Karen Scott was born the daughter of Hanzal, and Sophia Tyrell making her a member of House Tyrell. Karen was the two's lone child and for this reason her being a girl meant that she was quickly married off once the proper marriage could be discovered. When Karen learned that she had been married to Dan Scott she was initially worried as she had heard rumours that he was quite the player when it came to women. Suprinsingly once she met him she discovered that he was willing to play the honest husband role and as such the two grew closer over the course of their year long engagement, and Karen entered their marriage happily. In her role as mother she has spent most of her time attempting to console the hurt feelings of her children who have a distinct and painful reaction to the wait Dan Scott parents them. This was especially true for Lucas Scott who grew very close to Karen Scott, but basically had no relationship with Dan Scott. As Karen has discovered the new world that has opened up following the Fall of Tree Hill she has discovered she has less then she could have ever imagined in common with her husband Dan Scott.
Karen Scott was born the daughter of Hanzal, and Sophia Tyrell making her a member of House Tyrell. Karen was the two's lone child and for this reason her being a girl meant that she was quickly married off once the proper marriage could be discovered.
Marriage to Dan Scott
When Karen learned that she had been married to Dan Scott she was initially worried as she had heard rumours that he was quite the player when it came to women. Suprinsingly once she met him she discovered that he was willing to play the honest husband role and as such the two grew closer over the course of their year long engagement, and Karen entered their marriage happily.
Life as the Lords Wife
| Failed Betrothal|
Look at me Lady Scott. You are going to forget that this ever happened. I'm sure I could have been happy with you, but...but I love her and nothing will ever change that.
Failed BetrothalAbout one year before the Fall of Tree Hill, and when Brooke Scott was fourteen she was told by her mother Karen Scott that Dan was in discussions with House Baker in order to have her married off to their heir Julian Baker who at that point was seventeen. Karen spent a long time telling Brooke how great a young man this Julian was supposed to be, and Brooke had always trusted her mother in these types of things so she trusted her yet again. It would be weeks of negotiations before she actually met Julian and when she did her first sight of him was that he was an extremely handsome man, and clad in his armor he looked like a true knight. Thus Brooke was excited, and when he spoke to her he spoke with a grace to her that made her feel comforted, and he held her hand the entire time that they were surrounded by their parents, and siblings. With everyone about to go home Julian asked to have a few minutes alone with her so that they could talk without anyone watching them. Their parents agreed and silently shuffled out of the room, and when they did Brooke waited excitedly beside Julian Baker for whatever he would say to her, and she held his hand closely feeling a protectiveness from his touch. It was in this moment that the changes in Julian became clear, as the moment their parents were out of the room, his hand pulled itself from her, and he went over to the cabinet where he made himself a drink. Wanting to remain the picture of calm and happiness Brooke just stood their watching as seemingly a light had flicked in his mind and turned him into a different person. They stood alone in that room for some five minutes while he stood facing the cabinet making himself one drink, and then two, and by the time he had made himself the fourth drink Brooke had lost hope the other person was coming back. Following the fourth drink he perked up as if finally gaining the courage to move forward and he turned as quickly as he was away from her, he returned to her side and pulled her like a rag doll towards the table in the room. Once at the table he reached across the table and held her hand, and stared into her eyes, and where five minutes ago she felt protected, and cared for when he did that she now felt a strange tinge of danger from Julian as he was clearly not mentally put together. A few seconds after this her father walked in and a look in his eyes said that the only reason Julian was now at her side was because he had heard Dan Scott coming, otherwise he had no interest in being at Brooke's side. It Lindsay Baker his sister, and she prepared to walk over and meet her, when she caught her eyes and saw a very angry girl looking back at her. For the briefest of moments Lindsay looked at Brooke with pure hatred, and then as if she was able to turn that off she moved forward toward Brooke and gave her a hug before saying how happy she was for Brooke and her brother. As she was being hugged she could see Julian watching them, and his eyes shined with an almost mistevious tension as he watched them. As Lindsay pulled away from the hug she grabbed Brooke's arm and pulled her into the other room to talk to her.
