Pendragon on the Humber

514 AD
The Wedding of Arthur and Guenivere & The Legend of Sir Gwyn

Summary of the year 512 AD

Arthur’s Court is held at Carlion, but will be moved to a place called ‘Camelot’
Special Guests King Pellinore, The sons of Lot, and Envoys from King Leodegrance, whose servants
quickly let it be known what is going on: Their lords
have come to discuss the marriage of King Arthur
and Lady Guenever, daughter (and only child) of
King Leodegrance of Cameliard.

News At Court
Britain is nearing unification,
Arthur is to be married,
King Lot had his own child and many others killed and blamed Merlin,
Actions of Court
Celebration!

Events of the Year
The Wedding
A long ceremony goes on as the royals and their
retinues attend Mass, then go through their wedding
vows. Shortly thereafter, everyone retires to
the Great Hall to give Arthur and Guenever gifts.
Around noon, the royal couple reciprocates and gives
everyone a gift to exhibit their largesse.
There is a spectacle involving a house a hart and a maiden, which goes wrong.

The Round Table is created and many knights are selected to be members.

The Birthday Hunt
The usual Knights meet The Earl of Twekesbury to herald the news of the wedding, and to witness the knighting of his son Rhun.
the Knights also meet his daughters Meraud and Alys, (Sir Richard is enamoured with Alys immediately)

To celebrate the Knighting of Rhun a hunt goes forth, but it goes awry when Rhun and the party members get lost in the realm of the Fae, luckily they rescue Rhun before his soul is taken by the fairies.
However, Sir Gwyn seems distracted in faerie, he seeks to gain his daughter back, he makes a deal with the lords of fae to defeat his Daughter’s ‘Shadow’ and win her back.

three days later he does so, and the shadow melts away before Gwyn,
But, there was another catch for the return of his first Child, to take something from Fae, he must leave something in Fae
Sir Gwyn leaves his Knighthood, his honour, and his Glory.

His name will become legend in less than 12 years.

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513 AD
Lot's End

Summary of the year 513 AD

Arthur’s Court is held at Leicester

News At Court
People have accepted Arthur as the true Pendragon.
People blame Merlin for the deaths of infants in the North.
The King is troubled with nightmares.
Actions of Court
The North is to be invaded, No tribute is to be paid.

Events of the Year
Battle of Terrabil
The Morning -King Ryons is Captured before the battle, Sir Nero his brother leads the army as Lot is bewitched.
The Afternoon – King Lot breaks free of Marlin’s spell and leads his army into battle,
In the fighting King Pellinore fights with Lot, Lot is defeated and killed.
Victor: Arthur. Decisive
Arthur orders a magnificent tomb erected to
cover the graves of the twelve enemy kings slain
here. He takes his remaining army and marches
northward, seizing the possessions and lands of all
who opposed him. Norgales falls, as does Lothian.
Arthur seizes the lands of the dead kings, and their
strong points occupied by his army.

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512 AD
Lots of stuff about Swords.

Summary of the year 512 AD

Arthur’s court is held at Silchester.
Special Guests – Sir Lanceor

News At Court
the Romans have demanded the British to swear fealty to the Empire, and pay tribute.
Queen Margawse of Lothian is pregnant.
There will be war in the north – Lot has lost many of his allies though.
Actions of Court
No tribute is to be given, not to the Saxons, Not to Lothian, and certainly not to Rome.

