The Reach

[EDITED: 11/12/17]

OOC Lead: ROIAFShadowcat
Current IC Lead: Beric Tyrell [forgotten eleonara]

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• The Timeline •

BLACK BLIGHT (196 AC)

- Afflicted Houses -

(Primarily Northern and Northwestern Reach)

  • Tyrell of Highgarden
  • Oakheart of Old Oak
  • Crane of Red Lake
  • Rowan of Goldengrove
  • Cordwayner of Hammerhal
  • Graceford of Holyhall

Lives Lost: 5,000+

 

REGION WIDE EFFECTS - THE AFTERMATH

(199 AC) Late Rebellion of Cider Hall

Tyrell Forces:

  • Tyrell of Highgarden
  • House Hightower of Old Town (Partly-Last Leg of War)
  • House Oakheart (Supported throughout)
  • Others (?)

Opposition:

  • House Fossoway of Cider Hall
  • House Florent of Brightwater Keep
  • House Ashford of Ashford
  • House Merryweather of Long Table

Not Involved:

  • House Redwyne of The Arbor
  • House Tarly of Horn Hill

Lives Lost: 1,000+

Taxation Increased exponentially to repair Highgarden after the Black Blight - sparking the Late Rebellion of Fossoway of Cider Hall. Anger and disagreement manifested to poor terms of reparations that economically incapable Lords found unfair, and draining to their regions. Taxation was enforced still, and the rebellion began.

Southern Reachlander Houses stayed neutral to the battle. Their participation would not exist in the early stages of the Rebellion as the preservation of what they had left post Black Blight had been more important than the taxation they would have to endure.

 

(200 AC) House Hightower Ends the Late Rebellion

 

While the rebellion brewed upon most of mainland Reachlands, Oldtown remained secluded for the better part of it, preferring to concern themselves with trade and the gathering of resources for the upcoming winter while ignoring the call for taxes and war. Intimidated, Lord Leyton Hightower devised a plan that would ensure Oldtown remained in power long after the Tyrells of Highgarden or the Fossoways of Cider-Hall make their last stand. But even so, he was not blind to the disgrace he might one day face. Scouts were sent to infiltrate both friends and foes of Highgarden, looking to secure a safe entrance -- and exit, to the conflict. They would join the fold on the side of Highgarden at the last, and deciding battle of Brightwater Keep. Partly reluctant but relieved, Highgarden welcomed Oldtown’s forces to their midst and proceed onward, decimating the remaining forces of the mutineers as one. Meanwhile Steffon Hightower was sent to claim the seat of House Fossoway’s last untapped source of steel; House Leygood. Tasked with a mission to ensure no splinter factions would formate and prolong a conflict that, in Leyton’s mind, should have never come to see the light of day, Leygood faced an annihilation on a scale that was, of yet, unknown to the rebellion. Men were butchered, women burned, even the children failed to escape the fate that befell their elders. House Leygood was wiped off the face of the Reach, and with it the rebellion was terminated. As means to solidify their broken relationship with the Overlords of the Reach, House Hightower offered House Leygood's lands to Highgarden and bent the knee once more, vowing to ensure the Roses remain in power for centuries to come. Their promise, heartfelt as it might have been, did nothing to cease the scowls that filled the ranks of those most loyal. They were named turncloaks and cowards, heavily distrusted among the houses that suffered the most during the Black Blight. But mere words of insult could not stop the inevitable and in 200 AC, Oldtown returned to the fold, leal bannermen of House Tyrell once more.

It was the beginning of an era, but the end of a great many Lords that chose to overreach beyond what their grasp could handle. Many were executed in a witch hunt driven by the Tyrell paranoia which threatened to re-ignite the flames of ambition among those few bannermen that chose to ignore the cries of war; but the worst had already passed, and now Cider-Hall was to face the repercussions for disloyalty. Jon Fossoway was the first to go along with his most staunch supporters, his head taken in front of a great many observers to solidify the illusive fear Highgarden wanted to instill among it’s people. Among them, one in particular was spared the brutal fate so many suffered. Lord Dietrich Florent was especially famous with the people; many of which knew him to be a Knight of true virtue. They credited his betrayal to nothing more than loyalty to his Fossoway sister - the late Jon Fossoway’s wife. In their paranoia Highgarden was reluctant to take the head of a man supported by the masses, and settled with merely imprisoning his eldest son under the guise of wardship. Even then that the rebellion was broken, conflict still threatened to brew. And were it not for the Treaty of Unification, it might have.

 

(199 AC - 206 AC) Silent Secession of The Arbor & Isolation

 

Lord Alyn Redwyne refused the increased taxation with great indifference to the true purpose that it would serve to the region during a time of civil dispution and primitive war. He believed otherwise, and would not see the Arbor become a casualty as other Houses had - especially with an approaching Winter. Lord Redwyne would stop succumbing to taxes altogether for an extended time. He would act independently and prosperously in independent trade in the midst of a warsome mainland Reach. His profits were his own and sustained well within the Arbor in contribution to manning the Redwyne Straits. Towns, Vinetown, Starfish Harbor, and Rymasport became prime import and export valves within the silent secession. With this, boundaries were drawn along the waters from Oldtown to the Redwyne Straits prohibiting any pass of way. Mid-way through the war, House Redwyne retracted his men fighting on the side of Tyrell, thus crippling the Overlord’s ability to fight heavily.

