|POV Role||Lucerne Series|
|Appears In||Westros (Book)|
|Father||† Trance Zegers|
|Mother||† Nycissis Zegers|
Leighton Zegers is the daughter of Trance, and Nycissis Zegers making her a member of House Zegers. Leighton has four siblings in the form of Nick, Kevin, Emily, and Scotty Zegers of which Nick was a silent boy until he became a darker man under the influence of his brother Kevin, while Kevin lost his morals during the incidents with Natalie Portmane and has raised and fostered a very large and powerful force within Valeria, Emily Zegers betrayed the house and the Valerians and since this betrayal she has lived in Lorderon to protecgt herself, and finally Scotty Zegers of whome is the current Emperor of the Valerian Empire and at the same time the Lord of House Zegers making him the most powerful member of House Zegers alive.
She silently and secretly runs the Free Valerian Army which is a fake rebellion group that attempts to find traitors to the Kingdom. She has grown to become almost protective of the Free Army which is problamatic since it is created to be destroyed. Each time she is forced to cull the army she has become more and more emotionally upset about the task, and has started to hide members of the army from the killings. Leighton Zegers following the coup of Kevin Zegers would hide herself within the fortress of Trasnet where she continued to use her network of spies to try and strike back against her brother of whom she now deeply hated.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 History
- 2.1 Early History
- 2.2 Valerian Peasent Revolt
- 2.3 Lorderon-Valerian-Arnor War
- 2.4 Free Valerian Army
- 2.5 Trasnet
- 2.6 Second Arnor War
- 3 Family Members
- 4 Relationships
- 5 POV Role
Leighton Zegers is extremely loyal to her House, and this fact she has proven time and again, with her constant betrayal of anyone who she deems a threat to her House's control.
Despite leading a privileged and prominent lifestyle, Leighton is generally characterized as a comical overachiever. At times, Leighton's ambition can lead her to embrace a haughty and scheming side. Generally speaking, Leighton is ruled by her insecurities, despite a confident exterior, usually caused by her feeling inferior to Emily. While she's regarded as being extremely knowledgeable, Leighton seldom leaves success to chance, or to her own talents, and usually works to sabotage her competition. Typically, Leighton finds rivals in most females, including (and sometimes especially) Emily, her best friend. A result of this insecurity, Leighton does not trust easily, and when she does is always tremendously hurt when she feels betrayed. However, despite her manipulative and often ruthless behavior, she is revealed to have a sensitive and loving nature as well. This side is revealed time and time again especially when Blair must come to the defense of someone she cares about.
- "My life had purpose back then. I didn't matter that in the back of my mind I knew what I was becoming was terrible all that mattered was that I was helping my family. In my mind it all made sence, or maybe I just worked tirelessly to keep the lie going."
- -Leighton Zegers
Leighton Zegers was born the third oldest child of Nyisisses, and Trance Zegers. She grew up a trusting and loving girl, but the death of her father caused her mind to become paranoid in many ways and turned her away from her earlier interests in homemaking, and weaving. During her youth she absolutely ideolized her older brother Scotty Zegers and this love for him led her to attempt to constantly be good enough for him to care about
her. She did have non-sibling like feelings for him but she understood that wasn't possible so she constantly barried these feelings and attempted to just go about her days.
- "My feelings for Scotty drove me forward in all the things that I did. I knew my sister was starting to have fears about what we were doing but I ignored these and just moved forward into a new direction that I hoped my brother would accept more."
- -Leighton Zegers
These desires to please him led Leighton to begin life as a informant for the house far before she founded the Free Valerian Army, and the first was the betrayal of her best friend in Emily Zegers. She and Emily had always been basically inseperable and truly the best of friends, but as they got older Emily begin to hate the way the leadership of House Zegers treated the people of Valeria. In this way she begin to discuss openly with Leighton about how she planned to inform the neighboring kingdoms about what kind of behavior the leadership was going into. Leighton at that moment understood there was a line in the sand and she could either be loyal to her best friend or her obsessive love for Scotty Zegers. She eventually decided to rat on Emily Zegers and this caused her near death but she would escape to Lorderon where she became a gaurded guest of the Kingdom of Lorderon, and the Kingdom of Lucerne following this.
