|POV Role||Pitch Black|
|Appears In||Lucernian Series|
|Title|| Official Titles
|Father||William Black II.|
|Siblings|| Full Siblings
|Children|| Base Born
With Lyle Crakehall
Rebecca Black is the daughter of William, and Sarah Black making her a member of House Black. Rebecca has three siblings in the form of Jacob, Patrik, and Miley Black of which Jacob is a brave young man that is the heir to House Black, her brother Patrik was killed during the Fall of Tree Hill after he followed Earl Scott and Jacob Swan to the scene, and her sister Miley is a beautiful young girl that is being prepared for a pursuit of her marriage. Rebecca Black has one child in the form of Axia Eustern of whom was consieved between Rebecca Black and Lyle Crakehall but following the death of Kyle Eustern she would tell the story that the child was Kyle Eustern's and publicly this is seen as the truth of things.
Rebecca Black is the POV character of the short story Pitch Black in which she uncovers the madness of her uncle, and then attempts to deal with this madness, and through this uncovers a hidden world of evil men.
Rebecca Black would be born the third child of her father William Black of whom would send her away to Highgarden during her youth where she became a lady in waiting for Allerie Tyrell of whom she came to love deeply seeing her as her mother due to the long period of being in her care. Returning to Forks following her sixteenth birthday she would be betrothed to Lyle Crakehall of whom she cared for deeply making her forget about her affections for Garlan Tyrell, and the two would grow quite close in the months before their wedding, but this would all change in a sudden moment of violence as Rebecca traveled with her friends west of Forks. It would be on the words of her friends that she visited a farm with them, and what started off as an amazing day with her friends imploded as she watched as her uncle Ephraim butchered her friends and then tortured her for three days before finally letting her go after she refused to scream. Returning home she knew in her heart she couldn't say a word so the happy go lucky girl was gone, and her family barely recognized the girl that had come home, and on top of this she would destroy her relationship with Lyle Crakehall as Ephraim begin threatening to hurt anyone close to her if she said anything. She would live in fear of her uncle for months that he would kill her, and in this fear she would seclude herself within the Dragonoph Temple of Forks becoming increasingly fanatical during this time as she attempted to find an escape for what had happened to her. After months within the Forks Temple she was finally convinced that her belief that Ephraim Black had killed her friends was just a delusion by the Priests of the Dragonoph Temple, and thus trying to rebuild she would agree to marry Kyle Eustern of whom was a kind young man from a less prominent noble family. Rebecca and Kyle would come to find a love with each other and this love brought Rebecca Black back from the brink and spending two months together they were one month away from their wedding when Ephraim Black returned to start the game with Rebecca. Ephraim Black after being told of Kyle and Rebecca's love for eachother by Cellia Black would cause a massacre when he showed Rebecca that she was not dreaming what had happened to her friends by murdering Kyle Euster, and his own children Lola, and Tobin Black before leaving a broken Rebecca to pick up the pieces. Rebecca first attempted to poison Ephraim but Ephraim discovered the plot and to punish her he placed the poison in food that was then given to Rebecca's horse killing the horse. Rebecca Black would become extremely involved in the Crisis in Duskhaven after she learned of her uncles intentions and finally the two would come to a head after Ephraim would reveal lies saying that Rebecca had killed the children, and she would retort saying it was him, and this information would lead to trouble when she returned to Forks.
Rebecca Black would be born the third child of her father Billy Black of whom was cold towards her during her youth, and as she got older she was told that she would be sent away to learn how to be a true lady as Billy by this point
Rebecca Black would be sent to Highgarden as her father had always said, and she would be accompanied on the journey by her older brother Jacob who led the House Black military forces, her cousin Colin, and her mother of whom were the only ones in her family she was close to anyway so she wasn't upset that her father didn't accompany her. Arriving in Highgarden she became a lady in waiting for Allerie Tyrell of whom she came to love deeply seeing her as her mother due to the long period of being in her care. During her time in Highgarden she grew to be close friends with several members of the nobility of Highgarden including Garlan Tyrell of whom she came to ride with in the fields outside of Highgarden nearly each day, and during their growing friendship she would have romantic feelings for him, but he never reciprocated feeling as if she was a younger sister to him instead of a romance. Her father would recall her from Highgarden after he had been able to arrange a betrothal between Rebecca and Lyle Crakehall and despite the crying and sadness at leaving her beloved family in Highgarden she would obey her family and travelled back to Forks.
