Nu-Thomas Mason is the son of Uleon, and Kimbra Mason making him the heir to House Mason. Thomas Mason has three siblings in the form of Wilheim, and Sarah Mason of which Wilheim is an intelligent engineer of whome is responsible for much of the construction operations that are happening under the rise of Ethring, the oldest sibling in Ar-Issia would be married into House Elesssar and through this has been away from the family for quite some time leading to the other siblings barely remembering her, while his sister Sarah is pregnant with prince Ildarion Elessar's child but at the same time is a traitor to Gondor and secretly working for Umbar.
Thomas Mason was born into the world the heir of House Mason making his purpose one of greatness. His future appeared cloudy as a young man he was unable to compete in many of the sports, and competitions that the other boys did, and this put the fear in his house that he was going to be a failure. During this time he was growing into his frame and it took him a long time to discover how to properly use his body once he finally stopped growing at six foot five tall making him a very tall man. Once he had filled out though he took control of much of the House Mason military as he prepared them for what he considers to be an evevetable fight with the forces of Umbar. In this way he has become known for his brutalish treatment of those he deems to be betraying the Kingdom of Gondor, of which was highlighted by his destruction of the Cult of Ion. The Cult of Ion would start itself months before the arrival of Eldarion Elessar, and it would attempt to infiltrate its members into the city of Ethring in order to destroy it from within. They suceeded at first and got close to sumoning demons into the city, until as they neared the end of their spell it was Thomas Mason who arrived with his lover (find lover) who had sensed the Magi use, and together the two of them wiped out the cultists before reinforcements arrived and completed the victory.
Thomas Mason was born into the world the heir of House Mason making his purpose one of greatness. His future appeared cloudy as a young man he was unable to compete in many of the sports, and competitions that the other boys did, and this put the fear in his house that he was going to be a failure. During this time he was growing into his frame and it took him a long time to discover how to properly use his body once he finally stopped growing at six foot five tall making him a very tall man.
Wilheims Attempted Suicide
Main Article : Suicide Attempt of Nu-Wilheim Mason
| The Sadness of Wilheim|
It seemed like no matter what I did, I kept letting people down. I started thinking how everyone’s lives would be better without me. And what does that feel like? It feels like nothing. Like a deep, endless, always blank nothing. And for those of you who will now be looking for signs everywhere… What does it really look like? Here’s the scary thing. It looks like nothing.
As his relationship with his sister Sarha drifted away with her increasing popularity and the business of his brother Thomas it was Wilheim that begin to see his life as going to amount to nothing and in this feeling Wilheim begin to seriously contemplate the idea of ending his life. He spent a long period thinking about this and throughout this he would draw elaborate designs of the different ways he might go about ending his life. It was one of these drawings that his sister Sarah Mason would discover one day and it was through this discovery that his life would change for the positive for what may have been the first time. When Sarah discovered the plans she immediately confronted her brother who up until that point she had believed was happy with his life, and during this confrontation he consistently lied to her about the purpose of the drawings but she was not convinced. Realizing that she might tell on him he left their conversation and decided that he would just hang himself and ignore all the elaborate plans he had made for himself. He grabbed the rope and a chair and left his room for the valley of the town. If anyone had noticed him taking these items they made no mention of it, and they certainty did not attempt to stop him or find out what he was doing. As he attached the rope to the tree he thought one last time of the world and in that moment was completely lost in his sadness. Closing his eyes he attached the rope to his neck and then proceeded to push the chair away from himself. It was Sarha that had been on the walls of Ethring with her friends when Wilheim had fled the city for his suicide and seeing a young man fleeing the city she and her friends followed him and since he was wearing a cloak they didn't know who he was. Sarha and her friends would arrive as he was tying the rope and then as he jumped it was Sarha that would shoot an arrow through the rope releasing him from dangling from the rope. As he dangled their panic struck him and he wanted to live but it was too late, and he was passing out from the loss of oxygen. As he made his last gasps of air he felt a pressure release and himself fall to the ground.
