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The Lone Survivor
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Preceded By Dying Flower
Followed By None
Narration POV Characters, Unreliable

The Lone Survivor is the short story which describes the lives of three survivors of the Rise of the Death Eaters in Tevinter in the form of Ameria Deleron, Teleron Dunesterian, and Daethis Umbreneria. Ameria Deleron was a member of the most powerful family of the Empire of Tevinter but left the coup of Tevinter as the sole remaining member of the main branch. Teleron Dunesterian was a member of and the leader of the Flower Guard of Tevinter of whom watched his entire order be disbanded and was nearly killed before retreating to the west. Daethis Umbreneria was a member of House Umbreneria of which was the royal family of the southern Realm of Shiver of whom was the sole survivor of the betrayal of his house by Death Eaters loyalists.

The Lone Survivor is a spinoff of the Dying Flower storyline and ties heavily together with the other story as both are Tevinter centric stories and specifically the storyline of the Lone Survivor are all direct responses to what Clary Folwyn of Dying Flower is responsible for.

POV Characters

Name Chapters
Ameria Deleron 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25
Teleron Dunesterian 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26
Daethis Umbreneria 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27

Plot Summary

Chapter 1

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is travelling through the capital of Minrathous with her brother Sepheron and his lover Clary Folwyn of whom she thinks very little of but does her best to stay kind to her out of fear for what Clary would to her brother or her family if she got truly cornered by accusations from Ameria. When Clary is called away on business she spends the rest of the day with Sepheron of whom is revealed to be a very honorable young man very excited to be now living a life with Clary Folwyn, and together the two visit their father the Archon of Tevinter and he too is revealed to be a kind man and together the three discuss the positive things they will be doing soon in the Tevinter Empire including most notably invading the Kingdom of Neromenian if they do not change their ways.

Chapter 2

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is at a small tavern in Vineden where he has gone to root out what he believes are cultists in the city. During his introduction he is revealed to be a General of the Flower Guard and has led a force of some ten thousand to Vineden after rumors came that the city was a hotbed of cultists. While his army camps east of the city he begins searching with ten soldiers including two of his companions in the form of Nestion Glorentell of whom is from Vineden and details much of the land for Teleron, as well as Limon Destarion of whom is his second in command of the entire Flower Guard army. Joined in their search is a Magister sent from the capital in the form of Reinoz Ghulien he is unable to find any trace of the cultists, and ends his search with the prince of Vineden in the form of Trevadir Florestell, and his wife the princess of Vineden in the form of Aeneth Florestell of whom in the company of the Magister would have no information on the cultists and appeared nearly rude to him which shocked him considering what he thought he knew of the royal family of Vineden. Leaving the palace of Vineden to return to sleep at the tavern he feels himself being followed by several men and taking them down a back alley he prepares to fight them when he is taken by several men and knocked out. Waking up he finds himself once again in the palace grounds and face to face with the prince, and his wife of whom reveal to him that the Magister is leading him on a goose chase meant to lead him away from the true danger and drag away valuable resources from the capital. Following revealing to Teleron that his forces are in grave danger the prince and princess would have their men sneak him through the tunnels where he would make his way to the tavern and go to his forces outside of the city. Returning to his army he is met by Nestion of whom tells him that Limon and nearly all the other generals of the army have been locked up and are going to be executed by Reinoz of whom has taken over the army. Going to the site of the trials he confronts the Magister of whom when the crowd turns against him begins using Magi against Teleron of whom is able to use his shield to protect himself long enough for his friend Celegeth Raedortrien a High Seeker to use her own Magi and while distracted by Celegeth Teleron gets behind the Magister stabbing him through the chest. 

