Bastard son of house Arryn the only blemish of the unimpeachable house
Lance was sent to a monastery right after he was born, with only a pendant etched with a symbol unknown to even the priests. The symbol cannot be found in any of the current houses, the monks paid it no mind dismissing it as nothing more than a decoration. In truth the symbol is from his mother’s family, his mother’s bloodline extended back to when magic was common, and her family continued the practice of magic though hidden from others eyes nowadays. His mother died soon after giving birth to him. He showed an exceptional use magic, after being taught the basics. A maester who frequents the monastery saw the boy’s potential, and also noticed the pendant that hang around his neck. Being the maester of house Arryn for a long time, he knows a lot of the secrets and workings of the family. He quickly noticed the pendant around the boys neck and remembered his old master, father of Jon Arryn had an affair with a gipsy woman with red hair. The enchantress was beautiful indeed but her background and lineage a mystery, the maester even think she used magic once in front of the old lord. But abruptly enough the woman disappeared and was never heard of again, who would have thought that the brother of his current master lives in a monastery. I should report this to the lord he thought and left, the maester was given instructions by lord Jon Arryn (current head of house Arryn) to look after the boy until reaches manhood. Only then will he be told of his connection with the house.
After the maester told Lance the truth of his identity, he was welcomed by his brother Jon Arryn. Jon a little relieved to know that he has a brother, if not it would have spelled the end of house Arryn. He still hopes though, that in the future his son Robert, would become healthier when he grows up and be the head of house Arryn. A healthy young man with the blood of house Arryn is good enough. For now…
Lance, and the bastards of all the other houses was gathered by King Robert Baratheon, and sent on a mission to the marshes. Little did they know that King Robert sent them to their deaths.
The journey was hard on young Lance, he was meek, kind, and friendly. Whereas the others in his group were proud, boastful, and hot blooded. The only person he seemed to be able to talk to is Zerul Baratheon, a proud, and kind person who seems to be overly cautious. Lance thought it strange, that Zerul covered his whole face with a mask all the time, he had respected the young lord and thought it wouldn’t be polite to ask why he wears a mask all the time.
The envoy stopped at a clearing to start camp for the night, but the mischievousness of Lance Arryn could not be contained. As the rest of the young lords prepared their bed sacks, and started to cook food Lance, gathered horse shit, a lot of horse shit. He placed the huge pile of horse shit in the bedroll of Ajiron Lannister, who earlier bad mouthed Zerul and himself. Zerul noticed what he was up to and covered Lance’s rear from the rest, Lance noticed this and gave him a thankful nod and finished loading the manure in the bed roll and went on his way. After washing his hands clean of manure, he went over to Resper Baratheon to see if he could establish some sort of friendship or at least recognition by pretending to ask for food. Sure enough he got the food but not recognition or friendship from the proud lord. As they were about to sleep, they heard a resounding scream from Ajiron Lannister who seems to have found the manure hidden in his bedroll with his body. Laughter covered the campfires, and Ajiron Lannister proud as he is got his ego injured. He wanted retribution, and the first person he saw laughing was Hero Tully. He unsheathed his sword, walked over to Hero Tully and raised is sword to strike Hero Tully down. Lance saw this and quickly ran towards Ajiron Lannister to stop him, as he ran he prayed to his God “Lord give me strength” he said softly so no one would hear. His body grew a little bigger but not significant enough to change his physic. The strength the came with it however was significant, he tackled Ajiron Lannister as his sword went down for the kill. He held Ajiron Lannister down with one hand and punched with the other knocking Ajiron Lannister unconscious.
He then saw the other lords holding weapons, and a little on the edge with eye darting about in the forest’s shadows. Men came out of the forest foaming in the mouth, and flailing swords in the air hacking at the nearest target. Ajiron Lannister unconscious from the punch and had no way of protecting himself, Lance decided to protect him egotistical he may be.
One of the frothing mad men ran towards Lance, as he moved to a better position near the fire. Lance, saw the man running towards him, and quickly reacted with a kick to the groin. Because Lance kicked in motion, he ended up kicking air, Lance used the momentum of the failed kick to spin around,and gave a right punch to in between the stomach and the chest which winded the man with a resounding “Hufffft!!!” and dropped him in one punch.
