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    - King Aegon II Targaryen (Rider of Sunfyre): LM
    - Ser Criston Cole: Ponti
    - Queen Dowager Alicent Hightower: Lord Dread
    - Prince Aemond Targaryen (Rider of Vhagar): Oz
    - Prince Daeron Targaryen (Rider of Tessarion): Barry

    Blacks
    - Prince-Consort Daemon Targaryen (Rider of Caraxes): Gandalfus
    - Rhaenys Targaryen (Rider of Meleys): Barry
    - Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen (Rider of Syrax): Oz
    - Corlys Velaryon, Lord of Driftmark: Oz
    - Prince Jacaerys Velaryon (Rider of Vermax): Chess
    - Princess Rhaena Targaryen: Xion

    And of course, the Lord Paramounts:
    - House Baratheon of the Stormlands: LW
    - House Tully of the Riverlands: Lord Dread
    - House Arryn of the Vale: Adamat
    - House Lannister of the Westerlands: Chess
    - House Stark of the North: Gandalfus
    - House Tyrell of the Reach: Xion

    Other Claims:
    House Royce: Trot
    House Strong of Harrenhal: LM
    House Corbray: LM
    House Reyne: Barry
    House Rowan: Zeus
    House Blackwood: Chess, Xion
    House Umber: Jokern
    House Hightower: Lord Dread
    House Frey: Aexodus
    Commander of the Goldcloaks: Lilyana Kabal
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    Aegon II Targaryen

    Full Name: Aegon Targaryen, the Second of His Name
    Age: 22 (born 107 AC)
    Marital Status: Married to his sister, Helaena Targaryen
    Children: Jaehaerys (born 123 AC), Jaehaera (born 123 AC), Baelon Waters (Baelon Brightfyre) (born 123 AC), Alyssa Waters (Alyssa Fairfyre) (born 123 AC), and Maelor (born 127 AC)
    Traits (6 points): +3 Personal Combat (+1 from temperament and +1 from Blackfyre), -1 Battles (-1 from temperament), +2 Survival, and +15% Wealth
    Temperament:
    - Ill-Tempered: This character is ornery and seems to explode at the slightest provocation. While they've gotten into enough fights to toughen them up, a person who's as easily baited as a bull that sees red won't make a good commander. +1 Duels, -1 Battles.

    Aegon Targaryen, the Second of His Name, also known as Aegon 'the Elder' and Aegon 'the Usurper,' is the sixth King of the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms. He is the eldest son of Viserys I's second marriage to Helicent Hightower and the second oldest of his living children, the elder being Rhaenyra Targaryen. Aegon resembles his father in appearance, but their personalities are polar opposites. Where his father a cheery and merry ruler, his son is sulky, lazy and gluttonous, who was well known for his sexual appetite. One of his mistresses being a maidservant of his mother, the Dowager Queen. Despite this, Aegon would marry his sister, Helaena, and father three legitimate children. Among other traits, Aegon is cruel, malicious towards his sister and her children, and envious. Perhaps, the only people that the Targaryen ever trusted were his own brothers, Aemond and Daeron. Among his few achievements, however, Aegon II is also known as the rider of Sunfyre the Golden. According to Archmaester Gyldayn, Sunfyre was the most beautiful dragon ever seen upon the earth. Sunfyre had gleaming gold scales, which shone like beaten gold in the sunlight, and pale pink wing membranes. His flames were golden as well. Huge and heavy, Sunfyre was a formidable fighter despite his youth. Sunfyre is indicated on the personal heraldry of Aegon, a gold dragon which replaced the traditional red one.

    After the death of his father, the news of Viserys I's death was hidden so that Aegon may become King. Helicent tried everything before to ensure her son rose to prominence, ever trying to convince Viserys to allow Aegon to marry Rhaenyra, although that would have certainly have been an unhappy marriage. Upon his death, Rhaenyra was still known the lawful heir, even on the will of the late King, but this was changed by the efforts of Ser Criston Cole and the Dowager Queen. After seven days, the news of Viserys's death was known to the realm... as well as the crowning of Aegon, the Second of His Name. This was certainly the final crack that would cause a devastating war between dragons. Aegon would see his reign secured and his enemies destroyed so that a reign of terror and tyranny could begin.
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    Larys Strong
    Full Name: Larys Strong
    Age: 40 (born 91 AC)
    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Children: N/A
    Traits (6 points): +1 Battles, +2 Survival, +1 Assassin, +1 Charisma
    Temperament:
    - Reserved: This character is a stoic who generally keeps to him/herself and exercises strict control over their emotions. While this means they're not likely to make reckless moves in court or on the battlefield, they can come across as unfeeling robots to others. +1 battle rolls, -1 Charisma.

    Larys Strong, also known as Larys Clubfoot for his physical deformity, is the second Lord of Harrenhal, son of Lyonel Strong, and brother of the late Harwin Breakbones. Upon entering King's Landing, the Riverman was named as a Confessor during the reign of Viserys, in the year 120 AC, a position he held for nine years after. This made him a frequent face among the dungeons of King's Landing, performing necessary tortures and examinations of criminals for the sake of extracting information. In 129 AC, he was named Master of Whispers, the same year that Viserys died. Larys would become Lord of Harrenhal when a mysterious fire broke out in Harrenhal, killing his father and older brother. There are many theories surrounding why this happened, a couple of which pin the culprits as Larys and Daemon Targaryen, but nonetheless, he was sworn in as Lord of Harrenhal within a short time. He has remained in King's Landing though, allowing his cousin, Ser Lucas, to rule as Castellan of Harrenhal.

    The Clubfoot is known as a silent and reserved character, speaking only when necessary or during Small Council sessions.





    Robin Strong
    Full Name: Robin Strong, the Knight of Towers
    Age: 40 (born 91 AC)
    Marital Status: Married to Ryella Vance, daughter of the Lord of Atranta
    Children: Harwin Strong (7), Steffon Strong (6) and Benjen Rivers (5)
    Traits (6 points): +2 Battles, +2 Personal Combat, +2 Survival, -1 Charisma, +5% income
    Temperament:
    - Austere: This character disdains pomp and pageantry, instead preferring a plain & simple (the uncharitable might say 'rigidly spartan') lifestyle. +5% income, -1 Charisma.

    Ser Robin Strong is a son of Lyonel Strong's brother, born in the same year of the present Lord of Harrenhal, Larys Clubfoot. Possibly out of mockery towards Larys, Robin is quietly called Robert the Walker, since he is able to utilize healthy legs compared to his cousin. Although, it is known that Robert tends to pace a lot along the battlements of Harrenhal and within her halls, earning him the name Restless Robert. Like most of the Strongs, Robin disdains pomp and pageantry, probably because of the state of Harrenhal and growing up within these dark halls. His rigid lifestyle did not interrupt his marriage life however as Lucas was arranged to marry a daughter of Lord Vance of Atranta, Lady Ryella. She gave him his sons, Harwin and Steffon, before they were followed by the bastard, Benjen Rivers. With Larys rarely at Harrenhal due to his duties in King's Landing, Robin has served as Castellan of Harrenhal.

    Due to his long stewardship of Harrenhal, Ser Robin has earned the title, the Knight of Towers, further solidifying his role as Castellan of Harrenhal.
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    House Tyrell of Highgarden

    Lucia Tyrell, Lady of Highgarden


    Age : 25 (b. 104 AL)
    Titles : Lady of Highgarden, Lady Paramount of the Mander, High Marshal of the Reach, Defender of the Marches, Warden of the South
    Marital Status : Married to Lucifer Oakheart (b. 102 AL)
    Children : Gwin Flowers (b. 120 AL), Sebastion Flowers (b. 121 AL), Lucinda (b. 123 AL), Corenna (b.123 AL), Mylessa (b. 125 AL), Lyonel (b. 128 AL), Matthos (b. 129 AL)
    Traits : +1 Personal Combat, +2 Survival, +1 Wealth, +1 Battles, +1 Charisma
    Temperment :

    Gwayne Tyrell

    Age : 28 (b. 101 AL)
    Titles : Commander of the Order of the Golden Rose
    Marital Status : Married to Elizabel Vywrel (b. 106 AL)
    Children : Alester (b. 122 AL), Leo (b. 125 AL), Elizabel (b. 127 AL), Lorent (b. 128 AL)
    Traits : +1 Battles, +2 Personal Combat, +2 Survival, +1 Charisma
    Temperment : Sanguine
    Confident : This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Raymond Ball

    Age : 42 (b. 87 AL)
    Titles : Marshal of Highgarden, Sworn Sword of Lady Tyrell
    Marital Status : Married
    Children : Florian (b. 109 AL), Selwyn (b. 113 AL),
    Traits : +2 Battles, +2 Personal Combat, +2 Survival
    Temperment : Phlegmatic
    -Reserved : This character is a stoic who generally keeps to him/herself and exercises strict control over their emotions. While this means they're not likely to make reckless moves in court or on the battlefield, they can come across as unfeeling robots to others. +1 battle rolls, -1 Charisma.

    Other Tyrells

    Emphyria Tyrell (b. 104 AL), Lady Tyrell's twin sister
    -Brynden Ashford (b. 100 AL), her husband
    --Garlan (b. 123 AL), Cedric (b. 126), Ravella (b. 128 AL)

    Rohanne Tyrell (b. 110 AL), Lady Tyrell's younger sister
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    Luthor Tyrell (b.80 AL), Steward of Highgarden
    -Harlen (b. 97 AL), Elwood (b. 102 AL), Margaery (b. 113 AL)

    Serala Tyrell (b. 86 AL)
    -Helicent (b. 109 AL), Selyse (b. 114 AL), Carolei (b. 116 AL)
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    PRINCE DAEMON TARGARYEN

    Born 81 AC

    Temperament:
    - Confident: This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Traits:

    +3 Personal Combat (+4 with Dark Sister)
    +2 Battles (+3 with temperament)
    +1 Charisma

    Brides/Paramours:
    Lady Rhea Royce (M. 101 AL, D.115 AL)
    Lady Laena Velaryon (M. 115 AL, D.120AL)
    Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (M. 120 AL - Present)
    Mysaria of Lys (104 AL - Present)

    Children:
    Rhaena Targaryen (B. 116 AL)
    Baela Targaryen (B. 116 AL)
    Aegon Targaryen (B. 120 AL)
    Viserys Targaryen (B. 122 AL)

