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Robar Royce
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  • Komtar of the Belarian Guard
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Robar Royce is the son of Yohn, and Sunhilda Royce making him a member of House Royce.

Robar Royce would be commanded by his father to join with William Lovie III. during the early part of the Journey and Robar led a group of twenty Runestone troops alongside William becoming close to the Shadow Council during this time, and then eventually leading the large Runestone force that joined William for the battles that followed. Robar Royce would be commanded by his lady Alice Lovie to follow his commander Jasper Hale and during this he discovered the extent of Jaspers Moral decline and broke his vows to Jasper by telling Alice about what he had seen.

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Early History

The Gulltown Tournament of 5119
That was the last time there was peace in our house. After that it was just a steady decline into madness and death.

Gulltown Tournament of 5119

Main Article : Gulltown Tournament of 5119

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I want my children kept safe from all this. I can keep William safe. I need to get the rest of the children out of here before. Before this thing in my head does something terrible.
James Lovie II.

Its Aelfwynn Turnidlon that is sitting with Wuldrik as they prepare the recharge of the Pendant of Understanding which they have been using as a means of understanding when the monster has gained control of James. During the casting of this spell everything is going well but the Pendant shows signs of cracking, and this leads to Aelfwynn and Wuldrik Toyne stopping the spell. Unable to fix the issue themselves they decide to speak with Kieth Schwartz to discuss the construction of a new pendant to replace it. Finding out that Kieth has left the Spire for the Cloud Tower they head there accompanied by several men at arms. Arriving at the Cloud Tower they are let inside although Aelfwynn is delayed watching William, Leven, and Alice playing the garden. Watching this she becomes jealous of Leven who is wrestling with William and feeling the attraction between the two she marks Leven as an enemy in her pursuit of William. Going to the 13th floor they find Kieth inside already talking with Carlisle Cullen, Wilhelm Kisssling, Fabian Klauseburg, and James Lovie II. of whom are discussing the declining mental stability of James. Unable to get the time needed to replace the damaged Pendant of Understanding its Wuldrik, and Aelfwyn that go back to the Spire under orders to recharge the pendant despite the risks. The spell is completed but Wuldrik is badly burned during the event leading to him being taken away by Catrin Heissler and a group of Restoration Magi to fix him. With Wuldrik too injured to travel its Aelfwynn that travels with the royal party of the Gulltown tournament of 5119 without him taking charge of keeping James under control.

Coming of the Cleganes

I want you to be happy my boy. I love you son. You are my heir. My hope for the future. That does not mean your happiness comes above this family.
Rupert Clegane

Hedrik joins a boat with a fleet of seven ships from House Clegane making their way towards the port of Stillwood. Hedrik is leaning on the side of the boat speaking with his friend Konstantin Gaimen when his father comes up from his quarters alongside Hedrik’s mother and seeing them arrive he says goodbye to Konstantin and goes to speak with his father. Speaking to his father about the proposed betrothal of Hedrik and Accia Potenza of whom he admits to being his lover but indicates that this love is one of friendship and he doesn't see it going further then friendship. Rupert tells Hedrik that although he wants his son to be happy, he wants to honor the relationship that he has with House Potenza. Rupert is reluctant to simply end the betrothal instead telling Hedrik that if he wants something different, he needs to find a better match. Following this he goes back to the front of the boat where Konstantin has now been joined by Hedrik’s sister at his side, and his lover Accia Potenza, and best friends Meinolf Ostriger. Joking with his friends its Hedrik that watches his father of whom from his own personal thoughts seems to be very loyal towards but has a growing lack of respect for several of the lords around his father including most critically Vopiscus Lentini of whom he sees as a coward turning his father into a coward. Reaching the port of Stillwood he watches his father and Vopiscus meet with Caius Norelli while ignoring the lord of House Stillwood in the form of Gregory Stillwood and realizing the insult that is being made, he approaches Gregory alongside Meinolf Ostriger and the two discuss with Gregory that Hedrik will speak with his father regarding the insult. Despite calming it down its still Gregory that storms from the docks to return to Castle Stillwood leaving Perwyn, and Jeyne to speak with Hedrik about their next steps. The three decide that Jeyne will go and stay near their father to make sure he doesn’t do anything rash while Perwyn will go with Hedrik to speak with Rupert. Perwyn goes alongside Hedrik to speak with Rupert Clegane who has gone to the estate of House Norelli. Arriving at the estate it’s Perwyn’s friend Flavius Norelli that leads them inside. Meeting with Rupert, his lords, and Caius Norelli they learn that the reason for the snub was that Rupert was angry that the other wives were at the initial meeting. Learning from Caius they are told that Gregory had agreed to only bring his primary wife to the meeting and thus when all were present Rupert took this as an insult. The group agrees to not take any further action and since they will be leaving for the tournament its decided that they will cancel the planned dinner the next day and just restock the boats before leaving together. Perwyn leaves to and speak with his father about what has been discussed but Hedrik and Perwyn agree as he leaves to keep the lines of communication between them open no matter what their fathers do.

Protecting Accia
Don't worry Accia. I'm here for you. I promise that I wont let anything happen to you.
Hedrik Clegane III.

Hedrik spends the rest of the night with his family who remain at the Norelli estate and then before going to bed he joins Accia in her room where the two sleep together. After finishing having sex its Accia that burns her arm while she helps him get dressed and Hedrik helps her by putting wet cloth on it. Staying with her for some time until she eventually falls asleep he tucks her in and falls asleep in her room. Hedrik is woken from his sleep by Accia who is crying as she shows him her now healed burn. Telling him that she fixed it just by looking at it and thinking about fixing it. Skeptical of this he tries to support her but when it becomes clear he doesn’t believe her she gets a dagger from his pack and cuts her arm. As she bleeds, he uses his blanket to control the bleeding and then goes to get help when she blocks the door and removes the blanket causing her arm to bleed onto the ground. Trying to stop her she begins once again staring at her arm and as he watches the cut begins to close itself and the bleeding stops.

