|The White Rabbit Army|
|Spin Offs||A Chance Meeting|
|Preceded By||The Rise of Lucerne|
|Narration||Revolving POV Narration. Unreliable|
The White Rabbit Army is a short story taking place following the Rise of Lucerne, and documenting the rise of the White Rabbit Army as well as briefly going into the travels of Jamie Portmane into Pontus, and other events around the region of Pontus.
The White Rabbit Army is led by five POV Characters in the form of Natashia Cole, Jamie Portmane, the Tattered Prince, Mary Dustin, and Aurane Waters. Natashia Cole leads the White Rabbit Army and tells the story from the POV of the cult that has surrounded her since her fall from grace. Jamie Portmane is a now legitimized bastard member of House Portmane, and House Lovie and despite all his oppurtinities he has gone after his great love in Tamsin Egerton where she has been taken to Pontus. Aurane Waters is a broken former member of House Targaryan of whom has made his home in the Sunset Islands where he has become extremely influencial in that kingdom. The Tattered Prince is a mercenary general of whom leads the mercenary group called the Maiden's men. Mary Dustin is the logitimized bastard daughter of the King of Dustin, and her story tells the events of the Kingdom of Dustin.
The White Rabbit Army is a standalone story at this point of which is not connected by very much to the main storyline. Mentioned a few times during the Rise of the Dragon, and during Rise of Lucerne, and Westros the growing conflict in Pontus begins to havea major effect on Westros. Jamie Snow is one of the few Lucernians who is affected majorly by this as he fell in love with Tamsin Egerton and she is in Pontus, and during their time together she discussed Pontus in some detail.
The White Rabbit Army is led by four POV Characters in the form of Natashia Cole, Jamie Portmane, the Tattered Prince, and Aurane Waters. Natashia Cole leads the White Rabbit Army and tells the story from the POV of the cult that has surrounded her since her fall from grace. Jamie Portmane is a now legitimized bastard member of House Portmane, and House Lovie and despite all his oppurtinities he has gone after his great love in Tamsin Egerton where she has been taken to Pontus. Aurane Waters is a broken former member of House Targaryan of whom has made his home in the Sunset Islands where he has become extremely influencial in that kingdom. The Tattered Prince is a mercenary general of whom leads the mercenary group called the Maiden's men.
|POV Character||Chapter (s)|
|Natashia Cole||1, 6, 11, 14, 17, 23, 25, 31, 36, 41, 46|
|Jamie Portmane||2, 7, 12, 19, 26, 32, 37, 42, 47|
|Mary Dustin||3, 8, 13, 16, 18, 22, 27, 33, 38, 43, 48|
|Aurane Waters||4, 9 , 20, 24, 28, 34, 39, 44, 49|
|The Tattered Prince||5, 10, 15, 21, 29, 35, 40, 45, 50|
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she awakes and is chained to the floor, and roof of a small room, and sees noone in the room with her. Panicking she cries out and this alerts her captors of whom enter the room, and a torture begins of her. Following the departure of the torterer the second man comes to her and cleans her up, and over several days of this same routine she gains a relationship with the second man in order to trick him into freeing her. She tells him of her noble birth, and her childhood, and then in the final moments of the chapter tells him about the Pentosian Merchant she had come here to find, and when he releases her and she kills him.
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"Don't struggle sweet Frerik."
"'Why..." Blood was pooling around his feet as the slash across his stomach mixed with the three stab wounds to force his life out of him. He wanted to know why I had ended his life. Even in this moment, he was as blind to reality as he was for however long he had been watching that monster torture people in here.
"'You saved me yes." I walked away from his bleeding form towards the window that had always been covered during my torture in this home. Reaching the window I ripped the cloth off the wall allowing light in before staring back at him. He coughed up blood and I quickly returned to his side knowning that his time was short now. "Does this act of saving me make up for all of your crimes Frerik?'"
