It is a bare 2 weeks before the first households are expected to arrive for the wedding….. and as the Knights and camp followers return to Steadwater castle after their time away in the Border Marches they note a strange sign. Flying over the castle is not the Steadwater flag….a stag…..a crowned stag.
The patrols that had been established before setting out are nowhere to be seen, on the walls of the castle you see armed men that you do not recognize and as you reach the castle portal your way is blocked by a knight in white armor, one of the kingsguard. Behind the stoic knight …with a look on his face you have never seen before …..is Maestor Gregory….. his face shines with a look……….of pride!!!!
In the courtyard beyond you see a young golden haired man, more of a boy really as he is slight of build. He appears to be giving a speech, or dressing down, to the Steadwater household staff. Behind him like a snow caped tor stands a giant in dark burnished chain armor, the skin of his face is so white as to be freakish in nature and his eyes burn red beneath a mass of long straggling bleached white hair, upon his back a worn flowing cloak that shows him to be of House Crowl. If ever there were white walkers….this man would have made them fear for what they really were!
Beyond him, slumped in a chair sits Lord Steadwater, covered in rugs and wracked with coughs, beside him Lady Steadwater. He is flanked by a couple of Steadwater men at arms.
The rest of the men at arms in the castle appear to be of Lannister and Baratheon