Bonds of Blood and Honor
Lady Celia Locke is Ondrew’s second wife, part of an arranged marriage from House Tollet, an impoverished house of the Vale of Arryn. Though the houses of the Vale and the North are more-or-less allied through the ties of Stark, Tully, and Arryn, Tollet is a poor house, with meagre holdings, and they are united in the desire to climb socially through marriage and alliance. Lady Celia has known hardship as a young girl, and she would do all she may to remain in a position of relative wealth and influence. Her first marriage was to a young, rising knight, Ser Martyn. He died, earning much honour but leaving her a widow with a newborn. Her father was able to arrange an auspicious match with the widower, Lord Ondrew Locke, and insisted that Locke take Celia’s newborn into the family proper. Lord Ondrew married Celia just over a year after Emelyn died.
Almost two decades her Lord’s junior, she is still beautiful, though her features have taken on a colder, harsher element Her long blonde hair has been woven into several thick braids, which she wears according to the fashions she hears are popular in the south. She is fiercely protective of the children she has mothered, and favours them completely over the offspring of Ondrew’s first wife.