“No more men” were the words that rung.

Though The Arbor thrived beyond prior executions of trade, ties had been cut indefinitely through the persistence of the Late Rebellion. Disgraced, The Arbor went into isolation from the Southern continent of Westeros - this included The Reach, Dorne, and Southern Riverlands. Lord Redwyne no longer supported House Tyrell or The Reach.

Redwyne’s decision to close direct trade with Mainland Reach manifested enemies well within the region of the Reach itself. Particularly, House Tyrell, House Rowan, House Oakheart, and the remaining House Fossoway. Enemies were formed with the continued prospering of Redwyne without needed affiliation of The Reach and with the perennial isolation and the refusal of the Arbor to aid in reparations.

 

(200 AC) Funded Restoration

 

Lord Oakheart & Lord Tyrell’s dealings within the rebellion crafted a stronghold alliance between the two Houses that would last greatly long so after the rebellion ended. While Old Town was not a major casualty during the rebellion of Fossoway, Tyrell was. While it was being recognized that The Reach had been crippled with Tyrell’s lack of leadership and ability to uphold during battle, Lord Oakheart took it amongst himself to craft a marriage outwardly so out of The Reach to support a restoration for which Reachlander Houses refused: Redwyne, Hightower, Rowan, Tarly being the major four that turned from the Highgarden seat’s request for individualized reasons. Lord Oakheart wed his oldest daughter, Ayson Oakheart, to House Rowan - the Dowry and Bride Price being an unfair exchange. It was promise and profit. Oakheart gained a profit, while House Rowan gained a promise. Lord Oakheart’s mindset changed in understanding the power he’d gained in linking regions, and decided that with the profit he’d gained, he would not give it to Lord Tyrell but wager his ability to aid in restoration based on more benefits that the Lord Tyrell could promise him and Old Town.

(This is where we start the lore, Oakheart and Tyrell wagering for restoration - while Webber is funding Tyrell. Lord Tyrell might actually be the one winning here with various funnels of income).

 

(206 AC) Treaty of Unification

 

This age of isolation would end with the passing of the White Lady in which would spark Tyrell to extend a Treaty of Unification in which explicitly states the consequences to waging war on region lands against a brother-house.

 

(206 AC) The "Red Waters"

 

House Rowan’s loss during the Black Blight would not have particularly crippled this wealthy merchant House, but more so brought them into a state of shock and question in regards to the well-being of The Reach and the capability of Tyrell to defend in crisis. Rowan recovered the quickest with aid by Lady Webber - House Rowan being amongst her first priorities. Though, Lady Webber’s bargaining called for more land which was granted in due respect by Lord Rowan without question to her loyalty.

Unimpressed with Lady Webber’s later dealings to Lord Tyrell, House Rowan slowly ripped the very lands he’d promised to Lady Webber away once her fundings had stretched outside of the vicinity and to the Lord Paramounts. He questioned loyalty, Lord Rowan, for which was not hidden from public view.

 

Lady Webber while turning away from Lord Rowan, was gaining favor and popularity within the Western Reach very quickly, particularly with House Tyrell of Highgarden. Suspicions grew rapidly from the Southern-Reach as well as the Eastern-Reach.

 

While popularity for the Lady Webber grew, chaos followed. 10 Merchant ships of House Webber go down off the Coast of Sunflower Hall. Hundreds are killed.They called this “Red Waters.”

 

(207 AC) House Redwyne Returns

The Treaty of Unification brings House Redwyne of The Arbor back into the Region, with suspicion, but fully so.

 

(210 AC) Journey to Tumbleton

 

The state of The Reach has reached one of underlying dissatisfaction and unresolved tension between House Tyrell, Oakheart, Webber and the other regional houses that sat by as the reign of Webber became widespread and the funded restoration of Tyrell and Oakheart took  center stage. While the southern most Houses of the Reach kept an eye on the progression of Tyrell and Webber, harmony washed lightly over the common people of the Reach. Regions took individual responsibility for their people, while Tyrell allowed an almost hands-off approach to the ruling. He bathes in riches beyond his imagination, and dances the dance of wealth with Lady Webber. All houses have been summoned to the Grand Tourney of Tumbleton, where the most possessions have been staked as prize. In a time where greed and neglect rule the Reach, it has sparked all true ears as to who might gain the true hand of power once acquiring this prize, the egg of a dragon. 

Multitudes of highborn and lowborn visitors converged upon Tumbleton in the Reach; Lord Footly's eerily lavish offerings and keen Tournament having drawn the attention of many. Combat and celebrations were commonplace; until during a great feast held in honor of the revitalized process of intermingling between regions -- Lords Deron Baratheon, Steffon Hightower, Garridan Tyrell and Tytos Lannister were outspoken and angered the last of the mighty Targaryen Kings: Maegor II. The Westerlands was to pay one fifth of its annual revenue unto the Crown, the Stormlands made to offer up one fourth of their annual lumber alongside their revenue -- Lord Hightower suffered even worse; his body beat whilst in custody of the Crown, his son and heir made to serve the Red Dragon King as a Ward. Soon enough Belfrey Belmore was taken by The Stranger, Lord Alyn Redwyne of the Arbor appointed as the new Master of Laws upon the Small Council.