He lay their gasping for air for what appeared to him to be a long time but only in actuality was enough time for his sister to throw the bow that she had used to shoot the rope he was hanging from to the ground and run towards him. When she reached him she helped him to regain his breathe and once he had somewhat regained himself he cried himself into her shoulder and she just sat there and let him release all his sadness in that moment. After some time of this he calmed down and looked at his older sister who up to this point had only a slight relationship with and saw his savior. The two talked and Sarah realized how little time she had spent with her younger brother, and realized that she had a lot of making up to do if she wanted to have her brother living a full life and not dying young. When they finally returned to the town it was far into the night and she took the blame for them being late and did not tell anyone what had happened.
Following her brother falling asleep she leaves her room for the kitchen where she finds her mother, father, and uncle sitting and eating breakfest, but she finds herself unable to sit down and instead breaks down crying as the seriousness of what she has been dealing with finally overwhelms her. Her mother and father conosole her and eventually she reveals what happened last night and telling them why he did it (due to feeling left out of the family) her mother and father look to her uncle and the three have a sort of silent agreement and then her mother kisses her on the forehead before leaving the room with her father leaving her with just her uncle. Her uncle consoles her but tells her to be strong and follow him, and taking him by the hand he leads her down a hallway where they reach a dead end, and it is here where they wait for several minutes before her mother and father also arrive with Wilheim in tow. Her uncle moves a painting aside revealing a key lock which he puts a key into which then opens the wall, and without a word the group goes through the opening which leads to a large staircase going downward. After travelling deep by use of the stairs they reach a large room where she sees her brother Thomas sitting at a table reading scrolls and he jumps up at their arrival clearly shocked to see Wilheim and her. Her father tells her a story about his father and her grandfather fighting a border war with umbar and while Sarha knows about this conflict from her history lessons her father reveals the truth of how the conflict ended when he tells her about the treaty known as the Mason-Umbar deal. Revealing that House Mason is secretly working with Umbar it is Sarha that attempts to storm out unwilling to accept this as being true but she is stopped by her brother who argues why what they are doing is a noble thing and tells her all the good that comes from this arrangement.
Cult of Ion
Once he had filled out though he took control of much of the House Mason military as he prepared them for what he considers to be an evevetable fight with the forces of Umbar. In this way he has become known for his brutalish treatment of those he deems to be betraying the Kingdom of Gondor, of which was highlighted by his destruction of the Cult of Ion. The Cult of Ion would start itself months before the arrival of Eldarion Elessar, and it would attempt to infiltrate its members into the city of Ethring in order to destroy it from within. They suceeded at first and got close to sumoning demons into the city, until as they neared the end of their spell it was Thomas Mason who arrived with his lover (find lover) who had sensed the Magi use, and together the two of them wiped out the cultists before reinforcements arrived and completed the victory.
Main Article : Broken Borders
| Broken Borders |
I came here wanting to defend the land I had fled my home for. Seeing it burning when I arrived was the last sight I expected, but in the end my father also told me you have to fight for what you believe in. Even if my father has lost his way I have to constantly remember the person I want to be.
