Great(er) Pendragon Campaign

Years 471-472
The year of calm

In this, the years 471-472 A.D..

Greg marries Claire, his former mistress, in a lavish feast. On a hunt Greg and Sir Rhain the Slayer are lost in the forest.

During the summer, Rhain falls in love with his wife after many years of marriage and in the winter they welcome a new son. Claire gives birth to twins in the winter, one of which dies in the winter together with Rhains second son.

In 472..
Rhain is challanged by a mad knight to a duel to the death, for no apparent reason. After a fierce battle, a very wounded Rhain wins.

In the winter a daughter is born to Rhain.

Attendence: Kim, Jonas

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Years 469-470
The year of Heroic War

In these, the years 469-470 A.D..

Uther and Sir Brastias lead Evan, Greg and Rhain on a raid against the picts. On the journey home, Greg gets a mistress who gives him a bastard girl.

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Neena dies in childbirth, together with Gregs wife.

Attendence: Kim, Jonas, Carin

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Year 468
The year of the Pendragon

In this, the year 468 A.D..

Rhain and Kendric join Aurelius Ambrosius and his army to pursue Vortigern and
besiege him in his new castle on Mount Snowdon.

A battle ensues, at which Vortigern is killed and his army scattered. Kendric claims £75(!!!) in loot and shares half with Rhain, who was wounded in the battle.

Aurelius Ambrosius summons the High Council, and they
elect him High King. He takes the title of Pendragon (“high
dragon” or “head dragon”), derived from his great battle banner.

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Attendance: Leif, Kim

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Years 466-467
The years of The Head Dragon

In this, the years 466 and 467 A.D..

Aurelius Ambrosius lands in Logres carrying the great dragon banner, rallies the broken people of the land. The Nadders of the Wylye rally behind him.

The Battle of Carlion
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In a battle at Carlion, Aurelius breaks the Saxon army, but at great cost, Doff is killed by great berserkers in battle. Aurelius promises to raise a tomb at Stapleford for his honor. The saxons abandon High King Vortigern and return to Kent. Vortigern flee to Snowden. Doffs brother Greg is knighted after the battle.

Greg makes a friend in a barber and Rhains squire is eaten by bears in the autumn.

In 467..

Gregs field is burned down and Greg makes a fool of himself at a party.

Kenryc is given winestalks from Earl Roderick and makes a Burgher friend.

Attendence: Kim, Jonas

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Years 464-465
The years of sorrow

In this, the year 464-465 A.D..

The new leaders of the Nadders, Doff, Evan, Kendric and Rhain are knighted.

Earl Roderik imbues a Squeeze on all knights.

All knights are unmarried this year.

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The next year, all knights are wed. Kendric is given Wylye in return for converting to Roman Christianity.

During this winter sons are born to all the knights, and Evan produces his first bastard, a daughter.

During the midwinter feast in Wylye. Merlin arrives and tell the knights that next year, all will change, as “The head dragon” is coming.

Attendence: Leif, Kim, Carin, Jonas

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Year 463
The year of Night of Long Knives

In this, the year 463 A.D..

Night of Long Knives

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King Vortigern and Hengest call a council of all combatants to meet at Stonehenge for a feast of peace. The feast of peace is a ruse, and the saxons show their true face when they poison all the attending knights.

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Kenryc, Gawain, Merddin, Edwart and Crystyn all put up a fight but are ultimatly killed. Rupert and Daz are also killed.

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Rhain, Kendric, Doff and Evan are left as heads of the Nadders.

Attendence: Leif, Kim, Carin

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Year 462
The year of magic adventure

In this, the year 462 A.D.

..in the midst of the stalemate of the war.. Gawain and Kenryc are visited in the night by Vendigar, who claims to have the “key to peace” of the war. They follow him on a quest and find a mysterious lake and a sleeping giant. To get past the giant, they need to hide their “christian stench”. Kenryc and Gawain are covered in horse dung to hide the smell.

Once they reach the lake, a nukalavee appears before them and Vendigar cries for them to protect him as he searches for “a boat”.

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Once they slay the nukalavee, a bright light appears in the water and a few feat out, a shimmering sword appears. Vendigar urges someone to fetch it. Gawain fetches it and Vendigar demands it. When he gets it he says:

“The sword of power, the sword of peace.. forged when the world…”

And then lightning strikes from above, destroying him instantly. The lady re-appears with a young man, and say that one of the Nadders needs to pick up the sword and throw it back in the water. Gawain does so.

A gift is given to Gawain from Rupert and Kenryc meets a wise man.

A son is born to Gawain in the winter.

Attendence: Leif, Kim.

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Year 461
The year of rebellion

In this, the year 461 A.D..

..the lords of Logres rebel against Vortigern and his saxon allies. Vortygarn, afraid of losing his inheritence after the marriage of Vortigern and Rowena agrees to lead the rebels. The Nadders of the Wylye and most of Rupert of Salisburys forces join in.

While camping with the host outside St Albans, Crystyn claims that this is an evil place, and that one day the ground itself will demand blood.

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The Battle of Cambridge

The Nadders join Vortygarn and fight a hard battle against the ferocious saxons and french mercenaries. Merddin is wounded. The battle is indecisive. However, Vortygarn is killed while fighting saxon berserkers and giants. Both sides retreat.

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A son is born to Gawain during the winter.

Attendence: Kim, Leif, Carin

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Years 458-460
The years of ill omens

In these, the years 458 to 460 A.D..

Many dissident Britons depart from the island, moving with their families and possessions to Brittany. The Nadders of the Wylye, loyal to the Count of Salisbury, remains.

Kenryc and Gawain remain.

All knights have vassal duty in 458. Gawain gain a new son.

In 459 all knights serve vassal duty again.

In 460, Vendigar takes the knights on a quest following Test River. They meet a mysterious man. They find the Gauntlet of Ryus Maximus, Merddin claims it. They encounter a weird lady. The lady tells Vendigar that “his quest will fail and that she hopes that his brother will not follow the same crooked path.” Vendigar remains silent and they depart.
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During the winter Gawains infant son dies.

Attendence: Kim, Leif, Carin

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Year 457
The year of heroes

In this, the year of 457 AD..

.. Sir Waylan rebels against High King Vortigern and raids Kent.

Kenryc and Merddin are sent with the army to fight Waylan in Kent.

Battle of Kent
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A long and hard battle, won when Prince Vortygarn kills Waylan.

After the battle, Merddin fathers a new bastard boy and Kenryc discovers that his horse is blessed and intelligent.

Kenryc remarries a young maiden who dies in childbith the following winter.

Attendence: Kim, Carin

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