The Tourney of Tumbleton in all its glory then commenced: a great many nobles and knights having competed; but in the end, Lord Darius Lannister was victorious. Lord Darius won much in terms of prizes: gold, the lands of Whitegrove and most tantalizing of all -- a Dragon's Egg. Upon the moment of awarding the Tumbleton Champion; Lord Footly and King Maegor found themselves in shock equal to that of many others gathered in that great hall amid the Reach during Spring -- the Dragon Egg was missing. Soon enough, the last Targaryen King seemingly embodied the rage of the Dragons upon which his ancestors rode; his wrath felt within the entirety of Tumbleton as a blockade was ordered alongside a search. No one was permitted to leave as Gold Cloaks and the City Guard formed a perimeter during the time spent searching every tent and building in the area. Upon finding the long sought Dragon's Egg in a local tavern adjacent the Tumbleton tournament grounds; the prize was handed unto none other than King Maegor II himself -- yet no one at the time knew what the Dragon Monarch held in his palms was actually a poison lathered instrument of death. Maegor collapsed, and in the coming days before his death; rumors of a Last Will and Word spread quickly, or even perhaps a hidden multitude of them. King Maegor met his end; assassinated through poison. A prolonged period of mourning began but not before Haera of Myr, Lord Garridan, Lord Footly and a Red Priest by the name of Visandros were implicated. Lord Footly found his death at the blade of another, rumors of the time hinting at murder under suspicious circumstances; Visandros of Asshai met The Stranger at the trial as he was found guilty -- Haera of Myr sentenced to exile, never to be seen again. Though, many stood in defense of the Myrish former Queen (including the released Lord Tyrell) her innocence proclaimed despite the verdict rendered. The newly appointed Lord Regent, the former hand of Maegor II -- Prince Dakario Martell; acted swiftly in the period of time that followed the Red Dragon King's death, having named Lord Steffon Hightower as the new Hand of the King alongside having sought suitable others with which to fill the remaining seats that were left empty upon a Small Council that lacked a designated Ruler.

The Tyrell name, as well as the the Reach as a whole, was slandered though out the disastrous tourney. It was a heavy blow towards the region's already weakened morale. Lord Tyrell's son, Owen, was particularly upset by his father's actions. Angered and ashamed, the young Lordling plotted to have his father murdered and to take his place at the Lord of the Reach. The plan may have gone through had Owen not attempted to pull Lord Hightower into his schemes. The plot was revealed, but it was too late to stop it. Lord Garridan was severely injured in the attack and Owen was arrested for attempted kinslaying.  

 

(210 AC) Greywood

 

The family retreated to Highgarden and for a time it seemed that the Lord would survive. A deadly infection ravaged Garridan's wounds and with his dying breath, he declared his youngest son heir and his eldest banished to take the Black as a member of the Night's Watch. It appeared that the Stranger was not satisfied by just taking Lord Garridan, for soon word was spread that the Master of Laws, Alyn Redwyne, had passed in the night. The man had been missing for several weeks, though it was eventually revealed that he had returned home to his wife and children to recover his failing health. A weak heart and a heavy frame from years of hard drinking and heavy eating had led to the man's death, according to the attending Maester. Though there are many who speculate that it was something far more dangerous that led to the Redwyne's death.

 

The King's body, now foul and decayed, departed Tumbleton with a Royal procession. Many followed toward King's Landing, yet due to heavy flooding and unforeseen weather; Greywood Keep was where the funeral took place.

Whilst in Greywood, Lord Steffon Hightower stepped down from his position as Hand of the King (Regent) and returned to Oldtown. Looters and bandits had begun to take advantage of the chaos the recent storms and incurred flooding had wrought, as well as the loss of stability with the recent deaths of Lord Garridan Tyrell and Lord Alyn Redwyne. His involvement was needed to remedy this dire situation before it got further out of hand. While this may have been good for the Reach, many wondered what it meant for the realm as a whole. Lady Webber was seen often in the company of the Regent's wife and was soon invited to join the Regent's court and family in Greywood Keep.

Lord Lyonel Tyrell, the second son of the late Lord Garridan, took up the mantle of his father and became Lord of Highgarden, the Defender of the marches, the Warden of the South and the Lord Paramount of the Mander. For a time, Lyonel seemed to be the sort of ruler for which the Reach yearned. Nicknamed "the Strong Branch," Lyonel set out collecting a council and meeting with Lords and Ladies of behalf of Highgarden.

 


(210 AC) The Flight from Greywood

The Court's time in Greywood was peaceful for the most part. Picnicing, feasts, and weddings took place throughout the different families of Westeros. Alas, the peace was not to last. Religious fanatics, named the Faith Militant, attacked the Regent's informal court under the disguise of simple farmers and scouts. Babbling madness about gods and dragons, the lunatics proceeded to burn the small settlement of Greywood. The Lords and Ladies of Westeros fled Greywood and soon arrived in King's Landing.

