To call him Lord Leighton of House Dayne would be ignorant of present circumstances. Thrust out of his home and his noble seat by right by his ambitious daughter, he had thought about what purpose there was to continuing his life. The sting of betrayal at the hands of his family was nearly too much to bear, and his exile from his home further imperiled his own sanity. By the mercy of the Seven, he had been able to maintain his dignity as a trusted senior advisor to the nephew of his dear friend, the late Gaius Lannister. Though an important role which carried significant weight in Casterly Rock, a man of Leighton's character serving in such a capacity would be an unfitting fate. As such, a new role was created; as the King's Right Counsellor, he serves as King Atem's ex officio Hand of the King. Leighton took that serving as the King's Hand without the badge of office as a slight on his honor, but recognized that he was fortunate to hold such a position of power and influence having come from such a vulnerable position. As the King's Right Counsellor, Leighton was to carry out whichever tasks necessary to promote the King's mission of reuniting the Seven Kingdoms. Such an order led him to the gates of Maidenpool, the first municipality to find itself the subject of Casterly Rock's interest. The city served as an important economic hub, as well as a strategic position near the old capital. And now, the city had a company of Lannister soldiers at its doorstep. While the rest of Westeros sat content with their situations drinking merrily to them, House Lannister had a mission. Approaching the town walls on horseback, flanked by a standard bearer hoisting the colors of House Lannister. A growing tension coursed through the humid air, fluttering the Lannister sigil in the wind. The sound of the barred gates opened, piercing the uncertain silence of the situation at hand. Emerging was the castellan of Maidenpool, governing in the stead of Lord Mooten, absent at the birthday celebration of the Lord Hightower in Oldtown. This celebration in part is why no company and little resistance was expected in the planned annexation. "Lord Dayne.", the castellan greeted curtly. "Can I still even call you a lord? Last I heard you were kicked out of Starfall, by yer daughter no less" He took offense to the castellan's remarks, but he didn't show it. He knew the reality of his family situation. "In the name of his grace King Atem of the House Lannister, I hereby compel you to enjoin Maidenpool with the Kingdom of the Rock."