Chapter 3

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is shown to be a member of the Seekers of Tevinter where he stands as the High Seeker of the Realm of Shiver branch of the Order of the Seekers. Located within the Seeker fortress of Estreglen west of the capital he is training in Magi alongside two very close friends in the form of Pethon Treledria, and Sogrian Portellian as well as his lover Aeneth Dunterian of whom all are having fun when several Seeker Guardsmen arrive and tell them of the arrival of two Magisters and a large force of troops accompanying the Magister. Called down to the courtyard by the two Magisters they are honor bound to comply but Daethis forces Aeneth to remain hidden as if she had left the fortress and she does this with tears in her eyes which is Daethis's first sign of trouble as she begs him not to go into the courtyard. By the time he reaches the courtyard he hears from the window Pethon announce himself as him and believing that Pethon was him the Magisters command their men to open fire and arrows rain down on the group killing Pethon with an arrow to the neck and Sogrian and the Seeker soldiers are killed shortly after. Following this fighting breaks out as the Seeker fighters try to defend themselves but are overrun and realizing all is lost Daethis fights his way through the now overrun fortress trying to find Aeneth in the tower where he told her to wait for him. Finally reaching her he finds her waiting with two men of whom by their clothing appear to be Magisters and before he can say anything she strikes him with a Magi bolt which flings him off the tower plummeting hundreds of feet down into the lake.

Chapter 4

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she wakes up to the sounds of screaming and her door flies open and Chancellor Cho-Hollen Frederon and Palace Guardsmen Pala-Credin Pohlenzhia, and Pala-Trondin Wehlezhia enter the room with her younger brother Ilhahir and tell her they need to leave right away as their is a coup underway and that much of the royal family is either dead or captured already. Escaping the palace with her brother Ilhahir, and Credin they travel through the market cloaked trying to make their way to Pala-Urden Pohlenzhia the father of Credit who they plan to hide Ameria and Ilhahir with. While they were walking in the market she sees several men she knew had been with Clary before following them, and going into an alleyway she would be shocked when they attempted to captured her and this forced a fight where Credit would kill the two men but was fatally wounded himself and after several more guards coming she is forced to leave their bodies in the alley but managed to escape the market and make it to Urden's house where she would hide Ilhahir with Urden. Following this she tried to return to her home to get her sister and warn her father, mother and brother, but by the time she returned the coup was done and she was captured alongside her sister and taken to the prisons beneath the palace.awakes in a cell where she sees a man cloaked over his face and knows this to be the appearance of a torturer and scared she cries out. Switching hours later she is strapped to a table crying and it is now a different man not the torturer from before this time a man without a cloak over his face of whom reveals himself to be a member of the Deatheaters named Garnian Frelenian. The man attempts to convince her to tell him the location of her brother but she continues to resist which begins another round of torture by this man of which once again she slips out of herself and time flows forward. Waking once again as she is dragged back to her cell she tries to control the pain she feels while she is locked within the cell but it only gets worse as dozens of men and women she knows are dragged through the halls as the collection of loyalists brings them into the prison as well. During this time as she cries she is brought a small piece of bread by a guardsmen of whom calls himself Costor and apoligizes for not being able to help her, and for some reason she accepts his apology. At the end of the chapter she awakes to commotion and watches as someone cloaked kills several of the guards and in her mind she hopes that of the fallen guards Costor is not among them but before she has time to think more she watches the figure release many of the loyalists telling them how to get out before she screams for Ameria of whom calls back recegnizing the voice of Clary Folwyn. Clary reveals she had just barely escaped and that Sepheron is badly wounded and needs her help immediatly before he dies, and letting her out of the prison she is helped in walking by Clary as they move through the prison and she sees a seemingly endless parade of guards that Clary has seemingly killed to get to her and the other loyalists. Escaping the prison and moving through alleyways they are forced to stop as Clary is exhausted and as they sit resting for a few minutes Clary tells Ameria that they must split up with Ameria going with all speed she can towards a location she tells her is where she has hidden Sepheron, while Clary says she will go and get her younger brother and get him out of the city meeting up again in the northern town of Pervitium where Clary says the Flower Guard is camped awaiting them. Reluctant as she doesn't trust Clary she eventually relents and the two seperate with Clary going to the location of her brother and Ameria limps her way to where Clary says her brother was located.

Chapter 5

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter it begins as he pulls the sword from the Magisters chest and then commands his forces to march back to the capital where he hopes to get there before the coup is completed. Moving eastward they arrive at the outskirts of the the river crossing fortress of Pervtium where they assumed they would be able to cross with ease due to the per-sieved loyalty of House Irentellia but instead are met on the road by a large group of people moving towards them and the identity of these people is revealed by a Magister in the form of Minastor Neithion as well as several of the local Pervitium lords (including the new Lord of Pervitium in the form of Aethis Frinllion) of whom reveal these people to be the family members of those in his army and following this reveal the Magister and his commanders bar them entrance to the city or use of boats to get across. Teleron gets into an argument which ends when Minastor threatens violence and calling his bluff the Magister fires a fire ball into the sky signalling the rallying of forces from Pervitium and the start of a battle.    

