William Lovie was the son of unknown parents of the Lovie bloodline that made William Lovie the patriarch of House Lovie during the time of the Driving Tide. He would marry two women in his life first in the form of Lana Lovie of whom many speak may have been his sister but others say she was a commoner. With Lana Lovie he fathered two children in the form of Martin, and Therese Lovie of which his son Martin would die a hero during the Driving Tide and was beloved by all that knew him, while his daughter Therese was a beautiful women of whom was unable to have children and thus died childless but a loved member of House Lovie. His second wife would be Jeane Lovie of whom was a member of House Swan and he would love her deeply as well though never as much as his earlier love for Lana Lovie. With Jeane Lovie he had three more children in the form of William, John, and Andrea Lovie of which two would go on to become legends in the Kingdom in the form of William being a great dragon rider and one of the more famous lovies in history, while John was infamous as he betrayed his family killed William and then was defeated and now living on in infamy as a Nazgul, while his youngest daughter Andrea would be brutally murdered and now lives on as Morrigan a daughter of the ancient evil Flemeth.
William Lovie was the first King of Lucerne, and is arguably the most important member of the Lovie Family in its long history. His victory and leadership during the Driving Tide are the stuff of legends, and he ruled the Kingdom effectively for the remainder of his life, before finally dying at a very old age. It is an interesting thing to note that two of his children remain technically alive as John Lovie is alive as a Nazgul serving Mordor, while his daughter Andrea remains alive as a daughter of Flemeth.
He was known as the Dragon King, as he was the first man of Lucerne to learn the skill of riding Dragons. This Dragon riding would be the main proponent in many changed in the Lucerne Valley including the human-Dwarven victory during the Driving Tide, the creation of the Kingdom of Lucerne, and finally the explosion of the Dragon Worship as the religion of the land following his reign in power.
William Lovie was born in the city of Forks to his parents Marsha and Greybane Lovie who were Vandals. As he grew up he grew close to two other young men in Forks in the form of Aryes Targaryan of House Targaryan, and John Swan of House Swan. Together the three grew very close, and throughout their youth they became known as a forced to be reckoned with when they single handedly beat back the Hare Gang that had long harrassed the road west of Forks.
While walking west of Forks William would discover an opening in the mountains. He walked through this opening and unbenknotz to him he found himself in France . He would walk for awhile, and when darkness struck he found himself lost, and the darkness led him north into the forest. He had found himself in the forest of a powerful Trolloc force, and not a few minutes after arriving was he attacked by a few Trollocs .
Stragnarax happened to be flying through this area of the forest, and saw that the human was being attacked by the Trolloc, and for some reason he felt an attachement to the human. As he lowered himself to get close and help the young human he slowed himself as he saw that the young human was managing to kill all the Trolloc attacking him. Stragnarax watched amazed as William beat back dozens of Trolloc. Stragnarax only lowered himself when he sensed that a larger and more powerful group of Trolloc were incoming.
Realizing that he didn't have much time to explain, Stragnarax told William to get on his back and he would explain to him later. To Stragnarax's shock William told him that he could not leave until he had killed the leader of the Trolloc's that tried to kill him. Stragnarax told him that this would be certain death, but William told him his honor was at stake. Completely astounded by this young human's honor he told William that he would assist him in defeating the Trolloc leader.
The two were swiftly set upon by nearly a hundred Trolloc, and only the amazing power of the two were able to overcome the numbers. The two then made their way throught the forest with William calling out for the Trolloc leader to confront him. Eventually after a few hours of constant Trolloc attacks, the leader of the Trolloc's came out of hiding and he was discovered to be a Myrdil. The Myrdril put Stragnarax into a trance and then charged William. The two engaged in a titanic fight, but in the end the skill of William beat out the Magi, and evil of the Myrdrill. William then stayed.
With the victory in the forest William Lovie returned to Forks on the back of Stragnarax, and to say it caused a stir would be a vast underestamet. He was greeted quickly by his best friends in Aerys Targaryan I., and John Swan along with the rest of those houses but overall the attitude was one of anxtionious as the people didn't know what William planned to do with this unimagineable power.
Before anything could be decided a party of Dwarves arrived at the city and begged for the humans to assist them in their war against the goblins in the mountains. As the Dwarves left the council of Forks met, and their was fierce debate about what should be done with William Lovie leading the charge alongside House Tyrell, House Targaryan, and House Swan in assisting the Dwarves in exchange for the Dwarves assisting them. There support was countered by the opposition of House Cash, House Arryn, and House Clegane who believed it wasn't their problem so it should be ignored. With the Forks council at a complete stalemate, the auxillary house Hale who was one of the richest houses in Forks became interested in gaining more influence and with William Lovie now having a dragon they decided that his wagon was the one they wanted to hitch themselves to. To show their support of William Lovie and his House Lovie they went to William and offered to suplly him with all the armor, and weapons that his house as well as House Swan, and Targaryan. With this advantage to them it became clear that the Lovie alliance was going to choose the way Forks would go in the Driving Tide.
