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Sites of Interest
The White Tourney
IC Date: Day 23 of Month 3, 163 AC
RL Date: November 26, 2011.

Though some doubted that King Baelor—so pious and peace-loving—would be a patron of chivalry in its more warlike manifestations, when word came that there would be a royal tourney, it seemed that that would not be the case. Certainly, no melee was planned, but the jousts were always the center of any tournaments. The promised prize was rich, gold for the winner and the knight to come in second. Of course, only knights were permitted in this tourney…

Which led to the swift growth of a particular rumor: that the tournament was taking place so that the king might find some men worthy of the

A Peace Strangled in the Cradle
IC Date: Day 20 of Month 2, 163 AC
RL Date: October 24, 2011.

The storm howling out from the Summer Sea, hammering at the walls of Sunspear, had broken without much harm, save the collapse of a hovel or six, and water-loged alleyways. Sunrise showed a clear, crisp sky, wrack upon the stony shore, and a handful of scattered merchant ships from Dorne and the Free Cities—some listing quite badly—that managed to survive the onslaught, avoiding being driven onto the rocks. And day brought something else: a tired raven from King’s Landing, a note about its leg.

It should have been glad tidings that came from distant King’s Landing, the sort of tidings that

The King Speaks
IC Date: Day 11 of Month 2, 163 AC
RL Date: October 15, 2011.

The king, returned to his royal city with a holy fervor in his heart and a body made weak by predation and the venom of vipers in the Boneway. Still, after a time of rest and contemplation, occasionally closeted with the High Septon and less occasionally the Hand, the king held court for the first time since his return. The glittering court gathered to see the young king, and hear his commands. Some noted that the High Septon and members of the Most Devout went before the king in his arrival, and the High Septon stood near the dais with the royal kindred. The four knights of the Kingsguard

To the King’s Health
IC Date: Day 20 of Month 12, 162 AC
RL Date: August 25, 2011.

Activity in the harbor of King’s Landing, at the mouth of Blackwater Bay, has roused talk and gossip at the court. Three ships—the royal flagship and two other gallies—are being supplied with every amenity, and with supply enough to feed a small army of men-at-arms and servants. The sailors, as sailors do, may talk of it in the winesinks… but in the court, it’s officers of these ships, and certain courtiers (some quite high in the command of the realm) who speak of the obvious:

King Baelor is well, or well enough to travel at least, after months of recovery at Storm’s End as a guest of Lord

Tides of Blood
IC Date: Day 25 of Month 11, 162 AC
RL Date: July 31, 2011.

The turmoil that followed the feuding in the Reach seems to have left a black mark over some of the court of King’s Landing—or perhaps a curse for the gods. Because no sooner had the worthies of the court returned safely from Highgarden and Grassy Meadow, but that new trouble appeared. The problem? The notorious pirate Sullehman Saan, come to avenge the death of his younger brother. Having found safe harborage for his small fleet among the smugglers’ coves of Crackclaw Point, he ranged into Blackwater Bay to cause his trouble and take his prizes. And a rich prize he took, but one with thorns:

Bloodshed in the Reach
IC Date: Day 29 of Month 9, 162 AC
RL Date: June 05, 2011.

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

The Shatter of Lances
IC Date: Day 15 of Month 9, 162 AC.
RL Date: May 21, 2011.

After years of dearth and destruction, with festivities few and far between, Dorne is free, no longer chained to the Iron Throne, and a mood of celebration has slowly returned. Why it took so long for the Prince of Dorne to sponsor a tourney, who can say? Feasts there have been, certain frolics, hunts… but not a tourney, though in the past Prince Marence had not stinted. Some whisper it was because the prince found playing at war distasteful for a time. Others that it was to spite his brother who had done well enough in the days before the war. And there are others still that say it was the

A Tourney of Roses
IC Date: Day 25 of Month 7, 162 AC
RL Date: April 02, 2011.

In the year that had passed since the war’s end, Lord-Protector of the Reach Ardon Tyrell had done much to rebuild the Reach’s strength and its restock its coffers. He had also done what he could do erase the shame brought to House Tyrell by Lord Lyonel’ death and Ser Meros Tyrell’s betrayal, arranging two great betrothals - Lyonel’ daughter Jeona to Damon Lannister, son of Jonn Lannister and third in line to Casterly Rock, and his own daughter Lyessa to Lord Jonothor Arryn’s son and heir Eldred - through his sister Lady Reyna Saltcliffe. Now, months later, in a bid to show the Seven Realms

A Tourney of Roses
IC Date: Day 25 of Month 7, 162 AC
RL Date: April 02, 2011.