Hiding Leofrich

We have been given short notice of the plans of the royal family to visit Runburgh on there way south. You know this means you must be hidden.
Andar Royce

Its Leofrich Nune III. that is sitting in the water with his daughter Gorlinda and his nephew Karl and playing with the two children is interrupted by the arrival of a very pregnant Charlotte Royce holding a baby Wendelin Royce who joins her family in spending time together at Royce River. Returning to Runburgh with his family he sees the city in state of chaos and Karl to guard his family he rides ahead into the city where he learns from Ordenmarshal Franzal Tuhlbeck that they got short notice that King James Lovie II. and a large party of the royal family are on their way to Runburgh where they will stay for the night on their way southward. Realizing that the coming of anyone from the capital means danger for himself he goes to Runestone. Making his way through guards and checkpoints he eventually reaches the Keep where he meets with Lord Yohn Royce who is standing around a table planning things out with his brother and Hochmeister Wolfram Royce alongside his sons Andar, and Robar. Also as the table are the Burgomaster of the city in Alaric Opehlbeck of whom Leofrich thinks is a coward and if given the chance would tell the first person who paid him about Leofrich’s existence in the city. Listening to the group from the corner of the room he whispers with Landmeister Tristan of Royce of whom he has grown close to over his time in Runestone and the two discuss where they think Leofrich should go while the king is near. As the meeting ends its Landsgrave Yohn that calls Leofrich forward leaving him to talk with just Yohn and his son Andar. The three talk and it’s decided that to protect Leofrich and by extension Yohn’s daughter Charlotte and grandchildren its Leofrich that will hide with the Guild of Runes. Accompanied by Andar to the Peak of Runestone its Andar that asks Leofrich to tell him about the last time he saw anyone from the capital. Using the lift to the peaks its Leofrich that talks with Andar about his time hiding in the forest following the massacre at Nunedorf. During this time, he hid with different farming families before eventually fleeing into the forest where he kept his daughter and nephew alive through hunting small game and picking mushrooms. This went on for several weeks with Leofrich coming to live within an old, abandoned watchtower, and while it was a tough life, he was able to stay alive and keep his family alive. This ended with the arrival of a search party led by Horton Jestife who surrounded the watchtower but to his surprise it was Horton that let them go telling them to leave the area and never come back. Andar asks him how he made his way to Runburgh, but Leofrich is close to tears thinking about his past and tells Andar he will tell him more another time. Reaching the peak of Runestone its Leofrich that is let inside the Hall of Runes by Thomas of the Guild of Runes who takes him to a apartment within the hall of Rune where a bed is to be prepared for Leofrich to stay. Leofrich remains in the apartment reading for days leaving only to use the latrine during this time.

The Dragon Moves

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I want you to have this armor Prince. This was made by the hands of both myself, and Grand Master Daniel Schunemann. No effort has been spared in marking this as the greatest suit of armor I have ever been involved in crafting.
Eadwig Schuhbeck

Following leaving Lucerne the group is traveling on the road making his way alongside most of his friends and family to the port of Nortburg accompanied by what is as a large army. Traveling on the road with him is his best friends Jasper Hale, Lyanna Starke, Edward Cullen, Byron Arryn II., Rosalie Hale, Dylan Steinmare, Aria Arryn, Rachel Nighting, and Leven Martell as well his sister Alice Lovie, and as they travel on the road the relationship between this group is expanded on. During this journey we see the members of William's personal guards as well in the form of Einhard Rosler, Erik Fahnrich, and Gilbert Fouline of whom Einhard is shown as someone who is very close to William acting as a stand in for his father James who is in the convoy but is inside a covered wagon as he passed out. His father is revealed as the King but is also revealed as an addict of opium leaving William to be raised by his guards, but also by his sister Matilda who they are traveling to see the wedding of. The party arrives at Nortburg at night and thus it is the army and the servants that prepare tents for everyone to sleep in that night in preparation for leaving on the boats in the morning. As William and his friends attempt to all stay in one large tent it’s Carlisle Cullen that forces them to share two tents with the boys in one and the girls in another. As this is happening its Rosalie that whispers for William to hide her. Feeling very attracted to her he hides her with the help of Jasper and Dylan. Staying the night in a tent with Aria, Lyanna, Leven, and Alice but the girls become openly bitter that Rosalie managed to join the boys in their tent. Rachel and Leven discuss the situation with Rosalie and William with both girls barely containing their jealousy and Rachel for her part believes that she could better control Leven then Rosalie and thus views Rosalie as a threat to her attempts with William. The group stops at the town of Runburgh where William, Edward, Jasper, and Dylan are gifted a suit of armor by Lord Yohn Royce, and the Grand Master of the two Runestone Guilds. The suit made for William is described as something above anything they have ever crafted before, and behind the scenes it had runes crafted on it that make William immune to the effects of Magi while wearing it. Following being given this gift its William, Alice, Leven, and Edward that are taken into the Great Peak of Runestone where Grand Master Eadwig Schuhbeck, and Grand Master Daniel Schunemann show them the entrance to the forges of the Inner Rune which have never been entered by anyone outside of the Inner Circle of the Runestone Guilds. Following this tour, the group is given lodgings inside the mid-level of Runestone leaving the eight of them to all stay in a large open-air room where they can see out for miles and going to sleep William lays beside his sister to one side, and Rosalie Hale to the other with the two talking romantically for some time before going to sleep.

What happened to your family. What has happened to so many families. It cannot be left unchecked. Will you help me when the time comes?
Catherine Lovie

A journeymen runesmith that had been delivering his food tells him of the arrival of the royal party and Leofrich feels a overwhelming fear that his one time good friend James is near. Leofrich is locked within the apartment as the prince and his party are to stay in the Hall of Runes and during this time its Leofrich that catches a glimpse of the prince and his party through a peeping hole in the wall and feels fear looking at the prince due to how much he looks like James. That night its Leofrich that is moved by a knock at the door and when the door opens its Daniel Schunemann, Yohn Royce, and Catherine Lovie that come inside the room. Catherine begins crying telling Leofrich that she is so sorry for what happened and wishes she could go back and change it. Realizing that Catherine is not like her brother he forgives her and then listens as she tells him that the time will come when she needs him to avenge what happened to his family and many others, and he agrees to help her when the time comes.