    The Rogue Prince is both sides of the Dragon, the duality of the Targaryen dynasty made flesh. Wielder of Dark Sister, rider of Caraxes, his ambition is only outgrown by his fierce appetites. Charming and mercurial, spent his youth in the slums of King’s Landing, using his less than savoury connections to his benefit during his notably successful tenure as Commander of the City Watch. His rebellious nature made the loss of his brother's favour inevitable; no longer welcome in King's Landing, he flew south to bring blood and dragonfire to the Stepstones with Corlys the Sea Snake. If he could not have the Iron Throne, he would carve a kingdom out of the islands it overshadowed. After five years of bloodshed and little gain, his interest waned. A brief return to royal favour ended with his exile - he had spent too much time with the Princess Rhaenyra, many whispered - and so he hatched another scheme. Daemon sought to capitalise upon the death of his hated first wife, and though this failed, he was fortunate enough to find a better bride. Laena Velaryon, daughter of the Sea Snake and rider of Vhagar. By her, Daemon became a father, and finally reconciled with his brother… Though he was once again guilty of meddling in the politics of succession.
    As the split between Greens and Blacks began to take shape, Daemon tied himself to Rhaenyra, wedding his daughters to her two of her sons by Laenor Velaryon. Events transpired that would bring them closer still. Laena sadly passed in childbirth trying to give Daemon a son, closely followed by her brother; murdered by a jealous lover, or so the gossips whispered, with the same folk bandying the rumour that it was Daemon himself who paid a handsome purse of gold to the killer. Rhaenyra was now free to marry, and chose the man who had allegedly seduced her all those years ago. Prince of Dragonstone was a title he had long coveted, and by right of his wife he now he could call himself such, much to the chagrin of his brother. By the end of the year they had a son, Aegon, unquestionably Targaryen on both sides. In the years that have followed, tensions between the Greens and Blacks have only increased, and the Rogue Prince has done nothing to soothe these tensions, if anything encouraging his step-sons in their open antagonism of his brother’s Hightower offspring.

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    Ser Otto Hightower
    Full Name: Ser Otto Hightower
    Age: 62 (born 67 AC)
    Marital Status: widowed
    Children: Alicent Hightower (born in 88 AC), Ser Gwayne Hightower (born in 94 AC)
    Traits (6 points): +2 Survival, +1 Duel, +3 Charisma
    Temperament:
    - Meticulous: This character loves to analyze situations down to the last minute before acting. On one hand this means they'll probably have a clear picture going in, on the other their decision-making abilities could easily become paralyzed as they spend too much time analyzing and not enough acting. +1 detection rolls, -5% movement speed.

    Being the father of Alicent Hightower, who would later become queen of Westeros, Jaehaerys I. appointed Ser Otto due to his vast knowledge and learning Hand of the King, where he would rule the kingdom for two years until the death of Jaehaerys and the coronation of Viserys I. . When his daughter Alicent became the spouse of the king, Ser Otto tried to convince Viserys to name Aegon and his siblings heir to the Iron Throne - a demand, which wasn't solely refused, but ended within Otto's demotion so that he had to step down as the Hand of the King. He eventually returned to Oldtown, but returned to the capital in 120 AC, when he was named once more Hand of the King after the demise of his successor. Though the old King wished to name Rhaenyra as his heir, Ser Otto played a crucial role within the Small Council after Viserys' death by crowning his eldest grandson King Aegon II in an act of defiance instead.



    Ser Gwayne Hightower
    Full Name: Ser Gwayne Hightower
    Age: 36 (born 93 AC)
    Marital Status: unmarried
    Children: /
    Traits (6 points): +3 Survival, +2 Duel, +1 Battle
    Temperament:
    - Confident: This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Gwayne Hightower was born as the son of Ser Otto Hightower and brother of Queen Alicent Hightower. Being trained for most of the time on royal court, Gwayne left with his father the royal court, when the King demoted him. Having grown into a fine knight, Ser Gwayne participated within the tourney during 111 AC, but was eventually unhorsed by Ser Criston Cole, Rhaenyra's favorite champion at the time. Things changed for Gwayne, when his father returned to the capital after being promoted to the Lord Hand once more. Partially wished by his father, he eventually joined the ranks of the City Watch, where he eventually rose to the position of second within the command chain. Since then he faithfully served within the ranks of the Goldcloaks.



    Lord Ormund Hightower
    Full Name: Lord Ormund Hightower
    Age: 39 (born 90 AC)
    Marital Status: widowed to Melara Cuy (born 91 AC, died in 119 AC ), married to Samantha Tarly (born in 113 AC)
    Children: Lyonel Hightower (born in 115 AC), Bethany Hightower (born in 116 AC), Martyn Hightower (born in 118 AC), Garmund Hightower (born in 120 AC)
    Traits (6 points): +2 Survival, +2 Duel, +2 Battle
    Temperament:
    - Idealistic: This person is a strong believer in higher ideals and the innate goodness of man. On the one hand they tend to be inspiring and uplifting figures, on the other they can be taken advantage of by those who live well beneath their expectations. +1 Charisma, -1 to rout/assassination/escape rolls.

    As the nephew of Ser Otto Hightower, Ormund was always on good terms with his family in King's Landing, while he fathered four children until the death of his wife in childbed on his own. The ancient Valyrian blade Vigilance was eventually granted to him and would eventually remain in his possession until the current day. Eventually he would marry Samantha Tarly within the same year, Aegon II. was crowned despite her being solely two years older than his eldest son Lyonel Hightower. He had sent his son Martyn eventually as a squire to Lord Redwyne, while Garmund was sent as a page to Highgarden in order to train under his Lord Paramount.
    Ormund is known for being an generous man, as he tends to name persons, he appreciated most often to higher positions. When news of Aegon II. coronation arrived at Oldtown, Lord Hightower wasn't hesitating to swear fealty towards his kinsman.


    The Hightower family

    • Lord Ormund Hightower, Lord of the Hightower, born in 90 AC


    • his first wife Melaria Cuy, born in 91 AC, died in 119 AC
      • his son Lyonel Hightower, born in 115 AC
      • his daughter Bethany Hightower, born in 116 AC
      • his son Martyn Hightower, born in 118 AC
      • his son Garmund Hightower, born in 120 AC


    • his second wife Samantha Tarly, born in 113 AC
    • his uncle Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King, born in 67 AC
      • his daughter Queen Dowager Alicent Hightower, born in 88 AC
      • his son Ser Gwayne Hightower, member of the Goldcloaks, born in 93 AC

    • his cousin Ser Bryndon Hightower, born in 89 AC
    • his cousin Ser Hobert Hightower, born in 70 AC
      • his son Domeric Hightower, born in 101 AC


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    CREGAN STARK, LORD OF WINTERFELL

    Age: 30

    Temperament:
    - Bloodthirsty: This character is hotheaded and loves to jump into fights, lethal or otherwise. This is not something others find endearing off the battlefield, though. +1 Battles, -1 Charisma.

    Traits:
    +3 Personal combat (+4 with Ice)
    +2 Battles (+3 with temperament)
    +1 survival

    Marital status: Widower of Arra Norrey

    Children:

    Rickon Stark (born 126 AC)

    As harsh and bitter as the Winter Kings of yore, Cregan Stark is the latest of the wolf-blooded northmen to hold the seat of Winterfell as Warden of the North. Ambivalent to the conflicts of the southerners, Stark stands aloof and watches as the dragons that brought the realm to heel a hundred years ago prepare to tear themselves apart. Nonetheless, if the North is roused, he will be amongst the first to ride south and redden his sword with the blood of the chosen foe.




    THEON SNOW, BASTARD OF WINTERFELL

    Age: 25

    Temperament:
    - Reserved: This character is a stoic who generally keeps to him/herself and exercises strict control over their emotions. While this means they're not likely to make reckless moves in court or on the battlefield, they can come across as unfeeling robots to others. +1 battle rolls, -1 Charisma.

    Traits:
    +3 Personal combat
    +2 Battles (+3 with temperament
    +1 Assassinations

    Fathered by Cregan's father Rickon on a Ryswell girl, Theon spent his early years fostered at the Rills with his sister Sara. Once Rickon's wife had passed on, he brought the two to Winterfell to be raised with Cregan, who had no full blooded siblings of his own. Lord Stark grew close to his brother and sister, and refused to send Theon to the Night's Watch as many of his father's men advised; instead he has become the most trusted man of his household and captain of his guard.







    Other Members of House Stark
    Sara Snow: Baseborn half sister of the Lord Stark.
    Elric, Brandon, and Benjen Stark: first cousins to the Lord Stark.
    Hother Stark: Second cousin to the Lord Stark.
    Lynara Stark: Second cousin once removed to the Lord Stark.



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    House Rowan
    House Rowan of Goldengrove is one of the most prominent and old families from the Reach, its dominions extending all along its northern borders.The Rowans were made Marshalls of the Northmarch to replace the declining House Osgrey,now their bannermen along with House Webber.They blazon their arms with a golden tree on silver and the words of the house are unknown.

    Lord Thaddeus Rowan, 56


    Lord Thaddeus Rowan is older but in good health. He is a man of strength and poise. He has always been kind to his people and a firm but just leader. He is well respected in the Reach and beyond. He was devastated publicly at the death of his first wife, but to those close to him utility is key. Having many sons to see to the prosperity of his House was a plan from his youth. Now, with more sons than he pays heed to, he must decide which direction his House will go.

    Temperament- Melancholic +1 detection rolls -5% movement speed
    +2 Wealth
    +2 Logistician
    +2 Charisma


    Robert Rowan, 38, Heir to Goldengrove


    Diplomatic and Even keeled. He is the heir to Goldengrove. Some believe that he is only heir by name however, that Mace is the true heir. Roberts demeanor is not brash but lax. He has several good relationships in the Reach but many prefer Mace over him.

    Temperament- Supine +1 Charisma -1 Duel Rolls

    +2 Wealth
    +2 Logistician
    +2 Rearguard



    Lord Gerold Rowan, 28, Lord of Derring Downs


    Brash and unable to discern appropriate danger, he has been the axe of Thaddeus' home defenses and well known for his dealings with any rogues or bandits throughout the Reach. His services are regularly called upon by his Lord and others. He has no quarrels with Robert save for his relationship with Mace. He has admonished Mace's rift with Robert directly to him and they still do not see eye to eye on the subject. He does has a love for drink and while not dull, he can be reckless.

    Temperament- Choleric +1 Battles -1 Charisma
    +2 Battle Roll
    +1 Rearguard
    +1 Logistician
    +2 Personal Combat


    Mace Rowan, 23


    The Second Son of the Second Wife. He is the most like, and most coveted by, Thaddeus Rowan. He is ambitious above his position and maybe the most capable of the lot. His friction with Robert Rowan is no secret. He is a warrior before diplomat but he is a man of vision and purpose. His is not curt nor overly gracious. He is not dull nor sage but possesses an apt military mind. Time will tell if he recognizes his visions.

