Summary of the year 502 AD
Court was held in Oxford.
News at court:
Gloucester, Orofoise, Galvoie, Cheshire, Cameliard, and Wuerensis have all agreed to submit to Nanteleod of Escavalon.
Bedegraine and Lambor have both submitted to Duke Corneus of Lindsey.
The Angles declare their king to be the bretwalda/high king of all Saxons, and entirety of Britain.
Actions of court:
At the suggestion of Duke Ulfius: Salisbury, Silchester, and Rydychan form a block of mutual self-defence to remain neutral in this years wars, Messengers are sent to Clarence, Somerset and Dorset to do the same.
No tribute is to be paid.
Events of the year:
War between the Saxons – The Angles are defeated by King Ælle of Sussex at the Battle of Hertford.
Nanteleod and Corneus do not meet in open battle.
During the Summer -
Sir Christian, and their squires are put on to garrison duty in the run down castle of Camelot.
A few weeks pass without incident, one surprisingly rainy night ‘Father’ Alfred (brother of Sir Richard) arrives in Camelot and haphazardly convinces the group of Knights to ride north to Lincoln Forest, and deal with a “ghost problem” – Kerridin and Christian are vocally against this course of action.
The Party ride North, travelling much faster than they should do. A few days away from Lincoln the party aid an injured Knight, Sir Edward – a nephew of King Nanteleod, who is the survivor of a surprise skirmish from the forces of Lindsey. The knights send their squires to make sure he gets to his army safely.
The Knights and Alfred enter the forest, and find ‘The Whispering Path’ they brave the dangers of the Black Dogs, and Guardian Ghosts and come to a desecrated burial ground.
The knights use their priest to sanctify the land and perform proper burial rights for the restless souls, while doing this they faced skeletal undead knights.
Sir Errol claims the town of Grantham in the name of Countess Ellen.
News over the winter:
Away in the little land of Lyonesse, Queen Ygraine undergoes
a difficult labour but at last gives birth to a handsome,
strong son. Alas, the queen dies from the effort.
The boy is named Tristram. – The father is unknown.
‘Father’ Alfred dies.