The Order of the Blue Dragon is the Dragon order that controls the Magi users in the Kingdom of Lucerne, and this way does the recruiting, training, and commanding of all those Magi within the order. The Order operates out of the old circle of Magi tower, but also controls the valley of Tarnboot and several small locations throughout the Kingdom of Lucerne. The Leadership of the Order of the Blue Dragon starts with the Azure Lord in the form of the powerful mage Khadgar, and below him lie the six Azure Lords.
The Order of the Blue Dragon has taken control of the old Circle of Magi tower called the Tower of Magi, and it is here that they maintain their headquarters. From the Tower of Magi the Order of the Blue Dragon has set up stepping stones in all the major towns throughout the Kingdom of Lucerne, and this allows them to quickly transport themselves to these locations in a matter of a second. Alongside this they control the valley that the Tower is located in, and inside this valley the two houses in the form of House Mandelay, and House Burgen are the Vassals of the Order of the Blue Dragon, and provide most of the physical non-Magi support for the Order of the Blue Dragon.
The Leadership of the Order of the Blue Dragon starts with the Azure Lord in the form of the powerful mage Khadgar, and below him lie the six Azure Lords. Khadgar in his role as Azure's Hand is obviously the overall leader, but each sect of the Order of the Blue Dragon (Illusion, Destruction, Restoration, Myctism, and Conjuration) all have their own leaders that control the manner in which their respective sects are moving.
The begginings of the Order of the Blue Dragon were formed when Khadgar begin to fear that his master in Bill Lovie had lost himself into Chaos. In this way he took little part in the affairs of the Circle of Magi, and begin to form ideas of creating a new Order if the opportunity should ever arise. He would at first begin finding members, and it was during this attempted recruiting that he would become an enemy of the state after he did not assist the Circle of Magi in their mission to destroy the city of Tree Hill. He watched as Bill grew more powerful and felt hopeless but his selvation would arrive when William Lovie III. rose to power, and gave him permission to create the Order of the Blue Dragon. From the old Tower of Magi the order has grown to much larger levels then I think even Khadgar believed they could, and with this increase comes a growth in importance. The Order has become quite popular following their succesful role in the Invasion of Westbridge where they basically by themselves managed to take control of the weakened northern gatehouse of the castle. Alongside this they were the main force used to deflect the incoming Lord Voldermorte of whom many said if he became involved could single handedly defeat the siege. Following this they have become increasingly used by the reigning king William Lovie III., and during the ending events of the Rise of Lucerne they would construct a massive series of Magi pylons along the border of the Kingdom of Lucerne's Valley of Lucerne so that noone could freely enter the valley using Magi teleportion.
The Order of the Blue Dragon was founded by Khadgar under the direction of William Lovie III. . Khadgar directed the rebuilding of the Tower of Magi from a center of Magical arrogance into a center of learning where in the next generation of Magi users in Lucerne could learn in a skilled environment. He was greatly assisted by Edward Cullen who had gained much knowledge in Magi since his arrival at Hogwarts, and then training on his own in secret.
Invasion of Westbridge
Main Article : Invasion of Westbridge
| Invasion of Westbridge |
The Fall of Westbridge would shake the entire continent to its core.
As the Invasion of Westbridge was being planned it was always clear that one of the largest and most daring of the sections of the Invasion of Westbridge was the fact that a large part of the overall invasion relied on the attack on the northern section of the city of Westbridge by the Order of the Blue Dragon. The Order of the Blue Dragon had built itself to a level where it now had four hundred trained Magi of which were all grouped into sections of the Order each with specific goals in mind. Unlike the rest of the Army attacking Westbridge the Order of the Blue Dragon left for Westbridge the day after William ordered their part of the invasion. A small group of Conjuration Magi left quickly and when they arrived a week later they summoned a portal from which the entire Order of the Blue Dragon managed to make themselves through as the portals of Magi allowed those with the ability to touch the Fade to enter through them. The fact that they were so far ahead of the rest of the force meant that they had more time to prepare themselves for the coming attack.
While the Azure Lords planned things out they had the Illusion Lord in the form of Benjamin Ordos scout out the inside of the northern Gate alongside the members of his Illusion Faction. Over the course of several days the Illusion Magi were able to scout out the entire northern section and from this they were able to discover the large weaknesses that existed in its defenses. Where there were strong points they pushed this information towards the Order of the Violet Dragon who were then able to silently remove certain guards from duty through killing, or capturing them and hiding them in secret locations.
The Other Dark Lord
Voldermorte had already been heavily talked about by high command but the main problem was that everyone just said that he needed to be driven away and that was fine and good but the problem of actually getting him away from the region north of the city was the difficult part. It was learned from the Order of the Green Dragon of whom had spies within Voldermortes ranks that the Dark Lord enjoyed staying north of the city where he continuously used his Magi powers to pester the ally of Hogwarts in the Kingdom of Dowenshire. This meant that he was not actually inside Westbridge but at that range he would be close enough that he would be able to reach Westbridge in a matter of less then a day which would not give the Order of the Blue Dragon enough time to secure the northern Gate in case something went wrong. In order to drive him away from this place it was devised that the Order of the Blue Dragon would work alongside the Order of the Green Dragon, and the rebels that had been founded by the Order of the Violet Dragon in order to push information to Tom Malfoy that Hogwarts was planning on creating an alliance with several of the regions small kingdoms in order to destroy
Following the capture of Westbridge it was Morrigan that made her way northward from Tree Hill and waited north of where Lucas was camped waiting for him to travel northward as she knew he would. Morrigan would find herself crying on the road waiting for Lucas, as she had been commanded to infiltrate the Lucernian camp and get close to William Lovie III. where she would then kill him. She did not want to do this, but her control over herself was still weak as the coruption had only been somewhat drained by Odin, and thus she believed she would be forced to do this act no matter what she actually wanted to do. Lucas had been placed in an inferior role to his brother now that the siege was over, and he attempted to help with meetings but he was told he was uneeded, and thus he was basically just gaurding the camp east of the town. When he grew tired of garrisoning Westian he would take a small troop of soldiers and make his way northward where he located Morrigan along the road waiting for him. She would join him, and used her Magi to make him convinsed as to why she was coming northward, and why she was waiting for him. Morrigan would speak to him during this trip northward about the happenings in Tree Hill, and she would openly lie to him when he asked her how his sister was doing. Arriving at the Lucernian main army camp south of Westbrige she would pull him towards where she could feel Edward Cullen was, as she enacted the next step of her plan.
