|POV Role||POV Role|
|Title|| Official Titles
|Spouse|| Viktor Lonmouth
|Children|| True Born
Quinn James is the daughter of Jimmy and Lydia James, making her a member of House James. Quinn James has three siblings in the form of Taylor, Haley, and Jake James with Haley James being a very important member of the House Scott leadership and the mother of the heir to House Scott after the fall of the current generation, while her brother Jake leads a force of the Order of the Red Dragon and gained fame for his defence of Tree Hill during the Invasion of Westbridge, while her sister Taylor suffered an emotonial breakdown after being raped by Sean Lovie and fled the Kingdom of Lucerne where she now resides in the Empire. Quinn James has spent her entire life as a love interest of Clay Scott, but following the debacle caused when Clay cheated on her with Frida Yernese, her family ended things and was married too Victor Lonmouth of whom is a good man that she has come to love as well but their love is not one of fire as with others she now loves. With Victor Lonmouth she has four children in the form of Victor, Haley, Freyda, and Della Lonmouth of which the oldest Victor Lonmouth II. was sent to the Lucernian Acadmy during the timeline of the beggining of Burning Dreams, the second oldest girl in Haley has become a fixture in Tree Hill as the best friend of young Sigmund Scott of whom is never seen without her, the second youngest in Freyda is still young but is the first bethrothed of the children of Quinn and Victor Lonmouth, while the youngest child in Della Lonmouth was born at the beggining of Burning Dreams and thus is still a baby.
Quinn James was born in Tree Hill and was the second youngest of the James children. She was especially close to Haley Scott as she grew up, and the two sisters were basically inseparable. This connection also meant that when Haley begin growing her influence in House Scott, she spent as much time as possible getting her younger sister Quinn the information that would allow her to get herself a great husband as well. Quinn thus managed to escape the wreckage of Tree Hill and came to stay in Lole during the siege of the city, and during this time she became depressed at the loss of so many of her family, and friends during the loss of Tree Hill. At this point Quinn James was the Matriarch of House James as noone else from her family had made it out of Tree Hill and thus she was technically in command of the small James farming lands but she basically remained in Lole during her time as Matriarch. During this time she grew close to Brandan Clegane, and in this relationship she found true happiness but a part of her never allowed him completely in as she felt loyalty to Clay Scott and wanted to make sure he was actually dead before she moved on completely. Following the liberation of Tree Hill she came to discover that that Clayton had been having an affair with Frida Yernese, and Brandan Clegane returned to Lole without so much as a word to her, and thus heartbroken she went to her father and pleaded to have a marriage contract with anyone he could find. Lucas Scott heard of this and went to his friend Victor Lonmouth of whom he advised of the beauty and kindness of Quinn James and Victor agreed to marry far beneath him in order to please his friend Lucas. Quinn James would be married to Victory in Evenfall Hall where following this Quinn would come to live with Victor Lonmouth of whom took her home to his families seat at Evenfall Hall where she would grow close to his family while also becoming pregnent with her first child during this time as well. Following her pregnency her relationship with Tristifer Lonmouth would increase dramatically as she was left alone in Evenfall Hall with him as Victor left the Hall in order to take part in the Invasion of Westbridge, and she would become pregnent with Tristifer's child, and in order to cover this up she would travel to Braedin where Victor had remained in a garrison duty and slept with him in order to keep up appearances.
Quinn James is a dependable member of House James, and has always seen it as her role to be like Haley James was when she managed to make her way into the realm of the House Scott inner circle.
Quinn James was born in Tree Hill and was the second youngest of the James children. She was especially close to Haley Scott as she grew up, and the two sisters were basically inseparable. This connection also meant that when Haley begin growing her influence in House Scott, she spent as much time as possible getting her younger sister Quinn the information that would allow her to get herself a great husband as well.
As Clayton became increasingly popular his mother begin pushing him to stop moving from girl to girl and to just find a girl that would make a perfect match for him in marriage. Clayton was up to this point attempting to find someone he could love but after the talk with his mother he understood that wasn't in the cards and instead he was meant to marry for power. When he met Quinn James he saw her as the perfect marriage partner, but for the unfortunate Quinn who fell in love with Clayton she did not understand that he was not emotionally involved in the relationship. The two begin planning their marriage as the days dwindled down before the Fall of Tree Hill, and for this time although Clayton continued to be with other women, the two were on the surface extremely happy to the public.
