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The Lost One
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Creations
Spin Offs The Dragon's Game
Chronological Order
Preceded By Background Stories
Followed By None
Narration POV Narration, Unreliable

The Lost One is a stand alone story detailing the life of several nobles throughout the Kingdom of Lucerne who are connected by their discovery of a conspiracy by the Circle of magi.

The Lost One has six POV Characters in the form of Daisy Reiter II., Amantha Darkmore, Lucas Oakheart, Orival Crane, Charles Fromonville II., and Robin Highport of which Daisy is a powerful Magi that becomes changed by her involvement in the Invasion of Menegorth, while Amantha Darkmore is the eldest child of Arch Duke Harbert Darkmore and works tirelessly to prove herself worthy of becoming his heir, while Lucas Oakheart is a prominent member of House Oakheart who battles to protect his family from what appears to be an endless string of attacks, while Orival is a powerful heir to a lordship of the Grand State of Tree Hill, Robin is an heir to the power of Fogtown and is severely saddened by the trauma that he suffered due to his mother, Charles Fromonville deals with the cost of his fathers betrayal of his lands and must deal with the aftermath of this as well as the choice of what he should do in response.

The Lost One is mainly centered in Lucerne, but the characters do travel outside of the the valley with some regularity. The Lost One Story deals heavily with the Senegal presence in south-eastern France leading us into one of the most personal POV entries into this area of any story through the eyes of Charles Fromonville II. The Lost One is a member of the mini series known as the Artifacts of the Lucernian Valley Series which detail the different Titan complexes that were constructed in the Valley of Lucerne, and while the Titan complexes are not the main issue in this story the Titans that guarded them are major influences. The Lost One is also through this a member of the larger Valley of Lucerne Series.

POV Character

As the Story goes on the POV Characters increase from simply Charles Fromonville II. to also include three others who also share a loneliness to their life in the form of Orival Crane, Robin Highport, Jasper Hale, and Edmund Blackwood of which Orival is a powerful heir to a lordship of the Grand State of Tree Hill, Robin is an heir to the power of Fogtown and is severely saddened by the death of his mother and sister, Jasper Hale is one of the most powerful men in the Kingdom Of Lucerne but is stuck in a sadness due to many factors of which he finds himself unable to fix, and finally Edmund Blackwood is the heir of House Blackwood and is constantly haunted by the death of his brother Lucas Blackwood back in Pontus.

POV Character Chapter
Daisy Reiter II. 1, 5, 9
Amantha Darkmore 2, 6, 10
Lucas Oakheart 3, 7, 11
Orival Crane 4, 8, 12
Charles Fromonville II. 13
Trevor Baratheon
Robin Highport 14

Plot Summary

Chapter 1

POV Character : Charles Fromonville II.

Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

Chapter 2

POV Character : Trevor Baratheon

Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing on the walls of Castle Drossel talking with his brothers Edric, Johan, and Gendry as well as his friend Carola Cross, while they wait for the arrival of a trade caravan into the castle from Drinlin. As they are waiting for the caravan a small troop of soldiers escorting a wagon arrives at the castle and Trevor goes to meet them, and is happy to see his aunt Penelope Baratheon step out of the wagon. Taking Penelope into the hold fast he is told by her that his father Robert has arranged that Adelinde Estermont is to be with the trade caravan in order to begin the process of a betrothal between her and Trevor. Following this Trevor allows Penelope to get herself situated at the castle while he returns to the wall to tell his friends about the change in plans. The chapter ends with the arrival of a desperate women at the gates of Castle Drossel and as she is brought to the keep due to her asking for Trevor its Trevor that goes to meet with her. Meeting with her he learns that she is Ella a commoner who is the mother of Mya Snow a daughter of Robert Baratheon, and that she has come to ask for Trevor to save Mya as she was taken by slavers.

Chapter 3

POV Character : Orival Crane

Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is walking through the front gate of Gulltown alongside his friends, as they 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, 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. Listening to the words of his father without question he goes to Estrid who is getting his mother Falena’s tent ready. 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 that one of the guards with them is a Swabian and begins making racist comments about the man. 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. The chapter ends with Orival, and Estrid getting aboard The Grace of Crane a heavy cruiser that his father revealed would be his personal ship. Joined by his mother, and the members of Estrid’s newly raised Malatine they begin travelling south down the Upper Orane River towards the Grand Temple of Crane where they two will be married.

