Life was easier when I was but a mere knight. It is much different when your every action wields the potential to affect politics in a way that is threatening on a good day and disastrous on a bad one. The most recent story has us all sitting on the edge of our chairs. Arrest Lord Redwyne to appease our banner lords, the Tyrells? Or side with the Redwynes and be branded an outlaw once again? And what to make of the Gardners, a house that was supposedly destroyed long ago, only to resurface and seek the help of House Tuttle, which has the reputation of a known traitor?
My personal opinion is clear on this. Arrest Lord Redwyne but treat him gently until more light can be shed on the situation. If we side with the Redwynes and they lose, we lose everything. If we side with the Gardners and they lose, we lose everything. If we side with the Tyrells and they lose, at the very least it can be said that “once a traitor is not always a traitor.” I pray that my lords and ladies will make the right decision. A wrong one could mean the end of House Tuttle.
All the talk of rightful claims to Highgarden have become tiresome. If there is anything to be learned from Robert’s Rebellion, it is that rightful claims mean nothing if you don’t win. Robert Baratheon did not have a claim on the throne, but he’s been sitting on it unchallenged for four years now. The Tyrells, although they sided with the Targaryens during the war, have been forgiven and not only remain to be the primary power in the Reach but also the Warden of the South. Is there nothing to be learned from this?