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The Valley of Lucerne is the first book in the New World series, and is the third longest of the series. The Valley of Lucerne begins just following The Failure of the Pendant of Cleansing, and is heavily centered on the Valley of Lucerne to a larger extent then most of the other stories of the series. The Valley of Lucerne ends with the Fall of Alice Lovie and the First Battle of Tree Hill.

The Valley of Lucerne has the most POV Character deaths of any of the New World Series with two POV characters dying during the story beating out Westros, and Burning Dreams with one each.

The Valley of Lucerne has eight POV Characters in the form of William Lovie III, Marius Scott, Alice Lovie, Leofrich Nune III, Ezio Ederiz, Brooke Scott, Lucas Scott, Leven Martell, and Edward Cullen. William Lovie III. is forced to deal with the decline of his father into addiction and dealing with the rising threat of having to take control of the Kingdom of Lucerne. Marius Scott is being raised to rule House Scott but is placed in charge of stopping a rebellion from the Sueve dominated principality of Low Swabia but becomes embroiled in a conflict that spans the entire nation.

POV Characters

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The Valley of Lucerne contains several POV characters in the form of many of the characters that will continue to be the main characters throughout the New World series.

POV Character Chapters
William Lovie III.

1, 13, 16, 23, 26, 30, 33, 36, 51

Marius Scott 2, 9
Alice Lovie 4, 12, 27, 40, 44
Leofrich Nune III. 3, 11, 16, 22, 26, 32
Lucas Scott 4, 20, 49
Edward Cullen 5, 10, 18, 29, 34, 42
Wuldrik Toyne 6, 14, 24, 44
Brooke Scott 7, 17, 46
Leven Martell 8, 31, 35, 38
Lornax Prologue, Epilogue

Births and Deaths

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Plot Summary

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Prologue

Lornax

Chapter Details

Lornax is the POV Character of this chapter and during she
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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.

Chapter 1

POV Character : William Lovie III.

William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is traveling on the road making his way alongside most of his friends and family to the town of Gulltown as well as a large army. Traveling on the road with him is his best friends Jasper Hale, Edward Cullen, 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 group stops at the town of Runburgh where William, Edward, Jasper, and Dylan are gifted a suit of armor by Lord Yohn Royce, and the Grand Master of the two Runestone Guilds. The suit made for William is described as something above anything they have ever crafted before, and behind the scenes it had runes crafted on it that make William immune to the effects of Magi while wearing it. Following being given this gift its William, Alice, Leven, and Edward that are taken into the Great Peak of Runestone where Grand Master Eadwig Schuhbeck, and Grand Master Daniel Schunemann show them the entrance to the forges of the Inner Rune which have never been entered by anyone outside of the Inner Circle of the Runestone Guilds. Following this tour, the group is given lodgings inside the mid-level of Runestone leaving the eight of them to all stay in a large open-air room where they can see out for miles and going to sleep William lays beside his sister to one side, and Rosalie Hale to the other with the two talking romantically for some time before going to sleep. 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. 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 Orival Crane. Speaking with the group for a time its Girmira Craenwel 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. 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. 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. 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. Before being forced to flee its William that gives one of the peasants 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. Returning to Gulltown, William attempts to meet with his father, but Kieth Schwartz blocks him from seeing his father. Taken by Kieth to a small courtyard in Shephard Castle the two have a long argument about duty, and responsibility with Kieth arguing that its William’s duty to accept his father as he is and stop being so angry. The two come to near blows but Kieth uses his Magi to restrain William before leaving the courtyard locking William inside. William sits for a time unable to escape the locked door and thinks on what Kieth said. His isolation ends with the arrival of Rosalie Hale who having climbed through a window got inside the courtyard with the two laughing as she falls from a high wall into his arms.
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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.

Chapter 2

POV Character : Marius Scott

Marius Scott is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 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.
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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.

Chapter 3

POV Character : Leofrich Nune III.

Leofrich Nune III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he 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 Runeburgh, 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 several days leaving only to use the latrine during this time. 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. The chapter ends with Leofrich and his men arriving at the hill overlooking Scorpfield Fort alongside the rest of his men and looking at Reiner Heimsoth the two share a smile as they prepare to begin their move for vengeance.
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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.

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    Chapter 4

    POV Character : Alice Lovie

    Alice Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she kisses her sister goodbye as Alice joins the Wostellian Families in leaving the temple. 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. 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 with the girl steps forward and begins translating for her revealing the girl 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. 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 her other handmaidens, while Alice rides in silence thinking on the words of Mildred.
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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.

