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It has reached a point where characters had to end. A sad point to reach for any writer who has invested a great amount of time building a character. My friend has worked on his character for a good 8 months and killing off the character was something heart shattering for both of us since I have watched the character grow along with my own whom I had to end as well. Below I am sharing the story as well as some points on my character just for my own reference in the future. I know I occasionally post stories relating to this theme but not really everything related to the story since most of them happened through roleplay.

I also leave this Ballad I wrote on -his- story last month, but I have updated it today with an epilogue. The Young Wolf

-My Character Sheet-

Anya is one of the siblings of the late lord Arryn who got killed while fighting mountain clans. Her cousin was named Lord Protector by the council of lords and resides in King’s landing along with the rest of the family including her brother’s widow who was one of the few people Anya was actually found off.

Despite having a big family, Anya never managed to be openly compassionate towards anyone ever since the tragic deaths of her parents and second eldest brother and his wife. The death of her eldest brother, late Lord Arryn made her seclude herself further from the family for a few months. Anya just spent her time studying and made use of her musical skills to pass the time during sleepless nights.

She finally decided to move to king’s landing and be amongst her remaining family members. She also has a goal in mind to keep an eye on the happenings going on around her sister in law and her nephew, the future Lord Arryn.

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Stats

Strength: 3
Dexterity: 3
Constitution: 3 (+ 1) = 4
Intelligence: 4 (+ 2) = 6
Charisma: 5 (+ 2)= 7
Total= 23

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Skills

Skill 1: Perception
Skill 2: Writing-Beyond basic skills
Skill 3: Sewing
Skill 4: Singing
Skill 5: Music – Instrument (Viol)

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Merits

– Diplomatic: Her charisma, confidence and poise assist her in dealing with people respectfully and professionally.

– Alert Senses: She is aware of her surroundings as much as possible. She makes use of her sharp eyes and sharp hearing sense. She can spot any sneaking around if it is right under her nose and she isn’t distracted by anyone.

– Selfless: She isn’t a selfish person. She will do her best to help anyone if needed and if it is morale. Her family comes first before outsiders.

– Creativity: (As per additional skills)
*Embroidery as a pass time. (Sewing)
*Writes short stories and articles on various subjects.
*Singing and Playing the *insert musical instrument here*
[Mostly alone as a form of relaxation or for family members. On rare occasions, to impress an outsider for family’s benefit.]

-Patient: Due to her patience she has the ability to tolerate and doesn’t turn over dramatic or severely angered. There may be rare occasions that could make her snap.

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Flaws

– Blunt: She tends to speak her mind honestly in a respectful manner even if it involves negative opinions. This may make her come off as rude despite her diplomacy.

– Reserved Emotionally: She manages to suppress extreme emotions such as anger or excitement. She sticks to her diplomatic approach to people without the need of overly expressing emotions. Even towards her family she does not know how to express her emotions too well.

– Acrophobia (Fear of Heights)

– Allergic to Dogs: Stuffy nose, occasional sneezing, red itchy eyes whenever around dogs or canine.

– Insomniac: She has troubles sleeping at times. She is a light sleeper and any sound can stir her slumber.

-No Self-defense: She has no training to defend herself and is vulnerable to any form of attack. Doesn’t mean she will not struggle, she just has a less chance of getting out of a combat situation on her own.

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-House Arryn Times-

Anya Stark (née Arryn)

[Farewell- Mar 19 2014]

Thank you so much House Arryn, for the rich history that was presented to me and the guidance that I recieved as a newbie to GoT roleplay.[Thanks Cae!] I enjoyed my time in King’s Landing and I must say Anya still managed to die as high as honor without giving up till the very end. Thanks to those family members I managed to roleplay with and some created a much closer bond then others. I wish you all an amazing time and Happy Roleplaying for future! If anyone needs more in depth information about Anya [Though the info below is up to date on what House Arryn would know about her], please feel free to contact me in world.