Watching my father act this way was never easy. It was embarrassing on the surface. Beneath that feeling stood fear. Fear that perhaps I was destined to become my father.
William Lovie III.

As they leave Runestone its William that speaks once more with Yohn Royce who asks him to take with him his middle son Andar Royce who would accompany them and take in the wedding. William agreed and Andar joined the group as they made their way south towards Gulltown. Arriving at Gulltown they are met at the gates by Matilda Lovie his elder sister and seeing each other they hug as she takes them towards her lodgings at Castle Shephard, and while walking there its Matilda that tells them about how she has been in the months since she left Lucerne for Gulltown to get to know her betrothed Marius Scott. Marius Scott is introduced to William, and Alice for the first time and William has a good feeling about Marius during this conversation. The good times are interrupted by the arrival of their father James who William can clearly tell is high from his opioids as he comes into the room, and despite William feeling embarrassed by his father its Marius that lightens the mood and appears to get along well with James. Following the meeting with his sister and Marius its William and his friends that go to the Temple of Kyne as Lyanna wants to pray and forces the rest of her friends to go with her as is her usual way. Arriving at the Temple of Kyne they enter the Temple being let into a special area of the Temple by Otwin Erdenstoud the Bishop of the Temple. Going inside they pray for a time before William and the group outside of Lyanna leave the temple to go and walk the streets of Gulltown exploring.

The Picnic

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Men came to our village. They took everything. Took my sister. Took my mother. Please help us.
Ceolwith of Nune

Walking the streets, they go to the market where they buy food and plan to go to hiking west of Gulltown and have a picnic while doing this. Accompanied by a dozen men at arms and several knights the group leaves Gulltown heading west and while leaving they meet the Crane group arriving at the city led by Dustin Crane, and his son Orival Crane. Speaking with the group for a time its Germira Cranewel that leaves the Crane force and travels with them hiking on the idea of forming an alliance for the coming melee tournament. Germira and Jasper get close during the hike but for William his mind is constantly on Rosalie and the spend most of the hike talking and becoming increasingly flirtatious. While riding to the mountain spot that they plan to have the picnic at its Leven, Aria, and Byron Arryn that are speaking. Byron is discussing the alliance he has formed with the team led by Harrold Hardyng for the coming melee, but for Leven she can barely focus as she watches with jealousy William and Rosalie. Leven thinks on her desire to be the one riding beside William, and she plans to tell him her feelings once they arrive at the picnic. Arriving at the picnic its Leven that tries to talk with William but is blocked by Dylan who tells Leven that he thinks Rosalie and William need some alone time. As the group sits for the picnic its Rosalie and William that sneak off and sitting together the flirtation goes to the next level when William and Rosalie kiss. Leven storms off but is followed by Aria Arryn who consoles her friend telling Leven that she knows how Leven feels about William. After talking things over its Leven, and Aria that return to the main group where they find Draco Highmore searching for William. Jasper, and Dylan lie to Draco to give William his alone time, but in her jealousy its Leven that can’t do the same.

I thought I could stop them before they started. Seeing her happy face when Draco dragged them back to the group told me I was wrong. I was too late.
Leven Martell

When Draco follows the lies of Dylan and Jasper its Leven that follows him and reveals where William is. The arrival of Draco Highmore and several guards bringing them back to the group ends this kissing but this has opened a door between the two of them. Leven returns to the group who doesn’t know that she revealed the truth, and she watches as Rosalie and William return. At first Leven is happy that she has done this but watching the two happily return she realizes she was too late. Her feelings are made even worse when Rosalie comes to her and hugs Leven revealing to her what happened before calling Leven her best friend. Leven sits with Aria and Rosalie for the rest of the picnic and listens as Rosalie tells the two of them how strong her feelings are for William. Aria looks to Leven with sadness but they both do there best to be happy for their friend. The groups picnic is further interrupted by the arrival of a group of peasants who are attempting to reach Gulltown after what they describe as the destruction of their village. William attempts to get his force to accompany the peasants back to their village and help the remainder but as more peasants begin streaming up the road its Draco that forces the group to return to their horses and return to Gulltown. Draco promises William and the group that he will send forces back but they cannot be here with the crown prince while that is happening. Before being forced to flee its William that gives one of the Ceolwith of Nune one of his rings, and a bag of coins which is a significant amount of money. Riding back to Gulltown its William that gets into an argument with Draco but it becomes clear that Draco is under personal threat if he would have stayed and thus William forgives Draco but plans to confront his father.

Choices

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I thought I could stop them before they started. Seeing her happy face when Draco dragged them back to the group told me I was wrong. I was too late.
Leven Martell

Its Aelfwynn, Cuthwin, and Ostara that accompany James into the Shephard Castle where he will be staying during the tournament. By this point in the day, he is already almost unconscious from opioid use attempting to keep Vhloraz beneath the surface, and thus the servants get him into bed. Aelfwynn watches him go to sleep with no one in the room daring to speak lest they interrupt James going to sleep. Once he has fallen asleep, she places chains on his arms locking him to the bed and then locking the door the room behind her leaving only Ostara, and Cuthwin inside the room to watch over him. Having locked the door she thinks on Cuthwin, and Ostara coming to see the changes in the two as they have spent more time watching over James as he sleeps, and she thanks Glaurung that she has been given that task. Leaving the room, she travels to the walls where she sits in a quiet tower by herself and spends several hours praying to Glaurung attempting to find peace from her constant thoughts of William. As she prays a vision of William appears and she talks with this vision with the two flirting, and eventually kissing. The kissing ends when she hears arguing in the courtyard and the vision of William disappears. A tear falls as he leaves her, but she goes to the wall and watches as William, Leven, and Jasper attempt to get inside the castle.

