Inner Gate of Lucerne
|Type of Goverment||District representation|
|Allegiance||Kingdom Of Lucerne|
|Ruling House||House Lovie|
|Location||southern peak of the Mountain of Lucerne|
|Language||German is the vast majority with small enclaves of others in the form of diplomats and aliens|
|Religion||Dragon Worship is the state sanctioned religion of Lucerne and their are barely any other religions.|
|Races, and Ethnicity||Germans are the vast majority of the population|
Lucerne is the capital of the Kingdom Of Lucerne and is situated at the southern tip of the Lucerne Mountains, and in the northern tip of the Lucernian Valley. The city is built in the center of what was once a mighty Mountain of the Lucernian Mountains, but the center was destroyed in massive explosions caused by the conflict between the Dwarves and Goblins.
Lucerne is built into a ruined Mountain Peak of which was destroyed during an ancient conflict that is now lost to time. The fact that it is within the mountain and their is an opening means that it is brighter, and with less weakenesses then a mountain hold but it also has none of the weakenesses of a normal town in that it can barely be sieged due to its location. To enter the town an army would have to travel down a killing field where in they must make three directional changes while the entire time they are being fired upon from three massive towers, and levels of ramparts built into the walls that conciele the huge number of troops defending the pass.
Lucerne is the administrative head of the Kingdom of Lucerne, and because of this much of the ruling class, and aristocrats of the Kingdom do either live in Lucerne, or send their children to the Academy of Lucerne. The Lucernian Academy is the springboard for any child who wants to be anything more then a lesser noble, and admitense into the academy is reserved for the brightest of the Lucernian children.
Founded by the Dwarves during the expansion in the Lucernian Mountains the original Lucerne was known as Thaig Luzurn and was dominated by two major Dwarven clans in the form of Clan Lunz, and Clan Duterez of whom were during the initial time of Thaig Luzern very close, but following the decline of Karak Ankor they took two different sides creating a major devision between the two. This conflict would come to ahead nearly four hundred years before the founding of Forks and would lead to the splitting of the mountians peak and the hollowing of the entire city leaving it uninhabited. humans from Forks, its construction was the debt the dwarfs of Karak Izor paid in order to gain their assistence in the Driving Tides. The construction took many years and its completetion would springload the creation of the Kingdom of Lucerne. From this point the entire growth of the Kingdom of Lucerne and the growth of the valley all brought a massive amount of wealth to the city itself facilitating a growth into being the most populated city in the Valley of Lucerne. Lucerne would be the site of the Bloody Supper, and following this a series of massacres which would culminate in the first and only siege of Lucerne of which loyalists would betray the defenders and let the attacking army through the pass into the mountain fortress. Inside the fortress they would force their way deep into the city and force the exit of John Lovie, and the rise of James Lovie. Under James Lovie the construction of the Sky Towers would happen of which would forever change the foundation of the city of Lucerne. The Sky Towers are like skyscrapers except for that they are made in medieval style, and these towers form the living space of the richest and most powerful amongst the city with the largest of the towers the home of House Lovie. As the kingdom stagnated under the rulership of Bill Lovie the city became split into two very distinct sections in the form of Lucerne Hold, and Lucerne proper of which Lucerne proper was filled with the vast majority of the population of whom lived in a slum like excistence. With Bill Lovie taken out of power by William Lovie III. the construction of another Sky Tower was completed as well as the expansion of the living quality of Lucerne Proper while in the north of the city the expansion of the Underway grew the excistence of a third part of the city in the form of Upper Lucerne.
Peak of Lucerne
The city of Lucerne is built in the center of what was once a very tall mountain in the Lucernian Mountains. The middle part of the mountain was destroyed by explosions caused by the Dwarves and Goblins fighting amongst themselves. The edges of the surviving parts of the mountain go almost 4 miles high making the city impenatrable to siege. The Dwarves during their assistence in the construction of Lucerne would also construct tunnels along the outer walls of the Mountain peak, and these are used to spray light within the mountain peak, as otherwise it would be a very dark place.
At the very peak of Lucerne sits a large amount of griffin nests of which are administered and protected by the Order of the Red Dragon's air based section. These were first founded under James Lovie, and were expanded under Bill Lovie of whom used the Griffons heavily for the travelling of his Circle of Magi as well as communication as his paranoia came to be directed at ravens as well leading to his declining use of Ravens.
