You are Lord William Bordain, Lord of Morderengrad and the Norther Valley. Some call you the Iron Lord, as your wealth flows from the arms and armor you sell, and your demeanor is as unflinching and cold as castle-forged steel. Other have taken to calling you “The Grey Giant”, in reference to your great size, less-than-warm demeanor, and your recent marriage to House Tollett of Grey Glen. You are a Lord by right of Murder, having slain the Targaryen children in the Sack of King’s Landing. After years of solitary brooding, you decided to rejoin the greater world. You brought order to your lands, unveiled a traitor, and wedded the lady Alyssa Tollet, who now bears your child.Which means that you have a legacy to forge for your future child. You will not leave your flesh and blood without care or resources, and so you have dived into the management of your lands and holdings, to procure a bright future for yourself and your children. But storm clouds darken the horizon. Tywin Lannister has asked that you seek to supplant Jon Arryn, your liege lord, as Hand of The King. Further, Oberyn Martell has crossed you, and this you will not let go unpunished.You have resolved your business with the Lynderlys, having agreed to a compact that will see your weapons on their ships taken to Gulltown, to be moved around the Seven Kingdoms and across the Narrow Sea. You have also taken their second son Stefon as your squire. You have decided to spend some of the ever-narrowing window before your wife is bed-ridden by pregnancy acquainting yourself to the various Lords of the Vale. You chose Lord Yohn Royce, of Runestone, the next Lord to meet. But how will you travel to Runestone? And will you send word of your approach, or surprise him? These are the questions you ponder.
>>41228750Hi Page. Nice to see you again.
>>41228750Welcome back to Song of Iron and Hate Quest. 10 minutes late today because I was scanning my own backlog of quests for details. Did you know William Bordain is 6'6"? I had forgotten.>General Quest InformationIf you've never read Song of Iron and Hate (or Knock-Off Game of Thrones Quest, as it was originally called), it's a relatively long-running but sporadic quest following an Alternate Universe Song of Ice and Fire in which you play William Bordain, summarized in the first post.> How do I play?Any time I need rolls, I'll tell you what dice to roll, and will take the best of the first 3 results. Other than that, just make suggestions for courses of action, and the ones that receive the most support will be followed.>What have I missed?This link https://archive.moe/tg/search/text/William%20Bordain/type/op/Holds every quest in the series except the very first one, where we generated the specifics of the House. So if you want to catch up, read those. >>41228804Hello!
>>41228750By horse, and send word.
>>41228840>>41228750You face a pair of binary choices:>Ride to RunestoneThis option gives you more time to acclimate to your squire, and he to you. It lets you encounter the smallfolk and knights of the land. It's also, naturally, slower, and moderately more stressful on your wife, though she says she's perfectly fit to ride.>Sail to Runestone. A quicker, smoother option, but more likely to be hampered by poor weather rolls. It has the downside of thrusting your squire into a fairly high status situation with little formal prep.AND>Send wordThis is expected of a Lord when he visits another. It allows the host to prepare for his visitor's arrival. >Arrive unannouncedThe rude option, it's much harder to pull off without upsetting or offending someone, but it's also a good way to see what a Lord is really like. I'm gonna heat some dip, and be back in 5-10.
>>41228965>Sail to Runestone. >Send word
Fucking A! Welcome back Page!And we should send word, Bronze Yohn is not the type of person you intrude on unannounced. Perhaps borrow a raven from the Lynderlys?
>>41228965>Sail to Runestone>Send word
>>41228965>Ride to Runestone>Send word
>>41228965>Ride to Runestone
>>41228965Ride to Runestone, and send word.
>>41228965Ride and send word.
Need to place the names of the Houses and some of the minor Houses/holdings
>>41228840Another fun detail I forgot? You've totally met Lyonel Corbray before. You two talked at the Fete for Jon Arryn and Lysa Tully's wedding. WHATTA YA KNOW?Granted your talk was like, 3 paragraphs, so it's not like you formed an everlasting bond of brotherhood or anything.>>41229055>>41229048>>41229040>>41229030>>41229030>>41229021>>41228877That's a lotta votes. You use one of the Lynderlys' Ravens to send a missive to Bronze Yohn that you are touring the various lords of the Vale with your wife, and hope to meet him at Runestone in eight days' time. Shit, looking at the map, you COULD decide to visit some other lords along the way when you ride. And since you guys seem to be on a friend making kick, I'll make the offer:Do you>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel time>Proceed to Royce directly, and see if your wife feels up to riding then. After all, if you do ride back, you can meet the other Lords on the way.
