|POV Role||The Dragon and the Wolf|
|Title|| Official Titles
Taylor Alison Swift is the daughter of Timone, and Theresa Swift making her a member of House Swift through her father and a member of House Crane through her mother. Taylor has three siblings in William, Hilary, and John Swift of which Hilary is a powerful Magi that is growing in influence in the Order of the Blue Dragon, her brother William is a member of the Order of the Red Dragon, and her other brother John is in control of the House Swift military forces and is extremely well known due to his completion of a Dragon's Dream. Taylor is engaged to Josh Hirsh at the end of the Rise of Lucerne but the engagement ends after it becomes clear which of the brothers the menipulative Lord of House Hirsh was actually marrying her off too. With Emile Hirsh she has one child in the form of Tolhmen Snow of whom is a young child at the time of Burning Dreams.
Taylor Swift is a member of the Order of the Dragon, where she sits at the head of the table in terms of power in the town of Brill. Inducted into the Greybeards for her devotion to the Dragon she has found herself growing in influence and power ever since. Following her time with the Greybeards she was uplifted by the Dragons and given the ability of Dragonspeach which is a type of Magi, and in this she grew more powerful as the days went by.
As she was involved in all these things she was also having a rather important thing happen to her as following her promotion to the leadership of the Brill Order of the Dragon she was invited to High Hrathgar where she would travel to almost immediatly after the invitation as she knew what the Temple meant. When she arrived there she was inducted into the school where she was taught many of the secrets of the Greybeards including being given a rank in their order which is very important. Emile is the brother of the man that she has been made to marry in the form of Josh Hirsh. Josh is in love with the noble daughter Anna Kendrick of House Kendrick which has created some large problems in the coming political marriage as Andrew and the leadership of the houses will not allow this kind of drama to continue. Her first appearance in Westros comes when she is visited by Edward Cullen who is travelling eastward to deal with Arthas Menathil and he gives her orders from William that she is to come with him to Lorderon to help convert the natives. Knowing this is just to get her away from Emile she only relunctantly goes along with the command, but her duty to the King and Glaurung force her to go. In Lorderon she is caught in the madness that occurs when Arnor is assaulted by the forces of The Empire. She remains behind with Edward and joins him in his search for the anwsers behind the mysterious activities of Arthas Menathil, and she is with him when they discover the gigantic cathedral built under Lorderon where the cultists of Arthas have massed attempting to destroy the city. Captured by the cultists she is forced to endure captivity for hours before Edward is able to gather enough forces to destroy the cultist force. Following this she returns to Lucerne and comes to believe that life is too short and thus she can't be worried about the consequences of being with Emile, and at the end of her chapter she kisses Emile in front of a crowd full of people.
Taylor Swift is one of the two major POV characters in the short Story The Dragon and the Wolf where the lives of the two rival nobles in Taylor Swift and Anna Kendrick are detailed.
An extremely kind and loved girl, she is very well known for her talented singing and her devotion to the Dragon amongst the multitude of strong friendships she has made due to her kindness. This devotion and general kindness have led her to being menipulated several times by men in Brill, and also throughout her youth she was heavily bullied by the other girls of her school. Her bullying was the main reason that she became so involved in the Dragonoph religion in Brill, and also became so gullable to men tricking her. This number has included the nefarious Stephan De'Marco and most recently she has become involved in an affair with Emile Hirsh of House Hirsh.
Main Article : Timeline of Taylor Swift
- "My loneliness was something I got used to as time went on. My parents on the other hand constantly attempted to fix what was so wrong in my life. Not that I didn't love them for it, but my life was exactly what it was, and I couldn't change it whether they wanted me to or not."
- -Taylor Swift
The Noble Girls
- "I tried to get these girls to like me, but it didn't seem to matter what I did they didn't react the way I excpected they would. I tried being nice and they reacted with harshness. I tried to learn things they seemed to enjoy and they suddenly riculed me as a follow. Time and time again my efforts were met with the most extreme, and harsh tormenting I could have imagined. Anna Kendrick may have led them to their goals but she just gave them direction towards what they all were clearly prepared to do anyway.I hold no more grudge against her then any of the other dozen girls that tormented me for years."
- -Taylor Swift
See Also : Stephan De'Marco
"I wanted so badly to escape the pain of it all. I wanted to escape so much that I ignored all the warnings my body gave off about Stephan. In the end he gave me a brief respite from the pain of living in that world. He gave me the briefest of smiles in a world that had filled me with frowns. While in the end his behavior would cause me a lot of hurt, I can't help but look upon the other times fondly."