  • 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. Hanna Arryn is riding beside Blake Cullen, Adela Aven, Erica Steinmare, and Eddara Floren as they follow behind the wagons carrying the royal family and their entourage. Hanna is silent as the other girls gossip over boys with Blake having a crush on Jasper Hale while Erica and Eddara discussing how handsome they think William is. Hanna is uncomfortable with this conversation and so allows herself to fall behind the other girls and instead rides beside the House Bell part of the baggage train and begins talking with her friend Hanah Bell of whom she laughs that she first became friends with due to having the same name. The convoy arrives at Runburgh and so Hanna leaves Hanah and returns to the Malatine where she scoffs as they are still talking about Jasper and William. As the convoy stops its Hanna that joins the others of Alice’s Malatine in traveling ahead of the convoy into the city where they will prepare the room for Alice. 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.

    Think of where we are my friends. We are sleeping in a place barely anyone has been allowed to enter. We are blessed by Glaurung himself this day.
    William Lovie III.

    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. Alice leaves to go and see her Malatine before bed, and in passing William tells Alice to bring one of them back as a reward for their work. Alice arrives at the room her Malatine had prepared for her and thanks each of them for all their work, and then they all sit down and talk together about how things went for Alice in the main carriage. Alice reveals how close her brother William and Rosalie are getting and at this both Eddara and Erica make petty comments about Rosalie to which Alice says nothing, but Hanna does say that her sister Aria says that Rosalie has a mind for the politics of being with William. After this conversation its Alice that reveals she will be staying with William and the others in the open-air room prepared for him and says that she can bring one person with her. To the shock of the Malatine she asks Hanna to come with her stating quite honestly that she is the only one who Alice believes can control her feelings. Hanna follows Alice as they enter the lift and travelling up its Hanna that begins to get quite nervous, but she is calmed down by Alice who holds her hand and smiles at her. Hanna goes to sleep that night with the rest of the Shadow Council and for the first time she feels like one of their friends, and not just the sister of Aria. 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. Following the night Hanna wakes in the morning before Alice and does her best to prepare something for her, but is stopped by William, and Edward who instead force her to go to the edge of the room and look out with them. Edward does a Magi trick and William makes them all laugh, and Hanna can’t help but find herself attracted to William. When the others begin waking up and join them its Hanna that tries to get away but its Aria that refuses to let her go and despite her nerves, she begins to join the conversation more as the time goes by.

    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.

    Edict of Tanthdom

    Main Article : Edict of Tanthdom in the Valley

    Arrival of Emma Arryn
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    We have come here to make you an offer. We can give you control of the entire county of Ross. Think of the rich places that we could hit from safety of my families lands. We just ask for your protection. In return for that protection, we can both profit.
    Mikael Ross IV.

    Emma Arryn is getting off the boat at the docks of Gulltown, and as her husband Mikael helps her over a box that was blocking her path, they share a laugh together. Emma, Mikael, and two of their knights in the form of Conrad Dosst, and Eckbert of Dosst movie into the city joined by several men at arms as they make there way towards the marketplace where they to meet with Ingolf Frightling a member of the Nighting Crime Syndicate. Arriving at the marketplace they find Ingolf with several other Frightling men and after a quick conversation he leads them towards the Shephard Castle. While walking its Ingold who is quite openly talking about the excitement they all have for Emma’s pitch and Emma is shocked to hear him speak so openly about slavery. Ingolf laughs at her and tells her that this is the crownlands, and that there is no resistance to them here. Following the agreement of James Nighting to name Mikael a Minister in the Nighting Crime Syndicate its Emma, Mikael, Conrad, and Eckbert that leave Shephard Castle to go back to the docks where they will go back to their boat and discuss things. Emma, and Mikael make love that night and once Mikael falls asleep its Emma that lays beside him thinking about how sad her life was before she met him. Emma dreams of the first time she met him. Emma had run away from home as her depression was getting so bad that she wanted to escape her mother’s home and go to the capital where she hoped her sister Aria would take her in. While on the run she had fallen off her horse and had then gotten scared by a wolf howling and had run into the forest. After tripping and falling down a hill she had been knocked out by the fall. When she woke up it was Mikael that was beside her taking care of the wound on her head, and startled at first, he took care of her, and then listened to her when she asked him not to take her back to Arryndale. Mikael wakes up as shes thinking of this and the two make love once more, and after this she falls asleep as well.