"I love you Na...'"I believed him when he said it. There wasn't a shred of deciet as he died. Frerik loved me with the purity of his soul. The truth was that what did his love mean. His love had allowed for me to be tortured. His love was a weak love. No different then Pavio he was driven by weakeness, and failure. I could do without his kind of love.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Jamie Portmane is sitting on board a boat sailing towards Riverrun when the door opens revealing Derek Proudmoore of whom is shown to be the captain of one of the boats taking Jamie and his Lorderon forces to Riverrun where they are going to take part in the Invasion of Westbridge. After this long conversation Derek's squire Vantel Gorlint arrives and tells them that Riverrun is in site, and after talking some more the two go back on deck and watch as the boat reaches Riverrun alongside dozens of ither ships carrying his forces of whom number nearly a thousand. Outside of these forces the main company he has brought for his command are his three best friends Dol-Edraithan Malfind, Dol-Gwathon Lumben, and Is-Livia Lumben of whom Edraithan and Gwathon are both noble boys from Lorderon of whom allow him to gain a level of respectability over the Atlantian forces he commands, while Livia is his closest friend and is a member of the Kirin Tor. Jamie leads his forces north from Riverrun where during this time he is overwhelmed by the memory of a girl he calls Tamsin and it is in this sadness that his forces arrive at the camp of the Lucernian forces and leaving the force under the command of Edraithan he and Gwathon travel into the camp with a small force where they go to meet with his brother William Lovie III. Meeting with William Lovie III. of whom greets him with great happiness alongside Jasper Hale, and his cousin Marcel Lovie II. the three talk about the plans going forward in regards to the Invasion of Westbridge and after William must sence some sadness in Jamie he asks the others to leave and the two talk together about Tamsin and William tells him very clearly that he wont ever be whole until he finds her. After talking for some time William is forced to deal with other things and Jamie returns to his forces with the words of his brother ringing in his ear, and William could not know just how much of history he was going to change by pushing Jamie down the road of going after Tamsin. Marching north with the Lucernian army Jamie joins William as the dusk settled on the skies above the army William Lovie gave the order to begin moving to attacking positions, and then quickly had his messengers alert the other sections of the attack by Magi Stone's that the attack was now moving forward. The siege machines were pushed forward in case the siege didn't work according to plan and they were forced to bash their way through while at the same time the hundreds of ladders, and dozens of siege towers were silently pushed forward as well by dozens of oxen. The siege towers were the main thing that might be noticed and thus they were covered with trees and it was hoped that the darkness and the lack of real defenders on the walls would allow the towers to get nearly to the walls before noticed. As the army pushed forward it was the Griffins of House Griffon and the Order of the Red Dragon that first hit the defenders as hundreds of Griffin Riders landed in the towers and within the keep of the southern gate and made a mess of the defenders. Leading his forces Jamie and the other members of the main force had reached the gate Clarke Greymane, and Garrett Elbertson had placed the flag of Lucerne on the largest tower, and the front gate was being opened by other Griffin Riders. The chapter ends as they make their way to the great bridge which leads to the main island of Westbridge and as they wait for the flag of the rebels to rise over the bridge it is Jasper that tells Jamie to remain here and hold the southern fortress, and Jamie quickly sends word to his commanders and they begin manning the fortress for any kind of counter assault that might happen.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is walking the gardens of the Dustenvale palace where she is told by her father that she looks tired and she eventually follows her father and brother to Dusseldorf for the Dusseldorf Tournament of 5130. Travelling to Dusseldorf she watches the tournament and is impressed by two young nobles in the form of Quentin Whitewood, and Owain Brightmyre. She is crowned the Queen of Beauty and Love by Owain Brigthmyre following his victory and she is overwhelmed by the pressure and leaves the main tent to the forest where she is followed by Quentin Whitewood of whom she shares a lot in common with and the two talk for some time.
Aurane Waters is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he details the events of his life, and the way in which he was banished from his home in Dragonstone at basically the age of fourteen and forced to try and survive, and only did because of the generocity of the Greystarke's of whom adopted him into their family. During the chapter he walks in on his father of sorts of whom is reading a letter written to him from Eddard Starke a distant relative of the House Greystark family and this leads to Aurane Waters being sent to Westbridge where the Lucernians have just captured the city.
