Thursday, March 30, 2006

Character: Kneefers

As the youngest of five trueborn children of the noble house in Greyglade, Kneefers never really took his noble status seriously. More than any of his siblings, Kneefers was prepared for a life of ease in Castle Rourke, and he tended to ignore many of his lessons. His older brothers were going to be knights or lords, and his sister was betrothed to be married, and there seemed to be no important way for Kneefers to make his mark. Everything changed, however, upon Gylk’s Betrayal.

King Hyris of Trewas and Lord Keelan of Greyglade, Kneefers’s father, had had a violent argument after Lord Keelan's oldest son defeated the crown prince in a tourney. Unbeknownst to Lord Keelan, after this incident Hyris finally gave in to the urgings of his oldest son and his advisors, all of whom had been pushing for a ‘chastisement’ of house Greyglade, which they regarded as a threat. Therefore, during a royal visit to Castle Rourke by King Hyris of Trewas, a vile plot was put into place.

With the help of Gylk of Agrix, one of his father’s men, King Hyris’s assassins orchestrated a comprehensive overthrow of House Greyglade, in which every noble of the house was slain, including his parents and four siblings. The segment of the plot which was designed to kill Kneefers took place while he was hunting, however, and failed due to the diligence one of his hunting companions (who was also, coincidentally, his sister’s fiancĂ©e), who uncovered the plot.

This, however, left Kneefers, who was only fifteen at the time, in a rather untenable and dangerous position as the last Greyglade noble left alive, and also in a position he was entirely unready for, since he was suddenly both a Lord and a Knight by virtue of his birth. He was therefore forced to grow up quickly, and eventually became determined to live up to his birthright and to avenge his family. It was then that he remembered that there was another with Greyglade blood who yet survived. He had a younger half-brother, a bastard born out of wedlock named Artemas who had been cast out of the Greyglade court at a young age. Kneefers and his small band of men who were still loyal to him began the long search for his brother.

After three long years of traveling and searching, he finally located Artemas in a large city in Trewas and offered to legitimize him as a Greyglade if Artemas, then still only a young man of fifteen, would help him to avenge their family members…

7 comments:

Lt. Skeith said...

So what is the sigil for House Greyglade? Isn't Your Greyglade from the Game of Thrones series?

Kneefers said...

Fof the first question, the sigil is that wolf that you see on the front of my tunic, in the picture.
For the second question, yes and no. The world is structured to be similar to the Game of Thrones world, but isn't actually the same world. So, there isn't a "Greyglade" in A Song of Ice and Fire, but the world of Greyglade is based very strongly on it.

Lt. Skeith said...

Thats pretty cool, that's how it is with my unit. We pretty much are the Night's Watch with a few tweaks so we can adapt to our realm. By the way are you going to Rag this year?

Kneefers said...

Yeah, we'll be there like shareware. Hopefully with more people this year than we did last year. Hope to see you there.

Skeith said...

Hey it was nice metting you at Rag buddy. Mithris got this one camera shot on saturday with you and me side by side. You in all white and me in all black. I hope he puts it in the documentry that would be amazing! So you Greyglade guys should come to War of the Iron Fist IV this fall. If you do we'll come to Ides of March II. hmmm?

Kneefers said...

Hah... We'd love to. Nihr couldn't come to Rag because he has surgery on his shoulder, but he'll be shipshape again starting this fall, so I promised him I'd lug him to an event, maybe even Badon Hill II (though that's probably not going to happen). So we'll consider hitting up Iron Fist if we can. And of course, we'd love to have the Night's Watch at Ides II.
(Oh, and the camera shot with white/black sounds awesome. I didn't even notice. :-D But yes, I'll definitely buy one of Mithris' Rag DVD's. S'gonna be awesome.)
(Also, you can shoot me an e-mail if you want to talk in the future, it's probably a better venue than the comments on the site.)

Anonymous said...

Hey Kneefers this is Sorydd email me at: etacromeo@yahoo.com

I forgot your email address man sorry I'm out of it right now.lol. Not out of fighting but my mind is well never mind dude. Ive just been busy.