    Breaking of the Shadow Council

    Main Article : The First Breaking of the Shadow Council

    The Plot Against House Swan

    You want to destroy the Swans. I want to avenge my family. We can both get what we want.
    Mildred Gleckourd

    Mildred travels to the Gulltown tournament and meets with the Circle of Magi forming the arrangement that will lead to the Forks Civil War. Also while at the tournament she attempts to kidnap her sister and this leads to a fight where one of her knights is killed but she escapes blame and becomes a guardian to Alice Lovie.

    Fabia's Truth

    Fabia would travel to the Gulltown tournament with her daughter in order to see her friend again and while there she did was jealous of the affection he clearly had for Mildred and thus did not tell him about the abuse she was suffering at the hands of Marcus.

    Moving Alice

    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.

    Chapter 4

    POV Character : Robin Highport

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is sitting with his family eating dinner as the family speaks about the upcoming arrival of Nathan Scott, and Maergary Tyrell to stay with his family at Fogtown. Leaving the table he spends time with his cousin Kevan Highport of whom is very close too, and the two discuss their growing understanding of the monster that is Robin's father and both wish that Robin's uncle and Kevan's father was more influential in the family. Following this Robin leaves trying to find his sister Lara and after passing his mothers room he thinks on her disappearance and implies that she did terrible things to him before she left and he is happy that shes gone. Leaving his mothers room he hears his sister Lara crying and going to her he finds her holding her child and Robin thinks on the child's birth again implying his mother had a hand in the childs birth, and Robin is unable to stop Lara from crying but after a hopeless conversation where all he seems to do is make things worse it is Lara that puts the baby in its crib and then closes the door ending the scene. Robin wakes up in his bed and feels ashamed that his mother has left him and his sister so broken that she only knows one way to feel something other then pain, and he quickly dresses and goes outside finding his friend Percival Lott who is talking with his brother Dontell. Watching the two Lott brothers talk he thinks on the things that have happened to Dontell revealing that Dontell was framed by his mother for raping Lara and fathering Natalie Highport II. and it was Robin and Lara that worked to expose his innocent and then shortly following this his mother disappeared and Robin believes that Dontell was responsible for her disappearance but holds no anger about this. While riding outside Fogtown with Percival, and Dontell they see the Tree Hill party arrive and return to the town where they arrive just in time to be introduced to Nathan Scott, and Margaery Tyrell who have arrived alongside a small entourage of his friends, and several of Margaery`s hand maidens of which brought a large contingent of servents. During this initial meeting Robin and Nathan speak briefly before Nathan leaves taking the hand of Robins sister and asking her for a tour of the city something that clearly upsets Margaery which Robin notices and goes to her to try and smooth things over. Speaking with Margaery changes everything as she tells him that he should be worried about Natalie as Nathan has issues with women and that is everything she can do just to keep him from raping her and as she talks she begins to cry which causes Robin to hug her and as he hugs her he flashes to memories of the abuse by his mother but is pushed out of this by a push from behind as Nathan pushes him to the ground also knocking down Margaery. Robin is sitting in front of his father as his father yells at him over his fight with Nathan and despite attempting to explain what happened his father refuses to listen and demands for Robin to go and apologize to Nathan to which Robin agrees in order to please his father. Robin is joined by his friends Milonius, Curtia Scaevola, and Plotius as he goes to the estate where Nathan is staying in attempt to apologize but only finds Margaery there and she tells him that Natalie stayed the night and implies that Nathan may have raped her and at this all plans of apologizing go away as Robin sprints towards House Lotts estate where Margaery said he had gone and arriving there he finds Nathan laughing as Robins friend Percival Lott, and Nathan`s friend Oswart Dunny of whom had also started to become hateful towards the other due to their friends rivalries were in a full on fist fight. While Oswart, and Percival continue fighting its Molonius, and Plotius that try to separate Percival and Oswart leaving Curtia to join Robin as he moves right at Nathan and pushes Nathan down which causes Nathan to lash out and when Robin accuses him of raping his sister it is Nathan that decides to take it further and begins discussing his time with Natalie Highport of whom had actually resisted him in one of the first rejections of his life which caused him to get angry and it was in this anger that he used to make up the story of having sex with her and at this reveal Robin lost it and the two fought once more which was broken up only seconds before they were going to take swords out. Before the two can come to blows it is Jodrik the Master of Arms of House Highport that arrives and breaks up the fight intimidating Nathan into returning to his room and also commanding Robin return to the Highport estate which he does being nearly dragged there by Natalie of whom admonishes him for his stupidity.