Inside the camp Morrigan would quickly find Edward, and she used the coruption she had been using against Lucas to make Lucas convinse Edward to spend time with Morrigan. For Lucas he had no idea why he was doing what he was doing, but he was helpless to stop the words that flowed from his mouth. Leaving behind a nearly comotose Lucas Scott Morrigan would walk with Edward of whom she attempted to persuade to get him to take her to meet with William. Edward himself powerful in Magi he was found himself feeling the desire to listen to her, and would take her into Westbridge proper, all the while the two being followed closely by Lucas. Edward was able to easily bypass all the checks and other gaurds that stood before the king, and got to his location in the main keep of Westbridge where he was finally stopped by Jasper Hale, and Leven Martell.
Morrigan, and the more hidden Lucas Scott would watch on as Edward was berated by Jasper Hale for his reasoning in bringing Morrigan there despite her unknown nature and the fact that she was a Magi. Edward had little explanation as he had been tricked using Magi to let her come, but Morrigan did her best to explain her reasoning making Jasper understand that she was a member of the Order of the Blue and just wanted to meet her king. Jasper was despite her attempts of Magi menipulation utterly unable to be corupted shocking Morrigan, and just as she was about to be sent away William came out and told Morrigan to come inside. Jasper pulled Edward aside, while Morrigan followed Leven and William into the old throne room of Westbridge. Lucas Scott would from this point on begin to hyperventilate, and fell through a window into a room nearbye where he would begin to have visions through the eyes of Morrigan.
Morrigan now in the room alone with William, and Leven she begin to hear terrible whisperings in her mind from Flemeth of whom begin to try and conjure a dagger in her hand so that she could assasinate William. As the whisperings begin to get through to her she felt her hand forming a dagger, but as that begin to happen another voice begin whispering to her in the form of Odin of whom was able to push away the presence of Flemeth and free her from this mission and thus saving William. Without the coruption Morrigan became herself in that moment and spent the time getting to know her great great nephew. William would be captivated by her kindness, and Leven would also come to like her during this conversation, and William gave her an invitation to come stay with them at Lucerne and act as a sort of steward to them for the Order of the Blue.
Lorderon Civil War
Main Article : Lorderon Civil War
| Lorderon Civil War |
Arthas had planned this. He wanted everyone to feel as dead, and depressed as he did.
Following the return of Edward Cullen to the city after his destruction of one cell of the cult that Arthas had formed it became clear to the leadership that Arthas had formed it in order to destroy Lorderon, and thus they went about dealing with the cult for the first time. After the conversation between William and Edward the decision is made to make Talia Menathil the new Lord of Lorderon, and she is given this immediatly after thus removing the taint of Arthas somewhat from Lorderon. This transfer of power doesn't go completely according to plan as during the ceremony for her gaining the title of Matriarch of the family, and the Arch Lord of Lucerne position the site is attacked by a force of cultists and many demons that a Magi with the cultists summons into the area. Edward, Gemma, and Hilary lead Talia out of the building and fight there way through waves of cultists, and are nearly trapped until a counter assault by Imlad Menathil breaks the attacking cultists and allows them to return her to the keep of Lorderon with her new power.
Talia would recall her sister Talia to her side, and alongside Imlad Menathil they formed a sort of Menathil council for the leadership of the land alongside Edward of whom advised them as best he could. Realizing the situation they were in they knew they needed more forces loyal to them in the city, and thus they decided to call the vassals, and ask for assistence from the nearbye Lucerne forces. As they begin to recall Menathil forces from the smaller villages, and towns they begin see that the cult had become aware of the situation and the cult summoned nearly its entire force into the capital and begin besieging sections of the city and ambushing and murdering loyalists to the Menathils. Sending word to the Riverlands, and Kul Tiras, and then the main Lucerne army south of Lorderon in the Scarlets, and the Cleganes they would beg for assistence saying that the streets were becoming a battleground.
As fighting broke out in the streets Kael'Thuzad would abandon secrecy and led his command structure into the city where he and his other Magi would summon the dead to their side adding thousands into his ranks and causing great destruction. As this happened the citizens of Lorderon begin fleeing by boats in the dock out of the city, and those men that couldn't and the old would retreat into the Menathil Keep in the center of the city. Arming these citizens the defence of the keep would be expanded knowing they were defending to the last man. Edward Cullen, and Imlad Menathil led the defences with Edward using his Magi stone to alert the forces south of the wall of what was happening and making sure they knew they had to do something soon. Kael'Thuzad would raise buildings, and go about damaging the city, while he sent his commander Lord Gnarls eastward towards Kirin Tor where he was to capture the fortress and bring its knowledge back to him so that they could then leave for Arthas northward. Fighting would break out heavily in the port as the Cult would attempt to commendeer boats in their eventuall search to escape, and they would be resisted by the navy of Kul Tiras of whom had sent many ships to blockade the city, and provide support.
