Nicholas Rives

The Master at Arms for House Blackwood

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A baseborn bastard of Lord Shawney of the Riverlands Nicholas spent many year as a sellsword bouncing between houses before he came to serve Ser Trenton Blackwood. Ser Trenton saw Nicholas’s worth as a warrior and commander of men and took him on as his personal retainer. Over the years Nicholas has proven his worth and was eventually promoted to Master at Arms for House Blackwood. A brash and boisterous man Nicholas’s roaring laughter can often be heard throughout Rivertree Hall. Nicholas married Roselyn a serving girl and together they have 3 young daughters. Jannette, Rosalba, Nathalie are 8, 6 and 4 and are often seen running or playing in the yard or halls of the hall. Nicholas loves all his girls but is not the most faithful husband. While he may profess his loyalty to Roselyn he can often be found with Ser Drennon drinking the night away with several ladies in tow. Nicholas occupies most of his time with the overseeing and training of House Blackwoods forces. It is his job to train new recruits maintaining their equipment and generally keep them in fighting shape. A student of strategy and a proven commander Nicholas has been called upon to lead House Blackwoods forces in the past through it has always been against bandits or the odd Iron or Hill Men raiders. If the time comes for House Blackwood to go to war Nicholas is confidant that he could lead the houses troops to victory. It is also Nicholas’s duty to train the young members of House Blackwood in the ways of combat. Luther, Lucas, Alishia, Silas and even Bryon have benefited from his tutelage.

Nicholas Rives

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