Miza~

OOC Info unless stated public or found out through roleplay:
*Click here for Anya Arryn’s full character sheet* 
*Click to see what is known of Anya Arryn after Marraige*

Common Knowledge:
– Daughter of Jacelyn and Selah Arryn.
– Sister of Randall, Shaidar, Elaine, Sterling, Amie and Alys.
– Currently 23 years old. 24 years old. 25 years old.
– Spent most of her life in the Eyrie.
– Unmarried. Married to Lokhe Stark, Lord Regent of the North.
– Resides in the King’s landing within the Stark Manse.
 Recently arrived at King’s Landing for a change in her life.
– Mother to Raiphen Stark.
– Dead.

Rumors/Scandals:
[Oct 12 13]
– Arrived to king’s landing late at night. Instead of going straight home, she convinced her guard to accompany her around town to get a feel of her new home. She ended up meeting Lady Aerona of House Baelish and Lord Cedric Dayne. She also went for a walk in the woods with them despite it being late.
-Seen venturing into kingswood with a viol case very early in the morning.
[Edited Oct 26 13]
-Got into an incident in kingswood that caused the life of her guard and being robbed by forest dwellers. Since then she is hardly seen venturing into the forest or out and about.
[Edited Dec 01 13]
– Mostly seen hanging around the Warrior’s garden.
– Seems overly friendly towards commoners.
– Holds a diplomatic attitude towards everyone.
– Got Betrothed to Lokhe Stark.
– Got Married to Lokhe Stark some months later.
– Known as Anya Stark now.
[Edited Jan 28 14]
-Seen around the capital carrying the baby Raiphen Stark on her trips to the Arryn manse or The Warrior’s garden.
[Edited Mar 01 14]
– Not seen around the capital much.

What family would know (Those who grew up with her):
– Appears not to be affected by the tragic deaths within her family. Most family members might find her cold and reserved towards them.
– Despite being reserved, she is known for lending a helping hand if ever asked or if she is capable. The family is important to her and she will do whatever to help.
– Turned a blind eye to all that was going on around her siblings and parents since she was afraid to interfere at a young age.
– Known for being diplomatic around outsiders. May have offended a few due to honest words.
– Secluded herself in her room most of the time when at home.
– Is known to wake up real early and go to bed real late at night. Gaurds assigned to her tend to complain about her early morning walks and reading in the forest.
– She knows how to play the Viol. Sometimes she could be heard practicing in her room.
– She can be heard singing in her room in rare moments, mostly at night.
– Takes up embroidery in her pass time.
– She keeps her writings a secret.

[Edited Oct 26 13]
-She quit playing the viol and singing after the death of her guard. The looting incident also caused her to stay away from the forest.
[Edited Dec 01 13]
– Got Betrothed to Lokhe Stark.
– Got Married to Lokhe Stark some months later.
– Known as Anya Stark now.
[Edited Jan 28 14]
-Bore a baby boy called Raiphen Stark. [2 yo]
-Is mostly known to visit the manse to seek her sister. [Elaine Arryn]
-Is known to have a much closer contact with her sister only her sister’s [Elaine Arryn] arrival to the capital.
[Edited Feb 27 14]
– Lady Elaine is aware of Anya’s second pregnancy and perhaps the Arryn house staff would have heard about it. [Other family members are free to know this knowledge]
– Visited the Lord Regent of the Vale to present her little wolf to him. Both cousins seemed to have an intense discussion during her brief stay.

[A little into the Future]
– Elaine Arryn would receive word of Anya Stark’s passing away in Winterfell during childbirth along with her second child.

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-House Stark Times-

Anya Stark (née Arryn)

Mar 19 2014
My Amazing Northerners,

Thank you all for the great roleplays and your amazing characters who all became a part of my own in some way or the other. It is a treasure I will always keep with me through my other walks of roleplay. Info about Anya is below, it is updated history of her time within the Stark till the very end. Wish you all the best. Remember…Winter is coming. 😉 Feel free to contact me if you require other information.

