The chase in the Reach has come to a bloody end. After having been abducted by the vengeful Kendros Longaxe and the men of House Meadows, Ser Josmyn Reyne has been freed. The feud that sparked this seems to also be in abeyance, now that a single combat between a champion of House Meadows—Ser Edwyd Bulwer—and the Vale knight Ser Alyard Corbray has settled matters with Ser Edwyd’s death. There had been skirmishes as Ser Josmyn’s kin and friends gave chase, as famed men like Ser Dagur Saltcliffe and Ser Almer Connington helped lead the effort, but the loss of life was not so great as it may have been.
A foolish error on the part of the Meadows’ some might say, and one instigated (it seems) by internal conflicts, by outrage at Ser Obyn’s untimely death on the one hand and grasping ambition on the part of Ser Edwyd, whose wife might have stood higher in the line of succession if he proved bold enough. For his troubles, Ser Edwyd’s bones are to be sent to Blackcrown, to be buried among his ancestors. So ends the vanity of weak men. Ser Kendros Goodbrook, the famed Longaxe, has been sent to Highgarden to meet the judgment of the Lord Protector of the Reach, and doubtless will find himself exiled from the Reach for years to come.