|Knight Concpiracy... (By LordGrace): 6/16/2014 22:39:33
chapter One(A Young Dom)
The year is that of our lord 1103. Many Kings fall and rise, But as so many rise our story shall take place. This is the Story of Young Dom where we see him and his Father Lord John of The Valens Court, Playing in the court yard. Young Dom was but 7 at this time, and still to this day we can see the remains of the Fallen in that courtyard. Lord John of the Valens Court was an elder of the High Council and a sitting member of the church. As Lord john Makes his way home, his men are attacked, With about half of the Men Killed Lord John safely makes his way home. As he walks to His yard he notices Horses stabled outside his house, He quickly Opens his door to find four Knights standing with his Wife. He quickly trys to run toward them but hualts as one of the Knights raises his sword to Lord John Throat. He stands there in silence as his wife has a Sword to her throat. Then one of the Knights speaks and tells him to slowly throw all his Money, papers and Orders on the ground. In the High Council Members will receive their orders on a small white wolven thick paper, only the Member and the Priest Know of when orders will be in. As Lord John puts his things on the ground Another Knight comes from the bedroom, This Knight seem to be Holding a peice of clothing, as the Knight makes his way closer Lord John quickly reconizes the Clothing, it belongs to Dom his son. As Lord John sees this his Eyes fill with fire and Rage takes hold of him.
"WHERE IS MY SON" He yells at them.
"Hes dead" Smirks one of the Knights.
As this is uttered, Lord John Draws his sword and with one swipe kills the Knight holding the Clothing. As this Knight Falls the others charge him and they begin to battle. Lord John Slays the two charging him with ease but suddenly,
"AHHHHH.....UKKK" His wife trys yelling as Her Body falls to the ground.
"NOOOOOOOOO...OO" He crys out heartbroken.
As her body Falls so does the Fourth Knights, as The last Knight sees this he barges out the door and escapes on his horse. Lord john now in tears hugs his wifes body on the floor, he begans to really feel it as an Unexpecting Visitor Appears in His doorway. Its Young Dom crying with a few scrapes and bruises. Lord John runs to Dom and picks him up as he is filled with joy,(Just Moments ago, Lord John thought his family was dead.)he hugs him as tears flow from his eyes and the feeling of happiness admist the chaos ensues. As the minutes pass Lord John begins to pack some things and tells Dom to do the same, he tells him to gather only what he can carry thats important for they will not be returning. Dom confused obeys his fathers orders, as this continues the last Rider Knight that Got away arrives at his encampment where he is met with his commander.
"Well, What News" The commander barks.
"Sire, Lord John has Slain my company and we could not retreive the orders." He slowly replies.
"DAMN IT, You was tasked with one simple task and you couldnt even do that."
"Sire, There was nothing More i could have done, surly i would have been killed too."
"Nonetheless, you have served your purpose. you are free."
"Yes free, Now go and tell the others to prepare for battle."
As the slave-Knight proceeds to the encampment the commander is greeted by a High Council Member from Valens Court. Councilmen Augustis Approaches the front gate where the Knight Commander is standing.
"What News Commander" In an Regid older voice.
"Ser, we have not retreived the Orders yet, most of my men were slain, i am preparing another Company of men to go back, Ser"
"Commander, we want them orders, i mean we need them, Johanis Augustis Must not completecomplete them for our Plan to work. You do want our plans to work right..... Commander?"
"Of course Ser, but i cannot just march and get them myself.. i can only do so much with my men, they are torn beaten tired. if we had more time i.."
"NO, There is no more time. The King will arrive in Leximen in a weeks time, you have two days."
"Yes Ser, i will not allow them to continuecontinue."