When Taylor was sixteen years old she became involved in a physical affair with the House Swift honor gaurd Stephen De'Marco. Stephan was the first boy that had ever shown a real interest in Taylor and since she had very little experiance with boys due to the fact that she was bullied, and spent most of her time in the temple this meant that she was inclined to believe him. She had read the Dragon Book and in it was clear that the Dragon had no inclination towards saving yourself for marriage and thus for this reason more then anything elce she became physically involved with Stephan before she was ready to deal with the consequences of what this change meant for her. At first he was very calm and calculated about waiting for her, but once she gave in he became a more dominating figure that demanded more of Taylor then she was ready or willing to give willingly.
- "I knew the general layout of the act, but for a girl who had been bullied her whole life being wanted wasn't something I had any experiance with. I tried my best for him, but there were times when I felt like it was just never enough for him. It felt so embaressing to be that exposed to someone that deep down you felt didn't care anything for you. At the same time it felt so good to be wanted."
- -Taylor Swift.
Order of the Dragon
Main Article : Order of the Dragon
- "The Dragon gave me everything I thought I was getting from Stephan. Where he demanded something deeply emotionally taxing from me phyiscally the Dragon simply love me. The Dragon didn't want anything except my love. The Dragon was fair. The Dragon loved unconditionally."
- -Taylor Swift
As Taylor's interests in the Dragon had increased so to had her importance to the completely worn down Temple in Brill found their perfect protoje to take control of the situation. At the time the overall leader was an elderly women who had begun to lose her sight, and due to this was obviously increasingly unable to run the Temple and this was especially true since Brill had so many problems on top of just running the temple. She slowly spent more and more time with Grenda Lowly of whome begin to on top of her failing sight become unable to even walk as she was afflicted by a particularly virulant form of gout to her legs. With Andrew's centralization of the Kingdom, one of the many new orders that he created was the Order of the Dragon. This order would provide the administration for all Dragon Worship in the Kingdom of Lucerne. With the creation of the Order, the new leadership of the Order placed members of the Local temples in charge of their specific areas. In the area of Brill Taylor was chosen to lead the Order of the Dragon. Since she was already running the local temple she found the only change was the increase in organization which allowed her to further increase the reach of the Dragon.
See Also : William Lovie III.
"'Everyone talked daily about the prince that had risen to King. They talked of his love of the people of Lucerne, and more importantly to my aims was the fact that he was open about his belief in the Dragon. As my elders at the temple made perfectly clear the reign of Bill Lovie had been nearly heritcal in that he seemed to believe in nothing, and surely the Dragon lost the support of House Lovie while he reigned. I longed to meet William as he seemed like an inspirational character. If nothing more then to say thank you."
With the increased support from the goverment she was able to repair much of the disrepair in the temples, as well as support the hiring of three new priestesses of the Dragon to further expand her order in Brill. This effort really allowed her to get over the drama that she had created with Stephan De'Marco and was a source of great pride for her house who had been down in support following her affair. She came to travel the surrounding area and during this time whatever she thought of herself she proved herself to be a
Lucernian Civil War
Main Article : Lucerne Civil War
| The Fall of House Jestife|
Your going to destroy you entire family over a mad man?
The Siege of Brill
Main Article : Siege of Brill (5126)
It is while they are occupying Castle Grestife following The Grestife Affair that further news comes to them in the form of William Swift of whom arrives nearing passing out from exhaustion to tell them that the Jestife's have taken control of Brill and are raising the flag of the True Sons of Lucerne. Forced to act Rupert Clegane commands Mathew continue west leading a small portion of the Clegane forces, while alongside Hedrik Clegane III. the majority of the forces moves against Brill to take back control of the city from the Jestife's who have taken it. For their part the Jestife's had gained complete control over Brill making the population believe that William had been killed by traitors in the government and thus allowing them to buy time for their hopeful assasination of William Lovie III. of which they did not know had already failed.
Retreating Behind Walls
The chapter ends with the Clegane forces nearing Brill to find a force led from Brill waiting for them outside the city, and Hedrik joins his father in meeting with their leadership, and following a long discussion between the Clegane's and the Jestife's the Jestife forces retreat from the battle pulling themselves within the walls of Brill.
It would be Taylor Swift during the failed negotiations would be away form the main discussions with Hedrik Clegane III. of whom had been kept away due to the last time when he had argued with the Jestife's and during his time with Taylor Swift she would whisper to him about wanting to assist the loyalist element.
Arrival of Anthor
Vanessa Cleef would accompany her father and brother and a large force of Anthor towards Brill where they went in order to deal with the affects of the Gestife Affair and get Candice Anthor back of whom they new had been rescued but were unsure of what situation she would find herself in. Arriving there Vanessa was hurt by more manipulations from her handmaidens of whom convinsed her that Robin was engaged in an affair with Candice Anthor.