Fall of Tree Hill
Main Article : First Battle of Tree Hill
| Fall of Tree Hill |
We were trained to fight. We built walls, and we made plans for our defences. All of this training and planning was for naught when we were ambushed by an enemy that knew everything we were.
Getting the element of surprise wasn't the last move that Bill Lovie would do in order to make sure his plan of destroying Tree Hill would succeed though as on top of destroying the Eyes, and luring the Orcs he also lured away most of the Tree Hill army in the moment they were most necessary. In order to do this Bill created a Kings letter in which he ordered Earl Scott to accompany the Tree Hill trade mission to Forks with as many troops as he could possibly spare as Bill believed that an insidious force was preparing to destroy Forks from within. While Earl Scott didn't believe or even understand where this came from he was honor bound to follow the words of his king so he took nearly fifty percent of the Tree Hill army and accompanied the Tree Hill trade mission on its mission to Forks.
With the command of the city falling out of the hands of Earl Scott the vacuum of power fell to the hands of Sayden Nighting of whom was told by Bill Lovie that the Orcs were incoming and was promised the Lordship of Tree Hill for his assistance in destroying Tree Hill. As fate would have it, not only was most of the Tree Hill army not at their post because of the trade meeting in Forks. But the leader of the Army, and Lord of Tree Hill Earl Scott was also not in Tree Hill when the attack was underway. This meant that the city which would have already been in serious trouble due to the surprise attack which was incoming were nearly completely at the mercy of the orcs without the majority of their army in the actual city. While significant number of nobles were in the town as Bill had not made the trip something anyone outside of Earl Scott was even allowed to go the devastation was surely planned to be incredible in the early moments.House Baker had through the Magi power and general lack of morality of Hanne Baker joined the Circle of Magi leaving them very much aware of the coming Orcish assault on the city of Tree Hill. Hanne Baker would return from her time in the west where she had been assisting Bill Lovie with his Orcish menipulation and fresh from her time there she would summon her entire family including her husband Haden Baker, son Julian Baker, and two daughters Lindsay Baker, and Margerette Baker and proceeded to tell them about what was about to happen in Tree Hill. The family sat with the increasingly cowardly Haden Baker wanting to immediately retreat to the inner keep with the family, and despite Hanna stating that the entire city would fall to the attack it was Haden that overruled her sending Julian and their servants first to prepare their lodgings at the keep. Following the departure of Julian two things happened with the first being Margerette attempted to run away from her family confronting her sister Lindsay, while Lindsay finally realized she had the moment she had been waiting for to finally kill her mother and father. When Margerette took Lindsay into the other room while her parents loaded up the carriage outside with their two remaining servants she would tell Lindsay that she was going to reveal what was happening to Lord Typhon of whom she knew was an honorable man, and Lindsay not wanting her chance of killing her parents to be thwarted would stab her sister through the neck killing Margerette, and dragging her body into a closet. Returning to the living room she would hide her mothers wand before tricking her mother into joining her in the bedroom where she would hit her mother with a mace knocking her out. With her mother unconscious she would bring her father and the two servants in where she locked the door behind them to their confusion before she would stab the two servants before knocking out her father. With everyone either dead or unconscious she would tie her father and mother to a chair before she would walk out of the house, driving the now loaded cart to the keep to find her sister. When Hanna, and Haden woke up they attempted to get out of their bindings but Haden was too weak, and Hanna without her wand could do little, and thus they were unable to escape and were eventually killed during the sacking of Tree Hill by the Orcs.