Returning to Forks following her sixteenth birthday she would be betrothed to Lyle Crakehall of whom she cared for deeply making her forget about her affections for Garlan Tyrell, and the two would grow quite close in the months before their wedding, but this would all change in a sudden moment of violence as Rebecca traveled with her friends west of Forks.
The Evil of Ephraim Black
Main Article : Forks Tragedy of 5121
See Also : Pitch Black
| The Farm|
Why not just kill yourself Ephraim. You are a monster, and somewhere deep within your soul you must understand your being alive is the greatest of sins.
Rebecca Black was born so much different then the person that she has become, but after a youth filled with happiness she would have a moment of horrifying fear that would shock her to her core. As a young girl she had been spending all her time at the House Black estates following her return from Highgarden, and thus when two of her best friends in the form of Axia Yernese, and Sentia Velius decided they wanted to go out riding she was all for it. She and her friends alongside three of their other friends in the form of Marcus, and Decius Tanica the twin brothers of House Tanica, and Quintis Censius of whom Rebecca had a crush on, and together they would travel to one of the House Black owned farms which she had been to with her father once before, and once there they would enter the farm and planned to eat with the farmers there. When she entered the house she knew something was wrong immediatly upon entering the house, but her friends dismissed her and kept going in. When they entered they walked around the house and found noone inside she wanted to leave immediatly but her friends wanted to check the barn for a replacement saddle. Rebecca by this point was watching her friends laughing and having a fun time, but she was beyond scared, and every part of her didn't want to go into that barn, but it would be Quintis Censius that would hold her hand and convinse her to go into the farm, and change all of their lives.She reluctantly followed them into the barn holding the hand of Quintis tighter then she thought possible, and once they entered they saw bodies strewn on the floor, and this led to them trying to run out, but when they did they saw the barn door shut in front of them, and from the shadows her uncle Ephraim Black stepped out. At first it was Rebecca that tried to talk to her uncle, but despite her words he just stood there, and without warning he begin laughing, and at his laughter it was Sentia that tried to run out of the barn but Ephraim knocked her down. Ephraim proceeded to taunt the group about how they were all going to die, and at this Quintis charged at him with his sword but Ephraim would slash him across the face knocking him to the ground right in front of them beginning a fight as the girls tried to escape while the twins tried to fight back but were mere children to the strength of Ephraim. As Ephraim fought off the twins it was Ephraim who would begin to laugh hysterically as he went about killing them all one at a time in the most brutal ways imaginable. Rebecca and Axia attempted to get the barn door open but Ephraim had blocked it with a lock that they could not pry open and then realizing there was no escape they picked up weapons from the barn and tried to fight him off. She wondered at this moment if he even knew that she was his niece, but as he walked from child to child killing she realized quickly that this man was a monster that had past beyond thought or consequence. As Ephraim restrained Axia against a post, his eyes found Rebecca and moving towards Rebecca who was the last one outside of Axia he waited for her to scream because thats what he wanted, but he became annoyed when she refused to scream for him.