While the forces of House Jestife were surrounded in the city of Brill by the forces of House Clegane, and the other reinforcements much of the happenings in the city would become chaotic as the Jestife's struggled to maintain order. In this moment it would be Anna Kendrick that would finally make a move against Taylor Swift of whom she While Taylor was in the House Swift estate she was attacked by Stephan De'Marco, who attempted to kill her after he had been bought off by the leadership of the Kingdom of Bolten.
As he raised his sword to strike me, I kicked him in straight in the groin with everything that I had. He fell to the ground, and I used the moment to run upstairs."
Stephen's initial ambush failed to hit her so he chased her around the house until he was finally stopped by Emile Hirsh who happened to be arriving at the estate to meet with William Swift. Emile and Stephan engaged in a duel and Emile was victorious but wasn't able to kill Stephan who managed to escape the estate.
Exile, and Execution
- "It was a shock to me to meet the King of Lucerne. As he approached me I was awe struck by him, and in that moment I saw him for everything that everyone ever talked about him being."
- -Taylor Swift
At the end of the Civil war Andrew was moving quickly to gain further control over the houses of Lucerne, and in this way he turned to his most loyal houses in order to create alliances with those with perhaps less interest in the rulings of a Kingdom that had failed them for so long. In House Swift Andrew saw a house that had always been loyal and for this reason he decided to pair up the unmarried son of the rebellious House Hirsh with the loyalist daughter of House Swift. This marriage after some back room dealings ended up being with the heir of House Hirsh in Josh Hirshe, and this caused a lot of problems as Josh was at the time involved in a rather serious relationship with Anna Kendrick of House Kendrick but she was engaged so noone knew about their relationship. So with the engagement decided on Taylor and Josh came to live together, and this living arrangement became uncomfortable as Taylor found that he had little interest in her, and the verbal abuse that he leveled her way made the situation go from bad to worse very quickly. During this dark time where Taylor attempted to gain the affection of Josh who was in love with Anna a new interest entered the frame in the form of Emile Hirsh who was the man that had saved her from being killed by Stephan.
See Also : GreybeardsAs she was involved in all these things she was also having a rather important thing happen to her as following her promotion to the leadership of the Brill Order of the Dragon she was invited to High Hrathgar where she would travel to almost immediatly after the invitation as she knew what the Temple meant. Arriving at Ivastead she was met by Iganian Prout of whom was the leader of sorts of Ivastead, and thus was going to take her to the staircase of the Throat of the Mountain. As they walked together he told her about the true scope of the staircase, and that it would take her many hours to reach the top, and that on top of this it would be through her faith alone that she would survive what was not a simple task. She asked if she would need her weapon, and Iganian Prout simply said that only her faith would keep her not any weapon of man. Taking this knowledge she travelled up the stair where she would stop at each of the Tablets that she found along the road, and it was on the third Tablet as she was meditating that she would feel a great fear overcome her, and when she looked around her she found herself staring at three very hungry looking wolves. In that moment gripped by fear she prepared to run, but remembered the words of Iganian Prout who said that only faith would keep her safe on the stairs. Believing her only chance was to ask for help from the Dragon she would pray to the Dragon for assistence and found that her hands begin to crackle with what appeared to be small lightning bolts, and she heard a small whisper in her mind telling her to speak to the wolves. Skeptical she did it anyway, and found that the wolves reacted to her voice, and did what she asked them too. The voice in her head finally disappeared and she was able to think clearly again, but as she relented her mind she found the wolves looked at her hungrily again, and she realized that she had to concentrate in order to keep them under her control. Putting her mind back to the act of controlling the Wolves she found it became easier as she moved up the stairs.
- "I had never been something special before walking up those stairs. I was just a regular girl that people trusted because I was devoted, but in the end there was nothing truly special about me. After letting the Dragon take control I found myself able to do many things over the course of the days that followed."
- -Taylor Swift
- "You have passed the final test young Taylor Swift, and it is time for you to enter the Temple of High Hrathgar. Leave all attatchements at the door girl."
A man cloaked in grey robes told her to leave the wolves and follow her into the Temple, and knowing this was what she came for she followed behind the man into the Temple of High Hrathgar. As she walked up the last of the stairs with the man she was struck by the size of the Temple and when the man pulled on the gate and it opened she walked inside what was a massive open hall. In the center of the room stood several men all clad in the same grey robes, and she followed him to stand in front of the men. One man would step forward and introduce himself as Arngrier, and he would go about introducing her to the rest of the greyrobed people in front of her. Explaining that they were the Greybeards she fell to her knees in front of the men that were the spiritual center of the Dragonoph's and only when Arngrier helped her up did she look at them in the faces again. They explained to her that they knew of her devotion and wanted to teach her the ways of the Greybeards so that when the time was right she would be able to assist the Dragon in the way they knew she wanted to be able to.
Demons on the Loose
| Demons on the Loose |
Arthas was the source of so much evil, and we had just allowed him to walk around in front of us.