I thought I could stop them before they started. Seeing her happy face when Draco dragged them back to the group told me I was wrong. I was too late.
Leven Martell

Returning to Gulltown, its Leven and Jasper that accompany William as he attempts to meet with his father about what happened at the picnic. Arriving at the gate to Shephard Castle they are let inside by the guards but find Kieth Schwartz, blocking the courtyard with a handful of Jestife, and Schwartz men at arms as well as several knights. Speaking with Kieth its William that is blocked from seeing his father and as William attempts to force his way through its Kieth that commands the men at arms to restrain the three of them. A brief skirmish breaks out but the men at arms and knights can easily restrain the weaponless three. As they are held its Kieth that goes to William and tells him to never come to a conflict without weapons. The two argue briefly with the argument only ending with the arrival of Carlisle Cullen.

Arrival of the Cranes

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Take the Orane girl to the temple. I don't care how you feel about her. You will cement the betrothal. Go now.
Dustin Orane

The House Crane group enters through the front gate of Gulltown and Orival Crane alongside his friends, follow his father and his most prominent bannermen. As they continue following his father he looks back to the rear of the group and sees his betrothed Estrid Orane. Estrid smiles at him, and while he returns the smile, he is still unsure of her due to her opinions on the Swabians. The group runs into a group led by William Lovie III. and while Orival doesn’t get to speak to William he sees the opportunity to form an alliance in the coming melee and sends his friend Germira Cranewel to organize this with William. Continuing into the city his father leads them towards the keep where they are to meet with a House Shephard representative who is to take them to their lodgings. Once they reach the keep his father meets with Ratmann Rickard Taubman. Rickard leads the group with the assistance of his son Timothy Taubman, and daughter Amalia Taubman towards their lodgings. During this final trip its Orival that is brought to the front by his father and Orival listens in as Rickard discusses the situation in northern Lucerne. Arriving at the camp its Orival that is going to spend time with his friends when his father whispers to him that he is to instead take Estrid to visit the Great Temple of Kyne. It’s implied from the words of his father that Orival is having doubts about his betrothal to Estrid, but Orival is unwilling to resist the words of his father and pushes this aside. Listening to the words of his father without question he goes to Estrid who is getting his mother Falena’s tent ready.

It speaks to your misplaced loyalties that you send that Swab to make deals for you.
Estrid Orane

Going to Estrid she is clearly excited to see him approach her, and she goes into the back of the tent to change for her trip to the Temple. While Estrid is changing the main person pushing for him to treat her well in the form of his mother pulls him into a hug. Orival thinks it’s nice to have her back around, but he is sad when he realizes that once his marriage to Estrid is completed then his mother will return to the Grand Temple of Crane. Orival and Estrid walk together to the Great Temple of Kyne and the two have a good time on the way until Estrid notices a group of Swabian selling goods at a booth and begins making racist comments about them. Orival ignores this and tries to have a good time with her but can’t ignore it anymore once she attacks Germira. The two have an argument on the steps leading to Orival abandoning her at the temple and making his way back to their lodgings but he becomes lost and eventually winds up back at the Swabians booth that Estrid had insulted earlier.

Watching the group speak Swabian he thinks back on his positive experiences with the Swabians through the years and approaches the group buying a shirt from their booth. Returning to the camp without Estrid he is reprimanded by his mother who forces him to return to the temple with her. Accompanying his mother back to the temple she explains the different life experiences that people have, and why these things don’t make having different opinions evil. Listening to his mother they enter the temple to find Estrid inside at prayer and as he kneels beside her joined by his mother, he looks at her face and sees that she has been crying. When his mother steps away to speak with the bishops of the temple its Orival that apologizes to her for leaving her. Estrid to his surprise apologizes for what she said about Swabians, and while she doesn’t understand his love for them, she promises to attempt to see what he sees.

Before the Wedding

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I have never felt this way about a girl before Alice. Maybe its time I take a chance.
William Lovie III.

Carlisle takes the three away telling them they must go to his sister who is preparing for her wedding and that this is beneath them on such a day. As they walk its Jasper that leaves them to return to the rest of the shadow council, but Leven stays at Williams side. As they walk, they talk about the picnic and the arrival of the peasants. William reveals his terror at being unable to help them and sensing his sadness its Leven that holds his hand as they walk. Arriving at the estate of House Scheck where Matilda is preparing its William that waits in the courtyard with Marcel Lovie while Leven goes inside the estate. Inside the estate she goes through the halls eventually reaching the room where Matilda is staying and surrounded by handmaids and servants, she almost cries at how beautiful Matilda looks. One of the girl’s helping Matilda is Rosalie and seeing this Leven thinks jealously that was why Rosalie didn’t accompany William to the castle. Watching Matilda get ready its Leven that feels out of place and becomes increasingly angry at Rosalie as she watches as she looks so at home in this environment. As she watches its Leven that thinks back to her childhood and her uncle stressing a need for good skill at war before her skills as a good lady. Spending hours helping Matilda its Leven that exits the preparations to go and spend time with William who she finds in the courtyard. Going to him the two have a conversation where Leven wants to tell him about her feelings for him, but the arrival of Rosalie ends their conversation and causes rage inside Leven.

Seeing her touching him. Seeing them kiss. It makes me angrier then I have ever felt before. It's an anger that scares me Aria.
Leven Martell

Rosalie takes William away as they must leave for the wedding, and this leaves Leven behind. Sitting on the bench she is approached by Aria Arryn and Aria comforts her on her feelings for William which Aria has already guessed at. The two speak for a time about this with Aria also revealing that she has feelings for William and unlike her jealousy towards Rosalie its Leven that feels nothing but love for Aria. Aria leaves to go back for the final preparations for the wedding and Leven follows her back into the estate. Returning to the estate she and Aria are stopped in their tracks by seeing William and the shadow council drinking in a hallway. While Aria keeps walking its Leven that goes to the boys as she feels a pull she cannot ignore towards William. Unable to control herself she goes to William and pulls him into a kiss. As they kiss its Jasper and Dylan that block the hallway. William pulls away from the kiss first, and the two share no words with Leven fleeing the scene in nervousness. Running down the halls she finds herself face to face with Catherine Bell who seeing the state of Leven takes her into a hug. Calming her down its Catherine that takes her into the room as the final preparations are being made for the wedding, and the whole time she holds Leven’s hand. The chapter ends with Leven stepping off the boat and onto the dock of Sunspear Hold, and with a tearful look eastward she thinks on William.