    Chapter 5

    Edward Cullen

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    Edward Cullen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter his father takes him to meet with a man he has brought to Lucerne in order to help him learn of his power. Meeting with the man he learns about his new trainer in the form of Moritz Krenkel of whom is from northern Lucerne and has kept his Magi secret for his whole life through mastery of control. Moritz and Edward leave Lucerne and travel to a small farm southwest of the city where the two practice Magi for several days. Edward during this time listens to the words of Moritz in a way but also misses his friends and Tanya and thus goes against Moritz wishes when he uses Magi to speak to William, and Tanya through his dreams. Their training stops when William, Leven, Byron, Jasper, and Tanya arrive at the farm after following the clues left by Edward in the Magi dreams and as Edward prepares to leave its Moritz that warns him about his use of Magi, but Edward wants to spend time with his friends more then he wants to learn and so rejects Moritz advise and leaves with the group back to Lucerne. Returning to Lucerne they find the gateway out of Lucerne is heavily fortified, and a large caravan is moving out of the city. William learns from the caravan that all of the families leaving the city have been paid to leave the city and Edward senses all of the families have a member that is Magi sensitive, and at this feeling he clenches his ring tightly. After spending the day with his friends he returns home and finds his father sitting at his table reading and at the sight of Edward his father storms towards him grabbing him in anger, and Edward tries to use magi to push him off but his ring cancels his power and his father is able to berate him on his coming back to Lucerne. With the city on lock down Carlisle is unable to get Edward out of the city as he wants to and so he locks Edward in his room and Edward can hear through the walls his father put the guards on alert to not let Edward leave his room including placing Oskar of Cullen inside the room with Edward to make sure nothing happens. Despite his father begging him not to leave Edward ignores the warnings of his father and when Oskar is distracted momentarily by Edward tricking him its Edward that removes his ring and uses Magi to leave a bedazzling hex on his chair making Oskar see the chair as Edward, while he then again uses Magi to walk through the wall and out of his room. With Oskar still believing he was in the room its Edward that sneaks out of his home and after getting out without anyone seeing him he makes his way to Tanya's home. Arriving at her house Edward talks with both her parents in the form of Emerich and Carmen Denali of whom he discusses with them Emerich's desire to push the betrothal of Edward and Tanya forward, and Edward quickly agrees telling him he will talk with his father. When Tanya comes down Emerich doesn't know Edward is restricted and thus lets Tanya leave with him for the Eye of Lucerne where all the friends were supposed to meet. Edward and Tanya walk together and its clear that the two are in love, and trying to impress Tanya he takes his ring off several times doing little Magi tricks which make her smile. Arriving at the fortress of Reintrel he is let through the gates by Arnulf Reintrel of whom knows him and so lets him and Tanya inside letting them know that William and the others arrived about an hour ago and were already on the lift going up. Going to the lift they wait in the garden surrounding it and sit with a family that is also taking the lift up in the form of Meinhard Bethmann, and his wife Irmlinde, and their two children Charlotte, and Markolf and talking with them they all have a nice conversation while they wait for the lift to come back. The chapter ends with Edward, and Tanya laying together on a blanket just talking, but when Tanya gets cold its Edward who once more takes his ring off and uses Magi to start a small fire keeping them warm, but when he does this he feels the air change and looking into the sky he sees a crack in the sky itself. While Tanya cannot see this change its Edward who becomes panicked watching as figures begin appearing through the crack in the sky coming towards him, and as he attempts to put his ring back on he drops it and while trying to get it back the figures reach them and crash into both Byron Arryn II. and Meinhard Bethmann, but after hitting Meinhard he is able to get his ring back on and the figures disappear. Going to the side of Byron he checks on his friend and sees blood coming from his ears, and eyes and fears Byron is dead until he sits up suddenly alongside Meinhard whose family was crying over him. Unable to stop Byron, and Meinhard who are responding but in unusual ways they watch as the two make there way back to the barracks overhang and despite attempts to stop them they grab two gliders and jump off the side of the overhang down towards Lucerne to the horror of everyone there.
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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.

    Chapter 6

    Wuldrik Toyne

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    Wuldrik Toyne is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is within the fortress of Hornhammer talking with Thorsten Schur - the Cardinal of Lucernian Proper Prison - about seeing one of the prisoners in the form of Walter Jackson. Meeting with Walter Jackson of whom it is revealed he was very close with before the events of the First Lucernian Purge led to Walter Jackson becoming a major figure of the rebellious group that was targeted for destruction. After meeting with Walter he travels to the Spire of Lucerne to meet with the Circle of Magi for a meeting that he was told is of the utmost importance. Following the meeting he feels a sense of hope that they might finally save the king from madness, and as he goes into the depths of the Lucernian Spire he is joined by Khadgar of whom tells him how important this all is implying that members of the Circle are beginning to waver in their desire to fix James. Wuldrik is woken up by Khadgar who has a horrified look in his eyes revealing what Wuldrik immediately fears in that the Pendant failed and that James is not fixed of his possession. Watching as Kieth rages at what he believes was the lies of the dragons Khadgar commands Wuldrik follow Kieth and find out what hes got planned, and wanting to make up for he feels was his failure he follows Kieth as he leaves the Lucernian Spire. The chapter ends with Wuldrik leaving the Great Temple of Glaurung where he continues to follow Kieth, but as they continue down the road Kieth stops and lets Wuldrik realize that Kieth knew he was there the whole time. The two have a conversation and when Kieth reveals he knows that Wuldrik is the father to Leven Martell he threatens Leven if Wuldrik doesn't work for him, and fearful of Leven being hurt he agrees to this. Wuldrik is forced by Kieth to travel alongside Lothar Guntbold and a party of Circle men traveling to the town of Gleckheint, and as the group reaches the gates of the city they are met by Leven Martell. Leven reveals that she is being sent with them for she is told is to deliver a letter to Matilda Lovie, but its clear to Wuldrik that this is a sign from Kieth of what will happen if Wuldrik remains loyal.
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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.