Only three weeks after returning from Umbar though she found herself with Var Azunion on a mission across the Gondor border, and they would be led directly into a trap they didn't know was coming after Tur-Ildarion Elessar grew suspicious of the quiet of the border and had several Great Eagles called from the capital. Ildarion Elessar had become aware through many different sources that either Sarah Mason, or someone else in the leadership of Ethring was betraying the Gondorians to the enemy in Umbar, but he was unwilling to accept that it was Sarah Mason after they had their confrontation and he discovered that she was pregnant. So with the great eagles he had them watching the border east of Ethring, and that would be the spot that Larra Toran would be making a crossing with her husband and his force, of whom were crossing the border in order to join the growing Umbar force on the Gondor side of the border. At this point Ildarion's closest commanders in Berethor Isilrim, and Belernil Nimothan would come to him once more advising him that despite her pregnancy they needed to watch Sarah Mason as all the intelligence they were gathering from the nobles of Ethring was telling them the traitor was Sarah Mason, and for the first time Ildarion would tell them he would talk to her briefly and if he got the slightest sense of something he would order her watched. The Eagles after spotting the Umbar force would return to Ethring where Ildarion would quickly mass a force alongside recent arrivals in the form of a force of three thousand men from Tir Ethrod under the command of the twin brothers Galamir Browning II., and Talvirion Browning, and and moved with full speed to get in front of the Umbar force. With the great eagles able to watch them the entire time Ildarion was able to set up a perfect ambush spot in the middle of a clearing. When they arrived at the sight Ildarion was preparing his forces and didn't realize that Sarah Mason who at this point he believed in implicitly due to her pregnancy was secretly crafting a letter which she would send through one of her loyalists to the forces of Var-Azunion Lodius.
When they arrived at the sight Ildarion was preparing his forces and didn't realize that Sarah Mason who at this point he believed in implicitly due to her pregnancy was secretly crafting a letter which she would send through one of her loyalists to the forces of Var Azunion. So trusting in her was he at this point that he invited her into the strategic meetings they had that night, and she would even add pieces of this into a second letter that she crafted for the Umbar troops incoming. That night as she waited and hoped that Var Azunion would get the letter she went to bed with Ildarion, and as he held her and rubbed her still flat belly she begin to cry. She tried to stop crying but she couldn't as for perhaps the first time she realized the true costs of what she was doing. Through her crying Ildarion held her close and whispered loving words to her, and despite how comforted and safe she felt the fact that this man that she loved so much was the target of so much of her deception left her feeling more broken and sad then she had felt in a long time. While this was happening her first messenger would fail to find the force of Var Azunion after he camped his forces in a position that was so tactically foolish that the messenger had bypassed the area in his search for them. The second messenger would find Var's forces but was shot by a sentry and his body quickly buried in the ground without the sentries reading anything he had on him. So despite Sarah Mason attempting to sabotage the ambush by getting word to Var Azunion the Umbar force continued to walk right into it.
The next day Var Azunion would move the Umbar force northward, and as they walked through the ambush clearing Larra Toran felt a terrible chill up her spine and warned her husband that they should travel along the side of the ravine, and in return Var would slap her in the face and verbally attack her as she laid on the ground. As she got up from the slap he was still staring at her as an arrow struck him directly in the heart killing him basically instantly. She would be the only survivor of the ambush and she survived only after an arrow struck her in the head but deflected off her helmet and knocked her unconscious. With the force destroyed the Gondor force would move in with Ildarion taking the lead flanked by his friends of whom was devastated that the force had been destroyed despite the fact that she had tried desperately to alert them to the danger. As they searched the troops it would be Thomas Mason that would discover the still alive body of Larra Toran and as Ildarion walked to her he knelt in front of her as she opened her eyes, and he felt something inside him feel for this girl, and thus he ordered her taken prisoner and brought back to Ethring. As she woke briefly back and forth she would watch him moving, and she was captivated by the beauty this man appeared with, and despite the pain in her head she felt safe for the first time in a long time as she was pulled along by the carriage of her supposed enemy.
It was as she was moved to the carriage that the site of the massacre was come across by the one remaining scout in Varizh Endrasti sent by Sarah Mason of whom seeing this would make his way by horse back to Ethring in order to warn Sarah that their attempt had failed. When he arrived in Ethring Sarah Mason would watch Varizh enter from her room in the Keep and immediately knew what had happened, and meeting him on the bottom floor the two would discuss what their next move was, and having him following her into the dungeons she took him into a room she had orchestrated to make it look like Varizh was the spy for Umbar and then she would stab him through the neck leavin him to bleed out on the ground, and then she shut the door behind her before crying over who she was becoming. She would go upstairs to find her father and Lord Gur-Teniun Oellenzi of whom she begged to follow her, and they would with several men at arms following her into the dungeons where they found the now dead Varizh Endrasti and the staged scene painting him as the traitor for Umbar.