Gemma Cullen would be in a meeting for Order of the Blue Dragon alongside her cousin Edward Cullen when she was told that a letter had arrived at the Tower labeled for her. She would remain for the meeting and not immediatly get the letter but following the meeting with the Order of the Blue Dragon she had recieved a letter from a Magi from the Kirin Tor that she had met long before named Medivh and had wished to known if she had an audiance with the King. He asked her that if she did have an audience with the king that she needed to use that right away to give him word of something terrible happening in Lorderon. When Gemma responsded questioning why Medivh wanted to speak with the King, and what terrible thing this was that was happening in Lorderon he would respond with the truth. He told Gemma in the letter that Arthas had lost his mind, and was forming a chaos cult of which was growing more powerful each day within the walls of Lorderon, and that unless he was stopped he was going to destroy the entire state.
Gemma was moved by the letter but she knew that she had no business speaking to the King of Lucerne even if she had been rather friendly with him during their youth. She knew that this couldn't be left unsaid so she responded to Medivh that she couldn't help him but if he talked to Edward Cullen her cousin then he would be able to tell the King himself. She would go to find Edward, and when she did she showed him the letters, and when he saw who they were from he too believed their content. Knowing they were in a very tricky situation Edward would leave immediatly with Gemma for the capital where he would attempt with all that remained of his clout with William to do something about this situation.
Edward Cullen following the meeting with Medivh would go to Lucerne to meet with William but when he arrived he discovered that William had travelled up the mountain to meet with the dragons. Most believed they had seen him for the last time based on the tears flowing from both Alice and Emma, and so he made the decision that he couldn't sit idle while his friend risked everything to save the people of Lucerne. He would travel alongside his wife Tanya to Hilary's home and while there they came up with the plan of going to Lorderon under the pretend mission of growth of Dragonoph while in fact investigate the supposed chaos worship of Arthas Menathil. During this time his relationship with Tanya is collapsing, and she shows him little to no affection of which he responds to Gemma he isn't suprised about. Meeting as well with Alice Lovie, and Emma Bell they would make the suggestion that Taylor Swift be the one they use as the center of plan, as she was known far and wide for her Dragonoph beliefs and would be more accepted then the very influencial Edward Cullen. Alice would later in a discussion with William admit that she was trying to distance Taylor from the romantic drama she was beggining to have with Emile Hirsh in Brill, but she didn't want them to know that was a major reason for her being sent. Also realizing they needed more Dragonoph involvement they went to Erica Steinmare of whom Edward knew of from school, and they got her to lead a contingent from House Steinmare to Brill where they would then move to the Port of Stormwind on their final stop before they went to Lorderon. Erica Steinmare agreed to go, but her brother forced himself into going as her brother hated Edward as he was a close friend of Jaspers and he also took his wife with him of whom had always wanted to see Lorderon and the massive Rhine. Alongside this would also be Emma Bell who would travel with Edward to give their Dragonoph mission further credence as she was a member of the royal family as the cousin of William Lovie III. and joining Emma would be a force of some thirty House Bell guards, and her husband Draco Highmore.Taylor Swift would make her first appearance in Westros when Edward Cullen, and the group would arrive in Brill and when they did they would immediatly travel to the Brill Keep where they met with Timone Swift, and John Swift and they would explain to the two that they needed Taylor for an important mission and this would be agreed to and then they were told that Taylor was at the Temple of Brill praying. It would be while praying in the High Temple of Brill when she would be approached from behind and was shocked to find those who had joined her in prayer were none other then Emma Bell a member of the royal family, as well as Dylan Steinmare and Edward Cullen two man who she had never met before but she knew to be extremely promient members of the kingdom. Continueing to pray now joined by this group her mind would be overcome by questions of what could have brought such a group to her temple, and after fifteen minutes of prayer she finishes and at her ending she and the group finally speak. Emma tells Taylor that she is being tasked with leading a Dragonoph contingent to Lorderon where they will be attempting to make further inroads into converting the new state to the Dragonoph, and when she questions why her they are reluctent to give her a straight anwser instead Emma hands her a letter directed to her signed by Alice Lovie who is the acting regent of the Kingdom of Lucerne while William is away. Anna Kendrick would be watching through the window of the temple as Taylor speaks to the group, and she is disgusted that Taylor is being given such an opportunity while she is once again passed over for Taylor. As she continues to watch she is discovered by Freddie Highmore of whom she talks with for some time, and eventually is able to convince Freddie to put in a word for her to travel with them to Lordeorn. Following this discussion Anna would return to the Freddie Highmore does put in a word for Anna but