    Temperament- Sanguine +1 Battle Rolls +1 to rout rolls against
    +2 Battle Roll
    +1 Scout
    +1 Charisma
    +2 Personal Combat
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    Rhaenyra I Targaryen
    -The Realm's Delight-


    Artwork by Oznerol-1516




    Titles: Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms (in pretense).

    Born 97 AC.

    Status: Married, firstly to Laenor Velaryon (died 120 AC), secondly to Daemon Targaryen (born 81 AC).
    Children: Jacaerys Velaryon (born 114 AC), Lucerys Velaryon (born 115 AC), Jeoffrey Velaryon (born 117 AC), Aegon Targaryen (born 120 AC), Viserys Targaryen (born 122 AC).
    Dragon: Syrax.

    Traits:

    • Blood of the Dragon, no common illness can fell her: +3 Survival.
    • The Realm's Delight, raised as Viserys' heiress: +2 Charisma.
    • Princess of Dragonstone: +1 Wealth.


    Temperament:
    Choleric:

    • Ill-Tempered:This character is ornery and seems to explode at the slightest provocation. While they've gotten into enough fights to toughen them up, a person who's as easily baited as a bull that sees red won't make a good commander. +1 Duels, -1 Battles.


    BIOGRAPHY:

    he Realm’s Delight. The eldest surviving child of Viserys I and his first wife, Aemma Arryn. The Princess of Dragonstone and heiress of the realm, because her father wished so. Haughty and imperious, like any other Targaryen, she had been her father’s cupbearer and a dragonrider before the age of ten. At three-and-ten she was disputing with her father’s equally nubile second wife, Alicent Hightower, a quarrel that would embroil each other’s offspring in a bitter feud; something good old Viserys wanted to hear no word about. After a scandal involving her uncle, Daemon, and her sworn sword, Criston Cole, she was promptly married to her cousin, Laenor Velaryon, heir of Driftmark. But his is a sad tale, born to Lord Corlys and Rhaenys, the Queen Who Never Was, Laenor was fated to sire three children and none, have a wife and several husbands, being twice a prospective holder of the Iron Throne but instead dying in a petty dispute in a marketplace. Whatever the story might be, three children were born from their union, Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey, so called for a fallen friend of Laenor’s, the late Joffrey Lonmouth. Venomous tongues spread the tales wide and forth of the children’s paternity, for they were brown of hair and didn’t boast the traits of Old Valyria, but nothing could be ushered below the shadow of the Iron Throne, as long as Viserys ruled and Rhaenyra stood as heir. The three sons thrived in Dragonstone, like young hatchlings, and in little time they all claimed the skies, riding their own dragons, their mounts did much to silence the wrongdoers and the traitors daring enough to doubt their legitimacy.

    When Laenor died, the princess was again a sought match, but against the rules of decency and in a slightly provocative way, Daemon wed and bed her own niece, with Laenor’s memory still lingering in the air, angering his brother the king beyond measure; and what did Lord and Lady Velaryon, former father and mother in law to both of them, is not known. But, nothing could be done, and to save face the marriage was condoned. Two more sons were to be born from this marriage, Aegon, whose name was chosen to spit the Hightower queen’s own firstborn, and Viserys, a shrewd boy who sooner learned to talk than to walk. In time, the princess’ body had withered, grown fleshy and tired from many pregnancies, no longer she was the nimble woman who had men vying for her atentions and dazzled those in court with her beauty. Like her she-dragon, Syrax, she had grown soft and lazy, too accomadating and comfortable. While her yellow dragon slept, chained, in Dragonstone, overfed and rarely mounted, Rhaenyra frolicked with her own uncle and assumed her fate was written in stone. But the differences and rivalry between the so called blacks and greens ran deeper than kindred, and bitterly so.

    With so many sons bearing the blood of the dragon and in posession of Dragonstone -traditional apanage of the heir-, the succession seemed secured, there were no clouds in the sky when the queen entered confinement, to deliver her latest child. But, when she did, her father’s corpse had been festering in a closed chamber for days, and as maggots bursting from his skin, traitors had claimed a Crown that weren’t theirs to claim, and a princeling was proclaimed a king. Aegon the Elder, son of Alicent and Viserys, boasted that the Iron Throne was not Rhaenyra’s to sit, as long as she had brothers of her blood to grace the seat. Hate runs deeper than love and flocks of ravens darkened the skies; drums and the whistling sound of naked steal silenced words of wisdom.
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    Corlys Velaryon

    -The Sea Snake-


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    Titles: Lord of Tides, Master of Driftmark.

    Born 53 AC (76 years of age).

    Status: Married, to Lady Rhaenys Targaryen (born 74 AC).
    Children: Laena Velaryon (born 93 AC and died 120 AC), Laenor Velaryon (born 94 AC and died 120 AC).

    Traits:


    • Old like a mountain, but still in the pink: +3 Survival
    • The Wealthiest Man in the Seven Kingdoms: +3 Wealth


    Temperament:
    Melancholic:

    • Haggler: This character is obsessed with getting the best possible deal for themselves, and ever watchful (even paranoid) for anyone trying to rip them off. This sort of fellow is rarely the sort others like, but none can deny their ability to sniff for gold. +7.5% income and improves loot from raids, -2 Charisma.


    Biography:


    he Velaryons were, undoubtedly, the first house of the realm, for their kindred to the royal line, their wealth and their domain over waves. So many masters of ships had belonged to their family that the office was almost hereditary. The royal fleet, in fact, was mostly comprised of Velaryon ships, built at the extensive shipyards of Hull, in the isle of Driftmark, who had always been their seat. Many consorts had they provided to the line of the Dragons, and Targaryen and Velaryon were closely related, the last and most prominent being the marriage of Rhaenys Targaryen and Corlys Velaryon, a marriage that proved to be undoubtedly fruitful.


    Corlys Velaryon was the Lord of Driftmark, and to him was given the hand of his kinswoman Rhaenys, who before the Great Council of 101 was, by many, considered the heiress of Jaehaerys I, and undoubtedly, the favored claimant by queen Alysanne, who never understood why a woman was to be set aside in favor of a son. Both were of Valyrian blood, but in Rhaenys raged the fires of Baratheon, for her mother had been a daughter of Storm’s End. Two children were born, Laenor and Laena, Valyrian as none other, dragonriders and married to the royal line, Laenor to Rhaenyra and Laena to her uncle, Daemon, the Rogue Prince. Their tales are too long to be retold here, but both died untimely, leaving Rhaenys and Corlys without a clear heir and childless; sad is the fate of the parents who have to burn a child.

    Rhaenys was a fearless dragonrider but, he was a sailor like none other. Corlys was a natural born navigator, who learned to walk in a ship’s deck and who played among ropes and sails as a todler. At young age he captained his own ship and, in due time, he would make Nine Great Travels aboard the most magnificent ship to ever grace the seas, after Lady Farmann’s Sun Chaser -that might or might not crossed the Sunset Sea and circunnavigated the world-, the Sea Snake. Aboard his carrack he crossed every sea known to man and visited all corners of the world, from Yi Ti to Ibben, including Asshai-by-the-Shadow, Leng and the Summer Islands. Every travel he would return with marvels beyond imagination and, during his last travel, he sailed to Qarth, alongside a small fleet, and returned with all ships ladden to the deck with spices, silk, exotic goods and even elephants, which by a single stroke make him the richest man in all Westeros. So great was his wealth that he abandoned Driftmark castle and built the splendid High Tide, a castle of slender towers, of pale stone and silver roofs. At the shadow of its carved walls arose a trading hub of note, Spicetown, where merchants of far and beyond gathered, and where, alas, his heir had to meet a sad end, murdered by his alledged lover. In fact, so much trade flowed into Driftmark, at the mouth of the Gullet, that King’s Landing trade was diminished by a good share.

    A long time had passed since his last travel, but Corlys was no less the man he had been years prior, he was the fabled Sea Snake, adventurer and man of reknown, whose life was written down by maesters at the Citadel and whose travels were sung in hamlets and villages all across the Narrow Sea. And now, at the juncture of eventful years, he clinged to life like a sailor in a shipwreck, but still as resolute as ever. Once gold and silver woven together, his hair was now more white than anything, but neither his wits nor his strenght were diminished. His were the seas and the tides, and his would be the blood that would one day mount the Iron Throne, in a way or another. Some would say that Laenor fathered no sons, but that was not spoken in Driftmark, for the alternative was too shameful to bear and none dared to say as much in front of Corlys. Moreso, peace of mind was reached when both Jacaerys and Lucerys were betrothed to their cousins, Rhaena and Baela, twins of Daemon Targaryen and his second wife, Laena, and thus, undoutedbly of Corlys' line.
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    Prince Daeron Targaryen


    Age: 15 (born 114 AC)

    Temperament: Idealistic - This person is a strong believer in higher ideals and the innate goodness of man. On the one hand they tend to be inspiring and uplifting figures, on the other they can be taken advantage of by those who live well beneath their expectations. +1 Charisma, -1 to rout/assassination/escape rolls.

    Traits:
    +2 Personal Combat
    +2 Charisma (+1 skill point, +1 from Temperament)
    +1 Battles
    -1 Rout, Assassination and Escape rolls

    Dragon: Tessarion

    Daeron is the youngest son of the late King Viserys I, born to his second wife Alicent Hightower, and perhaps the only one of the three Hightower-blooded dragon-princes to have inherited much of their father's generosity and compassion. As a child he was kind, helpful and guileless where his brothers were by turns apathetic and malicious, and they would not include him on their darker pranks and games for (completely justified) fear that he'd ruin their plans and rat them out. As he grew into his teenage years Daeron has become not only classically handsome but chivalrous, courteous and clever too, so much so that he is considered to by far be the most pleasant of the Targaryen-Hightower brothers. He got along best with his big sister Helaena, a similarly pleasant and happy girl in her youth who grew up to become more like their father in both looks and personality than either of the brothers closest to her in age.

    That said, despite the vast differences between his personality and those of his brothers - the lazy, sulky and gluttonous eldest brother Aegon and the actively cruel and hostile middle child Aemond - Daeron firmly stands with them against their common enemy, their elder half-sister Rhaenyra Targaryen and her own family. Not even sharing a wet-nurse with their oldest nephew Jacaerys Velaryon, Rhaenyra's eldest, at the order of King Viserys could staunch the heat of the rivalry between the green and black princelings from a young age, and as he aged Daeron came to share his brothers' and mother's belief that Jacaerys and his full brothers were actually the bastard spawn of Ser Harwin Strong. With the death of their father and his brother's coronation over Rhaenyra, the young Daeron finds he has little choice but to dance the deadly dance of dragons alongside his maternal kin; a dance in which he fortunately already has his own dragon in the resplendent Blue Queen, whom he bonded with when he was but six years of age.

