|Appears In||Lucernian Series|
|Status||Unknown. Last seen fleeing Fornost with many of the nobles.|
|Father||† James Lovie II.|
With Christoph Hemsworth
Natalie Portmane is the daughter of Esme Portmane, and James Lovie II. making her a member of House Lovie through her father and a member of the lowborn House Portmane through her mother. She has two full siblings in the form of Jamie Snow, and Diane Portmane of which her brother Jamie Snow has been knighted and named the Lord of House Portmane thus making him no longer a bastard born, and her sister Diane has joined the Order of the Green Dragon and is gaining influence in that appeal. Natalie Portmane also has three half siblings in the form of William, Tristan, and Alice Lovie of whom William is one of the most influencial men on the continent as he is the King of the Kingdom of Lucerne, and her half brother Tristan was a distrubed man that was killed by William during the Battle of Berne, and her sister Alice is one of the closest confidants of William and a truly influencial women in Europe. She is married to Chris Hemsworth of the Hemsworth Family of which has made her a future Queen of Arnor and the beloved wife of Chris. This relationship means that she is the next in line for the Queen role due to this marriage. Her son would also be the heir to the throne upon the death of Chris Hemsworth. With Chris Hemsworth she has one child in the form of Tyse Hemsworth of whom is growing in age and much is expected of in the future.
Natalie Portmane lived a quiet early part of her life, but she was thrust into the limelight as her sister's influence grew and at the same time her mother's relationship with the queen of Lorderon meant that she was most likely going to end up as a handmaiden. When she was was fourteen she would become the handmaiden of Lady Esra Bandraiden of House Bandraiden and she would grow close to Estra, and through her she would come to know Kevin Zegers. Her relationship with Kevin was one that quickly grew into love, and through this love her family and his saw lots of oppurtunities. Despite the fact that she was a lowborn Kevin had talked his parents into ignoring this and allowing him to marry her, but it was during this talk of marriage that she would come to know Chris Hemsworth. This war weighs heavily on Natalie as she followed her heart and decided to be with Chris Hemsworth despite the pain she knew she was going to cause Kevin Zegers. In her stay in Arnor she has watched as her husbands beloved kingdom has been slowly brought into a conflict that their enemy refuses to even accept is existing. She leads the people's hearts and she has become an extremely popular figure in Arnor. This popularity only increased when people saw that she was also a member of House Lovie as the people believed that this would further increase the chance that Lucerne came to their aid when the tide came. The mother of Tyse Hemsworth she would have difficulty getting pregnent again and never understanding why she couldn't have another child. When Arnor came under assault she recieved the news that her beloved husband had been killed by her former lover Keven Zegars and she retreated into depression handing over the rulership of the Kingdom to her step sister Britney Hemsworth. When The Empire stormed Fornost she would remain in the keep held within its fortifications for some time before retreating into the fortress beneath the city where she hid with many Numenorians including her son until she tried escaping with Lucernians but gave herself up to ensure the escape of her son. Following her capture she would be sent westward sold to the Valerians where he old lover in Kevin Zegars would bring her to Munchen where despite her absolute hatred for him she would begin manipulating him causing his corruption to be resisted and diminishing the effectiveness of his actions against the Valerian rebels due to his obsessive love for Natalie.
Natalie Portmane was born in Lorderon to Esme Portmane, and her secret lover James Lovie. Her father's true identity was hidden from both Nathalie, and Jamie Snow and for them it was very tough growing up without a father. Central European culture is not very friendly to though's without a dad, and this is especially true for Natalie, as throughout her youth she was constantly bullied about her lack of father. Natalie Portmane lived a quiet early part of her life, but she was thrust into the limelight as her sister's influence grew and at the same time her mother's relationship with the queen of Lorderon meant that she was most likely going to end up as a handmaiden. When she was was fourteen she would become the handmaiden of Lady Esra Bandraiden of House Bandraiden of whome was especially kind to her despite the fact that they were so far apart in and she would grow close to Estra, and through her she would come to know Kevin Zegers.
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.
Princess of Arnor
See Also : Arnor
Now in Arnor she found her life was dramatically different as her looks were not what got her into happiness but instead her attention was made due to the way in which she acted, on top of the way in which she treated people. Through this she became popular with the people as she used her considerable sway to increase the food rations of the people in the hopes that this would lighten some of their load. She would increase her popularity again when she became pregnant with her and Chris's first child.