    Chapter 7

    Brooke Scott

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    Brooke Scott is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she watches from the outer wall of Tree Hill with her grandfather Peter Scott, and grandmother Margarie Scott as her cousin Marius Scott arrives back at Tree Hill. Also on the wall watching this arrival is several prominent nobles in the form of Richard Lonmouth, and his son Victor Lonmouth as well as Renford Varryn and his son Renford Varryn II. While watching this Mace Tyrell, and Emric Elric arrive with several of their personal guard and while Margarie continues to watch the arrival of Marius its Peter that takes Brooke's hand and brings her to the incoming noblemen alongside the Lonmouth's and Varryns. A conversation ensues where Peter asks for their support at the upcoming Feast of Tree Hill and while Emric is quick to agree to support Peter holding his cross as he gives Peter his word, its Mace that is reluctant to swear to his support. Brooke watches as the two haggle back in forth with Brooke not knowing what is in question but as Mace appears prepared to walk away its Peter that takes the group to the wall and looking down points out Matilda Lovie. Peter is able to have Mace agree to swear his support to him in return for Peter promising to allow Mace to send a troop of Tyrell men to guard Matilda alongside the Scott men. As she prepares to go down and meet with her cousin her grandfather leaves for the keep telling her that he must make last minute preparations for the upcoming celebration Feast that is being held in Marius honor, and then leaves with Mace Tyrell. Following her grandfather leaving its Brooke that goes with her grandmother back to the keep, where Brooke plans to meet with her friends Haley James, and Peyton Sawyer. Arriving at the keep she goes to the apartment of the Sawyers in the keep and isn't surprised to find Peyton, and Haley already together but cant help but smile. Brooke and the girls spend the day together, with Peyton talking on and on about much she misses her betrothed and Brooke's sister Lucas and the other two just laughing at her as they both know that it wont be long before Lucas returns from squiring at Castle Reiter and Peyton and Lucas are married. That night its Brooke, Haley, and Peyton that go back to her family’s estate within the keep where her two friends join her in spending the night in her room. Brooke goes to her grandfather’s room to say goodnight and finding no guards she realizes he must be away. Planning to go inside his room and write a note for him before he arrives home, she opens his door using the key that he has given her. Going to his desk to get paper to write the note she stops when she sees a document with the title of report on Daniel Scott. Brooke is too nosy to ignore the document and instead of leaving as she knows she should she decides to read it. The document details an investigation done by Tilman Fischart the Ratmann of Tree Hill. Tilman had used his influence to find out information on Daniel Scott the son of Peter and Brooke’s father. This had been in response to Peter becoming concerned about his son and worrying that Daniel was a poor choice for the future of the Stormlands. During his investigation it was Tilman that had discovered that Daniel was in fact not a Christian and had converted to a Misotheism religious belief. Documents were found by Tilman in the private quarters of Daniel that detailed this philosophy, and this was confirmed unknowingly by Daniel himself when during the investigation it was Daniel that revealed his agreement with the text. The investigation also uncovered that Daniel had significant business involvement with House Nighting and this further showed the moral decay of Daniel Scott. Reading this caused Brooke to flee the room in a rush returning to her own room where she tried to sleep but the knowledge of what she had just learned about her father led to her tossing and turning all night. Having been in and out of sleep all night the chirping of the birds at her window leads to her getting up before Haley and Peyton are awake and leaving her room for her grandfather’s office. Knowing he barely sleeps she hopes to find him in his office and seeing guards at his office doors its confirmed that hes inside. The guards who she knew as the palace guardsmen Gadaric of Scott, and Theodemar of Trensdale would tell her that she had to wait to go in as he was in a meeting. Surprised that he would be meeting so early she sat on the bench across from the door. After several minutes it was the door that opened and several men exited the room including a knight she didn’t recognize, her grandfathers personal guard Fridigarn Waldenbint. As her grandfather exited the room another man followed him who she recognized as baron Ralph Guntbold, as well as a young girl that Brooke believed was Ralphs daughter Lanna Guntbold. She watched as her grandfather and Ralph shook hands in a move that surprised her because she knew Ralph to be a close friend of her father who having read the letter, she knew would put her grandfather and Daniel on two different sides of the politics of the Stormlands. As the group departs down the hallway its Peter that invites Brooke into his office, and she follows behind him sharing a brief smile with Fridigarn. Closing the door behind her its Peter that tells her that he knows she read the letter about her father. He says that the letter was moved and her coming here now tells him that it was her that looked at it. She admits to seeing the letter and the two discuss his understanding that this puts her in a bad position, but Peter convinces her that he loves Daniel but cannot allow him to become the leader of the Stormlands after he’s gone. Understanding the logic of what hes saying the two share a hug where Peter tells her he loves her, and Brooke promises her grandfather that she won’t reveal what she read. Leaving Peter’s office, she goes back to her room where she finds Peyton and Haley are reading, but they both stop when she comes back. Unable to tell even her best friends what she learned she lies to them and goes to reading with them, but her mind is wandering as she does. Haley and Peyton eventually return to their homes leaving Brooke alone. Left alone she quickly leaves her room and finding Fridigarn she tricks him into telling her where the Guntbold’s are staying in the city. Learning they are staying in secret at his personal apartments in the Sea Gate its Brooke that leaves the keep going to speak with Lanna Guntbold. Arriving at the Seagate of Tree Hill she enters the Waldenbint estate and finds Lanna in the courtyard sitting alone reading a book.
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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.

