"Ever Bright, Ever Noble"
Formerly Heldenbrecht and Kelailles
|Out of Character Stats|
The former royal house of Heldenbrecht, the Blanchards were once the most powerful family in Arbrecht. When the plain tribes split, the Blanchards were the original ruling family, and at one point claimed ownership of three major cities; Landerfell, now Westerland, Heldenbrecht, now a torn-down ruin, and Kelailles, an independent city state. Known as a charming, but devious, House, the Blanchards were reputed for both their sophistication and their arrogance. Centuries ago, they sent the largest contingent to help fight the invaders, and in turn lost Landerfell to the Fitzwulf family for this deed. Ever since, the Blanchards have hated the Fitzwulf Family, fiercely.
Their House Motto is 'Ever Bright, Ever Noble'. Perhaps one of the most educated and cunning ruling family, they relied on spies and assassins for many diplomatic interactions, and could call up the largest army in Arbrecht – relying mostly on the Feudal system of Knights and Levies. They were steadfast allies with the Harcourts of Frysbruck and interrmaried with them frequently. However, William Fitzwulf smashed this army by successfully bribing their Chief Spymaster, so that his Fyrd Milice could fall upon the unready Heldenbrecht Army outside their Capital. After four pitched battles, in which the Fyrd Milice hounded and battered the flailing Blanchard Army, the Royal Family was captured by Elrik Kingbreaker. The King of Heldenbrecht signed over all his land and possessions to the Fitzwulf Family; in return, his kin were treated fairly and well, and his eldest daughter was betrothed to Jon Fitzwulf. No male sires of Heldenbrecht live.
Year 234-238: The Fitzwulfs overthrow the Blanchards. Alaine Blanchard is betrothed to Jon Fitzwulf.
Year 236: Queen Rohine Blanchard dies from the plague.
Year 238: Cesaire Blanchard dies. Corbin Blanchard goes missing and is presumed dead.
Year 240: Alaine Blanchard weds Jon Fitzwulf.
Year 241: Corbin Blanchard returns to claim lordship.
Year 241, April
- Alaine Fitzwulf miscarries a daughter in Westerland.
- Corbin Blanchard returns from being in hiding as a former prisoner of war.
Andrien Blanchard–- Unnamed Wife- Cesaire Blanchard–- Rohine Alysworth-Corbin Blanchard -Alaine Blanchard Fitzwulf -Madelaine Blanchard - Adelard Blanchard– Elisabeth Fitzwulf -Aurelie Blanchard -Sepphora Blanchard Vulferam -Doriane Blanchard Harcourt - Edouard Blanchard-- Unnamed Wife- Edgard Blanchard- Alexandrine Blanchard Fleurant
|Elisabeth ALYSWORTH||Aurelie Blanchard||Sepphora VULFERAM|
( Again, if there are any knights in service to the house, list here)
The Province of Arbrecht