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Frederick Carthas
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IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 12 Mar 2020, 22:29



The days had gone by in a blur. He had his hands -or well, hand- full with all kinds of matters. Being in a more coordinating position he had to keep an overview while sending out people to carry out tasks that all fit into the bigger picture he was trying to puzzle together. At the same time he was not the type of person to simply shove all the hard work on the back of someone else. So instead of taking a much-needed break he found himself cleaning armour and weapons along with the soldiers stationed in the barracks of the stronghold.

It was only when one of the men casually mentioned the fact that it was getting late he realised it was indeed almost nightfall. And that meant he quickly excused himself to retreat to the walls. He knew Alison was coming. Any time now she could arrive. So he had made it a habit of climbing the Northern tower which gave him a perfect view of the road leading up towards the castle. Hopefully he would catch a glimpse of her travelling party soon.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Fri 13 Mar 2020, 15:50


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
The last few months had gone by quite differently than she’d expected. They were supposed to get married quickly after her arrival at Goldenleaf, but Fred’s undivided attention had gone to the mysterious illness that The Glade was suffering from. She understood, of course, supported him even, as she knew that those in power always had to put their people above their personal needs. But then she was needed at home and it was her turn to excuse herself in service of the greater good. So she had re-packed her bags and headed up north, all the while thinking that she would be back soon and everything would be fine.

Well, that was then, but things had changed. In the end, she had to stay home for months instead of weeks and a lot had happened in the meantime. They had kept each other updated through letters, so she knew what had happened to her fiancé, but the mere thought of it made her stomach turn. She still wishes that he hadn’t gone to the tournament at all, that he had to come with her or stay with his father or something. Or, if not that, at least that she could’ve been there for him. It probably would have been a traumatising experience for her, but then he wouldn’t have been alone.

Alas, the past can’t be changed, and she didn’t have anymore time to think about it anyway as her carriage was just arriving at the palace where Frederick was staying temporarily. It was a big, sturdy castle, pretty in its robustness and elegant in its pride. The door to her carriage was opened and she got out. She was still wearing her Highland furs, which was a good thing as apparently the storm had reached the border already. She looked around, checking for either her fiancé or someone else to welcome her. It was almost dark out, but if her raven had arrived on time they should be aware that she was coming later in the day.  

TAG: Frederick.


"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Fri 13 Mar 2020, 22:44



At the time neither of them had thought they’d be separated for longer than a couple of weeks. Back then they both had assumed she would join him at the tournament in Sapphire Keep. He quite vividly remembered his disappointment when she had announced she would not be able to attend. There was business in Caer Scion that demanded her attention. His goal had been to win the tournament, so he could crown her the Queen of Love and Beauty. It would have been a dream come true. He had trained, worked hard, for years to get to that point. And then it all had come crashing down.

In hindsight he was glad she hadn’t been there to watch him fall. He had heard bits and pieces about the accident. No one had ever told him the full story, but he could vaguely picture it. He was glad she had been spared to witness such horrors. He was somewhat glad the cold weather allowed him to cover himself in thick furs and a warm cape. It hid the lack of his arm well. So when he saw the carriage in the distance, he rushed downstairs, to wait for her in the courtyard.

The castle blocked most of the icy wind coming from the North. It didn’t stop the snowflakes from falling down, covering his hair and clothes with a thin white layer. Despite all that, he felt a rush of warmth go through him as her familiar figure emerged from the vehicle. A smile appeared around his lips. He stepped forward, eager to embrace her. It felt different now he only had one arm to do so, but he did not mind. Not as much anymore. ”Alison”, He sighed in some weird form of relief. He had barely had the time to think about his personal life. Not in this time of crisis. But damn, had he missed her.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Fri 13 Mar 2020, 23:53


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
It was less cold in the courtyard than outside of it and certainly less cold than in Caer Scion. Alison was glad, not for herself but for the people from Goldenleaf who all of a sudden had to get used to the colder climate of the north. The storm so far hadn't been easy on anyone, so she was relieved to finally be reunited with her fiancé so she could keep an eye on him. They had known each other since they were very little and in her mind their childhood had lasted forever, but now all of a sudden they were growing up fast.