Discovering her heritage
Lies told in the dark
Britney Hemsworth would travel to the western section of Arnor trying to gather more support for her organization, and while she was gone Lucie came into the care of new mother Natalie Portmane. Leaving Tyse with Chris Natalie would take Lucie into the royal gardens where the two would talk on the things that were clearly bothering Lucie. Lucie was forced to lie to Natalie but was able to trick Natalie into revealing information about Natalie's brother and Lucie's father. Hearing these things would inspire her next letter of which she had prepared by the time Britney returned. Giving her the letter she had wrote her mother gave her the next letter sent from her father and she ran to her room to read it. Reading the letter she was happy beyond words until she reached a part where the letter talked of how excited he was to meet Natalie and talk to her for the first time. Knowing the two had talked in letters she came to believe the letter was a lie and prepared to confront her mother. Finding her mother she watched her place the letter she had wrote to William into a chest and then lock it, and this made Lucie turn around and walk back to her room where she prepared to find out the truth.
I saw the destruction of the world, and knew I had to stop it. There was nothing left to do but become bigger then everyone else. The Empire was never going to be the beacon the world needed it to be. Westros was on fire. The Bretonians had reached for the stars and been burned. And the old shadow of Numeron was fading far too quickly. It was left to us in Lucerne to change the fate of all those who wished to reject darkness. We were the last hope for a world who had long since given up on believing.
It mattered little as we walked hand in hand through the royal gardens and she told me all about her life in Lorderon. She was a wonderful person and it made me sick to lie, but what good would the truth do for her. Would it change anything? Would it make her happy? Then my mother must be right when she told me to lie. My mother usually was. "Are you alright Lucie?"
"Of course Aunt Natalie."
"I know that I have been away for awhile, but I'm back now, and if there is anything. I mean no matter how difficult it is for you to talk about I want you to know that I'm here."
"I'm alright. Thanks for caring so much about things though."
"Your my family now, who would I be if I didn't watch out for you."
"Probably more normal Aunt Natalie." She laughed and pulled me closer for a moment into a side hug. Pulling up to a bench she sat me down beside her before plopping down next to me in a completely non lady like manner. Her behavior in moments like that made me laugh, and she didn't have to ask what I was laughing at to know. She stared off into the sky looking peaceful, and it gave me a moment to think on her calling me her family. I was able to hear about who my father was through the eyes of my mother but she was in love with him, and as my grandfather told me. Love blinds the mind of even the most brilliant. "Aunt Natalie?"
"Yes Lucie." As she smiled at me I could see the differences in her that weren't obvious at first. Her eyes really struck out at you, and my mother had told me that her eyes were the one thing that reminded her of William, as they shared nearly identical eyes.
"So I know your siblings have met your new half siblings but...I was just wondering if they had told you anything about what they were like." There was a questioning look in her eyes, but she made the decision to not push, and I appreciated that more then she knew.
"Actually Lucie, I have been in contact with my new brother. William Lovie third of his name he titles himself in the letters." She laughs at some private joke, and I feel left out, but I want to hear about my father so I ignore my jelousy and wait for her to continue. "He started writing me months ago actually. The first letter arrived while I was in the west, and he did little more then apolgize for not being able to travel north to Arnor to see me, but he hoped we could get to know eachother in letters until the day came that one of us could go to the other."
"So what is he like?" I knew I shouldn't sound so impatient, as from her side of things there was basically no reason I should have interest in King William Lovie, the third of his name. She could not know that he was my father, and thus I needed to tread more carefully.
"He was kind. I was struck by the care that came through in his writing and I felt like he truly meant his apology at not being able to come and see me. He spoke briefly of himself, and his sister, of whom from the letters alone I could see he loved dearly. He asked me many questions about myself, and the manner of the questions was so perfect that I was at ease anwsering them." She looked at me as if finished, and then after seeing my face she continued. "Are you learning of Lucerne in your classes dear girl?"
"No I'm not...I just." There are too many lies, and I know that I don't think I can look at her honest eyes and lie again so I stare away from her into the beautiful flowers all around us.
"Do not fear speaking to me. Anything you say I shall not repeat. It will lie between the two of us, and you need never question that." I considered telling her, but I knew that my mother was trying to reunite us with father, and if I was the cause of that failing I would never be able to look at her in the eyes again.
"I just don't have a brother, and you have two...I just wondered what it was like thats all."I must have lied well enough because her eyes softened and she pulled me into a hug.
