"Over hill, over dale..."
Pierre d'Astre, Arion d'Astre's maternal grandfather
Worked as a clerk in the court and fled from Galt just before the the beginning of the revolutions with his courtier beau Lady Marie de Bouverais-Champ. Their love was forbidden and they were fortuitously planning their elopment just as the political tide broke into chaos. Their daughter, Marie d’Astre, was born 7 months later in the farming village of Solers, just beneath the walls of Fort Liberthane, and his wife died a short while later. Pierre, once established there, worked as a school teacher in the very small school of Solers. Gradually his daughter began to help him teach. He retired a few years ago, and still lives in the village.