Great(er) Pendragon Campaign

Years 509and510
The dawn of Arthur

Saddness lies heavy on the court of Sarum Rock in the year of 509 as the deaths of Gwarddur and Eifion are still fresh in memory.

But the knighting of Robert along with Fachtna, Tarbh and Nai bring up the mood. As the most honoured and famous knight of the realm it is Selwyns plesaure to oversee the ceremony.

The year 510 is a year of many strange happenings. First of all, ser Brastias has called for tourney to be held in Londinium. The first of it’s kind in Logres and it has been declared that the winner of this tourney shall be crowned king of Logres.
Naturally this brings the newly knighted Nadders as well as some other persons of note, Elleain of Escavalon, Leodegrance, the centurion king of Malahaut, king Lot of Lothian and Orkney from the north, Escan of Glouchester, Earl Sannam of Bede, the newly appointed Earl Robert of course as well as Earl Gilbert of Hearthford.

With such a notable crowd the tourney kicks of with a jousting match that is won by king Elleain and the mood is set for the second day that is to be a melee.
The young Nadders fight bravely but are swiftly cut down by more experienced knights and everyone gets redy for the third and final day of the melee.
The preparations for the third day is a mess, ser Ector can’t seem to find his sword and his squire is nowhere to be found. Just as Selwyn is about to lend him his sword the poor squire, Wart, comes running with a strange sword he claims he found somewhere. Selwyn recognises it as the sword in the anvil in the stone that can only be drawn by the rightful king of Britain.
Merlin shows up to tell everyone the boy is actually named Arthur.
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The bishop and the collegiat also arrive at the scene to ascertain the validity of Arthurs feat.
King Lot denounces the young boy and leaves Londinium proclaiming that no unknown young boy will ever rule over him.

By easter the collegium unanimosly vote to accept the boy-king Arthur as the new high king of all of Brittain, many notable knights swear fealty to the young man but the joy of finally having a new king is cut short as news of an army led by king Lot comes in and everyone scrambles to Camilliard where a short battle is held.
Some weeks later an other army approaches Carleon and everyone is once again of to defend the allies of Arthur.

Attendence: Christian, Emanuel, Emil

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Years507and508
The twelth and thirteenth year of the Interregnum

In the year 507, court in Sarum Rock is rather short but sweet. News of an alliance between Essex and Port almost overshadow the joy that comes from Corneus siege of Londonium.
Nanteleod claims he is at home, preparing for war but that turns out to be a ruse as the news of his invasion of Middenhall reach Salisbury in the fall. Shortly after the news of Corneus success with the siege of Londonium spread throughout the realm.

The Nadders lead a quiet year in the safety of the home.

The year of 508 start of on the wrong foot as the news of Jonahs illness followed by his death is recieved by the grieving Nadders. His two estates are divided between his two sons, Burcholm goes to Damh and Stapleford is left in the capable hands of Tarb.

The court of Sarum Rock that spring is visited by king Nanteleod asking for Salisburys aid in crushing king Cerdic once and for all.
The Nadders gladly agree and gather with him at the fields of Netley march where the battle is to be held.
The battle starts of badly with fierce opposition from the saxon forces and the loss of Gwarddur, his sacrifice inspire Eifion to take on a band of berserkers that sadly cut him down and almost take Selwyn as well. The death of king Nanteleod and Corneus is almost overlooked as the battle is lost due to Cornish forces falling upon the rear of Nanteleods army.

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Attendence: Christian, Emanuel, Pontus

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Years505and506
The tenth and eleventh year of the Interregnum

In these, the years 505 and 506 A.D…

In the year of our lord and saviour 505, court was held in Sarum Rock as customary. Among the notable aedlings was Cynric who officially adopted the title of Prince after claiming Cerdic as his father. He demanded Lady Ellens fealty but was denied and had to return home in shame.
Others attending were ser Ellain of Estragales and ser Lac.