>>41229353>Proceed to Royce directly, and see if your wife feels up to riding then. After all, if you do ride back, you can meet the other Lords on the way.See if our wife wants to talk too.
>>41229353>>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel time
>>41229353>>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel timeHunter at least, since after the Royce it's the 2nd biggest Minor House of the Vale
>>41229353>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel timeMay as well
>>41229353>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel time>>41229312Go look back at thread two. There should be a colour coded map showing the other Houses around us.
>>41229353>Visit the other Lords whose lands your pass through on the way, extending your travel time
>>41229353we should only give notice to Royce to see how everyone reacts.
>>41229353>>Proceed to Royce directly, and see if your wife feels up to riding then. After all, if you do ride back, you can meet the other Lords on the way.
>>41229312A gift. Though someone else also did a similar thing. >>41229392I don't know that I would call Royce a Minor House. It's not a Great House, sure, but it's big enough that it has cadet branches, so that's something. I'm also surprised Hunter is so highly ranked. However, they're also not on the way.You'd basically be visiting the Corbrays and the Waynwoods.
>>41229524>I don't know that I would call Royce a Minor House.That's the Fat Bastard fault, anything not a Great House fall into the Minor House.Frankly I started calling Minor Houses stuff like the Royce/Frey/Bolton blabla and plain House anything smaller than that (Tollet are Sworn to the Royce if I recall so if Bronze decided he wanted to remove House Bordain from the premise before the wedding, they'd have no choice but to wage war against us)
>>41229497>>41229435>>41229431>>41229416>>41229392>>41229383After brief conference with your wife to ensure she's fine with the longer ride (assuming you visit each lord for a single day, you'll be in Runestone in 10 days, then it's an eight day trip back, pushing your wife into her 4th month of pregnancy.) She assures you she's fine, and if she stops being fine, you needn't fear, you will learn of it. Swiftly. So you also write ahead to Lord Corbray and Waynwood, ensuring that you will find welcome in their halls. Heart's Home is a day and a half away from Snakewood, so you set out with your wife, Bloodsmiths, and young squire. What would you like to know of the boy?THINGS YOU ALREADY KNOWHe holds a passion for sparring, and combat in general.He is 13, so he may have an interest in girls.He grew up in a shipping town, in a large if relatively deserted castle.
>>41229623Hmm. Interesting to know. I think of them as Great HouseNoble HouseKnightly Houseand thenMinor House. But, if GRRM set the convention, we must obey, I suppose.
>>41229687Nah, not really.I like your listing better.
>>41229663He's 2nd in line for the lordship of his house so he should be profficient in many stuff in case his brother kicks the bucket, continue to teach him those along the more military stuff so he becomes a well rounded "lord"
>>41229687The thing is GRRM saw that and went "fuck that's too many categories lol" and dubbed all the things after Great, Minor. So yeah a Noble House is a house that isn't quite small, but it doesn't hold dominion uppon a region thus it's a "Minor House".Fucking Fat Bastard.
>>41229663Find out if he has any hobbies besides sparring, like how his father tends his hounds.Ask him what he's been taught of courtly etiquette to get an idea of how much work we need to do to get him up to speed. Then again if I recall correctly the Royces are fairly laid back so far as high nobility goes.
>>41229524>Corbrays and the WaynwoodsBoth ancient, honorable houses, and it'll allow for our squire to meet new people, and for our wife to get rest; a few shorter journeys will likely be less taxing than one long haul.>>41229623Large House works for me.