The madness of Greywood had clearly been sparked by the rioting and destruction of King's Landing. Gold Cloaks hurried the nobility inside the Red Keep and locked them firmly inside. It was soon noticed that Lord Tyrell had left the Red Keep. With his family safe inside, the young Lord returned to Highgarden and left behind a letter to his family declaring his intent to leave his family name and join the Citadel in Oldtown. The future Maester had declared his younger brother, Lord Embrose Tyrell, the new Lord Tyrell. Unease spreads among the reach as the sickly, young Lord was never meant to be Lord Paramount. An ill third son now rises to lead the Roses. This "Wilted Rose" is the hope of the Region. With other new arrivals, such as Lord Gerold Hightower the brother of Lord Steffon, the Reach is in a state of discomfort. Still, it's ladies seem to thrive while the men are more uncertain. Lady Myrcella Webber rises to become Mistress of Keys at an absent Queen's Court. Even there, the peace does not last. The North rebels against the Dornish regency and other Regions begin to form alliances.

Rumors of Lannister plots swirl and the threat of the Lions begins to take shape.

 

(210 AC) King's Landing and the Great Council

The time spent in the capital is one of danger and tension. Lords rise and fall in power as the threat of the Lions' power grows and the raging of the Faith MIlitant outside the Keep gates. Lord Dakario declares Maegor's bastards legitmiate. Aeron and Daemon take the name Darkstone as Maegor's other bastards stake no claim over a name. Lord Dakario and his daughter lose their lives in an attempt to search for the missing prince and heir to the Kingdom of Westeros. Anti-Dornish feelings grew in the wake of Dakario's declaration, but the tension does not disappate in his death.

Lady Webber's webs reach wide and soon the woman of the House of Webs has a vast amount of wealth behind her. Enough so that her fleet is seen to be rebuilt as three merchant ships are seeing flying the Webber colors of red and black in Oldtown.

The sons of the great Reach lords arrive in the Capital to fill the vacant shoes of their fathers. Lord Otto Hightower, son of Steffon Hightower, rises to power as Regent of Oldtown and Steward of the newly appointed Hand and legitimized bastard, Daemon Darkstone. Lord Loreyon Redwyne, the new Lord Redwyne, asends to Master of Ships. Lord Embrose Tyrell passes of his illness and the long forgotten exiled son of Garridan returns.Malistar Tyrell takes the helm of the Reach and begins his mission of uniting the Reach.

The Lion's plans come to light and they begin to lay seige on the Capital, in attempts to remove Lord Daemon from his place of power, causing Lord Arryn to take control as Marashal of the Realm and lead the attack against them. The Reach Lords take a leadership role in supporting the Arryn and Darkstone and upon the Lions' defeat a Great Council is held. Lord Darkstone is named Lord Protector of the Realm, with support of the Reach.

In what ways will the Darkstone repay the support and favor of the Reach Lords?

At the death of the Lord Protector, Daemon Darkstone his brother Aeron Darkstone ascends the to the throne and is crowned as King Aeron Targaryen. King Aeron searches for his Queen to be and enacts the Maiden Vault. A Lady is chosen from reach region to reside in The Red Keep while His Grace determined which will be his Queen. Lady Olenna of Redwyne, cousin to Lord Loreoyn and Lady Alora of Hightower, daugther to Lord Steffon Hightower were chosen, surpassing the Tyrell sisters Elia and Odette. 

Garridan's line ends with the imprisoment and likely death of Lord Malistar. The cousin, Ser Hector Tyrell becomes Lord Paramount of The Reach and heads for King's Landing. His son, Ser Lysander joins his side, his daughters Odette and Elia residing in the capitol for they had supported their cousins in the capitol. 

Lord Steffon Hightower becomes Warden of The South, surpassing the newly positioned Lord Paramount Hector Tyrell. 

Lord Loreyon Redwyne marries Arwyn Arryn of The Vale. Lord Loreyon continues to aggressively expand his already impressive trade network by signing trade agreements and providing courier service between regions. The already wealthy Redwyne family continues to increase their wealth and capitol, certainly surpassing most Great Houses.

Lady Olenna of Redwyne marries Lord Hector Tyrell in Highgarden. Lady Elia and Ser Lysander were noticibly absent, remaining in King's Landing.

The kin of Lord Tarly, Lady Sabine joins their fellow Reachlanders in the capitol. 

The kin of Lord Oakheart, Lady Caimbria and Ser Alester with wife Lady Danelle (née Tarly) join their fellow Reachlanders in the capitol.

Ser Lysander investigated throughout the Riverlands on behalf of His Grace.

 

(211 AC) House Tyrell promises a Golden Era

Lord Steffon Hightower is murdered by his own son, Otto Hightower in rumoured self-defense. Lord Otto Hightower becomes Lord of Oldtown. Lady Alora returns to the capitol with her sister Alerie at the announcement of Lord Otto Hightower becoming Lord of Oldtown.

Lady Lia Tyrell joins her family in King's Landing. Lady Odette of Tyrell remains in Highgarden.

Lord Paramount, Hector Tyrell reclaims his title as Warden of The South and is offered a position as Marshal of The Realm by King Aeron. 

