The Kreigs Marine is the fleet that is maintained by the Order of the Red Dragon, and as such it is a very important member of the overall Order of the Red Dragon. The Kreigs Marine makes its operations out of the port of Stormwind, and as such it has grown in the valley as a counter balance somewhat to the fleets of Lorderon, Kul Tiras, and the Riverlands. The main purpose of the Kreigs Marine is obviously fleet against fleet actions, and as such it maintains a large amount of galley's with which to fight against the enemy fleets. On top of this service the fleet also maintains large transport ships which they use for the transportation of troops, and also what can only be described as the first merchant ships. These ships have an open top without weaponry and thus are protected by the fighting ships while they do their tasks.
The Kreigs Marine begin to take shape following the growth of the port of Stormwind, and much of the Kreigs Marine was the actions of several houses including House Starke, House Anthor, and House Hawick and it is for this reason that the Kreigs Marine grew so quickly in these starting years. The Fleet was built by the funding of these houses, and the profits off of much of the incoming trade into the port of Stormwind being given to them by the Order of the Black Dragon who had grown immensly due to the growth of the port, but needed defence from the random attacks of pirates on the Rhine River.
The Kreigs Marine begin to take shape following the growth of the port of Stormwind, and much of the Kreigs Marine was the actions of several houses including House Starke, House Anthor, and House Hawick and it is for this reason that the Kreigs Marine grew so quickly in these starting years. The Fleet was built by the funding of these houses, and the profits off of much of the incoming trade into the port of Stormwind being given to them by the Order of the Black Dragon who had grown immensely due to the growth of the port, but needed defense from the random attacks of pirates on the Rhine River.
Founding of Anthor
Main Article : Founding of Anthor
|Founding of Anthor |
Father it is time. You must come with us. This is the only way the Kingdom can ever truly heal.
Following the crowning of William Lovie III. as the King of Lucerne many drastic changes were going on in the Kingdom of Lucerne, and one of these was the idea of the necessity of a port in eastern Lucerne to be the center of the navy of Lucerne. This eastern location would also allow them to combat the increasing piracy that was coming from Yairs (Region) and in time William wanted to incorporate them into the Kingdom of Lucerne. William also wanted to expand the control of the Lucernian Kingdom in the east with the feeling that most of the region was either of dubious loyalty or underpopulated the region of Anthor was chosen for the site of the new port. The Order of the Red Dragon had the funds and materials needed to begin construction of the Lucerne navy but no great port existed, and Lannistane was deemed to dangerous a location to do it at since the Lannisters couldn't be fully trusted. William would send Varian Anthor his family and vassals eastward where they would found a port on the island now to be named Anthor. The Port of Eastfall would become the beacon of the eastern section in a part of the land where there was little Lucernian presence. The vast province of Winterfell was somewhat broken up to make way for the larger state of Anthor and the many provinces within it, and this was compromise of later giving House Starke land north of Anthor (Later would become Hentwood). The lands that became Anthor would be rich in fishing, and had some mining, but the main operations of the house would be built around Eastfall and the trade that would grow from being the center of eastern trade for the Kingdom of Lucerne.
The Port of Eastfall's construction would be the responsibility of both House Anthor and the Order of the Grey Dragon of whom had already worked magic reconstructing Tree Hill. The Port of Eastfall was constructed over several months and during this time House Anthor was busy travelling around the new state making sure that everything was going according to plan, and during this time they were met by members of House Starke who arrived in the near built port of Eastfall. During this time Leonardo Mevinlo would arrive in the port with nearly two hundred engineers and thousands of workmen from the west. Leonard had been tasked with completing the port as quickly as possible and that the Order would fund a basic design on its own, and that House Anthor would be responsible for any expansions on the plan. Finding Varian very much interested in growth he would be tasked with quickly adding to the construction several extra docks, and a large expansion of the Anthor esates.
The Starke's were led by Robb , and Brandon Starke while accompanied by Jon Snow and his friend Samwell Tarly in order to meet with the new Noble House that existed on their doorstep. Kevan Ambry also arrived in the area in order to make sure everyone knew that he was the first in line for the lands north of Anthor that were being promiced, and he arrived around the time that Keven, and Tyrek Lannister also arrived in order to see what was happening and how it would affect Castamere. Candice Anthor was placed in charge of leading the visiting nobles around and making sure they were kept happy, and she did this extremely effectively to the point that Keven Lannister bid her whether she would be open to a marriage to young Tytos Lannister. She would politely refuse but Jon Snow was listening in and watched as she eyed him afar, and after this she would confront Jon on evesdropping. She would kiss him, and the two would begin to take it farther until he stopped her telling her that his heart was with another. Following this the whole group would group together to meet with a large party of Frey's that her father had bid come to the port and see the scope of what was planned in order to further relations under the overal command of William.
The Kingdom of Lucerne would make it a point to invite the Frey's and under the command of William Lovie III. the Frey's were to be treated with the utmost of care. William though would be skeptical of them at the same time due to the conversation that he had with Menelia Proudmoore during the Nortburg Tournament of 5125 where Menelia Candice Anthor, and Jon Snow would continue to spend time together and she continued to attempt to seduce him, but his father's teachings about honor made him unable to do so. She would go to the port when the Freys arrived with Jon Snow beside her, and as the Freys visited it seemed clear to the Lucernians that the Freys were after a marriage. After discussions over the female Frey's that they brought with them went well it was believed by all those that were there that everything was going according to plan. After the Freys returned with Roslin Frey the most pretty of the girls that had been sent the Lucernians would make the mistake of not bringing Tytos Lannister to the meeting (Keven had been commanded not to by Tywin Lannister knowing that it would make them think it was Robb Starke they were offering) and this led the Frey's to believe that Robb was being offered. When this was made verbal there was laughter from several Lucernians who saw it as a joke that the Freys would believe Robb Starke would marry someone like a Frey. Black Walder Frey would take out his sword and fighting nearly broke out before his father Stevron Frey grabs ahold of him and controls the situation. The Freys leave after this with parting words from Lothar Frey being very threatening to Robb Starke of whom they feel greatly insulted them.
