Blood of Dragons

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' MUSH


The Quiet Before
IC Date: Day 16 of Month 3, 172 AC
RL Date: September 25, 2020.

It was on the 9th day of the 3rd month that Princess Elaena was brought to the birthing bed, belly great with child, and it was on that same day that she was delivered of her burden. It was a surprisingly swift labor, and she weathered it well for one so young and put through such extremities, for a midwife soon announced after the bawling baby boy was expelled form her wound that a second child, a twin, was on its way, a baby girl.

Both seemed healthy and well-made, missing no parts and unblemished, their eyes purple like their mother’s… and their father’s. Lord Alyn Velaryon, the master of ships, was permitted to visit the princess with her newborns. Indeed, he was permitted to remain in King’s Landing for seven days by the grace of King Viserys, whom had known him from his youth. Oakenfist, that great hero and explorer, much loved, was thought by some to be immune from Viserys’s lasting anger at this violation of his niece (willing though it was, on her part, and almost assuredly aided and abetted by her companions and perhaps even her sisters). Lord Velaryon even attended two meetings of the small council, though in both cases Viserys was not on hand and it was instead Lord Ryger, master of laws, who presided over the discussions.

In the past week, Lord Velaryon has been free to visit Princess Elaena and her infant twins, who have been named Jon and Jeyne Waters. It’s said he gave to her some gifts, treasures from his journeys, as tokens of affection. There are even thoughts that he may ask to wed Princess Elaena; it’s said he was seen speaking at length with one of the Most Devout, perhaps seeking his counsel over the obvious, nearly-unprecedented difficulties such a proposal might suggest. Regardless, what’s clear is that despite the difference in ages, if Lord Alyn were to ask her hand, Princess Elaena would most certainly be in favor of the match. Others at court, and indeed great lords beyond the court, are decidedly less convinced. And King Viserys? Until the matter is put to him, he holds his own council.