She didn't really have time to look around, as Frederick had apparently been waiting for her. She noticed his familiar smile as soon as he stepped from the shadows, and her eyes lit up at the sight of him. "Fred!" she said excitedly, while running towards him. Almost immediately she found herself embraced in one of his big bear hugs, though it was a little less big and a little less bear-y as she only felt the weight of one of his arms on her. Her excitement lessened slightly at that observation, but it still felt good to finally hold him again. She tilted her head back, placed both of her - cold, oops - hands on his cheeks and kissed him. God, had she missed him. The kiss was, of course, all part of their little play, so no one would question the integrity of their love. At the same time, it still held its own magic and love. The love she felt for him was real, it was just a different kind of love. That didn't mean that she didn't want to kiss him, and hug him, and squeeze him, and never let him go again. He was her best friend and her other half. She broke off the kiss and looked him in the eyes. "Oh, Fred, I've missed you so much." she sighed.

TAG: Frederick.


Last edited by Alison de la Fontaine on Sun 15 Mar 2020, 15:08; edited 2 times in total


"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Sun 15 Mar 2020, 00:03



His time as squire with the Lord Commander of the Highlands had somewhat prepared him for the cold they were dealing with now. He just didn’t particularly like it. Snow could be beautiful. He loved to watch a landscape covered in absolute white. It was peaceful. The layer of fresh snow also absorbed sound for some reason. It got way more quiet. When walking around the only thing you could hear were your own footsteps and breath. This type of snow was different though. It had a certain eerie vibe to it. The cause for this bad weather was most likely the same reason the Undying were fleeing the Cursed Reach. It could only mean trouble.

In this instant all his trouble was forgotten though. Her cold hands touched his cheeks as she pulled him in for a kiss. He hummed in surprise but was quick to kiss her back nonetheless. It was how everyone around them would expect an engaged couple to greet each other after being separate for so long. Aside from that it was his way of showing her how much he cared for her, despite them not having romantic feelings for each other. She was his best friend and he was so glad to be reunited with her.

”I’ve missed you too”, He replied to her soft sigh. He let go of her, but offered her the crook of his elbow so he could lead her inside. That way he could maintain some physical contact. Plus, she’d be on his good side, away from where his arm was missing, which would hopefully help distract her attention from it. ”Let us go inside, yes? I arranged to have the night off unless something urgent happens”, He let her know, after which he started walking towards the entrance of the castle. A room was waiting for them, in which a fire was burning and the servants would serve a hot meal. It was the welcome she deserved, especially after such a long travel.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Sun 15 Mar 2020, 15:47


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
Truth be told, the past few months hadn't gone the way she'd expected. When she left Caer Scion to live with the Carthas family, she thought it would be years before she'd return. And she'd hoped she would return for happy reasons, but that had turned out to be far from the truth. Instead, she'd lived through the harshest winter she'd encountered in her 24 years on this earth, with an uneasy feeling constantly breathing in her neck. They were living through weird times, that was for sure.

It had forced them to put their marriage on hold, which meant that they were kind of in-between the old and the new for now. It was fine though, neither of them probably were in the right headspace for those kind of festivities right now. Plus, it would have to take place in Goldenleaf, and for now it was still a big question when they'd return. One thing she knew for sure was that as long as Fred would have to stay at the border, she would too. She was done with being separated. They'd be in this together from now on.

She took his elbow when he offered it to her, revelling in its warmth and strength. She clung to it slightly. The underlying feeling of guilt that she should have been there made the impact of this moment that much greater. She let out a low hum. "That sounds good." she said with a smile. A night to catch up with just the two of them was exactly what she needed. "I do hope you get enough rest when I'm not here, too." she said, looking at him pointedly. She knew how eager and hardworking he was, which was both his biggest strength and his biggest weakness. Alison prayed nothing unusual would happen tonight, so that he could just get a good night's rest.

TAG: Frederick.


