Blood of Dragons

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' MUSH


The Hand Departs
IC Date: Day 2 of Month 3, 159 AC.
RL Date: November 26, 2007.

In the small hours of the day, Prince Viserys Targaryen, uncle and Hand to King Daeron, departed from the Red Keep with a train made of equal parts of royal household knights and his own personal guard from the Tower of the Hand. Accompanying him was his son, Prince Aemon of the Kingsguard, and the Lords Ryger and Cargyll of the Small Council with their own small retinues. A minimum of followers and supplies travel with them, and those largely carried by mules rather than in ox-cart wagons.

According to all the news, the Hand is travelling south into the stormlands, where King Daeron’s passage back to his royal city has been slowed by a sudden torrent of rain that has turned the roads to mud and has obliged the king to spend more time as a welcome guest in the castles of the stormlords along the way than as a traveller.