Chapter 6

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he wakes coughing up water, and is quickly helped by an old man and a girl of whom he says is his daughter named Serana. Trying to find out what had happened the old man reveals himself as a former guardsmen named Caener of whom had been commanded by Aeneth to wait by the waters edge and save Daethis from drowing once he fell into the water revealing that Aeneth had known of the potential coup for some time and had planned all of this to save Daethis. Despite Caener trying to talk him out of it he travels back to Estreglen where he is unable to stop Serana from following him, and as they ride together he is too overcome with rage to even speak to her. The ride together to the tower and Daethis is horrifed as they reach the tower to find bodies just left where they fell, and as he walks through the ruins he sees her at the top of the tower, and she shouts down to him that he should never have come, and without a word Daethis sprints into the tower and confront Aeneth at the peak of the tower. The two fight for some time before eventually she is able to disarm him and holding him in place through Magi the two discuss what had hapened and she tells him she had no time to save anyone else all she could do was this, and he refuses to accept this and seeing she cannot change his mind she teleports herself away leaving Serana to help him back through the ruins to the horse. Returning to the camp Daethis asks Caener for what he knows of what has happened since he was unconscious, and Caener tells him that he went to the capital following stabilizing Daethis and discovered that Daethis's entire family outside of Maethis had been executed and Maethis had fled into the mountains with many loyalists. Realizing that his brother still lives he asks Caener to return to the capital and ask around and see what the climate in the capital is and the people's view on this coup, and while he is doing this Daethis will travel into the mountains and find his brother of whom he knows will go to the fortress of Minus Shiver.

Chapter 7

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she continues down the alleyways trying to reach the place where Clary Folwyn said her  brother was being held. Finally reaching the home she enters through the back due to a massive crowd of people surrounding the streets adjacent to it and sneaking inside she can find no trace of him but finds a man sitting in the chair and when he stands revealing himself he is shown to be Garnian and he laughs at her before commanding several guardsmen to come in where they bring her to the top floor of the home travelling up a small tower where he holds her from behind and to watch what she sees to be a giant crowd of people in the thousands surrounding several gallows. Not knowing what was going on she doesn't have to wait long as she sees her brother and sister being led up to the gallows before Garnian leaves her and replacing him is Clary Folwyn of whom reveals to Ameria the truth of things. Trying to kill Clary she is restrained by the guards and Clary leaves with a tear in her eye while the guards force her to watch as Garnian shouts out lies about the crimes of her siblings before the two are hung from the gallows.

Chapter 8

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter the victorious forces of Teleron move north from Pervtium towards the perseieved loyalist stronghold of his family in the form of Castle Dunesterian where he believes his family can assist him in crossing the river. Nearing Castle Dunesterian he sees smoke rising from within the walls and urges his forces on towards the castle, and as they near the walls several mounted knights leave through the gates while he sees the walls are manned, but preparing to fight he relaxes as he sees his brother Ailmar leading the knights coming towards him. Following the confrontation with his brother he awaits in his armies camp where they await the arrival of the family members from Castle Dunesterian, as well as during this initial time Teleron commands a list be made of the location of everyone's family, and organizes to communicate with the families that they need to leave their homes and flee north before they are found and executed. 

Chapter 9

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is travelling on the road making his way towards where his brother is travelling when they hear a comotion on the road and see several men shaking down a group of villagers, and despite Daethis wanting to rush to his brother and ignore the situation it is Serena who refuses and confronts the group who are led by a man wearing a Death Eater mask and the men instead of listening attack Serena knocking her down which forces Daethis into action. Confronting the group Daethis shows his supreme Magi power when he kills two of the three men with Magi before kocking the wand away from the Death Eater and under his command the Death Eater is tied up by the villagers. Helping Serena to her feet the villagers are overcome with fear as they tell Serena and Daethis that there village is under the occupation of a mad man named Er-Maevlin Tinveliz of whom given command of the province by the new King of Shiver has been raping the women and children of the village and killing anyone who apposed him. Arriving at the village with his small army of sorts Daethis uses his Magi to spy on the village and sees that the village is occupied by only six men alongside what he believes are two Deatheaters and thus with a force of twenty men not including the hundreds of villagers who stand within the village they make there move into the village. Maevlin is able to teleport out of the holdfast but before his son Ghaelin can escape justice as well Daethis hits his staff with a Magi bolt forcing him to remain. The chapter ends with Daethis walking out of the holdfast of the village covered in the blood of Ghaelin and falling to his knees devestated emotionally by what Maevlin had been doing he cries into the shoulder of Serena as the villagers stumble into the holdfast to try and help those poor women inside.

