Pendragon on the Humber

510 AD
The Sword In The Stone

Summary of the year 510 AD

Court was held in Sarum.
Grand Court was held in London.

News At Court
Everyone is going to London for the Grand Tournament, to decide who shall be High King of Britain.
Actions of Court
No Tribute is to be paid.

Events of the Year
New Years Day
A convocation of British lords and
church officials has called for a “tournament” to be
held in London. The winner is to be declared High
King. Be sure to provide some description of the other
events the player knights might witness, such as
the animal fights and the market.
This tournament is the first to be held in Britain.
Although King Lot comes close to winning, The tournament is never finished.
The melee is interrupted by the crowd shouting,
“The Sword! The Sword!” and everyone dashes away,
abandoning the fight, to see what is going on.

Many people witness a young boy, a squire, pull the sword from the stone. Arthur.
King Lot grows angry and refuses to accept this, some lords agree with him, other lords swear fealty to Arthur immediatly.
Merlin and Bishop Dubricus then choose the ten best
and most honorable knights present to set a continual
watch over the sword and the stone until Candlemas.
Each ofthose ten then chooses ten more knights to stand
guard with them.

February 2, Candlemas
Arthur draws the sword before another assembly.
Many knights and noblemen now accept the
witness of their own eyes and pledge loyalty to the
Boy King. These are named the “Eager Vassals,” – The Eager Vassals include [[:earl-robert-of-salisbury-2 | young Earl Robert of
Salisbury]]; Ulfius, Duke of Silchester; Duke Corneus of
Lindsey; Bishop Baudwin of Britain; the Earl of Hertford;
the Earl of Dorset; many lesser lords and bannerets;
the mercenary Lord Cador of Cornwall

March 21, Easter
Arthur draws the sword before a third assembly.
This time, more of the rest of the Logres noblemen
pledge their loyalty. They are called the “Good Vassals,” – The Good Vassals include the Duke of Clarence; the Earl of Jagent; and the Earl of Wuerensis.
King Lot has called the dissident kings to meet
in his northern stronghold to discuss their options.

May 1, Pentecost
Arthur draws the sword before a fourth assembly. With much support from the general public.
The coronation is magnificent. First, King Arthur is knighted. At St. Paul’s Cathedral, Arthur is crowned King of Logres. During this ceremony, the last of the recalcitrant
Logres nobles grudgingly pay homage to King Arthur:
These are the “Reluctant Vassals,” – The Reluctant Vassals include every other lord of Logres.

May 10
At Carlion-on-Usk, the Supreme Collegium is summoned
to elect the new High King, those present are universally in favor of King
Arthur. Thus King Arthur is elected to be Imperator
and Caesar of Britannia, and Wledig (or Chief Warlord)
over the British Tribes. He takes the arms of the High
King at this time: a red shield with seven gold crowns.
Many of the lesser kings come, including
especially King Lak of Estregales and King Alain
of Escavalon, they swear fealty to the high king.

King Lot and his Army arrive, Arthur sends messengers bearing gifts to his foes,
King Lot then pisses on Sir Gwyn’s Shoes as a rejection.
Battle of Carlion
Arthur’s army of 1,500 is outnumbered roughly
two-to-one by Lot’s army.
Arthur draws Excalibur, Sword of Victory,
and its flash of magical power blinds nearby foes and awes
the rest of the enemy. Arthur’s commanders are all inspired.
Victor: King Arthur. Indecisive Victory

Mid-May: Carlion Grand Council
The court advises Arthur to
send to the continent for help from Kings Ban and
Bors. Arthur sends Brastias and Ulfius.

Early July
Battle of Bedegraine
The battle takes place over two days, on the second day Ban and Bors reinforce the British troupes.
Victor: Arthur. Indecisive.

it was in this battle that Sir Richard fell. This caused his wife to retire her career as the first lady knight.