The Melee
The Joust

Its Marius Scott that watches as Jamie Lannister defeats Brandon Starke and wins the joust tournament. Marius is sitting with his friends Lucas Oakheart, his wife Melinda Ladybright, Reginald Madritch, his wife Ingrid Madritch, Alke Erlic, and Gretchen Rivel with her husband Edric Rivel. Marius begins talking with Reginald about his nervousness about the wedding. Marius is nervous about Matilda loving him as she is so beautiful, and he has accomplished very little so far in his life. Reginald, and Alke convince him to move past his nervousness and trust that she will love him, which he reluctantly attempts to do as he watches her from afar. As the winner of the tournament in Jamie Lannister, alongside Brandon Starke come to stand before the kings stage its Marius that is waved over by his grand father and joining Peter and the King in their stage he watches as Jamie makes his declaration. Jamie doesn’t ask for the winnings but instead requests from the king to have his nieces Myrcella and Lanna Lannister join the royal family as ladies in waiting with a special point of putting them on the list of potential betrothals to William. The King stands and makes a kind speech declaring Jamie’s bravery and skill and accepts this request. Standing in the stage as the king is mingling with finalists of the joust its Marius that sparks up the courage to make a joke to Matilda who smiles at his lame joke to her. As his shyness begins to overwhelm him, he smiles and prepares to leave but is stopped by her hand on his shoulder and turning back to her she requests him for dinner that night. Catherine Lovie who is standing watching interrupts telling her that is against tradition, but a desperate Marius uses his own Christianity as a means of forcing the dinner. Catherine agrees to host the dinner with Matilda’s friend Domeric Highmore standing as a chaperone for the dinner.

The Wedding
The Aftermath

Watching the door close behind a tear falls and only the hand of William keeps her moving forward. Alice and the rest of the Wostellian family make there way towards the Shephard Castle, and Alice continues crying as they walk as she is afraid of losing her sister. Arriving at Shephard Castle she tries to go to her room, but William forces her to come with him to the Bath houses to spend time with their friends. Having fun together in the bath houses she and William eventually get alone time and she opens up to him that she feels like shes losing her mother of sorts in Matilda, and he comforts her as she lets out her feelings about it. Rosalie, and Leven join them in the corner of the bath house, and they all talk about different times that Matilda was a mother to them and talking it over with everyone she feels better.

The Plot Against House Swan

Alice is finally having fun when Einhard Rosler comes inside and tells Alice to come with him and rejects William joining them despite his attempt to go with her. Following Einhard she is taken to the Shephard Castle Dining Hall where she finds a large gathering inside waiting for her. Taken to a seat by Einhard he joins her in the seat beside her, and as she sits down its Kieth Schwartz that begins speaking. Kieth tells the assembled parties that he has been placed in charge of the betrothal process for Alice and that at the advice of many advisors he has chosen to have preliminary discussions with House Yernese at Pomeria. A shocked Alice listens on as they discuss that Alice, and a party will head by boat following the meeting towards Pomeria and despite wanting to speak up her nervousness leads her to remain silent. The meeting ends and Einhard takes her by the arm and gently leads her to the door. The moment they go through the door, and he closes it behind them she smacks Einhard in the chest and tries to run away from him and back to William but runs into a tall woman. Knocked to the ground by their collision the girl helps her to her feet. Looking at the girl she is amazed at her beauty but she up and then the girl smiles at her before speaking to her in a language that Alice doesn’t understand. One of the girls behind the women introduces herself as Adelhelma Annema a handmaid of the women that she begins translating for. The translations by Adelhelma reveal the women is Mildred Gleckourd the Viscount of Gleckheint and will be joining Alice on the journey to Pomeria. Alice attempts to leave but is taken by the arm by Mildred who leads her to her boat and going through the streets the only thing she can think is hoping that she sees someone she knows. Getting on to the boat she watches as the ramps are quickly put up and as she stands on the side with Einhard she lets tears fall as she watches Gulltown fall into the distance.

Traveling to Pomelia

Arriving at the small port of Pomeriaist they would be met on the dock by two groups. The first was led by Axius Macrinus the husband of Mildred that she had described so negatively during the journey here. The second was led by Dennis Yernese the older brother of Paulus Yernese. Axius greets Mildred with excitement and attempts a kiss but is brushed aside by Mildred to the laughter of her men. Axius face looks hurt, but he quickly falls into line with his own men and watches as Mildred meets with Dennis Yernese. The two talk and Mildred appears very courteous towards Dennis treating him with respect and being almost flirtatious. Alice watches Axius as this happens and it makes her angry towards Mildred who it appears is openly trying to embarrass Axius through her flirting with Dennis. Feeling a confidence, she hasn’t felt before she steps forward and demands that they get moving towards Pomeria causing Mildred to smile at her as she must realize why Alice did what she did. Dennis who is a loyalist to the crown quickly listens to Alice and commands his forces prepare the road, and the three groups merge on the road making their way towards Pomeria. On the road its Alice, Mildred, and Adelhelma that speak again with a more confident Alice confronting Mildred on her treatment of Axius. Mildred explains a bit of her ethnic nationalism and Alice hearing of something like this for the first time loses her confidence as her shock overwhelms her. Mildred goes back to speaking gothic with Adelhelma and

Treaty of Pomeria

Main Article : Treaty of Pomeria

The Valley of Lucerne - Conversation Incoming
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I have spent my entire life trying to do what was right. I have fought for a king I loved. I have fought for a friend I trusted. I have watched my family grow around me...I have watched all this and in my heart I knew everything would be okay. I knew this because I believed in you. You were the foundation of my faith. The boy I knew would have never done the things you have done. You have allowed this...this...thing to take over everything you are. Everything that happens now is up to you. You choose what path you go. I have nothing to say in my Kill me now for seeing you. Seeing what you have become makes me realized I have nothing left to believe in. Take me from this world, and free of me knowing what you have become.

