As many of you bed down or make your way to bed in the aftermath of the sack of Duskendale, you pause to think on the events of the last three hours. Rivington and Kaiden, both seeking an audience with the Hand of the King were disappointed to learn that such auditions were over as Ser Barristan Selmy had already scaled the walls, snuck into the dungeons and rescued the King with minimal loss of life. Though their hopes were temporarily dashed, it soon became clear that opportunities were everywhere as the siege turned into a sack, with soldiers pouring through the west gate, seeking rapine and fortune.
Meanwhile, Esja, had her inquiries answered unexpectedly as she was joined by the Prince of Dragonstone who seemed as interested in her as she had been in him. They spoke briefly of dreams and dragons and higher mysteries but the sack drew them to the North Gates and another way into the city. There, they encountered members of the Golden Company including their captain, , who was already fast at work cutting through the thick doors.
Zia posted a new aquintence,Corenna, at the gate to make sure anyone who fled the city north was accounted for. The Witch soon found herself with other problems, however, as a fainting spell came over her and she awoke having written the words “The Waters” in the mud of the encampment.
Within the city walls, Esja, spied on the smallfolk, while Zia and company made their way to the walls of the Godswood to attempt to outmaneuver the Hand of the King and his forces, intent upon the the capture of the Darklyns. They scaled the walls along with Kaiden and discovered, Lord Denys’ Lady wife, Serala of Myr, attempting to escape. Zia sent Myles Toyne with the traitorous Lady back to their encampment while they looted what they could in place of absconding with more Darklyns or Hollards.
Outside the city, Mellaro and Allyria were becoming fast friends despite the attempted intervention of Mellaro’s chaperone, Corleo. When they encountered Rivington and the Prince outside the Lannister tent, Mellaro begged an audience and was granted one the following day. Esja’s mustelid reconaissance gleaned that the King had been injured, cut and bled at the very least, by the Darklyns and that tensions between him and his heir had decidedly escalated. Rivington was also granted an audience after binding up Rhaegar’s hand, and all went to bed somewhat satisfied in having gained the Prince’s ear. It is currently nearing midnight on the ninth day of the tenth month of the 277th year since Aegon’s Conquest, the end of a long summer, and you are all in good health.