Causeway of Lucerne
The city of Lucerne has only two entrances with the only route into the city for any sizeable number of people being a winding causeway built by the Dwarves. This Causeway loops at three spots and at each loop their is a tower built high in the causeway that can rain attacks on anyone foolish enough to enter. The towers themselves contain balistas (In the case of the Tower of Martin Hannover there are three balistas aiming down the causeway) and these balistas are capable of horrifying damage to a packed force trying to make there way through the causeway.
At the front of the causeway is the entrance to Lucerne, and it is here where there is a road that runs between the two man made lakes that run along side the edges of the entrance.
Inside each of these lakes sits two towers which can only be accessed by a tunnel that goes under the water and thus cannot be accessed by a land based force and must be either destroyed or ignored. Inside the lakes on each side are statues of The Dragon's Aenatrix, and Paxtilo who are the ancient defenders of Lavania which is the netherland for those who worship the Dragon.
The city is basically made up of two internal cities, with the inner most part of the city called Lucerne Hold and filled with the wealthier and more affluent members, and the rest of the city called Lucerne Proper and having a signicicantly larger population but also much less affluent. The majority of the population live outside the mountains, but the ruling families and aristocrats live in mountain homes, and the towers called the Sky Towers.
The only Entrance into the Valley that contains the city of Lucerne is a causeway that has beeen constantly upgraded by the denizens of the city. The causeway is now 1300 Ft in length, and has been adjusted to a width of only 20 Ft. The causeway has been molded to have 4 turns in it, and at each of these turns is a tower that is the garrison of some 25 troops.
Locations within Lucerne
|11||Academy of Lucerne||
|2||Fortress of Hornhammer||
Large structures for nobility residence
|6||Eye of Lucerne||
|8||Fortress of Hale||
Violet Dragon Temple
Main Headquarters for the Order of the Violet Dragon
|7||Gate of Hale||Secondary Exit to the Valley of Lucerne|
|1||Causeway of Lucerne||Main Etrance to the Valley of Lucerne|
|14||Fortress of||Main Entrance into Lucerne Proper|
|3||Great Temple of Glaurung||Main Dragonoph Temple of Lucerne|
|5||Lake of Talvin's Echo||Second Largest Lake in city|
|10||Lake of Aerene's Breath||
Largest Lake in city
|15||Caves of Aeren's Shadow||
|13||Fortress of||Secondary Entrance to Lucerne Proper|
Founded by the Dwarves during the expansion in the Lucernian Mountains the original Lucerne was known as Thaig Luzurn and was dominated by two major Dwarven clans in the form of Clan Lunz, and Clan Duterez of whom were during the initial time of Thaig Luzern very close, but following the decline of Karak Ankor they took two different sides creating a major devision between the two. This conflict would come to ahead nearly four hundred years before the founding of Forks and would lead to the splitting of the mountains peak and the hollowing of the entire city leaving it uninhabited.
First Lucernian Civil War
Main Article : First Lucernian Civil War
| First Lucernian Civil War|
Before there was Sean Lovie there was John Lovie. Sean is just the second in our family to turn down the road of madness.
While William II. left for the War in Arnor, and his father was becoming sick, John Lovie was left to the basic day to day running of the Kingdom. John at this point was happy for his brother's success and the two had honestly wanted to rule the Kingdom as a pair, and through this would gain the greatest from each of their strengths. This all changed the moment John Lovie went on a patrol to Tree Hill. While on this patrol he was ambushed by Orcs from Mordor, and his entire guard was killed. He was left alone in the field lying dead among his friends with nothing but his armor, and a palantir. When John woke up he found the palantir on his stomach and nearly immediately became obsessed with what it was. He laid in the field just staring at the Palantir for days until finally he begin to hear soft words coming from the Palantir telling him that everything was okay. The Palantir over the next few days became the closest person to him other then his brother, and it forced him to live in the woods hunting and foraging for weeks while he was slowly corrupted. The voice was the voice of Sauron and when Sauron knew that he had taken the good from John he bid him to return to Lucerne where he would enact the true part of his plan. John put his prince armor back on which was still covered with blood, and he made his way back to Lucerne to the throngs of people that were so thankful to have their prince back. During these greetings he acted as his old self for the much part, but when Earl Scott spoke to him about the Palantir the inner demons that had taken him over and Earl understood from nothing more then a look that he shouldn't mention that again.