Ephraim and Rebecca would have a verbal confrontation as he chased her around the barn, and during this she attempted to understand why he would do all this, and when his answers proved to her that this man was gone, and very clearly capable of killing her she relented and allowed him to catch her. Ephraim would proceed to ritually torture her for three days hoping to elicit some kind of response from her, but she refused to give in, and after two days he would take the only other survivor in Axia and left the barn leaving Rebecca tied up trying to escape, but hours later he returned and the torture continued. For another day he continued his torture but despite the horrible pain she endured she kept her strength and at the end of three days as the search parties for the children entered the area, he was forced to release her, and forced her to clean up the mess he had made. He laughed the most crazy laugh she had ever heard as she cleaned herself up, and had a last look at her friends before she would never likely be able to even talk about them again. As she prepared to leave he made sure to threaten her that if she told anyone that he would kill her family, and threatening her as well about keeping to the story that he told. She thus left and decided to keep the secret so that noone from her family would ever feel the pain of what she had felt, but walking out of the barn Ephraim would take knock her out and put her on his horse where he would ride towards the cliffs of Forks. Believing she was to die she wanted to scream but instead Ephraim pulled a body submerged under the water and she let out a cry realizing it was Axia and he had drowned her. Taking Axia's body, and her Ephraim rode towards the nearest search party of which was led by Lord Mirco Censius, and Lord Gineto Tanica and told them that he had found her at the side of the nearbye cliffs and had been there when Quintis had lost himself to madness and pushed the other children into the water before jumping in himself. Horrified by this story the others would go to the cliff where they would find no traces as obviously they had not jumped into the water so there would be nothing to find, but since the waters were so deep and the river long the story was believed and the city of Forks would mourn the loss of so many young nobles.
The Evil of Ephraim Black
Returning home she would be put into her bed by her mother while the search parties continued to try and find anwsers, and alone in her room she was confronted by Ephraim Black who discussed with her his goals moving forward. Ephraim Black would tell her that they were now playing a game and the game was simple. She would try and kill him and he would try and ruin her life. Ephraim agreed that he would not harm Lyle Crakehall if she ended things with him, and then he told her that he would give her time to get herself back on her feet, but once this time was over the game would begin, and he would start it violently. Following her conversation with Ephraim Black she knew in her heart she couldn't say a word about what had truly happened and forced to keep it a secret the happy go lucky girl was gone, and her family barely recognized the girl that was left behind. She would live in fear of her uncle for months that he would kill her, and in this fear she would seclude herself within the Dragonoph Temple of Forks becoming increasingly fanatical during this time as she attempted to find an escape for what had happened to her. After months within the Forks Temple she was convinced by the Dragonoph Priests Konstantin Lemberger, and Madlene Ueberroth that what she believed her uncle had done was nothing more then her mind's attempt to find anwsers to what had happened. Thus over the months inside the Dragonoph Temple her betrothal was ended with Lyle and she begin to truly believe that her belief that Ephraim Black had killed her friends was nothing more then a dilusion, and as this improved her mental state she would finally agree with her father about the idea of her remarrying with her father finding a suitor in the young Kyle Eustern of House Eustern. While Rebecca Black was trying to put herself back together at the Dragonoph Temple it was Ephraim Black that was manipulating his niece Cellia Black into becoming his servant, and it would be this move that became a point of major importance as she would become his main source of information inside House Black.
| The True Cost of Lying|
Why not just kill yourself Ephraim. You are a monster, and somewhere deep within your soul you must understand your being alive is the greatest of sins.
Playing GamesFollowing the return of Rebecca from the Dragonoph Temple it was Rebecca's father William that finally arranged a betrothal with Kyle Eustern of whom was a kind young man and someone who thanks to her rebuilding emotions Rebecca came to believe would be a good husband since Lyle was already married. The two would spend hours riding together outside the city and as Kyle showed her how much he wanted to be a good husband to her she fell in love with the idea of him, and feeling hopeful for the first time in months she returned home where she talked with her mother about things telling her she was sorry for everything she had put the family through and the two would patch themselves up due to this conversation. The next day Kyle would come to stay at the House Black estate for the months that would come before their marriage and to get to better know his future wife, and thus following this Rebecca became officially betrothed to Kyle Eustern of House Eustern, and so everything was starting to look up for her as she had now completely come to believe the lie that Ephraim Black was not involved in the killings and it was nothing more then an accident. Two Months into Kyle staying with them at the estate, and a month before their wedding it was Ephraim Black that returned to the estate in order to get information from Cellia, and speaking with his mole at first she was reluctant to tell him that Rebecca was happy again, but she was tricked into turning on Rebecca when Ephraim lied and told her that he had spied Rebecca and Lyle sleeping together. Cellia would following this lie tell Ephraim that Rebecca had found happiness with Kyle and they were living as a family of sorts in the estate house they shared with his son Tobin Black, and at this information it was Ephraim that decided her time was up and the game was on.During the two months of Kyle living with them at the estate it had been Kyle and Rebecca who had come to spend all day together riding and then at night they would come back and spend time where he was staying talking with Lola, and Tobin and the three became quite close. Ephraim waited until they had returned from riding and sneaking inside the Estate as he didn't want anyone to know that he had returned to Forks from the east where everyone believed he was, and entering the estate he watched as Kyle and Rebecca kissed goodnight and as Kyle went downstairs to his room he blocked Rebecca from leaving and sat her down. Rebecca in this moment was torn between believing her created lie that Ephraim was innocent and seeing the truth right in front of her, but she was not going to be asked to fight these two as Ephraim would go and get Kyle bringing him into the room and then explaining to Rebecca that the game was now on. Realizing that Ephraim was going to kill Kyle she got in front of a shocked and confused Kyle trying to protect him but Ephraim knocked her down and then brutally murdered Kyle smashing him into pieces with a mace.