"You my sweet niece are wise beyond your years." A tear fell down my cheek hearing my kind aunt compliment me, and I quickly wiped it away before hugging her tighter.
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.
|The Fall of Arnor|
You told me about lines. I didnt want to cross the line. But here were are.
Austrian Invasion of Arnor
Battle of Krost
Main Article : Battle of Krost
As the Empire invaded southward into Arnor the fortress of Krost was one of the areas they planned specifically against, and they would bring heavy artillery against the fort, alongside some ten thousand men at arms and two thousand knights would be sent under the command of Deiter Stroh of whom was a seasoned commander of whom was well aware of the skill of Liam and wasn't going to walk into a defeat as many previously had. Liam organized his defenses knowing they had to damage the artillery as best they could in the beginning or else their defenses would be greatly weakened, and for this he would array dozens of skirmishers in the trees before the army of the Empire was marching, and in the gaps large pits were constructed that would collapse when the siege machines passed over them. Deiter Stroh weakened much of this plan when he marched irregular troops first, and was well prepared for ambush from the trees and because of this the Arnorian skirmishers were heavily damaged and did little damage to the Empire army. The pits though were a different matter and they would destory upwards of half the siege machines in the Empire army while heavily delaying them as well as they filled them in so that they could keep moving.
Fall of Fornost
Main Article : Battle of Fornost
Marcel Lovie II. would lead the army of the Kingdom of Lucerne into the Second Arnor War as the vangaurd of the larger force that was being gathered by William Lovie III. Travelling through the lands of the Kingdom of Stor they used the tunnels of the Dwarves of Dun Garek in order to reach the besieged land, and they were joined by several hundred Dwarves of whom remained behind in Frostmore instead of heading to Fornost. Marcel Lovie II. would arrive to find the city completely surrounded by the forces of Austria and in this way he moved into the surrounding forest and awaited darkness.
Using the night as an ally he was able to get very close to the Empire army before they knew what was happening, and ambushing them while most of the army was either asleep or facing the wrong direction a brutal melee ensued. Marcel and Fredrick Clegane would cut their way through the army of the Empire with their personal elite gaurd and find the command structure of the army and Marcel defeated Driam taking him prisoner. With the defeat of Driam Troy the rest of the forces begin surrending, and Marcel would quickly send the prisoners southward towards Frostmore while he took Driam Troy into Fornost where his additional forces allowed Fornost to hold against the siegers all around them.
With the capture of Driam Troy Marcel and the other commanders attempted to use diplomacy to push The Empire back, but discovered none of their attempts were met by even communication. Realizing there would be no end to this fight and it would be fought to the last drop of blood Sif Hemsworth, and Marcel would come to the conclusion that they needed to hold at Frostmore where the defences were greater. Due to this plan Marcel would be influencial in keeping the royal family of House Hemsworth alive after he made them aware of the fact that the Empire forces had made threats of what would happen if they captured the members of House Hemsworth. The siege of Fornost would become even more dire and potentially disasterous when the illusive Priam Troy would arrive with a larger army and a clear thought of defeating Fornost through whatever means neccessary. With the knowldge that the city was going to fall he would lead his forces and some of the defending Arnor forces out of the doomed city and prepare to move to Frostmore where they would make their last stand. Marcel would do his best to console his cousin Natalie but was unable to convinse her to hide, and because of this he was forced to sadly say goodbye to his cousin who was so brave, and took Britney, and Lucie Lovie with him out of the city and southward towards Frostmore. Inside Fornost the defenders led by Sif Hemsworth remained resolute in dying in defence of the city, and they held the walls to the last man as the siegers led by Priam Troy broke through the walls in several areas. Charging through the gaps in the walls the defenders would initially attempt to hold the gaps, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retreat back to the keeps that lay within the city, and defend themselves from there. Falling one by one the keeps and strongpoints were no match for the unending armies of Austria, and thus the final stand was made at the Royal Fornost Palace.
Priam Troy stood with the army for the first time demanding for Driam Troy's return but Sif Hemsworth laughed at him from the walls lying that Driam was dead, and that only his body would be discovered by the Teutons. Priam instead of ordering the storming of the keep would bring forth catapults and ordered dead cows fired into the palace grounds and did this the entire day causing disease to spread amongs the Atlantians. As the Palace grounds were bombarded with disease the rest of the city was pacified and the many nobles unable to retreat southward were taken into their control, including several members of House Hemsworth. As the defenders of the palace died in their dozens Priam begin firing burning oil into the palace and so few were the gaurds that they were unable to combat the fire and it spread horribly throughout killing the remainder of the defenders. Sif Hemsworth and a handful of defenders opened the Palace gates and attempted to meet their end in honorable combat, but Priam Troy would fire on them with archers, and crossbowmen killing them before this could happen.
