Kursten North is the daughter of Lolia Van Vosten, and Viserys Targaryan.II making her a member of House Targaryan through her father, and a member of House Vosten through her mother, but despite this she has the surname of North. Kursten has four half siblings in the form of Junet, Aegon, Whelan, and Martin Targaryan of which Martin died during the Battle of Fire Mountain, and Aegon Targaryan II. is a leading member of the Empire of Dragonstone's military, her sister Junet is the mayor of sorts of the port of Dragonsport, and her final sister Whelan is one of the leaders of the Dragon Temple in Dragonstone and greatly admired for this.
Kursten North was the first bastard child of Viserys Targaryan, and what happened following her death gave everyone the complete picture of what would happen should anyone step out on Tavillia Targaryan. Tavillia would walk up to Kursten's mother while she was holding Kursten and stab her repeadetly in the chest until she was finally restrained by Visery's who had come to see what all the noise was about. Following this Kursten was sent to stay with her uncle Jaeharies Targaryan, of whom tried his best to assist in raising her but she longed to return to her father one day. As she got older and this desire to return to living with her father overcame her she found herself discusted more and more by Tavilia Targaryan of whom she came to understand more and more was the women that had murdered her mother in a truly violent and cruel act.
Kursten North was the first bastard child of Viserys Targaryan, and what happened following her death gave everyone the complete picture of what would happen should anyone step out on Tavillia Targaryan. Tavillia would walk up to Kursten's mother while she was holding Kursten and stab her repeadetly in the chest until she was finally restrained by Visery's who had come to see what all the noise was about.
Following this Kursten was sent to stay with her uncle Jaeharies Targaryan, of whom tried his best to assist in raising her but she longed to return to her father one day. As she got older and this desire to return to living with her father overcame her she found herself disgusted more and more by Tavilia Targaryan of whom she came to understand more and more was the women that had murdered her mother in a truly violent and cruel act.
War of Five Armies
|War of Five Armies|
My sister fights in the West. My cousin in the north. This is where I fight. This is where I will resist the movement of our enemy. This is where we will destroy them.
With their attack grinding to a halt under the seemingly endless numbers of the Trolloc it was the decision of Rhaegar to try and find assistance where he could. Using gold from his supplies Rhaegar would send his cousin Daemon Blackfyre to the north where he was to meet with Kursten North, and her sister Junet Targaryan of whom were at Dragonsport and would assist him in moving into Pontus where they were to recruit mercenaries there in order to bring forces into northern Dragonstone while the remainder of the forces either moved west or south. Kursten North would work closely with Daemon and despite being unable to recruit most of the large mercenary groups they would arrive in Braavos where they met with the leaders of the Company of the Lion of whom they were able to recruit to their side. With the Company of the Lion recruited they would depart Pontus moving southward with the nearly four thousand mercenaries from Pontus of which gave them cause to reengage the offensive. Moving southward Daemon, and Kursten would find the Dragonsport besieged by the forces of Pontus but would move during the night into the forests west of the siege before sending word to Dragonsport about there arrival. This new offensive would take the Trollocs by suprise and led to several early victories in which it looked like the forces of Dragonstone might be able to push their enemies past the river and thus be able to fortify the river crossing. After a third victory though the assault would be countered when forces from Isengard begin to appear on the front, making it apparent that Sauron and Sauruman had conspired with the Trollocs to stop Dragonstone in its tracks. The Isengard reinforcements would fortify the river and stopped the Dragonstone forces from being able to assault the river and thus kept open the stream of reinforcements.
With the alliance of the two dark groups they were able to push the Dragonstone forces back further and further until eventually they were only a few miles from Red Keep. Sending word to Visery's to prepare the defences Rhaegar would return to Dragonstone briefly where he gathered the other two dragons that were old enough for battle and flew east of Red Keep. Leaving the defence of the fortress to his family he awaited the attack of the Mordor-Isengard forces before he struck with near complete shock. The Mordor and Isengard forces would push against Red Keep with nearly forty thousand Trollocs, and ten thousand Orcs and humans of Isengard and quickly put the castle under siege. Viseryan, and Red Wind would mount a spectacular defence of the western wall of which killed thousands with the loss of very few defenders, and when the full scale attack was launched Rhaegar finally had his moment. Using all three of his dragons he was able to defeat the Trolloc-Isengard army at Red Keep and bloodied their forces quite badly during the First Battle of Red Keep. The Trolloc-Isengard forces suffered extreme losses as the dragons chased them from the field burning their army nearly completely, but the Dragonstone forces would be unable to push their advantage when word came that Deneyres had suffered a near massacre against the Nordlings. Rhaegar at this point would be forced to go westward when his sister's attacks begin to fail due to serious resistence from the Kingdom of Nordling. Travelling westward he brought with him two of the dragons leaving only one dragon on the western front. Before he left he sent a letter to William Lovie detailing him the situation and how the dynamics were changing.
Tyrande Whisperwood would become involved in conflict against the Trollocs east of High Forest in the war called the First War of Five Armies. After alligning themselves somewhat with the humans of Dragonstone under the advise of Lucerne the forces of High Forest found the humans being pushed further back following the involvment of larger numbers of Trollocs, the forces of Isengard from the south, and finally the small forces of Bolten also in the area. Tyrande would lead the rangers into the Battle of Sodistin Mountain where the forces of Dragonstone, and High Forest would battle against a massive army of Trollocs, and Isengard allies, of which the battle would all but decide the fate of that region.
Battle of Sodistin
During the Battle the Sindar Elves would mass themselves into position behind the army of Dragonstone where their longer range could be of better use, and thus during the battle the Elves reigned incredible amounts of arrows on the Trollocs and Orcs. The army of Dragonstone consisted of two dragons in the form of Beleyrian, and Bevarion of whom were forced this time to deal with large numbers of Bat Riders sent from Mordor of whom kept them from destroying the massive Trolloc, Orcish force. The main Dragonstone army numbered nearly sixty thousand and was far more disiplened, and prepared then the opposng forces but their superior numbers gave them the ability to surround the army around the village of Sodistan. Despite all of this the numbers of Trollocs and Orcs shattered the Dragonstone center and forced a unorganized retreat where by much of the Dragonstone army was killed, and many of the High Forest army also fell. Following the battle Tyrande would regroup her forces near Red Keep and instead of staying with her new allies she pulled her forces back and retreated to High Forest to the discust of Rhaegar Targaryan who cursed Tyrande as a traitor.