|Race||Half Ostrogothic, and Half Brannish|
|Siblings|| True Born Siblings
Arwood Lancer is the son of Orrys, and Armelle Lancer of which makes him the current heir, and a member of House Lancer through his father, and a member of House Lorgiana through his mother. Arwood Lancer has two siblings in the form of Arnell, and Emly Lancer of which Arnell was the long time heir of House Lancer but was killed during the recent Raid on the Lancer lands, while his sister Emly was a beloved member of House Lancer of whom was known for her brilliant singing voice but she was captured alongside her surviving child during the Raid on the Lancer lands. Arwood Lancer is married to Olayne Lancer of whom he has been married to since they were sixteen and the two are best friends if not actually soul mates. Arwood Lancer has four children with Olayne Lancer in the form of Arwood, Patrek, Jocelyn, and Alayne Lancer of which his son Arwood the second is squriring in Riverrun alongside Edmure Tully and is quite talented, while his son Patrek was sent to Lucerne where he squires for Wilheim Martell and is just a young boy but still growing acomplished, his daughters Jocelyn and Alayne are still very young at the time of Westros and thus remain at home in Castle Lancer with their mother and father. Arwood has been in love with Maeri Justman since he squired at Weldenvale as a young boy and she has always been his soul mate throughout his life. With Maeri Justman he has one child in the form of Alice Rivers of whom is a lady serving under Maeri Justman and learning the ropes despite her bastardy surname although she has been acknowledged thus giving her better status.
Arwood Lancer was born the second son of his father Orrys the Lord of House Lancer, and as a young boy being the second child he loved his brother Arnell and looked up to him throughout his youth. Arwood went with his brother Arnell who was only two years older then him, and the two would squire at Weldenvale for many years of which were very formulative for the two of them. Arwood while he was squiring won several errentry tournaments, and during one of these named Maeri Justman the Queen of Beauty, and this caused quite a stir as he was bethrothed to Olayne Piper, and she had been at a previous tournament that he had won, and during that tournament he had named her his Queen of Beauty. Arwood would finally marry Olayne Piper in order to avoid their child being a bastard, and following this returned to Castle Lancer where he assisted his father in the running of the castle, but their relationship had still not recovered from all the drama that he had caused at the tournament so many years prior. House Lancer would put their military might into the Invasion of Westbridge as they would heavily support the new regime following the increasing expansion of their trade following their incorperation in the Kingdom of Lucerne, and their forces would be led by Orrys Lancer of whom took nearly every male of the family outside of Arwood of whom was punished for his mistakes in love by remaining behind. Arwood would command the defences of Castle Lancer alongside his father during the Raid on Rigen, and proved his father proud during the fighting, and then would lead a counter attack towards Sturrenia where he would find his sister's husband and one child amongst the butchered people of the town.
Arwood Lancer was born the second son of his father Orrys the Lord of House Lancer, and as a young boy being the second child he loved his brother Arnell and looked up to him throughout his youth.
Time at Weldenvale
Arwood went with his brother Arnell who was only two years older then him, and the two would squire at Weldenvale for many years of which were very formulative for the two of them.
Trouble in Weldenvale
Arwood while he was squiring won several errentry tournaments, and during one of these named Maeri Justman the Queen of Beauty, and this caused quite a stir as he was bethrothed to Olayne Piper, and she had been at a previous tournament that he had won, and during that tournament he had named her his Queen of Beauty. Arwood would be recalled to Castle Lancer where he was forced to anwser to his father about the insult he had given to his bethrothed, and when he was unwilling to give a satisfactory anwser his father sent him back to Weldenvale in dishonor and disapointment. Back in
Marriage to Olayne Piper
Arwood would finally marry Olayne Piper in order to avoid their child being a bastard, and following this returned to Castle Lancer where he assisted his father in the running of the castle, but their relationship had still not recovered from all the drama that he had caused at the tournament so many years prior.
Lord for the Moment
House Lancer would put their military might into the Invasion of Westbridge as they would heavily support the new regime following the increasing expansion of their trade following their incorperation in the Kingdom of Lucerne, and their forces would be led by Orrys Lancer of whom took nearly every male of the family outside of Arwood of whom was punished for his mistakes in love by remaining behind.
Raid on Weldenvale
Ironborn Invasion of the Riverlands
Main Article : Ironborn Invasion of the Riverlands
| The Raid on Rigen |
The Ironborn had overstepped their place, and would pay.