Ras Frostwhisper would come to the dock and summoning hundreds of giant sea creatures that had long laid dead at the bottom of the sea outside Lorderon, and used these creatures to assault the fleet of Kul Tiras and push them back. The fleet was forced to pull back or risk destruction as these ancient creatures pulled entire ships under the water when they got close enough, and they were only able to destroy a dozen and lost nearly twice that number of ships in return.
Battle of Kirin Tor
Led by a mysterious Magi named Lord Gnarls the cultists would send a force to Kirin Tor as well in order to sack the Magi castle, and attempt to steal its stored knowledge for Arthas, despite the near impossiblity of this task and then getting north. During the inital movement towards Kirin Tor turncoats within the fortress of Kirin Tor would murder several high ranking members of the Magi organization including the high leader in Antonidas leaving the council shattered and left with three of its members with Jaina also in the capital and not inside Kirin Tor. With their leader dead, and the council reduced Medivh would stage a sort of coup using his own forces and took control of the Council of Kirin Tor and would imprison the remaining members of Kael'Thuzad's family including his son who attempted to murder him when he took him prisoner. Medivh would lead the forces loyal to Lucerne in defence of the Kirin Tor and was able to use the superior defences of Kirin Tor to massacre the inital wave of Cultists supported by demons that assaulted the fortress. As the battle reached the second wave though numerous Magi would turn to the side of Chaos, and the fighting got dire as the chaos cultists used these turncoats to enter Kirin Tor and were able to sack parts of the library.
As Kirin Tor became a battleground Saiden Scarlet would send Illen Purne one of his vassals alongside Kren Scarlet to relieve the Kirin Tor with a force of Kul Tiras, and native Lorderon troops. Arriving at the scene they found the cultist army flowing into Kirin Tor, and they would attack them from behind where the cultists were killed in huge numbers but managed to keep the Lucernians away for a time. Inside Lord Gnarls made his way through Vault after Vault inside Kirin Tor attempting to make his way to the deepest and most powerful infortmation, and as he did this Medivh would lead a skilled force of Magi and elementals behind him defeating Lord Gnarls luitenents one after another until both were nearing eachother. By this point Trimier would complete the summoning spell, and this allowed several dozen Blue Dragon Magi and their support troops to enter Kirin Tor, and they asisted in stemming the flow of cultists while the main army was defeated outside by Kren Scarlet, and Illen Purne.
Battle of Lorderon
Following the defeat of the Cultists at Kirin Tor two shadow council members would arrive in the form of Emmett McCarty, and Leven Martell of whom brought with them thirty men each from their houses and the most elite men they both had. The cultists had barred the main gates into the city and were defending them with great strength, but many smaller gates were less defended and it was through these gates that Leven, and Emmett would infiltrate through avoiding the gaurds through the assistence of several Violet Dragons that were still in the area. Now inside the city Leven, Emmett and their sixty men would fight their way to the keep where they found the Lucernian loyalists holding out within, and thousands of citizens hiding inside the walls for protection. Kael'Thuzad would marshal nearly his entire remaining force and pulled many if not all forces from the walls and brought them to the keep where he launched an all out assault. Thousands of demons and cultists charged the high walls of the keep, and the defenders led by Emmett, Leven, and Imlad would hold out against the inital assaults and cause horrendous casualties to the unprepared cultists attacking the walls.
As the attack of the Cultists failed all over it was Kael'Thuzad that went to the eastern gatehouse himself and using Magi alongside his commanders would shattter the entire gatehouse destroying it and leaving a massive gaping hole in the defences. Losing a significant amount of defenders Leven pulled all the reserves from the keep, and alongside her men and Emmett's men she and Emmett would charge into the breach and attempt to hold off the attacking cultists. The defenders were hardpressed to hold the massive numbers off but the untrained barely equipped cultists were cut down in droves, and this led to Kael'Thuzad ordering in several of his commanders including his second in command in Lord Voren of whom would kill many in front of him but was confronted by Leven Martell. Leven and Voren would fight one on one as the defenders slaughtered the cultists forcing many to attempt to retreat but these retreaters were killed by Kael'Thuzad of whom sent in Lord Savryn to deal with the situation. On the western gatehouse Imlad would murder the commander of the attacks there and charged his forces through the gatehouse and massacred hundreds of cultists forcing them to retreat southward, and allowing him to send several scouts to make the Lucernians come quicker.
The scouts reached the Lucernian forces of whom were assaulting through the weakely defended outer walls, and moving slowly fearing it was a trap. Meeting the scouts Saiden Scarlet would understand it wasn't a trap and commanded all forces towards the keep with all haste, while he sent Mathew Clegane and his forces against the dock to deal with Ras Frostwhisper. Kael'Thuzad getting word that the army was only minutes away knew he had to move quickly to take the keep and then murder the population, so he waded into the battle himself. Fighting his way through his own forces he reached the front just as Leven, and Emmett killed Lord Savryn and pushed back Lord Voren. Smashing Emmett McCarty with a blast of Magi he flew back uncontious leaving Leven to fight against Lord Voren while Kael'Thuzad sent Magi blasts into the defenders of the breach killing dozens. Sencing Kael'Thuzad enter the breach Edward had left the southern gate and mvoed to the east where he reached the fighting and was able to block a spell that would have badly injured Leven. Fighting against Kael'Thuzad he and the Liche would battle for minutes until Lord Voren fell destroyed and Leven charged him as well turning the tide of the fight. Kael'Thuzad attempted to flee but was struck through the back by Leven's sword and destroyed. At the port Mathew Clegane would overwhelm Ras Frostwhisper with the support of Gemma Cullen of whom overpowered the tired Ras Frostwhisper but he retreated using a stone and disapeared alongside several of his commanders.
