse William to take him with him to Berne and instead send Leven to Tree Hill. Making up excuses about why she needed to go instead of him Leven was left shocked by what Jasper did and thus limply accepted this change of plans, and with a kiss to her forward she and William would say goodnight and following this Jasper and Leven left the tent. Leaving the tent Leven would follow Jasper trying to get him to explain himself, but he refused until she became quite agitated leading to an argument between the long time friends. Fighting loudly forced Jasper to take the argument into his tent where he would reveal that he did not trust her abilities to protect William considering how in love with him she was, and following this she would punch him in the face before returning to her own tent. The next day William, Jasper and the larger force from Forks would leave the city leaving Leven and a few hundred men at arms and knights to move south towards Castle Elric where she would go to defend the mistress of her beloved.
Invasion of Westbridge
Main Article : Invasion of Westbridge
| Invasion of Westbridge |
The Fall of Westbridge would shake the entire continent to its core.
When it came to dividing up the responsibilities of the attack on the lands of the Malfoy's it was House Scott that was obviously a part of the planning of the Invasion of Westbridge as they were a Lord House and Lucas Scott was very popular with the young King of Lucerne in William, despite the fact the two were estranged due to an argument between them when Lucas finally learned of Brooke Scott, and the King. While this planning hinged on several different sections the overall plan back in Lucerne was one that needed to all work together in connection in order to leave the path open for the main army of the King to engage Westbridge itself. Several houses would move against the outskirt castles, and towns south of Westbridge, while House Lovie and its vassals alongside others moved against the southern half of the Westbridge entrance. This meant that House Scott was required to take control over the invasion of the town of Breadin to the south east of Westbridge. The town of Braedin was the ancestral home of the large House Curtley, and as such it was heavily defended by the forces of House Curtley who despite their disloyalty to House Malfoy they were not willing to simply give in to outside pressure. This meant that House Scott when they left for the long trek north they prepared to siege the town, and its keep that the Order of the Green Dragon said was so heavily defended. House Scott left Tree Hill alongside their vassal houses and the sworn houses and made the long trek northward towards the village of Pomer. House Oakheart would send large forces under the command of Anakin Oakheart of whom was joined by his son Lucas Oakheart of whom was increasingly hateful towards his father for continuing to not get revenge for the death of Thomas Oakheart by Dan Scott, and Lucas was using this as a chance to build fame outside of his father in order to start his own cadet branch of the family with his sister Leah Oakheart, but was playing his father into believing he was trying to rebuild their relationship. During the times they were riding Lucas rode his horse beside Marvin Scott a man who despite being his cousin he barely had known and he came to find that the two had a lot in common, and they begin to build a true relationship.
When the Scott's were given command of the taking of Braedin William knew that with all the conflict between himself and the Scott's due to his affair with Brooke he would need someone to watch them, and thus he would recall his cousins from House Tyrell to Lucerne. It was decided that the majority of the forces of House Tyrell would follow the Scotts in the taking of the heavily populated and defended town of Braedin. Alongside assisting in the siege they would be placed in a position of watching Dan Scott in secret and seeing what manner of loyalty he showed during the campaign. Nearly four days into the trek he was greeted by the horse of Loras Tyrell riding up beside him, and the two of them came to ride together the rest of the way talking about random things. When they arrived they didn't join the main camp and instead passed west where they took control over the small village of Pomer where they left portions of House Faust to maintain its control and to make sure no one left the town and warned everyone else.
Scouting the Keep
Lucas Scott, and his cousin Marvin Scott were placed in a leadership role by William Lovie III. for the purposes of this siege and as such they took a small elite group of troops and during the middle of the night they went and surveyed the defenses of Breadin. When they reached the outskirts they were clearly able to see the true extent of the defenses, and realized quite quickly that the town was defended by what appeared to be a large keep that while it didn't surround the entire town it defended what must have been the House Curtley Estate alongside the center of the town. As they returned to camp and all the scouts begin to flood back they attempted to find the most simple way of taking the keep without taking horrendous casualties. Loras Tyrell advised that his scouts reported to him that the northern part of the town appeared to be undergoing some sort of construction and that he believed he could use this too his advantage and attack that section with House Tyrell and his sworn houses. While this was happening the entire castle had been surrounded, and thus Dan Scott would arrange for a parley with the members of House Curtley. Joining Dan in the meeting were the Patriarch's of the other vassals present and many of their heirs, while House Curtley sent their prince in the form of Barister Curtley II. and a few of the defense commanders to meet with them.
