Lord Russ Blurson,also called "The Stormbound" or "Protector of the North" is the Lord of Blurson and a hero of the Blackwater Rebellion thought punish by the Starks for his actions the Northerners still have a huge respect for him.His brother Albar Blurson serves as Master of Coin on the King's Landing.Russ was given the position of Master of Ships of the North after the Ironborn Invasion.
Appearance and Personality Edit
Russ is quite a little man,his brother Albar towers over him.Russ' face is often described as White as the Haze itself,his eyes are black.As a martial man his personality is cold and distant with strangers but warm towards family and friends.Russ thoughts about legitimacy and birth are absolute looking over lowborn nobles and bastards believing them as unworthy and treacherous people.His light brown hair comes after his father Pryce.
A man of fierce loyalties,he is willing to accomplish any task for the Stony Shore and his ambition.He is a proud man who is said to live in the past.
Since his encounters on childhood with Nando Blurson,his eldest brother,Russ despises bullies and abusing the weak,believing that a ruler should be respected not feared not loved.
The progress on the battle defines a man,his strength,the force used to overcome his enemies is his will of life,if a man doesn't try to achieve his means by giving his all then he is not trying.
Always wary and alert Russ is famous to sleep with at least one dagger on his night-wear since the several assassination attempts he suffered on his boyhood,while campaigning he is said to follow the exact routine of his soldiers sleeping on the ground and eating the same rations as them without any kind of privilege or luxury;actions that have made him an approachable for the small folk being often praised by the Elders for it.
The Haze Commander's ideology can be identified as nationalism,Russ believes in the strength of minorities and yearns to claim back the self-government his people enjoyed in the past,as a proclaimed descendant of the Mazemakers does his best for their ancient culture not to be eaten up by the promoved "One North","One people" by the 'Lordly Starks'.
A quality he shares with many northern lords is the distaste towards the Wildling Clans, especially the Men of the Frozen Shore,House Blurson's oldest traiding partners now openly in a feud with the Stony Shore since the betrayal of Sjur's Cold feet.
As Lord Blurson,Russ has a duty to preserve the Maze Spirits the official religion of the Stony Shore,which is majority between the small folk down to the Saltspear but House Blurson is the only noble family allowed practicing it since the Pact of Mist and Ice.
Lord Russ Blurson was born the second son of Lord Pryce Blurson and Lady Emma Flint.From an early age Russ has shown interest on martial disciplines his weak point is wilding a bow which he never mastered.
His father's dream cost the life of his elder brother Nando,recovering Blurson presence and trading deals on the Frozen Shore was not as easy as he thought.Later his father would tell him about the events that happened when they arrived on the peninsula,the men of the frozen Shore showed hospitality to them and let them stayed on the chief's house, offering them guestright.But it was all a trick and when Pryce woke up he found all his men slaughtered and Nando's head was being held by the chief of the tribe,Sjur Cold Feet.
His father was able to escape and sail back to the Stony Shore but the scar of the things lived on the expedition will be inherited by Russ.Pryce also got the Winter Fever on Wildling lands dying not far from the events.
Russ was proclaimed Lord of Mistdoor and Lord of the Blur Mountains at ￼the age of 16,the succession was a hard one;Russ was a secondborn himself he was trained for being a soldier not rulership and the bannermen sense that as well.The circle was simple and predictable,with every Rebellion came an end Houses Lightfoot,Overton and Holt swore to obey the rulership of the young lord.
Despite winning Russ would apologize to every one of the bannermen for the loses on the Frozen Shore giving to each one of them money to ease their pain,House Blurson also recovered the bodies as a sign of respect and conciliation.
At the age of 20,Lord Russ married Lady Bethany Blackwood as he met her when the House Blackwood came to the North to the Tourney of Winterfell.Russ never popular to the opposite sex was approach by the young Lady Bethany who asked him for a dance.Russ will nearly fall at a start but thanks to her he remained up thanks to the kind lady.This would symbol their whole relationship ending with their future marriage.
Under the rule of Russ a long peace reign on the Shore but Lord Blurson also participated in the intrigues of the court at Winterfell,seeing as an ambitious man every opportunity to undermine Stark Rule worthy.By this time his little brother Albar was accused of stealing money abusing of his position as treasurer of the Stony Shore,Russ was willing to pardon him but after the accusations of the Bannermen that he was behind the rebellions(he instigate them)Albar's fate was exile,Russ always a softer to his little brother gave him a ship and allow him to choose his new home.
In truth Albar would remain an informant to the House,giving his brother Russ information about the Dornish situation and King's Daeron actions.When the king decided to raise the taxes to buit his "Great Sept",Russ and the Maze Storytellers would spit at this decision earning King Daeron the name "Green Dragon" on the Stony Shore.
As all people knew a conflict was about to start,the rise of the pretender Aegon Targaryen "The Black Prince" meant nothing to Mistdoor but the caos that the North would suffer could prove an advantage to the ambitious Lord Blurson.Albar was named Master of Coin at the capital,making House Blurson's loyalty uncertain in both the North and the South.
But being in the North didn't mean more safety and the Blurson forces along with the newly built Haze fleet to took part on The Defeat of Blazewater,giving the Ironborn their first defeat on the North.
Russ would earn his nickname "The Stormbound" on the defence of Sea Dragon Point along with Lord Tallhart,using the fear of the Ironborn to seal's oil spreading it among their soldiers' skin when a storm broke out the islanders feared that the Blursons made a deal with the Storm God and fled in disguise to Bear Island.
After the conflict House Blurson took over Sea Dragon Point claiming legitimacy on their de jure conquest on the age they ruled as Blur Kings and this detail was not a surprise for those who knew Russ,as his only hobby besides weapons and war had always been reading history books and Mistdoor's library was not short on them.From a long time Lord Russ has boasted about his family past and now he was willing to recover his linage glory.
A token garrison of 600 men was sent to Bear Island as a distraction to the other lords of the North as if they were defending,while House Blurson continued his conquest over the North.The Blursons along the Tallharts invaded the Southern Wolfswood claiming the holdings of Houses Bole,Branch and Woods as their own at the same time they liberated the enslaved population,forced to extreme laboral works since the early invasion.
By the moment the invasion of Ironrath was planned,Lord Tallhart asked for Russ help defending Tohrren's Square and with the help of the most advanced Northern force lead by Lord Dustin they hold the Territory.When the Starks came North they were busied pulling the Greyjoy out that they dismissed the Blurson Conquest as a meaningless movement but when Houses Bolton,Dustin,Karstark and Flint of Flint's Finger joined their cause the Wolf became worried.
The aftermath after the claiming of the Rills was the Battle of the Woods one of the bloodiest events during the Blackwater Rebellion, thought the Blursons lostr,the hearts of the people were divided.Becoming evident when the Smallfolk and Lords of Sea Dragon Point and Stony Shore raised to defend the shattered Lord Blurson.The death of his first son and heir Robb during the rebellion had turned Russ into a broken man but despise of the Starks attempts of capturing Lord Blurson,they would only get one thing blood.
Fearing more conflict between bannermen House Stark pardoned Lord Russ but stripped him of all the lands he earned by conquest and forced him to led the Wardenship of his second son to Lord Brandon,the lord paramount of the North.Still truth is said that Lord Blurson's schemes have never ended and the Haze loyalists are preparing for a new Rebellion.