The Tattered Prince is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is travelling with the Maiden's Men to the Night Gate and on this journey he tells the story of the rise of his life, and the creation of the Maiden's Men. During this chapter he receives a letter labeled from the Order of the Green Dragon and when he discusses the letter with his commanders he tells them that the Pontus merchants are still who they stand behidn and he throws the letter in the fire.
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she prepares for the return of her torturer hiding behind the door of her torture room. Waiting for several hours he finally returns and she hears the man shouting for his servant and when no response comes the torturer comes to her room and entering the room Natalie stabs him through the neck as he enters the room leaving him near dead. Standing over the broken body of her torturer she taunts him over how simple it was to kill him and then proceeds to stab him over and over again showing signs of her increasingly sadistic view of life. Now free of the prison she explores the other layers of the large apartment finding the man has truly extensive wealth, and she begins plans to sell his valuables in order to finance her revenge against Pavio. Travelling to the market she is able to sell several valuable necklace and with this money she hires several bodyguards from the mercenary group the Orange Rabbits of Pontus and these three men return to the apartment with her but upon arrival one of them flees realizing what apartment it is, while the other two she is forced to pay money to in order to have them stay. The first man she names Rook of Spades after he offers to play her in a game of cards, while the second man she simply names the Second Man and despite remaining at her side she does not trust the man. Going to bed she awakes to find that the second man has also fled the building after stealing some of her stolen valuables but the Rook of Spades remains and as the two talk of who the man was who owned the apartment they are interrupted by a knock at the door. Answering the door they meet Mathew Swan of whom arrives with a dozen mercenaries from the Orange Rabbits of Braavos, and questions Natashia in regards to the whereabouts of the previous owner of the apartment and taking him inside she shows Mathew the dead body of the man and her rescuer er before telling him the truth of what happened except for the fact that she killed the rescuer-er in reality but she tells Mathew that it was the owner who killed him. Natashia realizing that Mathew is attracted to her seduces him sleeping with, and following this he agrees to protect her from the vengeance that will surely come from her murder of the owner of the apartment. Showing himself to be a lieutenant in the Orange Rabbits mercenary group he gathers to him some three hundred men and ransacking the apartment they flee the city of Pontus for the western section of the Crater of Pontus and the farmland west of the city of Braavas. During this time she plans the creation of an army, and the men she seduces are all for a purpose, and she is able to gather five very loyal men to her army including the Cheshire Cat of whom continued his fanatical devotion to Natalie. At the end of the chapter she stands alongside her commanders and looks into the apartment of Pavio Lones, and when they ask her whether its time to kill him she says no and tells them its time to become the Kings of the Crater and she commands them to gather their supporters and move west of Pentos into the grasslands of the western part of the crater.
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Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter The chapter ends with Jamie returning to Lorderon as the leader of the Lorderon element that attacked Westbridge and he meets with Arthas Menathil of whom he has been summoned to see to have a discussion with about the promotions and titles that Jamie Portmane and House Portmane have been given. Jamie Portmane is at first excited to meet with the Arch Lord but very quickly Arthas reveals to be unhinged as he goes on a rant against everything Jamie has and how disgusted he is that William Lovie III. is forcing him to give these acolades to Jamie. As Jamie is shocked he accepts these insults and then listens as Arthas makes mild rebellious comments but this rebellious talk is ended by the arrival of Elu-Kael Thuzad and the angry but more clear he details that Jamie will be made a baron of a new province in Lorderon formed just for him, and also be given a large galeon that William Lovie III. had made just for him at great expense something else which Arthas insults him for before forcing Jamie to insult himself and then forcing him out of the throne room to the again shock of Jamie.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she and Quentin are still talking but are interupted by her guards and following her back they find that his brother has been captured by the Hornwood's west of Dusseldorf, and she accompanies the group that goes west to get him released. She is able to convinse the Hornwood's to release Trystane and after this they return to Dusseldorf. She is met by Owain Brightmyre of whom showers her with kindness but doesn't fully understand her stress and thus while she grows to like him she doesn't have the same relationship that she does with Quentin. Returning to Dustenvale with her father and brother she is there when her father reveals that he believes it is only a matter of time until war is on their door as the Whitewood's hate them more then he thought they did.
