Edward Shephard is the son of Helen, and John Shephard making him a member of House Shephard. Edward has four siblings in the form of his triplet siblings in William, Myreesa, and Mary Shephard, and he also has his brother Taylor Shephard of whome is a member of the Order of the Red Dragon and has grown to be as influencial as he is. He is married to fellow Order member Emmy Shephard of whom he has a young son with.
Edward Shephard was constantly angry while he was a young member of House Shephard and during this anger he begin to exhibit certain deadly habits. As his violence threatened to spill out of control his parents removed him from the general public and sent him westward where he was placed in charge of a small garrison in the keep of Vorhelm. During his time at Vorhelm he befriended a group of youths in the nearbye village that made their living by robbing merchants travelling on the roads nearby. Amongst these bandits was Emmy Pratter and alongside her he became a member of a powerful bandit gang that became notorious enough that he was ordered to put an end to them by the highest ranks of the nearbye village. Since he was in charge of the garrison he made little effort to actually stop them, and this led to a continued question of what he was doing in Vorhelm. His cousins Jack, and Sawyer Shephard would be sent alongside a sizeable force of House Shephard to deal with the situation and when they arrived the usually unemotional Edward found himself unable to turn against those he had come to love, and this led to him abandoning his post and joining the bandits in the forest. The conflict would become known as the Dolburger Conflict, and would be a bitter fight which was eventually won by Jack, and Sawyer who in the final battle captured their cousin and his bandit wife Emmy and brought them north where they were placed in the prison of Ostfeld. In Ostfeld he and Emmy would establish a dark control over the other inmates of the prison, and they would eventually become so powerful that their influence spread past the prison. As this happened they became known by Ezio Ederiz of whom petitioned to have them removed from the prison, and added into the Order of the Violet Dragon. Despite a strong appeal by Jack Shephard Edward and his wife were released from the prison and became members of the Order of the Violet Dragon.
Edward Shephard was born in Lucerne Hold and during his youth here he wasn't particularly close with his siblings, and this led to him growing closer to his own group of friends of which the primary member was Emmy Pratter. Edward Shephard was constantly angry while he was a young member of House Shephard and during this anger he begin to exhibit certain deadly habits. As his violence threatened to spill out of control his parents removed him from the general public and sent him westward where he was placed in charge of a small garrison in the keep of Vorhelm.
The Truth Brigade
Main Article : The Truth Brigade
- "I found a companionship, and a love amongst those bandits in a way that I had never felt in my entire life. It wasn't that I agreed with what we were doing it was as simple as I couldn't not be with them. Even when it might cost me everything in my life I couldn't stay away from them, and I definetly couldn't stay away from her."
- -Edward Shephard
During his time at Vorhelm he befriended a group of youths in the nearbye village that made their living by robbing merchants travelling on the roads nearby. Amongst these bandits was Emmy Pratter of whom he became deeply attatched to as they both found a peace in eachother, and their connection grew. As time went on she would persuade him to actually take part in the banditry, and as he did this their final bond was created. The love that the two held for eachother was above anything else either of them felt, and for this reason she was able to finally forget the horrors of her youth, and Edward was able to move past his anger for a time. As this continued Edward would alongside Emmy became a leadership member of the Truth Brigade and with him in a control position there skill and strategy lifted itself immensly. Through his leadership they became notorious enough that he was ordered to put an end to them by the highest ranks of the nearbye village. Since he was in charge of the garrison he made little effort to actually stop them, and this led to a continued question of what he was doing in Vorhelm.
Main Article : Dolburger Conflict
- "In the back of my mind I knew that there was the possibility of House Shephard sending in a larger amount of forces, I just didn't think they would send so many. When my cousin Jack arrived at the head of the force I knew I was in serious trouble, and they were going to wipe out everything I had come to love. In that moment I realized what was more important then my birth family."