    Chapter 8

    Ezio Ederiz

    Chapter Details

    Ezio Ederiz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he stands before Sayden Ah-Salemi and is given his next mission for the Order of the Raven. Sayden Ah-Salemi discusses with Ezio how he feels that Ezio is not as enthusiastic as he once was about the order of the Raven. The way Sayden speaks lets Ezio know that any sort of truth in this moment would lead to his death. Realizing this he lies to Sayden, and thus is permitted to leave for Lucerne on his new mission. As he prepares to leave its Ezio that confronts Riol Nansladron a high-ranking assassin of whom while once a friend of his he has not seen himself the entire time that Ezio has been back at Ravenholtd. During this confrontation he discovers that Sayden has become corrupted and now serves the Dark Lord of Mordor in the form of Sauron. Coming to understand the gravity of the situation its Ezio that poisons Riol leaving him to die of a heart attack and leaving Ezio with more information but having not been discovered. Leaving he says goodbye to several of his friends there of whom are called Ezio loyalists and then leaves Ravenholdt for a ship heading towards Lucerne. On the boat he is joined by Catherine Voiriere, a young girl that he discovered during his time in France and has taken on all his missions ever since for her skill at finding people. Arriving in Lucerne he meets with James Lovie of whom is kind and soft spoken when he meets with him, but says he is very busy and will leave the specifics to his commanders. James directs Ezio to several men who are introduced to Ezio in the form of Draco Highmore, Carlisle Cullen, Alistair Bedrogen, and Kieth Schwartz. Meeting with these men he is told more of the truth of the situation and the fact that James Lovie is suffering from bouts of lucid moments and bouts of near insanity and that he was lucky to have caught him during one of the former, and thus they say that Ezio will take his orders directly from Carlisle who is the acting Archbishop of the Kingdom of Lucerne. Carlisle takes Ezio to the Spire of Lucerne where Ezio is introduced to several other Assassins brought to Lucerne by the Circle of Magi to help with the operations that they have planned. These men include a group led by Guillame Esparnon of the Order of the Fallen Phoenix, and a group led by Isabel Breban leading a group from the Society of the Lost Fox. Carlisle lists the different directions for each of these groups with Ezio being directed to the lands of House Scorpian who has been attacked by rebels to the crown. Arriving at the now ruined Scorpfield Fort they meet with the House Scorpian leadership which has arrived with a large force at the fort following it being sacked. Ezio is directed by Maron Scorpian that the attackers were seen fleeing eastward, and Ezio goes into the forest outside the fort with Catherine Voiriere and he reveals her skills when she takes out a wand. Using her Magi abilities, she can cast a spell which creates a mist which shows the path taken by the people that attacked the fort. Following the mist, they reach the water realizing the group travelled then by boat, its Ezio that returns to the Scoprians and procures a boat to be led by Heiner Prochnow. As the boat prepares to push off its Ulrich Scorpian that joins the boat against the orders of his father as he wants vengeance for the killing of his brother Dorin. Once again following the mist the boat travels eastward eventually reaching the Nunedorf River where the mist takes them northward. Forced to stop at a small fishing village its Ezio that stays on the boat. Woken in the night by the sound of screaming its Ezio that runs to the screaming alongside Heiner, and the five Scorpian men at arms. Reaching the screams, they find a bloody Catherine standing over the body of a clearly deceased Ulrich Scorpian. As she tells the group that she killed Ulrich after he tried to rape her it’s Heiner that tries to take her into custody, but Ezio refuses this. A fight breaks out which leads to Ezio killing all the men at arms and standing over a wounded Heiner he lets him go but joined by Catherine they hire several villagers to help them move the boat north. Returning to their boat with the new village crew they continue following the mist eventually finding the boat of the attackers hidden at a small, abandoned dock. The chapter ends with Ezio arriving in Nortburg where he meets with Benjamin Bradfoot and Robin Compere of whom let Ezio know that several dozen who support Ezio have also left Ravenholdt and have traveled to the Valley of Lucerne as per his request, and with this he begins planning for the defense of the tournament.

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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.

    "High Mentor what is my next task for the Ravens?"

    "Stand Ezio. You are far too respected to kneel before us."

    "Thank you High Mentor."

    "Your next task comes from the Germans to the south. There king has apparently decided to pay us a very large amount of gold to protect his heir."

    "Is there a particular threat against the young prince?"

    "That I do not know Ezio. Our birds tell us the king may be mad. They tell us strange stories of him having lost his mind."

    "If I may High Mentor."

    ""Speak freely Ezio. You have earned that right."

    "The matter I spoke to you about before my last assignment." I noticed Busara, and Remund Boix share a look before the High Mentor nodded to them and they left the room without a word to me. I had known Remund for almost ten years but the look in his eye was one of a stranger.

    "I want to speak honestly with you Ezio. Can we do that?" With everyone having left the room I felt a sence of fear that was almost alien for me. I had killed untold people in my life. Walked into the scariest places and never batted an eye. The way he spoke made me feel that fear.

    "Of course High Mentor."

    "What will it take for you to drop this matter?"

    "Drop it High Mentor?"

    "Your asking a lot of questions. Your brothers have brought this to my attention." It shocked me that my questions had so quickly gotten back to the High Mentor.

    "The Raven Order is everything to me High Mentor. I simply want to understand what happened to them."

    "And if I told you an answer that painted the order in a bad light?"


    "Was there anything else Ezio?" Looking into the eyes of Riol Nansladron I could tell he was beginning to panic that I hadn't left yet. He was one of the High Mentor's most loyal servants so his panic only fueled me on.

    "Yes there is Riol. I need you to tell me the truth of what's going on here."

    "What's going on?"

    "I'm going to tell you the same thing I tell all the men I've ever interrogated. You have one lie. Lie to me once and I will understand and accept." I pulled the knife from my side and the elderly Riol fell backwards knocking into his table and falling down to his back.