Aurane Waters is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he leaves his home in the Moonstruck Islands alongside his brother Thorren Greystarke, and Elissa Greystarke on the command of his father arriving in Westbridge where he meets with elements of House Starke of whom take him to see the King of whom he is able to arrange an alliance with between the Kingdom of Moonstruck and the Kingdom of Lucerne.
The Tattered Prince is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter the Tattered Prince moves into the Free Lands where he meets with many leaders of the tribes of the Free Lands and convinses them of the evil of Dragonstone and basically turns them into an army against the growth of Dragonstone. As he is doing this he is joined in the venture by another Pontus mercanary force in the form of the Broken Men of whom are led by Lucifer Long of whom is a bitter enemy of the Tattered Prince's second in command Caggo.
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she arrives with the elements of the Orange Rabbits of Pontus that followed her to the farmlands west of Braavas and settling in at an estate west of Braavas she travels to Braavas with Cheshire Cat and arriving there Natashia at first used her body to lure strong and able men into her bed. The start of the chapter is her numerous affairs with powerful men in Braavos and in this way she continues her plot and once she had them there she convinced them of the intelligence of following her, and time after time these men followed her hook line and sinker. Returning to the estate which she renames the Keep of Spades she and the Cheshire Cat discuss her goals moving forward and she renames the Orange Rabbits of Pontus that are with her the White Rabbit Army and goes on a spree of giving out titles and commands to members of her group. In this way she was able to create a group of the five most skilled men in their fields who she calls her Rabbit Council and stand as the leadership of her growing order. Each of these men along with all those who join the White Rabbit Army believe that Natashia is a god and thus she takes what she wants from everyone including her beginning a sexual relationship with Knave of Hearts, and Knave of Clubs of which she used to control the growing White Rabbit Army. The chapter ends with Natalie returning to Braavos where walkign with the Knave of Clubs they find a man who they assume to be a drunken fool of whom is being beaten by thugs and her memories of being bullied push her to intervene and she has the Knave of Clubs murder the two men, and then she helps up the man of whom introduces himself as the Hatter, and thinking to herself how crazed his eyes look she names him the Mad Hatter.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is standing outside of the throne room for Arthas still shocked about the behavior exhibited by the Arch Lord and in this shock he is woken by the arrival of Zher-Relin Erlihn of whom introduces himself to Jamie and the two talk about the ship that Jamie has been given and following Relin towards the dock where Relin will show him the boat he learns that Relin is an admiral in the Lorderon fleet and without prompting Relin describes Arthas as having lost his mind which instigates a conversation between the two about the direction of Lorderon. Directed by Relin he is shown his boat which is a Lucernian Galleon and shocked that Arthas gave him such a ship he learns that the ship was designed by William Lovie III. and had been sent here months prior by William and was always planned to be given to him and thus Arthas had nothing to do with it. Overcome with how much is changing it is Jamie that returns home and tells his mother everything that has happened and she is truly proud of him but sees the sadness still in his eyes and the two discuss how he plans on still travelling to find Tamsin. Jamie travels to the Lorderon Market accompanied by his mother Esme Portmane, Livia, and Gwathon where they are looking to find a Pontus merchant of whom can advise them on Tamsin. Searching several stalls they are advised to go to Lars Ottosen a Pontosi merchant of whom is known to be well connected in Pontus. Unable to find Lars and also unable to get information from any of the merchants due to the interferance of Arthas Menathil he returns to the Portmane estate and prepares to leave the city for his new province where the family will move too. After days Lars turns up at the estate of House Portmane where he reveals to them that this Tamsin is in fact her real name but she was not a commoner instead she was a lords daughter in the form of Tamsin Egerton of House Egerton. Jamie moves forward with his plot to travel to Pontus where he plans to rescue Tamsin from her father, and in this plot he is joined by two of House Portmane's most powerful vassals in the form of House Ninleyn, and House Achasdir of whom send two members of their family in the form of Dol-Rirossen Ninleyn, and Dol-Hebron Achasdir. Gathering together his forces he is able to gather some three hundred troops and following the advise of the merchant Lars they dress themselves and fly banners indicating they are a mercenary group from the Yairns who have been hired by House Egerton in order to fight for him.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she travels into the north of Dustin into the city of Barowton where she plans to make the Brightmyre's work more closely with her family by befriending them. Living in Brightmyre she planned to infiltrate their court and bring them closer to the main court in Dustenvale, but as she did this she grew close to the twin children of Ormond Brightmyre and after a few months she was able to convinse them to send Lessa Brightmyre to Dustenvale in order to be educated by the Queen, while she became increasingly romantically linked with Owain Brightmyre.
