Word sweeps like wildfire through the Red Keep when a raven from Dorne announces that King Daeron has decided to return at last to King’s Landing after nearly two years spent conquering and pacifying Dorne. The news spills over its high walls to the streets below, and excitement is in the air; in some quarters of the city, flurries of celebration—near-riots, according to the City Watch—erupt spontaneously. The bells of the septs of the city, from the greatest to the very meanest, toll with joy, and not long after it’s said that his grace’s kin are seen amidst a small throng of the court at the royal sept to offer up their prayers to the gods for the king.
The Young Dragon will return in triumph, travelling the Boneway which was his gateway to Dorne and its conquest. Little more is known of his plans, and few will pause to wonder which sons and husbands and fathers will remain behind to maintain the peace and the king’s justice in the deserts and mountains of Dorne.