Horace Allard, Master of Ships, was attacked by who he believed was his faithful sworn sword, Ser Wode. Ser Wode, after being made Allard’s heir, assaulted him with a poisoned dagger and struck him a blow that would have been mortal had guards not intervened and Allard been saved by the actions of Nymera Sands, a Dornishwoman who worked in the infirmary among other things. However, on the way there, Allard confessed his “sins” to the Lord Hand, Daeron Lockewood. Among them was his killing of a 1000 of his own soldiers in order to cover up the Plankytown raid. Allard was put under house arrest, and after a small council meeting, and the discovery of Wode’s involvement in the destablizing (attempted destabilizing) of the riverlands, Allard was induced to confess to the charges of high treason and was executed, but not before making Nymera Sands is heir, and requesting that the Lord Hand wield the blade that ended his life.