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she walks the market with the Mad Hatter and the Knave of Clubs and listening to the words of the Mad Hatter she agrees to him joining the White Rabbit Army and he promices that he will give her three amazing gifts within two weeks and immediatly flees causing her to laugh and alongside the Knave both do not believe they will ever see him again.
The Tattered Prince is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter the Tattered Prince is forced to leave his siege of the Dragonsport in order to deal with the sitation that is arising in the Crater where an entire Pontus city has been sacked and burned to the ground with no survivors. As he makes the trip back to Pontus he once again receives a letter from the Lucernians but this time instead of burning it he opens the letter and reads its contents.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she remains with the Brightmyres of whom she has become deeply in love with Owain Brightmyre and the two openly discuss marriage during the early part of the chapter. The chapter ends with the arrival of several members of House Whitewood for the Tournament of Brightmyre, and seeing them she knows there arrival brings nothing but trouble.
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she and her commanders are discussing their strategy for the taking of Braavas when the Rook of Spades arrives and tells them about the arrival of a man in a large hat, a young girl, and three animals and looking to the Knave of Clubs she goes to the estate gates and meets with the Mad Hatter. Arriving at the gate she is shocked to find the mad hatter accompanied by her sister of whom she wants to rush towards and hug but controls herself instead acting like she believes she must in her political position and
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Mary Dustin takes part in the Tournament of Brightmyre, of which the Dustins are shocked to discover that the situation is deterioting rapidly between Lucerne, and Bolten and in this way the Lucernians, and Boltens both send representatives to the Tournament of Brightmyre. At some point during the tournament Owain Brightmyre would overhear Quentin Brightwood talking with his uncle about how stupid the Dustin's were, and Owain confronted him on what he said but Quentin denied ever saying it, and this caused a great deal of resentment and anger between the two nobles. The two's rivalry only increased when the younger Owain Brightmyre defeated Quentin Whitewood during the final match of the jousting and was made the victor of the tournament by Quentin's father. In a further slap to the face Owain would name Mary Dustin the Queen of Love and Beauty and it was during this moment that Quentin first truly came to meet Mary as she fled the main tent into the forests after all the attention exhausted her. Quentin and Mary would talk for some time and during this talking they both discovered that while they loved their family they both found the role of a young noble exhausting some times and they were only seperated when she was found by her guards and brought back to her family. The chapter would end when Quentin returned to the camp with Mary and the two discovered a large commotion as apparently Quentin's younger brother Trystane had been caught by the Hornwood's attempting to raid a farm on Hornwood land. Captured at the site the Hornwood's had sent a large force to hold him, and it was in this situation that Mary Dustin would acompany her father and brother alongside the Whitewood's to the site where they negotiated with the Hornwood's to release Trystane.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Jamie arrives at Talgaad where with the assistance of Lars they are able to convince the merchant Lord of Talgaad in the form of Inniros Nahohr to let them pass, and thus they move their ships further west moving towards Volantis. Lars at this point reveals that they cannot go to Volantis as Lars knows that once they kill Hevrin - which Lars believes will be the outcome - they will be turned on by the greedy Pontosi merchants and if there ships are in Volantis there ships will be confiscated and they will have no means of escaping Pontus.
