Players and Pieces
Prelude to Season 3
House Torys has had better years. It’s a shattered Household trying to survive the political games of the Dornish Houses. Although aligned with House Martell, relations have been strained with them at best. War and being a loyal household has taken its toll. House Torys threw their best men into Robert’s Rebellion, only to see them wiped out in the Battle of Trident. The House can now only muster about fifty soldiers on horses; and those soldiers are just boys looking for naive glory. Not too long ago, Maester Lyman passed away, and all the Citadel could muster as a replacement was a boy who fancies himself a maester. The House also had a small detachment of anointed Knights before the war, now all gone, save a squire. Lord Torys’ heir is a ward with House Arryn, so the second son prowls around, scheming. At least the castle is still in good repair, the cattle and horse still supply some needed coin, and the market in the hamlet still attracts local goods, so all is not lost. Lord Torys spends his time riding with his Master of Falcons and hunting small game.
Today is more fortuitous than most, for the Lord and his Falcon Master found a rare Dornish tortise, a sign of good luck and prosperity from the time of Nymeria herself. House Torys has earned its due, and now it’s time for the Seven to pay up.
Sessions Played in Season 3
- The Turtle and The Stallion