House Slagathor

To be Updated; from Sarah’s notes

House founded during Aegon’s Conquest (almost 300 years ago, came with three dragons, first Targaryen in Westeros) *Founding event – treachery (gained by means of some dark deed, possibly betraying another noble or lord) (splinter from Reed family in the north) (During a battle in the north, our Reed family was loyal to the north (King in the North at that time?), but a younger brother of the family betrayed the family head and sided with Targaryens, turning the tide of battle. In gratitude, the Targaryens granted the splinter family land in the Vale near Gulltown.) Gulltown ruled by the Graftons; we were granted some of their land
*Event 2: Decline 200 years ago Plague wiped out a lot of heirs (and other people); a bastard and a distant cousin of the family fought for the power of succession; we lost some influence because of infighting; cousin won the succession
*Event 3: Favor 100 years ago Gained power of a lord/king/etc, got new rank House Slagathor been essentially the Coast Guard of the area; we often fight off slavers and pirates from Essos in particular; our family saved an important daughter of House Royce from being sold into slavery; in gratitude, she was married into our family (and we have intermarried a few more times over the last century as a result, pretty good relations between the familes)
*Event 4: Villain 10 years ago Produced someone of cruelty/wickedness, nasty person, still spoken of with contempt Head of the family married a woman for political reasons and comes to love her, but it turns out she’s a monster. A handmaiden who grew up with and loved the head dearly (and he loved her back, had relations with her before his marriage until his parents put a stop to it) sees what a psycho the wife is and ends up killing her; the head also loved the handmaid and had a bastard child with her (Steph); the head is forced to have the handmaiden executed for murdering his wife; the head is also forced to blame the monstrous things that have been happening on the handmaiden to save face for the family; head feels very guilty for blaming the handmaiden for the monstrous things his wife did. Psycho wife was a daughter of the Grafton family; this was our first successful attempt in 300 years to make peace and join with the Graftons; but they deliberately sent us their sociopathic daughter to screw us over; she was charismatic but monstrous; she liked to have people tortured and killed, but eventually ended up killing someone noticeable The handmaiden is the one whose name is spoken with dread and scorn now, the mad servant who killed the lady of the house and murdered other people (Mad Maddy?) The handmaiden snapped and killed the lady when the lady had the handmaiden’s brother killed, thinking he was some minor guard in the castle that no one would miss; people always liked the brother who was an up-and-coming guard; rumors swirled after his death that he was having relations with the wife; the guard had an excellent reputation in life, newly knighted when he died, the shining rising star of his minor family

House Slagathor

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