Ser Yosef Tyrell, brother to Lord Paramount Hector Tyrell joins his brother in King's Landing.

At the Northern Festival, Lord Loreyon Redwyne wins the melee, defeating His Grace. Lady Elody of Redwyne (Loreyon's sister) and sister to Olenna, Lady Laelia join their fellow Reachlanders in the capitol.

Lady Olenna Tyrell (née Redwyne) is pregnant with two and lost one child.

Lady Eleyna Webber joins her cousin Lady Myrcella Webber in the capital, Is named Lady of Order in the Queen’s court.

Lord Tyrell and Olenna Tyrell (née Redwyne) return to Highgarden to bring life with Olenna's child. Their caravans are attacked on the Roseroad near Bitterbridge by anti-King bandits. Lady Olenna is captured, a ransom is given, but the Ser Lysander Tyrell refuses to pay the bandits. Cause of concern sweeps through The Reach. 

Lady Eleyna Webber is asked to paint the memorial portrait of the late Queen, presents it to the King and court during the funeral feast.

Lady Olenna Tyrell (née Redwyne) and her unborn child are killed by the bandits holding them captive. The body is returned to Highgarden.

News of her death rocks those bannermen and family still in the capital. Fierce words are spoken between the Redwynes and the Tyrells. Whispers of unrest begin to grow.

 All bannermen of the Reach return to Highgarden for the funeral.

King Aeron is notified of the events unfolding in the Reach, Sends Aegon and Aemon Blackfyre to Highgarden.

Immediately after the funeral, All of House Redwyne is arrested and charged with sedition, treason, and slander; including the ladies of the house. They are held in the tower until it is ruled that Loreyon Redwyne should stand trial. A trial by combat takes place, Lord Loreyon Redwyne is successful and beheads the Lord Hector Tyrell.

After the trial by combat, the new Lord Lysander Tyrell arrests Loreyon Redwyne again, claiming that Loreyon Redwyne conspired to commit murder  against Hector, Lysander and Yosef Tyrell. Such conspiracies were brought forth by Lord Aegon and Aemon Blackfyre. 

Lady Myrcella Webber retires from court returns to the Coldmoat.

It is decided that Loreyon Redwyne will stand trial in the capitol. Loreyon is taken upon a Manderly ship and escorted through the Redwyne ships. In the Redwyne Straits, Redwyne ships approach the vessel for routine and heightened inspection. Finding their Lord unconscious, a fight breaks out between the floating vessels. Eventually, Redwyne returns to the capitol, escorted by Tyrell ships. 

Ser Yosef Tyrell Returns to Highgarden.

Lady Alora of Hightower's charm and popularity at court gains her a position in the Queen's Court as Mistress of Household. 

Loreyon's stands trial in front of The Crown. A long week of proceedings find Loreoyn Redwyne not guilty of his crimes. However, The Crown stripped him of his titles and banished him to The Arbor. 

Ser Raymun Fossoway of Cider Hall arrives in the capital, the pro-Tyrell Ser Raymun separates from his anti-Tyrell family and claims himself Ser Raymun Fossoway of New Barrel, creating the strife of the Red Apples versus the Green Apples.  

Lord Lysander Tyrell is killed by pirates off the coast, his brother Henry Tyrell is named Lord Tyrell of The Reach. 

(212 AC ) Current Sim Year

Lord Henry Tyrell has his uncle, Ser Gunther begin the repairs to Highgarden which has been in poor disarray ever since the Blackfyre Rebellion.  Estimated time for rebuilding is two months.

Henry Tyrell is betrothed to Lady Meralyn Meadows

Lord Jamie Baratheon is once again appointed as Hand.

Following the events of the Trial of Loreyon Redwyne and slander spread by the Lord of the Vale, the Valemen secede from the Seven Kingdoms.

The royal twins born of Aeron Targaryen and Marleah Martell are taken from the King's chambers. That very same day, King Aeron disappears, as does several of the Kingsguard. He is soon found dead with the head of his Kingsguard while Ser Lancel Lannister remains missing. The Lion knight's very name gives people some pause for thought.

The Hand, Lord Jamie Baratheon, is proclaimed as Lord Protector by the Small Council while the twins are missing.

Gabryel Tyrell is named Steward to the Lord Protector, though the position is short lived.  He is soon dismissed of his duties, at the request of Lord Tyrell and subsequently sent home to Highgarden when his sanity is called into question.  Within a month's time of arriving home, Gabryel is found dead iin a cell swinging from a rope.  His tife taken by his own hand.

The Vale slips back into the fold of the Seven Kingdoms.  The princes having been allegedly found in Lys, with blame of their kidnapping pointing to an exiled seahorse, Jaehaerya, as the kidnapper.

A tournament is set to honor the return of the infant king and the crown prince.  The great prize of Harrenhal is set to be awarded to the champion, bringing lords and ladies from every region to her Riverlands seat.

In the midst of the tournament, Henry Tyrell receives word of Lady Meralyn's death.  The Lord of Highgaden ventures to pay his last respects and then returns to Highgarden for a time to mourn

In the last days of the tournament, a Stranger's Ball is planned with festivities, games and dancing.  Chaos ensues shortly after the event begins, with the people of the Riverlands unhappy with the nobles presence amongst other things and bandits start to attack the ladies and lords of Westeros. The valiant efforts of many, the safety of the nobles within the hall was ensured.  Riots erupted, the woods are overly populated with bandits and fires spread, forcing the lords and ladies to flee back to King's Landing.

