|'A Gathering of Shadows' - the Sept (theseven) wrote in agos,|
@ 2009-02-02 01:33:00
the game goes on
When: (4th month, day 30....) --> Dec 30
The Red Keep is a torrent of activity for the feast in celebration of a new year, with a new king, a time to change, for things have been so dark, now there may be a new dawn. The ceremonies have been planned, the menu laid out to astonish even the most jaded courtiers as it must to do honor to the many lords of the realm remaining in the royal court these many months. The morrow will bring the feast, the celebrations, the joy, yet there is a strange lack of it within the castle.
The royal family remains in mourning for their sister, Lady Celia Tyrell, as does the host of Highgarden. Yet all is not quiet in their grief, for whispers remain that Lady Celia was thrown into the sea by enemies of her husband’s house or of her own; very softly it is gossiped that she knew of the kidnapping of her nieces, or stumbled onto some part of the dark conspiracy that stole the twin princesses.
William Stark has scrambled to find some way to maintain the treaty with Dorne without his daughter as a key party, and has dispatched his nephews and sister Lady Lyanora to look for the girls, along with many knights and lords. A reward has been offered, yet no note of ransom has been received. The court gossips often recall King Paegon’s loss of Prince Jaehaerys and Queen Aeria. The matter is further clouded by the visible rift between the king and his queen. Servants and courtiers alike have taken to keeping well outside Kaelyn’s sight. The King’s Hand, Lord Tyrith Lannister has further increased the number of guards surrounding the royal family and the keep itself.
Meanwhile, Prince Sandro li Saverio has worked to once more cement trade between Westeros and the Free Cities and has been rewarded with a seat on the small council by Lord Tyrith. Lords Bolton and Tyrell have served the regency well, taking on duties as William’s distraction has endured. Lord Polonius has been seen looking much more relaxed than he has in years.
In the city of Kingslanding, the streets are quiet, credited to Lord Stark’s neice, Lady Toria Lannister and the greater numbers of Gold Cloaks patrolling to keep the peace. Even the woods are quiet, though it may only be winter’s chill keeping the thieves of the Blackwater Alliance at bay….
In the midst of the court, rumors have begun to circulate that the Ironborn in the North have grown quiet, there is something else rising on their cold isles.