Chained Friends, and Trusted Enemies
Taking her alongside the other survivors of the ambush back to Ethring it would be Ildarion that stayed awake beside her for the hours she was passed out. Arriving back in Ethring hours later they would put her in a cell where she would remain asleep recovering from the concussion of the arrow hitting her helmet, but while she was asleep Ildarion slept on a chair outside the cell waiting for this mysterious girl to awaken. As he slept Sarah Mason came down looking to see this prisoner, as she had been told about her arrival since many of the nobles now had no doubts about her following the killing of Varizh. Coming down and seeing Ildarion asleep she was going to wake him up when she saw the face of the girl and knew it to be her old friend Larra Toran. Now that Sarah Mason had become painfully aware that Larra Toran was her old friend from Umbar, she feared being revealed early and thus having to kill Ildarion before she was emotionally ready. Waiting patiently for her to awaken she was forced to leave when her father commanded her to leave to tell some of the more skeptical nobles of her innocence and it was when this happened that Ildarion still asleep outside of the cell of Larra would be noticed by Larra of whom finally woke up. Getting herself up and moving towards him she was unable to completely reach him and so instead rested on her knees before him awaiting the promised prince to awake. Awakening he jumped back startled by having fallen asleep and giving his enemy the jump on him, but she would calm him with her kind voice. Discovering she had awoken gaurds arrived alongside Sarah Mason and he would command them away as he wanted more time with the prisoner despite the fact that he should have allowed in gaurds who knew of getting information but he didn't want to part from Larra.
Having his alone time with her again she told him of her youth and was completely honest with him about everything except for the involvement of Sarah Mason of whom she wasn't sure what to say of yet. Revealing the size and plans of the Umbar forces in Gondor she gained a lot of clout with Ildarion as he trusted her despite who she was. As they continued to speak and their conversation became increasingly flirtatious it would be Sarah Mason that interupted it with a direct and forceful desire to speak with Larra alone. Larra would be able to convinse Ildarion to depart for a time so he could rest and return, and this further increased the anger of Sarah towards Larra as she was never able to persuade him that easily. With the room cleared she attempted to understand what the next move of the Umbar army was now that the vangaurd had been destroyed, and when Larra declared that she had made the ambush took place, and had worked tirelessly to reach this moment where she could join Gondor the two two old friends quickly became severe rivals. Realizing she had unwittingly revealed herself to Larra she would rush from the cell to the shock of Larra and place two gaurds on the door who were commanded to let noone enter or speak to Larra.
Arriving at Sarah's room he stayed by the door for many moments as he feared how this conversation would go. What was happening to him that he believed this Umbar girl immediately and was now questioning the women that he loved? What had changed so quickly that Sarah had cast that kind of doubt about herself. He thought on the fact that everything he knew of her from the beginning, and all the things people said about her had led him to this moment and the lack of faith he had in her. Opening the door he found her praying in the corner by her cross, and he couldn' t help but bask in the soft kindness she just permeated out when she was praying, and only wished that kindness was seen by all and not just him when they were alone. Sarah would get up from praying and walked towards him kissing him on the cheek before fakely asking what he was there for so late, despite the fact that she knew exactly what he was there for. WIthout a word of anything else he would confront her on what Larra said, and inside she was dying as she knew now without question that he had to die as he had clearly formed enough trust in Larra that in no time at all any excuses that she gave to him would be found as lies. Realizing this killed her as she loved him beyond words, but in this moment she just couldn't escape the dream she had for Umbar, and Gondor back together again and she pushed her love for him down. Lying to him over and over again about all the accusations that had built up about her over the time he had been Ethring she believed that he had bought his story, and as he left he gave her a deep kiss that soon became more heated, and the two would make love for what Ildarion couldn't have known was the last time.