this overruled by Emma who was aware of the situation between Taylor and Anna and did not want the trouble of those two being together. Following this conversation with Freddie she returns to the Kendrick estates where she convinses her brother Tyson Kendrick to travel with her to Lorderon where she uses his desire to regain his honor following his failure at the Nortburg tournament during the events of the Journey, and with this hope he jumps at the opportunity. Following this she returns to the keep and finds Freddie Highmore of whom apologizes to her telling her that she cannot come as Emma had indicated the group was full but clearly there was more to it and Anna takes this as Taylor interfering and thus decides to go around Emma Bell to Dylan Steinmare of whom she had known during her time at the academy. Finding Dylan spending time with his wife she feels sadness at how happy they look and longs to see Orival again which shocks her that she doesn't think of Josh Hirsh for even a second when she sees there happiness. Speaking to Dylan she is able to trick him into taking her with them offering her families forces in assistance against Edward if the chance arises, and he agrees to not tell Emma about this as the two conspire that they will keep it a secret until it is too late for her to go back, and Anna promises to Dylan that she will support Dylan if the opportunity to kill Edward Cullen arises. Lole where they would take a boat all the way east to the Port of Stormwind in order to make the final part of their trip to Lordeorn. When they did arrive in Lole they discovered Tanya Cullen awaiting them in the city, and she refused to be left behind, and while this should have been a happy moment for the married couple instead they just argued along the way from Lole to the Port of Stormwind as there marriage had clearly fallen apart. While in the Port of Stormwind Edward would be joined by Candice Anthor of whom would say that she had been planning a trip to Lorderon in order to arrange a series of trade deals, and this would be the perfect opportunity. Convinsed by Hilary, and Gemma that the more people they brought with them with civilian purposes the more real this whole thing looked he would agree to have her come, and Candice brought with her a large contingent of troops on six ships from the Port of Stormwind.
On the Path of a Demon
Edward, Taylor, Hilary, Tanya and a small entourage of troops from House Swift, House Steinmare, House Kendrick, House Hirshe, and House Cullen would join the six man fleet of Candice Anthor and her large force as they travelled to Lorderon and after making the trip from the Port of Stormwind, and Edward would set Tanya to the task of making Taylor believe that she was actually there for the purpose they told her she was. Tanya was by this point nearly constantly fighting with Edward, and Edward knew that barking orders at her was only going to make it worse, but a part of him knew the marriage was over and really just wanted to save lives. While Taylor and Tanya visited several Dragon Temples that were under construction in Lorderon, it was Edward and Hilary that visited the Kirin Tor. When they arrived they were met by Medivh and several of his loyalists and they went about the conversation of how to prove Arthas's madness. Medivh told Edward that in his investigation he had discovered the existence of a group calling themselves the Sons of Lorderon of whom were being potrayed to the public as a revolutionary group wanting independance for Lorderon, but under the surface he discovered that in fact they were a chaos cult founded by Arthas. Edward needed more proof and so Medivh took him and Hilary to a small Kirin Tor Magi tower south of Lorderon where he kept one of the cultists captive.
Taylor, Tanya, Anna, Josh, Emile and the Steinmare's would travel throghout the capital visiting the different Dragon Temples on their first day, and during this time Taylor and Emile would sleep together nearly the first moment they had alone, and Anna was nearbye and she confronted them on it, and neither would even apologize and she would leave shortly after with Josh in tow. With those two gone they were met by the Steinmare's of whom Taylor watched look with amazement at the newly constructed Temple, and in that moment being held by Emile she knew she had to tell them the truth, and she would reveal to them the true purpose of the trip to Lorderon. Dylan would leave to go find Candice Anthor in order to warn her, and the rest of them would decide they would make the best of it, and expand the Dragonoph as much as possible. Taylor Swift would reveal to Erica Steinmare that she wasn't going to continue with the marriage to Josh Hirsh and planned to marry Emile while the two were here in Lorderon, and Erica gave the two space and left to go and find her brother in the port. Anna would get into an argument with Josh and went off her own finding herself in the Lorderon market where followed by Emma Bell she and Emma who had for so long fought to keep Anna out of this whole trip found Anna crying and finally saw the real person beneath the rumors. The two would discuss openly the situation and for the first time Emma heard about the lies that Anna believed in regards to Taylor and revealed the truth to Anna of whom would be horrified to know what the truth was and how horrible she had been to Taylor over what now amounted to nothing more then her mothers manipulations. Emma would tell Anna that she was heading north to Westbridge and knew that Orival Crane was there if Anna wanted to go with her, but Anna would politely refuse saying now that she knew the truth she had to make things right with Taylor and once she had done that she would end things with Josh and go north to find Orival.