    At the age of twelve, Daeron was sent to Oldtown where he served as cupbearer and squire to Lord Ormund Hightower, his mother's cousin.

    Rhaenys Targaryen, the Queen That Never Was


    Age: 55 (born 74 AC)

    Temperament: Confident - This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Traits:
    +3 Battles (+2 default, +1 from temperament)
    +3 Personal Combat
    +1 Scout
    +1 Rout

    Dragon: Meleys

    Rhaenys is the oldest Targaryen still alive, and as the only child of Prince Aemon Targaryen and his wife Jocelyn Baratheon, she represents the last of the senior Targaryen line descended from Jaehaerys the Conciliator. It was on the latter count that she was twice considered a potential heiress to the Iron Throne, in 92 AC when her father predeceased her grandfather and again nine years later when a Great Council was called to determine who should succeed that same grandfather on account of his chosen heir, his second surviving son Baelon, also dying before him. Both times Rhaenys' succession rights were denied, for old King Jaehaerys and the realm alike preferred a male successor: the former named her uncle Baelon his heir over her, and the latter chose Baelon's eldest son Viserys over both her and her son, Laenor Velaryon. It would seem that the Seven Kingdoms had set a precedent of purely agnatic primogeniture, having cut out both a female claimant and a male born of a female claimant out of the succession.

    If she was furious or bitter about the repeated insults, Rhaenys showed little of it, instead publicly busying herself on Driftmark with her husband Corlys Velaryon, soon to become the richest man in Westeros. Having exhausted all legal appeal, she conceded defeat and accepted Viserys as King, and she was more heartbroken over the deaths of her children - Laenor and Laena - than she was about her missing the chance to sit atop the Iron Throne. That her other cousin Daemon married the Princess Rhaenyra, Laenor's widow and her former daughter-in-law, so soon after the former's death must have rankled her even further. Their premature deaths burned out much of the wild Baratheon joy within her, leaving only a ferocious intensity: it's said that even at fifty-five, she is as fierce and fearless as she had been at twenty-two. All that remains of her legacy now are her granddaughters Rhaena and Baela, both of whom she loves more dearly than her own life.

    Only the gods know what she was thinking when her cousin Viserys violated the precedent set by the same Great Council that enthroned him over her by insisting that his daughter Rhaenyra should succeed him, and doubly that, what made her stick with the Black cause which upheld her claim to the Iron Throne. Perhaps she only did so out of obligation to her husband, who after all is one of Rhaenyra's primary backers? May it be the case that she shared her Black relations' distaste for the nakedly ambitious Hightower faction? Or perhaps she sees herself in Rhaenyra, save doubly wronged for having been named heiress before being usurped by her half-brother, and hopes that she can help this younger woman succeed where she failed in becoming the first female monarch of Westeros. Whatever her motives, the Queen That Never Was now fights for the Realm's Delight, and brings with her the formidable Red Queen Meleys - a great scarlet dragon that once belonged to her aunt Alyssa, old and powerful, a veteran of battles in the Narrow Sea.

    House Reyne


    The scarlet-haired and grey-eyed Reynes are an ancient house of First Man origin, who once ruled as kings from their subterranean seat at Castamere and grew rich from their silver mines just as the Lannisters did from their gold. Their petty-kingdom was absorbed into the Kingdom of the Rock when Loreon I Lannister married the daughter of the last Reyne king many thousands of years ago, and since then the Red Lions have served - at times faithfully, at times less so - beneath their Golden cousins as the second most powerful house in the Westerlands. Fortunately for the Lannisters, as of the time of the Dance of the Dragons, the former is true, as the house is presently led by a cautious and quiet old man in the Grey Lion.

    The Reynes' house words are Second to None.

    Lord Reynard Reyne, the Grey Lion


    Age: 60 (b. 69 AC)
    Spouse: Melara Sarsfield (age 57, b. 72 AC)
    Temperament: Reserved - This character is a stoic who generally keeps to him/herself and exercises strict control over their emotions. While this means they're not likely to make reckless moves in court or on the battlefield, they can come across as unfeeling robots to others. +1 battle rolls, -1 Charisma.

    Traits:
    +3 Battles (+2 base, +1 from temperament)
    +2 Logistician
    +2 Rearguard
    -1 Charisma

    Ser Ronnet Reyne


    Age: 37 (b. 92 AC)
    Spouse: Jeyne Tarbeck (age 33, b. 96 AC)
    Relationship to lord: Son
    Temperament: Ill-Tempered - This character is ornery and seems to explode at the slightest provocation. While they've gotten into enough fights to toughen them up, a person who's as easily baited as a bull that sees red won't make a good commander. +1 Duels, -1 Battles.

    Traits:
    +4 Personal Combat (+3 base, +1 from temperament)
    +2 Scout
    +1 Battles (+2 base, -1 from temperament)

    Rolland Reyne, squire to Lord Paramount Jason Lannister


    Age: 16 (b. 113 AC)
    Spouse: N/A
    Relationship to lord: Grandson through Ronnet
    Temperament: Confident - This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Traits:
    +3 Battles (+2 base, +1 from temperament)
    +2 Personal Combat

    Other Reynes
    Melara Reyne, née Sarsfield, Lord Reynard's wife, age 57
    Reyna Reyne, now Lannister, wife of Tyland Lannister and daughter of Lord Reynard, age 41
    Jeyne Reyne, née Tarbeck, Ser Ronnet's wife, age 33
    Damion Reyne, son of Ser Ronnet, age 15
    Jeyne Reyne, daughter of Ser Ronnet, age 12
    Roelle Reyne, daughter of Ser Ronnet, age 11
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    Aemond Targaryen

    -One-Eye-


    Titles: Prince of the Seven Kingdoms.

    Born 110 AC.
    Status: Unmarried, unbetrothed.
    Children: None.
    Dragon: Vhagar.

    Traits:

    • The Blood of Old Valyria: +2 Survival.
    • Merciles and Bloody: +2 Battles.
    • Quick in wrath, sharp steel: +2 Personal Combat.


    Temperament:
    Choleric:

    • Bloodthirsty: This character is hotheaded and loves to jump into fights, lethal or otherwise. This is not something others find endearing off the battlefield, though. +1 Battles, -1 Charisma.



    Biography:

    There’s a price to pay for many things in life, some are costlier than others and a few are an even deal. When a dagger was unsheathed, an eye lost but a dragon gained, Aemond called it a fair bargain. Unridden since the death of Laena Velaryon, Vhagar was the grandest of all dragons, the most grizzled, dangerous being in the known world. But, the night he lost an eye to a brown-haired bastard, Aemond Targaryen, secondborn child of Alicent Hightower and King Viserys I, also gained the most fearsome mount known to man since Belarion the Black Dread passed away. In time, a zaphyre would fill the empty, scarred socket, giving its holder a second, faux eye, an eerie sight that would remind everyone that the prince was more than willing to shed blood, his or another’s, to gain whatever he wanted. Undoubtedly, Aemond was the most vindictive, proud, wrathful and unruly of Queen Alicent’s sons, and there was none most willing to inflict pain upon his own blood, for he saw in Rhaenyra nothing but a wanton pretender and in her children, baseborn bastards. Since her children and his own siblings were kids the rivalry was obvious, plain to see, but after he lost his eye there is nothing remaining but sheer animosity between the Targaryen prince and his nephews. He clearly disregards the will of his own father as something foolish, but that is something not said aloud in Viserys’ court, for even if amiable the King tolerates no questioning towards his daughter’s status as heiress.

    He is a rather tall young man, but probably cannot be considered a dashing prince, for he is bony and sour, angry and bitter, with a sharp aquiline nose and high cheekbones. His remaining eye is purple, but so dark as to almost appear black. He has himself in very high regards and amazingly so, he’s closest in temper to one of the men he hates most, Daemon, the Rogue Prince, his uncle and brother-in-law. Aemond has ridden for many years the green dragon Vhagar, a beast of enormous size and unmatched ferocity -it is said a mounted knight could ride down her gullet-, the prince takes great pride in riding the sole remaining dragon among the mounts of Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters. Vicious, hoary and brutal, the she-dragon is a good match for her rider, and every inch as unforgiving.

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    Benedict Corbray
    Full Name: Benedict Corbray
    Age: 46 (born 83 AC)
    Marital Status: Married to Lanna Breakstone, sister of Lord Breakstone
    Children: Leowyn Corbrary (30), Corwyn Corbray (27), and Polianne Corbray (23) (Married to Joffrey Arryn)
    Traits (6 points): +1 Battle, +1 Personal Combat, +1 Survival, +10% Wealth, +1 Charisma
    Temperament:
    - Upbeat: Nothing seems to get this character down. They're perpetually smiling and looking on the bright side of even the darkest developments, truly the kind of optimism that can be infectious...or delusional, if the situation is bad enough. +1 to surviving non-battle death rolls, -1 to post-battle rolls (captivity, death, wounding).

    *Leowyn has three children: Qyle (9), Kalyra (6), and Gwayne (2)

    Lord Benedict Corbrary is the present lord of Heart's Home, a holding within central Vale and North of the Eyrie. In ancient times, the Corbrays were an Andal family that conquered the Fingers and claimed the title, Lord of the Five Fingers, before later becoming King of the Five Fingers. One of the deadliest knights of the Seven Kingdoms, during the reign of Aegon I, was Ser Gawen Corbray, who served as master-at-arms for Maegor the Cruel. They are a well-known house within the Vale, as not only sworn lords of House Arryn, but also the wielders of Lady Forlorn, a Valyrian Steel sword that has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel and has a smokey-grey blade.

    Benedict was one of the many who swore allegiance to Rhaenyra when Viserys sought to make her his heir to the throne before Aegon was even before. As a gesture of his continued faith in her, Lord Corbray sent his able son, Corwyn, holder of Lady Forlorn, to serve her in Dragonstone as a sworn sword of her court. When news came of Aegon's usurpation, he hoped that the Vale, ruled by Rhaenyra's relative, would join her. Even if the Vale did not, Lord Corbray knew he would join her nonetheless.



    Corwyn Corbray
    Full Name: Corwyn Corbray
    Age: 27(born 102 AC)
    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Children: N/A
    Traits (6 points): +3 Personal Combat (+1 for Lady Forlorn), +2 Survival, +3 Charisma (+1 Charisma from Temperament)
    Temperament:
    - Idealistic: This person is a strong believer in higher ideals and the innate goodness of man. On the one hand, they tend to be inspiring and uplifting figures, on the other they can be taken advantage of by those who live well beneath their expectations. +1 Charisma, -1 to rout/assassination/escape rolls.