In the year that had passed since the war’s end, Lord-Protector of the Reach Ardon Tyrell had done much to rebuild the Reach’s strength and its restock its coffers. He had also done what he could do erase the shame brought to House Tyrell by Lord Lyonel’ death and Ser Meros Tyrell’s betrayal, arranging two great betrothals - Lyonel’ daughter Jeona to Damon Lannister, son of Jonn Lannister and third in line to Casterly Rock, and his own daughter Lyessa to Lord Jonothor Arryn’s son and heir Eldred - through his sister Lady Reyna Saltcliffe. Now, months later, in a bid to show the Seven Realms

A Tourney of Roses
IC Date: Day 25 of Month 7, 162 AC
RL Date: April 02, 2011.

In the year that had passed since the war’s end, Lord-Protector of the Reach Ardon Tyrell had done much to rebuild the Reach’s strength and its restock its coffers. He had also done what he could do erase the shame brought to House Tyrell by Lord Lyonel’ death and Ser Meros Tyrell’s betrayal, arranging two great betrothals - Lyonel’ daughter Jeona to Damon Lannister, son of Jonn Lannister and third in line to Casterly Rock, and his own daughter Lyessa to Lord Jonothor Arryn’s son and heir Eldred - through his sister Lady Reyna Saltcliffe. Now, months later, in a bid to show the Seven Realms

A Court without a King
IC Date: Day 13 of Month 7, 162 AC
RL Date: March 21, 2011.

As King Baelor—still ailing—nears Storm’s End to be tended by Lord Baratheon’s maester (a renowned expert on treating injuries and illness caused by snake venom), away to the north in the Red Keep, Prince Viserys rules the realm as best he can. Even with all of his experience and skill, it’s said that he has begun to feel the weight of all of his duties, and seems both more tired and shorter of temper than is his wont. Though Prince Aemon the Dragonknight is now safe and sound, escorting the king, his other son ... well, the less said about Prince Aegon’s doings, the better; no man, and

Wicked Words
IC Date: Day 28 of Month 6, 162 AC
RL Date: March 07, 2011.

In the court of Sunspear, in the grand hall of the Sandship, amidst the revelery of the courtiers and ladies and knights who flock to the troubled halls of the Old Palace, a feast took place. A feast, and… an incident.

Thrown for vague purposes—the arrival of Lord Wyl’s heir seemed cause enough—the feast was well on its way when Prince Marence arrived with Coran Wyl (“Just Coran”, as he would note to those who prefixed “Ser” before his name; and that was a matter of speculation, that he lacked knighthood, stirring old gossip in some quarters). Wyl, a gracious man, made sure to reacquaint

The King and the Vipers
IC Date: Day 4 of Month 6, 162 AC
RL Date: February 10, 2011.

A raven from Blackhaven arrives at King’s Landing, bringing long-expected word of King Baelor’s departure from Dorne after negotiating the peace and walking, barefoot, in a show of piety that was over-matched only by his first such journey to Dorne with the forty-nine hostages in his train. The Grand Maester received it eagerly from an assisting younger maester, and read it… and blanched.

Unease, and an immediate visit to the royal apartments in the middle of the night, awakening Prince Viserys from his sleep to inform him of the news. It did not take long for what came from Blackhaven to be

Footsteps in the Desert
IC Date: Day 12 of Month 3, 162 AC
RL Date: November 23, 2010.

The negotiations between the King of the Seven Kingdoms, Baelor Targaryen, and the Prince of Dorne had ended. Word had passed through the court of Sunspear that among the terms of the new peace were the unmaking a marriage (that of the heir to Salt Shore, Joleta Gargalen) and, more importantly, the betrothal of Prince Marence’s daughter Mariah to the king’s cousin, young Daeron, the son of Prince Aegon and his sister and wife Princess Naerys. This was met with unrest in some parts of the court, concern that too much was being given away to this pious boy-king who thinks the Seven speak to

Prayers of the Old Palace
IC Date: Day 23 of Month 2, 162 AC
RL Date: November 01, 2010.

Three weeks now has King Baelor been at Sunspear. Three weeks in which he has prayed more than he has discussed peace between the realms, and three weeks in which Prince Marence seemed increasingly exasperated, and indeed the court. Yet the young king has given all signs he means to acquiesce to almost all the demands placed on him to make amends with Dorne. Some say Prince Marence should ask for more, far more, but it seems honor compells him to greater modesty. There is, however, one firm point, one bargain to seal the peace, that King Baelor has proposed ... and that has been