The Four Outcasts
A noble knight, bound by duty and inspired by love. His life was perfect until the jealous Lord brother of his love, robbed him of his happiness, driving him into exile. Tomas will do all he can to win back his honour and his love.
My character was born as the result of the Lord of House Thall having his way with a peasant woman unbeknown he had got her pregnant. 9 months later and I am born, however the Lord has been wounded and has died. The new Lord due to knowledge from his mother has been told of the many bastards his father had. The new Lord becomes paranoid thinking eventually the bastards will rise up and overthrow him. Therefore, he decides to have them all killed. Hearing the news of what the Lord is doing, my mother decides to run away with me in order to protect me. Due to having no food or water and the chasing pack of Lord Thall’s men, my mother comes across a city belonging to House Alcarin. She decides for my safety to leave me at the gates of the city and runs of to draw away the Lord Thall’s men.
The guards are alerted to my crying and come to the gate where they discover me lying there. They don’t know whether to alert Lord Alcarin but before they get a chance a noble knight happens to be passing by and seeing the commotion decides to intervene. Seeing a baby abandoned reminds him of him and his wife’s trouble as they are unable to conceive themselves so instead of alerting the Lord, he decides to raise me as his own child.
Several years have passed and my adopted Dad has taken me into the Lord’s house as he attends to business with the Lord. This is where I meet the Lord’s daughter and son. It doesn’t take long for myself and the daughter to grow close, even with her brother not approving of it.
More years have passed and my adopted father has been training to me to be knight just like him which I have appeared to have excelled at. Soon enough I have joined the Lord’s rank of knights and start serving him on several quests he set out for me. At this point, my relationship with the Lord’s daughter has progressed to a romantic level where we are both in love with each other. Her brother’s hatred has grown for me as he has a jealousy of our relationship perhaps to an inappropriate level.
It hasn’t taken long for me to progress through the ranks of the knights where I have become the Lord’s top knight due to my father’s retirement from his post. I have taken his place and the Lord commends me for my ability not just to fight but my knowledge to assess a situation and to act in everyone’s best interest which is values that the House Alcarin value greatest. However, the Lord’s admiration of me has sent his son to form a burning hatred from me as not only have I took his sister who he now loves but I have also took the respect of his father that belonged to him. This is perhaps because the Lord knows of his son’s erratic behaviour and the inappropriate love of his sister.
A few months down the line the current Lord had become ill and eventually died due to the illness. This means that his son has become the new Lord and instead of continuing the work of his father, he is overcome with jealousy after seeing me comfort his sister after their father’s death. He decides he will destroy my life and does this by firstly killing my adopted father by setting him up to look like he committed treason. After finding out this news I travel to the palace where he is already waiting with the remaining knights and his sister. He tells me about how my father was a traitor and he has brought shame to his name and mine and doesn’t think it will be wise to have myself to be the leader of the knights. He continues to say that I will never good enough for his sister like he would and banishes me from seeing her as well as announcing he intends to marry his sister. This is so he can keep the bloodline pure but mostly so he can rub it in my face. This sets me into an unstoppable rage and I charge at the new Lord before being stopped by the other knights. This is as seen as an attempted murder on the Lord so I am beaten then thrown into the dungeon with eventually going to be hanged.
It has been several days without food or water and the scheduled hanging is supposed to be tomorrow. However, as I lay dehydrated and starving, I hear a voice come from the dungeon door. It is my love’s servant and she has sent him to unlock the dungeon door to give me a chance of escape. He opens the door and I start to make my attempted escape. Soon enough the Lord and guards are alerted and he sends every man possible to kill me. I have made it to walls of the palace, however, the gate has been shut and the only possible escape is jumping into the lake that is beside the palace. I am spotted as I prepare to jump and the Lord orders all his archers to fire on me. I make a final dash to the edge but as I am jumping I am fatally wounded by one of the archers as I fall to the lake below. The Lord inspects the lake and has presumed me dead.
However, I have washed up down the lake a safe distance away from the palace but still fatally wounded and near death. A man and wife who are travelling merchants are passing by and find me wounded by the lake. They decide to help me and treat my wounds ultimately saving my life. As my wounds fully heal, I owe them my gratitude and swear to square my debt with them by helping them on their travels e.g. lifting etc. After months of t travel we have got further and further away from House Alcarin but my love never leave my mind and promise myself one day we will be reunited together again and I will avenge my father by killing the now Lord Alcarin.