The next day, Merlin tells King Arthur where a
great treasure is buried, and sends a small party of men
to recover it. They find a huge cache of Roman silver. All honest knights gain a lot of money.

After the Battle of Bedegraine, the army disperses
to the nearby countryside to rest at manors,
castles, and towns. Arthur, along with many of his
men stays at Bedegraine Castle, the seat of the earl.
The earl’s daughter, Lyzianor, is young and of marriageable
age, but she only has eyes for Arthur.

MEANWHILE
Sir Sextus and Sir Errol defend the lands of Salisbury, and deal with the disputes of three knights, The Knight of the Wolf, the Knight of the Moon, and The Knight of the Ivory Tower.

Late August
While resting, King Arthur hears that King Ryons
of Norgales is besieging King Leodegrance of Cameliard.
He remembers that Leodegrance supported him the first
time he drew the sword, so he resolves to go to his aid.
Battle of Carohaise
Carohaise is in Cameliard, on the trade road between
Lambor and the City of Legions.
Victor: King Arthur. Indecisive Victory.

War in Garloth
The lands of Arthur’s northern enemies are
raided by Saxons. These raids result in the Battle of
Wandesboro, which King Lot wins, but at the cost of
many good men.

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509 AD
Earl Robert Comes of Age

Summary of The Year 509 AD

Court was held in Sarum
Special Guests Prince Cynric, son of King Cerdic of Wessex, demanding vassalage or
triple tribute
Prince Mark
Sir Brastias

News At Court
Earl Robert is to be Knighted
Sir Brastias brings news of a Tournament in London next year, to decide who is the be High King.
Actions of Court
Triple Tribute is to be paid to the Saxons – Robert diverts money from his own Knighting to help pay for this.

Events of the Year

Earl Robert is Knighted
Young Robert of Salisbury undergoes knighting
ceremonies. He has asked to be knighted by the “best
knight in Salisbury.”
A Small competition of arms between knights is held to decide who should knight Robert, in the end Sir Errol is the victor.
The knighting is otherwise ordinarily eventful.
The investiture to the earl’s seat is incomplete, of
course, since the king must actually invest Robert with
the office. Of course, there is no king at present. The
countess passes on her power as if with the king’s command,
and the knights swear fealty to the young knight
as if he were the real earl.
The new earl then rides through his whole territory,
to see and to be seen.

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508 AD
Battle of Netley Marsh

Summary of the Year 508 AD

Court was held in Sarum.
Special Guests – King Nanteleod and his retinue.

News At Court
All Salisbury and Rydychan knights muster for the grand Cymric Army, to defeat Cerdic once and for all.
Nanteleod’s Army is greater than Cerdic’s.
Actions of Court
No tribute is to be paid, an alliance with Nanteleod has been declared, and Knights will be sent with Nanteleod to fight the Saxons.

Events of the Year

Battle of Netley Marsh – King Cerdic marches north and waits near the
decrepit city of Winchester. King Nanteleod marches
south with his army to Salisbury. Other forces join, and
they march south in good order. King Nanteleod gives his deployment orders, and
his army maneuvers for position. As they approach final
position, a huge army of Saxons unexpectedly joins
King Cerdic – King Ælle of Sussex, and a small group of Cornishmen led by Prince Mark.
Victor: King Cerdic – a band of mounted Saxons (!) led by
Prince Cynric bursts from cover and attacks King Nanteleod
and his guards. Nanteleod is Killed. King Aethelswith of the Angles
is also killed.
Ill Tidings
All of Hampshire is overrun by the Saxons, who
enslave all the residents and oust them from many villages.
Many families of the continental mercenaries
start to move into the villages.
Salisbury, Rydychan and Silchester are pillaged
In Ganis, a Child
More distantly, in the rich lands of Ganis, a male
son is born to the king’s wife. The baby is named Lancelot.