>>41229750>>41229827As you ride, you call up your new squire, Stefon. "Yes, my lord?""Stefon, we'll grow to know each other quite well in the coming years, and I wanted to start off by learning more of you. I saw from our training that you train for combat frequently. What else holds your interest?""Well, my lord, I like swimming. When my friends and I want a great thrill, we leap from some small cliffs near the harbor into the sound.And my father felt it was wise for his sons to know of the land and how to navigate it, so my brothers and I trained with my father's rangers on expeditions in the Snakewood. I enjoy hunting."You nod your head, gaining a better understanding of the youth. An active child, energetic and physically fit. No doubt in time he will have a lean and strong physique if he continues a similar regimen."What of governance? I'm certain your father did not let your mind lay fallow as your ran about." you question."Well, my lord, truthfully, no. I was trained. Of my brothers, it's true that Jon was the most clever. But that doesn't mean that I am a fool." A frown sits on his face as he continued. "My brother was always dumb like that. He thought because I ran and laughed, I was foolish. He thinks that smart men are all like his friend Petyr, sour and sarcastic."He shakes himself from his contemplation. "I try to be friendly to everyone, my lord. And I have plenty of friends who listen to what I want to do. I can do sums, and read ledgers. But mostly I like playing gang-way."At your puzzled brow, he elaborates. "It's a little fighting game, sir. We pick an object to be our prize, and put it on one end of a long street. then we split into two teams. Whichever team gets the prize back to start wins."You nod, knowing the type of game he means. A childish war-game, good for squad building.the two of you talk for a time, confirming in your mind the boy's claim: he's not a fool, and well trained in courtly matters.d100 for weather.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>41230187>inb4 nat 1
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>41230187Rolling
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>41230187I am kinda busy so I won't be posting much, I will catch up to what I miss later.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>41230187Ok
>>41229806>>41229687It's actually Great- Tully, Stark, Greyjoy, Lannister, Tyrell, Baratheon, Martell Major- Arryn, Frey, Bracken, Bolton, Caron, Dondarrion, Trant, Dayne, Allyrion, Blackmont, Fowler, Manwoody, Qorgyle, Jordayne, Toland, Yronwood, Uller, Fossoway of Cider Hall, Hightower, Redwyne, Rowan, Varner, Tarly, Harlaw, Flint, Glover, Karstark, Manderly, Reed, And a few more.MinorLandedInteresting is that Dorne has around ten Major houses, Riverlands, Westerlands and the North all have eight, the Reach has seven, the Vale has four, and the Iron Islands have one.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>41230187Blood and Thunder
>>41230246Strength and Honor
>>41230245Strange that Arryn got downgraded to Major, guess they've suffered the most casualty in the war
>>41230311I think it's more that there are so few of them these days, and their hold on the vale becomes questionable.
>>41230323>>41230311That was my bad, they are a Great house still.Source is the Campaign Guide, Game of Thrones Edition.
>>41230226The weather is more than adequate, with gentle breezes at your back. There is the occasional strong gust that rocks Stefon in his seat, but the boy barely seems to notice.You expound to him that, when it comes to matter of pure etiquette, you are sufficient, but that your specialties lie in combat and stewardship. You may not impress every lord you meet. You may offend them from time to time, but by the Seven, you rule your people fairly and with a skilled hand. You can also tell the boy, hungry for valor and skill, of your role and your captains' role in Robert's Rebellion. In fact, what was you and your captains' role during Robert's Rebellion? It's well known that Tywin spent almost the entire war at Casterly Rock, refusing to act. How did William (a 15 year old boy, and squire of Tywin for 4 years at the start of the war) act?Did you>Train constantly, certain your Lord would ride out soon, eager to be ready and in the fray.>Dutifully tend your Lord in his solace, seeing how the risk to his family wracked his nerves, and insult to his blood drove him to slay his king?>Worked in a fairly normal fashion, mostly unaware of the war until you and the army rode out to play your part.>Write-in.>>41230338Any chance you could toss an upload of that somewhere? My copy was on a harddrive that got eaten.
>>41230443>Dutifully tend your Lord in his solace, seeing how the risk to his family wracked his nerves, and insult to his blood drove him to slay his king?
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>41230443Fuck it I don't know.
>>41230443>Train constantly, certain your Lord would ride out soon, eager to be ready and in the fray.
>>41230443>>Dutifully tend your Lord in his solace, seeing how the risk to his family wracked his nerves, and insult to his blood drove him to slay his king?Just about the only way I see us following that last order from him.
>>41230443http://www.4shared.com/office/jjicIKe2ce/Campaign_Guide_Game_of_Thrones.htm>Dutifully tend your Lord in his solace, seeing how the risk to his family wracked his nerves, and insult to his blood drove him to slay his king?