    Chapter 5

    POV Character : Edmund Blackwood

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives alongside his family, and commanders at Raventree where he is greeted by his brothers Bryndan, and Hoster Blackwood of whom treat him openly with quite a lot of distain and insult his wife for her families low standing leading to a fight between Bryndan and Edmund which only ends with the arrival of his father Tytos Blackwood and sister Alyn Blackwood of whom further admonish him for his anger pointing out that was what got Lucas Blackwood killed. Leaving the argument he walks with his father of whom apologizes to him and discusses his shame in changing the succession of House Blackwood to Bryndan and says he did this out of pain over the death of Lucas and if he could change it he would, and then discusses with Edmund the amount of violence being perpetrated by Brydan Blackwood, and Hoster Blackwood and how Alyn Blackwood his beloved basically refuses to marry due to what he believes is an incestuous relationship with Bryndan.

    Chapter 6

    POV Character : Lucas Oakheart

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 7

    POV Character : Charles Fromonville II.

    Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is sparring with his friend Mathias Neufville while they are instructed by their Knight Pasquier Morhier. The group spends several hours sparring, and once there done they go to the dining hall where they sit together while Lord Lohier Nepvue sits with his family at the main table. While eating its Charles and Lohier's daughter Genovete that share smiles which leads to Mathias poking fun at Charles crush on Genovete. After dinner its Charles and Genovete that talk for several hours in the hallway outside of the dining hall with this only ending with her mother Thesia coming and with a laugh separating the two. Charles doesn't go to bed after this instead meeting with Mathias, and two other friends in the form of Timothe Loudreux, and Alain Doisneux and together the four of them sneak out of the castle heading north of the castle where they meet with several cloaked men who don't speak but Charles calls them knights of the Order of Saint Giselle. Following the knights they arrive at a castle built into a mountain peak which Charles calls the Sanctuary of Saint Giselle, and entering the castle they walk through rows of knights of Saint Giselle but eventually approach a man standing before the gate into the castle. The chapter ends with Charles, Timothe, Alain, and Mathias entering the gate into the sanctuary where as they walk through empty hallways and passed locked doors they eventually reach a staircase which takes them downwards. Going down for what feels like an hour they eventually reach a large cavern heavily lit and a large gate carved into the wall of the rock, but also they see a women sitting behind a table watching them.

    Chapter 8

    POV Character : Trevor Baratheon

    Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is preparing his armor with his squire Franzal Oppintol when a knock on the door reveals Adelinde Estermont. As his squire leaves Trevor tries to be confident but is very nervous around the beautiful Adelinde and this is made worse by her flirtatious attitude towards him as they talk of life for him at Castle Drossel. Using the feelings that Trevor is starting to have for her she is able to convince him to let her come with them on the journey to find Mya Snow, and following this agreement she gives him a kiss on the cheek which leaves Trevor overjoyed. The chapter ends with Trevor arriving at Corenthrooke where as his group enters through the gatehouse they watch the hustle and bustle of the town following as the crowds make there way to the port, and as they travel together its Trevor and Adelinde that are holding each others hands. The final moment of the chapter is the group arriving at a large series of platforms where dozens of half naked people are standing behind an auctioneer of whom begins calling out for bids on what is clear are the slaves.

    • Markolf Naelgaris III.
    • Heimrad Naelgaris II.
    • Saskia Naelgaris
    • Dankmar Galtigar II.
    • Mya Snow

  • Castle Naelgaris
  • Corenthrooke

  • Guild of Corenth

  • Chapter 9

    POV Character : Orival Crane

    Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he wakes up in bed and feels a hand on his chest and smiles as he looks over at Edith. The chapter ends with the arrival of several horsemen led by his cousin Lacey Crane II. who he sees is carrying a baby. Going to her he learns that Swabian bandits attacked her father, mother, and sister while they were quartered at Starkdolt Fort. She was able to escape with her sisters baby but everyone else was killed.

    • Lacey Crane II.
    • Jana Redlich II.

  • Assassination of Dorin Crane

  • Chapter 10

    POV Character : Robin Highport

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 11

    POV Character : Edmund Blackwood

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he awakes from a cold sweat screaming and he is consoled by his wife Elana Blackwood of whom rubs his back, and he tells her of his dream. He had a nightmare about the trip that he took with his sister Alyn Blackwood, and his brother Lucas Blackwood, and he tells her the story all the way until his brother Lucas gets into an argument with a Pentosi mercenary and is forced to stop being unable to speak about what happens next. The two talk about their two children while having a long conversation about the fact that their daughter Mylessa has been asked for marriage once again, and yet again they will reject this being unwilling to give away their daughter.