~Miza/Anya
[SL name: Mizaki Resident]

OOC Info unless stated public or found out through roleplay:
*Click for Anya’s full character sheet*
*Click to see what is known of Anya Arryn before Marraige*

Common Knowledge:
– Wife to Lord Regent of the North, Hand of the King- Lokhe Stark
– 24 Years Old. 25 Years Old
– Aunt of Current Lord Arryn.
– Cousin to the Lord Regent of Arryn.
– Mother to Raiphen Stark.
– Dead.

Knowledge within the Stark Manse/Winterfell:
– Respectable and hospitable.
– Very protective of her husband.
– Carries the Stark name with the same honor she carried the Arryn name.
– Very Friendly towards Stark House Staff, especially the Stark house keeper, Ella.
– Gets along with the Lord Regent’s sisters [Lucinda Stark, Lana Stark, Amara Stark] and brother [Robert Stark] very well.
– Gave up her worship towards the seven new gods and took up the worship of the Old Gods.
– Has a much closer relationship with Lady Rhialta Stark (née Lannister) and her son, Lord Ulric Stark.
– Has traveled to Winterfell with her husband, who had to ensure food supplies due to the harsh winter, while she was with child to remain during her pregnancy. Lady Rhialta Stark and Lord Karstark were among those who were part of the long journey.
– Lord Majeen Reed Escorted the travelers to meet the Lord Reed through the harsh winter within the swamps.
– She had to endure the harsh northern winds and mostly remained within the warm walls of Winterfell pampered mostly by Evie, handmaiden to Lady Faryn Stark.
– She eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy named after the Lord Lokhe Stark’s father, Raiphen Stark.
– After her return to the capital, most noticed that the winter within the capital didn’t affect much compared to previously.
– At times she seems to be drifting off in thoughts which worries the house hold staff that the lady may be thinking and worrying too much.
– She is always seen taking care of baby Raiphen, the servants say they rarely have to tend to the boy for the mother always shows up.
[Feb 27, 2014]
– Pregnant with a second child.
– She always tries to play a good host for guests and bannermen.
– She and Lady Mordag of Mormont had a heated discussion within the Stark Manse Garden about dresses, capital, gossips and honor…it ended with Lady Mordag walking away in a fit of rage.
– Apart from being close to Lady Rhialta, she is also seen spending amounts of time with Lady Lucinda, younger sister to Lord Regent.
– Recently has been lost to her own thoughts, whispers say regarding her birth family.
– Lady Siofra of house Umber seemed to have managed to grow a friendship with Anya and is seen visiting the manse frequently.
– Went into a hysteria mode due to emotional stress along with the second pregnancy. She caused a scene of wailing and crying calling out for her husband in front of a few family members[Rhialta, Robert, Zack], Bannermen [Siofra, Kelsey] house staff [Evie..and NPCs] and even a guest [Lyra Tyrell]. The Lord Regent’s arrival calmed her down slightly and he took her to much needed rest.
[Mar 10, 2014]
– Traveled to winterfell with her son in disguise, guarded by Ryswell men. Arrived safety to winterfell but required bed rest for some days due to her pregnancy state.
[Mar 19, 2014]
– Had complications in pregnancy due to long traveling but did not relay this in letters to not worry anyone. She was mostly bedridden but still able to write letters to relatives back in the capital like Her husband, Rhialta, Siofra, Uncle Wulfric, Lucinda, Amara and Elaine.

[A little into the Future]
– Was told of her husband’s death by Rhialta Stark. It worsened her state in pregnancy. Measters did not have hope she could survive.
– Passed away in childbirth along with second child.
– A letter from Anya was found in her chambers addressed to Rhialta regarding her children. [IM Rhialta Stark (Yasu Xaris) for the letter if interested. But it is OOC info unless Rhialta states otherwise.]
– Raiphen Stark [2yo] is fostered by Lucinda Stark (Jonrok Resident) & Cathal Umber (Atreyu Akiri) [If they go through with marriage]

Feel free to contact if require any detailed information on these facts.