Aurane Waters is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he says goodbye to his two siblings of whom lead a large force of the Kingdom of the Moonstruck Islands in order to assist the forces of Harrenhall. Following this his father once again reads him a letter he recieves from Eddard Starke this time the letter details that William the King of Lucerne wishes for the Greystarkes to make contact with the Kingdom of Batli of whom have promiced to trade dovah eggs to Lucerne but they need someone they trust to make the trade. Travelling with his friends he arrives in the port of Recopollis which the capital of the Kingdom of Terving and when they try to leave they are arrested by the palace guards of whom refuse to give a reason why for some time before finally the prince of Terving comes down and makes them an offer to assist them in reaching Asturius if they will broker agreements between the Tervings and the Kingdom of Lucerne. Agreeing to this the prince of Terving leads a force of a hundred men to accompany Auranes group towards Asturius.
The Tattered Prince is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she takes part in the negotiations of which do not go well at first but Mary Dustin would be able to convince them to release Trystane back to them after promising to begin increased trading with the Hornwood's. Returning to Dusseldorf Mary was unable to see Quentin again but was stopped by Owain Brightmyre who commended her bravery and told her that he was proud to have such a noble, and beautiful lady at the capital. Following this Mary, and the Dustin's left Dusseldorf alongside all of the non-Gothic nobles and with their departure it was revealed to Quentin that Trystane's attack was a planned affair meant to show how rebellious Trystane was and how honorable Quentin was.
Natashia Cole is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter her sexual relationship with the leadership of the White Rabbit Army would cause problems when she would become pregnant despite her attempts to use moon tea. Her failure to stop the pregnancy was due to the intervention of the Mad Hatter of whom sabotaged the moon tea but also corrupted the birth to give birth to creatures of the soul of Natashia as the Mad Hatter had also fallen in love with Alice and wanted to help her.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues the siege of House Egerton where his forces are able to surround the estate but unable to stop ravens from escaping the estate heading for Volantis. The chapter ends with Jamie Portmane leaving his tent in the middle of the night and sneaking inside of the House Egerton estate where he is forced to kill two men in order to get inside but does manage to sneak inside.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she travels by carriage to Dusseldorf where she has nice conversations with Quentin Whitewood, of whom flirts with her and despite loving Owain she finds herself flirting with him.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he holds Tamsin's hand and walks her out of the House Egerton estate and is not stopped by any of the Egerton guards. Arriving through the gates he is met there by his commanders of whom congratulate him on his victory but they are interupted by Lars of whom tells that an army from Volantis is only hours away and has been sent there to stop them.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he and Tamsin continue riding through the Caluci Confederecy trying to make there way towards the border with the Realm of Dunetaria where they are forced to stop for the night at an old ruined holdfast. Spending the night together they sleep together and following this he gives her the ring that Esme had given him to give to her and she says yes to his marriage proposal. Waking up in the morning he finds a women, and several men standing in their room and preparing to fight them he is overpowered and knocked out by the girl. Waking up he is being held by Tamsin of whom is rubbing his hair while talking to the girl of whom after he confronts her reveals that she is the Chief of the Oleci Tribe within the Caluci confederecy and she took the two in order to annoy her rival in the Poleci Tribe of whom was hunting Jamie and Tamsin for the bounty now on their head.
Mary Dustin is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and the chapter begins with Jamie standing holding Tamsin's hand as they stand with Eliwa Oleci and the army of the Oleci Tribe of whom are preparing to fight against the Poleci Tribe in order to get out of Caluci which Jamie Portmane is more then happy to assist them with.
Jamie Portmane is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he