"Great, Now get it done, ....... General"
The Councilmen Now gets back onto his horse and prepares to leave, just as he rides off, a runner comes to the front gate to Warn the commander an Barbarian Invasion is happening right now, as the Commander of the Knights Order he is sworn to protect the surounding Viliages. He thinks for a moment and sends word to his Knigts to gather their gear, they begin to pack on thier horses just as screams and crying can be heard. As they look North Flames and a red sky with black smoke can be seen. They rush to go aid the small viliage But just as they arrive atop the hill they look down to see hordes of Enemies below, Thousands, The knight Officer asks the Commander for an order, The Commander takes a moment looking at the viliage then back to his men..
"RETREAT" He shouts..his men puzzled by this follows his command and fall back to the old forest.
They begin riding for their Encampment... As night falls they Arrive at their encampment, as the Knight Commander standing 6 feet 2 inches broad shouldered with long flowing Brown hair, enters the Front Gates he sees an unfamilar site. Fires have been started and there is men around it, As the commander makes his way toward the center of the Encampment he notices armor and horses stabled, he Quickly draws his sword and charges the sitting men. They quickly realize they are not alone as they all jump to their feet and draw swords, they begin to charge the Commander and a Battle commenses. As the Knights Arrive inside the gate they quickly see their Commander in a fight with several men, standing there some Knights rush to aid their Commander but is quickly stopped by the Knight Officer. He thinks for a moment debating to help or not as the Commander just left a defensless villiage to die. As more Knights arrive back the officer yells at them to stay back, thinking for a moment longer he gives the order to charge the Battle. The commander looks at the officers face bloody and cut open he pleads them for his life, The officer orders the men to aid the Commander and they slaughter the barbarians. After the fight the men take the Commander to a bed where he can rest and recover, as the Commander is carried away he wispers to the officer "I will not forget your betrayal" All the officer could do at this point is hang his head, he wishes he had not aided the commander and had let him die. By this time Lord John and dom has Finished packing their things and has escaped to Lord Johns sisters home seven miles west of their home. Lord Johns sisters Husband is also on the High Council of Valens court, and Lord John seeks to ask for aid from them to try and find who sent the Knights. As the Hour reaches at the top, Lord John stops at a small tavern to gather some food and drink for the road. As he walks in the tavern he is greeted by the tender there and he asks if John Needs anything, Lord John replies that he needs what food he has and some ale. Four Knights on patrol ride to the small tavern to fill their bellys and have sex with prostatutes, They begin to reconize Lord John as they walk in. One of the Knights quickly runs back to his horse to ride back and tell his commanders, The others begin to make thier way toward John and Dom. As Lord John turns to see three Knights walking his way he pulls his sword as he throws the ale at them left on the counter. They charge at Lord John with Swords drawn, as they go to swing their Sword to Kill John they are stopped by a patron of the Tavern. The patrons sword blocks their sword in mid air as the Knights left in shock at the moment try to catch on with whats going on. The patron throws the Knights sword away as he jabs his sword into the belly of the Knight. The others run out the door as they see their friend left dead on the floor. The Patron walks back to his table, sits and continues his drinking. As Lord John stunned by this makes his way over to the Patron who had just saved his and Doms life he hears a deep Voice say "Lord John, Please continue on your way" As Lord John makes his way to Dom he looks to the barkeep And says to give the Patron a free round on Lord John as he flicks a gold coin toward the counter. Scared the Knights might return Lord John runs to his Horse and Begins to Stride for his Sisters. As he makes it onto the Road he Looks back wondering Who the Patron in the Tavern was that had saved his life and Knew who he was....
End of Chapter one..
To Be Continued..
|Knight Concpiracy... (By LordGrace): 6/16/2014 22:40:46
Chapter two(Old Ways)
As young Dom and his father ride for Doms aunts home, Lord John begins to feel a little sick. He immediatly stops the horse to throw up on the side of the dirt road, wondering whats going on Dom Asks "Whats wrong dad??"
Lord John begins to vomit and ignores Doms questions. Finally after a few minutes Lord John gets back on the horse as they ride for Lady Valentines house. An hour later they arrive in a huge city, filled with stone and brick, much different then they are use to... on each side of the road you can see stone houses and buildings, As Lord John makes his way up the Hill he quickly sees his sister in the gardens watering flowers, Unaware of the events that occured. He Rides up to her as Young Dom starts to cry at the sight of his aunt reminding him of his mother. "VALE" a shout can be heard coming from Lord John as he rides up to her.
