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Nicoli Machiavelli

Nicoli Machiavelli is the son of Gorgen, and Lucienana Machiavelli making him a member of House Machiavelli. Nicoli Machiavelli has one sibling in the form of Carmella Machiavelli of whom is married to a bastard of whom she fell in love with, but she has built quite the life with him. Nicoli Machiavelli would marry Elena Gilbert of whom he had met when he was a boy at the Lucernian Academy and they are a loving couple. With Elena Gilbert he has three children in the form of Mario, Bruno, and Caterina Machiavelli of which his son Mario is the Lord of House Machiavelli and a honorable knight, his son Bruno is a member of the Order of the Red Dragon where he has served in all major conflicts, his daughter Caterina is young but is awaiting her bethrothed to reach age so that she may marry him.

Nicoli would become the current Consular Thane of the Order of the Green Dragon, and is known as one of the most menipulative men in the Kingdom, with nothing more then his utter love for the Kingdom, and the royal family, that keeps him trusted.

Nicoli Machiavelli was born the first son of his father inside the city of Tree Hill, and he grew up within House Machiavelli of which wasn't a poor house but defeinetl wasn't an extremely powerful house. His parents were not poor but not exactly rich either, and this unhappy medium left them constantly attempting to raise themselves in the Tree Hill political game. There chance came when Nicoli grew close to Dan Scott, and after years of the two conversing eventually Nicoli became one of Dan's best friends, and was the one Dan would often come to for advise. Spending time at the Lucernian Academy he met his future wife in Elena Gilbert and the two would force their parents to arrange a marriage between the two, and by this point she would be his wife a month before she gave birth to their first son Mario Machiavelli.

Characteristics

It is much safer to be feared than loved because ...love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails.
Nicoli Machiavelli

Personality

Nicoli Machiavelli has gained quite the reputation in the Kingdom of Lucerne as a man who will do anything no matter the moral caviat that he has to in order to finish the job he's assigned. This tactic made William believe him to be the perfect fit for the role of leading the Order of the Green Dragon.

The Prince

He has wrote a small book, that has gained a heavy amount of fame titled The Prince. The prince dictated his views of how flawed he thought most kingdoms were in regards to their leaders, and it detailed how one could gain, hold, and expand their bases of power throughout whatever avenue of life they wanted to move forth into.

History

Nicoli Machiavelli

Early History

Nicoli Machiavelli was born in Tree Hill to his parents Marvio, and Telivo Machiavelli. His parents were not poor but not exactly rich either, and this unhappy medium left them constantly attempting to raise themselves in the Tree Hill political game.

There chance came when Marvio grew close to Dan Scott , and after years of the two conversing eventually Marvio became one of Dan's best friends, and was the one Dan would often come to for advise .This friendship was the reason Dan gave Nicoli a chance in his town council, and was the starter point for Nicoli's future skill in politics.

House Scott

See Also : House Scott

Fall of Tree Hill

Main Article : First Battle of Tree Hill


Liberation

Main Article : Second battle of Tree Hill

Order of the Green Dragon

Main Article : Order of the Green Dragon

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones."
-Nicoli Machiavelli

The Underfort

Frey Island

Walder Black Frey
"The Island of Frey was a place that everyone knew was rife with problems. The land was controlled with an iron fist, and from what little we knew we had gathered that the leadership in House Frey was extremely unpopular. To be invited to the island was something we hadn't expected, but for those of us chosen to go, there was a sence of both dread and excitement over what would happen."
-Richard Cypher

It was following the annexation of the Riverlands that the Kingdom of Frey would for the first time send a diplomat to meet with the Kingdom of Lucerne. Before this moment the Frey's had been clear in that while their island was open to trade they had no interest in the Order of the Green Dragon or anyone else coming to the island. This was honored, but when Walder "Black" Frey arrived in the Port of Stormwind the situation changed nearly completely. He said that the time for the growth in the relationship was now, and that he had been granted permission to extend the olive branch towards the Kingdom of Lucerne. Several important members arrived in the port including Eddard Starke, Charles Swan, and the king in William Lovie III. accompanied by Nicoli Machiavelli. The group would accept the offers of trade, but wanted in return the establisment of an embassy on the island to make sure that the relationship was maintaining itself as they wanted. Black Walder would suprisingly accept this offer and said that a piece of land within one of their larger cities would be given for the purpose of establising their own embassy. With the agreement in place Black Walder would leave the port and return to the island of Frey. Nicoli said that this was clearly a trap, but that at this moment they needed influence on the island and this may be the easiest way to do that. The plan became for the Order of the Green Dragon to establish a heavily fortified embassy within the city, and then for them to spread several smaller controlled areas throughout the island where more members of the Order would arrive and begin to the process of finding houses that could be loyal to them.

The Divine Lands

Main Article : The Divine Lands

Britt Lancave Wide
If everything we heard about the Boltens was correct then we needed to move on the Divine Lands quick before the Frey's or Boltens did it first.
Hedrik Clegane III.

Following the meeting of the Kingdom of Lucerne, and Lorderon it became clear through those talks, and the talks with the Riverlands, Seagard and others that the Kingdom of Bolten was an extremely menecing actor in the field of Westros. Along the westernside of Westros sat the independant land called the Divine Lands. The Divine Lands had an alliance amongst eachother to defend eachother if things ever came to fighting, and this had allowed them to escape the clutches of larger Kingdoms like Bolten, and the Freys. Communication begin with the Divine Lands after Nicoli Machiavelli would communicate with the leadership of the three city states and from insiders he had planted in the area learned the ways he believed he could get them to the Lucerne side of things.