Britney Turns Away
As the army of Marcel Lovie retreated southward it was still filled with several thousand troops of the Order of the Black Numenorians led by Britney Hemsworth, and it would be this force that would dramatically change the outcome of the Battle of Frostmore. As they approached Frostmore she would be alerted by one her agents using one of the Magi Stones of Lucerne that the region of Lorderon had gone up in flame after discovering that Arthas Menathil was a chaos servent and was heading north with an army now no longer aligned with Lucerne. Realizing that no reinforcements were incoming she knew the fate of Arnor was sealed, but she also knew she needed time to get away, and thus she ordered her forces to sneak eastward during the night as they camped. Not alerting Marcel to the betrayal of Arthas Marcel was shocked in the morning when a quarter of his army was gone, but had no choice but to continue on to Frostmore. Britney took the entirety of her force as well as draining some of the defenses of Frostmore and traveled eastward before traveling southward into Dun Garek where she and Lucie bid goodbye to Arnor and made their way southward to new horizons.
Arthas Moves North
Last Stand of Marcel Lovie
As Marcel planned the defences of Frostmore alongside others he was horrified when the banners of the Empire of Valeria begin appearing on the western front, while The Empire's banners also begin appearing on the northern side of the fortress. Marcel upon all of these changes would make top priorty be the surival of as many of the Arnorian people as he could and they flooded southward into Dun Garek in increasing numbers as Frostmore turned into the last bastion of Arnor outside of Talheim. As the southern exit from Frostmore begin to be shut by the Valerians the remaining people inside Frostmore were forced to accept that they may be doomed, and Marcel did his best to quell the fear in the city, but it was as fear hit them that the Valerians struck against the western walls. The Valerians struck with hundreds of cultists, and more terrifying a few thousand demons struck the western walls and broke the moral of the defenders until Fredrick Clegane rallied them when he killed a larger demon. As the defenders rallied Fredick was struck by a black arrow killing him just as Marcel Lovie arrived to congratulate him on his turning of the tide. The defenders wanted to break and pull back but Marcel fought side by side on the western wall and held it for a time. During this desperate last defence while defending against cultists climbing up ladders it was Reingard Highdor that would be stabbed and slashed leaving his one arm gone and bleeding terribly from a wound to his stomach. Realizing that he needed help quickly or he would die it was Marcel that took him inside the tower they were defending and after telling Reingard that he would go and get a healer for him they both heard the fighting outside intensifying and opening the door saw the wall was falling. Realizing the situation Reingard would demand that Marcel leave and save the city over just him, and both crying they said goodbye as Marcel locked the tower door behind him leaving Reingard to bleed out in the tower.
Marcel would arrange his forces into Frostmore following this because he was sent ravens by Arthas Menathil that his forces were incoming, and that he should remain there as the entire Lucernian army was only days away. As Frostmore was surrounded Marcel was confused as to where the relief was, but remained rresolute in following what he had been told, and for this reason he didn't retreat from Frostmore. The Valerians finally broke inside the walls, and he was told that The Empire forces had disaspeared from the north heading northward, and thus renewed that perhaps they were retreating in fear of the coming Lucerne army he fought with new passion in the defence of the city. As the city fell he defended the keep to the last, and was defeated in single combat by a Valerian man who had wings sprouting from his body and was just barely alive as he watched the forces of Valeria pull back. Marcel would wake up and find Arthas standing over him, but Arthas had completely given in to Chaos and would kill Marcel before desecrating his body and leaving the city.
Alice Discovers the Truth
While uncousioness the link between her and Marcel leads to her feeling his final moments from his point of view, and after this she wakes telling everyone around her that Marcel is dead.
|Finding a Queen|
Find my cousin Karl. Her survival keeps alive the dreams of a nation. Arnor must survive.