Two men behind Lance, wearing plate armor with bloodied cloaks, fires a volley of arrows at lance after seeing him drop one of their own. Lance, twisted and turned again, trying to avoid the arrows he saw fired at him when he turned and punched the frothing man. One arrow scratched his arm, while the other found its mark and landed on his leg. Lance, shaken by the sudden heat that came from his leg, he looked down and pulled the arrow out. Hot pain emanated from the wound, and anger boiled his blood as he moved closer to one of the two men that shot him. He clenched his fists, and punched the guy square on the chin! Lance, punched so hard that it knocked the daylights out of him. The second guy loosed an arrow again giving him another light scratch on the injured leg, Lance walked up to him, and in anger he spun around to kick the guy. Increased pain greeted his leg as he spun. His kick did not finish, as he stumbles from the pain, but able to gain enough balance to keep him of the ground. The man was caught of guard by the event, his eyes was closed and was clenching his teeth with arms raised preparing for the kick’s arrival. He opened his eyes to see why he wasn’t kicked yet, only to see Lance gain his balance and stepped towards him and turning to spin. Lance, Stepped forward with the good leg spun, and chopped the surprised man on the side of his neck, with all his might and all the momentum he could muster. The man gave out a puking like sound, and his eyes rolled upwards as if he was it with a club and not a hand.
Ajiron grunts and moans as he wakes up from all the noise around him, Lance wrapped his wounds with bandages. Though in secret he was casting a healing spell on himself. The wounds healed, but he fakes a little limp so that he won’t get the attention of the other young lords that his wounds are healed.
Lance’s fake limp didn’t fool anyone, in fact it did the opposite. After Resper, Hero, Tully killed the knocked out men, they paid notice to Lance and his injuries. Ajiron wakes up and being egotistical he unwittingly moved the focus back on the dead bodies oozing with green blood, and away from Lance and his healed wounds.
They burned the bodies, and left for Blackhaven. Ajiron and Tully went to report back to the king, while the rest followed Resper to Blackhaven. It was a grueling ride, they ran for 3 1/2 days without sleep, food, or nature breaks. Luckily lance had with him his emergency rations, and water skins. He was always riding behind the group and was unnoticed while he takes a few bites of rations and drinks a few sips of water. When Blackhaven was is view Lance prayed to his god for Vitality to endure the hard ride, his prayers were not answered, and as his vitality fails him his strength also gave way to exhaustion.
On the outskirts of town, they saw a man that looks like a guardsman, wearing the same armor as the people that attacked them. As the party approached the man, Lance prayed again to his God for Vigor if a battle was to ensue. Lance’s prayers was answered, and he felt vitality build up within him. He listened to the conversation between Resper and the guardsman, and interrupted them when he saw Resper’s anger start to boil. Resper, gave Lance a warning for insubordination but moved on to where the Garth Blackhaven was located.
Led by the guardsman, the party headed away from town and into a forested area. Lance, prays again to his God for vitality, his strength to continue was slipping away. When they reached a clearing they saw what was left of the town folk, their horses was taken off them by stable boys, to be cared for. Lance, gave a boy a silver shilling for their effort, and the boy excitedly and happily accepted it.
Lance, looked for an outhouse, or a place to relieve himself off the three days ride of holding it in. After relieving himself, he went to the stables and looked for the boy who took his horse. He and the children had an odd, and a round about conversation. He learned that the incident took the boy’s father, which in turn killed his mother and more of the towns people. He assured the children, that he and the people with him, will put and end to it. Lance, further asked if there was any grown up he could talk to in detail, who would have seen or known more about the incident. The boy said yes, and led him to the person.
Lance asked the boy’s name, and the boy happily answered Motley! As they walk further from the settlement, and into another clearing where a shanty stood. The shanty, looked like beaten up, patch work of different things to make it look like a house. A stump of a tree stood in front of the house and covered in blood. A grizzly old man, thin, tall, and seemed to have not taken a bath for at least forever was chopping some sort of animal on the stump. The boy called out to the man, and the man looked up and saw Lance and the boy. The man looked at Lance from head to foot and asked who he was, Lance introduced himself. The man seems to have heard of house Arryn as he nods and continued to chop the animal on the stump. The man was reluctant to answer Lance’s questions at first but, gave in after Lance’s explanation. The man said that the cause of the incident is the old gods, and pointed to a huge tree, he said that the tree used to be worshiped and revered at one time. Now they are forgotten, ever since the new religions was introduced to this land. Lance, thanked the man and left for the tent. he heard people talking inside, he peeked first to see if everyone was inside. After confirming with a quick look, he entered the tent quietly so as not to interrupt the conversation.
After learning what Lord Black knew about the incident and what actions he had taken, Resper took out the pendant he acquired from the corpse and showed it to Lord Black. Lord Black, dropped to his knees at the sight of the pendant and cried saying that his son had left him. A man dressed in scale armor who seems to be really friendly with Resper, suggested that the party should go into town at nightfall, where the cover of darkness, and the screams of torture would mask their presence. Lance, having doubts, mustered his courage and said out loud that they should get some rest first. Since they have traveled 3 1/2 days straight with no rest, so that they would be in top shape to face whatever there is to face. Resper, fumed at the suggestion, and said that this is the opportune time. The young man wearing the scale armor agreed with Resper and Respet said that the constant insubordination cannot go on and took a step Lance and put a hand on his sword’s hilt. Hero, step in between the two and said that Lance is correct and that they did indeed needed the rest. Resper, taken aback by his banner man’s actions slammed a hand at the table and looked to Lord Black. Lord Black swallowed and looked at the people in front of him, and the table, swallowed and could not provide an answer. Resper, looked at his banner man in the eyes and gave in to the idea. He turned to Lord Black again, and said there better be a good tent for him or he will end up like the table, and walked out the tent pushing people away as he passed.