You want to know the truth of things.

I want to know why you feel so strongly about it.

I had two siblings growing up. My older brother Lionel, and my younger sister Clara. Growing up we were the closest brothers and sisters could be. Then. One day I go to my sister’s room to see her just like I do every day. She’s not there. A quick look at the room makes it clear the room is in chaos. Books on the floor, blankets thrown around. It had the look of a scuffle.” Mildred plays with her hands as she speaks but her eyes never leave mine. “I run to my parent’s room to tell them. A search for her comes to the quick conclusion that she was taken. Our best scouts get on the case, but they lose the trail at the River Gleck. Its weeks before we learn what happened.

You must have been terrified.” She nods her her head at my question.

We all were. It was only made worse when we learned she was now at Castle Neihas the bridge of this Kristoffer Neihas.

She was married to her kidnapper?

Yes. The Roman scum had stolen away my sister and then forced her to take this roman barbarian as her husband.” Hearing the words run off her tongue just defined her hatred of them. Calling Lucernian Italians by their Roman nickname had become a racist slang for them, and as the story continued you could feel her hatred.

What did you do?

We travelled to Castle Neihas. My father. My mother. My brother. My husband. Every single member of my family went to Castle Neihas to get them to give her back. Only my brother’s wife and daughter remained at Gleckheint.

You went without troops?

You don’t trust Romans Alice. We brought a hundred troops. Thirty knights as well. It shouldn’t have mattered. We had the guest right Alice.

How did it go wrong?” I knew the ending to the story. Her family had been killed at the meeting. She alone had escaped. The story I had been told had never spoke of the guest right being given.

We arrived. They broke bread. Gave us the guest right. We lowered our guard. As we talked, they surrounded us. By the time we realized what was happening they were firing on us from the forest. I watched my whole family die. Then as the sound of fighting ended somehow, I was still alive.

I’m so sorry Mildred.

They picked me up. Ripped off my clothes. Paraded me through the streets of Castle Neihas completely naked as men from the castle grabbed at my body. Walked me this way all the way to the stable. Once I reached the stable, they put me on a horse and sent me away.

I don’t know what to say.

There’s nothing to say. My family was killed because we thought Romans were trustworthy. I learned that day. No one is trustworthy. We have only our own people. Our own people are the only ones who ever truly care about us. We are just tools to the rest.

The Journey

Main Article : The Journey

Meeting Brooke Scott
There was just a difference between the love I felt with her. Nothing compared.

Meeting Brooke Scott

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You just had no idea what was happening in that moment. For years we had all kind of accepted in our own way that we were going to die. So one day a prince rides from lands unknown and tells us that were going to live...
Brooke Scott

With elements of House Martell, and House Shephard entering the area outside the main gate and communicating with the defenders there was no more doubt about what had transpired on the part of the defenders. The entire city was abuzz, with news that the Prince of Lucerne was heading into the city. Brooke would join Haley, and Peyton in gathering the nobles and the entire population to prepare for the entering of the prince, of whom they all knew had saved them from certain death. For many including Brooke this would be their first look at a member of the Royal Family, and for others including Dan Scott this was a chance at getting to know what kind of future king they were looking at. On top of just seeing a member of the revered royal family they were also going to meet the man who had saved them all from death or slavery.

It was like looking into perfection. I had been with many women in my life, and in the span of three weeks I was finding myself doing something for the second time. I was falling in love again. I could feel my heart flutter at the sight of her, and even though I love Bella I couldn't help myself. I needed to feel her. To hear her voice. I needed her...
William Lovie III.

When he entered the city he was mobbed by the crowd, and it took many minutes before he reached the town hall where the Scott Family waited for him. It's said that when she looked at him she fell instantly in love with him, and it appears that the feeling was mutual. This provided a deeply troubling situation for the prince as he had already proposed to Bella Swan back in Forks, under the pretense that his love for her was the greatest he could ever feel. Brooke watched him as he moved towards her father and shook his hand before Dan introduced the entire remnants of House Scott to him. As Dan moved down the line and finally reached the spot where Brooke was the situation became different and as William took her hand to kiss the top of her hand, the two became locked in each other embrace for a moment and only a slight shot to the back of William from Jasper moved William along. Despite moving along he was lost in his mind over the image he had gained of the beautiful girl. As he followed Dan Scott into the Scott manor he hoped and prayed that she would join him, while at the same time he also knew that it was a dangerous game, and she was the kind of girl that he could see himself going to war over. The silent looks, and held kisses was something that passed by the majority of the members of House Scott but one number that didn't ignore it was Lucas Scott, of whom immediately thought that something had transpired between William and Brooke.