While the main group was looking into the cultists or working to expand the Dragonoph influence in the Lorderon capital Candice Anthor was working at her trade agreement in the port itself. When she begin making her deals and talks with the leading houses in the port she begin to feel that she was being followed, and watched wherever she went, and this led to her going to find Edward of whom she found while he was on the way to the Kirin Tor tower south of the Magi fortress, and he was dismissive wanting to go quickly, and thus he lied to Candice and told her nothing was going on. This made her feel like she was being ridiculous in thinking she was being watched, and thus she let her guard down as the cultists - who were actually watching her heavily as she had brought a large military force into the port - spied on her, and prepared for an assassination attempt on her. During this time though her cousin Hedrin Tolhmave II. would become concerned after he saw several men watching Candice and he followed them, and watched them enter a tavern of which he followed them into, and when he did they entered a back room which after following them led him into a large tunnel system where he would have to kill both of the men after they discovered him following them. Leaving the tavern as quickly as possible he met Dylan Steinmare on the street and together they raced to find Candice Anthor and arrived just as cultists attempted to assassinate her.
The cultists had surrounded the port with nearly thirty men, and once Candice arrived they killed several sentries watching for violence, and then with the way clear they would move forward. As the cultists went to attack Dylan Steinmare, and Hedrin Tolhmave would arrive and scream to the guards that cultists were about and an attack was going to happen, and realizing they had been discovered the cultists would let off a horn and charge forward into the maelstrom. The fighting was intense but the guards now aware were able to repulse the horribly outnumbered cultists of whom had been relying on the shock of their arrival to succeed and Dylan captured one of the cultists but as they were taking him away the man was shot with an arrow from another cultist on a rooftop of whom then was able to escape.
Arriving at the tower it was Medivh, Edward, Hilary, Gemma, Markus Flowers, and several of Medivh's men and Medivh would lead them as they moved to the top and discovered a single man chained to the floor and roof. Medivh explained to him that this man was evil, and that no matter what he believed after talking to the man he needed to understand that fact alone. He told Edward that everything in life was a choice though and he had the decision to make if he was going to be the man that was tricked by evil, or if he would be able to see evil in all of its forms and be able to defeat it.
Edward would be told by Medivh where Tilder's wife lived and the group would leave the tower and go to find the women that Edward silently had no idea what would happen with. On one hand if she was truthful then he would know Medivh a liar. If she was a liar then he was a fool who had been tricked by a demon. On the way to the wife he spoke with Hilary who told him that she felt a horrible taint coming from Tilder. She wondered how he did not feel it, and he wondered why he was unable to sense what clearly so many around him were feeling. Medivh told him that his demon wasn't revealed yet, and when Edward finally understood he would know exactly why he couldn't see what was just beneath the surface.
Arriving at the house Medivh forced Edward to wait until thirty men from the Menathil's arirved, and then he allowed Edward to enter the home. Entering the home he found the skinned bodies of untold number of people all over the walls, and the decaying bodies of a young women, and two children sitting a table in the middle of the home with a giant hole in the ground. Medivh said he would explain everything after the ambush, and moments after this happened cultists came through the roof and a fight broke out which ended with the death of the cultists as the reinforcements were too much for the weakly armed, and trained cultists. Medivh would then explain as they carried away the bodies to be buried that Tilder was once a Magi of the Kirin Tor but had been removed due to the reading of banned Magi's and this had eventually led him to becoming possessed by a demon which had then proceeded to murder his wife and children and become a dangerous serial killer of whom killed dozens in Lorderon before the Kirin Tor finally caught up with him and took him under their custody.
Following the discovery by Edward that the cultists controlled the massive Great Temple of Lorderon he and his group would travel with Medivh back to the capital where they planned to attack the temple. As this was happening Taylor Swift and the Steinmare's would be told by a Dragon Priest that several Dragonoph worshipers had come to him to admit that they had been members of a cult in Lorderon and that the Great Temple of Lorderon was their headquarters of sorts. Disgusted that a Temple would be used for this purpose and despite the attempts by Dylan and Erica to stop her she would travel to the Great Temple and alongside Laera Steinmare would enter the Temple and using key words learned from the traitor cultists were able to enter the Temple. Entering the Temple they went through a recruitment process of sorts, but things begin to go bad after the cultist leading them around attempted to rape Laera and she stabbed him through the eye killing him and forcing them to hide his body while they escaped the Temple. Finding there way out wasn't easy though, and outside Dylan would meet with Edward telling him what had happened, and learning from Edward how serious the situation was they believed they had the proof they needed but Emile, and Josh Hirshe arrived to tell them that Arthas had left the city with a force in order to supposedly help Arnor, and Marcel Lovie. Edward told Emile, and Josh to go to the keep and force them to recall Arthas, and at the same time attempted to send word to Marcel Lovie of what was happening, but unknown to him the cultists were watching them, and the letters, and ravens were all intercepted meaning Marcel was not warned.