Valerian Peasent Revolt
Main Article : Valerian Peasent Revolt of 5122
|Valerian Peasent Revolt|
We are filled with traitors. Surrounded by the men who murdered our mother, and father.
Following this news Leighton Zegers visits the capital of the Kingdom of Trasnet and its massive Trasnet Castle with her brother Scotty, his wife and children, and sister Emily of whom are to meet with the king of Trasnet in the form of King Albert Tonminton and his court about the rumors of the court of Trasnet supporting rebels in the Empire of Valeria. The King is shown to be a very kind man of whom without outright admitting his involvement admits to supporting the rebels but will stop if Scotty will promise that the food rationing put in place by his father will be stopped. Scotty understands the logic of what he says and the two agree that when he returns he will put an end to the rationing through whatever means necessary. During this meeting they are also introduced to Larenic Ornris of whom is the Numenorian Chancellor of the Kingdom of Trasnet and is shown to be just as kind a man as the King but also speaks more harshly of the situation then the king also bringing up the plight of the Atlantians in the Kingdom of Valeria to the north. With the negotiations over Scotty Zegars and his wife and children are escorted by the King into the gardens of Trasnet, and while at first wishing to go and see them Leighton sees several youth around the same age as her and leaves her brother and sister to go and meet them. Meeting the other youth she learns they are the two younger children of the King of Trasnet in the form of Edmund, and Triss Tonminton and the three spend hours together playing until finally she is found by her older sister Emily of whom brings her back to the group as they are going to head home. The chapter ends with Leighton riding with her family and looking back at the city and seeing Edmund, and Triss waving to her from the walls of the might fortress.
Death of the Emperor
In the days leading up to the murder of the Emperor, and his wife the Empire of Valeria underwent serious riots due to the fact that the emperor was withholding large amount of food, and charging more and more taxes to pay for his expensive hobbies. This was quickly devolving into street warfare which Scotty was placed in charge of putting down due to his father's love for him. Scotty dealt with the rioters brutally in that he basically instigated a curfew which if broke you were deemed to be a traitor to the Kingdom. When this heavy hand didn't stop the day time riots he brought the elite palace gaurd of Munchen to the fray and massacred a crowd of two hundred people rioting at the local market. This massacre was the last straw and the rioters launched themselves into a frenzy in which brought them to the steps of the palace. There were so many rioters that the forces under Scotty's command were not enough to hold them back so they begin breaking inside the palace itself. During this chaotic time the rioters managed to get inside the throne room of Trance Zegers and proceeded to cut his head off and carry his lifeless body through the streets.
Main Article : Munchen War
It was like this constant ache in my head the entire time I was in Forks. Something felt wrong but I could just never place my finger on the reason behind it. While I lived this fake life I just kept living within my dreams.
The Empire of Valeria had for generations fallen under the sphere of influence of The Empire and under King Trance Zegers they had sought a way out of this and thus had worked diplomatically to move closer to the Kingdom of Arnor forging relationships through marriage with the Arnorians including most notably Martivian Zegers III., and Illiana Hemsworth of whom were married creating an alliance between Arnor and Valeria of which led to many other ideas for alliances including the one that would change the entire region when Leighton Zegers would plan a marriage between House Zegers and House Menathil from the Numenorian Kingdom of Lorderon. Following the secret agreement of betrothal between Calia Menathil and Kevin Zegers it would be Arturas Zegg who would leave the capital of Valeria in order to accompany his younger half brother Kevin of whom is planning to travel southward in order to fufill this betrothal and in this journey Kevin is planning to become a true man, and thus on the begging of his brother's departure he is going to travel by boat to Lorderon leaving Kevin to travel alone on the road. His departure from Munchen is met by great sadness by his family outside of his father of whom is shown to have little love for him, but his fathers wife Nycissisa is shown to be very loving towards him. Following his and Kevin's departure from Munchen they are escorted to the Goet capital port city of Tilmeer where Kevin will take a boat to Noveria and then make his way southward on his own while Arturas will go by boat straight to Lorderon. Saying goodbye to his brother Kevin it is shown that Kevin continues to be a funny young man with a strong sense of loyalty to his family and the two siblings depart as best friends. Remaining in Tilmeer for several weeks knowing how long it will take for Kevin to reach Lorderon trying to get there by land all the way to Riverun he grows close to several members of the Goet noble family in the form of House Tinglestad.