    "What are you doing."

    "I already told you." I stepped towards him holding the knife to his feeble weak neck.

    "I know what you are. I know what you do. You'll just kill me."

    "I promise you I will let you live if you tell me the truth. Lie or withhold from me and I will torture you for days and leave you a broken body. You won't be dead. But you will wish you were dead." He pondered my words for a moment before the coward begin speaking again.

    "I'll tell you. Just ask the question."

    "We both know you killed my friend. Why?"

    "He saw the Dark One."

    "The Dark One?"

    "We call him the dark one, but frankly I don't even know his real name. He's the messenger of Sauron the Dark Lord of Mordor."

    "Why is an agent of that monster here?"

    "Because Sauron is our new master Ezio. Your living in darkness."

    "You swore yourself to Sauron?"

    "Willingly."

    "Why?"

    "For me it was simple. I was tired of fighting for the good side. They don't pay well." As he let out a laugh at his own words I punched him in the face before pulling him back up and sliding the knife as close to his neck as I could. Holding his hands up in a surrender pose he whispered to me. "The High Master has his own reasons." I held the knife so close to his neck that a drip of blood came from his neck smacking against the floor.

    "What are those?"

    "I think he wants to be king."

    "King of what?"

    "Everything."

    "How does swearing himself to a monster get him to that end?"

    "You think I know. I'm just telling you what I think. You think for a moment that man is telling me anything."

    "You are one of his closest confidants." He let out a laugh as I said the words.

    "You've been gone a long time Ezio. He has new men. Men sent to him from Sauron loyal places like Taraban, and Umbar. We of the old number are kept to the outside now."

    "How many remain loyal?"

    "Less today then yesterday. Less tomorrow then today. Loyalty to the old way is a quick way to die here."

    "I called you a friend, and you allowed all of this to happen."

    "Where were you Ezio when Gregor was being betrayed?"

    "Betrayed?"

    "Sayden and his men killed dozens of the top echolon of the order, and then tried to kill Gregor and his son. He fought them off and escaped to Bravenholdt. Sayden had already wiped out Bravenholdt so when Gregor got there he realized the scope of what was happening."

    "And what did you do?"

    "The same thing that you did. Nothing. I did nothing."

    "Why?"

    "I see now that you have lied to me Ezio."

    "What are you talking about? Tell me why you didn't help Gregor."

    "It doesn't matter. You said that if I told the truth you would let me live. I can see in your eyes. Your justifying my death now. You have no intention of letting me live." There was no point in lying anymore. The game was over and he knew how it ended.

    "You know too much."

    "Then this is how it ends."

    "You have become a monster. But I am truly sorry that I lied to you."

    "Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing."

    "Would you like a final moment."

    "No. Just get it over with." With his words I pulled from my side a vial I always kept close at hand when I was on missions but here in Ravenholtd I never thought I would have need of it. This was supposed to be a place of safety for me. The one place I could lower my guard and not worry about having to poison someone. "How will you do it?"

    "Daydream Spite."

    "So you will attempt to hide what you have done here."

    "I must change this. Killing you is something I must do for honor's sake. Escaping is something I must do for the sake of this entire continent."

    "So your betrayal of me is justified by saving the continent."

    "Yes."

    "Atleast I leave this world a bigger person then the one I entered."

    "Goodbye Riol."

    "Goodbye Ezio.


    "I am leaving Ravenholdt my friends."

    "That sounds more permanent then just a mission Ezio."

    "This place is gone. We need to leave here."

    "They will hunt us down and kill us."

    "They will try."

    "They may succeed."

    "Succeed or not there is no more life left for us here. We must push off on our own."

    "To what end?"

    "Doing good. I don't know about you but I'm tired of being the bad guy. The things that we did in Hispania..."

    "We were following orders. We don't know the full story."


    "Would it change anything if we did?"


    "I am very pleased to have you here Lord Ederiz. Your reputation precedes you and I know that you are the man I need to keep the prince safe."

    "You have an amazing city your grace. I will be honored to protect your son. May I ask what threat you believe to be targeting your son?"

    "I'm not going to lie to you..."

    "Ezio, Your Grace."

    "Your a spaniard?"

    "No your grace. I do not know my mother but my father was a Vandal. My father was born in Forks though your grace."

    "Did you ever meet your mother?"

    "My father and mother are both a mystery. I was told by the orphanage that they died in a sickness that swept through the city."

    "I am sorry to bring up terrible memories Ezio."

    "No need to apologize your grace."

    "You asked what the threat I saw to my son was. You asked and I told you that I wouldn't lie to you. I'm paying you to protect my son. I am not paying you to understand my decisions. Is this understood."

    "It is your grace."

    "Something happened several years ago at Gulltown. As a result of this I dealt violently with those involved. My enemies blame me for this. Many of my vassals have come to also share this view. Due to this belief many have turned against me, and I believe because of this they wish to gain revenge through harming William."

    Chapter 9

    Marius Scott

    Chapter Details

    Marius Scott is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is lying in bed watching a sleeping Matilda and smiling thinking how amazing it is to be waking up next to her. Trying to sneak out of bed to get some reading done before she wakes fails when she stirs upon his movement. The two talk, and during this she tells him how she is a light sleeper due to her sister’s sickness growing up. Constantly forced to wake up and make sure her sister was still alive during the worst of her bouts of sickness she says she never got back to sleeping soundly. During this conversation she also talks about her mother’s battles with her own demons implying her mother’s mental illness before she changes the subject and asks Marius about his parents. Marius barely remembers his father who was constantly travelling but what he remembers was his father was a cold man before he eventually left for France and died at the Battle of Lyons. Unlike his father he talks in detail of memories he has of his mother, and as he remembers her death delivering his brother Edric he lets a tear fall which Matilda wipes away before kissing him, and this leads to the two making love.
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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.