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"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Mon 16 Mar 2020, 23:33



The past few weeks he had been worried about her. With her being in Caer Scion, so close to the threat coming from the Cursed Reach, he had feared she would never return to his side. He had wanted to jump on his horse and guide her back himself. There had been a few factors preventing him from acting upon that impulse though. First and foremost his father, who did not agree with him travelling that far during these difficult times. Then there was the fact that he had a duty to fulfil. At least now he knew for sure she was safe. The stronghold was not in an immediate danger zone. She could stay here with him for as long as the threat did not close in on them.

For tonight he had tried to clear his schedule. They hadn’t seen each other in so long. He had a lot to share with her. He guided her inside with the promise of warmth and some alone time for the both of them. The meaningful look coming with her words made him smile like a young boy who just got caught doing something naughty. ”I try to?” He sheepishly grinned. Once inside he brought her to his private quarters. As the highest ranking Knight, in charge of the whole organisation, he had a bit more luxury than the soldiers staying in the barracks.

The fire was crackling. The room had a comfortably warm temperature. One which required him to take off his heavy cape and coat. For a second he hesitated. He looked her over as she moved around the room, making herself comfortable. Then he decided it did not matter. She would not judge him. So he unbuckled the clasp holding his cape together, after which he also removed the coat. He put the pieces of clothing over the back of a chair standing nearby. ”I hope you’re hungry, I had the cook prepare a meal for us”, He told her, gesturing at the table that was set for two people. It wouldn’t be anything fancy, as he would not like the thought of indulging in expensive food while some people were struggling to even put a piece of bread on the table.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Tue 17 Mar 2020, 11:39


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
Alison shook her head, a smile on her face. Him 'trying to' probably meant 'no' in this case. It came as no surprise to her, as Frederick had always had his ways in putting other people first. It made her that much more grateful for the night they had together. She was exhausted from the long trip, but it also meant that he would have some time to relax, which was incredibly valuable in times like this.

As they reached what she assumed were his quarters, she took a moment to take in the atmosphere. It was warm and cozy and very much 'Fred'. He always had his way of leaving his personal touch wherever he went, like there was something in the air that immediately made everything feel familiar and homey. The crackling fire definitely added to this feeling. Alison took off her heavy fur coat, dusting off the tiny snowflakes that had gotten stuck on it in the little period between stepping out of the carriage and getting inside before gently putting it down on the back of the sofa. It was usually too warm for the climate of The Glade, but she had a feeling she would be needing it again soon.

"Oh, I'm starving!" she laughed. It wasn't a very lady-like thing to say, but she knew she didn't have to hold back when it came to Fred. She looked up at him and her heart dropped. He had taken off both his cape and his coat and therefore revealed the lack of arm. She already knew, of course, but seeing it made it that more real. She forced herself to look him in the eyes, only having been distracted for a split second. She prayed he didn't notice. He was probably stared at enough already and she didn't want him to feel uncomfortable with her at all. Plus, she was fairly sure that if she would look at it for more than a second she would cry.

"You should probably get rid of all that snow in your hair before we eat, though." she said with a smile. She walked towards him, reaching up to teasingly ruffle through his hair, making it all messy. She knew how much he hated that, so she was probably lucky hers was tightly braided together as he'd probably want his revenge. Hopefully it was enough to distract him from the stunned look she had in her eyes for that one little moment. She already felt guilty about it.

TAG: Frederick.


"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 19 Mar 2020, 22:11



There was that slight moment of hesitation again. He had spent the first weeks of returning home hiding in his room. He had picked up the bad habit of only leaving during the darker hours of the evening. Visiting the stables at night so he would not run into the stableboys or other people tending to their horses. To avoid having to meet people on the streets of Goldenleaf. His absence had been noticed by many, which caused them to stare even more during the few times he had to leave the Carthas castle in full sight of everyone. The accident had been the talk in many bars and taverns alike. It had overshadowed the wedding of Lady Sylversword in some social circles. He knew that he wouldn’t be able to show his face at any tournament anymore without getting asked if he was the one who had been knocked off during the final round at the tournament in Sapphire Keep.