Following the rise of Euron Greyjoy the Ironborn begin reaving the western lands again as Euron was attempting to sow chaos amongst the Lucernian allies and try to stop the flow of reinforcements into Bolten. Seeing the Riverlands as the great reserve yet untapped by the Kingdom of Lucerne Euron would send three large Reaving fleets to the Riverlands of which one was meant to feign an attack on Pinkmaiden, while the other two would divide into two fleets and with their large fleet they would reave the lands of House Justman, and House Lancer of whom were on the island of Rigen. On the island of Rigen the forces of House Lancer, and House Justman were the supreme powers of the island and both of them had spent generations not remembering the threat that the Ironborn poised to them, and thus their fleets remained anchored, and their military forces were lax in much of their preparation. In this state the Ironborn would move under the command of Stygg Tawney of whom led some two hundred ships against the port of Weldenvale, while his second in command Tom Tidewood would lead sixty ships against Castle Lancer, and the lands surrounding the castle. The plan was for Tom Tidewood to move south and attack the richer Lancer lands, while Stygg Tawney waited nearly three days before making his presence known, and then once he had he would delay any relief from the Justman's and thus allow Tom to escape with all the loot he could.
Stygg Tawney had brought some sixty of his ships as large Cogs, as they were planning to haul away a lot of goods, and materials from the island of Rigen. The mines of Lancer were one of the first places that Tom Tidewood would plan to hit, and Tom knew that the Lancer's had a relatively weakly defended hold fast near the mines that defended them, but he knew that he would be able to take it quite easily. Moving to land near Castle Lancer, he moved ashore with half his force, while the other half moved around the island to the site of the mines of Lancer where they would rush the small holdfast of Sturren Hold, and then from there take as much loot from the mines as they could. Tom Tidewood would quickly move ashore and lying before Sturren Hold the Ironborn would sack the town of Sturrenia of which they hung hundreds of bodies in the town square and looted everything they could get their hands on. Amongst the dead was the heir to House Stur in Wallen Stur of whom had attempted to bargain his son Gorold Stur back from the Ironborn who had taken him, but was instead murdered and hung before the Keep of which was one of the few places that didn't fall. Emly Stur (Emly Lancer) and her daughter Bethany Stur would be taken hostage alongside several other high nobles as the Ironborn sent these slaves back to the boats while they moved to attack Sturren Hold.
Following the sack of Sturrenia the Ironborn would assault Sturren Hold of which had also not been alerted to the danger and was taken completely unaware. Fighting at the Hold would be bloody, and the defenders were able to close the gate briefly before it was retaken again, and the Ironborn flooded inside killing every man inside the Hold including the heir to House Lancer in the form of Arnell Lancer, and following his murder his wife Leven would become enraged and killed two Ironborn before she was shot through with a crossbow bolt. With the hold taken the Ironborn would ransack everything of value including using hundreds of prisoners to push carts of minerals to the cogs offshore, and taking hundreds of slaves from around the Hold. At this point Castle Lancer came under assault, but by complete luck the guards on the main gatehouse were able to close the gate, and set off the alarm, and following this the battle devolved into a siege of which the Ironborn could no win, as they didn't have the required tools to take the castle. After two days of the seige it became clear that the Ironborn couldn't assault them, and thus realizing that the Ironborn were simply delaying them, Arwood Lancer would lead a force of some three hundred cavalry out of the castle and move around the rear of the Ironborn forces, and seeing this the Ironborn pulled back and were harassed for hours as they retreated back to the boats. Arwood would stop the chase as he regrouped with some three hundred men at arms from the region who had arrived outside of Sturrenia where they entered the town to find much of it burned to the ground, and hundreds dead. Arwood would find his sister's husband and child hung outside of the main keep, and from survivors he learned that his sister and her one daughter had been taken captive by the Ironborn and had escaped by the boats with the rest of them.
With the attack on the Lancer lands underway the second and smaller force led by the overall leader Stygg Tawney would move the fleet outside of Weldenvale in order to alert the Justman forces they were there. Having heard of the attack on the Lancers from ravens they had been preparing to assist the Lancers, but seeing the Ironborn fleet and watching several Longships moving into the rivers they would end that plan, and instead prepare to attack the Ironborn fleet. Armory Justman would lead the Weldenvale Fleet that was some forty ships strong so was weaker then the Ironborn, but the Ironborn were less capable of fighting fleet actions, and thus the Weldenvale fleet spent two days attempting to draw them into battle, but the Ironborn continued to flee, and then on the third day they received word of the extent of the reaving in the south, and the fact that the Ironborn there had been able to escape, thus realizing reinforcements were coming the Weldenvale fleet returned to port and went into defensive action. Believing the assault would happen the next day the entire garrison was under high alert, but two days passed and nothing happened, and it was only when they received a raven from Lorderon saying the Ironborn had slipped through the Lorderon Pass that they realized they had been tricked the entire time.
Raid on Pinkmaiden
As the three Ironborn fleets moved through the Lorderon Pass the first fleet moved furthern north of Rigen and against the Island of Maidenshore where the forces of House Piper, and formally House Goodbrooke but following its near demise it would be dominated by House Oakheart of the Riverlands.