Christmas Court
Duke Corneus of Lindsey has also died.
Young Robert, the countess’ son, is a young man
now and tired of being a squire; he demands that he
be knighted so that he, a man, can take control of his
inheritance and save it in this time of need. he wishes to be knighted by the ‘Best Knight in Salisbury’

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507 AD
The Liberation of London

Summary of the year 507 AD.

Court was held in Oxford.
Special Guests – Prince Mark,
Prince Alain de Carlion,
A Young Woman named Teresa, requesting to be Knighted.

News at Court
All the Queen‘s daughters are married to Northern kings, and are ’safe’ in Lothian.
The King of Wessex and Chief Port have made an alliance.
King Nanteleod’s army is gathering in Cirencester to fight the Cornish.
Duke Corneus of Lindsey, with a hefty number of Anglish mercenaries, is marching on an unreleased location, as is requesting good knights.
The countess is entertaining secret offers from both visiting princes. But King Idres offended her in some way, and she is going to go with Nanteleod. She makes this matter public after Prince Mark has departed.
Actions of Court
Knights to be sent with Nanteleod to fight the Cornish, and others to be sent with Duke Corneus.

Events of the Year
Sir Richard and Lady Nasamh get information about their missing son from their Cornish prisoners, but do not disclose how. they know they must venture into the forest at some point.
London Liberated -
Duke Corneus of Lindsey besieges London, whose
citizens rise in rebellion against their Saxon occupiers. A
fierce battle ensues, and London is liberated as the Saxon
defenders flee across London Bridge.
The duke moves into the White Tower, the former
royal castle.
Somerset Liberated
King Nanteleod secretly marches from Cirencester
to Mildenhall, then south to Sarum, then west through
Selwood to Wells to meet the army of the King of Somerset,
who had been hiding in the marsh. They besiege
the castles and cities of Somerset and gain them all back
again, but King Idres refuses to be drawn into battle.

Saxons raid Salisbury and Rydychan.

War in North
More distantly, the Centurion King (Malahaut)
had a lot of fighting on his hands when King Lot led
his Picts and Cymri to invade Cumbria. However, there
was no large battle.

Sir Tobias the younger, the eldest Son of Sir Tobias, is Knighted.
His friends affectionately refer to him as ‘Tobi’

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506 AD
The Search For Tobias

Summary of the year 506 AD.

Court was held at Oxford.
Special Guests -
Prince Mark, representing his father King Idres of
Cornwall.
Prince Alain, and his retinue, representing his father King Nanteleod.
(Note: Sir Alain de Carlion has appeared a number of
times previously, but he was known as a vassal of Nanteleod,
not his son. King Nanteleod recently acknowledged
Alain as his son and proclaimed him his heir.)

News At Court
Rumours persist about Madoc’s fae son.
Aescwine is now the new king of the Angles. no tribute gatherers were sent out this year.
The two Cymric princes visiting Salisbury are not
friendly to one another.
They had in a chess challenge
(which Mark won) and an oration contest (which Alain
won). – A fight eventually broke out, and they had to be separated.
King Nanteleod has been contacting the members
of the Collegium to convince them to convene and
elect him High King.
Actions of Court
No tribute is to be paid this year, Rydychan and Salisbury maintain a strong friendship with Escavalon.

Events of the year
War in Cornwall -
Nanteleod attacks King Idres of Cornwall. Their
armies maneuver around in Somerset, but never engage.
The King of Somerset emerges with his knights to help
Nanteleod. Many castles surrender to their king, but others
are already stocked with Cornishmen.
The entire year is indecisive militarily.
The mishmash of Knights that make up the group, ambush a small group of Cornish raiders in order to learn more about the kidnapping of Nasamh and Richard’s son Tobias. (No, not THAT TOBIAS)
They take a Cornish Knight named Myghal and another raider hostage.

Countess Ellen expresses her disdain at the war in Cornwall.