Kevin would travel by horse on his own as his first test, and he would be tested many times on the road. He made his first stop in Westbridge, and during his brief stop there he made notes about the harshness of the leading House Malfoy, and planned to address this when he had the chance one day. He would go further south into the Riverlands, and while he was crossing a bridge he was stopped by Highwaymen who wanted him to pay a toll. The leader would try and stop the hustle when he noticed the powerful sword carried by the young man and feared he was some kind of noble, but his men saw it differently and wanted the sword for themselves. A scuffle would break out and after a brief fight Kevin killed the bandits two men, and took the bandit as his prisoner. He and the bandit would travel together and reached the port of Riverrun where Kevin prepared to let the bandit go, but instead he said that his name was Tanden Snow a bastard from Lucerne and he wanted to remain under Kevin`s service until he wasn`t needed anymore. Kevin would accept the offer and together they traveled to Lorderon together.
Kevin Zegars arrival in Lorderon was greeted by the entire royal court of Lorderon as they wanted a strong marriage between Kevin and one of their daughters to cement a relationship between House Zegars, and House Menathil. While he was getting introduced to the noble family he was escorted by Natalie Portmane to his room, and they would talk for some time becoming friends. As he knew noone outside of Arturas Flowers he and Natalie grew very close, and she came to love the kindness that Kevin showed her and the fact that he didn`t look down on her for her lowborn status. Her relationship with Kevin was one that quickly grew into love, and through this love her family and his saw lots of oppurtunities.
Natalie and Kevin grew so much in love that they together begin discussing the possibility of marriage, and Kevin at first saw little hope after sending a raven to his brother and hearing back that their was little chance the marriage would be approved of. When he told Natalie about this she was beyond sad, and they drifted apart for a time. Without Natalie he didn't feel like himself and thus he left the city and went home where he hoped to convince his parents and brother about the logic of his decision. Despite the fact that she was a lowborn Kevin had talked his parents into ignoring this and allowing him to marry her a feat that was difficult due to how stubborn his family was. When he returned to Lorderon he was so excited to tell Natalie about what he had accomplished for them but he found that she had changed somewhat in his time gone from loving him to caring little about his presence. It would take time but he would follow her and discover her meeting with Chris Hemsworth and in that moment he knew what had changed.
It was during this time that fate would have it Natalie began to see Chris Hemsworth the Prince of Arnor and a man of incredible importance. Chris had taken to the role of traveling with the major trading envoys between Arnor, and on one of these trips he met up with Natalie. Eventually the two fell in love which caused Keven Zegers to slowly become overcome with hatred towards Natalie. Where once there was affection, there was now only malice. Natalie was alone in her room one night when Kevin who she barely thought of anymore with the same lust and love as before entered silently into her room. Kevin begged to know what she was doing, and why she would hurt him in this manner. She knew she couldn't give him the anwsers that he wanted so she attempted to appease the situation by delaying the inevitable and she denied that their was anything romantic between herself and Chris. When the next day he followed her when she went to meet with Chris he watched as the two had sex, and thus he knew that she was a liar. Eventually after numerous confrontations with Natalie, and Chris the situation boiled over. At first Kevin attempted to find ways to have Chris removed but he quickly realized that he couldn't beat him in a fight and he was also constantly gaurded by his personal gaurd. With this out of the way of possibility his anger now completely focused on Natalie Portmane of whome he begin to have increasingly violent, and sadistic dreams about.