The Orcs moved across the plains in as perfect a following of the directions they had been given by the Circle of Magi as the Orcs were probably capable of. Destroying two villages as they moved they overran the out keep that guarded the initial approach to the city. While the out keeps were meant to have been occupied by nearly fifty men each the deployment schedules had been purposely screwed up by Sayden Nighting. With the out keeps not alerting to an attack the Orcs were on the doorstep before anyone knew what had happened, and it was in that moment that the fate of the city was sealed. The Orc army was within 100 feet of the gates when the first guard saw there arrival, and scanning across the field it was a blanket of green as the Orcs were seemingly endless in number. The guard ran the alarm bell, and then the men manning the gate attempted to close it. All the Tree Hill guards that were present in the area swarmed the gate in the hopes they could hold the gate until it could be closed. Traven Goodsbrow, and the Oakheart twins Frasier, and Thomas Oakheart were in the vicinity and would also move in the direction of the fighting at the gate. Traven and the Oakheart twins would be overwhelmed alongside the rest of the guards at the gatehouse and the Orcs swelled into the city from the main gate shattering the cork that held the Orcs at bay. Once they had control of the gate the Orcs quickly destroyed any resistance that managed to form in the outer city, while they began destroying and setting buildings ablaze. The rampaging force of Orcs massacred there way through the packed market which was located near the main gatehouse, and since Tree Hill was so far inside the borders of Lucerne no one was really threatened and thus hadn't fled as the bells had tolled. The massacre continued unabated until southward of the main gatehouse the Orcs would come to the castle of the Typhon's in the form of Typhon's Keep.
Located in the northern section of Tree Hill the estate of House Typhon was a small but secure keep that had long controlled the northern section of the city. A vassal of House Scott they would be within their estate as the city burned and the northern half was completely wiped out. House Typhon would hold off till the very last minute trying to allow more people to flee inside the keep including Lord Robett Highport and three of his men at arms, and it was only when the Orcs begin to reach the gatehouse that Lord Typhon finally commanded it shut. Blocking their gates the Orcs arrived on the scene the males took to the walls and fired upon the Orcs drawing major attention to themselves and slowing the advance as the Orcs attempted to take the Keep. As the Orcs poured all along the walls Lord Typhon would attempt to get people out through the rear of the keep but they discovered that the gatehouse has been sabotaged and couldn't be opened. The front gate was finally bashed down as the defenders on the wall begin to run out of arrows, but the defenders had created enough time that they had been able to place a barricade behind this forcing most of the Orcs to use makeshift ladders, and ropes to climb onto the walls. Getting onto the walls the Orcs would take horrible casualties but there number were unending and they were able to wipe out the defenders including Lord Typhon and two of his sons, and would thus gain entrance into the courtyard within. Lord Robett Highport led a brief counter assault at the main gatehouse attempting to bar the entrance but was killed alongside his men after the walls had been completely overrun. The final son of House Typhon would defend the inner hold nearly alone trying to protect his mother, cousins, and sisters but watched as the Orcs killed the remaining gaurds and the rest of House Typhon were massacred in the inner hallway. With the massacre the Orcs would move forward towards the Scott Keep of which was only real place that any sort of defence could be mounted.
