The party awoke the next morning to find Iris acting strangely, and whispering with Lewyn Snow. Alfric stepped down from his lordship, and awarded it to Reuben Piper. Alfric also asked House Teamus to safely escort him to Winterfell. Reuben has been busy with making changes at Helmcrest. And, while Mason was sleeping, the party agreed to allow Eilene Hart to accompany them to Winterfell and beyond. Lady Flint asked for some time to discuss a proposal with Jerick, and they met in her room for several hours. Fiona spent much of that time listening at the door, and what transpired is only known to her.
Reuben offered to replace any stolen items from the night before, and made good on his word. Maester Ferris apologizes to Lewyn that Reuben forbids him from anymore training, but writes a letter of recommendation for him to continue his studies with another maester, if possible. Tygor Wyl asks if he can bring word of their deeds to Lord Jolvan, and also to become a sworn sword of House Teamus, which is granted. He also carries several messages from Alix Maple. Robin Flint asks if the party can accompany him on to Flint’s Rock, as it is time for his annual audit of those satellite members of the Flint family.
Fiona pursues her own agenda that night, but the nature of it is not known.
The next day everyone is ready to leave early. There is an awkward farewell from Iris, who is obnoxious and emotional. Reuben wishes them all well, and they proceed to Sweethaven, with Lady Flint’s entourage traveling with them as far as that town. The party stays at the Pink Pomegranate, visit the Apothecary, and have a little run-in down at the Gutripper with the bartender. Jerick has some more meetings with Lady Flint.
The next day, the party heads down to White Harbor, where they hire a barge to take them up to Winterfell. They meet several members of the Stark family, and Mason is severely rebuked by Eddard Stark for the crimes being committed on Teamus lands. Sansa appears to have taken some pity on Alix Maple, while at the same time avoiding Mason. Eilene certainly fills in the gaps of companionship for Mason, and Lord Alfric formally announces his transfer of lordship.
After some time at Winterfell, the party heads north to Flint’s Rock, only to find Uther gone on a negotiation with the Iron Islands, leaving only a few house guards and Maester Hershey to guard the castle. Robin Flint is immediately elevated as the lord of the castle until Uther returns. The next day while Robin is enjoying breakfast with House Teamus, a dire message arrives by raven reading this:
I am a loyal brother of the Night’s Watch, and in dire need of your intervention. I have been wrongfully accused of murder in the hamlet of Pembrook. My men and I are trapped in the smithy, barely out of reach of an unreasoning mob.
Please come to Pembrook immediately and discover the truth of this matter!
-Ser Meyric Frey
Robin, as the only person left in charge, asks if House Teamus can try and help matters in Pembrook, immediately. He speaks privately to Mason concerning House Flint’s interests, and Maester Hershey also advises the party that the people of Pembrook are a rebellious lot. However, they are Flint’s people, and they are to consider that. The end of what happens here may certainly reach Castle Black, and most definitely Winterfell, so the party must consider the political implications of any actions they might take.
The party sets out immediately, advising Eilene stays with Robin Flint. They are just outside Pembrook when we begin our next session….