With the death of Kael'Thuzad and the defeat of Ras Frostwhisper the skeletal elements and demons fizzled out of excistence, while the human elements of the cult were swiftly either killed or surrendered and made to live out the rest of their short lives in prison before they were executed. With Talia Menathil now Lady of Lorderon the population shifted back to the capital but was diminished from the numbers before as some one quarter of the city had turned to the cultists and were basically all dead while another quarter had died during the fighting leaving half the city dead. It was following the clean up that a letter came into the keep adressed to Edward Cullen, but it would be read by Leven Martell and the rest of the commanders inside the keep.
Main Article : Grand State of Tristfall
| The West |
Our future was not simply in Westros. The west needed to be both protected and grown.
The wedding of Hanna Arryn and Harrold Krinner had sparked the beginning of the idea for the conquest of Tristfall to become more then just an idea and with this plan now growing it would be three main elements moving forward in the form of the gathering of more forces for the armies. Sansa Starke and Harrold Hardyng would join William in the trip back to Lucerne where they were to meet with many of the Lucernian state noblemen in order to help gain more people for the colonization. Arriving there Sansa would become a growing influence as her kindness and gentle personality were something many of the nobles gravited towards, and her former family in House Starke supported her heavily. After spending many weeks in Lucerne she and Harrold would travel southward to Forks and rally many of the Lords of that state to their cause, but found less support among that state, although House Swan would send several smaller knightly houses to join with the colonization. Travelling finally southward to Highgarden they would find more support among House Tyrell of whom would send Lyonel Flowers of whom would be forming another cadet branch of House Tyrell in return for her being legitimized by House Arryn, and Lyonel Flowers would bring several hedge knight houses and nearly a thousand troops as well. Following this they would leave for Berne where the colonization efforts would begin. In Tristfall itself during this time Margot Robbet had found herself fighting against an Orcish agression for the first time in many years, and this led to her sending scouts out of the forest for the first time in that same period, and it was at this point that she met with some of the more eastern surviving members of the humans of Tristfall, and they would tell her that the Kingdom of Lucerne was massing for an attack all across Tristfall, and the Elves of Quel'Thalas were looking as if they might join with them. Realizing that this was her chance to make her people stronger she would prepare her Knights of the Quill for battle, and leave her younger sister in command of Robbet Forest, and she prepared to leave for Berne with her forces.
Back in Berne Sansa Starke would join alongside her new husband as he was tasked by House Arryn to colonize and expand into the region west of Berne. Using the influence and power given to him by William Lovie III. they begin forming the army for colonization as the reinforcements from all across Lucerne travelled to the lands of Berne. One of the first tasks that the human forces of Lucerne would have was to make contact with the broken human elements that still remained in the lands of Tristfall of which there were many thousands surrounded by ten times that amount of Orcs. Living in the forests and along rivers these human remnents would be contacted and prepared for the coming crusade against the unaware Orcs. One of the first of these groups was the Knights of the Quill led by Margot Robbet of whom swore themselves to House Hardyng and joined with the growing army of Berne. Sansa Starke would join her husband and Paul Arryn as they met with the Sindar Elves of Quel'Thalas, of whom were going to align with them in order to clean the land of the Orcs.
The Elves of Quel'Thalas
The Elves had been following the situation in Tristfall very closely since the end of the Battle of Berne, and with the tensions very low with Lothlorian at the moment they would meet in oder to decide as a people if they wanted to completely throw their lot in with the Kingdom of Lucerne. Franklin Brent would first notice them when several of his scouts reported signs of Elven ambushes against Orcs near the forest, and he relayed this information to the overall commander in Gunthor Mountain of whom would relay a message to the Quel'Thalasian Elves that they were open to meeting. The leading members of the Senate of Quel'Thalas would request a meeting with King William Lovie III. of which - since William was at this point very far away - they would have via a Magi stone. William Lovie would be able to assist Alleria Windrunner in convinsing Marinda Oakwhisper that the Lucernians meant them only friendship when he revealed how in his dealings with both the High Elves, and the Lothlorian Elves he had made it clear that the Quel'Thalasian Elves were his friend and would not be harmed, and this was the reason that tensions had disapeared with Lothlorian. Seeing truth in his eyes Marinda Oakwhisper would become a direhard loyalist of the Lucernian alliance, and personally commanded some two hundred of her priestesses to the campaign in Tristfall.
Under the command of Thranduil some three hundred Sindar Elves, and another two hundred Priestesses of Elune personally led by Marinda Oakwhisper entered Berne where the talks begin about the terms of the coming crusade. Gunthor Mountain was grateful for their help, and the Elves were heavily placed in a position to assist them all along the forest of Quel'Thalas but especially in the northwest of Tristfall where the Elves would lead the one thousand strong force of Forks led by Ser Donnel Swann of whom would assist them in the northwest while the main force moved in that same direction but from Berne. The Elves would mass in large numbers northward from their forests and would ambush and kill as many Orcs as they possibly could. Special notice was made to make sure the Elves would be able to assist the small villages of humans in the area as every human they saved was one person to add to the army and to add to the possiblity of the future of the land. The Elves described a series of large bridges that allowed crossing over the cliff coasts of the River Berne, and said that in order to hold off the Orcs long term these bridges would need to be destroyed. Thranduil and the Elven forces would at this point recieve reniforcements from there own side in the form of Legolas, and Tauriel of whom both would lead another five hundred Quel'Thalasian Elves into the crusade for Tristfall. By this point they were in full scale fighting with the Bleeding Hollow Clan, but were killing them in their hundreds due to poor leadership on their side, and they had gained nearly a full thousand more troops through the rescueing of stranded humans in the northwest.