Last stand at the Gryphon Gate
Lucas Scott was in the House Scott Keep when the first Orcs begin piling into the city itself, and when he learned of this he became overcome with fear that Haley, Brooke, or Peyton were stuck out there so he ran throughout the inner keep in an attempt to find them. As he ran out of his room he saw his father sitting at his desk not looking like he was very stressed, and he was surrounded by several men including two from House Nighting. Dan Scott was by this point making sure that all their preperations to abandon the city were in place, but had discovered that the tunnel exits that they had put in place had been sabotaged and thus there was no escape for them. Not realizing who was the cause of this they immediately assumed the cause was Bill Lovie, but in fact the tunnels had been sabatoged by Morrigan of whom hadn't be capable of allowing the tratiors to get away with what they had done. Leaving the inner keep he found Haley and Brooke early on but couldn't manage to find Peyton Sawyer inside the inner courtyard. He went to the personal Scott armory and donned his armor alongside his brother Nathan and prepared to enter the city in search of her, but as he reached the inner gatehouse he saw Peyton screaming his name. Peyton had been able to return to the keep before the massacre and now she was crying so much that Lucas had to hold her up, and he would hand her over sadly to Brooke and Haley of whom he forced to return inside the inner Hold.Massacring the population of the city the Orcs swarmed towards the next and last point of resistance in the form of the Gryphon Gate which led into the large Scott Keep. It was at this point that the first Orcs began reaching the Inner gates, and it was here that Lucas Scott would make him self famous. By this point the defenses of Gryphon Gate were being stiffened by the dozens of noble born that arrived at the gate in order to defend the last bastion in the city. By this point those who still lived outside the inner keep were flooding through Gryphon Gate, and despite being less known the defense of the outer courtyard by Loras Tyrell was also horribly tense and only Loras's command strength held the defenses from falling. Loras led a force of House Tyrell and others into the courtyard outside the eastern gatehouse and cleared the streets of Orcs and kept fighting until they were forced to retreat when Loras was struck on the head by an Orc Mace. As the hundreds of soldiers and fleeing citizens ran through the inner gate to the relative safety of the inner city, the commander in charge of the gate in the form of Devon Davion ordered that it be shut out of fear the Orcs would get in. This act would have doomed hundreds of people who were still racing trying to get inside but the risk grew increasingly real as the Orcs begin overrunning the courtyard despite the archer fire from the walls. Lucas by this point entered the fray alongside Perwyn Guntbold, and Kurt and Isidor Elric, Deert Dravion, Hank James II., and Hansal Oakheart and the group would move to Devon Davion who they pushed to keep the gate open, but he was reluctant fearing the fall of the entire remaining population if he did this. The commander held off after Lucas convinced him to hold the gate open as long as he held the bridge, but regretted his decision when his son Deert Davion prepared to follow Lucas onto the bridge.
With his plan in place he scanned around for Peyton of whom he knew deserved a goodbye with the plan he had in mind. It didn't take long for him to find her in the crowd and when he did he ran to her side leaving time for the other men of his party to also say brief goodbyes if they had ones. By this point the defenses of the eastern bridge were becoming increasingly dire until the distraught Franklin Lee II. arrived from the destroyed part of town with nearly fifty men from House Lee and managed to reinforce the bridge house long enough for them to close the bridge. As they crossed the bridge Frank Lee is said to have in his despair over the death of his wife that he had sat down and allowed himself to be killed by the Orcs.
And with that Lucas kissed her, and the kiss was so intense for her that she couldn't manage the strength to hold onto him as he pulled away and then ran to the bridge. As she attempted to chase after him, she was grabbed by Karen Scott of whom knew that her son was going to do exactly what he was going to do, and she didn't want to lose Peyton as well. Peyton tried desperately to pull away, but Karen held a death grip on her, and it took a minute before she was able to get away and when she did Lucas was already on the bridge, and the guards wouldn't allow her through. Peyton attempted to get onto the wall to see him but the guards forced her back farther into the keep where she eventually met up with Brooke, and Haley who watched with her from the Dragon Tower what they believed was going to be the death of Lucas Scott on the bridge. By this point the other houses of the south west Keep were finding themselves becoming under attack as the Orcs were spreading throughout the city, and the defenses of the southwestern keep were in disrepair and Jimmy James planned to attempt to defend them anyway but the arrival of Hank James changed the plans of Jimmy James and Anakin Oakheart. Hank James would explain to the two lords that the defenses had completely collapsed and that only the defenses of the water could save them alongside telling Anakin about the death of his twin sons and his grandson while telling Jimmy about his wife and child's death. Hank James decided to stay in the James Keep and die defending it while the remainder of the Oakheart, and James households would pull all of their men and women and forces and pull them to the western gate.
As Lucas continued to fight on the bridge, Peyton went to find Nathan and found him ordering around men, and making seemingly no effort to save his brother from the situation he was in. She grabbed Nathan by the collar and punched him in the face for the person he had become, and she kept hitting him until he pushed her off him, and ordered one of his men to escort her back to the tower, and to lock her, Haley, Brooke and his mother on the balcony. By this point Leah, and Lauren Oakheart arrived and told them that they had arrive with their family and people alongside House James and all of their people and they had just barely managed to get through the western gatehouse before the Orcs had overrun the entire route. Han, and Lucas Oakheart they would say were leading the defense of the western gatehouse alongside Jake James.