As he was now a servent of Sauron he begin bringing to him a number of evil individuals that were sent to him by Sauron to act as his personal servents, and through this he basically emptied the Kings Keep and turned it into a personal hell hole where his darkness was allowed to fester in silence. During this time his inner self came out a bit when he learned that his son Frank was killed during fighting in the Arnor War which broke his heart and threatened to undue all the damage that Sauron had done to him. As his noble heart threatened to fight him off Sauron used the Palantir to once again corupt John into blaming William Lovie II. for the death of Frank his beloved son. In the last act of his noble heart before he was completely gone he sent away his son James, and his daughter Lucie so that they wouldn't be apart of the coming damage. His beloved wife Katheryn who had watched his fall begged him to save himself and stay with her but when he responded with a cold responce she knew he was gone, and she said her goodbyes before leaving with her children.
The Bloody Supper
Main Article : Bloody Supper
With his mind now gone, he was controlled by Sauron and his servents to make the decision to kill William Lovie once he arrived back in Lucerne. As this happened he was greeted again by his wife Katheryn who had left their children in the care of House Swan so that she could see him and hopefully change him back. What she found was a dark man clothed in dark clothing, and commiting brutal sadistic rituals on slaves and servents. She realized the mistake she had made and attempted to escape the madness but she was stopped by the men of House Jestife who brought her back to the Kings Keep where he begin to experiment sexually with her in ways that were so diabolical that she silently hoped she died. His complete fall into madness was only stopped when William returned from Lucerne, and John met him at the gates of Lucerne where his brother attempted to understand what had changed in John but his brother said he was fine he was just designing his own armor, and that this was an experiment in a different theme.
With the return of much of the upper echolons of the Lucernian Kingdom, and the heir to the throne in William Lovie II. the Kingdom was awash with the proudness they felt for the young Prince and his army. All of this love was too much for John and instead of moving closer to sanity he lost it completely. At this point the whispering of Sauron had taken control of everything within John Lovie, and he was completely lost to madness. Gathering his supporters including many men that had been sent to Lucerne by Sauron from Taraban and Umbar he gathered them in the Keep of Lucerne. The days that passed were chaotic as William Lovie II. was warned by many that his brother was planning to kill him, but he refused to believe this, and would gather his own suporters more to appease them then to make himself feel safer. With their father finally succumbing to death a funeral was held over the course of several days delaying John's planned murder. The funeral itself was attended by every important member of the Kingdom, and John was noticeably absent as he continued to plot the murder of his brother.
With the crowning of William Lovie II. only days away John Lovie knew the moment was now for him to act and finally destroy the monster he had been corupted into believing existed within his brother. Using Magi, and poisons brought from Taraban, and Umbar servents he fashioned himself a quick acting poison, and then he invited William to a dinner honoring his feats during the War in Arnor, and to celebrate his incoming Kingship. William went to the dinner again because he mistakingly believed that he was protected by the guest's right, and the large number of nobles loyal to him would make sure that nothing happened to him. As he travelled to the dinner though he would speak with his dragon Klaranax of whom begged him not to go, and warned him of the dangers, but despite this happening and many of his closest allies warning him he did not ignore the dinner. When the dinner started John was on his best behavior and this led to joking between the two brothers that shocked everyone who had seen John lately. As the dinner progressed John slipped the poison into William's drink and It's said that so strong in power was William that the poison had no effect on him. When John saw that the poison wasn't killing him he broke into madness and charged at William with his dagger before stabbing him over and over again. The assembled nobles were in shock, and then like nothing had happened John pushed William's body to the ground and walked back to his seat covered in blood and continued eating. Following this death, the assembled members of John Lovie's loyalists began attacking the undefended nobles assembled. The ensueing massacre would be almost complete and was a devestating moment, but continued violence would erupt in the streets of Lucerne as the camped wives and children of the guested nobles were rounded up and treated to all manners of violence and chaos. When William died Klaranax felt his death and would smash his way out of the binds that had been set on him by John Lovie's men and flew through the roof of the dining hall landing right infront of John. The two fought for what many describe as hours, until eventually John's magical powers which were being aided by Sauron killed Klaranax.