As Ephraim explained to Rebecca that she needed to now start playing they were both shocked when the young Lola walked into the room and called for her papa in the form of Ephraim Black and in this moment Rebecca realized again the depths of madness of Ephraim when he murdered his own daughter leaving her body beside Kyle. Lola had let out a scream which brought Tobin to the room and without a word Ephraim murdered another of his children bashing Tobin's head into the ground, and leaving Rebecca unable to move in horror. Waking up the next morning Rebecca Black would wake up and hope to Glaurung that everything for the previous night was just a terrible dream, but as she lay in bed silently for a few minutes she jolted up to the sounds of her mother screaming out. Going to her mothers screaming she would find that it was not a dream when she entered the house and saw the slain bodies of Lola, Tobin, and Kyle still left in the same spot as she remembered from the previous day. At the sounds of the screaming her father, and brother alongside several guards of House Black would come running and seeing what she saw they would go into the house to find the murdered members of House Black and Kyle Eutruce inside.
Following this the family would have little time to absorb this devastating moment as only a week later Tobin died after becoming overcome with a horribly violent fever and died days later. Following this Colin was the lone survivor of his family other then his father as his mother died in her sleep without any apparent cause of death. Rebecca first attempted to poison Ephraim but Ephraim discovered the plot and to punish her he placed the poison in food that was then given to Rebecca's horse killing the horse. Following her failure to poison Ephraim she would try to kill him in his sleep, but sneaking into his room with a dagger he just laughed at her as she proved unable to do the act. Ephraim would not confront her on any of these attempts by her despite clearly knowing what she had tried to do and in this way Rebecca Black begin to feel increasingly isolated, and depressed, and it was in this state that she would found by her true love Lyle Crakehall. Lyle Crakehall of whom still loved her and he was able to over time slowly drag her out of her depression, and the begin seeing each other more and more. Cellia Black would understand the feelings that her husband Lyle had for Rebecca and seeing the two getting closer she would threaten Rebecca to stay away from her husband, but Rebecca was the more important noble and thus rejected this threat from Cellia saying she would be close to whoever she wanted. As Rebecca Black and Lyle Crakehall continued to rebuild their relationship while Cellia Black watched on from afar it would be Rebecca that finally completely opened up to Lyle about what had changed in her. Revealing to Lyle everything that had happened at the farm and all the threats she had been given by Ephraim ever since Lyle would kiss her following this revelation and the two would make love, but neither knew that this entire time they were being watched by Cellia Black of whom watched the two make love and overwhelmed with anger she would begin to plot her revenge on her cousin Rebecca.
Main Article : The Journey
| Nortburg Tournament of 5125 |
Look out there Alice. Did you ever imagine we would be hosting men, Dwarves, and Elves for what is quickly becoming our honeymoon.