    Chapter 12

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 13

    POV Character : Charles Fromonville II.

    Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter its Charles, Timothe, and Alain that talk with the women who reveals herself as Saint Giselle. Learning from Saint Giselle that she stays at the sanctuary in order to make sure that the vault behind the door in the mountain remains shut, telling them that inside the vault is the fallen Saint Clement. Giselle offers the three a chance at becoming True Knights when she offers them a quest to find and kill the Chaos worshiper Seraphine Chopin III. Accepting the quest they are forced to pass a test before they can leave when they are all forced to speak to Saint Clement with only Giselle as a witness to this conversation, and while all accept they are incredibly nervous to speak to the fallen saint. Timothe goes first and returns with tears in his eyes, sitting quietly in the corner. Alain goes next and looks much the same as when he left but sits quietly beside Timothe. Mathias goes next and spends the most time inside the cavern, and when he does come out he collapses outside the gate forcing Charles to help him to the chair waiting for him. Charles goes in last and going through the gate he is led by Giselle into a tiny room where he sees a man more bones then anything else chained to the wall, and before him a chair appears from no where and the man demands him sit in the chair. The chapter ends with the group arriving at Castle Les Chopin where they see a girl and several mounted men riding towards them, and as the two groups meet they are introduced to Seraphine Chopin III.

    Chapter 14

    Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he witnesses in horror the slave auction, and is equally shocked at how many people are bidding, and even worse the mass of people preparing to be sold. The chapter ends with the surrender of the last fighters of the Selhentof Fort leaving them to capture Ulrich Selhentof but as they bring him into his personal quarters to interrogate him about who is leading the slavery operations in the area its Mya Snow that decapitates him out of pure rage over what he had done to her.

    Chapter 15

    Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 16

    POV Character : Robin Highport

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he receives a letter from Harbart Darkmore of whom tasks them with rallying the forces of Fogtown as he raising his vassals in order to assist prince William Lovie III. of whom is beggining the journey. Reading this and seeing an oppurtunity to escape the confines of Fogtown Robin Highport would demand to be allowed to join the Journey but his sister would command him to stay behind and forced to do this by the rigors of leadership in the city following the departure and believed death of their father he would take command of the remaining forces in Fogtown while it was decided that his sister Natalie would lead the Fogtown forces alongside Harbart Darkmore. Robin returns to his room where he is enraged at the situation he is in, but as he sits in anger his sister arrives and the two talk things over with Natalie revealing that the reason she needs to go is that she needs Robin to maintain control in Fogtown as she has begun to feel a sence of resistence from the nobility. Before Natalie leaves she assigns a squire to Robin in the form of Appius Volusius of whom is a young noble from fogtown but at only twelve he is a true squire for Robin to train. Forced to remain behind he spends more time with his friends and the nights with his sister of whom the two reveal shared a mutual experience in that they suffered terrible abuse from their mother which Lara reveals caused her pregnancy with Robin being the true father of the baby. Harbart Darkmore arrives with a large force but as they greet him at the gates he is also accompanied by his daughter Amantha Darkmore of whom it becomes very clear from this initial meeting that Harbart wants to offer to him his daughter as a potential wife, and also seeing this Natalie suggests that Robin give her a tour of the city and he does this without question. As they walk Amantha discusses with Robin the situation of her family and Robin is shocked to learn that there is such trouble with House Darkmore as she reveals the events surrounding the vote for succession law changes in Darkmore were far more wide reaching they he had believed. As one of the few nobles of the state that voted in favor of the change she believes that he is not a part of the plot against her father and thus suggests that they think seriously about a potential marriage option between the two of them, and Robin sees the value but is still extremely traumatized by what happened in his childhood. The two continue talking and they come to discover a shared love for reading and Robin takes her to the library of House Highport which impresses Amantha and the two share a kiss while discussing books and while Amantha smiles deeply clearly enjoying the kiss Robin is forced to hide that the kiss brings him back to the abuse. 

