|Title|| Princess of Lorderon
Princess of Lucerne
|Siblings|| Full Siblings
Diane Portmane is the oldest child of Bill Lovie, and Esme Portmane making her a member of House Lovie through her father, and a member of House Portmane through her mother. Diane has two siblings in Natalie, and Jamie Snow of whome Natalie is now the Queen of Arnor and may have been killed during the Fall of Arnor but her current fate is unknown, while her brother Jamie has grown rather quickly in the new Order of the Red Dragon following the realization that he was of House Lovie. From her father Bill Lovie she is also the sister of Andrew, Sean, and Alice Lovie whome she has grown close to Alice Lovie since she moved to Lucerne, her relationship with Andrew is fine, and Sean died before she got a chance to meet him but its doubtful that it would have been positive.
Diane Portmane was born the first child of Bill Lovie, and was born an illigetame child of House Lovie, and until the birth of William Lovie she was the heir to House Lovie. When Diane Portmane was only four years old her mother was with Bill Lovie and she came into the room and in a moment of confusion her father opened up to her. Its unclear why he did this but following this she was in on the secret and thus she was forced to later by her father to keep it a secret from everyone elce. She is the only one other then Esme Portmane who knows that she is actually the daughter of Bill Lovie, and therefore a member of the Lovie Family, and would be this secret that would come to define so much of her early life. She spent most of her early life attempting to rise in the ranks so that she could find her father on an equal foot to the royalty that he was, and she was close to suceeding when she miscarried her baby that she had become pregnant with from Arthas Menathil. Following this he broke things off with her and she grew desperate until Andrew arrived and accepted her and her siblings into House Lovie with open arms. With this realization she has grown into an influencial member of the Order of the Green Dragon where she is an advisor to Nicoli Machieveli, but her continued attempts to make Arthas see her for what she was forced her mother to intervene and send her to Lucerne. Her time in Lucerne was a very happy one for her as she found she was treated as the royalty that the Lucernians saw her as, and during this time she grew close to her cousin Emma Bell of whom treated her with great care and introduced her into many of the nobles in the city. Diane would be sent to Hillsbrad where it was hoped she could mend the broken relationships between House Greymane and their vassals. Spending months there she eventually left with assurances of their continued loyalty but she returned to William and told him that none of the vassals were particularly trustworthy and would rebel against the Greymane if they had a chance too. Diane would be sent to Lorderon after Josh Cole made notions to agents in Lorderon that he wanted to meet and discuss an alliance of the two houses. Diane Portmane would go about meeting Josh Cole on a barge in the river bordering the two kingdoms she would arrange the deal that gave House Cole the future control of a huge tract of land south of Lorderon and a position as Noble House within the Kingdom of Lucerne. Diane would enter Deepholme alongside many other Lucernians as they continued to plan for the coming engagement against the Boltens, and while she was there she would become involved with Peter Cole of whom was younger then her, but showed her a great amount of affection.
- "I hate my mother and father. Not because they did some unforgiveable thing to me. Its because they forced me at a young age to live a lie for the rest of my life."
- -Diane Portmane
When Diane Portmane was only four years old her mother was with Bill Lovie and she came into the room and in a moment of confusion her father opened up to her. Its unclear why he did this but following this she was in on the secret and thus she was forced to later by her father to keep it a secret from everyone elce. She is the only one other then Esme Portmane who knows that she is actually the daughter of Bill Lovie, and therefore a member of the Lovie Family, and would be this secret that would come to define so much of her early life.
Entry into Court
- "He was the perfect person in my eyes. It didn't matter how many problems it would cost, I just saw everything I wanted being only possible through him. Even when things changed I still couldn't turn my back on the dreams he had stirred within me."
- -Diane Portmane
With her entry into the Menathil court she knows she is one step closer to her goal of meeting the other side of her family. With Natalie in Arnor , and James very diligant with his training she has a one track mind towards rejoining the family she feels she was robbed of. As she grew closer to Arthas and they continued their romantic affarir, she became pregnant with his child shortly before the death of his father, and when she told him she menipulated him into accepting this child and he was preparing to leave Jaina when she miscarried the child. With the blackmail she was using now gone she was cast away from Arthas, and she found herself on the outs in the court. With Diane Portmane completely on the outs when it came to learning information on the comings and goings at court, she found herself shocked when the Kingdom of Lucerne annexxed Lorderon following a long period of negotiation. When she went to Arthas to find out he refused to see her, and thus she realized her time in Lorderon was finished and with little prospects elsewhere she begin contemplating suicide.