New King of Lucerne
Following the massacre that was Bloody Supper the now completely mentally unhinged John Lovie became the Second King of Lucerne. His coronation was a strange and bloody event which during he killed three slaves which had been brought in only for his coronation. Following this madness he begin making outlandish commands which whether he knew could not be followed or not didn't matter since he found with each passing day the people turned more and more against him. At first he had the support of several houses of which the main ones were House Lannister, House Jestife, and House Ordos, and he used this support to somewhat control the nearly realm wide upheaval that was spreading due to his poor leadership, and most numerous was the anger over the Bloody Supper.
Murder of Gragorix Scarlet
See Also : House Scarlet
House Scarlet during this time was very worried that the member of their house in Katheryn Scarlet who was the wife of John Lovie was taking more and more abuse. There were reports coming in that she was subject to nearly daily brutalized rapes, and an increasingly violent series of sadistic acts. In this worry the patriarch at the time was Gragorix Scarlet and he travelled to Lucerne, and when he arrived he expected to see the same young man that he had known during the reign of William Lovie but what he discovered was a monsterous version of John Lovie. When he attempted to get his sister back John Lovie had his gaurds round up every member of House Scarlet that he could find which included several cousins, and one of Gragorix son's and he had them all decapitated and wolf heads stitched to their bodies. Following his ordering the murder of several prominent members of House Scarlet he lost the support of House Ordos, and following House Ordos pulling out House Lannister begin to shuffle many of its members out of the city of Lucerne. With his supporters dwindling he was unable to stop a rebellion from growing within the Kingdom which was led by House Swan, House Starke, and House Scarlet. As riots spread into the cities John Lovie ordered several houses that he thought were loyal to him to take control of the centers of the major cities. These commands were supported heavily by the military of House Lovie that was spread very thin in these endevors. Of all the commands he sent out though only House Gretter actually followed through, and they took control of the port of Forks but were unable to enter the city as crowds of citizens of the city blocked their way, and House Swan and its vassal houses manned the walls. These houses grouped together and were able to persuade the vast majority of the population to the idea of placing John's young son James on the thrown in place of John and quickly went about retaking the Kingdom.
The Civil War
Those loyal to John Lovie were approached and given a choice to either die beside John, or to accept the rebellion's valitity, and to this end they begin assasinating the members of House Gretter who were the only John Lovie loyalists still operating outside of Lucerne. The Battle at the port of Forks was a complete massacre as the House Lovie forces that were there to maintain the peace turned against House Gretter causing the annihilation of the entire house. With the Kingdom completely lost to John Lovie he ordered House Lannister to hold the pathway into Lucerne and make sure that noone was able to get in. When he made this order House Jestife strongly objected as they believed (correctly) that House Lannister were not in the struggle for the long run. As the rebels approached the city House Lannister did betray John Lovie and allowed the rebels to enter without a fight. With his rule about to end John Lovie ordered House Jestife to hold the palace while he spent the last hours of his rule in Lucerne torchering and murdering the members of House Lannister that had remained in the palace as collateral. These final acts were the most brutal of his entire life, and although he had wanted to kill the real leadership of House Lannister he was forced to deal with thier forgotten members and in his blind rage he became even more bitter towards House Lannister as each of the torchered told him that they were in one way or another relegated to second status within House Lannister.
Bill Lovie and his growing madness placed the overall goal of the Kingdom to be to build a city in what he called "home valley" and from this valley the people would ride out the continuel invasions by the Orcs. This strategy was the reason for Bill beginning construction of the Underway, and Berne two projects that took away from Lucerne's centric role in Lucerne. Under Bill Lovie , the city of Lucerne was no longer the most important city in the Kingdom. This lack of importance, and the utter contempt Bill sometimes show towards the city at times, meant that the city began to stagnate.
Rise of William Lovie III.
Lucernian Civil War
Main Article : Lucerne Civil War
| The Jestife Assault of Lucerne|
Don't raise that sword...Don't you raise that sword...