    Chapter 10

    Leofrich Nune III.

    Chapter Details

    Leofrich Nune III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he and his men use the cover of darkness to move into Scorpfield Fort using the weakened northern wall. Entering the Fort, they kill several guards and then take control of the gatehouse into the barracks and living quarters leaving the remainder of the garrison still unaware of what was happening. Going into the living quarters and barracks they can overwhelm the garrison killing many but also capturing Dorin Scorpian and several other men at arms. The chapter ends with Leofrich and his men landing their boat at the dock of Castle Dedekind where they are met on the docks by Lord Jamie Dedekind, and his son Dagobert Dedekind II. who welcome him and his men to the castle.
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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.

    • Dorin Scorpian
    • Jamie Dedekind
    • Dagobert Dedekind II.

  • Sack of Scorpfield Fort

  • Chapter 11

    William Lovie III.

    Chapter Details

    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is sitting in the gardens outside the Skytower kissing Rosalie when the two are interrupted by the arrival of Carlisle Cullen, and Kieth Schwartz. The two attempt to send Rosalie away but William resists this and she stays with him as they tell him about the coming Nortburg Tournament. It’s revealed that following the wedding it was William that was shuttled back to Lucerne and has been locked away inside the Tower of Clouds estate with only his friends able to visit him inside. William demands to know where Alice is and as the group is arguing about this its James that comes out of the front gate. William looks to his father and is shocked at his appearance. The last time he saw his father was the day of the incident at the Eye of Lucerne and seeing him again he looks like he’s aged twenty years. The whole group is quiet as James is helped to get over to them with the assistance of two guards under each arm. Alongside the guards he is followed by Aelfwynn Turnidlon, Fabian Klauseburg, who all have an aura of nervousness as they reach William. Carlisle attempts to have James returned to the tower, but James ignores him and tells the guards to sit him down on the bench. After sitting down, he sends everyone away except for Kieth, and William. As Rosalie goes to leave, she gives him a kiss on the cheek, and it makes William feel a sense of safety. The discussion between the three of them does not go well as James reveals several hard truths for William. The first being the fact that Alice has indeed been betrothed to Paulus Yernese and nothing William does will change this fact. The next is that he would not be accompanying them to Nortburg and that Kieth would be his guardian while he was outside of Lucerne. Williams attempts to resist the words of his father lack any real aggression as he is thrown off by how sickly his father appears and having never seen his father looking so close to death, he is unable to quickly adjust. James discusses that at the tournament there will be many girls sent to the tournament as he has made it known that he wants to decide on William’s future bridge and will decide at the tournament based on Kieth’s negotiations. James begins coughing which again puts William in a state of panic as he watches his father break down. The coughing gets bad causing the return of Aelfwynn and Fabian who joined by several guards pick him up and bring him back to the Cloud Tower leaving a shaken William behind. Following this its Kieth that stays behind and talks with William and the two show themselves to be close as despite everything happening William looks at him in a father like way. Kieth tells William to have the servants pack some things for the trip, and he does this following Kieth onto the lift of the Cloud Tower. Kieth commands two servants to accompany them up the lift to assist William and two girls quickly shuffle on to the lift in response. The two go up the lift but Kieth gets off on the fifth floor leaving William to travel further up with only two of his servants with him in the form of Adolfa and Helmgarda. Going up the next fifteen floors on the lift he looks on the two girls who keep their head bowed the entire time up the lift, and William begins to ponder who he is as a person. Thinking back to the peasants on the mountain he realizes that he has been detatched from the common man of Lucerne and decides to be better. William sparks a conversation with the two but only Adolfa pushes past her nerves to speak with William and the two share a laugh as the lift arrives at his floor. Going onto the floor they move past two guards towards his room where Adolfa follows him, while Helmgarda does the same but trails further behind. While discussing the trip to Nortburg its Adolfa that tells William that she overheard discussions to have his friends not accompany him on the trip to Nortburg and hearing this news he thanks her with a kiss and rushes to the lift. Leaving behind Helmgarda, and Adolfa to pack his things he goes back to the lift and prepares to find his friends to bring them back to the tower. Lying to the guards that he is just going to the garden he can escape the tower and get into the garden. Inside the garden he hops the wall and sneaks onto the walls where he uses a rope to climb himself down thinking how this gets easier the taller, he gets. As he reaches the bottom, he pulls the rope with him and then sees Leven sitting down across from him smiling at him. Revealing that she knew he would escape sooner or later she had come here to meet him. Pulling her into a hug he explains what has happened and attempts to take her hand and go and gather the Shadow Council, but she stops him. Telling him that she had been with Aria when guards had come and commanded that she begin packing for the trip. She had then tried to see Jasper and Rosalie but saw guards there as well revealing her attempts to find the Shadow Council had all ended in failure leaving just her not taken away. At Leven’s words he prepares to sneak her inside so that she is not sent away with the rest of his friends. Using the rope, he pulls himself back up and then helps Leven do the same. Going back to the tower he goes inside where he finds the servant clothing, he has hidden for events like this and brings them back outside. Taking them to Leven he gives them to her to change and while at first, he turns away to give her privacy he sees her reflection in a vase. Seeing her body exposed he feels the desire to turn around and touch her skin but controls himself and does not turn around. With Leven pretending to be a servant they go inside returning to the lift and go back to his floor. Arriving at the floor they find his things packed and by the entrance to the lift and no sight of Helmgarda and Adolfa. The guard on duty is Erik Fahnrich who recognized Leven but doesn’t say anything just smiles and lets the two go past him. William wakes up in the morning and finds himself and Leven cuddling in bed together and feeling her skin against him he begins touching her this time unable to control himself. Leven wakes up to this and embarrassed at first to be caught she silences him with a kiss. The kiss becomes heated with the two touching each other but as it risks going somewhere further, he stops them as he becomes ashamed of betraying Rosalie. Leven looks disappointed but smiles at him, and the two get dressed as by this point, they were both naked. Leaving Lucerne with only Leven, and his servents they travel by carriage towards Nortburg with Leven and William sharing the carriage together. During the ride they talk as they always have but things have changed between them as there is a chemistry now there that William resists due to his feelings for Rosalie. Leven does tell William briefly about her time on the road back to Lucerne and hints that she believes Wuldrik Toyne may be her real father.
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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.