Cleaning of Tristfall
When the Elves left Harrold Hardyng massed the vast army of Lucerne and begin preparing for the army and people joining them for the western journey. The area was somewhat deserted but using griphons to map the area for Orcish settlements they were able to ambush and massacre the Orcish encampents during the night with the assistence of the Sindar Elves of nearbye Quel`Thalas. These attackers were devestating to the Orcish population, and over the course of two months nearly half the Orcs of Trisfall were butchered in this way, while many thousands of others retreated westward away from the demons that killed them in the night. While this happened the mass flying might of Lucerne would provide support to the surviving humans of Tristfall of whom were armed and fed, and with these supplies they begin preparing themselves to do any kind of damage they could to the Orcs of Tristfall. By this point the Orcs were being pushed back all across the front, and the Blackrock Orcs begin to hear reports from their loyalists in the area about this, and back in Blackrock Mountain a large Orc force was massed in order to attack whatever force the humans were mustering. Led by Blackhand's twin sons this force would make its way southward, but along the way the Frostfang Orcs were reported to be attacking Bleeding Hollow Orcs and thus the twins would change their father's orders and instead moved towards attacking the hated Frostfang Orcs. The Orcs in Trisftall though still had sizeable numbers and the bridges still were in place so they were of great danger to the colonization of Tristfall due to the enormous numbers of Orcs surrounding Tristfall. The Order of the Blue Dragon would become heavily involved during this stage when Khadgar led a large contingent of the Order into the main camp of the army in order to assist. Flying many behind the main lines they would land a contingent of forces near many of the bridges of which the Order of the Blue Dragon would plan the operation to destroy the bridge and thus cutting off the Orcs from being able to swarm into the area. With the destruction of that last bridge the routes into Tristfall were all but cut outside of the pathway that would be fortified and a castle built onto it.
Khadgar would split his force into dozens of piece with two main fronts being the northern river, and the western river. Leaving the northern river in charge of Irelia Hardyng the sister of Harrold he would take the majority of the Elven forces and prepare to destroy the western bridges, while Irelia was given most of the Swann forces in order to assist her. Across the operation it went mainly according to plan but along the northern river the Orcs had built a town of sorts around one of the bridges, and it was here where Irelia massed most of her forces including herself, and four other Blue Dragons in the form of Brann Roil, Traevin Rivers, Orden Snow, and Larra Marbrand of whom would summon spells for hours before the attack preparing to basically light the side of the town that was on the Tristfall side of the river on fire, and then during the confusion kill those who retreated southward, and at the same time Brann Roil would destroy Larra Marbrand would summon explosives onto the bridge and destroy it. The plan worked extremly well when the town nearly exploded after the fire of the spells struck several explosve piles the Orcs had placed around the town, and as the fire spread it engulphed the bridge and the town killing most of the town and destroying the bridge as well. The hundreds of Orcs that retreated from the inferno found themselves caught in a crossfire as Donnel Swann's forces would massacre them.
As the main army of Lucerne moved westward they worked alongside the Sindar Elves of Quel'Thalas to massacre the Orcs, but the further westward they got they begin to encounter news from the Sindar Elves and the Griffins that boded ill. The Orcs begin massing near the front lines in a huge force of tens of thousands. This large force was targeted from the sides by the Elves of Quel'Thalas of whom picked them off in ambushes, while they moved towards the main force. Gunthor Mountain would move the main Lucerne army towards this force, and met Franklin Brent's force, and Maron Scorpian's recently arrived force near a large lake. The Elves continued to harrass them, and battle was prepared when the suprise arrival of Tytos Blackwood and some eight hundred men with him caused them to wait several more days before fighting the Orcs. When Tytos arrived at the front he told them that he had been sent by his father in order to form his own wing of House Blackwood in the new land and would assist however he could, and his eight hundred men joined Maron Scorpian north of the lake where they would come down against the Orcs once battle was met.
See Also : Greengarden
With the main army still moving westward Harrold Hardyng would in his own mind find a perfect spot by the edge of the lake where they had won their great victory, and Harrold would call in the Order of the Grey Dragon, in order to found the capital of this new land. The Order of the Grey Dragon had been commanded to send a large force to Berne in preperation for both the founding of castles in the area, but also the founding of population centers, and this effort was led by Henry Feleden of whom would following this request move towards the area with some two hundred armed men gaurding him and his nearly one thousand construction workers of whom had been raised from the Order. Founding the town of Greengarden it would be the very important Sansa Starke wife of Harrold Hardyng that would arrive there and she would become the High Lady of the new castle and town, thus rising her to a level she thought wouldn`t have been possible with House Hardyng. The walls, and houses were all that was completed before Henry was forced to move northward hearing word that the opening of Brionne had become a battleground and they would need him there once they took the position. The construction of Greengarden would continue under the command of Orellian of whom was the Maester of House Hardyng and he went about quickening the pace alongside Sansa Starke while Harrold led some three hundred of his personal forces to assist in the northern fight.
