I look out over the keep from the balcony outside my chambers, there is almost always construction going on and tonight is no different. Torchlight illuminates the city in pockets, casting an orange glow over the city. The cold, dry air is a refreshing juxtaposition from the stuffy interior of the castle. In a weeks time we plan on marching on a nearby keep down in the valley outside the Ivory Pinnacles. Until recently "The Hall in the Cold" or Winterhall as it is properly was only a legend, but now we are public knowledge, and nobody will suspect us to strike right as we emerge from secrecy, and that's exactly why we strike. I rest my hand on the hilt of sword looking at the stag that sits on its pommel.....
Occupation: Lord of House Tybolt and the hold of Ironguard
Abilities: Novice in Pyromancy and Aeromancy
Skills: Swordfighting, Riding a horse, politics, literate, leadership, proficient at archery not a master, Some magic.
Weapons: Biter (Longsword), Eyre(Shortsword), Light and Dark (two daggers)
Armor: Casual set(In pic with Robb Stark) Battle/Royal Set(in pic with Loras Tyrell)
Story: James' father, Cedric, learned magic from warlocks in the hold of Goodramgate, across the narrow sea. When this was discovered, he and his house were exiled as to avoid catastrophic war. When they arrived in this new land they made their way to the Ivory Pinnacles and by luck remained unnoticed built a hold and city in the mountains named Ironguard. The bannermen under Cedric dispersed into the kingdoms with instructions to be ready to rise to the aid his son James when the time comes and to never forget their past. Before his father died, he trained James in the basic schools of magic, he did not get very far. For a long while he was unsuccessful, but recently he has gained a grasp on it and has started training again. James has been trading with nomads to spread tell of his existence, but only as a legend or myth until now and building up the keep, that time may be near. With an envoy to the capital, Ironguard revealed itself and announced it gates would be open to traders, but those willing to harm the city should steer clear, for they would be met by a strong army.
Ironguard: The geography of the land made it hard to siege Ironguard due to steep terrain. The economy of his city is based of mining from the mountain and trading with nomads. A small number successful tiered farms are in the area but are not nearly as profitable as the mining. His army defending his castle are some of the best, which James trains personally in his spare time. Morale in the city is generally high and average wealth is higher than most cities because of low taxes.
Regular Soldiers(Including Knights): 1500
Active Garrison: 300
City Guard: 150
Royal Guard: 50
Citizens Capable of Picking up Arms: 1000
Other Citizens: 500
Farmers/Citizens Outside of Walls: 1000
Affiliation/Allegiances: None yet.
-I'll be happy to answer if i didn't mention it. I look forward to RPing in this world!
Rays of morning light shone in through the tall windows casting shafts of light across the cold morning air. I shifted my body from the sheets and stood the smooth, cold wood floor creaked as I walked across it. I stretched my arms and grabbed my light set of leather armor, my ruling clothes as they are know to the servants. I called out for a servant and heard footsteps and then a knock. "Lord Baratheon?" "Yes, go set out a hot meal for me." "Yes, m'lord, I'll be right to it." *As I finish strapping on my belt and sword around my waist I look at my battle armor. "Childish," I say to myself, "I need something, new, if I am to be a lord and a rider, I must look the part first." I turn and walk through the door and upon exiting my squire, comes to my side and says, "My lord, an envoy from the capital waits for you at breakfast." "What does he want?" Two guards open the door in front of us to the dining hall, it is late so only a few lords and ladies still sit at the long tables and the high table sits empty with only 1 plate served, mine. I sit and start to eat, "Where is this envoy?" My squire looks around, "I don't know sir," I stand, "If you are are the envoy from the capital, come to the front, now please and get it over with." *A small man, wearing the queen family sigil with two guards walks up. "Sorry my lord, your squire said you were asleep." "And I was, now what do you want?" I lean back in my seat, "Well, the queen requests 100 men to march on House Standers' keep." I hit my fist on the table and stand.* "I will not send 100 of my own men to march on my last southern banner-man. I'm tired of, just because I am young and a bastard, she thinks she can push me around, not this time, this crosses a line, but tell me why should she need my men to march on Standers, what has he done now?" The man gulps and says, "Well you see, my lord she has already marched on his keep, but can only lay siege, she needs your skilled soldiers to break through his walls. He holds asylum for pirates that raided ships by the capital, but call Easterwatch home, she only want justice for the families." I laugh. "Justice is that what she tells you, she wants my gate way to the sea, my biggest source of income. No, GUARDS detain these men!" Before they can even draw their swords my men have them on their knees. "I will have your heads sent to your queen on a plate." I quickly finish eating and I stand and walk around the table to stand in front of them and set a hand on my sword. "Or, you can have your men return to the queen and tell her to remove the siege on Standers and tell her not to ask for my hand in my own downfall ever again. I will keep you here as an incentive for her to heed my terms." I turn to the two guards, "Catch all that?" They nod fervently and speak to all of them. "Now if you want to avoid a war, then when the two of you return to the capital you will beg the queen to pull of Easterwatch and when and if she does I will return her cousin." I turn to my own guards. Give these men everything they could need for such a journey, strong horses food if they need it they shall have it, but this one, keep him at the top of the eastern tower and post eight up there to rotate in watches of four." *I turn to my squire, "Fetch Maester Leicester." I sit up at my throne above the high table, and pick up a book from next and read to pass the time. About 10 minutes later, the Maester appears with my squire in tow, he starts to speak, but I stop him, putting down my book. "I know what you're going to say, and yes it was necessary, but that's not why I called you here. I want you to find the best smith in our keep and bring him to me, just this morning I was looking at my heavy war armor and I realize that it probably does not fit me and looks like child's armor, I would to have a new one made and the armor for our soldiers to match it in a similar style, I would also like the design passed to my bannermen, as we may be in battle soon, so I would like us to look uniform, and orderly." He hesitates, but nods and walks away, I pick up my book and continue. A few hours later the Maester walks in with a dirty man. "M'lord," He kneels in the now open throne room, and noticed that while I read, they had moved away the tables, freeing up the room for court. "The maester said you and yer bannermen 'll be needin' fresh armor, and that my shop would be paid well for it so 'ere I am." He smiled and rested his hands in his pockets. "Well yes, I want a set of armor for me, well decorated, sets for my bannerman;s lords, of a similar style, but less ornamentation and themed with their house colors, the same for my knights, but with far less ornamentation and for the foot-soldiers mine and for my bannermen ornamented with their house colors, but with very little decor, all these with similar style. Bring me tin models within a fortnight and you shall be rewarded and if you supply Westerhall keep within 4 months, i will double whatever price my council settles on. I will not have responsible for the armor of my bannermen, you will be responsible for tin models, so their smiths can replicate it. Can you do it? Use what ever you need, spare no expense you will be reimbursed costs and then paid more for profit." He straitens his back, "O'course m'lord." Within a 6 days he had prototypes and styles were chosen and within 3 months the armor was done an was being handed out to the men. I looked out on the men of my keep, all, myself included adorned in new armor. "We look good don't we?" I pick up small glass of wine and down it. "Huzzah!" They reply a moment later, as one, "Huzzah"
- Rooster Teeth ProductionsAnimator, 2014 - present
- Ubisoft MontrealIn Game Object Modeling, 2012 - 2014
- Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMajor in Computer Engineering and Graphic Design, 2004 - 2010
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