Nortburg Tournament of 5125
Main Article : Nortburg Tournament of 5125
Following the crowning of William Lovie III. as the new King of Lucerne he met with his council within the Lucernian capital and they went bout devising there next steps of action. Following some of the more extensive plans he met with the Shadow Council, and Jacob Vorn IV. of whom now stood as the King's Archbishop and the group would decide they needed to know more about the regions around them and also repair damage and they would do this by planning a tournament at Nortburg and invite foreign dignitaries to the tournament alongside the most influential of nobles of Lucerne. Also invited to the Tournament would be the Trachtenberg family of whom were the blood cousins of William Lovie incluing his uncle Frank Trachtenberg, and two cousins Michelle Trachtenberg, and Kristen Trachtenberg all of whom William wanted to repair relationships with most specifically with Michelle who he came to understand had been treated quite terribly by his father. The Trachtenberg side of the family had become distant due to several instances, most notably the imprisonment of Bill Lovie's cousin Katia Lovie the Matriarch of House Trachtenberg in the city of Berne.
True Sons of Lucerne
A large force under a white flag and led by Kieth Schwartz, and Alistair Bedregen arrives at the tournament ground carrying also the flag of the True Sons of Lucerne. The arrival of these True Sons would cause William himself accompanied by the Shadow Council and Charlie Swan to confront them and while at first wanting to bar them from the tournament as they were basically traitors the arrival of Hanna Arryn, and Aria Arryn would lead to William speaking privately with Hanna and Aria. Speaking to the two alongside Leven Martell, and Charlie Swan he would discover that the situation in Berne was growing completely out of control and that was why they had agreed to all the demands of Sean Lovie and had come here. Seeing that his friends were in grave danger he would agree to play along with the plans of the True Sons and allowed Danzal to take part in the tournament. Following this meeting with Hanna and Aria he would meet with Kieth Schwartz who was like an uncle to him during his childhood and the two would talk over everything that had happened with Kieth admitting to everything and for the first time giving William a true glimpse at what Bill had been going through and why he had chosen to do all the things that he had done. Another of the members of the group to come under the flag was Harrold Hardyng of whom as a dire hard member of the rebellion against Sean Lovie would sneak himself into the force with the help of Alistair and when he arrived he met with Teri-Jacob Vorn IV. and together in secret the two worked out steps for Harrold to take to help with the eventual retaking of Berne.
Following the conversation between Kieth, and William Kieth would leave the tournament as he was a soldier of Bill Lovie and not Sean Lovie and did not care if the plan of Sean succeded or not, and thus he would return to Orleans where he would report to Bill Lovie about the conversation that he and William had. With the departure of Sean Lovie the remaining elements of the True Sons of Lucerne were mainly William loyalists and in this way he would meet again with Hanna but this time she introduced them to House Krinner and House Dorin of whom led by Harrold Krinner, Trailen Dorin and accompanied by prominent heirs in Danzal Krinner, and Trailen Dorin II. they would be shown to be loyalists who were more then ready to assist when the time came to destroy the forces of Sean Lovie.
Meeting the Elves
Following the Second Battle of Minus Ithil the Elves of High Forest would come to understand that the alliance between Gondor, Lucerne, and High Forest was something that they should work towards and as they followed the Lucernians into the relief of Tree Hill they would also send a large force to Nortburg to celebrate at the tournament. Alongside sending a force led by Taflarion Stormrage, and his wife Helian Stormrage, and their daughter Tonlia Stormrage, alongside her husband Cadwyr Winterdew the High Forest government back in the capital would also make several large movements for advancing the alliance itself when Malfurion Stormrage would contact the forces of the Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, and the Atmer Empire and told the two forces that they needed to send forces to the tournament as the new king of Lucerne was someone who truly was willing to try and change things for the better. The Sindar Elven Kingdom of Quel'Thalas sends representatives in the form of Alleria Windrunner, and Marinda Oakwhisper to the tournament as well with the purpose of arranging a stronger relationship with the Kingdom of Lucerne's new King. The Atmer Empire would send members of the Atmer Elven great house in the form of the House of Finwe to the tournament and these Elves used Magi portals to enter the Kingdom of Quel'Thalas and then travelled into Lucerne alongside the force led by Alleria. These Atmer Elves would be the first of the High Elves to enter the Kingdom of Lucerne in an almost uncountable time and led by Elendil Finwe III., his daughter Alais Finwe, and sons Talais Finwe, and Anar Finwe IV. of whom have come to discuss an alliance with William and Lucerne. The Elves appear very honorable about their intentions and the talks go well, with Hedrik Clegane III. leading the negotiations with the High Elves, and despite eventually leaving it would be so successful that William would make his intentions known to them by inviting the Elves to found a small settlement in Frosthelm. The Elves like the idea and Elendil sends his sons back to Ulthuan to make the arrangements while he will accompany William for the next while.