"OH MY, brother what happened?" She asks as she sees Young Dom crying up top the horse.
"Sister, there has been an ambush, My wife is dead and the Kings Knights now give chase to me" He starts to calm Dom down..
"What, How, Tell me everything" she asks.
"Well, i was on my home from a council meeting when i was ambushed. My Guardsmen didnt make it, i arrived home to discover five Kings Knights holding miLady Temaria, as they drew their swords i slain four of them yet the last eluded me. I quickly gathered My son and pack some things as i made my way here, but i yeilded at a tavern where a knight patrol found us, They were gonna Kill Both i and My son when a stranger a good patron of the tavern helped and drove the Knights away. I could not see this mans face as he was cloaked and hooded, he did know who i was and called me by name, The knights were after my Orders from the council which was weird. What do you make of this?"
"I dont Know brother, Perhaps my Husband will have some sort of idea whats going on, ill ask him when he arrives home. in the meantime you and dom rest up, you have been through alot i can imagine."
A few hours pass as Lord tevral (Lady Valenstines Husband) arrives home from a meeting. "My dear Husband, a tragic event has happened, My brother is being chased by the Kings Knights as his wife lay dead, He said they were after his orders from the council, How is this possible?"
"Mi lady, Your brother has been deemed a traitor to the Kingdom, for conspiring to Kill the King."
"What, surly this is not true, John would never do such a thing."
"My Dear wife, i have seen the orders myself, he conspired along with two other men to Kill our beloved King and seize control of the council." As he says this Lady Valenstine begins to burst in tears.
in a heartbroken voice " He did not do this, he is a gentle man, my brother the only family i have left, surly theres something you can do to help him.. please."
"Im sorry, they have caught the other two men involved and executed them this morning, your brother has been sentenced to death as well, i tried to keep you sheltered from this as i knew a week ago, i did not want you to go through this. i am sorry Milady"
"Thats not good enough, what will happen to my Nephew, what will happen to Dom?"
"Dom must be executed to, The king wants to take no chances."
"But hes just a child"
"The King Does not want to risk a revenage attempt when the boy grows up. He must be dealt with now. i am sorry"
as she hears this news she crumbles to her knees unable to move or speak, only weeping for her family, As Dom hears all the crying he awakes from his slumber and makes his way out the bedroom, he sees his aunt on the floor crying as he runs up to her and hugs her, this only makes her cry out more. As Lord Trevral Comes back to the room he spots Young Dom sitting beside her.
" What is this" he yells. "they are here, oh no, this cannot be, GUARDS GUARDS, COME QUICK."
Lord Trevral Calls for his Guard detail as they rush to see what was the problem, by this time Lord John Awakes as he hears all the screaming, he rushes out to find Young Dom Taken by the Guardsmen, As Lord John trys to draw his sword he sees six more Guardsmen rush in at him, he begins to lay down his sword as they take him into custody. They wrap them both up with rope and tie them to the back of the Horse carriage. Lady Valenstine Now sreaming and crying at the sight of her only remaining family being dragged away. Lord Trevral tries to calm her down and hug her but as he does this she pushes him aside and charges toward Dom and John trying to free them, she runs right into the Knight watch commander as he draws his sword and swings it toward her head.
"NOOOOOO.. AHH" she calls out as she drops to her knees covered in blood.
"NOOOOO" Lord Trevral yells
As he runs up to her and grabs her, by this time it is too late her lifeless body only falls to the ground when he touches her.
"I betbet she made a fine wife" belted the Knight Commander.
As her body drops to the ground Young Dom begins to cry and scream kicking the wheels of the carriage trying to escape. Lord John to broken to even say anything accepts his fate as they are about to die.
End of Chapter two..
TO BE CONTINUED..