Farin Prester's continued attempts to convince the Brackens to see reason and make peace with the Tullys do not end well for him when Bloody Brus arrives.
Ser Jaesin has returned to Riverrun in the wake of Prince Aegon's disastrous "peacekeeping" mission. While there, he seeks out Lady Reyna with news of her husband.
[The fight between the ever-feuding houses of Blackwood and Bracken continues, as they jump into another battle, this time at the ford. A battle that comes after the Brackens were nearly defeated at Pennytree.]
Janden and Dorik Melcolm meet for the first time since Janden left Old Anchor after clashing with his half-brother following the conquest of Dorne. Tensions quickly rise.
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.
[The fight between the ever-feuding houses of Blackwood and Bracken has heated up, as they move from the village of Buckle, to 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. ]
Brave, bold knights of Westeros come together to...sing? Indeed they do, judged by a panel of women. One song in particular makes waves.
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.