Ophellia Sordin is the daughter of Nedest, and Ursella Sordin making her a member of and the current Matriarch and Lord of House Sordin, and the Dutchess of the Dutchy of Orell within the Empire of Dragonstone. Ophellia Sordin has two siblings in the form of Whelmer, and Trisha Sordin of which Whelmer was the long time heir of House Sordin and a gifted fighter but was killed during the Battle of Orell, while Trisha is a very headstrong girl of whom was to be the Dutchess of Orell until her strong will turned Deneyres Targaryan towards Ophellia of whom played at being weak willed. Ophellia Sordin has one child with Thomas Gregunt in the form of Thomas Gregunt II. of whom is just a baby at the time of the Dragonstone occupation of Orell.
Ophellia Sordin would be born the second child of Nedest Sordin and during her youth she would be constantly overshadowed by her older brother of whom was a very skilled warrior and was the heir to House Sordin. Growing up she begin to formulate plans for her own rise as she was not happy with just being the second child of House Sordin, and thus she would gather to her side during the years before her sixteenth birthday a large number of loyal friends and companions. Ophellia Sordin would be at the age of sixteen married to Thomas Gregunt of whom was the heir to House Gregunt and she left the capital for his families seat of Castle Treebank where she would bring a large following of ladies in waiting despite her father forbidding their departure, and during the early part of their marriage she would sink her hooks very deep into Thomas of whom fell madly in love with her. Shortly following her consolidation of control over Castle Treebank the forces of House Gregunt including her husband would be summoned by House Orell in order to defend against an attack from the Empire of Dragonstone, and Ophellia would poison Thomas with a non-fatal herb which made him unable to go to the battle instead staying behind with her.
Ophellia Sordin would be born the second child of Nedest Sordin and during her youth she would be constantly overshadowed by her older brother of whom was a very skilled warrior and was the heir to House Sordin.
Growing up she begin to formulate plans for her own rise as she was not happy with just being the second child of House Sordin, and thus she would gather to her side during the years before her sixteenth birthday a large number of loyal friends and companions.
Ophellia Sordin would be at the age of sixteen married to Thomas Gregunt of whom was the heir to House Gregunt and she left the capital for his families seat of Castle Treebank where she would bring a large following of ladies in waiting despite her father forbidding their departure, and during the early part of their marriage she would sink her hooks very deep into Thomas of whom fell madly in love with her.
Deneyres Goes West
|Deneyres Goes West|
I will go south and combat the monsters of the south. While I do this I need you to go west and expand the empire in the only place that seems possible. Take them through peace if possible, but if this fails. If peace fails burn them to our side.
Deneyres understood what the consequences were of being wrong about her choice, and thus she told noone about her plans. She begin to use the techniques that she saw her brother use on people and was over two months able to amass a dozen very loyal women Ostrogoths to her that she called the Dragon Brides in honor of the role that they would play in the coming event. She would also use her considerable money to purchase the services of several servents of whom would accompany her and her force. One of her primary Dragon Bridges and closest friends during this rise would be her cousin Daena Blackfyre of whom supported her on nearly every decision she made and convinced many to side with Deneyres. Her Dragon Brides who were led by the Magi Cirilla Starmgon were given the best of everything, and in this way she saw to both secure their love through her affection, and if that failed then the fact that she lavished them with gifts would be the fall back option of loyalty. With her Dragon Brides, and several other servants including Visenya Hegrivia, and Rhaella Rufyre of whom she recruited she left Dragonstone and went west towards the numerous villages west of the city. She would arrive in a small village called Tainin where she would plan to stay for a week before she was going to leave again further south into the badlands that seperated the Empire of Dragonstone from the Kingdom of Isengard. It was during this recruitment that she would meet two men that would change everything she thought she knew about life in the form of Jorah Mormont, and Christoph Von Plutter.
Time in Tainin
Jorah Mormont would be the first of the two that she would meet, and she met him upon entering Tainin as he was the local leader of sorts of the village. When Jorah saw her he was awe struck at her beauty and couldn't help himself but stare at her. She senced this and was at first turned off before she came to understand that he meant no harm by it. Jorah would make her arrangements for her, and found a house that was vacant for her and her company. That night as she rested in Tainin she and Jorah came to talk about things, and she came to great admiration for Jorah and everything he had been through in his life. Despire her reluctance to become bottled down in emotions she allowed him for a moment to see the real Deneyres before she returned to her persona. The next day she supplemented her forces by seducing the warriors of the village after she called her dragon to her, and the people of Tainin saw her dominance. As the week went on she and Jorah spent more and more time together as he became her steward of sorts, and it was on the final day that he asked her whether or not he could come with her. She thought about it but realized that if he came then she would be handcuffed in her ability to take the power she wanted, and this forced her into making the decision to reject his offer. This kindness didn't go unnoticed by Deneyres of whom told him that if ever he should need her help then all he had to do was ask. This would be the last the two would see of each other before she left the village but the reprucutions of their meeting would be felt in the near future.