Grandlen

City States in the Divine Lands Ruler
Grandlen House Grandlen
Jeutenburg House Banner
Koenisburg Theocracy
Ventin Mercentile
Toenisburg Theocracy
Grandlen had a population on par with Gulltown. I didn't have to hear another word about why we needed them in the fold.
Hedrik Clegane III.

Firstly he sent promices of large arms trade agreements with the largest of the towns in the form of Grandlen of which created a strong bond between the two. On top of this he would offer hands in marriage to his eldest daughter in Allenia Grandlen of whom was approaching twenty three but the prospects in Grandlen were not what he was looking for. Lord Grandlen was very much interested in having a large meeting of the Divine Lands, and said that if the Lucernians could put it together he would be a staunch supporter of theirs during the meeting.

Jeutenburg and Ventin

City States of Divine Lands - Maps
Jeutenburg was scared of the Karstarks. It took two letters to realize that they wanted us more then we probably needed them, but even if we could have squeezed them into a more permanent alliance our mandate wasn't to do that so we played fair.
Hedrik Clegane III.

Jeutenburg would be substancially easier to placate as they mainly just wanted protection, and this was dealt with when William Lovie sent a letter to House Banner telling them that the Kingdom of Lucerne would intervene on any conflict which involved Jeutenburg. Nikolas Banner would arrive at Koenisburg after the third letter between he and Lucerne and would be prepared to be very positive towards the Lucernians during the meeting. Alongside Jeutenburg the mercentile city state of Ventin would be contacted as well, and they basically only wanted assurances of assistence in the case that the Frey's attempted to block their trade routes. If the Frey's could not be reasoned with then increased southern trade was their main option thus making them send five members of the Trade Union Guilds to Koenisburg for the meeting.

Koenisburg

Oberyn Martell II.
Oberyn Martell II. showed me during that tournament that honor and knighthood were real. My doubts about the Dragon were extinguished that day never to rise again, and the only fitting thank you I could do now was to swear an oath to his blood.
Britt Lancave

Last to get within the fold was Koenisburg of whom was perhaps the most important of the city states as the long term goal of Koenisburg was to act a major port nearbye The Trident which would alert Lucerne to any problems. Koenisburg was led not by a house as the other states were and instead was a hyper theocracy led by the Voices of the Dragon of whom are led theoretically by the Voice of the Dragon. Communicating with this voice they discovered the voice was Britt Lancave of whom had won prestige in Lucerne during the Nortburg Tournament of 5120. After determing from the council that they would like to be aligned with Lucerne if for no other reason then to make the Frey's less willing to threaten them she would go about making the best deal possible. After negotiations of shipping lanes, and trade was over she knew the deal was signed and simply wanted one more thing. Britt Lancave wanted only one thing in order to pull her to their side and that was for them to send a Martell that she could swear an oath before. This was an easy task and they sent Obella Martell of whom wanted any excuse to travel eastward and see her fiance Robb Starke.

The Meeting

Britt Lancave Cover2
It was rubber stamped and the only thing remaining was to actually get everyone in a room and agree to work together. There were small talks of making the Divine Lands a state, but this went away when the Grandlens made it clear they were not ready for that yet.
Hedrik Clegane III.

The meeting would finally take place following the return of William Lovie III. and his family from their time in Lorderon the second time. Nicholi, and Hedrik Clegane would not return to Lucerne with the rest of the group and instead would meet Obella and Robb Starke in Koenisburg for the meeting. All the parties would arrive for the meeting except Teonisburg of whom obeyed the command of Koenisburg and saw no reason to send more representatives. The meeting would become somewhat interesting when several Frey's made dock in Koenisburg and attempted to join the meeting. Finding Robb Starke inside there was nearly a fight inside the hallway and Robb Starke would leave the hall in order to not make more of an issue then there already was. The meeting would continue and Obella Martell took the oaths of Koenisburg while the others signed papers of alliance with Lucerne thus sealing the Divine Lands as a Lucernian alligned area. The night came and as the Frey's prepared to leave Robb Starke once more attempted to make things better but instead of this he ended up insulting them more when Obella came out, and seeing she was his fiance by the way she clung to him the Freys were further insulted and left more angry and with more ammunition.

Invasion of Westbridge

Main Article : Invasion of Westbridge

"Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see but few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are; and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion."
-Nicoli Machiavelli

Quotes

“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
-Discussing the Kingdom of Bolten
“The End Justifies The Means”
-He spoke these words to William Lovie III., and by his own accounts it was these words that have come to define a great deal of William's foreign policy along with some of his domestic.
“When evening comes, I return home and go into my study. On the threshold I strip off my muddy, sweaty, workday clothes, and put on the robes of court and palace, and in this graver dress I enter the antique courts of the ancients and am welcomed by them, and there I taste the food that alone is mine, and for which I was born. And there I make bold to speak to them and ask the motives of their actions, and they, in their humanity, reply to me. And for the space of four hours I forget the world, remember no vexation, fear poverty no more, tremble no more at death: I pass indeed into their world.”
-Discussing with Eddard Starke the fear of his own death.

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