In all honesty he would have stayed inside for much longer. But then the threat had come from the Cursed Reach, and the call of duty had summoned him to the Keep once more. And now he was here, as commander in chief over a rather important key position in defending the borders from whatever might try to cross them and do harm to the people of the Glade. He was done being ashamed. And he knew Alison would never judge him by his appearance anyway.

Though he should have perhaps warned her. He didn’t know how she would take it when he so casually showed her without even asking her if she was okay with it. Though she seemed to not mind at all, as he had expected. She walked up to him and wiped the snow out of his hair. He squirmed when some ice dripped down his neck. ”Stop it aah”, He half-giggled, trying to get a hold of her arm to push it aside. He then tried to fix the mess she had made. ”Just you wait, I will get my revenge when you don’t expect it”, He chuckled. He then walked over to a chair, pulling it back for her so she could sit down. After that he walked around and sat down himself. ”Some wine to get you started?” He proposed, gesturing at the bottle standing in the middle of the table. To his surprise the wine cellar of this usually calm stronghold held some good bottles of wine.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 19 Mar 2020, 23:11


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
It was weird that this was the situation they found themselves in. When he came to live with her family in Caer Scion, he was fourteen and she fifteen years old. They’d hit it off immediately, but to think they would end up where they were now? They were about to get married, and with any luck there would be a little one running around in a year or two. On the surface it seemed too perfect, so of course it wasn’t. First and foremost because her heart belonged to another, which meant their marriage would never be ‘real’. Not entirely.

She also never could have imagined that they would find themselves on the frontline in a fight against the undying, nor that Fred would have gone through such horrors before he was even a quarter century of age. Luckily he hadn’t seemed to notice that her eyes had lingered for a second, but she wouldn’t be able to pretend to not see it forever. They would have to talk about it sometime, even though she wasn’t sure she could hold a conversation that painful.

She laughed when he got some ice in his neck and pushed her away. One would think by now he would know this would happen after spending so much time with her in the north. It had been a while since they’d lived there together though, so she couldn’t really blame him. ”Oh, I’m counting on it.” she grinned. Seemed like she had accidentally started one of their little games of cat and mouse.

She followed him to the table and sat down in the chair he had pulled out for her. “Why, thank you kind sir.” she giggled. She was getting spoiled, she knew. “How have you been holding up here? Not too lonely, I hope?” There were other people in the stronghold, of course, but she could imagine being separated from his family would be hard in times like these.

TAG: Frederick.


"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Wed 25 Mar 2020, 21:41



Even though he had known her for so long he still fell for her sneaky moves. Those little games had lasted their entire relationship and he had learned absolutely no lessons. Now he paid for it with some ice running down his spine which was sending a shiver through his whole body as it did. However they both knew he would not simply let this pass. For now she was safe, but later.. He would get his revenge. And then she would pay him back in return. Basically they had been doing this for their entire time together. It was fun though. He did not plan on stopping anytime soon. For he hoped to be around her for so much longer. And above all he hoped they would never lose that playful side.

Not even now so much had changed. Because there was no denying it. They were both adults now. One day they would rule Goldenleaf together. First they had to get through whatever this crisis was. And he was so glad to have her by his side again. Because for a while his spirit had been broken. He was finally recovering, and with her support, it would all be easier. ”I am too busy to feel lonely”, He chuckled after he had sat down himself. He opened the bottle, struggling for a second with how hard the cork had been pushed down into the neck, but eventually he managed to pour them both a glass. ”Though I am glad you are here now. These people, they respect me, which is nice”, He said before pausing. ”But the situation has everyone on edge and you know me, I start joking around, and then they look at me like I’m crazy”, He shrugged. Now he had someone to banter with when times got really rough. It was better for his mind that way. ”How were things up North then?” He asked next. He got updated regularly by the knights that had travelled to reinforce Caer Scion, but she might be able to give him different perspectives.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 26 Mar 2020, 21:29


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
Alison watched him fill two glasses about halfway with wine, the red liquid comfortably swaying around. To be honest, she was quite impressed with the way he managed to do it, it almost looked like it didn’t cause him any trouble at all. Almost. He had always been quite handy. It was visible in the way he carried things, how he saddles his horses, the way he had always been at the top of the jousting tournaments. She was positive that in a couple of months, he would be able to do everything he used to need two arms for with only one. In the meantime, she would be there to help him if he ever needed it, though she doubted he would ever ask.