The Frey's would return to their ships following the argument and despite attempts by many including a near marriage proposal created by Candice Anthor and Stevron Frey the other Freys were intimidated by Black Walder Frey and refused to listen to the heir of Frey in Stevron Frey. On the route back from Eastfall it is known that during the night everyone went to bed, and the next morning the boat had its anchors up, and many on board were dead including Stevron his wife, and the captain. Everyone believed that Black Walder had done it, but unable to prove it and unwilling to be next on the chopping block noone mentioned it, and the story returning to Frey was that the captain had gone insane and killed Stevron and his wife.
Trouble in Highport
Alongside the other forces it would be Robin Highport that travels to Eastfall in order to take part in the celebrations for the new city alongside his friends. Shortly before they leave Fogtown his sister Lara Highport comes down with a sickness due to her pregnancy with their second child and thus stayed behind while Robin Highport left Fogtown by boat traveling to Eastfall. Arriving in Fogtown he finds his friends forcing him to go to the newest local brothel and after a confrontation with Percival Lott he is convinced that the only way to keep his relationship with Larra a secret is to follow their lead and thus he agrees to sleep with a whore at the brothel, and unknown to him the whore he is paired with is Vanessa Cleef of whom is in the process of being tricked by several noble girls into believing this will make her popular. Vanessa Cleef would travel to Anthor for the same reason as Robin, and accompanied by her family there was much thought to finding the fourteen year old Vanessa a future prospect for a husband, but in this regard she was extremely uncomfortable and was not looking forward to this. Entering the room where he believes he will sleep with a whore he finds Vanessa Cleef of whom convinced that she will popular if she sleeps with Robin decides to play the part as best she can, and so desperate for popularity is Vanessa that she is able to convince Robin that she is a whore at the brothel, and he eventually after having a connection with her sleeps with Vanessa.
Arrival of Kul Tiras
While the situation in Lucerne was coming under control it was other regions that were feeling a different feeling and of these the situation in Kul Tiras was one of fear and chaos. Following the marriage of Derek Proudmoore to Sauria Frey the relationship between the Freys and Proudmoore's should have gotten better but instead it had gotten far worse with Tiras ships and Frey ships fighting on the Rhine. This got worse when the Empire of Frey declared war on Kul Tiras in the Frey Invasion of Kul Tiras but despite having superior numbers the navy of Kul Tiras was able to defeat the Frey's at sea and thus push back the invasion. Realizing that they would not survive another invasion Kul Tiras first looked to the Riverlands, and Lorderon for assistance but when both negotiations went no where it was the Kingdom of Lucerne that would be viewed as the next best option.
Meeting the Hearth Druids
The Truth Comes Out
William watches as Leven walks away from the tent and then lets Elsa into his tent where once inside she shows him the letter. Reading the letter it is written by an unknown writer but details how the Druids of the Hearth are corrupted by evil and mean to simply distract Lucerne so that there true plans can move forward.
Kriegs Reich Marshal
The Kriegs Reich Marshal controls the second largest force within the Order of the Red Dragon behind only the Wehrmacht thus making him a very powerful Reich Marshal. His position allows him control over all the ships of the Kreigs Navy, but also the small but elite Kreigs Marines of whom are specially bred for seaborne invasions and were instrumental in the Invasion of Yerness.
See Also : Vanduin Lonar
Vanduin Lonar is the son of two lowly farmers from the eastern reaches of the valley of Lucerne thus making him a commoner and not a member of any noble family. Vanduin had one sibling in the form of Ulia Lonar of whom was killed during the Gondor Civil War after their village was caught in the middle of the conflict. Vanduin would marry following his becoming a Dragon Knight of House Anthor, and would be married into a noble family in the form of Irene Hooper of the Anthor vassal House Hooper. With Irene Hooper he has three children of which are all members of his knightly House Lonar in the form of Tavin, Varlia, and Mellia Lonar of which Tavin is one of his top commanders in the Kriegs Marine and a talented ship captain, his son Varlia is the Lord of House Lonar in everything but actual title, while his daughter Mellia is also a member of the Kriegs Marine where she captains her own boat and has become notorious for her brutality in boarding actions.
Vanduin Lonar was born in a poor village inside of Gondor, and during this time he was constantly wishing for a better life but understood that his family was doing the best that they could. He would become a localized commander of the Gondor defences of the area, and in this position he would remain until the coming of the Lucernians into the region heralded great change in his life. Years before the actual Gondor war with Lucerne his home was attacked by a small party of Lucernian forces led by House Lannister and assisted by House Anthor who had been sent to temper the violence done during the attack. During this attack House Lannister would put the village to flame, and capture all the survivors. As Vanduin was prepared for execution he was pardoned by Tommen Anthor of whom knighted him on the spot so that the Lannister's couldn't still execute him. This made Vanduin and Tommen close friends, and Vanduin would return to Stormwind with his knew Lord where he would become closer to the inner circle of House Anthor to the point that he was married to Irene Hooper in order to make him truly a noble. Over the next years he would father three children, and he and his wife were very much in love, and Vanduin became fanatical in his devotion to House Anthor, and the overal Kingdom of Lucerne.