Meeting the Sister
As Lindsay closed the door behind Brooke she grabbed her hand again but this time much more harshly and pulled her farther into the house, before going outside and into another small house outside the main house. Once inside this house Lindsay let go of her hand before slapping Brooke across the face and pushing her to the ground. Brooke was much younger then Lindsay and this was the first moment in her life where someone had ever reacted truly angry towards her so she didn't know what to do, and she just lay there as Lindsay screamed at her. Through all the screaming she heard the door open and hoped that someone was coming to save her, but when the verbal and sometimes physical attacks continued she realized she must have been hearing things. Lindsay screamed at her that Julian was hers and that she would not allow Brooke to interfere with her love for Julian.As Lindsay started to get in her face, Brooke simply walked out of the room, and despite the yelling after her by Lindsay she didn't stop. She didn't dare look back she just walked back to her family, and told her father that it was time for them to leave. Her father gave her a look of pure hatred, but Karen saw the near tears in Brooke's eyes and made an excuse of why they needed to leave so that Brooke wasn't punished so harshly. As they arrived back in the House Scott estate, Brooke acted perfectly normal until finally Dan left the room, and once this had happened Brooke broke down crying, and it was Lucas that found her in her room in this state. When he asked her what had happened she told him the truth, and that she needed the wedding to not happen. She didn't feel right about the situation, and even though she knew what her role was she needed to get out of this. Lucas believed everything she was saying with every ounce of himself, and for this reason he stormed into his parents room at this point nearly in the middle of the night to discover his father Dan in bed with Nesme Oakheart of whom was the wife of one of Dan's vassals. Lucas grabbed Dan by the collar and punched him which caused a fight to break out between the two, and the fighting became so much that eventually Brooke, and Nathan Scott both entered the room to find the still nearly completely naked Nesme Oakheart hiding behind a blanket while Lucas, and Dan rolled around the floor. Nathan went to call a gaurd but Dan stopped him, and continued fighting so Nathan stopped Dan himself by throwing Dan to one side, and grabbing Lucas by the shoulders and taking him back to his room. With Lucas gone from the room Brooke just stared at her father. She stared at him for the complete hypocrite that he was, and in this moment she finally understood how pathetic he was which caused her to laugh out loud.
Fall of Tree Hill
Main Article : First Battle of Tree Hill
Main Article : The Journey
| Second Battle of Tree Hill |
Today my brothers we right a terrible wrong in the history of this kingdom. We all know what happened here, and there isn't a thing that we could do to take it back. We may not be able to change what happened, but right here and right now united together we can make sure the people of Tree Hill are finally given the rescue they have long deserved. Today don't fight for vengeance. Don't fight for revenge. Fight to save the lives of the innocent. Fight so that a betrayed city may finally awaken.
Second Battle of Tree Hill
Main Article : Second Battle of Tree Hill
As the human/elven alliance destroyed the Orcs that had held the Gondor siege of Minus Ithil for many years, Jurden Hardaxe paid this little heed despite the fact that he was sent word of it from some of his scouts who had been watching that siege for any signs of Mordor weakness. Jurden over the decade of the siege had become obsessed with maintaining his own power, and had basically become uninterested in actually ending the siege through conventional means. Alongside this he also had a growing belief that the humans were completely useless and for all of these reasons Jurden Hardaxe made no effort to double his scouts or anything that might have assisted him in stopping the coming ambush. And if all of this added up wasn't enough he was also still being whispered to by Morrigan who was telling him that it was all a trick and Sauron was only days away. As the Sindar Elven/Human forces moved to the high ground of the area near the bridge of Weidenhouse and from this position they begin planning the method they would use to end the conflict. As the planning begin it became clear that the fight would be started during the night as town they were in described the fact that they noticed very little activity in the Orc camp during the night most likely due to the fact that they had become completely confident in their lack of any kind of threat.