”I’m glad I’m here, too. she said softly. It had taken quite a bit of persuasion to convince her parents it would be safe enough at the border, that she didn’t have to flee further south. She took a sip of her wine. It… wasn’t great, but that was fine. It warmed her up a little either way. ”Well, I promise I won’t look at you funny. I already know how crazy you are, anyway.” she said with a cheeky look on her face. She quite respected the way he always managed to lift everyone’s spirits up. Yes, the situation was serious, but moping around hadn’t made anyone better before.

She thought about his question for a bit. The city they’d grown up in had changed quite a bit over the past few months. ”When I first got there, it was mostly fine. I mean, there were some rumours going around, but the news hadn’t quite reached the public yet.” She paused. She’d often wondered if they could’ve acted sooner or more adequately, but they really didn’t have any idea of the size of the threat in the beginning and so they didn’t want the people to panic. Or at least, that’s what she thought was the reason. She couldn’t take a look in the Freyrs’, minds, of course. ”But the atmosphere got quite grim pretty fast. Just… Tense. I imagine the streets are completely empty by now.” She started absentmindedly turning her engagement ring. Leaving had hurt a bit, even though she’d done it before. The reason why was just quite awful this time around and she didn’t know in what state it would be when she returned, if she ever would.

TAG: Frederick


"be great or be nothing"
Frederick Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 OcnEX3P
IC posts : 162
Alias : Wolf

Character Sheet
Age: 24
Magic: None
Occupation: Heir to Goldenleaf
Frederick CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 16 Apr 2020, 19:10



”Me? Crazy? Why would you ever say that?” He complained, trying to sound like he was offended, though the grin around his lips said otherwise. It wasn’t far from the truth. He had always been the type of man to keep a positive attitude, no matter what. He had struggled with that quite a lot right after the accident. But he had managed to get a grip on himself again. He wasn’t like he was before though. He had changed. If it was for the better or worse he still had to determine. At least now he wouldn’t have to go through the hardship alone anymore. He was glad her parents had allowed her to travel back.

As he listened to the updates she had to share, he sipped from the wine. ”Hmm”, He hummed softly when she was done. ”At least Caer Scion got support from the Glade now. Even a division of the Royal Army went up North to help defend the city”, He said. He got interrupted by a knock on the door. Several servants came in to put the food he had prepared on the table. Roasted deer they had hunted before, with a side of vegetables and fruits, and steamed potatoes. He thanked them with a smile before sending them out again. ”The people of the North are strong, Ali. I’m sure they’ll survive, no matter what”, He tried to reassure her with a soft smile. ”When it is all over, will you come back with me to Goldenleaf?” He then asked. It was about time they got married. Natural disasters had kept them from doing it sooner, so he wanted to set a date as soon as possible.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

Alison Carthas
Mini-avatar : 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2 DwQhV3um_o
IC posts : 64
Alias : Cat

Character Sheet
Age: 25
Magic: None
Occupation: Lady
Alison CarthasAvalance Citizen

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Re: 10 Hours of Sea Shanty 2

on Thu 16 Apr 2020, 22:29


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
She laughed at the fake-offended tone of his voice, a sort of giggle that had been rare in the past few months she’d spent up north. She still had a couple of friends there, of course, but everyone had been too tense for jokes. It was a good thing she’d been reunited with Fred again, otherwise the permanent frown on her forehead would’ve turned into wrinkles pretty quickly.