Learning Hard Truths
Main Article : Bill Lovie
| Learning Hard Truths |
You think that you know everything, and then he comes back and shows you how wrong you were.
Bill Lovie had by this point come to accept the death of his son Sean Lovie, but became in his isolation saddened by the fact that his bastard children with Esme Portmane were stuck in Lorderon far away from the growing Kingdom of Lucerne. With this in mind Bill would concoct a plan to infiiltrate the city of Lucerne, and the Cloud Tower specifically so that he could tell William the truth of his extended family. Late at night Bill Lovie used all of his power to summon himself as a spirit into Cloud Tower bypassing the light defences of the Blue Dragon members that were in Lucerne. In this form William Lovie was approached by Bill Lovie who told him that he had fathered other children with a women named Esme Portmane in Lorderon, and that he was sorry for doing this. Bill in this moment apologized to William for creating all the damage and evil that he had created in his time, but he wanted William to know that whatever he thought this meeting was it wasn't the end because Bill was now completely gone when it came to morals.
After this William would wake up his wife, and sister and as they talked his cousin Emma Bell came up as well telling them that Edward had arrived with several Order of the Blue Dragon members in order to see what had entered the Cloud Tower. Telling them what had happened there was shock around, and Edward reluctantly left not wanting to intrude as the Lovie's discussed the issue. They would all agree that the fault did not lay with these children as they were far away, and that they should make attempts to connect with them.
With the decision made William took his sister Alice, as well as his cousin Emma Bell to Lorderon where he planned to welcome his half siblings into the family as well as welcoming this women that had given birth to his father's children. The group would be joined by many others as the King of Lucerne travelling to a province so far from home would bring about all manner of problems. House Lovie would enlist nearly three thousand men from the personal levies to travel with the force and Oberyn Martell was placed in charge of the defence of Lucerne while they were away. The Shadow Council would obviously also join with the trip and Leven and William would ride together for much of the trip while Edward would ride with Jasper of whom was cold to him for most of the trip. They would be joined at the gates of Lucerne by Hedrik Clegane III. of whom had left immediatly when he had gotten the raven about the summoning from William, and thus would join them as well. When Alice asked William how he was going to se easily let these new people into the family he anwsered her with the following.
As they made the trip the group found themselves nervous about what kind of people they would find as their new family. Emma Bell wondered outloud many times whether this was some sort of trap that had been carefully planned by his father, but when this was discussed most discarded it due to the belief that of all the things he had done Bill had shown no ability under any cercumstances to actually harm William. Travelling along the road they took boats waiting for them in Lole from the growing fleet of the Order of the Red Dragon. The group is forced to travel through the Trident where Walder Frey demands double the rate of usual passage from the Lucernian fleet as payment for the insults that Robb Starke had supposedly layed on them. Wishing to meet with Walder aboard the ships they were told he was to old to do this but William could land and meet him inside the castle. This was rejected diplomatically and the group continued without further interuptions to Lorderon where they arrived in the port to much happiness.