End of a Betrothal
The Starke's had come on mass to the Tournament of Nortburg and during this time it was believed that Sansa Starke, and Joffrey Lannister would get a lot of time together to get to know eachother, and while this was true with Joffrey, and Sansa going on a walk together and having a good time, this would alter dramatically later that night.
As the tournament is only a few days from starting the final invitees arrive in the form of the Manderlys of whoom William meets with several representatives of the Manderlys who control the White Knife and during this conversation he and his father in law Charlie Swan are able to arrange a marriage between Winfred Manderly, and Miley Black. In this arrangement he and Charlie Swan decide that they will send Lucas Scott of whom is deemed by many to be the hero of the Siege of Tree Hill and thus someone they want to remain close too, but also William has become obsessed with Brooke Scott and thinks on her constantly believing that this will give him a chance to see her again.
Arrival of Brooke Scott
Following the end of the tournament William and the group prepare to return to the capital where they will plan out the reconquest of Berne, but this changes with the arrival of Brooke Scott of whom breaks down crying in front of him as he stands with Leven, and Jasper and William quickly takes her away from the two into a back room where before he is able to say anything she reveals her stomach showing she is nearly four months pregnant from the time they last saw each other. Realizing in that moment she appears more pregnant then Bella he ponders the consequences of this but she doesn't demand anything just wishes him to help her with her grandfathers funeral.
White Knife Marriage
| White Knife Marriage|
Secure the white knife for the Kingdom. Go there and create another friend where once there was nothing. Do it for the Valley.
Following the coronotation of William Lovie III. the tournament of Nortburg was held to celebrate this occasion, and during this many foreign kingdoms sent people to represent them and try to regrow relations with Lucerne as most relations were on life support under the rule of Bill Lovie. One of these groups was House Manderly of the White Knife, and they would send many members including Wylis Manderly and his wife and daughter, as well as Marlon Manderly the uncle of Wylis. Wendal, Winfred, and Wynafryd Manderly also traveled to Lucerne in order to help arrange the marriage contract between House Manderly and the Kingdom of Lucerne, and during this time Wendal would take part in the tournament of Nortburg where he listed quite well. After the tournament ended Wylis would come to speak with William Lovie III. and the two would discuss marriage options between the houses, and on the advise of Charlie Swan William's father in law it was decided that Miley Black would be married to Winfred Manderly the only son of Marlon Manderly. Miley would be recalled as quickly as possible to Nortburg where she met with Wylis, and Marlon and was seen to be exceptionally beautiful and smart and thus Marlon immediatly accepted the arrangement, and it was decided to happen shortly after. It was agreed between Wylis, and William that following the marriage the two groups would begin arrangements to bring the Manderlys into the sphere of Lucerne, and away from the growing threats of Bolten, and the Iron Islands.
Once the Manderlys returned to White Knife the wedding was already being planned, and it takes longer then expected after Ironborn raid several ships filled with wedding supplies purchased from Pontus. When the wedding is finally planned Miley Black and basically her entire family alongside many nobles of Forks travel to the White Knife for the wedding. Lucas Scott travels northward and alongside Morrigan joins the fleet going to White Knife and acts as the sort of commander of the defence of the fleet despite be uneeded due to the high strength of the fleet. On the trip to the White Knife Lucas Scott grows to be friends with Miley Black and the two share stories of their youth with Lucas withholding much of the true darkness that he went through. One night Morrigan finally confronts him on why he has lied so many times to Miley, and he breaks down revealing that he is trying to make himself believe it wasn't as bad as he knows it was, and the two share a kiss before making love in his room beneath deck.