It was then the servants came in with the food. It smelled even more amazing than it looked, which caused her stomach to rumble. She thanked the servants as well, hoping to play it off. It was a force of habit to feel embarrassed about it, even though Fred probably wouldn’t even care. She looked at him. The smile on his face was enough to suppress her worries a little bit. ”No, no, you’re right. I’m sure you’re right. They’ll be fine again someday soon.” Truth was, she wasn’t so sure about that at all, as the Undying were a different threat than they’d ever had to face before… but it wasn’t like she could do anything to help, anyway. She would only be in the way if she’d decided to stay in Caer Scion to try and help.

”It eases my mind that the Glade is so willing to help. Makes me a little less nervous about changing alliances.” she half-joked. She reached across the table for his hand, giving it a light squeeze. ”Of course I’ll come with you. I’ve said goodbye to that city twice now, I don’t intend to do it again.” she said with a smile. ”Besides, I’ve always wanted a spring wedding.” she laughed. She always thought it would be so romantic, with all the flowers and such. Of course theirs would be anything but. Still, she didn’t want to wait any longer. If they were going to do this, she wanted to do it now. She was tired of being stuck between two lives.

She looked at the food in front of her, at the half-filled glasses, at the boy - no, he was a man now, there was no denying it - who she had loved for half her life, albeit not in the way she should. She took her glass and raised it, looking at his green eyes. ”To us, then?”

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on Sat 18 Apr 2020, 04:08



With the current collaboration between the different provinces of the Kingdom he was quite certain the threat would be properly dealt with. He could only hope that afterwards the newfound alliance would continue to exist. He knew the Highlands and the Evergreen now had an opportunity to unite, with the wedding of Jupiter Freyr and Ophelia Vigneron. The loyalty of the Highlands to the Crown was questionable. It had always been. The current ruling House thought they had a claim to the throne still, even after all those years. He just hoped they would not decide to march on Dragonwatch. Else they would have to go through the Glade, which would cause a lot of trouble.

Her remark about changing alliances proved how the ‘them versus us’ mentality was still there. In the end they were all loyal to House Aldyr, weren’t they? He decided not to mention it though. It wasn’t worth starting a discussion over. ”There’s no need to be nervous. We will help out the North when they are in trouble, always”, he tried to reassure her. He had grown to love the place as well, her family, the people that called Caer Scion their home. He would always vouch for their well-being, just like he was fighting for all of them now.

Her next statement caused a warm feeling to rush through his body. He loved this woman dearly, more than anyone in the world. She was his best friend. He couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his days with her. And it was clear she had the same feelings for him. Not a romantic love. But that didn’t matter. He felt like this went deeper than any romantic relationship could. ”A spring wedding sounds nice, doesn’t it?” He said with a soft smile. He lifted his glass as well, ticking it against hers. ”To us”, He echoed. There was no other woman he would ever want to marry than her.

”Speaking of, have you given any thought to the wedding itself? The ceremony? Who to invite? All that?” He then asked. He had thought about it numerous times, dreamt about it even. But he wanted to hear her input first before he shared his ideas. It had to be her big day, after all.


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on Sat 18 Apr 2020, 11:56


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
The first time she’d moved to the Glade had been quite difficult, more so than she’d expected. It was mostly the climate that she really needed to grow accustomed to, as the air was so much thicker and warmer than she was used to. However, the climate wasn’t the only thing that was different from her previous home in the Highlands. She had been loyal to the Freyrs her whole life, her father had even been their Lord Commander. So of course she was raised with the idea that there was at least some friction between the Aldyrs and their claim on the crown. Of course she was still loyal to them, too, as the king was her sovereign all the same. In her head, she knew not a lot would change, but in her heart… Well. It didn’t matter. She was marrying Fred, and so wherever his loyalty would lie, so would hers.

Things were good between the Highlands and the Glade right now, anyway. And she knew that if it would ever come to it, he would fight against the start of a war. ”Yes, I know you will.” she said with a warm smile. She trusted him completely. He ticked his glass against hers, basically reinforcing the promise that they were in this together.

