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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

In the late morning, bells began to ring through the city: _it is done_, _it is done_, _it is done_.The crowds in the streets and squares took up the call in shouts and cries: _it is done_, _it is done_, _it is done_.In the halls of the Red Keep, it was said in whispers: _it is done_, _it is done_, _it is done_.Daena Targaryen, daughter of Aegon the Third of His Name, sister to Baelor the First of His Name, and…. that is all. She is no longer his wife. She is no longer his queen. She is Princess Daena, as she once was and as—it seems—she will always be. The High Septon granted the petition for anullment on grounds of non-consummation. It was early in the morning that the king and the queen left with an escort of five of the Kingsguard, Prince Viserys the Hand, and two dozen men of the royal household. They came to Visenya’s Sept while the city was still waking, and met for a time with His Holiness. And then it was done. The princess left shortly after, her escort led by Ser Jaesin Lannister of the Kingsguard. Prince Viserys, too, soon departed. Baelor remained, to take spiritual counsel, to pray, seeking solace in the Seven.But in the city, all that was truly known was that there was no longer a queen, and there would likely never be a queen so long as Baelor sat the throne. And in the Red Keep? There are rumors that the Most Devout urged the High Septon to attach conditions to the anullment, acts of piety and acts of contrition and other acts beside, all to which—one assumes—King Baelor agrees. Some who know well the septons at Visenya’s Sept and the royal sept claim that one condition was the execution of Ser Quenton Rosby, whom the king had been speaking of as a sinner needing all the forgiveness of the realm… and so there are now some who watch the squat tower at the end of Traitor’s Walk, to see if there is some activity, to see if the King’s Justice will carry out his office in the name of the king and the laws of the realm.

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