Ambushed on the Road
As she left the village she would assemble her forces and send them ahead of herself believing she was safe in the lands. She was proven wrong when not a few hours of marching outside of the army she and her people didn't travel far before they were surrounded by a group of bandits. The group surrounded them and told Deneyres that they had been told by the villagers that they had passed through and that they wanted everything they had or they would all die. Deneyres and her Dragon Brides were not fighters yet and for this reason she reluctantly prepared to give in, when the man making demands fell to the ground with an arrow through the neck. A fight would break out as cloaked men appeared from the surrounding forests and attacked the bandits. When the dust settled the bandits lay dead, and the men that had defended her appeared in the road, before one of them stepped forward toward her, and bowed himself in front of Deneyres. The man introduced himself as Christoper Von Plutter and he told her that he led a small mercenary group west of the Empire of Dragonstone nearly in the badlands. He told her that he had sought her out and had been following her since she had left Dragonstone in the desire to protect her and allow her to complete her mission. Trust born in the face of darkness she would take on Chrisopher's council and would have him made into one of her trusted council. She and Christopher and the Dragon Brides would meet with the main army days later on the outskirts of Dorbirn the capital of the Kingdom of Ollen of which was the first true opponent on the road west.
|Invasion of Ollen|
Turn to the side of the Dragon or face the consequences. This does not have to end bloody, but trust me when I say that I will treat you as an opponent very soon.
Invasion of Ollen
Deneyres and her council were told by locals and agreed that House Orell of whom led the kingdom was extremely unpopular due to their tolerance of slavery within their borders and because of this the population while perhaps not openly revolting would be happy with a regime change. Reaching the outskirts of Dorbirn the army of Dragonstone would be met by envoys from the Ollen court of whom raised the white flag. Deneyres would meet with the fourth son of House Ollen of whom would demand the army leave their lands or else they would do battle where they would be defeated. Deneyres knew at this point from letters recieved that Flenix was on his way west to join Deneyres until the campaign ended, and thus she knew that if open battle was done the casualties would be immense for the Kingdom of Ollen. Warning the young member of House Ollen of the consequences if they should fight he would insult the Targaryan's before leaving, and in an act that would harm her later on she was unable to accept the hit to her families name and captured the young man refusing to let him go. The royals of House Ollen were outraged at the unlawful capture of a protected diplomat and would immediately raise the army of Ollen in order to battle the Dragonstone forces.
On the day before the battle was to take place Jorah Mormont would arrive on the field and told them of his connection to Nedest Sordin. He told Deneyres and the assembled council that he would be able to turn Nedest to their side once he told him about Deneyres dragon but others including Heath, and Aegon Targaryan warned her that if he was wrong then there main suprise in the dragons was gone. Trusting in the honesty of Jorah she would send him during the night alongside Daena Blackfyre and Christopher Von Plutter where they would use the tunnels beneath the city to infiltrate the lines. Finding themselves in the city they found their way to the estate of House Sordin, and once there they met with the surprised Nedest Sordin who Daena quickly discovered hated House Orell and was more then willing to turncoat against his masters in return for getting what he wanted. His ancient hold had been taken by House Orell and given to a cadet branch of House Orell called House Orell of Breebank of which would need to be destroyed and given to House Sordin in order for they to assist and also bring over their side. Daena being the only Targaryan would agree to this demand, and the group would leave with the knowledge that House Sordin was going to turncoat the following battle. Realizing that there was going to be a fight Deneyres would send word by raven to Dragonstone of this update, and plan for the battle to commence in several days. After the arrival of the Raven from Deneyres to the capital it was too late for any ground troops to be sent to assist Deneyres but assistance would be sent in the form of Liala Redwyne of whom left the capital on Senarion adding a second dragon to the ranks of Deneyres forces.
Following the agreement the army of Dragonstone assembled on the field while the large army of Ollen also assembled, and the two forces were somewhat equally matched with the advantage lying with the Targaryan forces. As the horns sounded nearly the entire left flank (which was even at the beginning somewhat removed from the main Ollen force) would move away from the forces of Ollen under the guidance of Nedest Sordrin of whom wanted his final revenge. With this the army of Ollen now surrounded on two sides would move to aim for both sides, and this was their plan until Deneyres flew over the side of the hills on the back of Flenix. What little resolve remained in the forces of Ollen disintegrated as those not fully invested turned tail and ran for the city, but the personal forces of House Ollen would turn their lines under the guidance of Sam Orell and would charge the lines of House Sordin. The army of Dragonstone charged the now greatly outnumbered forces of House Ollen and would smash into their rear crushing them from behind while they also fought on their front. During the fighting Sam Orell, his two oldest sons and many other loyalist nobles would be killed, but also Nedest Sordin and his heir would die during the fighting.
With the destruction of House Orell nearly completely outside of Sam Orell's wife and two daughters the war for Orell was all but over. In the north of the kingdom though a remnant in House Orell of Breebank continued to resist, and Deneyres would send an elite portion of the army north to take the town under the command of her cousin Aegon Targaryan II. Having been given command to restructure the Kingdom of Orell following its fall to her if that was what happened she would go about dissolving the Kingdom of Orell and forming the Dutchy of Orell of which came under the control of the Empire of Dragonstone. Changing controls in the capital she would make her uncle Aenis Blackfyre the count of the capital city which made House Blackfyre immediately one of the most powerful houses in the Dutchy. For the Dutchy itself following through on her promises she would place House Sordin as the Duke of the Dutchy but with the death of Nedest Sordin and his heir the eldest remaining member was Ophellia Sordin of whom was called to the Palace grounds of the capital where she would be sworn in during a large ceremony. Deneyres would remain in the capital of some time as she was also fored to await her cousin's success in Breebank before she finally moved on and planned to meet Aegon and his forces at the western border of Orell and from there prepare to deal with the Kingdom of Nordling which was the next point on the map.
Fall of Breebank