Campaign of the Month: December 2020
Walder "Clank" Rivers
The Frey’s are a large and ever-growing house. Through his many wives and progeny, the Frey clan is more numerous than even the family can keep track of. Then you throw in the numerous bastards from Walder himself and his many children and you have more than could scarcely be believed. Holsteen Frey is the biggest and strongest of the Freys, taking after his mother Amarei Crakehall. Holsteen took up whoring in his teens as many lads of noble birth do and managed to sire a Bastard. While he initially denied it was his, the lad’s eventual size and appearance would leave little doubt of his father. The whore would not allow her son to be denied his heritage and partially out of spite named him for Lord Frey and so Waler Rivers came to be.
With his huge size and great strength, the Master of arms set Walder to training. He quickly bonded with his cousin Walder Rivers and trained with him extensively. It was at this time they gained their nicknames “Clink” and “Clank”. Clank would primarily go by this name going forward. When Clink was knighted, Clank became his squire. It caused some scoffs when the squire was considerably larger than the knight, but a cold glare silenced most. If that failed, the pair would challenge the laughers to a fight and make it clear that they should not laugh.
The two thirsted for glory and marched to war in Robert rebellion. They fought in the streets during the battle of the bells with their countless hours practicing together allowing them to fight as if they were one. During the fighting it is said Clink slew Ser Brannyn Dunn and Ser Wyllam Greengood. They marched with the main host to the trident where the massive Clank earned his spurs when he killed 3 knights, Sers Carrel Graen, Daman Warrin, and Eddard Thorne. Clank killed Ser Thorne with a massive boulder he threw from the river, smashing the other knight from his horse and causing such gore that men stopped fighting to vomit. Ruby ford was named for where Rheagar died, the vomit eddy was named for where Clank crushed Eddard.
The two fought on together through the war and went back home after. They found life dull and lacking in the twins with things settled down. They thirsted for combat, for glory. With the realm in peace, they set their eyes on tournament prizes. Despite strong showings, the two didn’t place well and were low on funds. Not to be deterred from their goal, they sought the fingers where a small house had recently won a major archery contest and melee with a tiny pool of knights. There they would hopefully find glory.