The Defence of the Bridge
Lucas and his party alongside five men at arms of various houses proceeded to hold the bridge for almost an hour under extremely difficult circumstances. At first he moved far past the bridge as he shouted for people to hurry up and get inside, but after fifteen minutes he started to see the first trickle of Orcs moving forward and it was in this moment that he held the road for a time stopping Orcs with carefully aimed bow shots. Perwyn Guntbold, and Hansal Oakheart were also firing arrows near him, while Deert, and Hank were directing people towards the bridge and making them hurry. He and the rest of the party were slowly pushed back by their numbers as he didn't want to be cornered in the street, so he pushed himself to the first tier of the bridge and thus allowed the people to continue getting inside the Keep. While they were pulling back two of the other men at arms fell to Orcs, and Deert took a horrifying blow to his arm of which when Lucas moved to him they were both very aware that the wound might be fatal, but he refused to retreat and they covered it as best they could. His desperate fight continued as the Orcs begin swarming at him in increasing numbers, and during this time he held the front of the bridge standing side by side with Perwyn Guntbold while the other men at arms, and the party joined the archer fire from the walls as they devastated the incoming Orcs. At times they would be assisted by some of the fleeing soldiers, but they basically held it alone against hundreds of marauding Orcs for nearly a half an hour. Wave after wave failed to get by him and Perwyn Guntbold, and as his success seemed more and more likely guards from the wall joined his defense of the bridge. They continued to hold until finally they were confronted by the largest Orc any of them had ever seen, alongside nearly half a dozen other massive Orcs and hundreds of others that also tried to get by.
The Orc was Lugdush and was the second highest commander behind Jurden Hardaxe himself, and was perhaps the strongest of the lot and for this reason Jurden had sent him at the vanguard and when watching Lucas murder Orc after Orc he saw his chance to rid himself of Lugdush. The Orc moved up to the lines surviving archer fire from the walls without any pause, and raised his sword before killing the man next to Lucas and sending Lucas, and Perwyn flying to the ground and knocking Perwyn unconscious against the ground. Lucas called out for the other men to retreat, but they refused to leave him and his party stood side by side with him as Lugdush attacked again. Deert would be the first to fall as Lugdush ignored a slash across his chest from Lucas and cleaved Deert Davion nearly in two, and followed by this Lucas ducked underneath another slash from Lugdush and slid behind him engaging two of the other massive Orcs. While Lucas fought them Hansal was slashed across the face by Lugdush and killed, while the three men at arms were killed by the other Orcs with Lugdush with the last Orc dying as it killed the last man at arms leaving Lucas killing the remaining Orcs while Lugdush and Hank James II. battled.
Dodging blow after blow Hank was joined by Paul of whom would slash Lugdush badly on the leg knocking him to the ground, but when Hank went for the killing blow Lugdush would grab him and break his neck before throwing him into the moat. Lucas by this point had killed three of the large Orcs, and one of the final was able to overwhelm him and push him to the side, and as it raised its axe to kill him an arrow struck it in the head. Looking to the source of the arrow he saw his brother Nathan on the wall, and the two shared a quick look before Nathan aimed his bow and fired once again into the mass crowd behind them. As Lugdush cornered Paul against the side of the bridge and prepared to kill him Lucas jumped on his back and was able to stab him through the less armored back part of his neck killing the massive Orc. Now exhausted from that fight and standing alone on the bridge he was finally forced to pull back when nearly 50 Orcs almost surrounded him, causing him to jump into the moat. Those on the wall believed he had been struck down and killed. The Gryphon gate was then shut but Lucas was stuck on the outside of the wall.