The Night Comes
Waiting for the night to come William would be able to watch for the first and last time the Orcs setting off their massive drums and horns in order to force the defenders to be unable to sleep during the night and thus exhausted during the day. Hearing this many among the attacking army grew even more angry at the fact that the defenders had been forced to endure this for all this time without anyone helping them. William would spend the night with Leven, Jasper, Emmett, and Edward as the Shadow Council as they were not openly to each other calling themselves spent a few last hours with each other before they all knew everything was going to change. Finding themselves greeted throughout the night by every lord who not wanted to speak to William they couldn't help but see how different things had become for the naive group. The Orcs by this point had no contact with their scouts, and yet they still remained completely unaware. Morrigan would at this point make her final step towards sealing the fate of Jurden Hardaxe when she would convince Jurden to host a large party for his Orcs which made them all drunk and even less prepared.
As the night neared the Orcs would begin their party and the loud noise would alert the alliance that this was underway, and also awake most of the defenders of Tree Hill of whom were prepared for what many believed was the final attack. The party continued, and the alliance moved itself completely into position against the now scout less Orcish force, and pushed in many places all the way against the wall with the entire Orcish force within the city itself or dead outside. The night came and the army would move on their predetermined signal of which moved everything forward. The infiltration of House Scarlet into the under tunnels of the city begin as Saiden Scarlet led a large force of hundreds into the tunnels in the goal of reaching the estate of House James and once the attack was underway they would spring upon the already ambushed Orcs. From the west the forces of House Greymane, and House Ordos would move themselves through the broken shattered western gate and encountered hundreds of Orcs in differing stages of drunkenness and the fighting wouldn't spark any concerns from the Orcs as it was all believed still to be a part of the party. Seeing the ambush was underway it was at this moment that Morrigan finally ended the charade and came upon Jurden while he was standing in his residence.
The battle would end with the complete destruction of the Orc army and the liberation of Tree Hill. When the armies of Lucerne and Gondor entered the remains of Tree Hill, they found the sad remnants of a once truly mighty city. Food, aid and supplies were rushed to the city, but before the true rebuild could begin Andrew Lovie would take the reigns of the King of Lucerne following a duel with his father.
| Funeral of Earl Scott|
Grief is like the ocean; it’s deep and dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love. I didn't know Lord Scott, but I’m jealous of him, because I see how his absence has affected the people who did know him. So I know he mattered to them. And I know he was loved. People say that Earl Scott was a great Lord: honorable, just, fair, kind. They say he made this city what it was. Today we celebrate his life. Today we celebrate a great man, I wish I knew.
Funeral of Earl ScottWhen the fires had stopped burning and William had returned to Lucerne to deal with his father, Brooke was left with the fact that now she was safe but at the same time she had lost so much. Her friends were dead, her family was in tatters, and the one person other then Haley and Peyton that had loved in her in the form of her grand-father was dead. She asked her mother if they had found any sign of her grandfather but she said that by this time there was nothing to find. When she asked if there would be a funeral Karen said that Dan didn't think it was appropriate and was making efforts to make sure that Earl Scott's name was forgotten from the memory of Tree Hill so that he alone would be celebrated. At this news she left her mothers side near tears and made her way to her grandfather's room where she discovered servants tearing into the room. For a moment she just watched them as they tore her grandfather's room to pieces, and she just really didn't understand the world in that moment. When she went to ask them what was going on, her father came up behind her and told her that Earl's room was being turned into a resting room for Karen. When Brooke told him that she didn't want him to get rid of her father's things, he looked at her for a moment before grabbing her roughly by the arm and pulling her into a side room nearby. Inside the room he proceeded to verbally attack her before pushing her roughly into the wall. At the sound of Brooke being pushed into the wall her brother Nathan and several servants approached the room and saw her on the floor with Dan clearly the reason for her being on the ground. Brooke at this point with tears in her face looked to her brother Nathan for some kind of help, but instead Nathan just turned around and walked back the way he came, and after this the servants quickly followed suit. At this point Dan would verbally assault the nearly broken Brooke.