Arriving at the White Knife Lucas Scott was shown around the land by Wylis Manderly and his wife of whom held hands the entire time they walked Lucas around White Harbor. Lucas would remain with Wylis after his wife had to leave to wake up their youngest of whom needed milk, and the two would discuss the situation in White Knife, and Wylis was completely open as Lucas had a letter from William saying that Lucas was to be fully trusted with sensitive information for he was a loyal servent. Wylis discussed with him how the Boltens had begun sending word to White Harbor stating that the White Knife was deemed a part of the larger plans for Bolten, and that if they did not join with the Boltens then other steps would be taken to have them join. Lucas questioned whether they could hold off the Boltens, and Wylis told him that it was going to be difficult for the Boltens as the Manderlys had a large fleet which would make crossing very difficult, but if they were able to land they had significantly larger ground forces and in that case White Knife would fall. The two would be interrupted when a messenger told Wylis that Domeric Bolten and his cousin had arrived in White Harbor with several other nobles, and wished to attend the wedding. Domeric Bolten would demand food be given to him so that he was under the guest right while he remained in White Harbor, and an honorable man Wyman Manderly would give him this while also allowing Domeric, Jordin, and Cerwynn Bolten to attend the wedding itself. Before the wedding itself Domeric was able to convince Wylis Manderly the heir of White Knife to allow him to see Wyman and Domeric finally speaking to the Lord of White Harbor would attempt to convinse him to move away from the Lucernian direction he was going, and at first the Lord of House Manderly planned on lying and saying he was still thinking, but as Domeric seemed to be such an honest man Lord Manderly would be honest with Domeric as well revealing that after the wedding the negotiations would begin in order to merge White Knife with Lucerne. Apologizing to Domeric, he would tell him to enjoy the wedding but there was nothing he could do to change anything as Wyman knew that Ramsey had killed his sister and couldn`t accept this, nor could he accept aligning himself with the goverment of the Kingdom of Bolten, and with this Domeric left the room completely discouraged that he had failed so completely.
Following the confrontation of sorts between Domeric, and Wyman Manderly the Lord of White Knife would command the wedding to move forward, and without any further discussions the wedding would move forward. The wedding went by without a hitch as Miley Black, and Winfred Manderly became man in wife in a marriage that most saw seemed to already have found love between the two, and Lucas would make a point to meet fully with Domeric Bolten following the end of the wedding ceremony. With the ceremony Domeric would once again speak with Lord Manderly of whom this time refused to even speak with him sending instead his brother Marlon Manderly to tell Domeric that he was happy he came but it was time for the Boltens to leave White Knife. Following this Lucas would be alerted to Domeric being in the main hall with Jordin and Cerwynn by Egbert Elric, and Julessa Bearmant and he leaves the docks to find Domeric waiting outside the hall for him. The two leave the wedding and speak of many things, and Lucas is shocked at genuinly nice Domeric appears to be, and Domeric tells him a story of Bolten, and despite how well the two get along the conversation takes a dark turn when Domeric is forced to threaten Lucas with the knowledge that if Lucerne interferes anymore in the White Knife that he will be forced to intervene himself. Lucas knows that Domeric is a capable young man and knowingly takes this threat as more then just a hollow gesture knowing that Domeric will do this despite his gentle nature. Following their conversation Lucas receives a raven and it instructs him to return to Lucerne where he is to meet with his uncle Kieth in Highgarden, and he is to do this with all possible haste.
Crisis in Darkhaven
Main Article : Pitch Black
| Crisis in Darkhaven|
You are all being lied to by this girl. She is a murderer. She killed her friends, and now she has a taste for lying. She got away with it once, do not allow this monster of a girl to trick you into believing her.