>>41230523>>41230506>>41230496>>41230468You explain to the young boy how you were the Squire to the Hand of the King, but Tywin rejected the honor after Jaime was named to the Kingsguard. You tell him of the months spent in Casterly Rock, bringing your lord his meals, his missives. You know he received no less than 5 demands from Aerys that he marshall his forces and move out. Tywin even spoke to you about his dilemma. He had no love for Aerys, had watched the man grow mad since the Defiance at Duskendale, and he knew he had to be stopped. But he couldn't side with Robert and risk Jaime's life. He was furious. He was a worried father. He was impotent. For perhaps the first time since his own father's death, Tywin Lannister could do nothing. The trust he placed in you with these revelations burned like fire in you, and you kept his armor polished, his weapons honed. You were in some ways terrified. The War seemed not like the events of men, but an unstoppable force. What else could shake your Lord so? So you trained, not out of eagerness to be in the fray, but in the desperate knowledge that the war WOULD come to you, and if you weren't ready when it arrived, it would destroy you.You explained that this is when you first met many of your captains. It was For Korbis who started to train you in the yard, pitting you against opponents like Finn, and Egar. It was he who brought you into his circle of friends, low knights and smallfolk, where you found something like peace and hope to ward off the black despair that gripped the halls of your Lord's home. Your training and improvement even drew some of Tywin's black humour, pulling him to the yard to see you training. It seemed to lighten his mood to see you growing skilled. He took you to his chambers, and showed you his maps of the war, and how it was going. He had ravens from many lords, from one side or another, all trying to sway him to their cause, feeding him details that kept him abreast.(cont)
>>41230862It was here that Tywin explained to you how wars should be conducted. How this battle was wise by unlucky, that one stupid and doomed to fail, this one adequate. He even had you present potential strategies for certain battles, and pointed out your errors, and the errors of the actual commanders. You learned the art of war at the right paw of the Lion. Finally, the news came. Rhaegar had fallen at the Trident. When you delivered this news, for the first in years, you saw Tywin smile. It was not a pretty sight. Tywin immediately marshalled his forces and rode to King's Landing. He explained to you that a man's family, his name, is all that will continue after him. To hurt a man here is to thrust a claw into his heart and turn twist it. He knew that Rhaegar's death would unbalance the already Mad King. He knew he would make the crucial mistake: He would open the gates for Tywin. You asked him how he knew."In this moment, he has lost his son. His wife is away in Dragonstone. his daughter-in-law weeping in her chambers. He has killed Hand after Hand for questioning him. He has no one left he can trust. And so he will give that trust to me. In the vain glimmer in his mind of the loyalty I bore the man he once was, he will trust me. And I will kill him." He turned to you with this. "Remember this moment. In the end, you have no one but yourself to rely on. You and your blood. Do not trust me, William, when you are a man. Do not trust Gold, or Oaths, or Honor. Only blood."The sack was...almost as terrible as you had feared. But from the other side. You rode beside your Lord, beside the Mountain. And you saw what it was like when a force of nature ground a city to paste. Blood running in the gutters, buildings burning. And the screaming. By the Seven the screaming. You rode for what felt like hours. In the end, you were at the Red Keep. You were in the Throne room. There was the body of Aerys the Mad. It was over. (cont)
>>41231068Then Tywin turned to you and The Mountain. "This must end here. It must end now."Gregor nodded his great head, but you looked at your Lord in confusion. "But, my Lord, he's alread-""He is, boy. But that doesn't end this. Murders don't stop wars. They just slow them down. Aerys is dead. But his blood remain. And if they survive the night, one day, they will bring this war back upon us, and turn our joy to ash in our mouth. They are Targaryens. All they bring is Fire and Blood. You and Gregor must do this. You must be brave, and end the bloodline."Your eyes were on the Mad King. He was there. He was dead. It was over. Why-? How...? You looked up, and Tywin was staring at you, waiting for your agreement. Beside him stood Jaime. Jaime took a step toward you, leaned close so Tywin wouldn't hear. He stared at the Mad King's body as he spoke."He wanted to burn the city. All of it. He hid wyldfyre in the walls. He demanded I light it, and kill the city. I killed him instead."Jaime Lannister leaned back, put his hand on your shoulder. You'd known each other six years. You were like brothers. You nodded."This ends now." You agreed.