Kevin in his desperation was tricked by many of the nobles of Lorderon of whom told him lies that Natalie was in fact not interested in Chris but was infact being tricked into the action by some kind of Magi. At first not belieing this and being lost in sadness, he became so depressed that the lies begin to ring true to him. He started watching her during the night while she was intimate with Chris, and as the madness of his depression grew he came to create many signs that she did in fact hate Chris and longed for him to save her. He would wait weeks until Chris left to return to Arnor where he was getting permission to marry Natalie, and he prepared his plan to rescue Natalie from the prison he now truly believed she was living in. The night finally came for Kevin and he tried to sneak out but Arturas was awoken by Kevin sneaking out of their room and following him he sees he is returning to Natalie's room where he watches from the window as Kevin has already got inside the room and is hiding in the closest and he watches Natalie speak to her brother Jaime about her love for Chris Hemsworth and then following Jaime leaving Kevin comes out of the closest and while at first begging her to love him. She was so shocked that he was there and the madness that he was spewing that she called out for Chris to save her, and this tore away at much of the lies that Kevin had built up causing him to lash out at Natalie, and following this everything devolves very quickly and Kevin tries to rape her but before he can, and before Arturas is forced to shoot his own brother with a crossbow to stop him Jaime returns and the two fight nearly killing Kevin before Arturas comes in and saves Kevin dragging him away after locking Jaime in the closet. Kevin would be carried by Arturas into the canals beneath the city where he would recuperate his strength and together the two would leave the city. Back with Natalie the situation was chaotic with Lianna Menathil convinsing the King that this was an act of war and thus triggering the war between Lorderon and Valeria.
At 19 she ran away from Lorderon following the attack by Kevin Zegers. She arrived in Arnor nearly two weeks after she left and when she arrived she was greeted at the gates by the pained face of Chris Hemsworth who on one hand was thrilled that she had come to him but on the other knew that the reason behind it wasn't going to be a good one.
When Kevin arrived back in Munchen he was absolutely covered in blood, and was clasping the ruined pieces of Natalie's clothes. He went on a long tirade about what happened, and realizing what he had atleast attempted to do, and hearing him laugh about how he was going to get away with it was too much for Emily.
The War Begins
Main Article : Munchen War
Following the attempted rape of Natalie Portmane, and the blaten assault on the citizens of Lorderon it was the position of both Arnor, and Lorderon that the Empire of Valeria owed an apology to them. When diplomats from Lorderon, and Arnor arrived in Munchen in order to hear the apology of the Empire of Valeria everything went according to plan as Scot Zegars would meet with them and attempted to smooth things over. Promises of financial restitutions were made, and the diplomats were prepared to leave when Kevin Zegars stormed into the room and shot the Lorderon diplomat through the chest with a crossbow before several of his cronies stepped in as well and killed the remainder of the diplomatic envoy. Scotty would repremand his brother and the cronies of Kevin were arrested, but the damage was completely too much for talk. The moment news reached Lorderon, and Arnor of the massacre they would mass their troops and call upon their allies to assist them in liberating Valeria from the madness of Kevin Zegars.
Chris Hemsworth would lead the army of western Arnor into the conflict, and they would quickly put the city of Munchen under siege as they bypassed the other villages and forts of the Empire of Valeria. As this happened the forces of Lorderon moved up the Rhine and would land on the southern side of Munchen where they too would join the siege. The two forces laid down heavy artillery against the defenders, and Scotty realized very quickly they were going down if things kept moving in this direction.
The Goet Betrayal
Having returned to Valeria through Goet it is Arturas Zegg that is forced to deal with the reprecutions of the arrival of the Kingdom of Lorderon in the southern region of Goet and this forces him to begin planning for the defence of the Kingdom. His planning comes to an end when he summoned to the council room of the King of Goet and told by the King that the Kingdom of Goet will not be marshaling its troops for the defence of Munchen, and will allow the Lordeorn forces to cross their lands without stopping them. Unwilling to let his family languish without helping them he goes to leave the room but is arrested by the Goet Palace Guard in order to make sure that he doesn't leave the capital and travel to Munchen where members of House Tinglestad worry that he will die alongside the remainder of his family. Shocked over what is happening Erwin Tinglestad enters the room and reveals that he has sided against the Kevin Zegers forces and for this has chosen to imprison Arturas in order to protect him from death. Getting very angry over being restrained he is eventually knocked out by the guards, and then wakes up in a cell with Ludgera holding his hand.