    Chapter 17

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he awakes from a cold sweat screaming and he is consoled by his wife Elana Blackwood of whom rubs his back, and he tells her of his dream. He had a nightmare about the trip that he took with his sister Alyn Blackwood, and his brother Lucas Blackwood, and he tells her the story all the way until his brother Lucas gets into an argument with a Pentosi mercenary and is forced to stop being unable to speak about what happens next. The two talk about their two children while having a long conversation about the fact that their daughter Mylessa has been asked for marriage once again, and yet again they will reject this being unwilling to give away their daughter.

    Chapter 18

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 19

    POV Character : Charles Fromonville II.

    Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he and Seraphine speak about what has happened to her revealing that she is being forced to do this, but there is no escape for her thus demanding Charles to kill her. Attempting to resist this she refuses to listen and instead the two fight a duel where Charles is able to defeat her despite her use of Magi as the chain given to him by Giselle resists the Magi and he mortally wounds her. The Knights with her surrender following her death and reveal the extent of the organization but as the group has not really committed any crimes they have to let them go, but bring the body of Seraphine with them back to the boat where they will take her to Giselle. The chapter ends with Charles returning to the place he has not been in years in the form of Saint Monville where he plans to ask his father to betroth him to Genovete Nepvue, and arriving at Monville he is greeted at the docks by his sister Juliote, and mother Olivia but looking for his father he is told his father has left for Castle Weinlesburgh to deal with the aftermath of the work of Charles brother Simmon.

    • Juliote Fromonville
    • Olivia Fromonville

  • Saint Monville

  • Chapter 20

    Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 21

    Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 22

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he enters the city of Tree Hill alongside his commanders to the site of cheering survivors in the city and finding his sister the two of them begin searching among them and together they find Nathan Scott of whom while he hates but he knows, and from this they discovers his father is dead and the two get into an argument of which only ends with the arrival of Lucas of whom calms the situation for the moment. He leaves the scene despite his sister screaming for him to stay, and walking with Percival Lott he calms down and shortly after this he searches for his sister but is unable to find her, and thinking little of it he spends hours meeting with the other commanders attempting to once more further his influence. Preparing to go to bed he is stopped by Dontell Lott of whom has found Natalie's necklace and together the two go looking for his sister and after looking near the walls where they found the necklace they find her broken body under a barrel of grain.

    Chapter 23

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 24

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 25

    Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 

    Chapter 26

    Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 27

    Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is awoken by his father Dustin of whom tells him to dress quickly as the city of Tree Hill has come under assault and already Dustin is marshaling the Crane forces to assist. Orival is told by his father to meet with one of a group of commoners who arrived at Crane Castle bringing news of the fall of the Hill of Renault one of the areas of Tree Hill and his father leaves quickly not even saying goodbye and Orival quickly gets dressed finding the hallways jammed with people as he walks through the halls. Entering the room with the survivor he sees Guntrum of Crane, and Wigbert Osterholt of whom are already talking with the survivor but as Orival enters the man is just staring ahead of himself and doesn't appear to register what is happening. After Orival opens up to the man the commoner is revealed as Conrad of Jespersen and he tells them about the Fall of the Hill of Renault one of the pieces of what will eventually be known as the First Battle of Tree Hill revealing how he and almost twenty people were able to escape by horse to Crane Castle.

    • Guntrum of Crane
    • Wigbert Osterholt
    • Conrad of Jespersen

  • Fall of the Hill of Renault
  • Assault on the Hill of the Mouth

  • Chapter 29

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 30

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 31

    Charles Fromonville II. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 

    Chapter 32

    Orival Crane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 33

    POV Character : Robin Highport

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels to the Port of Stormwind in order to take part in the celebrations for the new city alongside his friends. Shortly before they leave Fogtown his sister comes down with a sickness due to her pregnency with their second child and thus stayed behind while Robin left Fogtown by boat travelling to the Port of Stormwind. Arriving in Fogtown he finds his friends forcing him to go to the newest local brothel and convinsed that the only way to keep his relationship with Larra a secret he agrees to sleep with a whore at the brothel, and unknown to him the whore he is paired with is Vanessa Cleef of whom is in the process of being tricked by several noble girls into believing this will make her popular. Entering the room where he believes he will sleep with a whore he finds Vanessa Cleef of whom convinced that she will popular if she sleeps with Robin decides to play the part as best she can, and so desperate for popularity is Vanessa that she is able to convince Robin that she is a whore at the brothel, and he eventually after having a connection with her sleeps with Vanessa. Following this the two lay together and he promices that after he is done meeting with the people he has to at the cermonies he will return to the brothel and pay for her escape from this life and marry her to a nobelmen who will treat her right. Leaving he brothel he returns to the the camp outside of Anthor where he meets up with his friends, who are actually shocked he went through with it, but no his honor is without question and believe him. Robin spends time with his uncle before he falls asleep in preperation for his role at the ceremony for the foundation of the city, and the dinner that will follow for the nobles. The chapter ends with Robin entering the room where he and his party travel to their table, but he nearly falls over when he sees Vanessa seated at one of the tables, and it is with her locking eyes with him that the chapter ends.