After saying that he would walk out of the room leaving a broken Brooke lying on the ground for sometime before her brother Nathan returned into the room looking severely disappointed in himself, and perhaps worried about Brooke more then she thought he ever would. Brooke didn't know what to say to her brother so she ran out of their and ran away past the cries of Haley who noticed her running away, and finally made her way to the glades west of Tree Hill where she and her grandfather had spent a lot of time. While she spent the time alone she knew that her grandfather needed to be remembered and if her father wouldn't help her then the only person left to go to was her mother.
When Brooke left the glade she went to the home of Margeary Tonsvale of whome was the matriarch of House Tonsvale, and the women that her mother spent most of her days with filling out the boredom. She barged into the estate being alowed past the gaurds because they knew who she was, and when she reached her mother she grabbed her by the arm and pulled her outside. Outside she tried to make her mother help her, but she quickly discovered that her mother was exactly as far gone as she appeared when her mother not only refused to do this, but also moved to side with her husband against her daughter. This was too much for Brooke and knowing the debate between House Scott was over she knew the only person that could help her was William Lovie III.
Begging a King
With her attempts to get her family to do what she wanted she risked a lot by deciding that she needed to see William. She was able to talk Haley into pretending that Brooke was staying with friends for a while and the sad fact was that no one in her family except for Lucas even noticed her absence. She made her way by carriage to Lucerne and arrived there to the sight of a parade. The carriage driver explained that William Lovie had taken control of the Kingdom and was now the King after he had thrown Bill, and Sean Lovie out of Lucerne. She covered herself in garbs as if she was an Ostrogoth, and made her way to the Keep where she hoped to find Jasper, Edward or Emmett because William had told her that of anyone alive those were the people he trusted next to his sister. She would have gone to Alice but she worried that Alice would be on Bella's side and wouldn't help her. If she had thought that she was given ample proof of that when she arrived at the Keep and wasn't greeted by one of his best friends but instead by Alice Lovie of whom stood in the Gateway staring at her through the garb as if she had somehow known all along that she was coming.
Lucernian Civil War
Main Article : Lucerne Civil War
| House Nighting Rebellion |
Did you think you could change the world and there would be no push back?
House Nighting Rebellion
With William Lovie III. now the king of Lucerne the leadership of House Nighting begin to fear for the fate of their businesses which relied heavily on the use of workers in near slave like conditions, but even more dangerous for them was the fact that they sold Lucernians at the slave markets of Paris. House Nighting watched as the regime took control of businesses all around Lucerne and turned them into Kingdom businesses, and when William came to Tree Hill no one in House Nighting had any doubts what was going to happen, and they were not proven wrong. When William arrived one of the first businesses that was told to him was the racket that was run by House Nighting, and thus he met with the leaders of House Nighting and asked them to explain themselves, but House Nighting didn't believe they did anything wrong and as such William became very aggravated with them, and was harsher on their business then most he had dealt with. The members of House Nighting were beyond shocked at what had happened to them, and in this moment they attempted to meet with all the members of their customer base, but they discovered that House Scott had been working behind the scenes and had infiltrated this network, and was now dismantling the criminal enterprise from within. House Nighting would offer William Lovie III. huge segments of their profit base, and they hoped this would assuage him, but instead he sent in the Order of the Red Dragon led by Sawyer Shephard, of whom started a large investigation that finished basically the entire criminal organization.
With their businesses in shambles and the slave trade over, House Nighting became poor very quickly, and all the friends that they once had disappeared overnight it seemed. This caused a lot of resentment and as such there resentment became public knowledge and as such they were met by members of House Jestife who were members of the True Sons of Lucerne. After this communication House Nighting turned to service in the True Sons in order to hopefully regain their authority over the slave trade. During this time of shifting alliegences it would be Rachel Nighting that begin to stray from her family somewhat as she begin to have an emotional affair with Raginald Frightling of whom was the young heir to House Frightling and while married he showed her something that she had never found with Cooper. At first they were silent in their support of the True Sons of Lucerne, as they didn't want further attention, but it would be a single piece of mail sent by a raven that would send the members of House Nighting into a fierce debate of which would decide the future of House NIghting.