Lord Tyrell ventures back to the capital.  A week or so after arriving, he is said to have spent three days within the Sept.

Lord Blackfyre and his wife are banished from Westeros after making allegations against the Lord Protector during court.

A small council meeting was called to vote on Lord Baratheon's stay in his appointed role of Lord Protector.  Lord Tyrell was noticeably absent, Trystane Martell, Hand of the King, announced his resignation at the conclusion of the meeting.

Lord Tyrell travels to Highgarden, only to return with his cousin, Beric Tyrell.  Upon arriving, Lord Tyrell meets with the Lord Protector, Jamie Baratheon.  Earlier that day, Court was called by Lord Baratheon.  As the time for its scheduled start came and went, the gathered crowd became impatient.  To quell the grumblings of impatience, the Hand, Trystane, started court with a few announcements. First he excused the Blackfyres for their previous errors to restore them to places of honor.  He also announced the removal of Otto Hightower as Marshal of the realm.  Before he could say more, a scream was heard from the upper floors of the Keep.  Chaos broke out when a servant screamed that the Regent was dead. Prince Trystane along with a few others left the throne toom to investigate.  Henry Tyrell, Jamie Baratheon are found dead along with a recently appointed smallfolk Steward. Prince Trystane approached the corpses, picked up a goblet to sniff and inspect the contents.  Soon after, he spasmed and choked until he too was dead.

Lord Gerold Arryn appoints Lord Aegon Blackfyre to his old responsibility as Master at Arms who then takes charge of the Keeps guards. Nobles were summoned back to court to hear the announcement of the deaths.  Lord Arryn also announced to the court that he would take charge and arrange a council meeting in a week's time to appoint a new Lord Regent.  He also announced he would taje command of the Baratheon, Martell and Targaryen guards within the Red Keep for the moment to keep order. 


Beric Tyrell is named Lord Paramount of the Reach

Lord and Lady Hightower are discovered in their Kingswood home, dead. They are found in their bed with baby Steffon between them, all three dead of a fever. It is apparent that all three had fallen sick and, upon the passing of the young heir to the Hightower, his parents had been soon to follow.  Their remains are transported back to Oldtown for the funeral.


 

 

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 House Tyrell of Highgarden

Motto:"Growing Strong"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Tyrell: Brown hair, Brown/Amber Eyes, Faintly sun-kissed skin.

Mainline

Lord Beric Tyrell, Lord Paramount of the Reach and Lord of Highgarden, 31 [forgotten eleonara]
Lady _____ Tyrell, sister of Lord Tyrell, daughter of Mathis Tyrell and Laurane Tyrell 'nee Rowan, born in the year 194  [OPEN]
Lord _____ Tyrell, brother of Lord Tyrell, son of Mathis Tyrell and Laurane Tyrell 'nee Rowan, born in the year 190  [OPEN]
[2] Additional family members of Lord Tyrell [OPEN]

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 House Hightower of Oldtown [closed]

Motto: "We Light the Way"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Hightower: Fair blonde, Gray/Blue Eyes.

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Lord Otto Hightower, Lord of Oldtown, 20 [sectv2]
Lady Katheryne Hightower 'nee Reyne, wife of Lord Hightower, 21 [asaayumi]

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Ser Tremond Hightower, uncle of Lord Hightower, 45 [aerik northman] - Like his brothers, Ser Tremond is of intellect. Currently, he serves House Hightower as Lord Otto's advisor and Steward.

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 House Redwyne of the Arbor


NOTE: Features of Natural Born Redwyne: Vibrant Red hair (Curly/Wavy), Bright green eyes, Faintly sunkissed, Freckled Skin.

Redwyne Mainline

Loreyon Redwyne, 26 [NPC] - Stripped of his titles, the ex Lord of The Arbor currently resides in The Arbor with his wife, Arwyn Redwyne (nee Arryn), living out his days, his infant son Andar Redwyne is Lord of The Arbor and will take his place when he is of age.
Lady Mathylda Redwyne, Regent of the Arbor, sister to Loreyon Redwyne, 25  {Deceased}

Cousinline

Ser Oswyn Redwyne, uncle to Loreyon Redwyne, 45 [OPEN] - Oswyn remains in The Arbor, his eldest daughter was Lady Tyrell before her demise at the hands of Bandits. He was loyal to his infamous brother, Alyn Redwyne (Loreyon's father) and his anti-Tyrell sentiments have been reinforced with the death of his daughter and his nephew stripped of titles.
Ser Quentin Redwyne, son of Oswyn Redwyne, cousin of Mathylda Redwyne, 21 [OPEN]
Lady Rose Redwyne, daughter of Oswyn Redwyne, cousin of Mathylda Redwyne, 18 [agirl3003]

Cousin Lines: Raynard's (dead) Line

Lady _____ Redwyne 'nee Florent, aunt of Loreyon Redwyne, 40-45 [OPEN] - Lady X of Redwyne and her kin were housed and wardens of their mainline cousins when Raynard Redwyne died when her children were very young
Captain _____ Redwyne, son of Raynard Redwyne, cousin of Mathylda Redwyne, 21-26 [OPEN] - Captain X Redwyne is a young and charming man of the Redwyne Fleet. Training with his cousin, Loreyon, he was entrusted heavily in a sizeable flotilla of The Arbor Fleet. His motives would be to aide his mainland cousins secure The Redwyne Fleet until Landar is of age.