Jestife Assault of Lucerne
As the forces of Lucerne begin a civil war against the True Sons of Lucerne, it became clear that the main elements of the True Sons of Lucerne were operating out of the city of Berne, and thus William Lovie III. would send Wilheim Martell, Jack Shephard, and Franklin Brent to besiege the outside of Berne while they gathered forces for the eventual attack. With this happening William would leave the capital, and accompanied by the entire Shadow Council outside of Leven Martell she would be left in charge of the capital in his stead acting as his Steward. As acting Steward of Lucerne she would recall her two sisters to the capital and place the defence of the city in the top regards. She would be unaware that as this was happening House Jestife was told that the rebellion was weeks away and that they needed the Jestife`s to infiltrate the capital with their forces and to murder Queen Bella Swan, and many of the loyal vassals of William Lovie. The Jestife`s would recruit the local mercenary group from the Island of Frey in the Weeping Sisters and they would mobilize their forces and make for the capital of Lucerne. As this was happening unfortuantly for the defenders of Lucerne Leven Martell would send away some eight hundred men of House Scorpian of whom had been in the capital as a band of bandits had been discovered near Castle Scorpian and thus the castle needed to deal with these attackers. Entering the city over the course of several days they had somewhere around five hundred Jestife forces inside the capital, and using forged papers they were able to have the four hundred men of the Weeping Sisters alongside them as well.
As the Jestife`s prepared to attack all across Lucerne with their forces the defenders of Lucerne became aware of the plot after several men at arms of the Jestife`s snuck away from the main force and made their way to the King`s Keep. These men would tell them that the attack was on the Sky Towers, and since they didn`t know of the other attacks or even the excistence of the Weeping Sisters they would thus lead the defenders into a high alert but not quite the full scale of the attack. Draco Highmore would mobilize the defenders of the city of which he recalled some two hundred men to the Sky Tower, and posted a large amount of gaurds throughout the Sky Towers. Alongside this Leven Martell mobilized some three hundred Martell men at arms of whom were in the city with her and made her way to the King`s Keep where many believed any other attack would take place. Bella Swan learning of the attack would hide in the Cloud Tower with Alice Lovie and basically the entire Lovie Family including the percieved heir of the Kingdom of Lucerne in William Lovie IV.
Cloud Tower Massacre
The next day the forces of House Jestife would split up with Horton, and his youngest son Holden leading an attack of some four hundred men against the Cloud Tower. They were able to move through the unopened gate, and as they neared the tower they saw the gaurds at the tower and charged forward. The gaurds were well prepared for this and Barret Ahren shut the front gate. All around the tower hidden archers opened up from the walls surrounding the Tower and the tower gaurds fired arrows as well mowing down dozens in the first few minutes. Fighting broke out house to house as the Jestife forces used a battering ram to try and break into the Cloud Towers. The defenders of the tower were reinforced by the hidden troops of House Royce of whom were led by Andar Royce, and the forces of House Royce would smash into the forces of Jestife and seeing themselves surrounded most surrendered, while knowing he was going to be executed Horton would look over the dead body of his son Holden before dueling Andar Royce and being killed in return.
Attack on the Kings Keep
At the same time as the attack on the Cloud Tower the forces of Jestife led by Wendell Jestife attacked the Kings Keep with about one hundred Jestife men at arms and nearly all of the Weeping Sisters. The defenders here were led by Leven Martell and her two sisters Dorea, and Obella of whom had deployed their full force on the walls in preperation for the attack. Having cleared the streets of people the force led by Wendell would bring their makeshift battering rams and ladders and attempt to defeat the Kings Keep. Not at full strength defensively the defenders were high on the walls and heavily protected from return archer fire, and thus regned death on the attackers. As the ladders reached the walls Wendell was one of the first onto the walls and after cutting down to Martell men, and a Lucerne Gaurd he was confronted by Leven Martell of whom would kill him and the three other men that had climbed the ladder behind him. With their leader dead the mercenaries surrendered, while the remainder of the Jestife men fought to the death outside the walls as they were shot to pieces by the archers on the walls.