Taylor Swift, and Laera Steinmare at this point would finally make their way out of the temple, but as Laera exited the door Taylor would be knocked on the head and the gate shut causing a siege of sorts as they attempted to break there way into the Temple. Forcing their way into the temple using the troops they had brought, they would fight against dozens of cultists of which forced the involvement of more troops and a battle broke out, but despite victory after the dust had settled they also found that there was no sign of Taylor, because she had been taken to the real home of the cultists of which was a large tunnel system beneath the temple itself. By this point the cultists were aware they had been discovered, and they would begin plans to launch the overall assault on Lorderon, and those traitor cultists would in these last moments release this information to the Menathil loyalists, or the Lucernians, or also in many cases the Magi of Kirin Tor.
Captured by the cultists Taylor is forced to endure captivity for hours, as the cultists by this point are simply stalling within the tunnel system, and Taylor witnesses the leadership of the cultists flee the grounds to safety, while the few that remain behind in order to show resistence are weak old men, and ones they question the devotion of. During this torture she is somewhat protected by a young cultist of whom stops an older man from raping her, and she is saddened as he tells her of his life, but despite her attempts to get him to surrender he sees no life past this, and leaves her as Edward's force finally breaks into the tunnels. The cultists that are left are weak and are easily defeated leaving Edward in control of the temple, but as soon as he releases Taylor's mouth coverings she reveals to him that nearly all the cultists already fled, and those left were expendable to them. With the cultists destroyed Taylor reveals that the cultists are a part of a chaos cult led by Arthas Menathil of whom has not taken any true forces north to assist Marcel but is in fact taking monsters and demons of whom are planning great destruction. As they attempt to make their way out of the temple they find the route blocked by design, and they are unable to escape by means of the entrance, and instead must make their way through ancient tunnels out of the city. After days of travelling through the tunnels they find themselves in the fields far to the south of Lorderon and a note is left on the edge of the entrance on the body of a soldier with the sigil of House Scarlet on him.Edward became infuriated by this and the realization that it was already well to late to save Marcel, or to do any of the good things that he knew in his mind he had to do in order to regain what he had lost. The army of Arthas had left nearly a week ago, and he knows that a raven will never reach Arnor in time to do any good, and he breaks down crying for his continued failure. Eventually calming down the group gathers themselves and make their way to a nearby village where they receive horses and make their way back to Lorderon to warn Arnor of the coming chaotic army. Back in the city Laera, Erica, and Dylan Steinmare retreat to the Menathil Palace, and rally the Lucernians to their cause as well as sending out word of the what everyone now knows will be a very large attack on Lorderon by a unknown amount of cultists. Kul Tiras in order to have them send aid, and it is this quick thinking that would eventually save the city, as noone in Lorderon had been willing to ask Kul Tiras for help due to the bad blood between Lorderon, and Kul Tiras as of late. It was at this point of the city coming under siege and the port preparing for the arrival of reinforcements that Anna Kendrick and Josh Hirshe of whom had come to hide within the keep in the docks would come to have an honest conversation with Anna admitting that she loved Orival Crane and Josh was just a distraction, and Josh admitted that he actually hated Anna and only was with her to cause embaressment to his brother. Josh would as their conversationd devolved into an argument demand that she sleep with him but she resisted not wanting this but despite her resistence he forced himself on her but just as he is about to rpae her she grabs his knife and slashes his face before also stabbing him in the shoulder and fleeing from the keep to the docks themselves.
Return to Lucerne
Following this she returns to Lucerne and comes to believe that life is too short and thus she can't be worried about the consequences of being with Emile, and at the end of her chapter she kisses Emile in front of a crowd full of people.
| The Yairns|
I came this way to find him. I finally came to realize that this wasn't living anymore.
After the dramatic showdown between herself and Josh Hirshe it would be Anna Kendrick that fled the keep leaving behind a bleeding Joshua Hirsh and lmpwong without question that she was leaving it didn't matter to her that Lorderon was under siege as arriving at the docks themselves she paid two lorderon men to take her to Westbridge. The two men took her to a merchant captain named Dol-Durothil Torzana of whom agreed to take her northward as he wanted to get his boat out of the city anyway lest risk it be damaged in anything that might happen to the city. While the captain prepared the boat for departure she finds her friends Amyra Spirre, and Katlyn Granes, of which as they got onto the ship they are joined at the last minute by Jeyne Urlonn, and her husband Mikal Shiphard of whom refuse to be left out and join with the group. Their journey north ends with the ship being attacked on the river by a Yairnish galley and boarded they surrender as they don't have the means of defense for themselves and seeing they are nobles the pirates led by a man who calls himself Sigsten Henjum of the Yairnish mercenary group called The Sanguine Hand Company. Sigsten Henjum had traveled north for the third time attempting to find a vulnerable Lucernian merchant ship that he could capture without having to fight a battle in his effort to complete the mission of himself and his sister and after two previous failures he finally noticed the Eye of Fornost and quickly moved to capture the inhabitants in his effort to gain Lucernian hostages. The Lucernian hostages are placed below deck and are guarded by a young member of the mercenary group named Dankrad of the Sanguine Hand and he is shown to be a kind young man but beneath the kindness he reveals a devotion to Sigsten that seems to border on worship.