Closing the front door
But Lucas was not dead. He managed to sneak his way around the city, and it was during this time that he would further his fame. He managed to sneak back to the outer city gate, by moving silently through the sewers that ran from the Scott Keep all the way to the front entrance of the market which was just a short run to the gatehouse. Finding none of the Orcs had worked on clearing the sewers he was shocked to find dozens of people hiding themselves in the sewers, and warning them they needed to quickly make their way to the keep he kept moving arriving at the market entrance, and leaving the sewer he looked out and saw the gatehouse. Flowing through the gatehouse were the Orcs, and he knew that unless he stemmed the tide the Gryphon gate would be overwhelmed with little difficulty, and thus he snuck his way along the side of the road and made his way into the tower where he killed the three Orcs guarding the main floor of the gatehouse before making his way upwards into the actual door mechanism room. Once there he wiped out the Orcs who were now holding the gate house. There were dozens of Orcs spread throughout the gatehouse tower but they were in a rampaging mood and thus he was able to ambush them room after room until he had cleared his way to the actual mechanism that would control the portcullis. Once he had control of the gate house he closed the outer gate. By shutting this gate he had managed to stem the flow of Orcs entering the city, and through this act most likely saved the inner city who was having great difficulties holding. Quickly making his way onto the ramparts he was forced to briefly fight his way along the wall before he jumped off the wall onto the roof of a house below. As he jumped off the roof he took an arrow to the shoulder, and then as he was continuing to run away he took a shot to the back which took the air out of him as it struck his lung. Making his way from roof to roof he would get himself all the way back to the keep and seeing the keep wall, he was able to fashion a rope that he used to climb back over the inner wall, where he was found by his brother Nathan passed out on the wall.
Morrigan Enters the City
As the Orcish army swarmed into Tree Hill Morrigan would make her way to a local farm where she had ordered her men for months to burrow a tunnel beneath Tree Hill that would connect directly beneath Gryphon's Gate. Moving her way through the tunnels she would eventually arrive at the entrance which was inside her home in the keep where she was living under the guise of Lady Morrigan Sylne of House Slyne. Leaving her house she heard the screams and could smell all the death around her but her soul brought her to the wall where she found a mortally wounded Lucas Scott. Lucas had two arrows in him of which one had pierced his lung and was too much for him to handle and survive. Holding his head up she would use her Magi to heal him, and as he was healed and she removed the arrows she rested him along the wall and used her Magi to enchant Nathan into sensing where his brother was and coming to find him.
Back in the City
The moment Lucas was pulled back into the keep was the moment that most point to as the moment that the Battle ended for the city itself, and following this the situation was one of a siege except for the incoming relief force. Nathan called out for men to come help him carry Lucas inside, and they carried him into the locked tower overlooking the city, and then called for a doctor. Miraculously Lucas was unhurt, and only had cuts, and bruises to show for the act that saved the city from immediate death. It was in this moment that the first stems of jealously begin from Lucas's brother Nathan. While Nathan had led the defenders in their retreat back to the keep and had maintained order during the battle, all of this was forgotten as the people lot their minds over the return of a living god to them in Lucas Scott.
Nathan Scott would storm out of the room as in his eyes everyone was ignoring him, and as he did he silently walked over to the wall and watched the people stem from the keep, and make their way to see Lucas Scott. As he watched this he saw for the first time that day Haley, and she was running around with a desperate look in her eyes. When he saw this he thought for a moment that she was coming for him and he felt hope, but as he walked towards her, she saw him and for the briefest moment she looked as if she would go to him, but instead she kept moving and pushed her way through the crowds and into the tower where Lucas was.
Massacre at Hyphon's farm
With the city on the verge of utter destruction, and the Orcs massacring the few survivors within the walls and outside the Keep the forces of Lucerne were preparing to gather in Forks for what they assumed would be a massive reinforcement effort. At this time Bill Lovie, and House Lovie's forces would be only a day away from Forks, and he was trying to find a way to make the forces of Lucerne stand down and not assist the city he had planned to destroy. His oppurtunity would come when the main army of Tree Hill which had been ordered by him to Forks on the day of the attack massed alongside hundreds of volunteers and prepared to move inside the city from the eastern gate so to give the defenders more time for the relieving force to arrive. At this point Earl Scott asked for permission for the forces of House Swan, and House Arryn to join with them, and when the raven arrived with Bill Lovie he knew he had his chance.