Leighton Versus the Rebels
Arriving at Ebonheart she meets with the royal family of Ebonheart in the form of king Ilrin-Endrian Ghoellion, and prince Tar-Edrian Ghoellion of whom are very nice to her in their meeting but are vague in their decision on who they shall support, but invite her to a dinner that night where they will be making there decision, and as she is shown to her quarters she spots several guards of House Tinglested of whom she approaches seeing prince Adelhard Tinglestad of whom she goes to. Speaking with Adelhard she is unable to get him come right and say anything but he does reveal that he will be sadly her enemy at the dinner, and hearing this Leighton realizes that there is a resistence afoot to turn against the Kingdom of Munchen and more importantly against her brother Scott.
Frenlick Assault of Valeria
Sencing the weakness of the Valerian Empire it would be Tari-Frenlin Farrin the Monarch of the Republic of Frenlick that would go before the Senate of Frenlick and put forth the plan of action to attack the Kingdom of Valeria and free the Atlantians of the Kingdom as well as take control of the coasts of the Kingdom. Following the agreement of the Senate of Frenlick it would Robin Farrin would follow his fathers command when he joined his older brother Tur-Grondlin in invading the Kingdom of Valeria of which was the northern element of the Empire of Valeria. The Frenlick made landfill around the Atlantian cultural capital of Ae'lehn where it would be joined by the rebellious Atlantians of the region who were extremely supportive of the Frenlick invasion. During this initial invasion one of the most important of the early battles was the Battle of Castle Ventellia where the forces of the Frenlick Elur Er-Neithril Iallril of whom alongside her daughter Er-Lhossia Iallril would lead a dozen Elur and sixty Frenlick Knights and a thousand men at arms into a sneak assault on the castle which allowed the only land route movement north into Valeria. during the events of the Lorderon-Arnor-Valerian War, and during the fighting they would take the Valerian capital of Thornstall.
Coming of The Empire
Following her failure to gain the support of both Ebonheart, and Trasnet it would be Leighton riding out of the walls of Trasnet Castle with tears in her eyes over her failure, but as she rides down the road with her personal guards she realizes that she cannot return to Munchen with failure as if she does they will lose the war and her brother will die, and thus she makes a decision to find assistance even if it means going outside of Valeria. Leighton having left Trasnet made her way down the road when her guard says they stop as they are almost at the city, and riding slowing over the hill she spots the massive city stretched out in front of them. Riding through the gates of the city it is revealed to be Nuln the capital of Austria and as they ride they make their way to the palace where they reach and upon reaching she demands to see the elector count. The chapter ends with Leighton woken in her room by a knock at the door and opening the door she is met by Fulco Troy of whom leads her to the palace chamber where meeting with Priam Troy they discuss that Austria will support Valeria if the Arnor-Lorderon alliance attacks them, and hearing this Leighton realizes that she has saved her brother and as Priam discusses the rallying of the army of Austria she leaves the palace re-joining her guards as they make there way back to Munchen. Two weeks into the siege though a messenger arrived at the camp of the army of Arnor from The Empire that dictated that in two days they would arrive and clear the battlefield if necessary. Chris's scouts reported that the force incoming was far larger then theirs and that news was coming in that Thedas, Tevinter, and other Kingdoms of Thedas were moving to mobilize as well. Realizing that the alliance had no hope of defeating those forces in this manner he ordered the general retreat and sent word to Lorderon's forces to retreat as well. Before he left he approached the walls and attempted to get Kevin to fight him in a duel but when that proved hopeless he simply threatened Kevin Zegars before leaving the young prince horribly embarrassed.
Inside Munchen the damage was extensive and the forces of Valeria were badly damaged emotionally by the weakeness shown by Kevin Zegars. Scotty Zegars over the incident was forced to exile his brother Kevin - of whom he would not speak to again after this day - to the eastern side of Valeria in the form of the fort of Valeria. On top of exiling his brother he rounded up much of Kevin's friends and supporters from the capital of Munchen and throughout Valeria and had them judged on their guilt. Many of them were found guilty and sent to the dungeons of Munchen where they would toil till they were dead. It was this last act that burned Kevin the most as he didn't particularly care about Munchen, and wanted to get away from his siblings anyway but it was the loss of his servents that sent him over the edge. Despite the peace treaty between the forces of Valeria, and Lorderon the war would continue in the north of Valeria as a part of the agreement had been that the Valerian-Frenlick conflict would be left to be resolved by the two combatants.