>>41231181War is Hell
>>41231181At this point, your wife coughs pointedly, or maybe it's a little scream.You pry your eyes from the Mad King's corpse, from the smoke-stained halls of the Red Keep. You bring them back to the road you ride. Your squire is weeping. Your wife has clearly been weeping. You don't know when they started. All you could see was the War. All you could hear were the screams.That was the first time you told that story to anyone. Not even For Korbis knows what they know now. The rest of the day passes in silence. Your head is bowed, your eyes hot. When you reach a point for camp, your squire sets up the tents, starts the fire, and gets dinner cooking. Through it all, you sit on the edge of the camp, your wife's hand tightly clutching yours, her other running through your shaggy brown hair. She's trying to comfort you. But this pain is of a magnitude she can barely comprehend. She has no words. You eat in silence. As you finish, some words claw their way up from your chest. "It's not like the stories." You say. Both your squire and wife jump at your voice. "In the stories, you do the hard thing, but you know it was right. It's over. The truth is, the hard thing is so much harder than you can imagine." You look your squire in the eye. "If I ever ask you something like that, you can say no. You can kill me where I stand. Or you can hate me forever. I won't blame you."You sleep poorly that night.
>>41230862>>41231068>>41231181>>41231319Page >>>>>>>>>>>>>> PrincelyFUCKING CONFIRMEDHoly shit that was great.
>>41231319Alright, I don't know about you chaps, but I need a little break after that to regain my naturally happy spirit. I'm gonna see if I have anything to eat. Be back in 30 or so. In the meantime...Drink? I don't know, man.
>>41231374Roger that, cracking a bear open and feeding on its tasty, tasty insides.
>>41231374Drink while waiting, I can do that.
>>41231374I think we scored major point with our squire, or we scarred him for life.Maybe both.
> "Remember this moment. In the end, you have no one but yourself to rely on. You and your blood. Do not trust me, William, when you are a man. Do not trust Gold, or Oaths, or Honor. Only blood."
>>41231374I think, later on, we should learn/tell the tale of how exactly William became Lord Tywin's squire.
>>41231384Not sure if typo.
>>41231467>being 11>second son of a minor house>practice swordsmanship all day erryday>suddenly the Grey Giant shows up>hory sheit this dudes my hero>suddenly get to spar with Grey Giant>best day ever>suddenly get made squire to Grey Giant>stop my dick can only get so hard>leave home with new lord and his lady>paling around getting to know each other>SUDDEN PTSDAnd our little squire didn't sleep well for a fortnight after that
>>41231619>being 11 years old squire.>have that war weary face and that thousand yards stare.>all the vets have that kinship with us, even though we're too young to have fought in any war.>when asked what the fuck is up.>I'm squire to Lord Bordain
>>41231619>>41231752Now I kinda want to read some stuff with Stefon as the POV character, if Page ever writes it in his offtime or if he ever runs more often than he does now.
Hey, is Young Griff still a thing?
>>41231374Okay. To be honest, I'm not fully recovered, since that segment surprised even me (Oh, let's write about Tywin's anguish! And the resulting fear! And the training we do because of it! and how that helps! AND HOW WE USE IT. THE PAIN. THE LESSON. THE END.) But let's deal with some nicer things. The next day dawns bright and clear, and the mood around the camp is improved over last night at least. Your wife quietly asks if you want to go home, and visit the Lords another time, but you shake your head. Lord Arryn said you should visit them, so you shall. Besides, you get along with Corbray. Kind of. You had a nice chat before your trial at the Arryns'. By late afternoon, you're riding up to Heart's Home. It's a nice town. Large, but not excessive. Well defended, but not like the Eyrie. It seems to be a welcoming town, not as aggressively whimsical as the home of the Belmores, more well-tended than Snakewood, and certainly less intimidating than Morderengrad.You're met at the edge of the town by some of the Corbray House Guard. Their captain salutes you as you approach."Lord William. We bid you welcome to Heart's Home. Our Lord Lyonel Corbray is pleased to have you visit. Would you like to proceed straight to the castle, or soak in our town first?"