    • Fabian Klauseburg
    • Adolfa of Lovie
    • Helmgarda of Lovie

    Chapter 12

    Alice Lovie

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    Alice Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she
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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.

    Chapter 13

    Edward Cullen

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    Edward Cullen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 14

    Wuldrik Toyne

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    Wuldrik Toyne is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is watching the final round of the Tournament of Nortburg when he watches Leven enter the grounds accompanied by the prince and watching his daughter he wants to go to her but is stopped by Er-Khadgar who reminds him that there path is too dangerous to involve her in. Despite the words of Khadgar when he leaves its Wuldrik that approaches Leven who is sitting alone in the royal family booth while William has gone to the bathroom and upon seeing him its Leven that smiles and the two have a nice conversation which only ends with the return of William. Preparing to leave he is stopped by William who invites him to sit with them, and agreeing to this he sits with Leven and William for the final rounds of the Horseshoes event, and has fun spending time with both of them. Wuldrik leaves Nortburg saying goodbye to Leven before he does, and gives her a necklace that he tells her will protect her from dark spirits (he had crafted the necklace with his Magi giving it very strong Magi defensive properties), and leaving the town with Kieth Schwartz, and a group of Circle troops and Magi they return to the capital where Kieth is meeting with Emerich Heldven. Meeting with Emerich its Wuldrik that watches as Kieth gives him authorization as well as funds to finance violence against House Oakheart, and after the meeting Wuldrik attempts to understand what the purpose of this was for, but Kieth refuses to anwser instead sending Wuldrik to Brill to meet with the Jestife's.
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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.

    Chapter 15

    Marius Scott

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    Marius Scott is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 16

    Leofrich Nune III.

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    Leofrich Nune III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is at Castle Ghelen where he and his men are torturing a man named Frederick Noffke of whom they believe was a part of the sack of Nunendorf. After cutting off two of the mans fingers he begins spilling names of men involved in the sack of Nunendorf including the highest ranking name they have heard yet in the form of Landrich Merryjones. Leofrich following this reveals that despite promising to let Frederick go after this reveal he was using manipulation and the man is killed by Leofrich's men as he flees the castle. Leofrich and his men are forced to flee Nunendorf two days after this as a force of the Circle of Magi led by Alester Floren a man who they all fear the skill of, and after thanking Lord Arryk Ghelen and several of his vassals and family for letting them stay they sneak out of the castle through an underground tunnel. Traveling north west of Ghelen they make there way towards Castle Merry where they believe Landrich will be located, and along the way its Leofrich, Manfred, and Gothard that discuss what they know of House Merryjones which details that they are all surprised a house like House Merryjones would be involved in something like this.
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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.

    • Frederick Noffke
    • Manfred Nune-Fin
    • Gothard Nune-Fin
    • Arryk Ghelen
    • Landrich Merryjones

  • Castle Ghelen
  • Castle Merry

  • Chapter 17

    William Lovie III.

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    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 35

    William Lovie III.

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    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 46

    Edward Cullen

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    Edward Cullen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he The chapter ends with the Edward, and Hilary having come to their conclusion of leaving Hogwarts and returning to Lucerne no matter the cost. Believing that they had the violence and death that was the Tri-wizard tournament as enough evidence to make their families understand why they were leaving, they would decide to write a letter home telling their family of their plans.
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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.

    Chapter 47

    William Lovie III.

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    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 48

    Ezio Ederiz

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    Ezio Ederiz is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 51

    William Lovie III.

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    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.