Free Valerian Army
Main Article : Free Valerian Army
- "After I betrayed Emily I started to feel like I had more to offer then just being some influencial women hiding in the background. I begin to believe that I could build something on my own without the assistence of anyone elce. When I asked Scotty about it he was more then reseptive, and this drove me towards the creation of the Free Valerian Army."
- -Leighton Zegers
Leighton felt that being a political wife wasn't the only thing she could do for her family so she approached her brother Scotty with the idea of forming her own rebellious group in order to lure traitors out of the society. She did this only three seperate occasions where she would built them up to such a point that there would be numerous loyalists to the Free Valerian Army and the first two times she had no problem destroying much of the leadership when the time came but on the third time she became more invested in the growth of the Free Army of Valeria and through this she came to know and begin to love one of the leaders of the Army in
- "I got tired of all the death. What was the point in even working at building something just to tear it down. The longer it went on the more I hated myself, and lost my hold on the reasons that once seemed so obvious to me."
- -Leighton Zegers
The cycle of destruction and recreation was something that at the beggining Leighton was very clearly understanding in, but with each time she became more confused as to why it had to be this way. She grew close to certain members of the leadership in the army and begin to feel a level of commadre with these men that she had barely felt anymore amongst the broken leadership of the Kingdom of Valeria. Realizing things were changing she gathered together another group of men that she knew to be of little honor and even less morals and corralled them into a mercenary group that she could use later on. As she grew closer to the leadership she realized she didn't have the heart to destroy them, and because of this during the third culling of the army she hid them along with many of the other top level leadership of the army.
Alongside the hiding of the leadership, she also hid large segments of the actual forces of the Free Valerian Army, and when the time came to acutally cull the army she gave them a list of the evil men that she had cultivated instead. Because noone questioned her loyalty their was little questions regarding the people that had been killed. This was a distinctly traitorous move, and it caused her great discomfort to do, but it was something she no longer could accept. When she met back up with her men she begin to realize that she could not return to her family in the same way that she had, and the only way forward was to free the people of Valeria herself. She would return briefly to her brother Scotty where she in her own mind said goodbye to him, but she knew that from the look on his face he was lost to the depression and stress that being the Emperor of Valeria was giving him, and thus he didn't understand what she was trying to tell him and just dismissed her without any sort of emotion.
- "That was the moment everything changed. After that I would never be able to look my family in the face again. I had created a lie for the purpose of good instead of evil, but where I had thought this would make me feel better about what I'd done I still felt like I had betrayed something."
- -Leighton Zegers
So for a girl who had lived her life in the protection and loyalty to her house she now found her loyalty to something new. This new loyalty led her to begin to question everything that was happening. She begin to question whether the violence againt their people was truly neccessary, and as she asked this she found she didn't believe it was anymore. Leighton attempted to talk to her brother Scotty about this but he wouldn't hear about it. Without Scotty to guide her she begin pushing herself completely into her love of the Free Army, and she commanded that her leadership corp, and forces move to the second largest town in Valeria in the form of Breman. No more was this a joke force that was built to be destroyed for the enjoyment of the leaders in Munchen, this was a force that was extremely loyal to Leighton and was willing to all die to a man to make the Valerian region free of evil. Much like her brother Kevin had carved out his own little Kingdom she too begin to carve out her own west of Munchen and the Fort of Valeria in the small town of Bremen.
Leighton Zegers following the coup of Kevin Zegers would hide herself within the fortress of Trasnet where she continued to use her network of spies to try and strike back against her brother of whom she now deeply hated.
Second Arnor War
Main Article : Second Arnor War
|Second Arnor War|
This right here is a line. If you cross that line my friend we are going to have issues. Stay away from Arnor. Leave it to its own devises and our two nations can have peace...If you threaten them, then I'm going to threaten you....It is that simple.
|Valerian Invasion of Arnor|
The Valerians have sacked the west. The prince is dead. The Empire is flooding the east.