Family Tree for House Redwyne can be found Here.

 House Tarly of Horn Hill

 

Motto: "First In Battle"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Tarly: Ginger to brown hair, brown eyes, fair skin

Lord Edwyd Tarly, Lord of Horn Hill, 30 [NPC}

Lord _____ Tarly, brother to Lord Tarly, 22 [OPEN]
Lady Raelynn Tarly, sister to Lord Tarly, 22 [raelynn malone]
Lady Emma Tarly, sister to Lord Tarly, 20 [diamondradiance]
Lord _____ Tarly, brother to Lord Tarly, 18-19 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Tarly can be found Here.

 House Bulwer of Blackcrown

Motto: "Death Before Disgrace"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Bulwer: light brown to dark brown hair, brown eyes, medium skin.

Lord _____ Bulwer, Lord of Blackcrown, 35+ [OPEN] - Lord X Bulwer is a close advisor to Lord Hightower, and previously served as his Captain of the Guard until he inherited. Now his brother, Ser X Bulwer occupies that position.
Lady _____ Bulwer 'nee Costayne, wife to Lord Bulwer, 30+ [OPEN]

Ser _____ Bulwer, son to Lord Bulwer, 15+ [NPC]
Lady _____ Bulwer, daughter Lord Bulwer, 13+ [NPC]
 

Family Tree for House Bulwer can be found Here.

 House Beesbury of Honeyholt

Motto: "Beware our Sting"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Beesbury: light blonde to medium blonde hair, light skin, freckles

Lord Ambrose Beesbury, Lord of Honeyholt, 40+ [OPEN]
Lady _____ Beesbury 'nee Tarly, wife to Lord Beesbury, 35+ [OPEN]

Ser Imry Beesbury, son to Lord Beesbury [OPEN]
Ser Thisby Beesbury, son to Lord Beesbury [NPC]
Lady Elyse Beesbury, daughter to Lord Beesbury, [NPC]
 

Family Tree for House Beesbury can be found Here.


  House Oakheart of Old Oak

Motto: "Our Roots Go Deep"

NOTE: Features of a Natural Born Oakheart: dark brown to black hair, medium skin, golden/hazel eyes

Lord _____ Oakheart, Lord of Old Oak, 40+ [OPEN]
Lady _____ Oakheart 'nee_____, wife to Lord Oakheart, 35-40
[OPEN]

Lord _____ Oakheart, son of Lord Oakheart, 24 [OPEN]
Lord _____ Oakheart, son of Lord Oakheart, 18 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Oakheart can be found Here.    

  House Rowan of Goldengrove

NOTE: Features of a Natural Born Rowan: light to medium brown hair, light skin, green/hazel eyes

Lord Mathis Rowan, Lord of Goldengrove, 50+ [OPEN]
Lady Aubrey Rowan, wife to Lord Rowan, 45+
[OPEN]

Ser Alester Rowan, son of Lord Rowan, 30 [kaos steinhoff]
Ser _____ Rowan, son of Lord Rowan, 20-25 [OPEN]
Lady
_____ Rowan, daughter of Lord Rowan, 20-25 [selene weatherwax]
Whilhelm Rowan, son of Lord Rowan, 15-17 [NPC]  - Squired to Ser Gabryel Tyrell.

Family Tree for House Rowan can be found Here.


  House Webber of Coldmoat

Motto: "We Pull the Strings"

NOTE: Features of a Natural Born Webber: black hair, medium to light skin, gray eyes, freckles

Dowager Lady Myrcella Webber, 52 [NPC] [Mother to Lord Heir of Webber and Lord Rhysling]
Ser Simon Webber, son of Myrcella, heir to House Webber, 23 *OPEN FEATURE ROLE* 
Lady _____ Webber, cousin to Ser Simon Webber, 25 {NPC}
Lady _____ Webber, cousin to Ser Simon Webber, 21 {NPC}
Ser William Webber, cousin to Ser Simon Webber, 18  
[OPEN]
Aron Webber, cousin to Myrcella and personal guard (40-50) [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Webber can be found Here.

  House Rhysling 

Lord Rolland Rhysling, son to Myrcella Webber (25) [xilo zenovka]

Family Tree for House Rhysling can be found Here.


 House Florent of Brightwater Keep

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Florent: Dark auburn or brown to black hair, grey to green eyes, fair to sun-kissed skin. Well-known for their prominent ears. 