As they were leaving for the meeting it was the Tyrell's that revealed to several others the true directive of William Lovie III. through his own writing, but they worked hard to keep that they had revealed this truth so that they could do as William wanted and see if Dan would be loyal. Dan Scott would outline the terms of surrender, and made sure to note that William Lovie had said that they would retain control of Braedin but they would need to swear oaths of loyalty to the Kingdom of Lucerne. Dan Scott though would deviate heavily from the offer made by the King when he lied and said that a demand had also been made to allow a garrison of their castle until the conflict was over, and he did this directly in front of Dylan Tyrell of whom knew the true orders from William but remained silent. The last terms were obviously not acceptable to the prince, and so he regrettably rejected the surrender and prepared to return to the castle. As he was leaving he was told by Loras Tyrell that the Scotts had planned to have him captured and all his men killed. Hearing this just as he was leaving Barrister would return to Braedin with the belief that House Tyrell was on their side more then House Scott, and because of this it would affect the situation with Braedin. When Barrister Curtley II. returned to Braedin he met with the commanders and discussed how House Tyrell had told him that he was in danger and that only they had kept him from being killed.
The leadership of Braedin led by House Curtley became divided under the opinions of though's that wanted to speak to this House Tyrell and get them to accept the surrender of the city, while the other side wanted to basically fight to the death under the leadership of Varin Curtley. Barrister the heir of House Curtley said that he had talked openly with the prince of House Tyrell and that this young man appeared very much to want them to survive. Others would argue that Barrister was being used, and just didn't know that. The argument raged throughout the night, and Barister Curtley the Lord of the city remained passive until finally siding against his heir and deciding to fight hoping relief would come from Westbridge. His son was utterly shocked that his father had turned against him, and fled the room with several of his loyalists for the northern gate. Barrister when he arrived
With knowledge of how truly defended the town was they prepared for the siege the next day as they knew that was their time frame that they had to complete the siege and take control of the town. Lucas planned to have House Scott, and its Vassals move against the town from the south, while House Tyrell and its sworn houses moved against the northern side of the town. This plan was coupled with the silent constructions of his cousin Marin Scott who had constructed several secretive devices which he believed would allow the troops to enter the fortress unhindered from any fire that might come their way. These moveable siege towers were something he had devised while drawing and this would be the first time he had a chance to use them. As this was going on House Tyrell was already in position in the north, and thus was sitting waiting for what Mace hoped would be a message from House Curtley. While the north was peaceful the southern side which was defended by Varin Curtley was provoking the actions of House Scott. Varin had his men fire shots into the field in front of where the House Scott men were mobilizing, and blew his horns all night long to try and keep the preperations from being made.
The Tyrells Move
As the forces of House Scott moved their forces into position for an attack the following day, the forces of House Tyrell would move another plan into action. Mace Tyrell devised a plan where he would take control of the town through the relationship that he had built with the leadership of House Curtley, and his son Loras had played the game perfectly to the point that during the morning Barrister Curtley II. would sneak out of the northern gate and meet with the leadership of House Tyrell. The plan was for House Tyrell to enter the northern gate peacefully, and do this before House Scott sacked the city Barrister would lead the front echolons of House Tyrell into the gate, and they would move into the cities northern side at nearly the same time that House Scott made their attack on the southern gate.
The Fall of Braedin
As the forces of House Tyrell moved into Braedin the forces of House Scott moved against the southern gate completely unaware that fighting was happening on the southern wall. The forces of House Scott moved slowly across the field using their siege machines that blocked fire, and thought this was the reason for the lack of firepower against them, but instead it was because the southern gate was falling to House Tyrell. As they reached the gatehouse the gate door opened, and Mace Tyrell II. walked towards the machines letting them know that the battle was over. Dan Scott, and Mace Tyrell II. would nearly come to a duel, but Loras, and Lucas were able to calm the situation down, and losses were minimal outside of the defenders who lost significant numbers in the suprise attack by House Tyrell.
Staying and Leaving
See Also : Lucas Scott
The relationship between Lucas, and Kieth Scott begin very early as where Lucas Scott and Dan Scott hated eathother for all intensive purposes, Lucas found a father in his uncle Kieth Scott. Kieth had two other children at the time that he and Lucas got close, but that didn't stop Kieth from giving Lucas the love he never got from Dan. At age 13 Lucas started calling Kieth Dad, and Kieth had to make him keep that a secret, because if it got out then it was almost a certainty that Dan would want retribution on Kieth, and perhaps Lucas as well. Following the liberation of Tree HIll Kieth Scott, and Lucas Scott would become even closer and Kieth Scott made his new goal in life avenging his fallen sons by making sure that what Dan Scott wanted to happen didn't come to pass.
See Also : Jules Scott
Jules Scott and Kieth Scott would
See Also : Dan Scott
Kieth has a frosty relationship with his brother Dan, and this is only furthered by the fact that Dan's son Lucas acts more like the son of Kieth then Dan.