Bonds of Blood and Honor
House Locke and the Boltons have had a long history of enmity. It began many centuries past when Ariel Locke, the daughter of reigning Lord Donnel Locke, conspired with the Boltons and her father was ambushed and killed. Ariel Locke further scandalized the house by having a bastard by Randall Bolton.
Skirmishes, both minor and major, have been fought since then. The Boltons have generally had the better of the fighting and eventually took control of a large piece of Locke lands.
It wasn’t until Ondrew Locke, the current lord, that House Locke was able to retake a good portion of these lands.
The bad blood has continued to simmer and appears ready to boil over into a full-fledged war between the two houses.