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505 AD
A Good King Goes To War

Summary of the year 505 AD

Court was held at Sarum.
Special Guests – Prince Cynric, Sir Lak and Sir Alain (and his Hedge Knight:Sir Sextus) for King Nanteleod, Alfieri – an Italian nobleman.

News at Court
Rumours that the Saxons have living corpses in their army.
Prince Cynric threatens an invasion of Salisbury by the Saxons.
Nanteleod will fight the Saxons and defend Salisbury, with the aid of the knights of Rydychan and Salisbury.
King Idres continues fighting in Somerset.
Actions of Court
No tribute is to be paid, no alliances are to be paid, and Salisbury and Rydychan will not submit to the Saxons.

Events of the Year
Somerset Fighting – King Idres invades Somerset with a large army, takes both Bath and Bristol. The begin raiding Salisbury lands.

Over the summer – War Against the Saxons: King Cerdic marches north against Salisbury, They lay siege to Sarum. The Midland Knights join Nanteleods army and breaks the siege at Sarum. Battle of Levcomagus: Victor: Nanteleod. The Saxons took some losses, but slipped away as soon as possible. Nanteleod’s army joins with Ulfius’ Host. Battle of Royston (Hertford): Victor: Indecisive. The Saxons armies all go home to lick their wounds. The wounded from Nanteleod’s army are sent home, but he retreats to Beale Valet and waits.
After a while he is joined by Duke Corneus of Lindsey. Many knights choose to go home. instead of staying longer than intended.
Battle of Hertford: Victor: Decisive Victory – Nanteleod. King Aethelswith is killed and the Angles are decisively defeated.

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504 AD
A Wyvern in Wylye

Summary of the year 504 AD

Court was held in Oxford.
Special guests – Prince Cynric and Sir lak (An envoy from Estregales)

News at Court
The King of Somerset has sent a herald to ask for
help in fighting against King Idres.
Offer from King Nanteleod: to wants to march across
Salisbury, allied with us and others, to attack the Saxons.

Actions of Court
No tribute is to be paid.
Rydychan and Salisbury agree to Nanteleod’s offer, and ally themselves with Escavalon, but do not become vassal states. – the grand cymric army will muster next year.

Events of the year
Somerset Fighting King Idris invades Somerset, and takes the city of Wells.

During the Summer: Sir Richard, Lady Nasamh, Sir Gwyn, and Sir Errol defeat the Wyvern in Wylye.
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503 AD
The Fall of London

Summary of the Year 503 AD

Court was held in Sarum.
Special Guests – Cynric, son of Cerdic, of Wessex
Duke Ulfius’s son, Uffo
Lane of Lindsey, banneret of Lincoln
A herald from King Nanteleod

News at Court:
Kent and Essex are mustering their armies for an attack on Logres.
Lindsey are afraid they will be attacked by Gales, Malahaut, and the Angles.
Cerdic demands tribute under threat of attack.
Nanteleod offers an alliance and/or a Vassalage to both Salisbury and Rydychan.
Many of the barons and lesser kings of the north
are leaning toward joining with Nanteleod. However,
Ulfius does not trust him.

Actions of court:
Tribute is paid to Wessex.
Friendly relations are opened to Nanteleod, but no formal alliance made.
The neutral block of self protection is maintained.
No Knights or Soldiers are sent to reinforce London.

Events of the year:
In the Thames Valley -
King Aesc of Kent and King Aethelswith of Essex
both march out with their armies. Ulfius decides to attack before the two armies can
join up. Ulfius is greatly outnumbered. He fights a short battle, and
then escapes with his army at night. London surrenders to the Saxons. The city is not sacked.
Nanteleod Defeats Malahaut – Nantelod makes alliances with Clarence and Lambor, accepts vassalage of Bedegraine. The King of Malahaut marches south, joined by
Elmet, and begins plundering Lindsey. The main army besieges
Lincoln, where the duke has withdrawn. King Nanteleod marches down the Trent, and three
leaders meet outside of the city – Escavalon and Malahaut battle for control of Lindsey – Nanteleod wins.

