Each of these chapters will be told through Perspective Characters who will serve as the primary player characters of the players of the game. Chapter 1 served as an opportunity for the players to feel out their characters in a social setting. As Westeros is more gritty medieval than fantasy in nature, it was also an opportunity for the players to familiarize themselves with the feel of the game. As the title suggests, this campaign will be jam packed with political intrigue.
All eight player characters were present, though the four players were in control of their Perspective Characters at this scene. Maester ff’s death is announced early on before the feast, followed quiclkly by the announcement of the first King’s Tourney since Robert Baratheon took the throne, so that the mood is not spoiled by bad news.
After the feast, Lord Daera addresses the people of Ridgewatch about a number of things. First, that Ser Uhric Baelish has been chosen as the champion of Ridgewatch for the tourney.
He then introduces his bridge to be, Lady Anya Cassel to those gathered before him. There is a moment where Lady Anya’s eyes seem to fix on one particular person in the crowd…and then back to her soon to be husband.
Lord Daera then brings up the public issues that rumours have been spreading about. Namely, the trouble that has come from one of the worest winters House Tynnan has ever seen. Not worse because of it’s length, but due to it’s circumstances. The hamlets have been devastated, as have the armies of House Tynnan. Many heroic figures in service to the House have perished, including the late Lord Ballick Tynnan, The Master at Arms and the Captain of the Guard.
To make things worse, this winter has depleted all the stores of Ridgewatch. The castle simply cannot handle a summer with all of it’s common subjects living within it’s walls. He declares that it’s time to settle the matters with the enemies of their land and fix the life that has been destroyed. He eludes to many tasks that will be ahead of them, but does not make this public knowledge.
Isaac Eben is raised to his father’s position of Master at Arms. In the closing moments of this chapter, Jarrek watches as his father’s position of Captain of the Guard is offered to Ser Joffrey Hunter instead of him.