    Chapter 23

    Edmund Blackwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he arrives in Riverrun two years after the argment between himself and his family, and accompanied by his family and commanders he meets privately with the Lucernians of whom he plans to reveal the begginings of a plot he lies about his family being a part of. Following meeting with the Lucernians he and Elana discuss how the rebellion they have been building will make his brother's look extremely guilty once the Lucernians send agents to look into the issue, and silently share a laugh together about finally getting their revenge on Bryndan and Hoster.

    Chapter 24

    Chapter 27

    POV Character : Robin Highport

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he realizes what he has done and spits out his drink causing the entire room to look to him, but as all eyes go to him Vanessa flees the room as this happens. Despite the staring of all the nobles in the room which amounts to most of the most influential people in the entire Kingdom of Lucerne Robin remains seated in his chair and despite dying inside that he cannot chase after her he thinks of how important this event is and not wanting to let down the memory of his fallen sister and brother he raises his drink and makes a toast laughing off his spitting out the drink which causes nearly everyone to laugh with him. As the dinner progresses it is Vanessa that makes her way back into the room after her father found her and forced her back and returning to the room as the nobles all mingle she is found by Robin and she reveals who she really is and shocked at this he begins attempting to discuss marriage between the two but they are interrupted by the arrival of Vanessa's brother Vilhem Cleef who introduces his betrothed Sydra Skane and despite Vanessa nearly crying Vilhem is so excited that he takes over the remainder of Vanessa and Robin's time together which ends with the arrival of Vanessa's father Saiden Cleef of whom also does not realize Vanessa is overwhelmed and thus doesn't check in on her just takes her away leaving Robin's marriage offer hanging in the air unanswered. Following the end of the dinner Robin attempts to find Vanessa Cleef and finds Vilhem Cleef of whom tells him that Vanessa was sent away back to Goldshire after her father had been enraged at her embaressing moment of running out of the dining hall, and at this news Robin returns to his party and tells his friends that he will travel to Goldshire. As the party leaves to gather his things for the trip to Goldshire its Robin that finds himself face to face with Varian, and Candice Anthor of whom he had seen at the dinner but had not had a chance to speak to yet. One of Varian's knights had overheard that Robin was travelling to Goldshire and told Varian who asked that Robin escort Candice westward to meet with her betrothed Morgon Ongrill, and unwilling to say no to such a high ranking noble he agrees to take charge of her transport. As Robin has a force of nearly a hundred men its Saiden Cleef that only sends twenty men to accompany them and these men are led by Hanzel Ravyne a knight of House Cleef who Robin attempts to speak to but the man seems unwilling to speak with him, and stays constantly by the side of Candice. The chapter ends with the group arriving at the small port of Castle Immenstaad where they will spend the day before traveling on the road to Castle Ongrill, and preparing to settle into the room given to him by House Immenstaad he hears the door open and looking he sees Candice entering and once she has shut the door she takes off her dress standing naked before him.

    Chapter 32

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he watches the naked Candice come towards him and at first he almost gives in, but as she gets close he puts his jacket over her which causes to get angry but after a quick conversation where he tries to get through to her she storms out promicing to convinse him to sleep with her before its all over. After his squire Flavius Naevius arrives in the room the two talk things over with the young Flavius unsure of why Robin didn't just sleep with Candice but trying to teach Flavius a lesson he reads a passage from the Testament of Ysgramor which details that morality is something that a true believer has to hold above their own personal desires.

    Chapter 36

    Lucas Oakheart is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is

    Chapter 37

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

    Chapter 39

    Trevor Baratheon is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he travels at the head of the army sent by his father and under his command accompanied by his heavily pregnant wife Adelinde and his brothers Broderik, Edric, and Gendry towards the city of Brill which has been taken by the True Sons of Lucerne loyalists in the form of House Jestife.

    Chapter 42

    Robin Highport is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he

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