Athos Osnard was born the second son and the third child of Tallad Osnard and during his youth he was sent to the Island of Frey where he spent several years in the Kingdom of the Purple Forks under an alias. During his time there he came to believe that the Robie children of Walder Frey were kind people, and he returned to Aran with this belief and would be responsible for telling this to his brother and father. Athos Osnard would take part in the Invasion of Radin where he led a force of some three hundred men at arms that was responsible for harassing the outskirts of the largest Frey force. Athos Osnard would following the Invasion by the Freys leave the lands of Radin for Stormwind where he took part in the meetings held there which aligned the Kingdom of Aran with the Kingdom of Lucerne.
Athos Osnard was born the second son and the third child of Tallad Osnard and during his youth he was sent to the Island of Frey where he spent several years in the Kingdom of the Purple Forks under an alias. During his time there he came to believe that the Robie children of Walder Frey were kind people, and he returned to Aran with this belief and would be responsible for telling this to his brother and father.
The Invasion of Radin
Main Article : Invasion of Radin
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This was a mistake from the first moment we set foot on this island.
Port of Stormwind it was the decision of the Freys that neutral parties needed to be removed near them or else the Lucernians were going to take them over and give them more of a power base near them. The largest of the neutrals near the Empire of Frey was the Kingdom of Aran that was based north of them on the island of Radin. Jared Frey would lead a group to Radin where he attempted to create a union between Aran, and Frey and he was met with great kindness by the members of House Osnard of whom wanted peace with the Freys. As the meetings though continued Jared's drunkenness came through and he was increasingly rude towards the leadership of House Osnard, and this created arguments during the meetings which drastically undermined the conversation. Olyvar Frey would go out into the gardens of the Twinvale palace disgusted over what Jared was doing, and while in the gardens he would be met by Meera Osnard of whom he would talk to for some time before Athos Osnard came into the gardens telling her they had ended the meeting as Jared had passed out from drunkeness and while Olyvar would apologize and Athos would accept this and say goodnight taking Meera with him. Tytos Frey and several others had left looking for the room of Meera and had very dark plans. Olyvar would secretly go to Athos Osnard of whom was at his post at the gatehouse and warned him of what was happening and it was while warning him that screams rang out and running together the two would make there way to Meera's room where they found her naked on the floor of her room bruised and bloody, and before they could do anything Olyvar watched as Athos was knocked and and then turning to the attacker he found Tytos of whom wouldn't say a word instead just struck Olyvar in the head knocking him out as well. The Freys would be forced to flee and during this flight several guardsmen and civilians in Twinvale were killed, but as the Frey's were looking for this anyway this was exactly the outcome that they wanted, and fled on their boats back to the Trident. In the morning discovering the true extent of the damage the Osnard's would demand retribution for this act, but instead they were sent insults and also forced to deal with the fact that they discovered that the Freys had taken several prisoners with them during the fighting of their escape and Jared had instead of bartering for their lives instead had them executed and there heads sent back to Twinvale.
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Following the rape of Meera Osnard, and the retreat of the Freys from the island the Freys would nearly immediatly begin massing forces to invade the Island of Radin where they would take by force the Kingdom of Aran. Jared Frey demanded the command, and would be given it as Walder Frey barely thought anything of Aran and was far more focused on the Lucernians travelling into the Divine Lands where he would send several of his more capable children and relatives. At the same time as Jared was planning the invasion of the mainland of the Kingdom of Aran it would Walder Frey that also would command the invasion of the Dutchy of Grey Brann within Aran, and in this regard he would send Jared Frey would amass an army of some seven thousand men, and was carried by the Frey Fleet to Radin where the Aran fleet would not engage them due to the vastly superior numbers, and quality of the Frey fleet in comparison to their own. The one exception to this was a brief naval battle between three ships commanded by Rovin Tikkanen on the side of the Kingdom of Aran, and six ships commanded between Patrek Frey, and Halden Anister but shortly into the battle Halden Anister would cause the sinking of one of the Frey ships and then fired on the two remaining frey ships. This entire action was watched by Rovin Tikkanen and his son Risto with great excitement and following Halden Anister sinking the last of the Frey ships they would approach Rovin Tikkanen's boat and he told Rovin that some of the Frey's coming ashore mainly those close to Olyvar Frey were not bad people. Following this Rovin would return to the port of Gwendale where he would send a raven to Twinvale telling them of the Frey infighting. Landing on the island Jared spit their force into two with two thousand men going west and landing further down under the command of Olyvar Frey while the five thousand remaining would travel directly for the main city of Aran in the form of Twinvale where they would lay siege to the city.
Olyvar Frey would capture a castle that stood separating the western half of the island from the eastern half and he garrisoned it with some eight hundred men, and then left it under the command of the capable John Urdentrot while he took the remaining 1200 men and made his way towards Twinvale. In the east Jared Frey led his five thousand men westward in a direct line against the city of Twinvale, but as he moved he would lose some 1500 men after he would insult the Lady of House Acorn and then executed Travis Acorn of which led to the House Acorn forces pulling back only a few days into the attack. Moving on despite this they would be stopped when they met the forces of the Kingdom of Arran of whom arrayed against them with some four thousand men, thus slightly outnumbering the now depleted Frey army. Jared was advised by his council to pull back and call for more men from the boats as the Freys could call on thousands more easily, but instead Jared refused this and called for battle to be made immediately. The battle would be a complete route as Jared Frey launched the attack, and the forces of House Frey were gaining victory after a brilliant victory on the left flank by Olyn of the Trident, but Jared would launch himself into battle attempting to gain the honor of winning the battle, and was struck down by an arrow to the head and died on the spot. His son Tytos Frey attempted to rally the troops but, his death would signal a full scale retreat as the center collapsed. The Frey army under Olyn of the Trident would retreat in as good an order as could be expected but still only half the original army was able to make it back to the boats.By this point Olyvar Frey had laid siege to Twinvale, and he surrounded the city as best his army was capable but he was forced to constantly deal with a small force of three hundred men led by Athos Osnard, and Eddard Meedgard of whom were doing hit and run attacks on his forces. Continuing the siege while he waited for reinforcements he would be surprised when he gained some six hundred additional men when House Yille led by Hanzal Yille would arrive at his camp. Hanzal and his sister Samantha Yille would tell Olyvar about how poorly they had been treated by House Osnard and why they knew this was the perfect moment to switch sides and while Olyvar felt they were up to something he had no choice and thus House Yille would join the Frey side and reinforce the siege at the southern part of the city. Days passed, and despite attempts to communicate with Twinvale his calls for meetings met with nothing, and his scouts reported to him that a large force was heading towards them from the south. Olyvar attempted to get House Yille to join with them for the battle, but learned that House Yille was only making sure Olyvar didn't retreat before the main army of Arran arrived. Olyvar would be seen as an honorable man by the Yille commander Hanzal Yille and thus when the main army of Arran arrived they offered him surrender unlike the other Frey's who they had butchered without quarter, and he was given two days to think about the offer.
Athos Osnard would following the Invasion by the Freys leave the lands of Radin for Stormwind where he took part in the meetings held there which aligned the Kingdom of Aran with the Kingdom of Lucerne.
See Also : Olyvar Frey