At Stone Hedge, after a night-long vigil, former squire Ser Ryckon Westerling is knighted by Ser Farin Prester for his actions in the Battle of Pennytree.
[A messenger arrives from down river, blood has been spilled and the village of Buckle's holdfast has been burned to the ground. The feud between Blackwood and Bracken has heated up. As a response, Lady Tully -- Tinessa -- calls the banners to end this mess and is faced with another problem, Ser Jonn Lannister, heir to Casterly Rock. It looks like the feud between the Blackwoods and Brackens isn't the only one Riverlands might have to deal with. ]
[A tourney to celebrate the wedding of Ser Willard Ryger and Andrya Tully is ended abruptly and turns bloody, as the old feud between the Blackwoods and Brakens is rekindled by death. And a mystery knight proves a murderer, again.]
Conversation follows the jousting practice from earlier, with Dagur and Janden in particular discussing the importance of self-certainty.
Jaesin Lannister is a main source of practice for other knights looking to test themselves against him before the Riverrun Tourney. Though Jaesin splits a pair of tilts with Dagur Saltcliffe, it’s the second one between the Kingsguard and Janden Melcolm that will lead to stories being told.
[The Tully wedding party, headed by Lady Jannia Tully, has been following the Red Fork, --that sits to the West-- Northward towards the sight of Riverrun's great sandstone battlements. The front of the party talks about Riverrun and Lady Jannia's excitement --or stale equivalent, due to her recent broken betrothal to Ser Humfrey Westerling,-- to return to the place she calls home. The small group at the front talk about the more charming aspects of Riverrun as they ride along, speaking on some of the most recent events, while Prince Aegon Targaryen and his companions -- including Ser Jaesin Lannister of the Kingsguard,-- ride at the back of the long column that represents the wedding party. All of this done as the great structure that is Riverrun comes fully into their view, concluding when the party enters said structure and is given a proper greeting from the family that holds the seat, the Tullys. ]
Ser Arion Baratheon has been called to account by Ser Jaesin Lannister for the less-than-flattering tales being spread at his command. Ser Jaesin is not in a forgiving mood.
The heir to Hightower rejoins the train headed up the Roseroad from the Reach shortly before its arrival in King's Landing. As the travelers prepare for the final day's ride to the city, Bradwell takes the measure of three very different men, as they do the same with him.
The search for Ser Josmyn Reyne turns to blood upon the fields before Grassy Vale.
On the hunt for Ser Josmyn Reyne, the expedition stops at a ferry crossing on the Blue Byrn for a rest and a few drinks – and get more than they bargained for in the process.
Several members of the party in pursuit of Longaxe and Edwyd Bulwer stop for the night and share ribald songs around the campfire.
As the knights in pursuit of Edwyd Bulwer and Kendros Goodbrook, the Longaxe, pause on the banks of the Blue Byrn to take a short rest and meal and consider their next steps, Ser Myles Hightower begins a discussion with Ser Janden Melcolm, a Knight of the Vale, on the culpability of this feud between the Reynes and Meadows. Ser Willard Ryger interjects and questions Ser Myles' knowledge of chivalry, and Ser Myles takes umbrage at Ser Willard's haughty tone and presumption to dispense justice in the Reach. Before the altercation is done, Ser Myles promises that Ser Willard will be called upon for satisfaction upon the return to the capital.
A twilight hunt turns horribly wrong as kidnapping ensues.
Anton and Melissa enjoy each other's company and share tea and cake on board a barge. A misunderstanding over a cloak leads to Anton in the river and much fodder for gossip.
Lady Delanei Crane, wife to ser Albyn Crane arrives together with her daughter Ella at the barges, after a fatiguing ride from Red Lake to meet the travelling court. While a servant has been send to search for Albyn, Ser Alek Reyne kept her company. Albyn is about to arrive - coming from a meeting with Jannia Tully - and see his wife and daughter for the first time in about a year.