Valerian Invasion of Arnor
Main Article : Valerian Invasion of Arnor
Following the succesful coup of Kein Zegars against his brother Scott Zegers the Empire of Valeria had become a hotbed of chaos activity that was only resisted by his sister Leighton Zegers of whom was leading the Free Army of Valeria against the chaos forces of her brother. Kein would draw hundreds of chaos knights to him from all across central Europe, all of whom brought with them hundreds upon thousands of cultists of which swelled his forces in Valeria to the point he begin plotting his next move. Of the five kingdoms that made up of the Valerian Empire there was only two that were out of his control in the form of the Republic of Frenlick, and the Kingdom of Trasnet and while this was worrying it was still a very positive time for him but instead of feeling secure he would instead he became paranoid and fearful of rebellion against him. This paranoia would be fed by the Councillors around him of whom fed him false information that he was being laughed at by the Republicans of Frenlick about his embarrassment at the hands of Chris Hemsworth so many years previously. Believing he was never going to be respected and loved until he had gotten his revenge Kevin would begin open hostilities against the already overstretched forces of Arnor. Bringing with him an army of his forces he begin wiping out small villages and farms all across western Arnor, and from these acts he would instigate the army of Loust into fighting him on the field of battle.
Massacre at Yein
Main Article : Massacre at Yein
The city of Loust was led by the experienced commander Dur-Arnet Hartas of whom led some ten thousand troops onto the field against the army of Kevin Zegars of whom had some where around four thousand but many thousand were cultists and ill equipped. This force of Loust was nearly half the entire forces that Arnet could bring to bear and hearing about the scale of the attack he had decided quickly to not take the attack lightly. The two forces met near the village of Yein, and Arnet would deploy his forces in a standard defensive posture and waited for the forces of Kevin to come to him. Kevin though was now answering to a higher voice, and the night before the battle hundreds of captured farmers, and villagers were sacrificed to Slanaash, and this led to the summoning of dozens of monstrous demons, and thousands of smaller demons. These demons moved at the front of the army, and the forces of Arnor awoke to horns alerting them to the coming attack. The demons hit the army of Arnet with a ferocity that was unseen among mortals, and fear struck them as they fought monsters from their nightmares. The demons ran rampant killing dozens of Arnor soldiers for very one of them that fell, and then what little moral remained in the Arnor forces collapsed when N'kari a keeper of Secrets massacred the entire command regiment of the army and nearly ripped Arnet to pieces before he was taken from the field by his son. What little remained of the army attempted to retreat but the majority of the army was massacred trying to retreat by the mortal forces led by Kevin of whom had moved in behind the army to complete the destruction.
Nearly the entire army of Loust that had left the town was massacred but small groups managed to flee the field including Arnet Hartas and his son Grehlion Hartas of whom found themselves unable to move towards Loust and instead moved northward. Finding themselves crossing the border of Arnor into the Kingdom of Trasnet they would be caught during the night by a border guard force of Trasnet of whom took the commander and his son back to the capital of Trasnet. Following the defeat of the Loust forces at the Masacre at Yein it was Olivia Hartas who watched as her uncle Teri-Voust Hartas III. took command of House Hartas with her father and brother both believed to be dead, and despite offering him advise she was ignored and her uncle would plan a defense of Loust which was not aligned with what Olivia would have done.
Word filtered back to eastern Arnor about the invasion through the words of the few survivors of the massacre, and through this they came to understand the consequences of what was going on. The men who returned spoke stories of demons, and monsters among the enemy, but this was taken as madness by the leadership of Loust so they never sent this information eastward towards Fornost. The King of Arnor in Jonas Hemsworth by this point was clinging to life, and thus Chris Hemsworth took control of the situation and decided very quickly that he would lead a large force west to deal with the monsters. Chris would raise some sixty thousand troops of whom he gathered within two weeks and was marching on Loust with all speed. Another army from Frostmore was assembled, but it was forced away from the conflict by the harassment of Lord Harshion the most senior Lord of Kevin's forces. Lord Harshion would capture hundreds of people north of Frostmore in raids, and send them back to Fort Valeria in chains where they awaited a fate worse then death. Whenever the army of Frostmore led by Sif Hemsworth attempted to engage him he simply vanished into the forests, and escaped the chase. While he was raising the army, and marching the forces of Kevin had besieged the city of Loust of whom was completely cut off from assistance. Kevin by this point had swelled his army to some ten thousand mortals, and nearly twenty thousand demons. His demonic army swelled as he massacred all the villages, and farms east of Loust that had thought themselves safe from the threat. So by the time that Chris was assembled the forces of Kevin numbered nearly fifty thousand of many different kinds of troops. The Demonic army maintained the siege of Loust while Kevin and his mortal forces ran around the Loust province killing and plundering the entire area in the name of Slanaash.