The rustic lifestyle of Greengarden would take its tole on her as they were forced to deal with the constant threat of the Orcs that were still present in the area, and there were also significant numbers of Trollocs in the area, but despite all of this they were able to push forward with the construction, and Sansa would discover several days after Harrold had left for the north that she was pregnant with their first child of whom must have been consieved during their wedding night as Orellian discovered she was quite far along. Around the same time as this the forces of House Scorpian would encounter several ruined mines, and deciding this would be a good spot for themselves they withheld knowing about the mines, and begin founding their own town in the form of Skarp of which they brought in many of their peasents from their lands in Lucerne.
With the destruction of the bridges, and the lack of reinforcements from Blackrock the situation had deteriorated completely for the Orcs, and the Bleeding Hollow Clan would gather their remaining forces with the remaining Laughing Skull Clan and made there way towards the land opening of which was the site of the ruins of the town of Brionne. The Elves would see this retreat, and were able to make their way there quickly as well massacring scattered Orc forces as they moved about trying to reach this spot, and once the Elves reached the area they constantly bombarded the Orcish position forcing them to not move within the fortifications the ruins of Brionne provided. Khadgar and the Blue Dragons would move behind their ranks, and create illusions, and elementals which forced the Orcs to further remain in the same spot and by the time the Orcs had rallied enough at Brionne to become a problem the main Lucerne army had arrived to meet with the Elves and the Orcs were now losing incredible numbers to the entrenched forces of the Lucerne army and their allies outside Brionne. Realizing the numbers were going to switch away from them the Orcs would become enraged to the point that they begin splintering but a large force of several thousands charged southward towards the entrentched main Lucerne army. A fierce battle broke out and the Orcs begin to split through the Lucerne lines causing some to retreat, but Donnel Swann would charge into the breach with his Swann Knights and engaged the largest Orc he could find, and after a long battle he killed the Orc causing the rest to pull back where they were shot to pieces by the overwhelming numbers around them.
With the Orcs of Tristfall collapsed, and what few remained in the land itself now heavily outnumbered the Order of the Grey Dragon was brought in nearly their entire number in Tristfall to the ruins of Brionne where they would begin construction of the fortress of New Brionne. Built between the flowing two rivers this would be the site of the major fortress that would defend the region from any attack from the northern lands. House Dumner one of the vassals of House Hardyng was given control of the province of Brionne and the fortress itself, and it would be under their care alongside a large Order of the Red Dragon contingent that the fortress would be maintained. The province of Scolpian was created west of Brionne under the command of House Scorpian of Tristfall, and they would control a large number of mines in their lands making this a powerful position. The Tinterlands were created north of Greengarden, and west of Scolpian and since they contained the forces of the Robbet forest they were given to the newly recreated House Robbet of whom was led by Margot Robbet and well known for the Knights of the Quill. A meeting was decided to be held later to decide on the rest of the southern provinces of the new Grand State of Tristfall of which they knew that they would not control as House Arryn was the Arch Lord of the Grand State, while House Hardyng controlled the State of Tristfall.
Organization of the Order of the Blue Dragon
The Order is built on a similar model to the one taken by Hogwarts, in that there is a democratically elected leader who then appoints members of the leadership beneath him. Through this leadership group the decisions of the Order are then made. Azure is the Dragon in the Dragon book that is described as the one that controls the Magi in the afterlife, so for this reason all the ranks in the Order are named after Azure.
The Hand of Azure is the overall leader of the entire Order of the Blue Dragon, and in this position has stood Khadgar since the ordered first began. As the founder of the order he designed the structure, and recruited the members, so it was only natural that Khadgar took over as this position. While the position is a very strong one, he still maintains only one vote on the Azure Council so he is unable to blindly send the Order in any direction he wants as he doesn't have the votes neccessary to ignore the councilers conserns for the Order.
See Also : Khadgar
Khadgar is the son of Methinsio and Heather Morgrave making him a member of the now destroyed but once extremely powerful House Morgrave.
Khadgar is a level six Magi sensitive human being that is a controller of the Destruction Family of Magi. Khadgar spent his early time under the teutalage of his parents who taught him everything they knew about Magi, and it was only following their death that he came to truly understand how much Magi would define his life. Due to his relatively low level of Magi ability he has used his Numenorian immortality to spend his life training in the use of Magi of which has made him more capable then his level three would have normally given him including being the leader of the Order of the Blue Dragon.
Khadgar is a former member of the Circle of Magi, which he joined as a young boy after Bill Lovie discovered his skill in Magi. Inside the Circle of Magi Khadgar would become completely lost as to the moral direction that he was being led, and he had a complete collapse in confidence when the Fall of Tree Hill was caused by the other members of the Circle of Magi that he had known for a long time. When Bill Lovie fled the kingdom, he decided not to follow him and instead to join William Lovie III. in attempting to fix the damage he believes he helped cause. Under the leadership of Bill Lovie, Khadgar was forced to do some terrible things in order to survive. He attempted to always resist these orders but he was unable to resist them for the most part. When he first approached William Lovie with the idea of creating an Order of the Blue Dragon he was at first met with sketisism but over time he built respect with William to the point that he was granted the ability to do this. He would organize and grow the order for many years until finally he was tasked with his assignment during the Invasion of Westbridge where he took a lead role in the success of that mission. Following the victory of the Kingdom of Lucerne against the Kingdom of Westbridge Khadgar would once again return to Lucerne where he would continue growing the Order of the Blue Dragon. During this time he would create the device called the Lucernian Speaking Stones, of which were small rocks which were enchanted by members of the Illusion Magi order.
There are six Azure Lords of which each of responsible for the leadership of their specific magical school. Each Lord comes together in the Azure Council where they al meet with the Azure's hand and make their progress and direction known to all around.