King Nanteleod calls upon the realm to join his campaign against the filthy saxons of Essex and Angles, the Nadders proudly join his ranks and gain great honor in what is to be known as The Battle On Saint Crispins Day.

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King Nanteleods speech before the Battle of Herthford:

If we are marked to die, we are enough
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires;
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Silchetser, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart. His passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse.
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Nate the King, Bedford, and Somerset,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

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In the year of our lord 506, court is held in Sarum Rock. No saxon aedlings grace us with their foul prescense this year after failing to defeat King Nanteleod or gain the alliance of Lady Ellen.
Attending are Prince Allain, son of Nanteleod who claims his father is trying to gather the collegium for a vote on the next High King.
Also Prince Mark.
Aeswine is crowned new king of Angles.

The Love of Selwyn

Selwyn Giantsbane proclaims he will venture in to the dark forest Sauvage in search of his legitimate Son and loving wife.

The road is long and treacherous, filled with many distractions and dangers but through the will of God Allmighty they face down the fairy magiks of the forest and the devil himself, giant ghosts and three coloured serpents are no match for the power of Love as Selwyn and his cousin stumble through the forest and eventually find the village his son was taken to at his birth. Lady Collwen, the love of ser Selwyn is found not long after and the forest reveal a way out for the knights and their party. Two months they where gone.

Attendence: Christian, Pontus

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Years 503and504
The eight and ninth year of the Interegnum

In these, the years 503 to 504 A.D…

503

Court in Sarum Rock.
Lan of Lindsay, Sir Uffo (missed the other names) demands soldiers for the battles/other events in Wessex and Kent
Lady Ellen speaks with Selwyn llofrudd Cawr – “The Giantsbane” privately regarding this matter and decides to refuse them all.

Sir Selwyn musters a force with Brastias to rescue Eifion Cigydd Seax – “The Saxon Slayer” and Gwardur the Easy Target.

Selwyn immediately travels for Shirburn, where the jerk Sir Beige is holding up. Alongside Selwyn is Sir Handerwin and Bors, two not so impressive men and a bunch of other minisoldiers.
Along the way Sir Handerwin and Bors gain alot of bruising from their inexperience with horses and Selwyn meets with Brastias in Silchester, who joins the warband with his ten spearmen.

Further along the rode to Chillburn the warband ends up in Ryddershan, where Selwyn sees a familiar face, or rather a familiar shield. It was Sir Ector, a kinda poor knight.
After som discussion, Sir Ector joins the warband for 10 pounds.

After much ado traveling the ragband warband finally ends up in Chillburn, Sir Beige’s property and after thegroups hostile intentions are made clear, battle ensues soon thereafter.

After much ado struggling, Selwyn (and his mötley crue) is victorious, looting everything in sight. Eifion and Gwardur are “rescued” along the way.

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504 (a short year)

Court in Sarron Rock
Four Saxons (wannabe kings) demands tribute and one guy, whose name I missed, has a private audience with Lady Ellen.

Tribute is then denied again.

Eifion Cigydd Seax – “The Saxon Slayer”, Selwyn llofrudd Cawr – “The Giantsbane” and Gwardur the Easy Target then decides to take sweet sweet revenge against the Saxons.

By plundering their shit yo, we all up in thei biz like swing swing swing. We be all like: We gonna raid Sussex fo’ money.

The first raid i successful. In the winter Collwen, wife of Selwyn becomes mad and disappears.

Attendence: Christian, Pontus, Emanuel

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Years 501and502
The sixth and seventh year of the interegnum

In these, the years 501 through 502..

.. Eifion Cigydd Seax – “The Saxon Slayer” and Gwarddur follows Queen Igraine to the North to marry of Igraines daughter Morgan to King Gorre under the surveilience of King Lot of Lothian. The journey is uneventful.