In this way House Hale The decision of House Hale to assist the effort of William Lovie, and House Lovie meant that House Tyrell had no choice but to ignore the wishes of the House Arryn alliance and force their involvement in the Driving Tide.
Main Article : Driving Tide
With the forces of Forks moving to assist the Dwarves at the gate, William rode on the back of Stragnarax which was a fact the goblins had no idea was possible, so they didn't realize that their ambush attempt was noticed right away by William. Realizing what was being prepared William returned to the army and prepared the leaders for the eventual ambush that he saw incoming.
Kingdom of Lucerne
Main Article : Kingdom of Lucerne
Conflict with House Lannister
See Also : House Lannister
With House Lovie coming out victorious during the events of the Driving Tide and gaining control over Lucerne, and shortly afterwards much of the valley Tytos Lannister went about attempting to fix the situation. Tytos knew that William was having a problem finding a house for the east due to the lack of fortresses other then Lannistane, and thus Tytos travelled to Lucerne where he offered to build Stormwind into a massive fortress which could become the anchor of eastern Lucerne, and the only thing he wanted was to be Lord of Stormwind upon its completion. William supringingly agreed and so Tytos went to work building the city. By the time it was completed it was nothing more then the first tier of what it is now, but it was magnificant anyway, and thus when William arrived to see it the two very old men met for the final time, and William got Tytos back for everything Tytos thought he had gotten away with.
See Also : Stormwind
"Thank you Tytos for building this wonderful city...please give me a moment to properly make you understand. I was not lying to you when I said that you would be the Lord of Stormwind but then again you were not lying to me when you said you were going to return to Lucerne with an army. You did one day return with an army, but you and I both know there was no rebellion in Lannistane...in the end you betrayed me, and for that you must be punished. I could have you strung up but I'm not going to do that. Instead I'm going to make you Lord of Stormwind...well atleast Co-Lord of Stormwind alongside House Starke. Understand that this is my forgivness of what you did. Understand that your going to swear an oath to me and all of my descendents here and now. From this day on this oath will bind you to your word. Never again will you be given forgivness. Next time our forgivness will be a sword."
Following this speach William forced Tytos to swear a personal oath on behalf of every future House Lannister member, that if broken would mean treason for the entire house.
Threat of War
- "The reports just kept filtering in, as the Empire flooded across the borders and attempted to cowardly take control of Arnor while it had promised to not do so. My father would send word to The Empire that we would side with Arnor and in return they send the eyes of our messenger back to us. My father did not like that one bit, but we had no choice. We couldn't go in on our own or we risked being destroyed ourselves.It was in that knowledge that my father would send my brother to meet with the heads of our allies so that we could all come together in order to save Arnor."
- -John Lovie
John's father William Lovie was by this point quite old, and his body was beggining to fail him, but he continued to command over his men to the point that he demanded to be on the next carriage to Nuln so that he could speak to the Emperor but he was made to understand that he would not survive such a trip. William Lovie ended up sending a message to the Emperor that he needed to pull out of Arnor or the Kingdom of Lucerne would intervene on the side of Arnor. The Empire did not respond just sent the eyes of the diplomat back to Lucerne as their responce, and it is said that William's screams of anger could be heard throughout the entire city of Lucerne so angry was he. His son William Lovie II. would at this point travel to Gondor and set up an agreement with Gondor, Lorderon, and the Riverlands that they would all group together in order to assist Arnor if the forces of the Empire moved past the most recent peace lines. On this trip William Lovie II. would become close to Aragorn Elessar the Emperor of Gondor, and it was this closeness that would eventually make Aragorn trust in William Lovie III. when he too came calling for help.
Late Life and Death
In William's final years his body had begun to fail him, and he was confined to less and less space as he could move less and less. He lost much of the constant updates that he become accustomed to finding out, and it was because of him falling out of the loop that he was not able to see the change in his youngest son John Lovie. When his son William the second went to fight in the war in Arnor many believed he would not survive to see his son return, but William held out for the year that his son was gone, and once his son had returned he died only four days later.
William Lovie is the father of the Kingdom of Lucerne, and his legacy amongst the history of Lucerne are unending. He is the reason for the creation of Lucerne, and the survival of the Dwarves of Lucerne is bound to the decisions that he made. He also brought the White Dragons of Lucerne to become a member of the Kingdom of Lucerne and while this didn't have as long lasting an effect as one might have hoped it did lead to the victory during the Arnor War, and the extreme growth in Dragon Worshipping in Lucerne.
See Also : Stragnarax
William Lovie, and Stragnarax first met during William Lovie's adventure into the forests west of Lucerne. During these battles the two allowed their strong connection to keep them during the intense fights, and when the fighting was over Stragnarax accompanied William Lovie back to his home in Forks. With Stragnarax William became the harbiringer that would lead to the complete destruction of the Goblin horde at the Final batttle of the Driving Tide.
The two would continue riding together, and when William Lovie reached the point where he could no longer ride, Strangarax was built a roost on the roof above William Lovie so that the two could continue seeing eachother. Strangarax was in his human form during the death of William Lovie and with his death Stragnarax felt immense pain.