|Title||Arch Duke of Lucerne|
|Siblings|| True Born
Matthew Hale is the son of Tarnide, and Yarny Hale making him the heir to House Hale. Matthew has three siblings in the form of Tarnide Hale II., Slynt, and Karen Hale of which all have perished with Karen dying as a very young girl, Slynt dying of fever shortly after returning from battle, and Tarnide dying due to his support of the rebellion preceding the Plague but being remembered as a brave young man before his death. Matthew is married to Winonwa Hale with whome he loves very deeply, but has been lost to him following her insanity following the birth of their child. With Winnona Hale he has one child in the form of Johanas Hale of whom is a member of the Order of the Violet Dragon and has become infamous for this work, as well as this following his birth his mother Winnona has lost her sanity to a large extent and is now nearly continuesly locked into her bedroom for the families safety.
Matthew Hale was the third child born into House Hale in his generation, and because of this his birth was a truly monumentous moment to the House. He would be very close with his older brother Tarnide Hale II. of whom he learned how to ride horses from, and of whom always cared for him despite his father`s neglect. When the Order of the Black Dragon was founded Matthew Hale was placed in charge due to his percieved belief that the Kingdom itself should be running the economy and not the individual houses. Matthew Hale was 14 when the Lucernian army was leaving for the War in France, and despite his young age he snuck along with the army, and during his first chance he snuck into the armory and found armor for himself. He would be discovered by his father Tarnide Hale of whom forced him to pull back from the line, and he would be behind the lines when the human forces were defeated and his father and brother would retreat alongside him afterwards. With the coming of the Order of the Black Dragon, his interests were swallowed up by the Order, and he is becoming quite rich through his work in the Order. Being the leader of the order has suited him as well, as he is extremely popular and this popularity has turned many men who were very upset into loyalists to the regime. Matthew Hale has travelled to the
Matthew Hale was the third child born into House Hale in his generation, and because of this his birth was a truly monumentous moment to the House. He would be very close with his older brother Tarnide Hale II. of whom he learned how to ride horses from, and of whom always cared for him despite his father`s neglect.
War in France
Matthew Hale was 14 when the Lucernian army was leaving for the War in France, and despite his young age he snuck along with the army, and during his first chance he snuck into the armory and found armor for himself. He would be discovered by his father Tarnide Hale of whom forced him to pull back from the line, and he would be behind the lines when the human forces were defeated and his father and brother would retreat alongside him afterwards.
Main Article : The Plague
| The Unspoken Civil War |
This is the price of betraying your king. Look at this man and understand the fate of anyone who thinks they may turn against the Dragon.
The Rebellion within Lucerene begin after Bill Lovie travelled southward to Gulltown and hosted the fated Tournament of 5110 in Gulltown. The tournament itself went off without much a hitch, but after several of the fated knights of Bill Lovie lost Bill became openly hostile to everyone that wasn`t his sole remaining knight at the tournament in James Nighting. As the tournament went on and as all the Arch Lords of the land were there he begin shouting and acting as if insane during the dinner before the final bout of the tournament. Surrounded by loyalists to him in the Nighting`s, Jestifes, and Scorpians noone dared speak as he continued to scream, but the effects of this were terrible on his Lords who lost complete faith in him. It was only when Carlisle Cullen tricked Bill into leaving under the lie that William was nearbye would Bill Lovie stumble out of the dining hall and carried by his sworn knights pass out in his room.
Despite the horrible ranting by Bill he demanded the tournament continue, and all did this as they were loyal and Carlisle had worked hard to say that the king was just exhausted. At the final joust James Nighting was defeated by the Hedge Knight Halys Forend of whom was a knight of House Jackson, and following this Bill Lovie would leave his seat and travel to where Hayls was celebrating and while everyone bowed before their king Bill Lovie would walk up to him and decapitate the man. Causing screaming amongst the crowd as his family watched him die the place went crazy and only the calling in of the House Lovie gaurds there would stop a riot from starting. Dozens of Smallfolk were killed during the riot as the violent Nighting`s unleased rage on those they felt insulent enough to riot in the presence of the king. Outside of the smallfolk the hedge knights family were rounded up as well and executed alongside several of the other noblemen who had dared to speak out against the violence. Watching all of this transpire from behind the stands was Walter Jackson of whom stood beside his old friend Tywin Lannister of whom also watched the King go mad. Looking at eachother they both then left the tournament as everyone had been commanded to leave.
Rise and Fall of a Rebel
Following the disasterous tournament most of the Lords went back to their holdings and tried to return to life as usual, but the simply fact was that all knew their king was mad. One who didn`t sit idle was Walter Jackson and Charlie Swan of whom met together in Forks several times and begin forming the first elements of the Rebels in Lucerne. Staying very silent about their leanings the two would expand themselves, and found huge support amongst the Lords of the north, and the Reach. The Tyrells became a serious supporter hoping as they always did to gain more power and perhaps their own Arch Lord position if they were able to take Bill from the throne and replace him with his son. As the rebellion itself was growing in strength the sanity of Bill Lovie was decling to newer levels as he had now had debased his one true relationship with Carlisle Cullen after he tricked Esme Portmane into betraying Carlisle and having several of his bastards.