He sent four ravens in responce to Earl's letter. The first was to Earl Scott himself of whom he told he was going to send the full wieght of House Arryn, and House Swan to the western side of Tree Hill so that the route into Tree Hill would be opened to them. He sent two more ravens to House Swan, and House Arryn which told them that they were to move to the northern end of Tree Hill, and they they were to wait in the forests there for the full force of Lucerne to arrive. With this in mind Earl Scott would assemble his forces, and without checking in with Charlie Swan who was the only one who knew nearbye that he was walking into a trap he moved his forces towards Tree Hill. As his forces were leaving out the gate, it would be Jacob Swan who would follow with Earl Scott alongside several of his bodygaurd, and they would join what would be a doomed effort. The final raven would be the most deadly and had been sent to Alex Kirsh who was located in a small mountain cave north of Tree Hill more then a day ahead of Earl Scott. He would order Alex Kirsh to infiltrate the northern gatehouse and wait there until the arrival of Earl Scott, where upon his arrival he would trap his forces by closing the gate.
Earl's forces would arrive at Tree Hill nearly a day and a half later and were exhausted due to the speed at which they had been marching to Tree Hill. Upon their arrival they saw that the gate was open, and few Orcs were defending the area so they moved quickly into the area believing that the forces of House Swan, and House Arryn had blocked the main army from being able to ambush them. At the same time as they were moving it was the movement of Alex Kirsh in the northern gatehouse that would seal the fate of the army of Earl Scott. Alex Kirsh had waited for Earl's forces to arrive, and once they neared the gatehouse he begin to lower the gate so that they couldn't get inside. Earl's forces now stuck on the outside saw a large force of Worg riders moving towards them from the east, and thus they moved northward, and when the Worgs hit them they were trapped in Hyphon's farm. The Worgs overran their positions all across their lines, and despite attempts by Earl to get the troops under control they were cut down in their hundreds by the rampaging forces of the Orc Worg Riders. As they attempted to shift westward they saw the main Orc force moving towards them and realized they were trapped and doomed. The Worg Riders and the main Orc force would together over the course of several hours massacre the entire force and capture several of the soldiers for slavery.
| Escaping Madness |
Sometimes I wonder if it would have been better to have died in Tree Hill. Seeing that monster kill my friend left a scar. That scar has bled out into my life ever since.
Fall of Tree Hill
When Tree Hill was attacked by the massive Orc force Quinn James was located on the outskirts of town where she was picking flowers with her best friends Caryl Todrinnel of House Todrinnel, Irena Pondell of House Pondell, and Welsia Brenfurd of House Brenfurd. She and Caryl saw the fire coming from the western section of the town and as they looked over the valley they could visually see the force attacking the front gate of Tree Hill. The three started running to the eastern gate and by the time they arrived there they got caught in the mass of people trying to make their way to the keep of Tree Hill, and during this attempt the arrival of Orc Warg riders would spark panic and lead to the death of Irena Pondell who was trampled by the horrified people trying to escape the wargs. The three of them nearly made it to the keep without problems but just as they were about to step on the gate the bridge was brought up after Lucas was finally driven from the bridge, and Quinn would watch horrified with Caryl, and Welsia as Lucas would fall into the water and they believed him dead. With no hope of getting to the keep following this they went to the estate of House Todrinnel where Caryl knew that there was a tunnel that would allow them to escape the city. Running as fast as they could through the ruins of the city they were nearly killed as an Orc tried to kill them but the Orc would be shot through the head by an arrow and Quinn would look to see who shot the arrow and would see the figure of a girl in a cloak of whom quickly grabbed Quinn by the hand and led them towards the Todrinnel estate where she would kill several Orcs on the way there. Taking them inside she would say little just made sure they went into the tunnel and just as the girl was going to close it behind them blocking any Orcs from following them Quinn stopped her and the girl would say goodbye and reveal her name to be Morrigan.
