Intrigue at Ravensmoor Keep
Our Horns Sound the Hunt
House Westbrook is located in the area of Westeros known as the Reach, and is sworn to House Tyrell as one of their sworn bannermen. Its ancestral seat is called Ravensmoor Keep, and is several leagues directly south of Highgarden. Ser Manfred Westbrook is currently Lord of Ravensmoor – a stout, burly man just over fifty years of age, he served as one of Mace Tyrell’s chief lieutenants at the Battle of Ashford during the War of the Usurper. And like Mace Tyrell, he bent the knee to Robert Baratheon when the war was lost.
Ravensmoor is one of the richer Houses of Highgarden – not as rich as the Lannisters, but nevertheless, Manfred wields considerable power. As the War of Five Kings unfolded, Manfred offered financial support to House Tyrell, and his eldest son Robert joined up with Loras Tyrell, when Renly Baraetheon first made his claim to the Iron Throne. However, he has offered little in terms of men and swords as the fight for the crown of Westeros … but that has not prevented him from quietly amassing a goodly number of knights and soldiers behind the walls of his keep.
Lord Manfred says he is simply an old man, tired of war and blood.
Does he speak true?
Or does plotting and intrigue reign in Ravensmoor?
If the above was gibberish to you, then this probably isn’t the right game for you. If it made sense, though, and seemed interesting … then keep reading. :)
“A Game of Thrones: Ravensmoor” is a group RP based on the HBO series “A Game of Thrones”, with some canon from the books thrown in for good measure. It takes place directly after the events of Season 2 (or the book “A Clash of Kings”, if you like), and revolves around the members of House Westbrook and their servants and bannermen at Ravensmoor Keep. I’m not normally one for fandom-based RPs … but I’ve adored “A Game of Thrones” since I read the first book a very, very long time ago. I’ll make an exception for this one.
Westbrook is a name mentioned in the books in passing, but doesn’t feature at all in the events of the books or the television series – House Westbrook, for all practical purposes, is a blank slate. Ravensmoor is an original place that I’ve created as well, and the characters for this group RP will all be original as well. For this game, no one will be playing characters from either the books or the series!
This RP is meant to be an original story, based in the world of “A Game of Thrones” – if that doesn’t interest you, my sincerest apologies, but it’s not what I have in mind for this.
Ideally, I would like to use the rules for the “A Song of Ice and Fire” RPG for this, but if that proves to be an obstacle, I’ll settle for going freeform instead.
Characters for this would be either members of Lord Manfred Westbrook’s immediate and extended family, as well as the servants of his household and his advisors. (Basically, at the end of the evening, all characters will be sleeping within the walls of Ravensmoor.) My thought is that this way, all characters will have a potential reason to interact with each other. This RP will also either be in the NC or Extreme sections of the boards, depending on the characters that might be made, and what their motivations might be.
For now, this is just an interest check – if this all sounds promising to you, then please just let me know either by posting here, or by PM. Also, in expressing your character interest, let me know what your rough character concept might be, and if you’d be willing to try this as a system game rather than freeform. (No right or wrong answer for the latter question, it’ll just help me figure things out.) If enough people seem interested, I’ll put up some sort of character template … and if not, no worries. I just thought I’d ask.
Thanks for reading. :)