The School of Restoration involves control over life forces, and uses the power of the Magi to heal the wounds of those they are saving. The members of the Resoration School are usually kinder, and more maternal then most other Magi, and for this reason the Restoration School is basically unique in the fact that it is solely a female School of Magi. While she has a variety of protective and enhancement spells to bolster her allies, the priest can also wreak terrible vengeance on her enemies, using the grand powers of the Holy Light to smite and purge them or the devastating powers of the shadow to decimate their minds. The priest is a diverse and powerful Magi School, highly desirable in any situation and capable of fulfilling multiple roles.
See Also : Wynne
Wynne Tanlader is the daughter of Ian, and Susan Tanlader making her a member of the tiny House Tanlader. Wynne has one brother in the form of Hanzal Tanlader of whome is a member of the Order of the Green Dragon, buy is also going to become the leader of House Tanlader after the death of their uncle who is the current leader of the house. Wynne is a devout follower of Christianity and has never married due to her acceptance of Christ into her heart and believing that this is more valuable then to marry.
Wynne Tanlader spent most of her life being groomed for marriage, but she became obsessed with the Bible and begin a career as a priest in the church of Tree Hill. Her time in the church of Tree Hill in the western side of the town was a brief but enjoyable time for her, and during this time any inclination she had to turn away from Christ and instead to move towards what her family wanted went out the window. Wynne would be in Tree Hill when the Orcs overran the city, and during this conflict she would start to show some of the Magi signs that she had never known existed. She became somewhat of the main healer of the broken city as it was torn apart, and she watched as her mother, and father were both killed and each of these deaths simply drove her to want to be better. She would survive the Fall of Tree Hill and the siege that followed but her house would be wiped out apart from her brother Hanzal Tanlader and this led her to become somewhat lost in her sadness, but she would eventually rededicate herself to christ and this would pull her out of her sadness. Following the conflict she became involved with the growth of the Order of the Blue Dragon where she used her skill in restoration Magi to form the Restoration wing of the Order of the Blue Dragon.
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Destruction magic provides many means of inflicting damage on enemies, and is the School of Magi within the Order of the Blue Dragon most responsible for the destructive force found within the Order. Destruction Magi usually fall within three segments of the overall school with these three being Fire, Frost, and Shock aspects within the Destruction School of the Order of the Blue Dragon. Those who practice Fire are obviously very deadly with the powers of Fire, but the use of Fire is the most difficult and for this reason there attacks are very deadly (perhaps the most deadly) but also the one that is the hardest to maintain and control. Those who practice Frost are often the most controlled within the Destruction School, and find the cold methodic abilities of the Frost to the chaotic nature of Fire. Those who practiced Shock are a mixture of the other two and use the powers of the clouds to damage their opponents, and the most powerful of the these members have been known to be able to litterly control lightning bolts from their hands.
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The school of Mysticism can unravel the mysteries of the universe if properly applied. It can also tell you what is around the next corner, lying in wait for a hapless adventurer to wander by. Mysticism is one of the Schools of Magi and becase of this is one of the families of Magi that a Magi user may stretch his mind into the fade and use. Mysticism was first developed by the Psijic Order, long before there was a name for it.
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Calling forth creatures from other worlds and creating weapons with magicka are two of the most beneficial tools a caster can utilize. Because of this, casters of all types make use of the school of Conjuration. Conjuration connects the caster's mind with that of the summoned thing. It is a tenuous link, meant only to lure, hold, and dismiss; but in the hands of a Master, it can be much stronger. The Psijics and Fralmer can (in the Fralmer case, could) connect with the minds of others, and converse miles apart - a skill that is sometimes called telepathy. Magi specializing in Conjuration are referred to as Conjurers.
Necromancy, a sub-specialization of Conjuration, focuses exclusively on reanimating the corpses of the dead humans and animals. Necromancy is a banned thing amongst Magi in Europe, and its use would herald a swift counter assault from a society in Europe that is already well prepared to kill Magi for no reason at all.
See Also : Edward Cullen
Edward Cullen is the son of Carlisle and Camillia Cullen making him a member of House Cullen through his father, andHouse Oppenheim through his late mother Camillia. Edward is the twin brother of Blake Cullen who is his only sibling and has become intertwined in the dark side of society in a way that has led her to be nearly completely seperate from the rest of her house. Edward is married to Tanya Cullen of House Denali with whome he has been married with since the two got married at 17, and in this marriage he has two young children. Edward Cullen has gained fame, and noteriety due to his very public friendship with the royal Prince Andrew Lovie. This friendship has put him at the forefront of the Kingdom of Lucerne, but he has handled the attention very well, and is completely focused on protecting his best friend until he falls trying.
Edward spent his early life being the moral compass for his group of friends and had his life ripped from him when his father sent him to Hogwarts. In Hogwarts he would become extremely close with Hilary Swift, and this relationship would continue when he returned from Hogwarts. Edward joined his best friend Andrew Lovie as he engaged in The Journey, and he was always near his friend making sure he was safe. Following the rise of Andrew Lovie, Edward Cullen has become a member of Andrew's personal Shadow council as well as joining the Order of the Blue Dragon. In the Order of the Blue Dragon he has taken the Azure Lord position over Conjuration, and in this position he is of great importance to the order. He was important during the Invasion of Westbridge as he led a large portion of the Order of the Blue Dragon alongside his bestfriend Hilary Swift as they took complete control over the northern gate from the defenders. His return to peace in Lucerne and joining into the politics of the Shadow Council ended when at the end of the Rise of Lucerne he became embroiled in the conflict in Lucerne between the moralistic Medivh and the growingly insane Arthas Menathil.