Following their journey southward she and the rest of her group arrive at the Yairns Furbivt Island where they are met on the docks of a small wooden castle by a large group of well armored and tough looking men as well as a tiny women clad in a red robe of whom are introduced as members of the Sanguin Hand and the women as the other general of the mercenary group his sister Alwine Henjum.
Following her arrival back in Brill after the events of the Lorderon Civil War it would be Taylor Swift who inquired into where Anna Kendrick was and discovered to her horror that she was missing. Shocked that no one had ever looked into what had happened to her following the Lorderon Civil War she would immediatly confront Josh Hirsh of whom told her about the events at the dock and Anna's departure by boat northward in an attempt to get to Westbridge. Taylor feeling responsible as she had been the one that had told Anna to go to the docks would enlist the assistance of Emile Hirsh of whom would join her in travelling northward to follow the path of Anna Kendrick. Arriving at Lorderon they ask around at the dock and discover that Anna had taken the Eye of Fornost a large galley in her pursuit of going north, and finding this captain they are horrified to discover the boat captain had been attacked on the journey north and had Anna and her companions in order to protect his boat and crew. Confronting him why he did not report this he indicates that he had told Josh Hirsh of whom had told the captain that he would look into the matter and to worry on it no more, and with this Taylor discovered the true depths of Josh's cowardice and would return to their ship with Emile travelling southward towards the Yairns.
Main Article : Relationships of Taylor Swift
See Also : Juno Cera
See Also : Stephan De'Marco
Taylor Swift and Stephan De'Marco engaged in a long term affair which Taylor believed was a relationship but Stephan was also engaging in an affair with Alice Lovie as well as numerous other women. During the time they were together Taylor believes she was extremely gullable because this handsome young man was interested in her in a way that noone had ever been before, and this led to her ignoring many of the signs he showed that he wasn't what he seemed. The affair continued for some time until eventually she begin to wish for it to become open but he delayed this realizing how many others he had on the fly at the same time, and also the consequences to his own life if his behavior was discovered. When the affair did finally manage to come out he was embarressed by the people of Brill as well as the leadership of House Swift and this destroyed the two's relationship. Taylor and Stephan would meet once more when Stephan was hired to kill members of House Swift and he attempted to kill her. His attack failed and he would leave the Kingdom of Lucenre for the lands of the Kingdom of Bolten where he came to work for House Karstark.
See Also : Sophia Jestife
See Also : Emile Hirsh
See Also : Ellen Page
See Also : Anna Kendrick
Born into the wealthy House Kendrick Anna was led to believe in the devinity of her house, and in this way she became extremely popular amongst the others of her age group. As this popularity grew she became the rival of Taylor Swift who was a member of the powerful House Swift. This rivalry started after one of Anna's friends became offended by the way that Taylor refused to join their group in some of the things they did. While Anna wasn't particularly bothered by Taylor her friends grew obsessive in their hatred of Taylor and this led to her joining the chorus of her friends that begin to bully Taylor. At first it was silly pranks against her but the bullying became extremely harsh in its brutal verbal attacks which then spawned into several near physical attacks. All of this led to the two girls becoming a sort of rivals in the town of Brill but in this time the town of Brill was mainly ruled by a grouping of houses and House Swift while being powerful wasn't in control in the same way that they are in control now.
|POV Characters - Lucernian Storyline|
|Main Point of View Characters|
|Characters:||William Lovie III. · Alice Lovie · Edward Cullen · Jon Snow · Tur-Ildarion Elessar · Tur-Ildarion Elessar · Tur-Ildarion Elessar · Natashia Cole · Ezio Ederiz · Leven Martell · Franklin Brent · Tyrek Lannister · Dylan Steinmare|
|Major Point of View Characters|
|Characters:||Yvonne Pullo · Tyrek Lannister · Domeric Bolten · Morrigan · Brooke Scott · Katniss Everdeen · Lucius Vorenus · Ameria Deleron · Angelica Neferata · Taylor Swift · Anna Kendrick · Mila Jaener · Deneyres Targaryan · Draco Malfoy|
|Minor POV Characters|
|Characters:||Taylor James · Arturas Zegg · Abhorash · Allysanne Mountain · Tur-Ildarion Elessar · Logan Lerman · Ashley Lerman|
|Background POV Characters|
|Characters:||Taylor James · Arturas Zegg · Lucius Vorenus|