To be frank, nobody would have guessed that Rige of Applestone
would become the sixteenth Suitov warlord
. Anyone sensible, particularly Rige himself, expected that of his sister, Betel of Applestone
However, Betel died with her mother in an accident at the age of six, shortly after her father's death in more suspect circumstances, leaving her bewildered older brother the sole heir by blood to the title.