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-The Letter-

After Anya’s death, the house staff cleaned out her chambers. Setting everything neatly until one of them found a rolled scroll with the name of Lady Rhialta Stark written across and a red thread tied around it keeping the parchment sealed. It was the only pile of papers that was rolled up and neatly kept; perhaps Anya wanted to give it to lady Rhialta? The good woman would find Lady Rhialta and deliver it in her hands for her eyes only. They knew how sensitive Anya was with her letters, how much on a personal level the former falcon took to her writing. Writings that will be forgotten now that she is no more. Writings that will never be read. But this one was fated to be seen.

Upon unrolling the parchment, it would be noticed that some of the ink are slightly smudged with dried spots of liquid, perhaps tears?
My dearest Rhialta,
 
I can feel my time running short. I am losing the strength to carry on, but I will keep on fighting as high as honor of my birth family’s words and as a strong woman of the north should do. However, I cannot leave these thoughts running through my head unspoken. If anything were to happen to me, if I do not manage to fight through this birth…
 
I have decided to leave Raiphen and Brandon in the care of Lady Lucinda Stark and Lord Cathal Umber should their marriage take place. I know through Lady Siofra’s letters that Lokhe have blessed this union but never had the chance to set it in stone. I wish I could see your new babes…perhaps I will be able to see them. 
 
I know you are not pleased with this decision, it is not that I do not see you and Robert capable of taking care of Raiphen and Brandon, nor do I wish to tear Raiphen away from Little Ulric, but I do not want both my boys, if Brandon should be a boy, I pray the gods allow me to lay eyes upon him or her, I don’t want them to grow up watching the burden of the capital. I have grown close with the Umbers and Lucinda is a beloved sister of Lokhe, with her illness she may not be strong enough to have her own children but if the gods will, she shall be able to have her own I pray. Till then, I hope she and Lord of Umber will take both the boys into their care and treat him as their own. 
 
I leave you, Rhi, to decide upon this matter fully. If you feel Lady Lucinda cannot handle my sons, please take the decision to ensure they will grow up in a loving environment away from the poisons of the capital. I also wish you will not allow Raiphen to drift away from Ulric once they are of a thinking age. I know I have done my part in taking away Raiphen from Ulric… I am deeply sorry for doing so. It was not in my power to remain by your side through it all. I wish my boys will grow up to be strong and honorable men of the North, like their father whom I miss deeply with all my heart and soul.
 
Please give my love to everyone. Lady Siofra for her gentleness and warm smiles she allows me to feel. Lady Lucinda and Lord Cathal, for the strength and sweetness they have and for the love Lucinda holds deeply for her brother. Lady Amara, for the fierceness in her heart. Lady Kelsey, for the trouble that I see reflected in her eyes at times. Lord Meejen, for his zeal. Lord Robert for being the best brother to my husband and best support. Lord Zack for his silence yet wise words when he needs to speak. Uncle Wulflric, Aunt Iddie and Aunt Vassila for the laughter and comfort they have showered over me. To Ella, Evie and the entire house staff especially my guard, for their long lasting great services. Do send Lady Caecilia Arryn and Lady Elaine Arryn my love as well, I do not have the strength to write such a letter but I feel the need to be ready…if ever.
 
I wish you all the love and happiness, Rhi…do not keep yourself closed up from people too much. I love you and I am thankful, I had you by my side through my days as a Stark, through all the laughter and all the tears. They are memories I will keep with me forever, memories that will keep me alive…even if I am not.
 
Your sister forever,
Anya
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-His- Story [The story below is not my own.]

-When winter comes, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives-

Late was the hour of the evening just before the bells would lock the doors of houses, late when the wolf worked on the parchments that were piling on his desk, more and more complains, more and more problems with regents that simply were not worth the tittle they carried, where was this honor this loyalty they so cheered about. nowhere. It was in times like such that wolf found his thoughts wondering to north, to only true home he could have, never would it be that wolf would call King`s Landing home, never, he is a Stark.