>>41231999Who? My good sir, the only Griff I know is the sadly exiled Griffon Knight Jon Connington. You know, I haven't decided yet. On the one hand, it kinda makes you less a bad person, because you didn't kill both the Targaryen children, on the other, you still killed a child, and now you failed in your objective while doing so.
>>41232063Walk through the town, but do not linger. Get a look at his people and use them to gauge how he rules as we pass through and proceed to his castle.
>>41232097Sometimes there's no happy ending, just consequences a fella lives with. Happy times now with Corbray! Fun Fun, no heartrending sadness, fun!
>>41232097Well, I suppose that if he did kill Aegon despite Varys's ploy, that just makes him cunning/paranoid? Or maybe just a fixfic
>>41232143I like this option.
>>41232235>>41232097If Young Griff is, indeed, Aegon, there's nothing Bourdain could have done to change things, as Varys had already swapped the babes.
>>41232143Well, aren't you the Belle of the ball?Welp, 5 votes for this, so let's go."A brief tour will be fine, captain. Any relics or memorials that renown the city, then straight to the Lord." The ride is fairly short, as the Corbrays are notorious in the Vale for being as ancient as they are poor. There are few statues or decorations, though there are a few places where the Captain points to some small memorial plaque, denoting where an ancient act of betrayal occurred, or another with a Bronze plaque where the Corbrays first bent knee to Arryns.The people are busy, Industrious sorts, some call out to you in hopes of a sale. The town itself is not the finest craftsmanship, but it gives the impression of solidity. These houses and streets aren't much, but time was taken to build them correctly the first time. You see some criminals being punished in the stocks, but no more than you would expect. Your overall impression is of a Lord doing his best with relatively little. He has not the wealth of the Belmores to fix his people's problems, nor your direct approach to connect him to the people. In time, you come to the gates of the keep, and Lord Lyonel is there to meet you. He is little changed from your meeting at the Arryn's. His hair is longer than yours, reaching to the base of his neck, and a touch lighter, closer to a bronze than your near-black brown. He wears a short mustache and chin beard. "My Lord William, what a pleasure. Tell me, did you bring your Wildman with you? My wife missed him at the fete, and would love to see him!"
>>41232414Oh yeah, I bet she'd like to meet him.
>>41228750What the fuck? Page is back? Am I dreaming? I fucking posted your archives on reddit in the hope of summoning you back from the brink!
>>41232475I'm freaking out so hard right now. I'm trying to read Part 16 to catch up, but I can't fucking read straight.
>>41232475>>41232502Welcome back, friend.
>>41232475That would have been moderately unhelpful, as I don't read Reddit. Though I know people who do. I do have a twitter you can follow to get updates on when I'm posting. @PageofIron.
>>41232414>How do you greet Lord Corbray?
>>41232570>"HAIL AND WELL MET, MUH LORRRD"
>>41232570Respectfully and as friendly as the Gray Giant can
>>41232570Friendly but politely.Properly introduce our wife to him if we haven't done so before. Also introduce our squire, if that's okay.
>>41232616We are a Grey Giant Can!
>>41232570Sadly we've left our wild men in our own lands, it wouldn't do to go letting the lot of them drinking the the Vale of Arryn dry. Perhaps should he ever visit Mordengrad (That's the name of our castle, right?) his wife will have the opportunity.However, we did bring our hounds. Practically the same thing, isn't it?
>>412326281st thing that poped up in my mind was a Killa Kan.>I'Z DED 'ARD
>>41232414Unfortunately he stayed at my holdings but I would like to introduce my wife and my squire.
>>41232658I hate it when my head gets all Pope-y
>>41232610>>41232616>>41232620>>41232652>>41232663"Lord Corbray," you rumble out. "Sadly, no. Luuk of the Painted Dogs is back in Morderengrad. I fear he and his kin would drink every inn in the Vale dry, Best to keep them caged up. You shall have to bring your wife to my holdings if you wish to see him. I ride with only my guards, my wife, and squire.You'll forgive me, I'm sure you attended my wedding, and met the Lady Alyssa, but it escapes my recall. I know you were at our Betrothal announcement."Your wife demurely greets Lord Corbray, who nods politely. "And this is Stefon, my new squire.""I recognize him. I know the Lynderlys passing well. Good to see one of Gregor's boys again, Stefon. Welcome back to Heart's Home.""Thank you, my lord." "Excellent, let us to the dining room so we can have our old customs and fine meals. "As you walk the halls, Lord Corbray inquires "What brings you to Heart's Home, Lord William?"