His question about the wedding caused her eyes to light up completely. Had she given it any thought? Only every single day since she was eleven! ”Yes! I was thinking blue flowers all around the room and the aisle,” she started, gesturing excitedly with her hands, ”and I want to invite everyone we love, our families, Fenrir, and the Sylverswords too, of course, and some of the other Houses, maybe from the Crownlands too?” Really, if it was up to her, they would invite everyone, but she doubted everyone would be willing to make the journey all the way to Goldenleaf. ”I wonder…” she started, but quickly realising her mistake: ”No, I don’t think she’d want to come.” Her face fell a little, but she tried not to let it show too much. It was probably for the better, anyway. ”Have you given it any thought?” she asked him, hoping to change the subject back to flowers or something.

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His question immediately made her perk up a bit. She looked at him like the answer was super obvious. And it was. He had expected her to have given it some thought. She started explaining what she had come up with. He tilted his head slightly when she mentioned inviting someone, but then taking it back almost immediately. He put down his glass and started cutting the meat on his plate. He had found a way to keep the bigger piece steady enough by pinning the fork down against the edge of his plate with his elbow while he used his hand to operate the knife. He looked down at what he was doing while he responded to her words. ”I think you should at least tell her the date. She might not want to come, but she deserves to know”, He suggested. It was entirely up to Alison to decide though.

”For such a long time I wanted to have a tournament at my wedding”, He said, a slightly bitter smile curling around his lips. ”But I don’t think anyone would want to participate”, He added. ”I want Ykea to carry the rings”, He then chuckled, trying to lighten up the mood again. A dog running down the aisle with the rings, yes, that would be amazing. ”We should make a list of people we want to invite”, He then said. He was more than ready to start planning this for real. ”Oh, what do you think of having Vic making our outfits?” He then inquired. She was a dear friend of his family and he would love nothing more than to wear a suit tailored by her, but maybe Alison had something else in mind already for her wedding dress.


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on Thu 30 Apr 2020, 22:17


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
Unfortunately he didn’t change the subject right away, as it was quiet for a little bit. Alison watched how he cut up his meat and was impressed by how easy he made it look. He had always been smart and adaptive, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but she was happy to see that he was picking up the pieces again. She couldn’t imagine what it would be like to suddenly not be able to do something as arbitrary as cutting your own food. ”Yes, you’re probably right.” The whole situation was just so difficult. She was genuinely excited to marry Fred, and it would be a happy day, but… There would always be that but, that what if? Sending an invitation wouldn’t hurt, though.

Her focus then went to her own food. It looked delicious, so she quickly cut off a piece of meat to put in her mouth. It was delicious. Or maybe she was just really hungry. Either way, it was definitely enjoyable. She looked at him as he started talking about a tournament, and then let out a protesting hum as said that no one would be willing to participate. ”I don’t think that’s right.” she said after swallowing her food. ”I think anyone would be honoured to participate. I would be, if I were a knight. But it’s up to you.” She could understand if it was too painful to watch others do something you love that you aren’t able to do anymore, but if he wanted to have a tournament she would go through hell and high water to make sure that enough knights would participate.

It was obvious that neither of them were quite ready to talk about these heavy subjects yet. Not now, not on the first night that they saw each other again. So when he started talking about the dog carrying the rings, she immediately looked up at him, dropping her cutlery on her plate with a loud clang in the process, which made quite the noise. ”Yes! Yes! Frederick Carthas, you are a genius. Isn’t she supposed to have puppies soon?” She remembered reading something along those lines in one of the letters Fred had sent her while she was up north. They had to keep each other updated on every little thing, of course, although this was far from arbitrary. ”Wait, wait, you’re going too fast. Hold on.” She stood up from the table and went straight for her coat. If she remembered correctly, she still had a piece of parchment and some ink left that she’d carried with her. After rummaging through her pocket for a little bit, she pulled the items out, along with a quill. Yes! Back at the table, she shoved her plate a little to the side to make room, after which she tried to straighten the crinkled parchment. ”Okay, so,” she started, dipping her quill in the ink, ”what have we got? blue flowers, Ykea, yes Vic should make our outfits if they’re as good as yours always are…” She started frantically scribbling, her tongue in the corner of her mouth in concentration. ”I’m writing tournament with a question mark. Who do you want to invite?” She looked up at her fiancé, an excited gleam in her eyes. If they were going to do this, they better throw the best party the Glade has ever seen.