    Chapter 52

    Edward Cullen

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    Edward Cullen is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter with the city of Hogwarts in chaos following the Tri-wizard tournament its Hilary, and Edward that can get out of the city without being stopped making their way out of Hogwarts. They made their way to Fudsatan where the Kirin Tor contingent had retreated to following the destruction of the Portal Network of Hogwarts. Arriving at Fadustan they found the city was crowded as thousands were fleeing into the city from the area trying to escape the roving bands of Death Eaters recruiting and terrorizing the landscape. The Kirin Tor contingent was outside the city in a small camp where they were working to summon the Magical portal that would take them back to Kirin Tor and entering their camp it was Cerin Menathil that greeted them. Cerin agreed that she would take them with her back to Kirin Tor to assist them in returning home, and with this Hilary and Edward went about helping them summon the portal. As they finished summoning the portal it was the Death Eater Cyprus Nightshade that arrived with a group of soldiers from House Nightshade. Cyprus offered the Kirin Tor great treasure and reward if they assisted the Deatheaters in fighting with them in the now expanding civil war. It was Medivh Flowers that would reject this offer sending Cyprus and his soldiers away, and when Cerin asked him why he rejected the offer it was Medivh that told her that you never made deals with demons. The portal was eventually completed, and the group all went through the portal returning to Kirin Tor. Arriving at Kirin Tor the two were amazed at the scope of the city, and despite wanting to stay in Kirin Tor and see what the fortress had to offer they both knew they needed to go home, and thus said goodbye to Cerin and left for Lucerne. Using their Magi abilities, they would fly towards Lucerne using a Kirin Tor flying wagon travelling from Kirin Tor towards Lucerne.  Flying through the day and night the pair would sleep in the wagon as they travelled with wagon travelling automatically to the marker the pair had made north of Brill. Most of the trip the pair is silent as Hilary is deep in reading while Edward is overcome with the trauma of what happened to him in the graveyard. Edward and Hilary stop in Brill first where they meet with Hilary's family of whom have not seen her for many months, and Edward watches as the Swift family is overjoyed to see them. Spending several weeks in Brill its Edward that wants badly to return home but knows that Hilary needs this time with her family and thus doesn’t rush her. During this time its Edward that gets to know Hilary’s sister Taylor Swift of whom has many questions about William, and Edward believing that Taylor is just crushing on the prince tells Taylor things about William which allow Taylor to form an even more close connection with William within the Fade. After two weeks at Brill, they leave Hilary’s family in a tearful goodbye and make their way once more by the wagon to the city of Gulltown where Hilary’s father has arranged for them to travel to Lucerne with House Shephard. The two arrive in Gulltown where they are greeted by several members of House Shephard of whom will be accompanying Edward and Hilary to Lucerne where a member of their family will be going to the school. Moving northward travelling by boat down the Kilgor River, and then moving to the Great Royce River it was the group that made quick movement towards Nortbug where they would then travel by carriage to Lucerne. Edward, Hilary and Claire Shephard arrive at Nortburg and while Claire is greeted by several members of House Shephard and friends at the gates no one is waiting for Edward outside the gates which shocks him and brings about the first pangs of fear about his position returning to Lucerne. Saying goodbye to Claire it is Edward and Hilary that make their way now from Nortburg to Lucerne and arriving at the city they are met by a large shanty town located just off the road. Shocked at so many people homeless Edward is made even more confused when inside the city through the massive tunnel of Lucerne and moving inside the city he can't help but notice it appears more worn down then when he left, and the number of homeless people have gone up immeasurably from when he had left. Traveling to the Lucerne Hold he is once again shocked when he sees the Gate to Lucerne Hold has turned into a fortress and going to the guard there, he is unable to get inside Lucerne Hold as he doesn't have papers proving his residency but is able to convince a guard who he is and the guard leaves to get his father. Sitting together on the ground across from the Lucerne Hold gatehouse Hilary tries to console Edward of whom is coming to quickly understand that things had changed for him, and after an hour his father arrives with several men at arms and Floronius Sentius of whom Edward remembers fondly as a man that raised him far more then Carlisle ever did. Carlisle, and Floronius can get Edward and Hilary through the gate and take them back to the Cullen Estate as despite Edward wanting to see his friends its Carlisle his father who tells them that won't be possible tonight. Arriving home he finds Blake Cullen his twin sister waiting for him, and while at first she appears kind and gentle once Hilary is taken to her room to go to sleep Blake takes Edward outside to the gardens and slaps him the face before the two argue as it is clear that she has a lot of bitterness towards him, and as their argument continues she begins lashing out describing all the cruel feelings of his former best friends and eventually overcome with sadness over what his sister says to him he retreats to his room where he hides himself under the bed. Hiding there he begins crying while realizing that his entire life may have fallen apart and makes a wish for the night that things will get better for him tomorrow. The next morning Edward gets up before his sister can say anything to him and accompanied by Floronius and another man at arm of House Cullen. Edward is alarmed by this, but Floronius tells him that he cannot go out alone right now with the recent riots in Lucerne Proper. The group makes their way towards the Cloud Tower where he is excited but also very nervous to meet his friends again. While walking he and Floronius discuss the riots with Edward learning the situation is as dire as it looked when he entered the city yesterday but when Florononius is pressed on what has caused all this change he gets silent, and Edward doesn't push him. Arriving at the entrance to the Sky Towers Edward once again sees signs of the times as the once lightly guarded walls of the Sky Towers have doubled in height and the number of guards is remarkable. Going to the gate guard he suddenly realizes he is going to struggle to get in without anyone remembering him, but this fear is misplaced when he is recognized by Draco Highmore and brought inside the gates. Edward doesn't have any time to prepare as he finds William, Jasper, Leven, Dylan, and Emmett playing Dopelkaf a card game. The chapter ends with Edward swimming out of the water, and looking for Hostella and Byron he doesn't find either which confuses him but he assumes they went to go and get a drink or food and he sits down and picks up the book that Hostella was reading. His reading is interupted by William and the Shadow council arriving with Byron among them and seeing Byron without

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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.

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    Chapter 55

    William Lovie III.

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    William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
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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.
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