It was time for Ulysses Renoux to open his fortress to the others. He could not call it his grounds when compared to the opulence of the others. By comparison the Renoux palace seemed simple, militaristic. The industrial and imperial influence of his architecture was meant as a display of strength. Beauty mattered little if one did not have the power to protect it. The Ironhold appeared as cold as the Duke himself. It was a testament to the man he had become.
That did not deter him from opening his lands for a great hunt. Naturally there would be events for those who did not wish to participate, but Ulysses could not think of a better way to fill the tables of his banquet hall than to first invite the other houses to hunt the main course. Everything was a celebration, but the tournament and the hunt were things that could easily become tradition. They would need shared ceremony and practices for the peace to hold beyond their generation.
Their peace would always be marred by the accidental death of Lord @Tydarius Amnen, but it was in his name, and in honor of his memory, they pressed on. While the accident itself was tragic, it would have been a deeper travesty to see their agreement unravel because of it. With a renewed commitment to each other, the great houses moved forward for the sake of the covenant before them.
It was a bittersweet celebration, but a celebration nonetheless.
To that end a grand banquet would be held, but not without the main course. A hunting party was assembled by the Duke himself. The other houses offered their best hunters and the curious to join with the Renoux party. For those not entertained by the hunt, the backlawn of Ironhold was set up for lawn games and friendly competition.
For the sake of peace they all hoped it was an uneventful gathering.
A friendly hunt, an elusive animal. The main course for the celebration needed to be fresh, and what better way to create tradition and kinsmanship than to hunt the beast together. It was the Renoux way after all. Whether you are part of the house or not, you have been invited to join in the grand adventure. The Duke has even offered a reward to the one who makes the kill.
Hunting and bloodsport is not for everyone. For those not looking to seek a thrill from the death of an animal, lawn games and a friendly picnic have been set up on the Ironhold grounds. Will you best your opponent, or enjoy the latest gossip from around the palace grounds? All of that is up to you!