Much of interest has taken place in King’s Landing of late, some of it causing a stir due to scandals that surround them. The tales told are not all clear, but surely they must have some substance to them?
Ser Jonn Lannister, allegedly involved in a scandalous relationship with Reyna Tyrell, attempted to put off his knighthood. This was seemingly done to avoid further rebukes from Lady Reyna’s cousin, the famed Ser Almer Connington, who challenged him to a duel which he refused! It did not seem to work as intended, for the hot-tempered stormlord publicly beat him in the city, leaving him bruised and battered.
Lady Reyna Tyrell attempted to harm herself over these matters, or so it was said. Or perhaps it was when she learned she was to wed Ser Dagur Saltcliffe, the ironborn knight who won the name of the Iron Serpent in Dorne? It’s all a tangle. Disinherited by his lord father and with only his prowess and his rough company of men to his credit, wags at court remarked that they could see why the lady might rather end her life than remarry such a man.
A madman attacked Prince Cadan Martell in the castle yard, giving no warning, and the Dornish prince proved less than capable at defending himself. It was only the intervention of Ser Almer Connington that put an end to it. Some wonder if it was _really_ necessary to sever the attacker’s hand from his arm in doing so, especially as he did have the good sense to maul a Dornishman, but few would ask Ser Almer this directly.
A poisoner met her doom, when a maidservant to Lady Carmella Dondarrion—who had attempted to poison the self-same lady in a plot of revenge and in hopes of laying the blame upon the Dornish hostages—was condemned to death by Prince Viserys Targaryen, the Hand of the King. Her accomplice, a stablehand, was given a more lenient judgement of a heavy fine or having his nostrils slit.