Lord Dietrich Florent, Lord of Brightwater Keep, late 40s-50s) *OPEN - FEATURE ROLE* - Lord Dietrich Florent, The Lord of Brightwater Keep, Dietrich Florent is an immensely popular and well-liked figure within the upper echelon of the Reach. Decidedly anti-Tyrell given his involvement in the Rebellion of Cider Hall, his eldest son and heir was taken as a political ward to Oldtown, though most agree that it is actually imprisonment. A man revered as a "true knight", he very likely would wish to see his son and heir freed.
Lady _____ Florent, wife to Lord Florent, late 30’s-40’s) [OPEN]

Lord  _____ Florent, son of Lord and Lady Florent, Ward of Hightower, 20  [OPEN]
Lady _____ Florent, daughter of Lord and Lady Florent, 19 [OPEN]
Lady _____ Florent, daughter of Lord and Lady Florent, 18 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Florent can be found Here.

 House Ambrose

Motto: "Never Resting"

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Ambrose: Sandy brown to deep brown hair, green and brown eyes, fair to sun-kissed skin.

Lord Aubrey Ambrose, late 40s-50s [OPEN]
Lady Elenna Ambrose née Rowan, wife to Lord Ambrose, mid 40's
[OPEN]
Lord _____ Ambrose, heir of Lord Ambrose, son of Lord and Lady Ambrose, 26, [OPEN]
Lady _____ Ambrose, daughter of Lord and Lady Ambrose, 24
[OPEN]
Lady _____ Ambrose, daughter of Lord and Lady Ambrose, 20 [OPEN]
Lady Mia Ambrose, daughter of Lord and Lady Ambrose, 19 {NPC}

Bastard son to Lord Aubrey Ambrose (late 20's) {NPC}

Family Tree for House Ambrose can be found Here.

 House Fossoway of New Barrel

NOTE: Features of Natural  Born Fossoway Of New Barrel: Brown hair, brown eyes, medium skin.

Unlike his father and family, Ser Raymun Fossoway did not share their sentiments of being against House Tyrell Carrying the shame of his family and shunned by House Fossoway of Cider Hall, Ser Raymun created his own House Fossoway of New Barrel, thus starting the Green Apples versus the Red Apples.

Ser Raymun Fossoway (30)  {NPC}
Lady Eleyna of Fossoway [née Webber] (21) {NPC}

Family Tree for House Fossoway of New Barrel can be found Here.

  House Caswell of Bitterbridge

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Caswell : TBD

Lord Erren Caswell, Lord of Bitterbridge, late 40s-50s [OPEN]
Lady Merdyth Caswell née Footly, wife to Lord Caswell, mid 40's [OPEN]

Ser Kran Caswell, heir of Bitterbridge, son of Lord and Lady Caswell, 20 [nuallanteyrns] - Ser Kiran Caswell, was a young and gallant knight. His name has spread thrughout the Reach as he answered his liege, Lord Lysander's call and assisted Lysander in finding and raiding the bandits that kidnapped and killed Lady Olenna Tyrell (née Redwyne). Such actions have made House Caswell most favourable in House Tyrell's eyes.
Lady _____ Caswell, daughter of Lord and Lady Caswell, 22 [OPEN]
Lady _____ Caswell, daughter of Lord and Lady Caswell, 20 [OPEN]
Lord _____ Caswell, son of Lord and Lady Caswell, 18 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Caswell can be found Here.

  House Meadows of Grassy Vale

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Meadows : TBD

Lord _____ Meadows, son to Lady Meadows, 23 [OPEN]
Lady Meryadith Meadows, daughter to Lady Meadows 22 {NPC}
Lady Margot of Meadows, daughter to Lady Meadows 21 {NPC}
Lady _____ Meadows, daughter to Lady Meadows, 18 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Meadows can be found HERE.

 House Graves

 

NOTE: Features of Natural Born Graves: Dark Brown hair, Blue/Grey Eyes, Fair to sun-kissed skin

Lord Desmond Graves, (25) {NPC}     

 

Lord _____ Graves, brother to Lord Graves,  20-23 [OPEN] - Jealous of his brothers rise to Lordship over the house.
Lady _____ Graves, sister to Lord Graves,  18-19 [OPEN]

COUSIN LINE

Ser Victor Graves, Uncle to Lord Graves (45+) [OPEN] - Ser Graves serves as confidant and advisor to Lord Graves when not in service to the knighthood under house Tyrell.  Served as Steward of House Graves till the Lord was of Age.
Lady _____ Graves 'nee _____, aunt to Lord Graves, 44+ [OPEN]
Lord _____ Graves, son of Ser Victor Graves, 20-22 [OPEN]
Lord _____ Graves, daughter of Ser Victor Graves, 18-19 [OPEN]

Family Tree for House Graves can be found Here.

 House Leygood

**This House is Currently NOT Accepting new applications at this time**

Ser Richard Ball, Heir to House Leygood (26) [lucias lexenstar]

 House Peake of Starpike

Motto: "No Peak Too High"

**This House is Currently NOT Accepting new applications at this time**

Symeon Peake, Heir to House Peake, 25 [NPC]

 House Cordwayner of Hammerhal

 

Lord Roderick Cordwayner, Lord of Hammerhal [rodricus mortensen]
Lady Amelyn Cordwayner nee Ashford, wife to Lord Cordwayner [witchboudicca]



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Maester Utherydes, Maester of house Hightower of Oldtown: [Player:abaxandros.abrastraza]

 

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