Lance, woke up early in the morning to do his morning prayers. He had a trouble connecting with his god, maybe because the last confrontation with Resper last night bothered him more than he thought that he couldn’t concentrate properly. Because of this, Lance’s god punished him by giving him a shock that made him fall to the ground from his kneeling position. Just as it happened Lord Black entered his tent and saw him wriggling on the ground with a few of the electricity still visible on him and out of breath. Lord Black gasped! Suppressing his scream, Lance looked up and saw Lord Black with and with an audible gasp he tried to cover himself up, like he was caught doing something naughty, and was caught in the act. Lord Black gave Lance a surprised look, and said he will not hold it against him, and will not treat him like an outcast, and he asked Lance for breakfast. Lance, noticed that Lord Black is indeed holding it against him, and he knew that Lord Black will use the information in the future to gain a favor from him. Lance followed Lord Black to breakfast as they talked about his past with Hero, Umbron, and Zerul. It seems Lord Black knew more about Lance’s past than he expected, Lance thought that he should sit down with Lord Black someday and talk more about it. Afternoon came fast and Lance still hasn’t completed his prayer to his god yet, he excused himself from the company of Hero and said to him “You’d have to excuse me Hero, but I’d have to find a quiet spot and finish my prayer. I get a little cranky if i don’t finish my prayer.” Hero gave a slight nod, and smiled as he walked away. Lance thought that the day isn’t turning out like he expected, but moseyed along and headed for the forest to find a cave away from the camp site. After searching for a long time he found a cave and went in deep into the cave, and cleared his mind of the day’s event and the that of Resper’s berating behind him and started to pray. This time, Lance’s prayer was heard, and his god gave him more than enough vigor to put the fatigue of the past 4 days behind him.
Lance and his group gathered around a map of Blackhaven, with the new guy among them and discussed the plan of entry into Blackhaven. It was decided that they would enter to the west of Blackhaven, and sneak in with the cover of darkness. Lance didn’t speak up anymore, and just kept to himself and agreed to the plan Resper proposed. He doesn’t want another run in with Resper’s irk, and be unable to concentrate again when he prays to his god.
As they approached Blackhaven, they threw away their torches and walked in carefully into town. The town is in complete darkness, and silent as the dead. Lance followed Zerul, to cover his back, as the rest of the party went in a different direction. A few moments later, Lance noticed light coming out of a house, the light glistened from the cracks of the door and window, and he noticed shadows move within the house. He called out to Zerul softly and told him that he’ll check out the house, as Lance neared the window of the house he accidentally stepped on a puddle making a slight sloshing noise. Lance, quickly looked around to see if he was noticed by anyone or anything, and continued his approach. Lance peeked into the window’s cracks and saw four sets of eyes looking at his general direction, but he could not see their faces. Out of nowhere a scream came from the north of town, Lance stepped back from the window and noticed a person standing where he came from. He noticed the man was looking around and as if trying to find someone, and noticed Zerul was just a few meters away from the man. Lance decided to walk around the house near where the man was standing, and take him out from behind. Lance moved carefully crossing the street, not to step into anymore puddles and placed his back on the wall of the house. Lance noticed another man on the opposite side of the house, he sighed and thought that it’d be better to take the man out too. He approached the man carefully, and silent so that not to alert anyone. Lance neared his target, and the man turned around nonchalantly and got startled. Lance and the man both got startled, looked into each others eyes for a second and Lance punched the guy out of reflex. More screams came from the north of town, and one scream seemed different and familiar to Lance. Resper was giving out a battle scream, and Lance thought to himself “so much for sneaking in.”
Fifth Adventure Glowing Fear Part 2
After taking down the man, he moved around the house to the original guy he intended to jump originally, but when he got there Zerul dropped another one next to him which enraged the man and charged Zerul. Zerul, kicked one guy down and used his sword to cut the leg of another making him fall on his face. A third guy came from his right slashing but only managed to scratch his armor. Lance quickly ran out kicking the same guy in the head that Zerul kicked which knocked his lights out, and tried to kick the other downed man, but because of the muddy surface he misjudged his aim and missed him completely. Zerul stabbed the guy that Lance missed and killed him out right, Lance then moved to the guy on the right of Zerul and gave him a punch on the chin which dropped him unconscious. All the people Lance knocked unconscious and the people Zerul killed all turned into putty like they were mud melting in the rain.
(To be continued)…
This is what I would like my armor to look like when i buy the Plate Armor \m/