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* blue flowers


* Ykea with ring

(with pups?)


* outfits by Vic


* tournament?


* guest list:

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on Mon 11 May 2020, 01:55



The wedding had been postponed a couple of times now. Perhaps that hadn’t been a bad thing. He was excited and happy to marry Alison. However they had never really had the time to sit down and talk about the wedding itself. It had always kind of escaped his attention. He figured that the reason was most likely because he had not been entirely ready for it just yet. Now he was. He was ready to become her husband, and a father to their beautiful children next. He had learned a lot about himself in the past few months. Now it was time to show to her and the world he had grown into a man.

”It is your decision, I will support you either way”, He comforted her with a warm smile. He then listed all the stuff he had on his mind. She interrupted him for a brief moment as she acquired herself a piece of parchment and a quill. She started noting down whatever they had said before. He nodded energetically at her comment. ”Yeah, she is due to have them soon”, He grinned. ”Yeah, nice! Vic will be so happy. I think she wanted to bring her daughter to the Glade soon too, so maybe we can invite them both a bit in advance?” He suggested. Then she could work on the outfits while hanging out with them in the evenings. That sounded perfect.

”Both our families, of course”, He said, but that was a given. He refused to believe her parents wouldn’t be able to attend. ”All the other Lords and Ladies of the Glade too”, He then added. ”Why don’t we invite the King?” He laughed. He doubted the man would come to Goldenleaf for a simple wedding, but at least they could later look back upon it and say he had missed a great party.


Day by day you learn how to make this destiny your own. In spite of heartaches, in spite of the set-backs. Wrens sing and you remember love. Red sky touches black pines and you understand how it feels to need to keep going forward. There is beauty in the motions and unfoldings of your soul. Flowers in your hair. Stardust in your eyes. Raspberry-tender and mint-leaf-sweet, always with laughter hidden beneath your tongue.

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on Thu 14 May 2020, 00:41


she's like the winter sun
her ruddy edges slightly blurred
Sitting there, a quill in her hand, finally reunited with Fred, discussing their weddinng… She would almost forget all the wrong that was going on outside. Hopefully Fred felt the same way, it was the least he deserved. After all these weeks of hard work, he needed a night off, she could see it in his tired eyes. Still, Alison was aware that it was quite the luxury. Tomorrow his mind would be occupied again, so she could only hope that tonight, they would not get interrupted.

”Oh, that is so exciting! Do you think we can train them in time?” she said half-jokingly, although having puppies at a wedding sounded like so much fun. As long as she wouldn’t have to look after them, though… Her mind would already be pre-occupied with all the guests and decorations and the dress and, you know, marrying. ”Right, I forgot she had a daughter! Let’s invite them as soon as we get back to Goldenleaf, I desperately need to meet her at last.” she said excitedly. After all the stories she’d heard about Victoria, of course she wanted to meet her! But not only that, Alison was already looking forward to meeting the little girl as well. When she came to the Glade a few months ago, Fred had asked her if she would be open to try to have children with him. Of course she’d said yes, she knew what was expected of her as a wife. She would have to provide an heir, simple as that. But while she had a lot of time to think in Caer Scion, she came to the realisation that she actually really wanted to have children. Hopefully they would be lucky enough to welcome a little bundle of joy into the world.

She started writing down the names of their family members, but quickly decided that the word ‘family’ would suffice. ”Fenrir too, of course. And Lev, right?” She hadn’t heard from her old friend in a while, didn’t even know where he was hanging around but figured that sending an invitation wouldn’t hurt anyone. Lev was a friend of Fred’s and so he needed to attend as well. She laughed at his proposal to invite the king. Yes! Maybe he will send a gift?” she joked. It was worth a shot, right? She thought for a moment, were they forgetting anything? Oh! ”What sort of food do you want to serve?” Knowing Fred, if there was one part of the wedding he’d given any thought, it would be this one. In the meantime, Ali had forgotten all about the food in front of her that was slowly getting cold.


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