Discovery of Betrayal
It was at this point that Edric Nighting would arrive in Forks where he had made the decision to turn against his family and reveal the plans of his family. Edric Nighting had several weeks before this begin hearing talk from his father and older brother that they planned to rise against House Scott and murder the Scotts in the city before taking control of Tree Hill itself. He would watch his brother in secret as his brother James Nighting II. followed Brooke Scott watching her movements, and watching her himself he discovered that she was the mistress of William Lovie III. through listening in on a conversation between Brooke and Haley James. Learning of this relationship between William and Brooke the loyal Edric Nighting would depart Tree Hill by horse with his friend Hanzal Grightling heading towards Forks where they had heard William Lovie III. was meeting with his wife and the leadership of Forks. Arriving at Forks the two would quickly gain an audience with the king of whom was surrounded at the time by Charlie Swan, Leven Martell, and Bella Swan, and seeing how influential the group was Edric would immediately tell the king what he knew which horrified the group of whom had already rallied their forces and was planning to move out the next day to Berne. Realizing the main forces still needed to go to Berne he would command Jasper Hale to lead a secondary force to Tree Hill in order to defend the Scott's once the Nighting's moved against them, and after discussing it was decided that Jasper would move south through the province of Rosten where he would summon a force from that province's lord in House Elric alongside Northern Tree Hill's lordn in House Guntbold and then lead them southward to Tree Hill.
Following the breaking up of the meeting Jasper, Leven, and Bella would follow William back to his tent where Jasper would convinse William to take him with him to Berne and instead send Leven to Tree Hill. Making up excuses about why she needed to go instead of him Leven was left shocked by what Jasper did and thus limply accepted this change of plans, and with a kiss to her forward she and William would say goodnight and following this Jasper and Leven left the tent. Leaving the tent Leven would follow Jasper trying to get him to explain himself, but he refused until she became quite agitated leading to an argument between the long time friends. Fighting loudly forced Jasper to take the argument into his tent where he would reveal that he did not trust her abilities to protect William considering how in love with him she was, and following this she would punch him in the face before returning to her own tent. The next day William, Jasper and the larger force from Forks would leave the city leaving Leven and a few hundred men at arms and knights to move south towards Castle Elric where she would go to defend the mistress of her beloved.
See Also : Lucas Scott
- "I knew that on some level my mother loved me. I know that in my soul, but when you watched the way she was with Lucas...you couldn't help but be envious. In a lot of ways he was her entire world. Everything she seemed to do was so that he could be happier. Maybe in his pain she felt a connection to him that she never could with me."
- -Brooke Scott
Karen from a very early time had an almost devout love for her son Lucas Scott, who for whatever reason she felt closer to then her other two children. In this way for much of his childhood she was the only conecction he had, and as he became more reclusive she took a larger and larger role in his emotions. Karen has an especially close relationship with Lucas for much of the same reason as she does with Brooke. The more Lucas seems to dislike Dan the more he moves closer to Karen, and this has meant they are very close. This relationship was one of the teathers that Lucas Scott held onto during the War in Tree Hill, and he has confided in Karen things he was afraid to tell even Haley Scott.
See Also : Lilly Scott
- "My mother never came to accept love towards two of her children. I mean I'm sure she loved Brooke, and Nathan but if she knew how to show that love she didn't do a very good job. Her blatant disregard for her daughter and son were thus more inexplanable when you saw her with Lilly."
- -Lucas Scott
Lilly Scott and Karen Scott were extremely close to eachother from the moment of Lilly Scott's birth. Karen Scott felt a connection to the young Lilly Scott that she had never felt with her actual daughter Brooke Scott, and for this reason she superseded her sister in law and basically took over the parenting of Lilly Scott for some time. When Lilly was exiled to the House Scott estate after the problems between Kieth and Dan she was distraught that Lilly was gone, and became even more focused on Lucas.