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During the Summer: The Knights of Salisbury and Rydychan elect to stay at their homes in case they are needed. Sir Richard and LadyNasamh hold a feast for their friends and their Lords, they befriend the young Lord in Waiting; Robert.

News Over the Winter:
A Wyvern attacks Sir Richards Estate of Wylye

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502 AD
The Whispering Path

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 Kerridin,
Lady Nasamh,
Sir Errol,
Sir Richard,
Sir Gwin,
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.

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Uther Period Timeline (and start of Anarchy Period)
485 - 501

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485 – Sir Richard and Sir Nascien are Knighted, along with others.
Battle of Mearcred Creek vs Sussex Saxons
Battle of Colchester vs Kentish Saxons
486 – Sword Lake: Excalibur retrieved from Sword Lake by Merlin and some Knights from Salisbury. War in Southern Caercolun.
487 – GREAT SWORD FEAST – Merlin tells Uther to ‘remain just’. LINDSEY EMBASSY – Lindsey joins Logres. MALAHAUT EMBASSY. Naval raids against the Saxons.
488 – WATER LEAPERS, Madoc invades the Franks.
489 – Uther prepares to fight Duke Gorlois of Cornwall( Cymric Cornwall…), but battle is prevented, and Gorlois submits to Uther. The Cymric army marches north and skirmshes with Saxons in Lindsey.
490 – Battle of Lindsey: Octa and Eosa are captured. Victory feast – Uther first lays his eyes on Ygraine, the wife of Duke Gorlois.
Duke Gorlois and Duchess Ygraine are forced to stay in Uther’s court, and escape in the night during a snowstorm.
491 -Octa and Eosa have escaped.
King Uther decided Gorlois is a traiter and declares war on him.
The Battle of Terrabil: Prince Madoc is killed by Duke Gorlois, who in turn is slain.
Siege of Tintagel.
Uther Marries Ygraine.
492 – Ygraine gives birth to a son. (Arthur)
Merlin gains the aid of some knights, and steals the baby in the dead of night.
Treason trial – Merlin in convicted of treason, the knights that aided him are acquitted.
493 – Uther seeks an alliance with Malahaut.
494 – Embassy to Estregales, Nanteleod cements his alliance with Uther. King Canan of Estragales is murdered.
495 – Battle of St Albans: Duke Ulfius and Sir Brastias are injured in battle. Octa and Eosa are defeated, and the Saxons driven away.
The Feast: The leadership of Britain, including the Earl of Salisbury, and High King Uther are poisoned. The Ting is dead, with no heir.

Anarchy Period begins.
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496 – A sword has appeared in a Stone in London, it is said whoever pulls it out, will be King of Logres.
Cerdic offers a hand of friendship to Salisbury.
497 – The Collegium fail to elect a new High King.
Cerdic conquers the Isle of Wight.
Idris conquers Tintagel.
Silchester allies with Salisbury
Guinevere is born.
498 – Merlin leaves Britain.
Nascien reforms Rydychan and marries Countess Haywen.
Irdis takes Devon.
Huntington joins the Saxons.
499 – Idris takes Jagent.
Saxons begin to fight over their High King.
500 – War in Dorset.
Internecine War (Saxons fighting Saxons)
Nanteleod of Escavalon conquers Byrcheiniog and Estregales.
501 – Saxon chief Port invades the south, and founds Portsmouth, and allies with Cerdic.
Saxons attempt to kidnapp Queen Ygraine and her daughter Morgan Le Fey, but the kidnappers are killed mysteriously.
The Angles conquer Huntington and Hertford.
Morgan Le Fey is married to King Uriens of Gorre.*
*She is the last of the Quenns daughters to marry: Margawse is married to King Lot of Lothian, and Elaine is married to King Nentres of Garloth.
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