The Bastard King Universe
Fandoms: Dragon Age (Video Games), Dragon Age: Origins
24 Nov 2015
"'The Couslands are an old and powerful bloodline. One chosen by the people time and time again, all honorable and true," he sighed dramatically. "Such a bloodline could only give legitimacy to a Theirin base-born son who may have ascended to the throne in… questionable circumstances.'"
Alistair Theirin proved better at the political game than anyone could have suspected. But manipulating and murdering one's way to the throne does tend to paint a target on one's back. So when the Lady Cousland falls into his mercy trying to rescue her brother after a failed assassination attempt, he tastes an alliance that could give him a reprieve. All there remains is to convince her to agree.
- Part 1 of The Bastard King Universe
Fandoms: Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age (Video Games)
07 Dec 2015
"'Your Reverence, we are ready to be wed.' The Bastard King's voice filled the stone hall. And what a sham of a wedding it was, witnessed by only by the bride's brother and the groom's guardsmen. 'The short version, if you please. All the knot tying and hand fasting and the like will keep.'"
Fergus Cousland is forced to witness his sister's wedding to the man he failed to kill; the newly minted Corrine Theirin demands her husband consummate their marriage.
- Part 2 of The Bastard King Universe