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Wednesday, December 14

  1. page The Trodden Plains edited ... Inhabitants: Farmers and brewers Description: ... unimpeded. In more recent years howev…
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    Inhabitants: Farmers and brewers
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    unimpeded. In more recent years however,years, farmers have
    The Trodden Plains get their name from hosting countless small skirmishes between the Falcons of Autumn and the marauding bandit groups. The odd house or barn dots the landscape within a few miles of Erricstead, though a few hermit huts can be found in the farther reaches.
    If your path takes you through the Plains, be sure either become either proficient in weaponry, or travel with someone who is; as bandits will prey on those who they take to be easy targets.
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  2. page Erricstead edited ... Type: Hamlet Size: Small Condition: (relative condition) Prosperous Controlled by: House…
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    Type: Hamlet
    Size: Small
    Condition: (relative condition)Prosperous
    Controlled by: House Fenshaw
    Inhabitants: Farmers, Brewers, and a trained peasant militia
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  3. page Erricstead edited ... Given to Colmar when his father married him off to Faena of House Monmann. Colmar soon drove o…
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    Given to Colmar when his father married him off to Faena of House Monmann. Colmar soon drove out the bandits that plagued the region for years, and built The Roost to allow House Fenshaw to gain a better hold on these new lands.
    Donnel Moyne, one of House Fenshaw’s local heroes hails from here, as well as Theodan Berikson’s wife, Egret.
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    than their western brothers in the west, in Skyhaven,
    Despite the protection of the Fenshaws, those living in the outlying farmsteads still have to contend with bandit raids every now and then, and have developed numerous strategies to deal with them. Ranging from total pacifism, to hiring guards, and even training in weapons themselves. The effectiveness of all these tactics vary from place to place.
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  4. page The Roost edited ... Inhabitants: A medium force of troops. The Falcons occasionally stop by for resupply. Descrip…
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    Inhabitants: A medium force of troops. The Falcons occasionally stop by for resupply.
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    hamlet that would later be
    The Roost serves two main functions, the first being to provide the Fenshaws with a solid foothold in the east. The second reason is a subset of the first, to give the Falcons a well-stocked and defensible base from which they can make raids into bandit territory on the edge of Fenshaw lands.
    Ebben ruled from this tower when his family’s holdings were split between himself and Bran, though he returned to Falcon’s Perch, and sent Theodan Berikson to take command of the east’s defense. For many years, Theo watched over the eastern holdings, and helped to thwart to machinations of Duncan Snow’s bandit uprising. However, when Egret died, Theodan was so stricken with grief, that he decided to hand both the town and tower over to Donnel Moyne’s safekeeping, and retired to Falcon’s Perch where he became an adviser to Lord Ebben. Moyne still holds both the Roost and Erricstead for Eben’s son, Raynard.
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Friday, August 12

  1. page Orion159 edited ... The Trip Home Fear the Night Blood-flecked Bark Reminders Set in Steel Tears Reflecting …
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    The Trip Home
    Fear the Night
    Blood-flecked BarkReminders Set in Steel
    Tears Reflecting the Fire
    Farwell and a Promise
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Thursday, August 11

  1. page Reminders Set in Steel edited ... She looked at him with a mixture of indignation and curiosity, but only managed a tentative “y…
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    She looked at him with a mixture of indignation and curiosity, but only managed a tentative “yes sir” before quickly striding off to prepare for the march. Theo could feel Nera's questioning gaze upon him as she walked up to his side.
    “She's going to try and prove herself in the upcoming battle.” the adviser said as he turned his head towards the sometimes-spy, sometimes-scout. “And she's going to take too many risks in the process. Keep an eye on her, would you?”
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    stalked away, presumably to get
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    the hike began, Theo assumed.began.
    “And make sure you don't get caught up in the swing of that ship mast of hers!” he called after the woman. She didn't turn, or even acknowledge the remark, but that was fine. It had been more for him anyway.
    With a smile on his face, he looked back down to the blade in his hands. Upon seeing the tarnished metal his mood dulled somewhat, but the smile remained. Slowly, almost reverently, he sheathed the sword, and then went about barking orders to the troops. It was time to add another nick.
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  2. page Reminders Set in Steel edited ... She looked at him with a mixture of indignation and curiosity, but only managed a tentative “y…
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    She looked at him with a mixture of indignation and curiosity, but only managed a tentative “yes sir” before quickly striding off to prepare for the march. Theo could feel Nera's questioning gaze upon him as she walked up to his side.
    “She's going to try and prove herself in the upcoming battle.” the adviser said as he turned his head towards the sometimes-spy, sometimes-scout. “And she's going to take too many risks in the process. Keep an eye on her, would you?”
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    rest before the hike began,
    “And make sure you don't get caught up in the swing of that ship mast of hers!” he called after the woman. She didn't turn, or even acknowledge the remark, but that was fine. It had been more for him anyway.
    With a smile on his face, he looked back down to the blade in his hands. Upon seeing the tarnished metal his mood dulled somewhat, but the smile remained. Slowly, almost reverently, he sheathed the sword, and then went about barking orders to the troops. It was time to add another nick.
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Monday, May 23