Falling for a Prince

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My parents would push me into it in their own silent ways. I mean they said all the right things when they told me that he was off limits to me, and that I needed to stop, but in the darkness they whispered to me that being with him could push House Scott into the position that House Swan had long coveted. For me I cared nothing for the politics of the situation. I didn`t care about Isabella, or being Queen. I just wanted him. It was always about him for me." Always him.
Brooke Scott

William entered the Scott Keep where accompanied by Charles Swan, Jack Shephard, Eddard Starke, Jasper Hale, and Leven Martell they would meet with Daniel Scott who was joined in the meeting by Nathan Scott, Gadaric Feilbehr, and Atharid Curmann. During the meeting William would confront Daniel on what was the belief that he had been involved in the surprise attack on Tree Hill, but Daniel would respond with a series of letters written between him and James that detailed Daniel's innocence in the matter. William learned more of what had happened during the assault and came to understand that it had not simply been a sneak attack but had actually been assisted by members of the Circle of Magi who had killed defenders and sabotaged segments of the defenses marking his fathers involvement as more expansive then anyone had expected. Discussing with the assembled members it was agreed that the armies would remain in Tree Hill for several weeks in order to repair as much as possible before they moved northward to confront James Lovie II. and install William as the new king of the Valley. The group would break up after this agreeing to meet again that night for a feast, and with that William accompanied Daniel to a breakfast where he would sit with Daniel and his family. As the breakfast ended Brooke's father Dan had by this point seen the looks that were being constantly shared between the young prince and his youngest child, and in this moment he also knew that William was involved with Isabella Swan of House Swan. With this in mind Dan wanted to make sure that he was able to get House Scott into a higher position and what better way then if his daughter became involved with the prince. In order to succeed at this he told William that he had important business to attend to but that his lovely daughter Brooke would be more then happy to show him around the town. Both of the young adults just kind of stared at each other with William understanding that he may not be able to control himself around her, and Brooke wanting desperately for him to be with her. 

Brooke Scott was by this point desperately in search of happiness after what had happened throughout the siege, and feeling an intense connection to William she would ignore all the training she had grown up with in how to deal with a noblemen.

I looked at him, and I wanted desperately to ask him whether he was with anyone. I wanted to know what kind noble girl from some peaceful place of Lucerne had already stolen his heart. Surely he had to be with someone. I wanted to ask him. I really had meant to ask him.
Brooke Scott

Brooke would lead William on a tour of the remains of the town, and as they walked William found himself more interested in getting to know her then the city. As they walked together the conversation was simply, but it wasn't the conversation that changed things it was the moment that William felt the pull so strong that he moved his hand towards hers and gently rubbed his hand up and down her hand. When he did this she looked up at him through her eyelashes and they both knew that resisting had ended for William and he had relented. With this gesture from him, Brooke saw her chance and grabbed his hand and they walked from that point on hand in hand. As they reached the last spot that Brooke thought she could even explain to him, she was scared that this would be the end and that she wouldn't see him anymore unless she did something drastic. She couldn't know that at the same time she was worried it was going to end, William was feeling the same fear, and so together in that moment she made the decision to go for it. She grasped his hand tighter and told him that there was one last thing that he needed to see before the tour was over. She led him towards the ruins of Castle Typhon which she knew would be empty with most people either celebrating or preparing for their next moves.

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The moment my lips touched his I knew there was only two things that happened. He broke my heart and turned me away. Or he stole my heart by kissing me back.
Brooke Scott

The two would enter the ruins of Castle Typhon, and as they walked the grounds they would continue talking but the electricity between them was too much to resist. William would be the first to move and he put his hand to her cheek and after this they two would kiss. The kiss would become heated and the two would engage in this for some time but despite Brooke attempting to get it to go beyond just kissing William would slow things as he realized the political consequences of the action. Brooke would lead him back to the city, where the two would join the celebrations that were taking place, and despite attempting to remain secretive there shared looks and smiles throughout were noticed by many including more then just Lucas this time. Jasper would take William aside and get him to tell him the truth and after at first lying to his best friend he came clean after seeing the hurt in Jasper's eyes over being lied too. Realizing he had to help his friend Jasper convinced him to keep it a secret, and made him understand that his betrothal to Isabella was beyond stopping at this point. Saddened but realizing the truth William and Jasper would find Leven, Emmett, and Edward and meet as the Shadow Council to discuss their next moves. Brooke for her part would learn about the betrothal form her brother and Haley who having seen Brooke with the prince and the way she looked at him would attempt to warn her of the dangers posed in continuing with him. For her part Brooke prepared to meet with William and find out the truth but before she could she was stopped by Margaery Tyrell (of whom had sworn herself to Daniel despite being friends with Brooke) who told her that she needed to speak with her father. Despite wanting to rush to William and find out more she would heed this and go to her father. Meeting with her father it was Daniel that convinced her that the betrothal could be broken if Brooke was able to successfully get William to fall in love with her. Brooke was already desperate for William to be hers and thus took this advise allowing herself to ignore her knowledge of the betrothal and to prepare for the feast to come.

The Feast of Tree Hill
I knew about the betrothal before the feast Leven. It didn't matter then. It doesn't matter now. He was fated to my mine. I was always going to be his.
Brooke Scott
Final Confrontations
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I felt like I would die. I couldn't believe it even as he said the words, but I knew my brother and I knew he wouldn't lie to me. Not about something like this. I knew the seriousness of me confronting him but...but I loved him.
Brooke Scott

Brooke ran out of the room and quickly found Carlisle Cullen of whom she knew was Williams advisor of sorts. Telling Carlisle that she had word for him from her father Carlisle told her that he was meeting with his friends in the camp. Making her way to the camp she would find the prince still in the meeting and she barged her way past Ellia Targaryan and the four other guards in place to make sure no one entered. Entering the room she discovered him laughing with Leven in the corner and immediately begin crying which brought the attention of everyone in the room especially William. Seeing her cry broke his heart and he rushed to her side taking her outside the tent and rushing her to his personal quarters followed closely behind by the Shadow Council, and his personal guards. Making his way inside she broke down and he held her as she cried, while outside Jasper kept everyone from intervening telling them that William had to deal with this. William and Brooke would talk and he laid everything on the table for her, making her understand that he loved her deeply and that despite only meeting hours before he knew they were fated, but on the same note he said that he couldn't break his betrothal to Isabella. Brooke in that moment hated Bella more then she believed she had hated the Orcs as they butchered the city, and she made the decision in that moment that despite her love for him she had to step back and give him space. William told her that he would return and see her and that feeling what he had felt with Brooke he believed that what he had felt with Bella was nothing compared to their connection.