    Corwyn Corbrary is the second son of Lord Benedict of Heart's Home. When he was younger, his father took note of his son's skill with a blade and knew he was destined to one day wield the sword, Lady Forlorn. When his second son was knighted, the ancestral sword would be granted to him as a boon, a sign of his father's favor. In 120 AC, Corwyn would join the court of Rhaenyra as a sworn sword, witnessing events that forever changed the future of the Lady of Dragonstone. He is a strong believer in Rhaenyra, knowing that she is the destined heir of Viserys and the Iron Throne. When Aegon usurped the throne, however, Corwyn flew into a rage over this blatant seizure of power. No matter what, he would fight Lady Rhaenyra's enemies and see her placed upon the Iron Throne.
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    THE DARKLYNS OF DUSKENDALE

    SHADOW WILL FALL

    History and Lore



    The Shadow-Cloaked?

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    An ancient and noble lineage, the Darklyns of Duskendale trace their ancestry back to the Age of Heroes, when the world was young and the Children and giants still dwelt in the woods. According to the family's traditions, runestones and ballads, the house's founder, known only as the Darklyn (or sometimes called the Shadow-Cloaked, Lord of the Dusk or Nightwalker, depending on the story), fought with the league of First Men against the Others and their minions in the Long Night, rising to lead his folk in the darkest hour of the day, before shadow fell over the lands and the Long Night reigned supreme. The tales claim that the first Darklyn, in alliance with the rest of the First Men, vanquished the Others and sent his brothers to man the Wall and become one of the first brothers of the Night's Watch. The final defeat of the White Walkers is known in Darklyn lore as the Shadowfall and the old family counted the years from then on, nearly eight thousand years ago. Victorious, the Shadow-Cloaked returned to his home and raised the Dun Fort in the fertile Duskendale; the port town that took the valley's name would grow around the fortress, under the protection and rule of the lords of the Dun Fort. As such, although the family has since converted to the Seven, the blood of the First Men runs thick in their veins.

    Following the Shadow-Cloaked's demise, his descendants reigned from the Dun Fort as the self-styled Shadow Kings, ruling over the Dusklands and the fertile fields, limestone hills and chalk cliffs within. For thousands of years the Darklyns ruled as kings, their domains occasionally extending from Cracklaw Point to the mouth of the Blackwater. When the Andals crossed the sea, King Darroch VII Star-Breaker (for Darroch is the most traditional of the Darklyn names, honoring their progenitor's son and successor) met the Andal warlord Togarion Bar Emmon in battle and broke him against the chalk cliffs, sending him running away to the other side of Blackwater Bay, untouched by the shadow. For generations, the Shadow Kings defended their lands and kept to the old ways and the nameless gods of the forest, until King Darroch IX the Open-Armed invited Andal sellsails and warlords to settle the Dusklands and swear him fealty, in exchange for their service and loyalty in war against the Merling King. One agreement led to another, and soon enough the Andals became major landowners and bannermen to the Shadow Kings. The first of the old houses to convert were the Hollards of Three Crowns, the Darklyns' eldest friends, and it was through them that the Faith came to the Dusk Court, first through Shadow Queen Jeyne Hollard, and then though her son, Petyr III the Pious, who converted and built the Dusk Sept in the city.

    The lords of Darklyn house haven't had their crown for centuries, first briefly bending the knee to the Andal warlord Carrick Cargyll after Shadow King Sebastion Darklyn and ten thousand men vanished in the bogs of Cracklaw Point, and then to the Kings of the Trident, when Benedict II Justman defeated the Shadow King's hosts in battle and won the surrender of his wife. Duskendale intermittently changed hands between the Kings of the Trident, the Storm Kings and the Iron Kings, with times of independence until a greater foe came knocking. One such time were the days of the Second Kingdom, when Teague authority in the Riverlands collapsed and Duskendale was one of the many petty kingdoms which arose as the Teagues faltered. The Darklyns' pride was in their lineage and lands, however, not their titles and crowns, and they pragmatically changed allegiances when the situation demanded. The strong walls of the Dun Fort made storming the castle undesirable, and allowed the Darklyns to keep their domains for as long as they did, cautiously playing one foe against the other and bending the knee, for the sake of their own survival. Since the Conquest, the Darklyns have been one of the dragonlords' most loyal bannermen. No other house has provided more Kingsguards or court officials, and the Darklyns have risen high in the Red Keep.

    The Darklyn words are Shadow Will Fall, an ominous warning of the times to come that has also been used by lords and kings of the house to intimidate their foes. Unlike other noble houses, the Darklyns claim no elaborate sigil of their own, instead preferring the gold and black pattern. They claim themselves the shadow, and the shadow consumes all. Sons and daughters of the house place great importance in family, and it can be said that at least half of Duskendale has Darklyn blood running in their veins.


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    Shadowcats once prowled in the Duskendale during the Age of Heroes, before being hunting to extinction by men. Sometimes these great feline beasts are mentioned as companions, spies and even as fighters in battle to the Shadow Kings of old. Even nowadays shadowskin cloaks are highly valued luxuries in the Dun Fort.


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    Shadow Will Fall: Identity and Eternal Return

    Beyond a doubt, Shadow Will Fall, the Darklyn words since times immemorial, are one of the most ominous house words in the Seven Kingdoms. They have often been compared to the better known Stark words, Winter is Coming, and not without reason. They are both warnings of dire times to come, as well as the implication of a threat to their house's enemies. Northerners, however, are always more literal and straightforward than the Andals and First Men south of the Neck, lacking the refinement and prosperity of the spring and summer courts. Their simplicity is mirrored in the bluntness of their words - clear for all to hear and see. By contrast, the Darklyn words take a more enigmatic form, and are open to multifaceted interpretations. What is the Shadow? Where will it fall? What does its fall mean? As the Starks are winter's personification, is the Shadow to be understood in correlation with the Darklyns?

    Perhaps other similarities between House Stark and House Darklyn may shed further light upon the subject. They are both ancestral houses of the First Men and of royal blood. They were both founded in the Age of Heroes, immediately after the Long Night, as it is told. Their founders were both engaged in the mythical war against the Others and their minions, although they played different roles. Whereas much is known of the lauded Brandon the Builder, the great conciliator who raised Winterfell and the Wall, little and less has been passed down about the Shadow-Cloaked himself, and even then the Darklyn chronicles are unreliable. He is a figure clouded in mystery; what is told is that he struggled throughout the Long Night, but he either did not outlive man's victory for long, or was incapable of assuming a position of leadership, for it is his son Darroch who is recorded as the first Shadow King and lord of the Dun Fort. The parallels between the two families are such that Darklyn lore claims their ancestral home and stronghold - the Dun Fort - was itself raised by Bran the Builder. Naturally, it is an unlikely claim, as was Durrandon's bravado over his assistance in constructing Storm's End, or the Reachman allegation regarding his ancestry and Brandon of the Bloody Blade. Nevertheless, the mere fact that such a claim exists in Darklyn lore points to the unusual similarities between both of the ancient houses of First Men royalty.

    The most acute resemblance, however, must be their mutual fascination with the changes of the seasons, especially the grim passage from autumn to winter. Indeed, it is true that Shadow Will Fall can be understood as synonymous with the Starks' gaunt words. The reasoning behind the Starks' special relationship with winter is obvious; unfortunately, the Darklyns' is less so. Paradoxically, the coming of winter is far more ritualized in millennial ceremonies at Duskendale than it is in the North, where it is only heralded by the Feast of the Last Harvest. Once again, Northern simplicity is obfuscated by southern courtly refinement. No more than a week after the white raven arrives from the Citadel, a ceremony known as the Changing of the Blades takes place at Duskendale. Accordingly, the lord of the Dun Fort and his family leave their seat at twilight under candlelight, leading a procession through the city streets to the Dusk Sept. There, the old blade of the Darklyn ancestral sword Last Light is exchanged with a new, specially forged blade, blessed by the Dusk Septon to be given to its wielder, the lord of the Dun Fort. The Darklyn patriarch, then, is prepared to face the coming winter with the regeneratedLast Light, even as all candles are put out at once, signaling the season's change.

    The Darklyns' relationship with the seasons does not end there. On the contrary, it can be argued that the house's entire imagery and symbology may be understood in the light of the seasons, in particular the dichotomy between summer and winter. At first glance, the Darklyns seem bound to the sunset, a time of the day as any other. The imagery is glaring; their family sword named Last Light, their distinct gold-and-black family sigil, the very name of their seat, lands, sept and court, all referring to the dusk, and of course their former royal title of Shadow Kings. If the dusk is to be comprehended as the time of the day when shadows reign supreme, the Darklyns were the kings of the dusk. We must not abandon our thoughts here, however - the twilight is the interval between the day and night. Thus, the Darklyns stand eternally between day and night, light and dark… summer and winter? They are not entirely one and nor the other, but thrive where light and darkness meet: the shadow. The various allegories of day and summer, and night and winter, common all across Westeros, find their epitome in Dusker masonry. Must the Shadow Kings be understood as the guardians of summer, the masters of autumn, who watch out for the shadow's fall and the winter that comes with it, then? It is likely.

    Yet what made the changing of the seasons so special and unique to the Darklyn monarchy? After all, it is known that the event remembered as the Long Night plagued all of Westeros some eight thousand years ago, and many are the houses of ancient First Men blood that claim themselves heirs from the great and legendary heroes from that time. Why does the Long Night play such an unusually large role in the Darklyn mythos, when there are only few houses which draw their identity and legitimacy from the milder southern winters? Naturally, there are several possible explanations. One of the boldest was Archmaester Thurgood’s, who claimed that the Darklyns, like the Blackwoods, were of Northern stock themselves and thus had been shaped by Northern winters, although that is firmly denied in their family traditions. Others suggest that winters along the Blackwater Bay used to be much harsher than they are now, pointing at travelers calling the lands of House Darklyn the “lands of the eternal shadow”, even though that is quite an unfounded conclusion, given what is known of Darklyn imagery. We propose another way, one that does not seek a correlation between strict weather and the Darklyn mythos, for there is little evidence of dramatic weather changes across the millennia around Blackwater Bay, and none which could hint at House Darklyn’s Northern heritage. Instead, it can be argued that the Darklyns were one of the few southern houses which built their dynasty upon the ideological legacy of the Long Night, a unique aspect of the family which can be traced to two causes: the role of its founder in the mythical war against the Others and the early organizational structures of the first lords of the Dun Fort and Shadow Kings, and the constant presence and threat of an enemy deemed to be supernatural, which fed the salvationist character of the Darklyn monarchy.