  1. page Farewell and a Promise edited ... “Sometimes things have a way of evening themselves out, Ranel. But sometimes, you have to help…
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    “Sometimes things have a way of evening themselves out, Ranel. But sometimes, you have to help even them out yourself.”
    With that, he kissed her on the forehead and strode off; his hand tracing the pommel of his sword.
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Sunday, May 22

  1. page A Dent in the Shield edited ... Tried to hint at how important it was to Artemis personally, shows a little more emotional con…
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    Tried to hint at how important it was to Artemis personally, shows a little more emotional connection
    Clarified why the shield may be a suitable gift
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    as plain text,text (my narration), but found
    The yellow stone buildings of the Sand Borough had whittled round edges defaced by chunks that had crumbled away over the years. Artemis learned from Darius that about half of the inhabitants moved back to Dorne in protest of the Rebellion. The area was quieter and less crowded than the streets they took to get here. Artemis couldn’t help but feel that this area belonged more in Dorne than King’s Landing. Each tan face he passed by looked bitter. Once upon a time war seemed inevitable with the Dornish, yet somehow the crown had smoothed the relationship over. Artemis could remember readying the troops at Tempest Hold in case the Southerners tried to come up through the Dornish Marches into the Stormlands. If they had, then House Rhyferth could have surely made gold in the war, but they didn’t so now alliances were the route being travelled. It was probably smarter to do that anyway.
    As a cart began to creak towards them down the narrow dirt walkway Artemis signaled for the three guards to shuffle onto the left of Darius. Darius is too quick to trust people. For all I know, this could be a trap. We need to get this fixed, we absolutely need to more than anything else. Artemis always led from the front, and the trustworthy Tareth Merrick protected the hind. Artemis’s newfound vigor had a cause. Darius carried an artifact of immense importance, a shield once worn by Barristan Selmy and given to House Rhyferth as a gift. Once repaired it would serve as a fine gift to Barristan. Artemis wanted nothing more than to meet the Kingsguard, and hopefully be given the honor to talk to the living legend.
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  2. page A Dent in the Shield edited ... Tried to hint at how important it was to Artemis personally, shows a little more emotional con…
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    Tried to hint at how important it was to Artemis personally, shows a little more emotional connection
    Clarified why the shield may be a suitable gift
    At some points I had something that Artemis might think as plain text, but found it should be italicized because it fit better coming from the mind of Artemis
    The yellow stone buildings of the Sand Borough had whittled round edges defaced by chunks that had crumbled away over the years. Artemis learned from Darius that about half of the inhabitants moved back to Dorne in protest of the Rebellion. The area was quieter and less crowded than the streets they took to get here. Artemis couldn’t help but feel that this area belonged more in Dorne than King’s Landing. Each tan face he passed by looked bitter. Once upon a time war seemed inevitable with the Dornish, yet somehow the crown had smoothed the relationship over. Artemis could remember readying the troops at Tempest Hold in case the Southerners tried to come up through the Dornish Marches into the Stormlands. If they had, then House Rhyferth could have surely made gold in the war, but they didn’t so now alliances were the route being travelled. It was probably smarter to do that anyway.
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    anything else. ArtemisArtemis always led
    “Why give him an old shield, my lord?” Tareth questioned respectfully.
    “He would want this shield because it was his back in the day. He works for the King, opulent gifts mean nothing to him, but a sentimental gift holds all the more value.” Darius responded.
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    the kingdoms.
    When Darius had told Artemis that House Sekhmet offered the assistance of their blacksmith for the task, Artemis was wary. Darius showed faith in the friendship between houses by accepting. He also put himself in the very vulnerable state of being indebted to another House. If there was one thing Artemis knew about Nobles it was that they had the oddest way of interacting with each other. A gift could be a stab in the back, and a stab in the back could lead to marriages. Honor was a virtue of the past.
    As they approached The White Dunes the smell of spiced meat, dance, and laughter broke the stern trance of protection that Artemis was in during the short ten minute walk there. It was a collection of splendid two story buildings that showed no sign of decline. Unlike the yellow stone of the other buildings, these were fresh and white with flowers sitting in the windows. Their lodging was much nicer than what House Rhyferth had in King’s Landing. Some of their people had to sleep on the floor. Boy I’d like to live in a place like this. Artemis quickly filtered the awe from his mind, he had a task. It wasn’t only important to the House, it held some personal significance to himself.
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    “That’s fine, do it still.” Artemis blurted partially due to his nerves. The other guards straightened like planks as soon as Artemis spoke. He quickly glanced at Darius who seemed unoffended by his comment. The guards knew what it was like to be in the service of Lord Channer, and luckily Darius was not Lord Channer.
    “Well if my Personal Guard thinks it’s worth it.” Darius replied after thinking over the situation carefully. Artemis straightened his posture in an attempt to be more professional. His dull face blazed red with embarrassment that he made no attempt to hide. He had just set a bad example for all his guards with him. Maybe he would have the freedom from service he had thought about daily, except he hadn’t thought about it today until now.
    Thank theThankthe Seven Artemis
    Artemis abandoned the disloyal thoughts as sinful. What he should be thinking about was whether the gift would be worthy to Barristan Selmy. Would the greatest warrior in the Seven Kingdoms be insulted by being gifted an unusable shield? More importantly, would Darius blame Artemis if Barristan was insulted?
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