As the three girls escaped through the tunnels to the north of the now ruined city of Tree Hill they were forced to stop by Welsia breaking her ankle on a rock and being unable to move anymore. Finding a cave they would hide themselves within the cave and fell asleep crying together as they could still hear the sounds of the fighting at Tree Hill despite the distance from the city they were. During the night Tristifer Lonmouth, and his squire Trent Ufrantol would come upon them searching for easy pickings following the destruction of Tree Hill, and sneaking into the cave they would take Welsia of whom Tristifer would carry away commanding Trent to remain behind and watch the girls and make sure they didn't get away before he got back. Tristifer would turn against Trent waking up Welsia allowing her to scream out in a bloodcurdling scream which at the sound of Trent would run away in the grove where Tristifer had said he would meet him. Quinn and Caryl would be woken by the sounds of screaming and unable to find Welsia they would try to follow footprints they found moving away from the cave, and following them they were met in the middle of a grove by a man who claimed to be a scout for the Forks army, and he promised to take them to Lole where they would be safe from the Orcs.
Darkness of Night
Quinn would be unwilling to follow him as she saw blood on his jacket, and when she saw him briefly smirk when she mentioned Welsia she would turn and grab Caryl running away from the man heading northwards towards Forks. Believing they had got away from the man the girls allowed themselves peace for a moment before Caryl was struck on the head knocking her out, and Quinn put up a brief fight before she too was knocked out by the man. Trent completely unsure of how to proceed without his lord in Tristifer he would take the girls northward dragging them to his masters cave where he planned to tie them up and then search for Tristifer. Tristifer while this was happening had went to his true home which was in a cave west of the caves he had told Trent were his home base, and putting Welsia into a hole to keep her secure he would go to the balcony built into the wall of the cave and look down at where he hoped Trent was learning something. Waking up in a cave just as the man was tieing up Carly Quinn would get a stick and struck the man over the head knocking him off a ledge down into the hole where he was going to put the two girl, and moving quickly she would untie Caryl and the two panicked the girls both attempted to run away, and as they ran away screaming they silently alerted a small patrol of House Clegane - who was on route to the cliffs north of Tree Hill so that could see the extent of the Orc force - but the man caught up to caryl and fighting the two girls succesfully he wounded Quinn leaving her dazed but able to watch as he proceeded to brutally rape Caryl before slashing her throat. With Caryl dead, and the Clegane forces unsure where the screaming had come from they begin calling out to the voice they had heard but Quinn couldn't speak after witnessing the rape and murder of her best friend so the Clegane forces simply wandered around while the man got closer and closer to her.
When the man saw her huddled holding herself he believed he had an easy win, but as he slowly approached her she refused to allow him to win this easily and she picked up a stick on the ground and prepared to fight him off. He laughed at her but quickly changed his tune when she struck him on the face with the stick. He tackled her to the ground before she kicked him away screaming which alerted the Clegane men to her location and they sprinted to her with Brandan Clegane holding the front. The man prepared to end Quinn the way he had Caryl but just as he was preparing himself she saw pain in his eyes and the arrow pierce his chest before she pushed him off her. Brandan Clegane quickly covered her tattered clothes with his cloak and proceeded to pick up the crying girl and take her unconscious back to Lole on his horse. Watching from his own holding was Tristifer Lonmouth of whom disgusted by the failure of Trent would vow to work much harder at finding his next squire before returning to Welsia of whom he had now tied to a plank suspended from the ground.
See Also : Lole
Main Article : Second battle of Tree Hill
Quinn James would be married to Victory in Evenfall Hall where following this Quinn would come to live with Victor Lonmouth of whom took her home to his families seat at Evenfall Hall where she would grow close to his family while also becoming pregnant with her first child during this time as well. During her pregnancy she would begin to grow close to Tristifer Lonmouth of whom seemed to be the kindest person she had ever met which was saying something considering how kind Victor was to her, and despite her pregnancy and the love shown to her by Victor she begin to fall in love with Tristifer of whom she would begin to have physical encounters with as Victor travelled the lands of House Lonmouth as its heir.
Following her pregnancy her relationship with Tristifer Lonmouth would increase dramatically as she was left alone in Evenfall Hall with him as Victor left the Hall in order to take part in the Invasion of Westbridge, and she would become pregnant with Tristifer's child, and in order to cover this up she would travel to Braedin where Victor had remained in a garrison duty and slept with him in order to keep up appearances.