Chapter 10

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she wakes crying and through a small hole in the wall of her cell she is consoled by a girl in the cell beside hers who says her name is Nestril Hiltrien. The two spend the next few days consoling each other as they hear the screams of dozens of other prisoners as one by one they are taken away and executed while each time the two remain behind with no real interaction from them other then guard from before in the form of Costor Devrietria of whom shows her kindness during all of their interactions. Day after day passes within the walls of her cell and she and Nestril grow to become very close with Ameria singing the younger Nestril to sleep at night and it is following one of these singing sleep moments that Costor and Ameria grow closer. After Nestril falls asleep Ameria is alarmed by the door to her cell opening and as it opens she sees Costor and preparing to be beaten instead he kneels before and forces her to promice that if he lets her out she will return to her cell when he tells her too, and desiring to be free for even a moment she agrees and is all but carried by Costor who takes her to his room as he is the jailor.

Chapter 11

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter

Chapter 12

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is talking with Serena about their situation and realizing that these villagers will never be safe as long as Maevlin lives he and Serena plan to hunt down the Death Eater and in this they are accompanied by several villagers who having lost everything to the occupation want vengeance. The chapter ends with Daethis arriving at the Tower of Tari-Preslidan named after Daethis's grandfather and now occupied by the Death Eater Maevlin and his forces who controlled the entire province from within the walls of the tower.

Chapter 13

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she the chapter ends with Ameria awakening to the usual sound of the door opening and takes Costor's hand and the two begin to dance as has become their normal routine. As they dance they discuss the continued planning for their escape and Ameria tells Costor about her family in the Kingdom of Dole thus revealing to him something that was sensitive information. As they discuss this family she doesn't tell him about her son there but she rests her head on his shoulder and day dreams about seeing her beloved son again.This normal routine is destroyed when the sound of a sword being unsheathed is heard and several guards step into the room revealing they had been watching Costor and were here to confront him, but after at first he prepares to go with the men believing himself a traitor he becomes enraged when they threaten to rape Ameria and takes out his own sword and after a short fight he kills the two guards.

Chapter 14

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he enters Dale where he would his army safe haven and despite wanting to immediately go after the betrayal that had happened in Tevinter he would be convinsed by the two kings of Dale in the form of Bard Girion II. and Dain Oakenshield II. that they could not strike now and in order to protect his army and the people that had escaped with him he would be forced to marry Bard Girion's daughter Arlissa Girion of whom was only fourteen at the time and thus their marriage would have to wait for two years, but was required in order for Teleron to settle his army without fears. Following this arrangment he was given control over the lands on the southern border with Tevinter where his army would found the town of New Minrathous which became quickly populated by family members of the army who fled northward as well as Tevinter citizens fleeing northward away from the madness of the Deatheaters.

Chapter 15

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he the chapter ends with Daethis and Serena retreating from the Tower of Tari-Preslidan with only half their original forces and being chased by the forces of Maevlin into the woods. 