Sound of high sudden wind lifted the gray eyes off the parchments, like a whisper of his gods, urging him to look through the window, or perhaps it was his own delusional thought. He did not, his eyes looked back to the parchments till a guard knocked on the doors and walked himself within

“Lord Hand, there’s a boy outside the keep kneeling and promising that he carries word from Winterfell…”

Guard did not have time to finish his words, wolf was on his feet and walking down the endless spiral of the tower stairs. Was this structure built to force the one on reflecting upon decision, to think upon what he will say before saying it? Perhaps such would need built for kings and their queens, for their decisions are the ones destroying this realm, not the Hand`s. A sigh accompanied his thoughs, deep and long one as he finally walked down and reached to a comm looking boy who was lifted up with aid of Stark.

“what news you have my boy?” calm tone as ever, while the storm built within his eyes

“lady… she… umm… this” boy offered a destroyed parchment into his chest, forcing the Hand to drop the boy on his feet as he opened it up.
How long does it take someone to see his life fly before his eyes, to turn from worry, pain, to anger and determination? How long does it take to see a wolf fall within his mind with mere few words barely read upon the parchment.
That was the last straw for him, last wall of his defense, and the only weakness he could bend his knee again.
It was not the dragons or the feathers that would see him fall before them, it was not the lions or the asshai.

His body turned into run on side, towards the stables, tearing the pin of kings`s hand down towards the ground to find itself falling upon the parchment.
guard reached for letter, eyes reading through it till the words hit him

“Call the marshal, and stop the Hand” a yell spread through the gates of keep courtyard, could they really chase a raider trained by the lord Marshal himself, an agile runner who was chasing his life before him.

Race moved through the capital, but it was his will that was driving him, his family, and no one could compete to that.
It took horse to reach the kingswood before truth behind the note was seen, its poison that spread itself through ones hand and poured into words that were left written along with lies and deception.

Sound of arrows flew, one, and then another, till the horse and the rider fell to the ground. Body refused to remain down, pain chained his will but the heart forced himself upon the knees and to raise up, only to see himself fall back down. Pain was nothing compared to anger, it was numbed, it was unreal and left for times when he could aford it. Hand reached for the arrow that cut through his shoulder, gripping with a yell, not of pain, no, anger.
But it was not enough, the arrows spread their flight again and this time, this time there was pain.
Blood filled eyes opened to the gaze of ambush, opened to the treachery that devoured this wolf and took from family.

Words? there were none, the arrow sealed his lips the moment it pierced through the throat and left the wolf to bare withness of his own deception.

-at least they will live….-

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Known facts about Lokhe Stark :

He is 28 years of age
Loyal to his family
Charismatic and rather friendly with any who show same respect towards him

-BIO-

Lokhe Stark is the eldest son of deceased Raiphen Stark brother to the current Lord of Stark house. (I did not mention here if he has younger brothers or sisters so if anyone will be interested I’m more then open for expanding Lokhe`s family). Vast northern lands were the place he called his home for many years of his childhood. Raised among unforgiving weather, where nothing came to be given so lightly, Lokhe had been imprinted with the common sense for what values in life of Stark and what does not.

He has always shown interest and love for the archery and the bow that was gifted to him when he was but a body of young age. His true story came to notice that moment when news of father`s death reached him and their family, leaving him as his eldest son to fill the “shoes” he has left behind. Even since his youth, Lokhe showed great interest in tactical approach to combat, in archery and as well as the high sense of honor he carried thanks to good role models he was offered to follow on example. When life brought him a path to follow after fathers death, Lokhe offered himself as firm pillar and support for family in Winterfell.

This young Stark slowly grew in the shadow, shaped with life experience, mistakes and deeds that were placed before him. And now he has yet another to face, a visit to the King`s landing where his uncle currently resides.