Arriving in Lorderon they were met by Arch Lord Arthas Menathil, of whom many who had met him previously were confused by the shocking change in his appearance. Where before he was clean shaven and his eyes clear he now appeared to be ragged, and his eyes had changed in appearance to a near mennacing look. William would alert Jasper, and Leven to this change, and as this happened Edward saw that he was not consulted and was hurt deeply. The group doesn't notice as Edward is left behind and travels to a tavern, and they make their way to the palace where Arthas apologizes for his wife's absence but he cannot find her. Arthas has a fit that appears to be a siezure, and is taken away by several retainers, and following this they meet with Imlad, and Calia Menathil sister, and cousin to Arthas of whom would make arrangements to meet with Esme Portmane. Esme lived in the palace with her daughter and son while the remaining daughter lived in Arnor as a princess they were told. Esme arrived with Jamie, and Diane Portmane and the rest of the non Lovie members would leave the room as they discussed things. Esme immediatly knew what this was going to be about as she obviously knew who the father of her children were, and Diane also was aprised to the situation so it was only Jamie that they had to explain things to. Jamie would be clearly hurt, and William took him out of the room to talk as the girls all hugged and got to know eachother. Jamie and William would discuss many things, and eventually it came to his future and William said that he still had to prove himself but if he did he would be the eventual Lord of House Portmane and since it was being made into a cadet house of House Lovie his power would be heavy. Asking how this was possible when he was a bastard William made it very clear that he was no longer a bastard, and William's younger sibling and sole remaining brother would hug him so suddenly that Jasper nearly sliced him in two before realizing it was just a hug. The family would stay for several days before finally departing for the west where Diane returned with them while Jamie was left in command of House Portmane but would visit with Esme some time in the future. During those days they stayed William would also remain because he and Edward talked and he learned of the talk with Jaina and Medivh and he wanted Edward to look into this which he did with the help of Leven Martell.
Kingdom of Lucerne
Diane took little convinsing to return to Lucerne with her new siblings, and when she arrived she was shocked at the spectacle that Andrew's servents and gaurds made over her. She was treated by Andrew as a sister, and because of this those in the Kingdom were very quickly under the understanding that they must treat her this way as well. Her early time in Lucerne was defined by her needing to get up to speed with the way the Lucernian culture went, and she was led into this mainly by her cousin Emma Bell, and Alice Lovie her sister. During this time she came to know many things of which one of the main things was the web of alliance that permiated throughout the capital, and she became adept at navigating through this as time went by.
Order of the Green Dragon
Main Article : Order of the Green Dragon
Now situated in Lucerne she became interested as to what she could do to help her new House and Emma Bell who she had become close to told her that due to her background in court intrigues she would be a perfect fit for the new Order of the Green Dragon that Andrew had set up.
| The Turning of House Cole|
They have held my son hostage for years. Eventually there is a cost.
The Turning of House Cole
As the war in Bolten rose to prominence it was Josh Cole that saw the error of conflict with Lucerne, and when Roose commanded all the banners to send their forces to Karhold for the attack on the west, it Josh that begin to bring the elements of House Cole back to Deephome where he begin to plan for what he wanted to do in this new Ramsey Bolten dominated Kingdom of Bolten. He begin sending messengers to Lorderon and would communicate that he was interested in discussing a meeting of the minds, which he wanted to happen on the river border of the two kingdoms. House Scarlet, and House Menathil would arrange the meeting, and would send a few men to join Diane in her hopeful diplomatic mission with Josh Cole. Diane Portmane would go about meeting Josh Cole on a barge in the river bordering the two kingdoms she would arrange the deal that gave House Cole the future control of a huge tract of land south of Lorderon and a position as Noble House within the Kingdom of Lucerne. Josh Cole would be impressed with the generocity they showed him, and in return for this he promiced that when the time came he would turn his forces against Bolten and allow the Lucernians to cross the bridge in peace. He would also demand that his daughter Kristen Cole would be married off, and he was offered Taimen Scarlet as the choice and learning how high up Taimen was in House Scarlet he was beyond happy to accept the offer. As the army of Bolten marched on Jeutenburg it was Josh Cole that lied and said that the forces of House Scarlet were threatening and he couldn't pull his forces back. Following this act of good faith Taimen and Kristen Cole would be married in the Temple of Lorderon thus sealing the arrangement between House Cole and the Kingdom of Lucerne.
See Also : Arthas Menathil
Diane Portmane has engaged in a torrid affair with the young prince for the better part of 4 years. She has no emotional reaction to the prince whatsoever but she knows the only way to return home is if she is a valuable member of Lorderon. She knows perhaps better then anyone elce how far morally Arthas has fallen, as she is the one that has to endure it as his sexuality becomes more brutalized and violent.
The two once spoke before, during, and after their sexual times together, but now its become almost a routine for them, and they now barely say anything to eachother. Diane too obsessed with leaving that she ignored the fall, and Arthas to in love with the Chaos to care.
With the coming of Andrew and the annexation of Lorderon, Diane left Lorderon and now lives in Lucerne. She and Arthas have not spoken since, and since she got what she wanted he was just a pawn anyway.