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    Last Light, ancestral blade of House Darklyn. The crossguard is shaped in the likeness of an orchard, which symbolizes life, fertility and prosperity in the Dusklands

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    All the Great Houses of Westeros have their origin tales. The Lannisters take pride in being descended from a legendary trickster who outwitted all his foes and stole sunlight to bathe his hair and home in gold. The Durrandons (and later the Baratheons) claimed themselves defiers of the gods and the destructive forces of nature, so much that they named themselves Kings of the Storm. The Gardeners, on the other hand, highlighted peace and plenty, personified in the quasi-divine figure of Garth the Greenhand, who provided wheat and water to the Reach and fertility for their women. All were tales and myths to justify their house’s rule over their lands and people, and for House Darklyn it could not be any different. Having originated from the loins of the mysterious and obscure Shadow-Cloaked, the struggles during the Long Night were intrinsic to the house since its inception. The Shadow King was the chosen man to lead his subjects throughout the long nights to come. Where others withered under the shadow, the Darklyns were the shadow and would thrive in its darkness, for they wielded Last Light and accepted the shadow’s cold embrace. The ancestral ceremony of the Changing of the Blades was a permanent and cyclical eternal return to when the progenitors of House Darklyn had first decided to stand up against the Long Night (and, supposedly, the Others), a return from the onlookers’ profane time to the sacred and eschatological time of the Age of Heroes, where their people’s groundroots lied. For the Dusklanders, this mythical eternal return was only achievable through harmony with House Darklyn and their constant certitude that shadow would fall, as expressed in the Darklyn words. Not even the arrival of the Faith of the Seven was able to dissipate the power of this collective ceremony of eternal return; instead, the Shadow Kings merely adapted the religious ceremony to their new religion of state. Henceforth, the Changing of the Blades would take place in the Dusk Sept, for all the city to see, even though the starting point of the ceremonial procession never ceased being the Dun Fort godswood. Therefore, the Darklyn mythos must not be understood as a reaction to the imaginary rigors of a Northern or Blackwater winter, but as cyclical and seasonal eternal returns to the Age of Heroes and the Long Night which made the Darklyns the bridge between the profane and the sacred, and thereby between summer and winter.

    Ideology and Salvationism

    Whereas the paradigm of eternal return may comfortably explain the conditions in whichShadow Will Fall arose, it may prove insufficient to justify its perpetuation and certainly unable to fully explain the Darklyn salvationist monarchy, i.e. the ideology that expanded the lord of the Dun Fort’s eschatological place beyond his role in the ceremonies of eternal return, towards the future. Accordingly, the fate of the Dusker folk relied entirely upon House Darklyn’s continued rulership over the Dusklands; their fall was nearly inconceivable and often compared to a potential collapse of the steadfast White Cliffs, which rose along the coast between Duskendale and Cracklaw Point and were often deemed to be the Dusker folk’s principal protectors. Naturally, the folk mythology surrounding the White Cliffs is always related to the cliffs’ position as a shield against invaders from the sea, whether they were pirates, slavers, Andals… or more sinister enemies, arising from the deep.

    Legends of merlings and sea creatures are to be found everywhere in Westeros, and even across the Narrow Sea in the Free City of Lorath and the far-flung Thousand Islands. Maester Theron’sStrange Stonepostulates that those Deep Ones, as he names them, were a “queer, misshapen race of half men sired by creatures of the salt seas upon human women”. They were credited with the religion of the Drowned God and even with great works as the black oily stone fortress below the High Tower on Battle Island and the Seastone Chair in the Iron Islands. The Narrow Sea is far from devoid of legends of its own. Stories of sightings are a constant presence at every harbor, Sistermen pray to hazy watery deities and even the Durrandons claim ancestry from Elenei, a princess of the seas. Most significantly, in Blackwater Bay the Velaryons affirm that their high seat, the Driftwood throne, was a gift from the Merling King to their house.

    Unsurprisingly, merlings also feature in the old Darklyn ballads and runestones, but to a far greater extent than perhaps any other house of the First Men. The Merling King, also called the Fisher King, often appears as a deadly antagonist to the brave Shadow Kings before the Andal conquest, who supposedly single-handedly built the White Cliffs with spell-forged chalk by themselves, as the Starks had raised the Wall, to protect the shores against their legendary Enemy. Indeed, the Darklyns often found themselves at costly wars against the Deep Ones, although they were likely only slavers and pirates who settled the Blackwater islands before the coming of the Targaryens, or perhaps even early Andal raiders who sought conquest across the Narrow Sea. In Darklyn mythology, however, the Deep Ones are remembered as just that: sea monsters and demons who rose from the deep during the night and stole away women and children to join their inhuman ranks. It is said and often accepted, even by the most rational maester of the Citadel, that magic was once a force to be reckoned with in the world, but that it is now gone forever. Could it be that the legend of the Deep Ones is grounded on reality, as Maester Theron suggests? It is possible, for a maester can never deem anything impossible in the pursuit of knowledge, but I must say it is highly unlikely. Pirates, slavers and even Andals would have made the coast of the Dusker kingdom a dangerous place to live. The Darklyn realm was a wealthy and peopled land, unlike barren Dorne, and the waters of Blackwater Bay were inviting to seafarers, very much the opposite of the tumultuous Stormlands. Moreover, the islands of Driftmark and Dragonstone provided ideal strongholds for both pirate kings and slavers. Unfortunately for the Duskmen, they were the first line of defense against them and must have suffered accordingly.

    Whichever is the truth regarding the Deep Ones and their leader the Merling King, what matters the most is that they were conceived as supernatural enemies by the Shadow Kings and their subjects. The constant menace favored the eternal return of the Changing of the Blades in the Great Feast of Dusk on the Dales, for it re-inserted the Duskmen and the Darklyns in a time in which they had fought and vanquished the Others themselves; the struggle against the Merling King was a ritual of eternal return in itself, which conditioned the consolidation of the Darklyn identity on ideas of summer and winter, sacred and profane, light and dark and the shadow that lies in between. Their combination into one all-encompassing and mutually feeding ideology permitted the Darklyns not only their continued identification with the shadow, the last boundary between summer and the Long Night, but also essentially allowed them to construct what was a salvationist monarchy in its core. The Shadow King was the savior of the Dusker folk with the combination of his roles as the guardian and caretaker of the eternal returns, linking past and present, and the shield which guarded the realm’s future against the unholy Deep Ones.

    It is no coincidence that one of the last mythical mentions of the Deep Ones and the Merling King in Darklyn lore is dated to the ill-fated reign of Shadow King Darroch IX the Open-Armed, who granted Andal sellsails and sellswords land in the Dusklands in exchange for their service against the Merling King, and thus paved the way for Petyr V’s conversion to the Faith of the Seven a few generations later. Although the Darklyns would name many of their overseas enemies the Merling King in the following millennia, none carried the same dreaded and supernatural weight as the Merling King of the Deep Ones. These were only human foes, who bled and died as anyone else. Perhaps the invocation of this ancient enemy was no longer necessary with Petyr V’s conversion to the Faith of the Seven and the incorporation of the Changing of the Blades into its religious liturgy and eschatology; new legitimacy mechanisms were made possible through the new religion to justify the Darklyn monarchy that were more adapted to the new age the Duskmen lived in. The Deep Ones would never be forgotten in Dusker lore and legend, and neither would the Darklyn monarchy be stripped of its salvationist character, but they were relegated to little more than myth and hearth tales, as the Others before them. Their disappearance can be credited to the new needs and demands of the Andal age… then again, who is to say that they were not simply eradicated by the alliance of Andals and First Men inaugurated by Darroch IX? Sadly, the truth is lost to time.


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    Deep Ones?


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    State of the Family

    The Mistress-Under-the-Shadow, {Lady DEVORGUILLA DARKLYN} (72-128), former Lady of the Dun Fort and Crackclaw Point, Defender of Duskendale, Wardeness of the White Cliffs and Protector of the Eldest Child of the Sunrise Sea, a formidable woman and reigning lady known in her time as THE GREAT LADY, once married to the late Ser Steffon Hollard, and their children:


    • MELUSINE DARKLYN (b. 89 AC), a formidable woman in her own right named after a Shadow Queen of old, once intended as a potential second bride for King Viserys, now bitterly married to Lord Butterwell of Esgaroth, with whom she has issue,
    • {Ser DARROCH DARKLYN} (92-127), known as DARRY THE DARLING, once heir to Duskendale before his premature death in a hunting accident in the Darkwood, formerly married to the lady Ellyn Beesbury, granddaughter of Master of Coin Lord Lyman Beesbury, with whom he had only one child:


      • Lady MEREDYTH DARKLYN (b. 111), current Lady of Duskendale, a young woman heavy with child, married to her first cousin Lord Gunthor Darklyn,


    • {PETYR DARKLYN} (93-124), born with a lame leg, who never achieved knighthood and served his mother as a steward before dying of a bad belly. He was married to lady Rhea Rosby, who died in childbirth, though not before giving him two healthy sons:


      • Lord GUNTHOR DARKLYN (b. 110), Lord of Duskendale, a splendid young knight of good repute who married Meredyth at their grandmother's command and became her co-ruler,
      • ROBERT DARKLYN (b. 115), a promising swordsman, squire to his Kingsguard uncle,


    • Ser STEFFON DARKLYN (b. 95), a sworn brother of the Kingsguard,


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    The late Lady Devorguilla

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    (WIP: I'll put up the characters in a separate post)
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    Lady Jeyne Arryn
    The Maiden of the Vale
    Full Name: Jeyne Arryn
    Age: 35 (born 94 AC)
    Marital Status: Unwed
    Children: None
    Traits (6 points): +2 charisma, +2 assassin, +1 survival, +1 personal combat. After temperament: +3 charisma, +2 assassin, +1 survival
    Temperament:
    Amiable: This character is a pleasant person who tries very hard to get along with everyone s/he meets. Indeed, perhaps too hard, at that...they also tend to excessively seek validation from others, and at worst can be described as clingy ticks. +1 Charisma, -1 to duel rolls.