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The School of Illusion involves manipulating the mind and senses of the enemy. This skill makes it easier to cast spells like fear, charm, and invisibility. Things are rarely as they seem on Earth, and casters who practice the deceptive art of Illusion prefer it that way. Illusion is an excellent talent for a caster who wishes to swindle a merchant, sneak around undetected, or drive a creature into a frenzy to escape.
See Also : Benjamin OrdosBenjamin Ordos is the son of James, and Melinda Ordos making him a member of House Ordos. Benjamin Ordos has two siblings in the form of Marcie, and Heather Ordos of which Marcie is a leading member of House Ordos after she put on armor and a helmet and silently took part in the Battle of Castle Stragnarax, while Heather is a kind women who is preparing to be married but she has been the primary coordinator of all the functions that go on inside House Ordos and this has made her well known throughout the lands of House Ordos.
Benjamin Ordos at an early age was discovered to have very prominent powers in Magi, and this power led his family to attempt to help him at first, but eventually he became so out of control that he nearly died, and after his fit he went into a coma for nearly two years. As he slept in his coma he found himself completely awake within and he was able to walk around the world wherever he wanted without being seen by anyone. As time went on and he became more skilled at this he was able to talk to people and they could hear him in this world, but he slowly became disturbed with this world, as he couldn't touch or interact with anything in the real world. In his families desperation they sought out Rhonin the powerful Magi of whome was a founding member of the Order of the Blue Dragon and a close family friend of James Ordos. Rhonin was able to get the boy out of his coma, and was able to help him control his Magi powers through the use of a pendent that he fashioned for Benjamin around his neck. Through the use of this pendant Benjamin is able to control his powers to an extent but without the pendant he would find himself once again lost in the other world, which only he and Rhonin and he along with the members of his new faction within the Order of the Blue Dragon understand is actually the Fade.
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Alteration magic can be used to change the fundamentals of physics and biology. It can harden the caster's skin until it is like armor, cause a lock to pop open without a key, or burden an enemy with invisible weight. Alteration magi's greatest strengths are outside of combat, and for this reason it's use is often not even noticed but it may have a massive effect on things. Alteration is different to Illusion in that it alters the rules of nature, creating a reality that is recognized by everyone, rather than in the mind of the caster and the target.
See Also : MorriganMorrigan is a "daughter" of Flemeth, and thus a loyal servent of the Korcani Wilds, and before this was known as Andrea Lovie making her a member of House Lovie. Her actual birth parents are members of House Lovie and it was for this reason that Flemeth would capture her to use for later. Her father loved her deeply and her death had a dramatic effect on him during his later years and her death also was one of the reasons for John Lovie's fall. She has become romantically linked with Lucas Scott during her return to Lucerne and her abilities mean that she makes a very dangerous oponenet for Peyton Sawyer of whome is also after Lucas Scott.
Andrea Lovie was born the youngest child of William Lovie and was born following the annexation of Stormwind which basically signaled the completetion of William Lovie's Kingdom of Lucerne. During her youth she was beloved by everyone she knew, and her father especially adored her and her kindness. She grew close to her father's dragon Stragnarax, and this relationship would become one of the great stories of the Kingdom. As the only girl born of House Lovie at the time she was noticed by Flemeth and she immediatly went about planning her demise through the use of the Man of Fear. She was sent to the Kingdom of Lucerne, and in this station she has grown close to the people she was meant to look callously at. This has provided problems for her, and with her position in the Circle of Magi leading her out of the Kingdom, it took her some time before she was able to return to Lucerne. Following the end of the Civil War she did return, and she now remains in Lucerne stuck between being loyal to the Kingdom she loves, and the mother that controls her spirit. Since her return to Lucerne she showed her powers to Khadgar in an effort to join the Order of the Blue Dragon, and he was impressed enough to make her an Azure's Lord in the Order. In this position she continues to obsessivly love Lucas Scott, and took it so that she would have something to do other then just obsess over him.
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Points of Interest
Tower of Magi
See Also : Tower of MagiThe Tower of Magi is the original central headquarters of the Circle of Magi, and now the headquarters of the Order of the Blue Dragon. Originally an Elven Scout Post, it was retrofited into a mage tower by Bill Lovie soon after returning from the Battle of Lyons. The Tower was once the site of the most eastern expansion of the High Elves, and for this reason it was made a spiritual point of contention for much of the War of Vengeance.
The Tower of Magi was originally constructed by the High Elves during the colonization of the continent of Europe. During this time the Tower of Magi was known as the White Tower of Maelith, and served as a far eastern expansion of which came to mark the farthest east that the forces of the High Elves would ever move. The High Elves would build a fortress at the mouth of the opening in the mountain of which they used to protect the Tower once the War of the Beard begin and the tower became a source of pride for both sides. The High Elves would eventually lost control of the fortress, but the Magi in charge of the tower shielded it from view, and thus the Dwarves leveled the fortress and then massacred the Elves residing in the valley, but they did not find the Tower. The tower would become a source of local legends as the small village of Tarnbooth was within sight of the tower, and had created an entire legend of who haunted the tower. On a trip to the growing Berne Bill Lovie would discover the tower, and would assemble his Circle of Magi in the tower, and slowly build it into his personal capital. The village of Tarnbooth was one of the first victoms of the Circle of Magi as Bill Lovie wiped it out to keep his tower a secret. The Tower of Magi would be the center of the Circle of Magi for the remainder of the reign of Bill Lovie but would be suddenly abandoned when Bill Lovie fled the Kingdom of Lucerne. Standing once again abandoned the tower would be reclaimed by Khadgar of whom was once a member of the Circle of Magi, and during the growth of the Tower of Magi he rebuilt Tarnbooth and settled people in this village.