Retired Council Member
Branch Matriarch: Fleur de Courtnay III
Branch Patriarch: ~
Current Heir: Elnaril de Courtnay
Regent: Mylaela de Courtnay
+Manor in Queensport
Branch du Cheval is composed of the direct lineage of Sebastien de Courtnay, it has long had ties to Kane and Queensport. Often seen serving in positions of peacekeeping and external politics. The family is content in remaining in the back seat of the family, helping to guide the primary branch and helping the family to grow and prosper.
Branch du Cheval differs from the other branches of de Courtnay. Sebastien's hair a jet black which is common among the de Courtnay family. Though with the union of Mylaela Eldrin, he has introduced a few new traits to the de Courtnay family. Primarily his wife's silver white hair and her clearly eleven heritage, which have both been passed down to their son, Elnaril. In addition to this the blue eye color has remained common though there are a few lighter varieties found in Sebastien's offspring.
People of Note
Sebastien de Courtnay: The brother of both Francis and Arabella de Courtnay. He took up the role of lord of house de Courtnay after his brothers death. Leading the family from the old lands across the great sea to Eastmere. He helped create the foundations for the great house that is currently de Courtnay. Building relations with Queen Alison Kane. Eventually turning the role over to the true heir Maceo once he came of age. He later became the hand of the Queen, a titel bestowed upon him by Alison. He served the family and Queensport up until the day he ndied defending the palace from cultists bent on destroyign it.
Mylaela de Courtnay: Orginally Eldrin, she entered the de Courtnay house much before she became someone of importance, originally a handmaiden for Njorun. Though it wasn't till she was taken hostage at by the Queen's Port militia that she caught the eyes of Sebastien de Courtnay. Soon after narrowly escaping death thanks to her, Sebastien fell for the woman. They were eventually wed once they arrived in the new world, giving birth to their two children, Elnaril and Fleur.
Fleur de Courtnay: Fleur entered the limelight of the family only after her father died and she was pushed to take up where he left off. She has shown her fire and her stark contrast to Sebastien's style of ruling. Unafraid to speak her mind, though this trait may get her in trouble, she does what is best for the family.
A shield, multi-coloured and squared with a deep blue and a fiery red, Three Fleurs on the blue, a golden colour taken from the old banner, the three of each representing the three remaining members of the family and the three children lines of the family. The golden lions on the sides, taken from the old sigil of Ser Lancel de’Dore, signifying its foundations in the old family name. And lastly the horses on the red, a new addition to the family sigil, signify a new era under Sebastien, and his bloodline.
Heirlooms & Items of Note
Over the years, the family has come across various heirlooms that have been passed down from the ranks.
Lightbringer - The sword of Emeric de Courtnay, forged by Prince Lucius when he was a mere squire. (Sebastien de Courtnay)
Fleur de Lis Rings- A pair of two golden wedding bands set with the symbol of the Fleur de Lis along their sides. (Mylaela de Courtnay & Sebastien de Courtnay)
Relations to Others
Kane - Respected and Distant - Sebastien forged a mighty alliance between the two families but after his death, they have slowly drifted apart. Fleur wants to rely on them, though she fears that Kane doesn't care as much for de Courtnay's safety as much as it once did.
Hotspur/Iding - Allies/Neutral - Sebastien was close to Benjamin and Fleur knows that the family would never back away from them but hse has yet to become close with anyone from the house yet.
Eberhall - Unsure/Liked - Fleur hasn't had many interactions with Berndt and his house, though the familes seem to be close thanks to Maceo.
Varyn - Wary - Fleur cannot stand the house, but she has vowed to stay as far from them as possible, seeing them as warmongers. She just hopes they keep their end of the deal.
Walanescu - Neutral - Fleur holds no grievances against them for now.
Fluer de Courtnay III ( BrianAT16 )
Mylaela de Courtnay I ( Jstar )
Elnaril de Courtnay I ( ??? )
[Official Family Tree]
Credit: Paint wrote about 90% of this thread so props to him for keeping track of all this information.
Cukie1 for help on a few details.
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