Chapter 16

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she Nestril, and Costor begin planning their escape and planning to use guard uniforms to escape Costor hides the bodies and the two girls try there best to sleep while he leaves to get the uniforms needed. Upon reaching the gates of the city he would be struck by an arrow and the two girls reacted to the arrival of Clary Folwyn of whom after a brief three way fight tried to kill Nestril but was knocked out by Ameria with the butt end of her sword, but when she went to finish Clary she was stopped by the arrival of many guards and was just barely able to get Costor onto a horse and escape with Nestril and Costor. As the three escape on horses Costor is in bad shape from the arrow wound and they realize that they need to get him help or else he will die, and despite him trying to get them to leave him behind they refuse and make there way towards the Dutchy of Ebony Weed where Ameria's mother in laws family lives and stands as the holder of the city of Sernitius. Arriving at Sernitius Costor is drifting into uncousiousness more and more and thus they do not hide as they should have and enter the city where they travel to a local doctor and at sword point force the doctor to save Costor. Staying in the doctor's home for several days they watch as the city is entered by Death Eater forces searching for Ameria, and it is while the Death Eaters are searching that they arrive at the home of the doctor and despite having the oppurtunity to turn on them the doctor lies and the Death Eaters leave. Following this the doctor reveals he has no love for the Death Eaters showing a scar he got fighting with Ameria's brother and thus reveals himself as a loyal person to her family. The doctor has no family so as the days pass he makes it clear that he will be going with them, and with little options they accept the doctor joining them, and with Costor finally able to walk again they return to the road now three horses strong and make there way southward towards the Kingdom of Dole and Ameria's son.

Chapter 17

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 18

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues to flee from Maevlin and his forces but as night comes his force is forced to stop, and they stop atop a small cliff side and are able to spy on Maevlin's forces following them but Maevlin's forces stop beneath the cliffs and also make camp. Getting little sleep during the night he watches as dozens of men arrive to reinforce Maevlin's already numerous forces, and realizing he and his twenty men can no longer escape he commands them to prepare defences up the mountain to make the Death Eater forces pay in blood if they are to fall. Daethis helps Serena make arrows and the two get to know eachother better and Daethis feels terrible as he realizes how truly amazing Serena is and the two share a kiss before horns begin blasting signalling the start of the Death Eater assault on their position. 

Chapter 19

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter the group arrives at the border with Shiver and Ameria and the group are able to make there way through the forests bypassing the blockade that Shiver appears to have put in place following the Coup of Tevinter, and not knowing whos side Shiver is on they decide to keep to themselves while in Shiver. The group camps in the forest preparing to return to the road the next morning, and Ameria sleeps on the shoulder of Costor, and as she drifts to sleep he tells her the story of his youth and how he had grown up in Rivia and had spent his whole life wanting to be a knight. Ameria wakes up not in the arms of Costor and finds he is restrained as is the doctor, and Nestril and as she gets to her feet a young man approaches her and introduces himself as Preslidan Umbrenaria the prince of Shiver and tells her that he knows who she is as he was at a tournament in the capital and had marveled at her beauty while there. Fearing for themselves ends quickly as Preslidan Umbrenaria reveals himself to be a Deleron loyalist and offers them sanctuary at the capital, and as he offers this a man steps forward and demands that they instead take her into custody and give her to the Deatheaters but he is silenced by Preslidan and embaressed he rides away on his horse accompanied by several of the men. Preslidan tells Ameria that the man was his best friend in the form of Tildarion Dunterian the heir of House Dunterian and that he gets angry some times but he isn't anything to be concerned about, and with that the group gets on their horses and makes there way to the Shiver capital.

Chapter 20

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 21

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives back at the tower of his grandfather and the now empty garrison outside of Maevlin and several men put up a brief fight before they break inside and Daethis confronts Maevlin who has more women chained up in cages within the tower. The chapter ends with Daethis arriving at the fortress of Minus Shiver where he sees his brother at the gatehouse and finally seeing family he runs through the gates and he and his brother hug.

Chapter 22

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she The chapter ends with the group departing Shiver with the assistance of Maethis Umbrenaria and a force of some three hundred men at arms from the capital including half the palace guard, and with this Ameria says goodbye to the first thing that had helped her since the start of this nightmare.

Chapter 23

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 24

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he meets Caener at the gates and bringing him inside the fortress Daethis questions what the people on the ground were saying and Caener tells them that due to Daethis's fathers work in helping Ameria escape into Dole the people seem to believe that the Umbreneria's brought this on themselves. Daethis remebers back to the arrival of Ameria in Shiver and his words to his father that he should not help the girl, but his father wouldn't listen and would give her shelter as well as refusing entry of the Death Eaters into the capital when they came looking for Ameria.

Chapter 25

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 26

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 27

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 28

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 29

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 30

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 31

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

Chapter 32

Teleron Dunesterian is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 33

Daethis Umbreneria is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 34

Ameria Deleron is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she

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