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17 Jan 2020
He’d rather be known as the one who rescued the Queen in the North from the lions’ maw and restored Winterfell to the Starks, but if the singers insist on calling him Ser Domeric the Kinslayer, Domeric of the Red Smile, and only tell of how he ran his sword through Ramsay Snow and hung his flayed corpse from the heart tree, so be it. The old gods’ curses be damned, he would fit in just fine with Rogar the Huntsman and Royce Redarm.
A Domeric Bolton Lives AU. Part war story, part chivalric romance, part tragic irony. A look at the weight of curses and at Roose Bolton as a husband and a father. Sort of inspired by Dante Alighieri’s La Vita Nuova.
OR: Frustrated with the War of the Five Kings, Domeric Bolton deserts the Northern army and rescues Sansa Stark from King’s Landing.
This mostly follows book canon until midway through ASOS, but I have used the ages from the show. Fun fact, if you play the Game of Thrones CK2 mod and start at Robert’s Rebellion, take a look at Roose’s court and you’ll find Domeric, a poet from the tender age of four.