Pendragon on the Humber
Expanded Locations of Importance
Amans: This little kingdom is on the edge of the Pennine
Arden Forest: Arden Forest fills the area between
Wuerensis (on the Avon River), Galvoie (on the Severn)
and Cameliard (on the Trent.)
Arroy Forest: This forest divides northern Cameliard
and southern Cheshire and Orofoise from each other.
Bangor Fawr: Castle guarding the crossing of the
Meneii Straits, subject to Gomeret. It is a boat port. A
famous monastery is here, overseen by Saint Deiniol.
Beaumaris: Castle guarding the crossing to the
Isles. It is a boat port.
Black Mountains: Steep and difficult mountain
chain in southeastern Gales.
BRYCHEINIOG: One of the “Mountain kingdoms”
in the southeast Cambrian Mts. Its chief settlement
(not a city) is Brecon. From among the vales and
dales come five tribes.
BULITH: This mountain kingdom in the Central
Cambrian Mts. includes two tribes. Its chief settlement
(not a city) is Bulith Castle.
Caerwent: This city in Escavalon was one the tribal
capital of the Silures. It has strong fortifications and a
castle. It is also a seaport.
Cambrian Mountains: Whereas all the mountains
of Cambria can be said to be the Cambrian Mountains,
there is a high and impassable spine of them that are, in truth, the real Cambrian Mountains. The chain runs north and south in western Cambria.
CAMELIARD: This kingdom centers upon the
uppermost Trent River. It includes the castle of Penkridge,
Carohaise and the city of Stafford.
Cardiff: This city in Escavalon in a seaport, and is
protected by walls and a castle.
Cardigan: A castle on the Cardigan Shore, the
southernmost and largest. It is also a thriving seaport.
Carlion: Also called Carlion-on-Usk, this was a Roman
military fort. It is still fortified and has a castle, as well
as a church to Saints Aaron and Julius. It is also a seaport.
Carmarthen: This city in Estregales is the largest
of the kingdom. It was a Roman capital of the Demetae
tribe. It is well fortified and has a small castle.
Carohaise (Wall): This is a small castle guarding
the border of Cameliard. It is a regular stop between
Lambor and Stafford.
CHESHIRE: The Duchy of Cheshire is a wide
plain between the Cambrian Mountains and Pennines,
and the Arroy Forest to the south. It includes the City
of Legions and the Wirral.
Conway Vale: Hugging the Conway River, this
steep pass is the narrow and dangerous way to bring an
army into Snodonia, the secret heart of Gomeret where
the Gomeret army regularly hides.
Dean Forest: This forest surrounds the city of
Hereford and it’s “the Lost Kingdom” of Ergyng. Also
therein is the healing temple of Lydney.
Degannwy: This is a very strong castle and the major
fortress of the King of Gomeret.
Dinas Bran: This is the Hill of the Raven, once
home to the giant god Bran before humans roamed
the hills. Of old it was a hill fort, long abandoned but
recently resettled by a new pagan community eager to
reclaim its ancient power.
Dinas Emrys: The tyrant Vortigern built this castle
the first time, on the slopes of Mount Snowdon. Here
it was that Merlin, then called Emrys, revealed himself
to the world with his prophecies. Vortigern later abandoned
it, and in time it was occupied by troops of Ambrosius.
Now it is a castle of the King of Gomeret.
DYFED: The westernmost southern part of Gales
is the county of Dyfed, and includes Pembroke Castle,
Carmarthen and Menevia; and Roevant Forest.
ELFAEL: Mountain kingdom in central eastern
Cambrian Mts. rules over two tribes.
ERGYNG (Kingdom of Dean): This small kingdom
with the Dean Forest has not been heard from in
years, due to the enchantment of the forest. Its center
was the city of Hereford.
ESCAVALON: This rich and prosperous kingdom includes
the counties of Gloucester, Morgannwg and Gwent.
ESTREGALES: Estregales is a land ruled by Irish
conquerors whose ancestors came over a hundred or
more years ago. So many Irish tribes people came that
the region is now Irish rather than Cymric. It includes
the counties of Gower and Dyfed
GALVOIE: This little kingdom sits upon the fertile
Severn River, entirely surrounded by the forests of
Arden that effectively cut it off form the outside world.
Gloucester (City): This seaport is a city with a
castle and walls, and a regular road stop upon major
trade roads. It is the largest city of western Britain, and
subject to the Duke of Gloucester.
GLOUCESTER (Duchy): The mouth and lower
Severn River goes through Gloucester County, a fertile
region centered on the city of Gloucester.
GOMERET: Six strong, warlike tribes live on the
north west coast of Gales. They generally unite as the
Kingdom of Gomeret [Gwynedd], which includes the
castles of Degannwy, Sinadon, and Bangor; as well as
the territory of Snodonia.
GOWER: This county is part of the Estregales
kingdom, and includes the city of Gower and the castles
of Kynke Kynedonne.
