Year 1842: His father dies and leaves the nation in his hands. However Primues' last request is that Renee' get along well with Janos III.
Year 1843: He meets Danea and takes her into his courts as a personal mage. The two become extremely, almost romantically, close. Afraid of that connection, Danea takes off without telling him.
Year 1854: Bianca is sent to talk to Renee’ about getting support troops to help reclaim Nazca and stop the invasion. However, while doing their dealings the two end up romantically involved.
Year 1855: Bianca gives birth to a son, Destan. She is in Wysteria at the time so that Renee’ can witness his son’s birth (Byron and Thomas also present). Naturally Thomas is thrilled to have a grandchild that will be a national ruler – however Bianca is more concerned about how she will be able to see her child if he’s always in Wysteria.
Year 1858: Ancient dragons around the world begin to rise up. The most devastating of which is Serpa in the lost territory of Nazca and Metael, in Wysteria. The latter devastates the land, rising ash and lava for miles and bringing the nation to its knees. Renee’ and Destan flee for their lives in the chaos. Renee’ and Destan come to Shade’s Run with no place to go. Bianca and Thomas meet them at the gates. Bianca offers Renee’ to live with them despite Thomas’ disdain for it
Within a few days Bianca is opening the Du Chance home to other refugees as well, eager to help, and Thomas is getting furious about it. Seeing this conflict, Renee’ suggests that perhaps it is time for him and his son to get a home of their own. Bianca is outraged and also moves out, into a place of her own, where she can finally be free to help people!
Renee’ assure his son things are fine; Renee’ has the political power and money to ensure his future. They will manage somehow.