It would be Ephraim Black working under the commands of the Order of the Three Sins who would use the Battle of Castle Stragnarax to fufill the orders of his leader in the Lord of Gluttony. Using the battle he would be now able to move forward with their plot to take control of Darkhaven following his succesful killing of Harbard Darkmore during the Battle of Castle Stragnarax, of whom he killed by stabbing him in the shoulder and then holding him down for nearly an hour while the Lord of House Darkmore bled out, and then during the night he would drag him to the walls which made it appear he had died to the Orcs. House Darkmore following the death of Harbert Darkmore would have a succession crisis due to the fact that Harbert had died without any male heirs and his sister had not had any children. Realizing this the lords of Darkmore were preparing to make Amantha Darkmore the lady of House Darkmore when Ephraim Black arrived at Darkmore with the idea of a better male canidate in the form of Colin Black of whom was the son of Melina Darkmore and thus a cousin to the lord of House Darkmore. Shocked about the turn of events Leana petitioned against the change as Amantha was the closest blood relative, and Colin Black had never visited, or knew anything of the land he would inherit. Ephraim arrived in Duskenvale with Cellia Black and begin making plans with the nobles there, and found many willing to listen to him as there were many who didn't want to be ruled by a young girl, and during this time Cellia Black used her considerable beauty to convinse several of the nobles of Duskhaven. Colin Black who was at this point still in Forks would be met by his cousin Rebecca Black of whom told him about the reality of his father's plan and that his father planned to remove the Darkmore girls as they were nothing but a threat to Colin and needed to be removed if Ephraim was to rule through Colin. Colin didn't want to believe what Rebecca said, but would agree to travel to Duskenvale with Rebecca Black of whom together with Colin's friend Eric Weinbrum, and his wife Vanessa Black the group would meet Lyle Crakehall and a small troop of House Crakehall on the road and then made there way to Duskenvale. Thus arriving at Duskenvale with his friend, wife, Lyle Crakehall, and Rebecca Black he would be met by his father of whom was furious that he had come to Duskenvale and was going to command his son to return to Forks when he would be interupted by Rebecca Black and Lyle Crakehall of whom took Colin Black and left him with his cousin Amantha. During this time spent time with his cousin Amantha Darkmore of whom he liked very much he came to learn about the reality of what his father was doing and how much it would ruin Amantha, and hearing this he would leave her to find her father of whom he was able to find through the assistence of Rebecca Black. Finding his father in the tower of Darkmore his plan to talk to his father would change dramatically when he overheard his father discussing how he was going to murder the Darkmore girls once he had control so that they wouldn't trouble him anymore, and how after he married Colin off to some girl he would then murder Colin and finally finish what he truly wanted for someone he called the Lord of Gluttony. Overhearing this Colin knew that Rebecca wasn't lying at all and went to his cousin of whom he found kissing Lyle Crakehall and telling her what he had heard the group would go to Amantha and leaving Eric Weinbrum behind with her to protect her with a few Crakehall men the group would leave for Hillsbrad to meet with the Arch Duke of the region in the form of House Greymane.
Rebecca Black, Lyle Crakehall, Vanessa Black, and Colin Black would arrive in Hillsbrad and were given an audience with the new Lord of House Greymane in the form of Liam Greymane. Laying out the situation with Liam they were very open about what was going on, and while Liam was reluctant to believe the true extent of how nefarious Ephraim was being in Duskhaven he would agree to travel to Duskhaven in several weeks and he would decide the lordship of Duskhaven himself. Rebecca and the group returned to Duskhaven to find that several of the prominent lords of the province had arrived in Duskhaven including Jon Lowport of whom brought with him his wife, son, and daughter, while Edric Fordale arrived as the new lord of House Fordale accompanied by his sister, and wife, and finally Robin Highport arrived with his wife and sister, but Rebecca would quickly find that each of these lords had their own agendas. The arrival of House Darkwood would incense tensions as Kieth Darkwood, and his brother Derek Darkwood would bring significant forces in order to protect their niece Leana Darkmore, and upon their arrival blood was nearly spilled between Derek Darkwood, and Ephraim upon learning his plotting.
With the arrival of the Arch Duke only a week away the meeting in Duskhaven would be increased when Orival Crane arrived with two of his brothers and a sister on the request of his friend Jon Lowport II.
The Arch Duke Arrives