    Jeyne Arryn is the Lady of the Vale at the dawn of the Dance. At three years old, she ascended to Ladyship when her father and brothers were captured and subsequently murdered by Clansmen from the mountains. Knowledge of the event was largely kept from her through her youth, instead enjoying a normal maiden's education where she learned the way of manners and words. She was introduced to the art of killing when she took up hunting at fifteen, but found that her proficiency in diplomacy overshadowed her ability with a blade. On her sixteenth nameday, her regent was formally dismissed and the young Lady of the Eyrie assumed control of her lands. It did not take long before the Vale became host to a bloody feud, instigated by Jeyne's cousin Arnold Arryn. Arnold, claiming that a woman was unfit to lead the Vale, sought to depose the young Lady Jeyne. A short but intense war left Arnold captured, and several Vale houses mourning for their sons. Arnold was released on the condition that he relinquish his claim. He would break his promise years later, pressing his claim once more. Through diplomacy, Arnold and his closest companions were captured rather quickly. Having run out of patience with her cousin, Jeyne had him imprisoned in a sky cell to live out his days. A period of peace followed in the Vale, until rumors of Viserys I's death reached the Mountains of the Moon.

    Her refusal to marry even the most noble of suitors has led some to believe her to be a sexual deviant, but accusations have never been brought to her, her courtiers and vassals remaining mute on the situation. However, the issue of inheritance is becoming more pressing as she approaches the end of her fertile years.

    Ser Joffrey Arryn
    Knight of the Bloody Gate
    Full Name: Joffrey Arryn
    Age: 29 (born 100 AC)
    Marital Status: Married to Polianne Corbray (23, b. 106 AC)
    Children: Jorah Arryn (8, b. 121 AC), Theon Arryn (6, b. 123 AC), Catelyn Arryn (4, b. 125 AC)
    Traits (6 points): +2 battles, +2 survival, +2 personal combat. After temperament: +3 battles, +2 survival, +2 personal combat
    Temperament:
    Confident: This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.

    Ser Joffrey was named Knight of the Bloody Gate at the tender age of twenty. Having shown promise as a commander, he was entrusted with perhaps the single most important defense the Vale has. His loyalty to the House Arryn has made him a trusted advisor of the Lady of the Vale, especially concerning martial matters. Whereas his Lady is elegant and well-spoken, Joffrey is rather less interested in observing etiquette and politics. He excels when matters are more black and white, and as such is quick to judge and make decisions.

    Aemma Rivers
    The Bastard
    Full Name: Aemma Stone
    Age: 24 (born 105 AC)
    Marital Status: Unwed
    Children: None
    Traits (6 points): +2 charisma, +2 survival, +1 personal combat, +1 battles.
    Temperament:
    Upbeat: Nothing seems to get this character down. They're perpetually smiling and looking on the bright side of even the darkest developments, truly the kind of optimism that can be infectious...or delusional, if the situation is bad enough. +1 to surviving non-battle death rolls, -1 to post-battle rolls (captivity, death, wounding).

    The cheery bastard of the Vale claims to be the illegitimate daughter of a Riverlander lord, but has never been very interested in proving her claim. That she has some noble blood seems clear to the court of the Eyrie, however, as common peasants cannot posess such considerable beauty. She does not appear to have any formal education, but her demeanor makes her well liked. She is a close friend and advisor to Lady Arryn, and some rumors suggest they are lovers.
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    Lord Eldred Tully of Riverrun
    Full Name: Eldred Tully
    Age: 24 (born 105 AC)
    Marital Status: married to Lady Kyra Lothston (born 106 AC)
    Children: Darlessa Tully (born 121 AC), Joana Tully (born in 123AC)
    Traits (6 points): +2 Survival, +1 Duel, +1 Battle, +2 Charisma
    Temperament:
    - Empathic: This character is strongly attuned to the emotions of others and cares for them, making them great friends or kinsmen to have - but poor warriors and generals. +2 Charisma, -1 to battle/joust/duel rolls.

    Born as the son of Ser Kennet Tully, Eldred was raised under normal circumstances along with his twin brother Kirth. Being sent to Maidenpool at an early age, he eventually became a squire unter Lord Mooton, where he not solely learnt how to fight with a sword, but as well learnt about poetry, virtue and other ideals for which knights were praised. Though his Lord father wasn't too fond of Eldred's behavior most of the time, people on court barely minded that Eldred began at some point to rather spent more time with the feather than with his knightly education.
    When his father died however, during an accident at the hunt and the question for an heir became more relevant, fate stroke House Tully once more as Lord Hosteen Tully grew ill within his old age and rarely was seen on court. During this time Eldred learnt Lady Kyra Lothston, the daughter of a knightly House on the court of Riverrun to know and married her soon despite better advice. Solely with the agreement of the dement Lord Tully convinced the priest to nontheless celebrate the ceremony.
    Eventually Lord Hosteen passed away, naming explicitly Eldred his heir, as he spent the most time with his grandfather during the last years in order to care for him. Although his brother Kirth was appointed the Lord of Branstone, Eldred already noticed the silent rivalry between them, as Kirth has always blamed Eldred of ruining the legacy of House Tully. Without a male heir in line and hardly any major marriage alliances, Eldred nontheless remains confident for what the future brings.


    Lord Kirth Tully of Branstone
    Full Name: Kirth Tully
    Age: 24 (born 105 AC)
    Marital Status: married to Lady Alyse Piper (born 108 AC)
    Children: Andros Tully (born 122 AC), Dontos Tully (born in 124 AC), Jorah Tully (born in 126 AC)
    Traits (6 points): +2 Survival, +2 Duel, +2 Battle
    Temperament:
    - Bloodthirsty: This character is hotheaded and loves to jump into fights, lethal or otherwise. This is not something others find endearing off the battlefield, though. +1 Battles, -1 Charisma.

    Often seen as his father's favorite son, Kirth Tully spent most of his youth on the court of Riverrun, where he was trained into a capable knight over the years. Being with his twin brother Eldred at good terms during his childhood, the relationship between the two changed, as Eldred began to disobey their father on several times. Kirth defended his brother even back then in hopes to avoid any further conflicts, but fate would strike the Tully family unfortunately soon enough, as Kirth had to witness the death of his father during a boar hunt. With the horse being wounded and Ser Kennet lying lifeless on the ground, it needed no maester to confirm that he broke his neck during the fall. The depression, which followed afterwards within the walls of Riverrun was even felt by Kirth's grandfather Lord Hosteen Tully, who grew over the years more dement and barely visited the court. In order to keep the daily life within Riverrun intact, Kirth overtook the position of the steward within the keep, while Lord Hosteen was bound to the bed.
    Having arranged a marriage between himself and a daughter of House Piper, Kirth tended to travel through the Riverlands in order to visit the courts of the local High Lords in order to show that House Tully's presence wasn't weakened despite the tragic loss of his father.
    Given his reputation and efforts, Kirth always assumed that he would be named Lord of Riverrun - when his grandfather passed away, however, the announcement that Eldred would inherit the Lord Paramount title enraged his twin brother enough to barely even care that he would overtake the lordship of Branstone instead. Once the burial of their grandfather was over, Kirth left Riverrun with his wife and children wordless in order to travel towards his new seat of power.


    The Tully family



    • Lord Hosteen Tully, former Lord of Riverrun, born in 65 AC, died in 128 AC
      • His son Ser Kennet Tully, heir of Riverrun, born in 82 AC, died in 118 AC
        • Lord Eldred Tully, Lord of Riverrun, born in 105 AC, married with Lady Kyra Lothston (born 106 AC)
          • Darlessa Tully, born in 121 AC
          • Joana Tully, born in 123 AC

        • Lord Kirth Tully, Lord of Branstone, born in 105 AC
          • Andros Tully, born in 122 AC
          • Dontos Tully, born in 124 AC
          • Jorah Tully, born in 126 AC

      • Ser Gareth Tully, born in 90 AC
        • Janyce Tully, born in 111 AC
        • Ser Imry Tully, born in 113 AC

      • Marissa Tully, born in 95 AC, married to Lord ?


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    House Buckler of Bronzegate


    Lomas Buckler
    Age: 43 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Haggler
    Traits: Wealth 3, Scout 3

    Tommen Buckler
    Age: 25 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Meticulous
    Traits: Battle 2, Scout 2, Wealth 2

    Raymont Buckler
    Age: 21 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Impulsive
    Traits: Battle 2, Logistician 2, Charisma 2


    TOMMEN BUCKLER, Lord of BRONZEGATE
    - his lady wife, ELENDA FELL
    - - their children
    - - - LOMAS BUCKLER, Lord of BRONZEGATE, b.86
    - - - - his lady wife, ELLYN ERROL
    - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - TOMMEN BUCKLER, heir to Bronzegate, b.104
    - - - - - - CASSANDRA BUCKLER, b.107
    - - - - - - - her husband, JOFFREY BUCKLER, her cousin
    - - - - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - - - - ELENDA BUCKLER, b.123
    - - - - - - - - - ANYA BUCKLER, b.125
    - - - - - - RAYMONT BUCKLER, a rash knight, b.108
    - - - - - - MARIS BUCKLER, a quiet lady, b.113
    - - - STEFFON BUCKLER, a knight, b.88
    - - - - his lady wife, EMPHYRIA ROGERS
    - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - JOFFREY BUCKLER, b.108
    - - - - - - - his lady wife, CASSANDRA BUCKLER, his cousin
    - - - - - - ANDAR BUCKLER, b.113
    - - - - - - DARLA BUCKLER, b.118

    House Peake of Starpike and Dustonbury and Whitegrove

    Unwin Peake
    Age: 42 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Sociable
    Traits: Battle 2, Wealth 2, Charisma 2

    Gedmund Peake
    Age: 52 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Pessimistic
    Traits: Battle 1, Personal Combat 3, Survival 2

    Lorimar Peake
    Age: 39 (as of 129AC)
    Temperament: Reserved
    Traits: Battle 2, Personal Combat 2, Scout 2

    EDDISON PEAKE, Lord of STARPIKE
    - his lady wife, SHELLA GRACEFORD
    - - their children
    - - - ARMEN PEAKE, Lord of STARPIKE
    - - - - his lady wife, OLENNA BUSHY
    - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - UNWIN PEAKE, Lord of STARPIKE, b.87
    - - - - - - - his first wife, JOY ORME, died in childbirth
    - - - - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - - - - EDDISON PEAKE, died in infancy
    - - - - - - - - - YRMA PEAKE, died in childbirth at the age of twelve
    - - - - - - - - - UTHER PEAKE, squired for Lord Redwyne, died in a sailing accident at the age of twelve
    - - - - - - - his second wife, SHIREEN LEYGOOD, died of a winter's chill
    - - - - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - - - - CERYSE PEAKE, died in infancy
    - - - - - - - - - PATRICE PEAKE, died in infancy
    - - - - - - - his third wife, RHAE ASHFORD
    - - - - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - - - - TITUS PEAKE, the heir to Starpike, a squire, b.114
    - - - - - - - - - MYRIELLE PEAKE, a lovely girl, b.119
    - - - - - - LORIMAR PEAKE, b.90
    - - - - - - - his lady wife, MYRANDA APPLETON
    - - - - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - - - - AMAURY PEAKE, a knight, b.108
    - - - - - - - - - ROHANNE PEAKE, an ugly girl, b.116
    - - - - - his bastard son, MERVYN FLOWERS
    - - - GEDMUND PEAKE, known as BATTLE-AXE, b.77
    - - - - his lady wife, ANNARA PEAKE, b.75
    - - - - - their children
    - - - - - - AMBROSE PEAKE, a sworn sword, b.94
    - - - - - - URRATHON PEAKE, a hedge knight, b.100
    - - - - - - LASWELL PEAKE, a sellsword, b.103
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    HOUSE LANNISTER