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In 502 a feast is held in Wylye, but while the knights are of on a hunt a rouge knight attacks and sacks the village. Both Eifion and Gwardurr is defeated and taken captive while Wylye is sacked. Shorlty after Laverstock too is sacked when it becomes known that Gwardurr is gone.

Selwyn find out that it is his enemy Sir Beige that hired the hedge knight and captured his relatives.

Attendence: Emanuel, Pontus

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Years 499and500
The forth and fifth year of Interegnum

In these, the years 499 and 500 A.D..

The year 499 started of with a mild winter and light saxons raids.
Wintercourt was held in Sarum Rock, visited by prince Marke of Cornwall and the saxon lord Cynric.

Lady Ellen sent Selwyn on a quest of escort, Petriones, a young scholar, needed an escort to Oxford to build a school.. On the way Selwyn slew Sir Grey in pointless combat over a toll dispute.

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Year 500 started in Sarum Rock with the saxon lords Aele, Cerdic and Aethelwith. 15 good knights where sent to Aele.
Selwyn was sent on a diplomatic errand to Camilliard andking Leodegrans.

Attendence: Christian, Charlotte

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Year 497and498
The second and third year of Interegnum

In these, the years 497 and 498 A.D…

497:
Spring court was held in Sarum Rock attended by the saxons Aeswine of Essex and Cyncric of Wessex, both demanded ransom but neither got it.
The Nadders took up arms for König Cerdic and stormed the Isle of Wight in exchange for riches.

498:
The court in Sarum Rock is host to three saxon lords, Aeswine of Essex, Cynric of Wessex and Celyn of Sussex, all demanding double ransom but only Celyn got half of his demand.

The Nadders hold a feast in Wylye wherein the traditional hunt leads them to the Questing beast who gets away and on the way home they are themselves the prey of The Wild Hunt; the galloping devil and his dandy dogs. Through piety and perseverance they fight of the demon and get a glimpse of the goddess that bound their family to their destiny.

Attendence: Pontus, Christian

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Year 496
The first year of Interegnum

In this, the year 496 A.D…

.. the Nadders attend the funeral of Rynwhell of Debtford who fell during the winter and died later. His son Gredbryn of Debtford is now head of the Tisbury Nadders together with Sir Coryn who is old and did not attend due to gout.

The saxon raid heavily after Lady Ellen refuses to pay tribute.

Gwarddur survives an assassin attempt by a farm hand.

Later the attending Nadders journied to the south to meet with a new Saxon king. The king turns out to be Cynning Cerdic ab Vortigern, the unknown son of High King Vortigern and Queen Rowena. He presents his plan to join the saxon and the cymric kingdom as the one true king. He presents his bodyguard, the geat warrior Baerwulf, who proclaims that he will kill Eifion Cigydd Seax – “The Saxon Slayer” last..

Many raids during the winter..

Attendence: Christian, Emanuel, Pontus, Charlotte

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Year 495
The year of the Infamous Feast

In this, the year 495 A.D…

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After winning the large battle of St Albans, King Uther and most of the lords of Logres are poisioned by saxons. The land is without rulers.. The Queen resigns and Anarcy breaks out. Brastias roams the land, in search of a new lord.

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The Nadders swear fealty toLady Ellen.

Attendence: Christian, Emanuel, Pontus

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Year 494
The year of keen eyes

In this, the year 494 A.D..

The Nadders go on a embassy to Estragales to court king Canan.

After a long and boring embassy king Canan is murdured by his steward Sir Orcas. This is spotted by Rynwhell of Debtford. Selwyn Giantsbane fights Sir Orcas in single combat and wins.

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The Nadders makes friends with King Nanteleod.

On the way home, the Nadders have a joined vision of what they believe is their ancestor Sir Regus, the first of the Nadders Knights swearing an oath to a mysterious woman.

In Londonium they meet another mysterious Lady of the Lake.

In the winter, Selwyn is married again.

Attendence: Christian, Pontus, Emanuel

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