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Ser Dermett Corbray is the second child of Lord Qarl Corbray and Lady Molianne Westerling, and grandson to the once Lord Protector of the Realm Lord Leowyn Corbray. Being the eldest male child of the house he is currently the heir to Heart’s Home.
In the early months of 164 he wed Lady Damia Farman of Faircastle. As of yet, the two have no children.
The heir to Heart’s Home is a knight of growing repute, having enjoyed modest success in tourneys and melees since arriving in King’s Landing. He is equally infamous for his sometimes unruly bearing, foul moods and oft sardonic and satirical compositions. Indeed, the man considers himself something of an amateur bard.
In his capacity at court he currently serves as an Officer of the Warden of the Kingswood, Ser Jan Marbrand. In this role he leads the various scouts and outrider patrols attached to the Kingswood company.
The Corbray heir is a roguish, young knight with a muscular, hardy physique. Dark brown locks fall across his shoulders and his piercing eyes are a steely grey. Above his left eyebrow is a ghastly-looking scar that stretches to his left temple. A mischievous, insolent smirk oft adorns his lips.
The man is known to dress in simple, modest attire. Doublets of brown and grey (or crimson, if he is attempting to make an effort) are oft matched with breeches of black and grey, his well-worn boots also of black. Indeed, the most luxurious item the man is known to wear is a blade of castle-forged steel on his left hip.
Ser Dermett Corbray is generally a pleasant and well-meaning fellow. While he is quick to anger at apparent slights upon himself or his family, Ser Dermett is perhaps one of the more jovial members of court at King’s Landing, quick to both japery and the singing of songs.
However, the man has garnered a reputation for a particularly sharp wit and a fairly liberal use of profanities. Especially when in his cups, he is not above engaging in often bawdy and vulgar banter with smallfolk and noble alike.
Furthermore, the man seems unfazed with questioning those who are considered of a higher standing. This is not entirely down to sheer insolence – the Corbray heir is a firm believer that actions forged as a group are more likely to succeed than those in the mind of one man – yet more oft than not the man is finding some sport in rocking the boat.
Despite a reputation for fairly scandalous behaviour, the man is known to be extremely ambitious. When he is not behaving like a fool, Ser Dermett has shown an astute ability to scheme and plot, especially with concerns for furthering the prestige of his ancient house, an indication of the sort of man he could one day be.
The eldest son of Lord Qarl Corbray and his wife Molianne Westerling, Ser Dermett Corbray is the heir apparent to the ancient seat of Heart’s Home in the Vale.
In his youth, Ser Dermett was known to be fond of travelling and exploring the verdant and picturesque lands that surrounded his family keep. An extremely adventurous child, Ser Dermett grew quickly, both in behaviour and in size. From a young age he was stronger, swifter and more agile than his peers; it appeared that an incredibly martial future beckoned for the young Ser Dermett, in keeping with the legacy of his house.
Between the years of 155 and 160, Ser Dermett served as squire to Lord Kermit Tully. During the Young Dragon’s conquest of Dorne, Lord Kermit commanded that his squire should remain at Riverrun. As such, Ser Dermett did not take any part in the conquest, much to the young man’s disappointment.
It was during these years that Ser Dermett developed a taste for drinking, gambling and whoring, earning a somewhat notorious reputation which persists to this day. Despite this, Ser Dermett was knighted by Lord Kermit at the age of eighteen after assisting in the capture and execution of a notorious band of outlaws. The young squire was said to have slain two, hardened foes single-handedly, before being fell by a third and gravely wounded.
The years following knighthood were served at home in the Vale. When Lord Qarl rode off to serve Lord Arryn during the Dornish uprising, Ser Dermett once again remained at home, to rule in the absence of his father. Although Ser Dermett was disappointed to once more miss out on campaign experience, it was said that he showed a competence at stewardship that greatly belied his inexperience.
In the year 163, a few days after his twenty-first name day, Ser Dermett arrived at King’s Landing to represent his father and his house at court. Those early days at court were marked by oft scandalous and unruly behaviour, though he would also become known as a prodigious tourney knight. Indeed, in early 164, the man emerged victorious at a melee at Raventree Hall, winning a handsome prize of five-hundred gold dragons from Lady Tinessa Tully herself.
What’s more, he has also unhorsed such famed champions as Ser Elmer Crakehall and Ser Dagur Saltcliffe, and tested the likes of Ser Galfrid Velaryon and Ser Humfrey Westerling whilst competing at the lists. While he has not yet won a tournament outright, Ser Dermett has amassed a small fortune in ransoms since arriving in King’s Landing and his reputation as a skilled rider burgeons with each competition.