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Look at the world father. You were born into this land. You grew up here. These people swore their lives to you. How could you have done all of this? Look at everything you have done. You destroyed a city. Killed hundreds of good men out of fear. Is this how you want to be remembered father. Is this the world you want to leave behind? I know you were a good person once. Don't end it all here. Don't do this. For me father. For everything I supposedly mean to you. Don't do this.

Entering the gates of Tree Hill I was surrounded by my guardians of whom were still worried there might be Orcs straggling within the city despite the fact that our men had gone over the ruins twice. Either way moving towards the Keep I could see it high on the hill. It looked foreboding so high up the hill, and as I looked up I could see a tower pushing towards the clouds, and even from this distance I could make out the flames of the men and women watching from it parapets.

Riding forward making my way towards the inner city, I saw several horsemen riding towards me recognizing Orival Crane immediately by his families yellow flag hanging from his shoulder. Hedrik moved beside and nodding at him I stopped on the road raising my hand to signal the knights behind me to stop as well.

"My King the survivors have raised the bridge." Following this Hedrik would turn behind him motioning for a barely armored man behind him to bring his horse before me. "My King this is Anakin Oakheart the Lord of House Oakheart."

"It is beyond an honor to meet to you Anakin." As I spoke he looked at me with the look of a man who didn't quite believe where he was. Moving closer to him I moved my horse directly beside him and put my hand out to shake his hand. Staring out at my hand I saw his hand shake and then he begin crying.

There is this notion that a true knight does not cry. A true and brave man does not show his emotion, instead he keeps himself brave, and calm in all situations. As he reached out and took my hand his hand clung to me but threatened to let go as the emotions must have left him with no strength. Despite a look from Jasper I held his arm tighter allowing him to cry before finally he calmed down.

"I'm so sorry prince...Your Grace I am....I just never thought I would see this day."

"You do not have a thing to apologize to me Milord."

"You saved us all My prince." He looked me straight in the eyes without an ounce of question in them as he said it, and the horror of this situation just continued to get worse seeing the look of pure horror in his eyes.

"I only wish I had come here sooner."

"You came." He let go of my hand, moving his hand to his face to wipe away the still wet tears adorning his face . "You came my prince, and for that I can never repay you."

"Show me to the inner city and we can start there Anakin."

"I can do that my prince."

"Excellent" We followed behind as Anakin turned his horse and moved his way down the road snaking between the ruins of the fires and rubble left behind by the Orcs and as we moved I was joined at my side by Orival.

"My prince I briefly spoke to Anakin Oakheart and..."

"What did he say Orival?"

"Most of his family is gone."Before the battle Carlisle had told me of House Oakheart. From his lesson I knew that Anakin Oakheart was the lord of the family with his wife who I couldn't remember the name of. "His children?"

"I don't know about all of them but he said his twin son's Fraiser, and Thomas were killed during the initial assault."

"I don't foresee many families getting out of this unscathed Will." For his size Emmett was able to sneak up on me more then I liked to admit.

"I'm afraid your going to be right on that Emmett."


"Prince William. Words do not describe our joy at seeing you here. I honestly do not think we would have lasted much longer here without you."At this words I got off my horse walking towards where Dan Scott and his family were knelt before me.

"Rise Lord Scott."

"My prince." There just were not words to describe the girl in front of me. Her hair fell to her shoulders, and her eyes stared downwards as she half knelt in front of me.

""Please rise Milady." With some resistance she raised her face looking at me and everything around me seemed to fade away as I was lost in her eyes. Her face turned red and she looked down again before a cough from Dan Scott raised her face again.


I pushed past a Violet haired girl that didn't seem impressed that I had done that, and walked into the tent. Entering the tent I saw the large boy, and Jasper standing in the corner looking onto a table, while a lanky robed young man stood behind them trying to look as well. It wasn't until I heard his laughter that I realized he was in the corner with a beautiful blond girl who I knew from the initial meeting was a Martell. Was she another of his girls on the side? He had seemed so sincere when we had spoken, I just couldn't believe that he was here laughing with his next conquest while I was broken utterly and completely. 

I let out a sob and he looked over at me followed by everyone else in the room. I wanted to yell at him. I wanted to hit him and make him feel the pain that I felt being betrayed in this moment, but I couldn't. No words, or movement came from my body or mind, and I watched crying helplessly as he nearly ran to me and pulled me through the tent and back into the open. I could hear the sounds of shouting but all I could concentrate on was the feeling of his hand on my shoulder, and the way he nearly carried me wherever he was taking me. "Everything with be alright Brooke."

"You lied to me William how could...how could any of this be alright?" He made a left down the paths of tents and pulled me past more guards and stunned faces into a larger tent then I had ever seen before. 

"I'm sorry that I lied to you Brooke, but I knew if I told you then...If I told you the truth you would have passed me by." There was a vulnerability in his eyes that confused me. This was a stark contrast to the confident and centered prince that I had seen up to this point.

"I would have passed you by because your taken. Your taken and now I'm ruined." I fell forward and he caught me and brought me to rest on his shoulder. As I cried I could hear the voice of someone outside the tent making everyone understand that everything was fine and no one was entering the tent. I had never thought much about my first time. It was always something I didn't have to worry about as a noble girl. My father would pair me with someone, and that person would have me as he pleased on our wedding night. It was all so simple until I saw him. 

"I'm sorry that I betrayed you, but you have to know that I care for you deeply." He looked at me and I believed him. Either he was the greatest liar that ever lived or he was telling the truth. "I thought what I had with Bella was fated. I met her and I guess I didn't know what love felt like because I thought that was it. I thought that was love until you and I were together."

"What am I to do now William. I can't picture myself with anyone else now. How could I? You tell me what I'm supposed to do?" He looked conflicted. A part of me wanted him to tell me to think of him no more. It would have made things so much easier if he had just cut the cord right there. It was only a part of me that wanted that though. The main part and the part that was ruling over my decisions wanted him to beg me to wait. Tell me that we would meet in secret, and eventually he could divorce the Swan and marry me.

"I don't know Brooke."

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