>>41232825>To drink and fight.
>>41232825Lord Arryn said I should meet some of the Lords of The Vale to make myself look more "human".
>>41232825I thought it would be wise to tour the Vale, and meet the my fellow lords. Those years of hiding myself away have not helped my image.
>>41232861We are iron golem, beep boop
>>41232825"Getting to know my neighbors. Best way to know which ones I can conquer in the next year."Then laugh and say we're really getting know the neighbors, both to make new friends and also at the behest that we do so from Lord Arryn.
>>41232825>"Home is where the heart is."
>>41232959>You like to see homos naked?
>>41233072Naw naw naw, homis whurryamaikyt!
>>41232872Bleep bloop! I am a robot! I run on Westerosi jobs! What is love?>Captcha asks if I'm a robot>Doesn't suspect a thing
>>41232825Quick thing: hey guys, I made some stupid choices for dinner, being broke as I am, and am now experiencing some general physical distress. If it's cool with you guys, I'll hit another post or two, and wrap up at 10.Assuming I make it that far. Anywho.>>41232861>>41232866>>41232895"I thought to learn more about my many neighbors in the Vale. What good is an army with no one to invade?"You pause for effect, then start laughing. Corbray, after a moment's hesitation, joins you."No, Lord Lyonel, I am merely trying to get to know my neighbors. Lord Arryn recently pointed out that my long seclusion and brusque ways have left the nobility of the Vale with a confused image of me. On the one hand, I am a hulking barbarian, who kills children, fights with Hillmen at my side, and strikes down knights in court. On the other, bards sing of my noble struggle against the hillmen, I throw a wedding so extravagant every husband in the Vale hates me, and I spend the majority of my time doing relatively little. We thought it best I go out and show myself around, so to speak. Let people get a measure of me in more personal settings."Lord Lyonel nods. "A fair stratagem. It's easy to fear and hate the distant, the unknown. Hard to fear a man whose wife keeps doting on her weasel-hound."He smiles as he says it, and you chuckle. He brings you to the dining hall, where his wife waits for you. She is...ethereal would be the complimentary phrase. She is thin, and while not quite drawn, gives no indication of an inner strength. Her eyes are large and blue, her hair like straw, straight and yellow.The Lady and Lord take their place at the table, you take a quick bite of bread and salt, and then the feast begins.What do you wish to talk about during the feast?>recent markets>recent politics>history>personal stories>Write-in.
>>41233239As long as your tooth doesn't fall apart you'll probably be fine.>recent politics>history
>>41233239Personal stories.Let's try not to get triggered and go into flashbacks though.
>>41233239>recent markets>personal stories
>>41233239>recent politics>recent markets>historyMaybe he'll let us see Lady Forlorn
>>41233239>recent politics>personal stories
William should say this to the Ironborn that he fights against later in the Greyjoy Rebellion.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bmn6bjlw70
I really want to get to the Greyjoy Rebellion. I was so excited to live through Robert's Rebellion as Karban, but we never got there.We need to clash with the Ironborn over trademark rights.
>>41233272>>41233280>>41233283>>41233300>>41233310>>41233432So, that's 4 votes for personal stories with one addendum to not Hulk out, 3 for politics, 3 for markets, and 2 for history.So let's do personal stories, politics, and markets.Oh, and your Cunning tells you bringing up Lady Forlorn is a bad idea, since that was given to his younger brother Lyn Corbray, and not Lyonel, and is the source of a rift between the two.
>>41233503Whoops, roll 5d6.
Rolled 5, 5, 6, 3, 2 = 21 (5d6)>>41233517Rollan
Rolled 6, 1, 4, 2, 1 = 14 (5d6)>>41233517
Rolled 3, 3, 6, 5, 2 = 19 (5d6)>>41233503
>>41233517I forget the rolling rules. Is it average, first post, or what?