- -Edward Shephard
While Edward Shephard had failed to act on the bandits in Vorhelm his family in Lucerne had been sent letters asking for assistence, and some of them hinted that the young Edward Shephard could be involved in the actually bandits. With this in mind the Lucernians led by House Shephard would mass forces and move towards Vorhelm where they planned to completely wipe out the bandits and bring Edward in for questioning. His cousins Jack, and Sawyer Shephard would be sent alongside a sizeable force of House Shephard to deal with the situation and when they arrived the usually unemotional Edward found himself unable to turn against those he had come to love, and this led to him abandoning his post and joining the bandits in the forest. The conflict would become known as the Dolburger Conflict after the fact that Edward ran away from his cousins while they were searching on the Dolburger river.
As the Truth Brigade was completely surrounded in their last hold out and their other bandit allies had retreated away, they all knew that the final battle was upon them. The Truth Brigades hid themselves in the trees, and anywhere they possibly could, and when the forces of Jack, and Sawyer arrived it took hours to get inside and they took terrible casualties to the dug in forces of the Truth Brigade. Jack, and Sawyer who in the final battle captured their cousin and his bandit wife Emmy and brought them north where they were placed in the prison of Ostfeld.
Order of the Violet Dragon
Main Article : Order of the Violet Dragon
- "There's nothing like a nice day at work for the Barber: Whistle a catchy tune, place yourself behind your client, adjust his chair to the perfect height, gently pass your hand under his chin, pull back his head, slowly take out your Razor and slit his throat."
- -Edward Shephard
When the Order of the Violet Dragon came in to being Emmy and Edward immediatly sought out Ezio in an attempt to join the Order. Seeing their natural abilites at killing almost instantly, Ezio brought them into the order and they have proven themselves as excellent assassins ever since. As the Order of the Violet Dragon has grown the two loose cannons have found themselves growing more and more attatched to the KIngdom of Lucerne.
Invasion of Westbridge
Main Article : Invasion of Westbridge
| Infiltration of Westbridge |
This was a completely different way to fight a war. We had practiced it in Fairmarket, and to a certain extent again in the Riverlands, but it wasn't until Westbridge that I fully understood the scope of what we had learned.
Infiltration of Westbridge
Before the actual invasion could be started, and two weeks before the forces of Lucerne begin marching northwards towards the land of House Malfoy, William Lovie got together with the Order of the Violet Dragon in order to change the way they were going to fight wars. William understood that the high walls, and formidable defenders meant that an attack would be met with heavy casualties and in order to continue expanding there was no way he could afford taking the casualites that would occur in a straight up siege. In order to bybass this he and the Order of the Violet dragon planned to use an incredibly high amount (the entire order) in order to assasinate key defenders that were not wanted after the siege, as well as to sabotage several sections of the defences as well. The plan called for also the infiltration of elements of the Order of the Green Dragon into the city for the purpose of cultivating relationships with those they might want in leadership positions after the battle.
As the armies of Lucerne massed in the valley the Order of the Violet Dragon moved northward in their entire strength and silently over the course of a few days infiltrated the city of Westbridge. The Order already had sympathizers in the city as House Malfoy was extremely unpopular in Westbridge and as such it wasn't hard to find people that were loyal. With roughly a month before the army of Lucerne was to arrive the forces of the Order of the Violet Dragon went about changing schedules for the defenders so as to weaken sections of the wall. Those who it was planned to survive the conflict were basically given vacations on the day of the conflict so that they would not be caught up in the conflict. As well as this they begin setting up a rather sophisticated, and well equipped rebel army north of the city that was to be used by the Order of the Blue Dragon in order to facilitate their distraction north of the city. This force was headed by the realm of Heathfall which was led by the exile of Lucerne in the form of Dran Arryn. This force numbered in its thousands and would basically form the entirety of the northern assault alongside the Order of the Blue Dragon. Working alongside this army though was the army of Dowenshire of whom also was assisting thus bringing their numbers actually quite high. With the plan in place for the invasion of Westbridge, Edward and his wife Emmy were ordered to assail the northern watch and weaken its defences in preparation for what would be the nearly solo assault by the Order of the Blue Dragon. In order to do this they went about finding who was in command there and what the weakeness es of these commanders were. They discovered that Luke Labeouf was one of them and he was on the list of people that needed to be protected from harm. The other two commanders were painful failures which despite the best efforts of Luke he couldn't get rid of. The first man was lured in by Emmy Shephard and she killed him in the street making it look like a robbery. The second man was more difficult as he was constantly accompanied by a group of three hentchmen and they couldn't have anyone alerted to what was happening. With this in mind they began setting Luke up for protection.