Known facts to family members:

Trained in archery
Has sever nightmares since his fathers death
Spends most of his time horse riding into forest and hunting
Keeps a very close and healthy bond with all those to whom he lived with among the household.
Shows a very deep sens of honor and respect to their family and family name.
Followed at most time with white dog named White Shadow

Rumors:
none so far

Bio – continued

Arrival to King`s landing was not just a visit to family as the young wolf thought, for jsut upon his arrival Lokhe faced a line of troubles that included his family, their name and his home. It seemed the hunter and a young man soon needed to outgrow his limits and thoughts and embrace the duties that were left undone when his uncle disappeared just days before his arrival.

From Lord of Stark through ambassador and The Regent of North, young wolf rose quickly with grace, honor and respect. through use of his honorable act, respectful manners and skilled and diplomatic strategies, he soon gained favour of many Lord Regents and Paramounts of the Great houses and respected banner houses. Such proved to even favour the north when he sighed alliance sealed with his own marriage to Vale and house of Arryn. Now married to lady Anya Stark, Lord Regent Lokhe Stark deepens his duties as both Regent and father to be within house of Stark.

Bio update

Lokhe served North through his duty that soon rose from Regent to the Hand of king, thus raising his obligations from North matters to realm matters.Within his new duty he established communication with almost all the respected great houses who offered their unquestionable loyalty to crown except a few among them. Through his duty he acted on voice of king and put the matters of questioned loyalty to rest.
No words are known why the wolf resigned his duty and returned back to Regent of North and as such spends his times among men throughout the capital, being a support both physical and moral to many northern within capital.
Words of his wife`s safe arrival to Winterfell with their son Raiph and unborn son makes his duty in capital easier, knowing they are safe from the poisons of capital.

=======BIO========
Character Name: Lokhe Stark
Character Age: 28
Info: eldest son of deceased Raiphen Stark
=======Stats========
Strength: 3 (+1) = 4
Dexterity: 3 (+2) = 5
Constitution: 3 (+1) =4
Intelligence: 4 (+1)=5
Charisma: 5
=======Skills========
noble skills:
Politics
Intrigue
History

chosen:
archery
hunting
basic medicine
self defense
Seduction
=======merits/flaws========
Physical Merits:
*Acute senses,
*agile,
*pain tolerance

Physical Flaws:
*short breath lasting,
*vertigo (feeling dizzy, lightheaded or sick on stomach by too long looking backwards over shoulder)
*Carpal tunnel syndrome

Social/mental
merits:
*code of honor (he has a strong sense of personal honor that makes it difficult to break their word or act dishonorably),
*Tactical Instincts,
*Common Sense (he has a decent ability to know when something is either a Good Idea, a Bad Idea, or a Very Bad Idea.)

flaws:
*Nightmares
*Short Fuse
*Ignorant of Self

Short Story:

Lokhe Stark is the eldest son of deceased Raiphen Stark brother to the current Lord of Stark house. (I did not mention here if he has younger brothers or sisters so if anyone will be interested I’m more then open for expanding Lokhe`s family). Vast northern lands were the place he called his home for many years of his childhood. Raised among unforgiving weather, where nothing came to be given so lightly, Lokhe had been imprinted with the common sense for what values in life of Stark and what does not.

He has always shown interest and love for the archery and the bow that was gifted to him when he was but a body of young age. His true story came to notice that moment when news of father`s death reached him and their family, leaving him as his eldest son to fill the “shoes” he has left behind. Even since his youth, Lokhe showed great interest in tactical approach to combat, in archery and as well as the high sense of honor he carried thanks to good role models he was offered to follow on example. When life brought him a path to follow after fathers death, Lokhe offered himself as firm pillar and support for family in Winterfell.

This young Stark slowly grew in the shadow, shaped with life experience, mistakes and deeds that were placed before him. And now he has yet another to face, a visit to the King`s landing where his uncle currently resides.

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The End

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