The movement reached its end following Walter Jackson attempting to gain the support of House Lannister when he contacted Tywin Lannister. Walter had known Tywin as a child and when he knew him back then he belived he knew Tywin to be an honorable man who would know what the right thing to do was and what the wrong thing was. When Walter first told the other rebels what he planned to do they all were combined in telling Walter that he should not tell Tywin as Tywin was not trustworthy, and they didn't need his sort of person involved in the rebellion. Walter was arrogant in his belief that he could convinse Tywin so he ignored the rest of them and travelled to Stormwind where he met first with Eddard Starke who was on board with the action although he was busy dealing with conflicts east of the city so he wouldn't be able to assist in any way other then once the actual rebellion went down. Once he was done talking to Eddard he met with Tywin and the two talked for some time before Walter believed that he had turned Tywin to his way of thinking. Tywin said goodbye and told Walter that House Lannister was fully behind the plan, and that he would rally his banner houses when the time was right. And thus Walter left Stormwind believing that he had completed his dream of seeing the madness of King Bill Lovie removed.
The moment that Walter left the room Tywin ordered his gaurd to call Cersei and Jamie to him. When his children arrived he told them to take the children, and to find their brother and leave for Lannistane. Once there they were to make sure that none entered the city as he was about to tell the king about a rebellion and knowing the king there was going to be a lot of violence and he didn't want his family or the banner houses damaged by it. Jamie wondered outloud to him whether or not it might be more prudent to assist the rebels since the king was mad, but Tywin simply reminded him of what they had done to their rebels and said there was a high price to pay for rebellion. Following this Tywin left Stormwind and travelled to Lucerne where he immediatly was given audiance with King Bill Lovie.
Death of the Rebellion
House Jackson was painted very early on as the ringleader of the rebellion and for this reason their destruction was made to be paramount but also Bill wanted to know the true extent of the movement and for this reason the operation had to make sure that they captured Walter Jackson alive so that he could be tortured for information. It was decided that assasins from Ravenholdt would join members of House Nighting, and House Jestife in the destroying the rebels completely and utterly. Brandon Von Gruger would accompany the dark and twisted Terrorblade alongside some fifty men at arms from House Nighting of whom had been commanded to destroy House Jackson completely outside of the Patriarch of whom was to be captured alive. Brandon had killed innocent's before but something about the way in which this was going didn't sit well in his stomach. When they captured Walter, one of the assasins went back into the house in the pretents of making sure everyone was dead. When the assasin Brandon Von Gruger entered the room where Josh's mother had been killed he found Joshua rubbing his mother's back trying to get her to wake up. The assasin in this moment moved to the child, and whispered for him to be very quiet if he wanted to live. The assasin then proceeded to put the child behind him attatched to a rope, and hidden behind his cloak. This was how Joshua travelled to Lucerne, and when they arrived the assasin brought him to the steps of the Lucerne orphanage and left him there.
Survival of Joshua Jackson
Brandon stayed with Joshua for two weeks in order to make sure that he wasn't going to be attacked or found out about. He knew though eventually Joshua would be discovered and when this happened he knew the assasins would be forced to attack him again in order to not fail their mission.
Destruction of House Heard
In the same way that House Jackson had led the rebellion House Heard was one of the greater supporters and for this reason Bill made sure that their punishment was severe. At the time several of the sons of House Heard were located in Lucerne as they were serving inside the actual gaurd of Lucerne. The heir to the throne of House Heard in Martin Heard, along with his brother Telvin Heard were located in Lucerne and they were both summoned to their commanders office where when they entered they were attacked by the gaurds inside and killed. Their bodies were hung from the rafters of the Lucerne wall. Following this assassins entered the actual house heard home in Forks where they proceeded to butcher the entire family. The wife and children of Telvin were destroyed along with the patriarch of the house in Hektor Heard who was forced to be dragged throughout the house and look at the sene of his entire family destroyed. In a mistake by the assasins the other side of House Heard was left alive because they were on a trip west to visit the city of Hillsbrad when the attacks were underway.
Following the departure of Tywin Lannister Nedrick Baratheon who was the Patriarch of the house at the time went to Lucerne with his daughter Sarah and his son Edward and hoped to make the point of the rebels known to Bill Lovie. His arrival though was misunderstood by Bill Lovie and instead of seeing it as the peace offering that it was he saw the coming of Nedrick and his children as a hostile act, and had the three executed in the main square of Lucerne. Following this act he went about dealing with Tywin`s next hint in House Hale who he said had great involvement. When Tywin had come to Bill and told him the extent of the rebellion Bill had been shocked and terrified about the involvement of House Hale. Firstly he had once been close to Tarnide Hale, and for this reason he didn't know what to make of his betrayal and for the second reason House Hale had made themselves so important financially that Bill couldn't just destroy them as he did all the other rebels invovled. In order to make sure Tarnide Hale understood he went personally alongside his personal gaurd during the night of the attacks and forced the entire house to watch as his gaurds murdered Tarnide Hale II. who was the heir to House Hale. Bill Lovie and Tarnide Hale would have the following conversation following the murder and it would be the last true time they spoke as friends.
In Northern Lucerne where the smallfolk had turned on the authority with gusto it was the actions of House Scorpian and House Jestife that sealed the ending of the Plague. Rounding up hundreds of rebels supporters through the use of traitors wihtin their ranks they would execute hundreds in penguin courts held in the forests. Eventually they just targeted whoever they wanted and after weeks of this they had killed thousands across the north.
The Battle of Minus Ithil
The Second Battle of Tree Hill
Order of the Black Dragon
Main Article : Order of the Black Dragon
See Also : Winnona Hale
When Matthew returned from the War in France he was a broken boy due to the violence that he had seen. Winnona took care of his broken body while he was in his bed tending the wounds that he had suffered in the war.
"She nursed my broken body back to health and then saved my soul when she let me have her heart."