Since returning home from the Riverlands in the early months of 164, Ser Dermett has served in the capacity of Officer of the Warden of the Kingswood, first as an underling to his one-time antagonist Ser Farin Prester and then to Ser Jan Marbrand.
In the fourth month of 164, Ser Dermett wed Lady Damia Farman at a ceremony in King’s Landing. As of yet, the Corbray heir has sired no children. In the final month of the year 164, when Damia was heavy with what would have been their first child, she tragically lost a baby girl in an untimely birth, at the foot of the Stranger’s alter in the Royal Sept of the Red Keep.
[28-01-164] Arrives in King’s Landing, wherein he will represent his house at court.
[25-10-163] Competes in his first tourney since arriving in the city. Losing his first tilt against Yorick the Champion, he is given a second chance and proceeds to defeat Ser Maeron Bar Emmon, Ser Benedict Rogers and the squire, his cousin, Ryckon Westerling. He is finally eliminated by the eventual winner Ser Luthor Rivers.
Amidst the contest, Ser Dermett decided to return the smallclothes of Lady Alyce Reyne to the new bride in the viewing platform much to the anger of her family. Was later beaten for his actions… and the song he decided to write about the day’s events.
[11-12-163] Competes in a melee at Acorn Hall. Placed on the team representing the soon-to-be-bride Andyra Tully against the one representing Ser Willard Ryger, the Corbray knight’s team was victorious. Ser Dermett, however, ends the melee extremely ill, a wound on his hand reopening and becoming infected.
[19-12-163] Attends the wedding of Willard Ryger and Andrya Tully.
[28-01-164] After besting Ser Genald Storm, Ser Ryckon Westerling and - finally - Ser Luthor Rivers, the Corbray heir is named champion at a melee at Raventree Hall. A prize of five-hundred gold dragons is promptly gifted to him by Lady Tinessa Tully herself. In the stands, witnessing his victory, is Lady Damia Farman, his betrothed, and the pair soon meet for the first time after his victory.
[27-02-164] Almyn Upcliff arrives in King’s Landing to serve as Ser Dermett’s squire.
[27-03-164] Finishes second in the tourney celebrating the birth of Lord Serry’s son and heir, earning a prize of seventy-five gold dragons, unhorsing Ser Dagur Saltcliffe amongst others on the way to a loss against Ser Humfrey Westerling in the final.
[12-04-164] Ser Dermett Corbray is wed to Lady Damia Farman in King’s Landing.
[13-04-164] House Corbray hosts a tourney of love and beauty to celebrate the union of Ser Dermett and Lady Damia. The latter, of course, was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty, with Ser Noel Standfast and her own lord husband chosen to defend her crown as champions.
Ultimately, Ser Jan Marbrand and Ser Kendros Goodbrook emerged victorious and - after two deciding tilts - the latter opted to name Elyanna Baratheon as new Queen of Love and Beauty in the absence of his own betrothed. Notably, Ser Humfrey Westerling made an appearance as the mysterious Knight of Swords… much to the annoyance of Lord Bestan Corbray.
Currently serves as an Officer of the Warden of the Kingswood, Ser Farin Prester.
Damia Corbray - Formerly of House Farman, Lady Damia wed Ser Dermett in early 164. The pair are known to get on well, Lady Damia most forgiving of her husband’s faults.
Simona Tully - Ser Dermett’s elder sister, the pair endured a testing and often tumultuous rivalry in their youth. Since arriving in King’s Landing, however, the pair have put their previous issues to bed and formed something of a close kinship and alliance. Indeed, Lady Simona wishes for only the best for her brother… while Ser Dermett wishes only to give his sister scandal-induced headaches!
“Mayhapsh the Sheven have not abandoned me? Warrior give me shtrength. Maiden give me love. Crone bring me cunt! Pray SHTRANGER, if one of your shervtants should ssssave me, I would be mosht grateful!” - A greatly inebriated Ser Dermett says a prayer as he is given a beaten by more gallant knights of the court.
“It is queer how opinions can be formed, to be sure. We may all see each other often at court yet never get the opportunity to know the man, or indeed the woman, behind the name. In the end, it is often the ills we cause that come to define us. Our best moments are seldom seen in the public eye. I know this more than most.” - Speaking in private to his fellow Vale lordling Ser Janden Melcolm, the Corbray heir ponders how reputations are formed at court.
”[T]emper your pride before you choke on it, ser. I will not look kindly upon you if I have cause to send for you again.” - Lord Jonothor Arryn puts the proud heir to Heart’s Home in his place, after a feud with his cousin Lady Jyana Arryn.
A Lordling Forlorn - Celebrations the night of the Bar-Emmon/Reyne wedding tourney turn violent; an heir gets paid more than he bargained for with his song.
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