Battle of Loust
Main Article : Battle of LoustWhen Chris Hemsworth arrives at the besieged town of Loust he is horrified to see a massive army of Chaos demons surrounding the city instead of the normal military of Valerians that he assumed were attacking the city. Chris would fight a pitched battle now called the Battle of Loust where he and Kevin Zegars fought on the southern outskirts of the city. As Chris led his forces into the Battle he was forced to deal with the two different armies of Valeria and he chose to attack the demons first believing them the greater threat. After making early success against the demons, his lines begin to crumble as the army of Kevin smashed into them, and Chris was forced to move against the smaller army of Kevin while the main force continued to fight the demons off the walls. As the melee continued once again the tide turned when N'kari the Greater Demon defeated Chris's second in command in a duel, and routed his squad of cavalry. Causing a panic the retreat of his cavalry and the seemingly invincible nature of the demon meant the infantry around the fight begin retreating causing near mass panic. Chris attempted to sway the retreat but quickly discovered his army in near full retreat. Is-Rillion Vensworth who pointed at the massive demon that was butchering their troops and asking her to follow him she did but with great fear and together the two confronted the demon N'kari. After several minutes of fighting the demon knocked Hermione to the ground and without her magi support Rillion was destroyed by the Fade as it overwhelmed him sucking him inside the fade itself, but Hermione overcome with rage at his death got back to her feet and fought against the demon. As the two fought to a standstill Hermione Granger talked with the demon who revealed herself as a titan named N'kari and as they fought and talked Hermione was painfully aware that the Arnor forces around her had all but collapsed and eventually she became surrounded by demons and mortal cultists and as they pushed in on her she released her guards sundering the ground around her killing hundreds of cultists and demons but knocking herself out. Hermione would wake tied to a tree with a man sitting on a stool beside her who told her that she was a hostage and the man revealed himself to be a Dark Magi in the service of Keven Zegars in the form of Kieth Schwartz and the two talked briefly before she was shocked to see Kevin Zegers the man that Christoph had come to stop come towards her. Kevin wanted to have her executed but for some reason Kieth Schwartz lied to Kevin telling him that she was a member of the Circle of Magi and could be trusted. Saving her life the two would talk, and Kieth told her that he did this because Bill had told him that she was worthy of protection, and it was his best friends final command to him.
Despite the battle being lost he moved his royal guard forward and went towards the position of Kevin Zegars hoping to end the war in one fight. Kevin had moved into a ruined farmhouse, and Chris and his guard crashed their way into the farm killing their way through the guards of Kevin. Kevin seeing Chris entering the house laughed before turning around showing Chris the now nearly demonic form of Kevin. Realizing in that moment his mistake, Chris still attempted to fight Kevin but was quickly overwhelmed by the mutated version of Kevin Zegars. Chris was taken hold of by the remaining knights of Kevin and brought to kneel before Kevin, where Kevin forced terrible images of Natalie and her coming death into Chris's mind. As he screamed in agony Kevin used his demonic gifts to destroy Chris's mind, and as this continued Chris slumped to the floor in pain but Kevin released him before he died. Reveling in the pain he was causing Chris he grew overconfident and didn't notice one of Chris's guards lay nearly dead near Chris's broken form. Realizing the fate that awaited his master, the guardsmen threw a sword to Chris who jumped towards Kevin stabbing him through the chest. As he pushed the sword deeper trying to finish Kevin he felt the sword go limp in his hands as he felt the sword pierce his heart and looked down to see Kevin had stabbed him with his own sword. Chris fought to stay alive hoping to see Kevin die, but was shocked when Kevin simply pulled the sword from his chest, and his wound healed nearly in front of Chris's eyes. Chris's death shocked Arnor, and the demoralized army of Arnor could do nothing to help as Loust was sacked and completely wiped out by Kevin and his chaos forces. Chris's body was cut into hundreds of pieces and sent to Fornost as a final insult to the honorable heir to Arnor.
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