GWAELOD: A wealthy cantref of northwestern
Galis, independent of all other political rule.
GWENT: The coastal plains of Escavalon comprise
the County of Gwent. The county is wealthy and
includes the cities of Carlion and Caerwent.
Hereford: This is a castle and small city located in
the middle of Dean Forest, and the center of the Ergyng
ISLES: Three tribes occupy the fertile island of
Môn, all subject to the kings of Gomeret. This county
includes the much smaller Holy Isle, once a sacred
stronghold of the druids until the Romans sacked it
Kynke Kynedonne (Neath): This castle in Gower
guards the border.
Legions (Chester): This city used to be a Roman
fort. It is now the largest city around, with a castle, and
the center of trade for all of northern Cambria. It is also
Llan Illtyd (Llanwit Major): Large monastery of
Saint Illtyd, a famous site of learning for the isle of Britain.
It is a site of one of the three Perpetual Choirs of
Llandaff: Monastery of Saint Dubricus.
Lydney: This famous Pagan temple from the Roman
times is still active as a place of healing. It is dedicated
to the god Nodens.
Menevia: Saint Dewi returned from his pilgrimage
to the far east and founded the monastery here. It is
for Benedictines, or the black monks. Dewi is a strict,
severe man, gaunt and nonetheless vigorous.
MERIONYDD: Small mountain kingdom in western
Cambrian Mts. centered on the Dyfi River. The two
Pagan tribes there worship horrible and terrifying gods
from the nearby Idres Mountain.
MORGANNWG (Escavalon): This county includes
some settled lands on the middle Usk River, but
most of the region is the hilly trees of the Nain Forest.
It is part of the Kingdom of Escavalon.
Mount Idris: A prominent peak in Merionydd,
sacred to the Old Gods and a mist-shrouded place for
poets and madmen.
Mount Snowdon: The tallest mountain of Gales
is sacred to the Old Gods and covered with enchanted
Nain Forest: This name means “Dwarf Forest,” because
the king of the dwarfs has been met here. It is believed
that a kingdom of dwarfs lies within its thickness.
NORGALES: The six tribes of this small mountain
kingdom in northern Cambrian Mts. are often part
of Gomeret, and sometimes they are independent kingdom,
and sometimes its king rules over Gomeret.
OROFOISE: Orofoise County includes the settled
areas of the northern Severn River. It is far enough
away through forests to not be part of Arthur’s realm,
but subsequently fell subject to the hill king of Powys. It
includes the city of Oroquelenes.
Oroquelenes (Wroxeter): This used to be the capital
city of the Roman Cornovii tribe, called Viroconium.
Now it is a small city sitting on the upper Severn
River. It has a small castle.
Pase (Manchester): A small castle, the center of a
tiny independent kingdom at the edge of he Pennine
Mountains. (See Cumbria map in Chapter Four.)
Pembroke Castle: This castle is the best stronghold
for the kingdom of Estregales. This is the coolest castle
in Britain, thanks to its underground sea cave.
Penkridge: This is an old Roman fort, still maintained
by the king of Cameliard. It is a regular road stop
between Cheshire and Logres.
Pennine Mountains (South): The Pennine Mountains
are impassable by knights, save by the established
paths, and then preferably with a guide. They are steep,
and their tops covered with moors. Pase and Amans are
castle-kingdoms at the edge of these mountains.
Pleure Castle (Aberstwyth): This is the “Castle of
Tears” because of the custom practiced here by its evil
lord and lady. (See the adventure of the “CASTLE OF
TEARS”.) Though it is a seaport, no one lands there.
The British monks from the abbey at the only road into
the land always warn people not to go in.
POWYS: This is the most powerful of the several
mountain kingdoms in central Cambrian Mts. Includes
Prescelly Mountains: These rugged mountains are
covered by the Roevant Forest.
Rhun Castle: This castle is the stronghold for the
King of Powys.
Roche Sanguine: The “Bloody Rock” is an ancient
castle, the center of the lost kingdom of Galvoie. It is
now ruled by women.
Roevant Forest: This forest in within the kingdom
of Estregales and encompasses the Prescelly Mountains.
Sinadon (Caernavon): This sea port city is guarded
by an impressive castle, built by Emperor Macsen Wledig
long ago. It also guards the Meneii Straits, and is
subject to the King of Gomeret.
SNODONIA: The hidden area of the mountains
in Gomeret where their kings regularly take refuge. It
is not a single place, but a series of little farms, small
valleys and pastures where an army can hide and eat
for a long time.
Stafford: A small city with a castle on the Sau
River, in Cameliard.
Terrabil: A castle in northern Cameliard.
Whitechurch: This town is a regular road stop between
Cheshire and Logres.
Wilderspool: Border town, a ford from Cheshire
into the trackless wilderness of the Forest Perilous.
Wirral: A thick wilderness area that nearly fills the
entire peninsula of Cheshire.
YSTRAD TYWI: Cymric mountain kingdom in
the southwest Cambrian Mts. consisting of two tribes.