>>41233546Best of 3
>>41233525Hot damn.Swank as a mofo.The following hour or two is a pleasant affair, with your appetite being addressed by some simple but delightful fare. a thick stew of potatoes and carrots in beef broth, the broth thickened and unctious on the tongue is the opening course. As it comes around, along with brown bread and butter, the table is mostly focused on fostering that personal connection you and Lord Corbray talked about in the hall. He shares stories of his father, and his two brothers, Lyn and Lucas. You share stories of when you were but the son of a Landed Knight, and your brother and sister. You even manage to delicately bring up your recent estrangement with your younger sister, and the frustration it caused you, without clearly pandering to this issues with his brother.Following that, the conversation moves to the big question on everyone's lips politically speaking: the queen has recently announced she is with child. This has lead many to start discussing the skill with which Robert has ruled for the past year. You are forced to beg off from much of the discussion, given your period of isolation, and your focus on restoring your lands since has left you little time to keep abreast of the policies and twists of court at King's Landing. Lyonel discusses how Robert's big problem is already showing in his rule: Overindulgence. He spends what he has with no thought to the future, paying for the glories of now with the coin of tomorrow. You get the feeling that, as a poorer Lord, Lyonel is particularly upset by the King's cavalier treatment of coin. However, credit where credit is due, the outward flow of coin from King's Landing is gilding streets in all the Seven Kingdoms.The many tourneys and festivals are giving low knights a chance to rise, and lords with skilled artisans are finding their coffers filling. Lyonel commends you and your frequent re-investments into infrastructure, particularly your fortified granaries.
>>41233803By meal's end, Lyonel is a little more flamboyant than maybe he should be, but clearly in high spirits. You feel that this night has laid a strong ground on which to build future interactions. END SESSION.NEXT TIME ON IRON AND HATE: WHO THE FUCK ARE THE WAYNWOODS? HOW MANY WAYN MANOR JOKES CAN WE MAKE? AND MAYBE WE GET TO ROYCE.As ever, I'll have the thread open for the next couple hours, but I have some duties to attend around the building, so I may be slow in replying. I may also just pass out after them to let my body try and handle this sudden revolt.(Clever Page idea number 1: Hey, let's use this old dry soup mix. It's probably still good. Clever Page idea number 2: I don't like the look of this sour cream, but it says it doesn't expire for a week, so I'll just scoop up and throw away the top inch or so. Boom. Problem solved.Clever Page Idea number 3: This growler of beer has been unrefrigerated for 5 days. Should still be fine. Page halfway through dinner: Alright, at least one of these was a mistake.)
>>41233883Archive when, Page?
>>41233883Oh Page, why? That just sounds horrific.
>>41233883Hey, where's the first one of these threads? May I have a link before you kick it?
>>41233883Thanks for running Page. Good luck with your food and stomach and stuff.
>>41233920Reread the thread.He posted a link in near the start.
Shame that House Corbray is poor.Maybe they've got something on their land we could use to make a quick buck/stag so they don't fall prey to Littlefinger later on.
>>41233920The VERY first? Like, when we just rolled for stats and stuff? https://archive.moe/tg/thread/23600893/#q23600893Boom.>>41233919I, uh... spent a week's pay on Saturday. I stand by that decision. It was to support a dear friend and his new business. But it means I can't really buy anything until Sunday. I may cave and buy milk to make Mac and Cheese,Actually, everything involved TASTED fine. But halfway through the meal, it was like "Enjoy your Headache. And what feels like a slight fever. And gas.">>41233911Oh, yeah. One minute.
>>41233984>>41233911Archive is now up on sup/tg/.
Anyone want to hop in a new thread and roll up a house for shit and giggles?
>>41233984At least it makes sense now. I had a roommate who did something similar but it was just because he was too lazy to get new groceries. Good job on supporting your friend. Hope his business goes well.
>>41234030I want a house!
Wonder if we could strike a deal with the Corbray for some ressource like stones and the like since we gonna need quite a bit of those in the future and kick back some dosh to take them out of the poor house and gain the friendship of one of the older House of the Vale
>>41234174>ressource like stonesWe live in the Vale, buddy, there's stone everywhere.
>>41234174I like the idea. Would help out both houses and add toward a stronger standing with them.
Thread #18 when?hread#18when?
>>41232325Yo, wouldn't it be fucked if WE swapped the babies?
>>41235567Life must pay for life.