And on a side note, I wanted to make something clear real quick. “Nox” actually means ‘night’ in Latin.
It’s not just part of my name.
Name: Raina Nox-Baratheon
Sigil: Moon and Four Stars
Quote: Dreams Fall Under the Moon
Weapon of choice: Double Sword and a dagger (Given to her by Ser Bronn of the Blackwater)
Hair: Long, brunette (two small braids in a ponytail)
Occupation: Chamber Maiden for Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella Baratheon (Former),
Lady of House Nox (Currently)
(WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Bio: Raina Nox, first of her name, Keeper of Dreams, Warrior of the night... Or at least it seemed that way. When she was 6 years old, Raina had been traveling to King’s Landing by herself; her family was murdered by assassin’s, as her family was presumed to be traitors when they swore allegiance to the Targaryens. With no armor, no weapons, water or nourishment’s of any kind, the child had hoped to find some shelter from the cold or sweltering heat. On some days, she had taught herself how to make shelter, but to no avail. About 3 weeks had passed until the child made it to King’s Landing, and had stopped in the market place to find some food. With little money she had, she had no other choice but to steal; which she was soon caught. Not by a golden-cloak, but by a man who went by the name of Bronn. To her surprise, he let her keep the food she took and paid the merchant whom she stole from. Raina asked him if he knew where she could find Robert Baratheon, and he said he did, telling her that he lived at the castle. Wondering why she’d ask was that the last thing her mother told her before the assassination, was to find Robert Baratheon and that Elena (Raina’s mother) had sent her. He almost turned her down until he realized that she was just a child. So she’s harmless.
Later, Bronn returned to the castle with Raina following behind him and they were greeted by Tyrion Lannister. Confused by what Bronn was thinking by bringing a ragged child into the House Baratheon, Bronn explained why he had brought her there. “She says shes the daughter of Lady Elena Nox.” He said to the half-man.
Looking back to the child, he knew this was true because her sigil was pinned on her coat. Bringing her to the throne room, Tyrion told the child to give a moment while they waited for one of the servants to fetch Robert.
Soon after, King Robert walked in and saw the child with Tyrion. He most likely stayed to speak on little Raina’s behalf. Raina had told the king what had happened, with Tyrion’s help explaining, of course, and how she had come all this way to tell him that her mother sent her. She would’ve had to swear fealty to the king, but at this point, it would’ve been any other way. He also decided to take her in as his own child. After his wife had died, he had no children with her, so maybe this could turn things around. But him being married to Cersei Lannister, that would be a little difficult. Raina had thought she was beautiful when she first met Cersei. Cersei had often tried to convince Robert to execute Raina, but Robert told her otherwise. Even though Raina now lived with the Baratheon’s, Bronn would often come by to visit her every now and then. She had started to look up to Bronn like the brother she never had. Throughout the years that she had lived at House Baratheon, she had grown use to the weather, even though she disliked it more than anything. She had also learned to take up fighting lessons by one of the best swordsmen in King’s Landing. Cersei did not care of this but Robert shrugged it off. Learning to fight is essential. Raina had also looked up to Robert as a father figure and would love to watch the tournaments he hosted, whenever they were held. When she came of age, she was to be engaged to one of the Stark boys at Winterfell; a Robb Stark. She had heard of the Starks and Winterfell before by Robert, since he was close friends with Eddard Stark. Although she didnt like the idea of marriage, it would’ve strengthened the bonds, she supposed. About some time later, Robert held a tournament to celebrate for Eddard’s appointment as King's Hand. Those who fought in the tournament was Hugh of the Vale and Gregor Clegane or as some called him “The Mountain”, Sandor Clegane’s (The Hound) older brother. Raina was seated near Robert while the Starks sat closer to the front. Little did Raina realized that the Hound was right next to them. She was curious as to why he and his brother hold a indisputable against each other, but she didnt bother to ask, as it might make matters worse between the brothers.
Not like it would matter to him, anyway... But it did peak her interest.
As time went on, Raina had tried to learn more about the ways of the kingdom and the matters of such. After hearing that Robert had died, Raina was left under the mercy of Eddard Stark, since he had named him Protector of the Realm. Raina was no longer a Baratheon. Nor was she ever one. But she was glad that someone Robert trusted was watching over the kingdom. Although Raina still lived at house Baratheon, she was still under the care of Cersei, which the girl knew she didnt care for her at all, and never have.
Raina had continued with her fighting lessons, soon joined by little Arya Stark, and even taking up some casual conversations with Tyrion; he told her everything about everyone in that castle, even the Hound and the Mountain. (Excluding Cersei and Jaime’s dirty secret)
When Eddard was later betrayed by Petyr Baelish and executed by Cersei, Raina had nowhere to run. She was loyal to house Baratheon for years, since she was a child, but Cersei didnt want her around any longer. Though Tyrion convinced Cersei to let her stay, Raina was to swear fealty to King Joffrey, the ‘one true king’. Although she never dreamed of doing so, Raina had no choice. She would’ve rather died than swear to those who kill her close friends. And considering she was the last of her house, she stayed alive and vowed to herself that she’d have her revenge on Joffrey and Cersei.
While Sansa had stayed with Cersei, Raina had missed training with Arya as she practiced alone, and her old instructor was killed. So her new instructor was none other than Bronn. Which she was relieved of because she had no other person to talk to without a spy lurking about in every crevice of the castle.
Many years later, with war happening between Stannis Baratheon and the Lannisters, Myrcella was sent away by Tyrion to safety with the Martell’s, the battle was won by the Lannister’s, and to Raina’s dismay, Sandor had left King’s Landing.
Tyrion had married Sansa by order of his father, Tywin Lannister, the Hand of the King, while King Joffrey had married Lady Margaery of Highgarden, Joffrey dying on that day. Sansa being nowhere to be found in King’s Landing, Tyrion was set up for trial.
When Raina heard that Tywin Lannister had been killed by Tyrion who had made his escape after being on trial, Raina had decided that she will escape too. As soon as she packed her things even her double swords that were welded for her by order of Robert, which were made of Valerian steel, she looked back on what use to be home, and left King’s Landing, leaving Bronn a note. She hopes to see him again, possibly in another life. She had also promised to send a raven every now and then, but for now, she was going to find the Starks and hope to join them in battle. And maybe, just maybe, she will find Sandor on her travels, alive.
Art (c) NoxidamXV
Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire (c) George R.R. Martin