Surrender and Death
Across the city as the other forces prepared to assault their perceived targets the defeat of the Jestife forces at both Cloud Tower, and the Kings Keep would lead to most of the Weeping Sisters surrendering and nearly all of the Jestife forces. Only a small force of some twenty men led by Valen Jestife would not surrender and they hid themselves in a local tavern where they waited for night to come. When night came they made their way to the Cloud Towers and waited nearbye for any sight of anyone of consequence. Bella Swan would leave the Cloud Tower in order to meet with Leven Martell outside to thank her for her excellent work, and this was the oppurtinity that Valen was waiting for. Valen would charge with his men the gathering where Bella was and after killing the man to her left he prepared to strike down the queen, but was stopped by the sword of Leven Martell. Leven would defend the queen while the overwhelming forces of Lucerne killed the Jestife attackers. Seeing his men dead around him Valen would surrender, and Leven sighed believing he would live for a while longer, but Bella commanded him dead, and Dorea would decapitate him.
The city is ruled in the majority by the King of Lucerne. When it comes to local matters, and logistics much of the work is put through to the Lucernian Council. The council is the organization where the heads of each localized region meet in a centralized location to discuss matters of cooperation, and improvement. The Lucernian Council is made up of five main citizens of the city of which the positions under the rule of William Lovie III. have taken the form of the following members
Hand of the King
The Hand of the King is the king's chief advisor and executor of his command in the council of Lucerne. Duties of the Hand include commanding the king's armies, drafting laws, dispensing justice, and generally managing the day-to-day running of the city on the commands of the King in Lucerne when he is not present. The Hand may act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed, and sit on the council while doing so.
City Watch Commander
The City Watch Commander is the man that lies in charge of the internal defenders of the city of Lucerne. This man is the one in charge of assigning positions of command within the city gaurd, controlling order within the city watch, along with many other determinations within the city watch.
The Dragon Maester is the leader of the differnet Order of the Dragons that must do business in Lucerne. His role is basically that of an intermediary where in he makes sure that the Orders are being intelligent throughout Lucerne, but more then this he brokers communication between the different Orders thus making him an important broker between the Orders. He is also the man in charge of maintaining the Order of the Dragons headquarters of which all the Orders have their headquarters outside of the Order of the Golden Dragon, and the Order of the Blue Dragon inside Lucerne.
|Oliver Eisenmann||5092 - 5115||Commited Suicide|
|Ottfried Reichleitner||5115 - 5124||Executed by William Lovie III.|
|Benden Pycelle||5124 - Present||Appointed by William Lovie III.|
Master of Coin
The Master of Coin is the city of Lucerne's chief financial adviser. Duties of the Master of Coin include keeping account of the receipts and expenditures from the city treasury, receiving reports from royal officials, supervising the collection of taxes and custom duties, borrowing money, managing the royal treasury and supervising the three royal mints. The Master of Coin also sits on the overall Lucernian Council in the seats of the Royal Treasurer where he will often advise on the goings on of the city of Lucerne's economy. The Master of Coin oversees a large number of offices including the four Keepers of the Keys, the King's Counter, the King's Scales, the officers in charge of mints, harbormasters, tax farmers, customs sergeants, wool factors, toll collectors, pursers and wine factors.
|Ethnicity||Share of the City|
|Germans||94% (Vast majority are Vandals)|
The capital of the Kingdom of Lucerne is incredibly homogeneous in its religious practice as nearly the entire city is Dragonoph, with only a small number of Christians, and also a smaller still share of others. The Christians are centered around a small church located in Lucerne Proper and they have dwindled quite a bit since the death of Earl Scott.
|Religion||Share of City|
Noble Houses in Lucerne
Lucerne as the capital city of the Kingdom of Lucerne is the home of many noble families, and the following is the list of noble families that maintain a residence in the capital. Noble families that are primarily present in other cities are not included in most cases.
|House Lovie||Royal||William Lovie III.||Vandal|
|House Shephard||Grand Lord||Vandal|
|House Termont||Burgrave||Galen Estermont||Vandal|
|House Denali||Burgrave||Emerich Denali||Visigoth|
|House Sand||Landsgrave||Jaden Sand||Vandal|
|House Ongrill||Landsgrave||Daryn Ongrill||Goth|