Hiding Luke Labeouf
During the lead up to the invasion of Westbridge Luke remained in charge of the northern gate of Westbridge, and it was during this time that he came to meet a man named Edward Shephard who met him over the course of every night at the local tavern. Each time they met this Edward man told Luke about the beauty of his home in Lucerne and the two grew closer as Edward's wife Emmy Shephard grew close to Luke's wife Stacey. This foursome friendship had happened quickly and on the day of the invasion Luke was suprised to find he had the time off for that day and since he was free Emma and Stacey made plans for the four of them. The plan was to take a boat onto the river and fish which all four enjoyed doing.
As the four reached far enough away from Westbridge Emmy, and Edward used potions to stun Stacey, and Luke and this caused Luke and Stacey to be uncontious floating in the boat during the course of the Invasion of Westbridge.
The Third Man
Movements of Morrigan
With only a few months to go before William Lovie III. would lead the army of Lucerne into its massive suprise attaack on the city of Westbridge it would be Flemeth that called upon Morrigan and commanded that she go to Orleans and get orders from Bill Lovie. Flemeth heavily hinted that her belief was that Bill Lovie could be convinced to command Morrigan to travel to Westbridge and warn the defenders and while the Lucernian army was being destroyed at Westbridge Bill Lovie could lead an army of Orcs through the western pass and destroy the Valley of Lucerne. Morrigan instead would arrive at Orleans to find Bill Lovie commanding her to go to Westbridge and kill a group of Magi called the Vipers of whom he explained were a secret group within the Deatheaters of whom remained in Westbridge and would allow for Lord Voldermorte to return to the city. Not believing her ears she would quickly take these commands and after speaking to Bill Lovie about how William was she would make her way to Westbridge using her griffon, of which allowed her to reach Westbridge a few weeks before the Lucernian invasion of the city was to begin.
Morrigan would arrive in Westbridge and immediately go to find the first Deatheater she could in the form of a low level Deatheater of whom had been left behind by the Order of the Violet Dragon due to his drinking problem and lack of any real abilities in Magi. Seducing him at the tavern she took to what she said was her place, but in fact was nothing more then an abandoned house she had placed charms on to make it so no sound got out. Questioning him revealed the location of the first Viper, and despite telling him that she would let him go if he revealed who the Viper was she would kill him leaving his body in the house without a second thought. The Viper was revealed to be taking on the role of a servant in the House Malfoy estate and thus Morrigan would manipulate the head of the servants of House Malfoy into giving her a job with the servants as well and in this role she would discover he slept in the basement. Not waiting for night she would go into the basement finding him praying out loud to Lord Voldermorte and without even a word to him she knocked him on the back of the head putting him unconscious. Waking up twice more and having Morrigan knocking him out each time finally night would come and she dragged him to the shore of the House Malfoy estate where she put him into a small boat and rowed them out into the water. Summoning mist to her side and once again placing noise suppression charms about the boat she would torture him for two days on board the boat until finally he gave up the location of the other Viper still in the city of whom she discovered was playing the part of a guardsmen at the main gatehouse.
See Also : Emmy Shephard
Emmy and Edward are especially close, and this close bond along with a happy enviroment growing up has meant that the two are far less violent then many other members of the upper echolon.
The two being known for their peaceful demeanor and outside of their work most might suggest they would never hurt a fly.
"Emmy keeps me grounded. When I was young and all the talk about my House's gandeur started to get to my head, she slapped me on the back of the head and said that wasn't going to marry an egomaniac when she was older so I had better smarten up."
Jack ShephardSee Also : Jack Shephard
Jack Shephard and his brother Edward were pretty close when they were younger. As they got older and it became clear that Edward had some violent tendencies the two did drift apart.
"He's my brother and I love him, but he's got some issues. Theres a reason our family never kept any pets around."