    HOUSE LANNISTER
    -Hear Me Roar-
    Lord Jason Lannister
    Full Name: Jason Lannister
    Age: 40 (born 89 AC)
    Marital Status: Marred to Johanna of House Westerling.
    Children:
    • Loreon Lannister, born in 109 AC
    • Cerelle Lannister, born in 111 AC
    • Tyshara Lannister, born in 112 AC
    • Genna Lannister, born in 114 AC
    • Kevin Lannister, born in 117 AC

    Traits (6 points):
    Temperament:

    Bio:



    Ser Tyland Lannister
    Full Name: Tyland Lannister
    Age: 40 (born 89 AC)
    Marital Status:Married to Reyna Reyne
    Children:
    • Tytus Lannister, born in 110 AC
    • Sara Lannister, born in 113 AC
    • Lora Lannister, born in 115 AC

    Traits (6 points):
    Temperament:

    Bio:




    Ser Loreon Lannister
    Full Name: Ser Loreon Lannister
    Age: 20 (born 109 AC)
    Marital Status:
    Children: /
    Traits (6 points):
    Temperament:



    The Lannister family

    • Lord Jason Lannister, Lord of the Casterly Rock, born in 89 AC


    • his wife Johanna Westerling, born in 91 AC
      • his son Loreon Lannister, born in 109 AC
      • his daughter Cerelle Lannister, born in 111 AC
      • his daughter Tyshara Lannister, born in 112 AC
      • his daughter Genna Lannister, born in 114 AC
      • his son Kevin Lannister, born in 117 AC


    • his twin brother Ser Tyland Lannister, born in 89 AC
    • his first Wife Lady Reyna Reyne, born in 88 AC
      • his son Tytus Lannister, born in 110 AC
      • his daughter Sara Lannister, born in 113 AC
      • his daughter Lora Lannister, born in 115 AC

    • his cousin Ser Tybolt Lannister, born in 90 AC
    • his cousin Ser Gerion Lannister, born in 82 AC
      • his son Damon Lannister, born in 101 AC


    HOUSE BLACKWOOD

    HOUSE BLACKWOOD
    -Watching Eyes, Hidden Strength -
    Lord Reymond Blackwood
    Full Name: Reymond Blackwood
    Age: 43 (born 86 AC)
    Marital Status: Marred to Bethany of House Mallister.
    Children:
    • Rebecca Blackwook born in 106 AC
    • Martin Blackwood, born in 107 AC
    • Lara Blackwood, born in 112 AC
    • Edmund Blackwood, born in 114 AC


    Traits (6 points):

    Temperament:

    Bio:



    Ser Martin Blackwood
    Full Name: Martin Blackwood
    Age: 22 (born 107 AC)
    Marital Status:Married to Sarra Vance
    Children:
    • Quentyn Blackwood, born in 125 AC
    • Robyn Blackwood, born in 127


    Traits (6 points):

    Temperament:

    Bio:



    The Blackwood family

    • Lord Reymond Blackwood, Lord of the Raventree Hall, born in 86 AC


    • his wife Bethany Mallister, born in 88 AC
      • his daughter Rebecca Blackwood born in 106
      • his son Martin Blackwood, born in 107 AC
      • his daughter Lara Blackwood, born in 112 AC
      • his son Edmund Blackwood, born in 114 AC


    • his sister Betha Blackwood, born in 95 AC

      • his cousin Ser Roger Blackwood, born in 100 AC


    Prince Jacaerys Velaryon

    Prince Jacaerys Velaryon
    Full Name: Jacaerys Velaryon
    Age: 14 (Born 114 AC)
    Status: Unmarried
    Children: None.
    Dragon: Vermax

    Traits: (6 points): +2 charisma, +2 survival, +1 personal combat, +1 battles.
    Temperament:

    • - Idealistic: This person is a strong believer in higher ideals and the innate goodness of man. On the one hand they tend to be inspiring and uplifting figures, on the other they can be taken advantage of by those who live well beneath their expectations. +1 Charisma, -1 to rout/assassination/escape rolls.


    Biography:

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    House Umber of the Last Hearth


    Harlon Umber
    Lord Harlon Umber

    Full Name: Harlon Umber
    Age: 43 (Born 87 AC)
    Title: Lord of the Last Hearth and High Lord of the Last River
    Marital Status: Married to Lady Janna Umber (née Forrester) (born 92 AC)
    Children: Two sons and one daughter; Beron (born 111 AC), Asha (born 115 AC), Sigorn (born 120 AC)
    Traits (6 points):
    - Battles +1
    - Survival +2
    - Personal Combat +3
    Temperament: Confident - This character is very self-assured, brimming with confidence and difficult to shake even under pressure. However, taken to an extreme, they can show a suicidal disregard for their life and the lives of others, and fail to take...well, failure into account when planning. +1 battle rolls, +1 to rout rolls against this character.
    Bio: Hardship breeds strength, and Harlon Umber may claim to be the strongest of them all. Like all men of his house, Lord Umber stands well close to seven feet tall. A fierce warrior honed by many skirmishes with wildling raiders, Lord Harlon loves the cry of clashing steel and the challenge of a strong opponent. As the most northern lord in all of the Seven Kingdoms, the Umber has very little interest in the goings-on south of the Neck, regarding all Southerners as weak, flowery summer children.


    Beron Umber
    Beron Umber

    Full Name:
    Beron Umber
    Age: 19 (Born 111 AC)
    Title: Heir of the Last Hearth
    Marital Status: Unmarried
    Children: N/A
    Traits (6 points):
    - Pillager +2
    - Survival +2
    - Personal Combat +2
    Temperament: Ill-Tempered - This character is ornery and seems to explode at the slightest provocation. While they've gotten into enough fights to toughen them up, a person who's as easily baited as a bull that sees red won't make a good commander. +1 Duels, -1 Battles.
    Bio: Beron is much like his father with the same thirst for battle and blood, and almost as tall. However, he has yet to be tempered by experience and is quick to anger. Among the people of the Last River, he is both respected and feared because of this. Beron has a lot more interest in the brewing war in the south, seeing it as a potential opportunity to earn wealth and glory.




    House Umber Family

    - Harlon Umber, Lord of the Last Hearth and High Lord of the Last River
    -- Janna Umber (née Forrester), Lady of the Last Hearth
    --- Beron Umber, firstborn son and heir
    --- Asha Umber, daughter
    --- Sigorn Umber, second son
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    Lucerys Velaryon
    -Luke-


    Titles: Prince of the Seven Kingdoms, heir presumptive of Driftmark.

    Born 115 AC.

    Status: Betrothed, to Lady Rhaena Targaryen.
    Children: None.
    Dragon: Arrax.

    Traits:


    • The Blood of the Dragon, strong of body: +2 Survival.
    • A prince of the realm: +1 Charisma.
    • Squired for several years: +1 Personal Combat.


    Temperament:

    • Upbeat: Nothing seems to get this character down. They're perpetually smiling and looking on the bright side of even the darkest developments, truly the kind of optimism that can be infectious...or delusional, if the situation is bad enough. +1 to surviving non-battle death rolls, -1 to post-battle rolls (captivity, death, wounding).


    Biography:

    "Rhaenyra Targaryen -blissfully married to Laenor Velaryon-, fathered three strong and healthy children, Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey. All of them were, remarkably, lacking the traits of Old Valyria, being brown-haired and pug nosed, unlike both their parents. Rhaenyra used to say they very much looked like her late mother, Aemma Arryn; no-one dared to claim otherwise. Ser Laenor prefered frolicking in High Tide, with his good companion Qarl Correy, to be in his wife's good companies in either Dragonstone or King's Landing, while she kept her own court in the former and partaked in the later's pageants and pleasantries. Rhaenyra was oft well acompanied, luckily, by good servants like Harwin Strong, her sworn sword and a quite formidable man. Many whispered the children were not Laenor's, which was tantamount of accusing Lady Rhaenyra of treason. However, the rumours diminished after in short succession all the Velaryons became dragonriders, erasing many doubts about their legitimacy; one should be consider that dragon blood is still on the mother's side, no matter the father, but such is idle talking. Arrax is Lucerys' mount, a young and nimble, but thriving, dragon. Ser Laenor, alas, died at the hands of his good friend, in Spicetown, leaving Rhaenyra devastated (...) Very shortly after the funeral, she married her uncle Daemon.

    (...) he is blissfully betrothed to his noble cousin, Lady Rhaena of Pentos, daughter to Lord Daemon and Lady Laena Velaryon, ever since the late Lady Velaryon and the princess arranged the said match, who was publicly announced by them both and condoned by the king, His Grace Viserys (...)

    Luke, thus nicknamed by his kin and blood, secondborn son of Laenor and his wife, was a quite confident boy, who at very young age managed to take out prince Aemond's eye, after the older boy had broken his nose. Honest, upright and reasonable, Lucerys probably is the most level-headed of his full-siblings, not being as fiery or brazen as many of his relatives. Gentle and kind, he is also strong of body, and has squired for several years with Ser Erryk Cargyll; or to Ser Arryk, one does not know. Among the young Velaryons he certainly is the one resembling his good-natured grandfather the most, and Viserys, understandably, doted on him. During the most recent illness of Lord Corlys, Rhaenyra tried to make Luke heir to Driftmark, but the old Sea Snake was unwilling to do as much, leaving the succession open. Lord Velaryon, who gave absolutely no credence to all the gossips concerning his grandson's paternity, must have been too infirm to settle succession back then, but surely he will soon make the young Lucerys his only heir. Or so Rhaenyra strongly hopes (...)"

    Excerpt of Maester Gerardys' personal notes about Rhaenyra's righteous rule. Book I, page two-and-twenty.

    Accompanying these lines: Portrait of the said and mighty prince by Hans Massey, commissioned by Lady Rhaenyra as a gift for Lord Corlys and Lady Rhaenys, on ocassion of his fourteenth day of the name.

    Left: artwork by the great Duncan Fegredo.

    A link to my Deviantart's account.

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