Finding a Queen
Following his arrival in Westbridge it would be Karl Donovan that would go north alongside Christopher Bell, and Hayden Percy in order to retrieve the bodies of Marcel Lovie and the other fallen members of the Kingdom of Lucerne. While Donovan was in Arnor he was given orders by William Lovie III. to attempt to find Natalie, and Tyse Hemsworth of whom had not been located and were believed to be in hiding in Arnor. In this act he would silently depart from the larger Lucernian army and move alongside Blanche Menathil and members of House Menathil into the city of Fornost which they infiltrated with ease due to the chaos of the situation. Once inside Fornost they discovered that there were mass executions happening and on top of that the Emperian forces were attempting to locate the Numenorians in the city, and especially the royal family. In a desperate search to find Natalie Portmane before the the Empire forces could they got lucky when they were tipped to her location by Atlantians who wanted the Queen to escape.
Finding Natalie hiding in a secret dungeon beneath Fornost, they would lead her out of the dungeon and the city with the help of a loyal Atlanitan scout. As they made their way into the forest Natalie was discovered by Empire Knights and in order to try and protect her son she led the knights away from the group and was captured. Karl would stay behind to see what happened and try and rescue Natalie and he would be present when Aldo Troy one of Priam Troy's nephew would put Natalie in chains taking her by horseback moving westward to which Karl and his group would begin following them at as close a distance as possible.
It was at this point that Hermione Granger would still be with the Valerian army as it ravages and destroys the lands of western Arnor capturing thousands and sending them back to Valeria where Kieth Schwartz tells her the Slanaash followers in the army are preparing a massive escalation of their violent excesses. Hermione Granger witnesses Kevin Zegers mask his appearance to diplomats sent from The Empire making them believe he is honorable and because of this the Empire does not intervene against his chaos forces allowing him the ability to return to Valeria and deal with his sister and her rebels. During this period following the ravaging of western Arnor by the Valerians it is Keven that makes a deal with Austrian diplomats that give much of western Arnor to Austria in return for not revealing the chaos elements within the Valerian army. Moving further westward Hermione is silently warned by Kieth Schwartz that things are going to get very violent once they get back to the core Valerian lands and if she wishes to leave then the time is nearly up for her to get away.
The next day she is woken in the middle of the night by Keith Schwartz of whom commands her to follow him and she does follow him into the forest where they ride for an hour before coming upon a grove where she sees Kevin Zegars and his command structure all standing around seemingly waiting for something. They wait there for another hour watching Kevin Zegars group and while there they eventually discover a group of Empire soldiers enter the grove and they escort a small group of chained and hooded figures of which when Kevin begins laughing maniacly they discover that one of the victoms is Natalie Portmane the Queen of Arnor. Seeing Natalie Portmane and remembering the kindess that she had been shown by William Lovie III. what seemed so long ago she almost goes to try and fight but is stopped by Kieth Schwartz of whom tells her that she won't survive and needs to escape so the Lucernians truly discover where Natalie is. Forced to leave lest they be caught she follows Kieth of whom takes her not back to the Valerian camp but instead to a small hidden camp where he tells her they will be parting for the final time revealing the camp is held by Lucernians following the trail of Natalie Portmane. After seeing this Hermionesays goodbye to Kieth Schwartz of whom she had grown to like as a person who she knew regretted everything in his life, and then makes her way into the camp where she is met by several guards including their leader in Karl Donovan.
Following the path of Kevin Zegars forces westward as Kevin and his force made there way back to the Valerian lines it was a horrifying test for Karl Donovan and the Lucernians of whom are completely unprepared for the massacres they are forced to witness as they pass through the lands of Arnor. As they move forward it becomes clear that they will have to make a move to get Natalie back before the forces of Kevin reach Galheim as once they pass Galheim the Lucernians will be unable to continue persueing and thus they prepare to move into the Valerian camp during the night.
Captured by a Monster
Following her capture she would be sent westward sold to the Valerians where he old lover in Kevin Zegars would bring her to Munchen where despite her absolute hatred for him she would begin manipulating him causing his corruption to be resisted and diminishing the effectiveness of his actions against the Valerian rebels due to his obsessive love for Natalie.
See Also : Keven Zegers
Kevin Zegars and Natalie were childhood friends. The two had been planned to be married, but as fate would have it Natalie began to see Chris Hemsworth. 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. Eventually after numerous confrontations with Natalie, and Chris the situation boiled over.
While asleep in her room, Keven snuck in and began to attack her sexually. It was only through her will to live that she was able to yellow loud enough that her brother Jamie was able to get into the room and stop Keven. Following this he dueled Jamie, and only the timely interuption of his cousin.
"I know he was kind once. I know that at one time his heart glowed with happiness. For me how to I reconsile that knowledge with what I've turned him into."
See Also : Chris Hemsworth