Events of the Year
Arthur Embarks on a year long pilgrimage, many join him.
Late February Queen Ygraine is revealed to be alive, it is revealed that a man (Uther) pretending to to be her husband impregnated her, the child is revealed to be Arthur – This legitimises Arthur as the Pendragon.
Arthur and his mother pray at St Albans.
Early Spring A Man is fighting knights on a bridge, this has lead to the death of a few Knights, a young squire named Griflet wants to avenge his Master, himself and the Knights of the Drunken Wyvern take up the challenge. the Knight is revealed to be King Pellinore!
Arthur himself takes up the challenge when his knights fail, but is defeated, and his sword shattered.
Merlin and the Knights return to the lady of the lake to claim a new sword for Arthur.
Late Spring A Strange damsel arrives at court with a challenge, to see if they can take the sword from her belt, all fail.
A strange knight takes the challenge, he is Sir Balin, He succeeds but refuses to give the sword back and declares himself ‘The Knight With Two Swords’ and leaves.
The Lady of the Lake arrives at court, and demands the heads of Sir Balin and the Damsel, Arthur refuses… Sir Balin returns and beheads the lady of the lake – Breaking hospitality.
Arthur declares Sir Balin’s life Forfeit.
Sir Lanceor goes after Sir Balin, he is followed by his lover – Lanceor loses the following duel, and his lover kills herself. The Tomb of the Lovers is erected in their memory.
Early Summer In mid-May, Merlin and Lady Nineve visit the
kings of the north, spreading tales that on this May
Day just past a famous boy was born. They hold all
the royal families within the glamour of their prophecies,
and when they depart the magical pair take
many newborn boys with them.
Mid-Summer Arthur takes the war to the northlands. He invades
Malahaut, whose king has gathered a few allies.
Battle of Bassus River
The River Bassus is the river in southwest Malahaut,
on which sits Castleford. The battle is fought
on a low hill, upon which the Malahaut army awaits
Arthur’s troops.
King Pellinore, in a thunderous
crash, kills the Centurion King with his lance
King Nentres of Garloth, allied with
the Centurion King, is also killed.
the Brown Knight of the Wilds defeats Galegantis
and takes the unconscious prince prisoner. – Who he releases without ransom.
Victor: King Arthur. Decisive Victory.
Arthur gives fair terms to the heir of the Centurion
King, whose name is Barant de Apres. However,
he takes parts of Malahaut, and the whole of Garloth,
for his own.
Cambria Raided While Arthur was campaigning in Cumbria,
King Lot and King Ryons led an army to plunder
many unprotected Cambrian lands: Cameliard, Lambor,
Wuerensis, and Escavalon.
Late Summer
King Lot returns home to two disasters: first,
news of the defeat of Malahaut at the Bassus River;
second, news that his new baby son was taken away,
and the sons of many of his best men. – Rumours persist that these children were placed on a ship, which sank while crossing the channel.

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511 AD
Much Ado About Raiding

Arthur’s court is held at Carlion.
Special Guests
Merlin the Magician
Dubricus, Archbishop of Britain
Lak, King of Estregales
Hervis de Revels
Ulfius, Duke of Silchester
Brastias, knight banneret of Cornwall
Ector, Arthur’s foster father
Kay, Arthur’s foster brother
Queen Margawse of Lothian

News At Court
Saxons fought against Lothian last year,
Arthur , Ulfius, Brastias, and Lak lay out the principles of Knighthood/Chivalry,
Queen Margawse of Lothian (Eldest daughter of Queen Ygraine) visits the court with her Three sons: Gawaine, Agravaine, and Gaheris. – Gawaine had an honourable duel with Sir Gwyn – Margawse is seen flirting with Arthur.
Actions Of Court
No Tribute is to be paid, Raids are to be done into Saxon Territories

Events Of the Year
Army Activities
Arthur’s army repairs the walls of St. Albans and
helps direct the building of many castles throughout Logres.
Raids
The Knights of the Drunken Wyvern join General Hervis in raiding Kent, but refuse to pillage villages and kill peasants, this leads to an altercation between Gwyn and Hervis, nearly leading to blows.
Late Summer Court
Queen Margawse and her sons depart Arthur’s
court and journey back to Lothian. Over the winter,
it becomes apparent that the queen is pregnant
Christmas Court
The Brown Knight of the Wilds arrives at court,
Over the Winter
Sir Gwyn’s Squire Septimus (Younger brother of Sir Sextus de Numerous) impregnated the female squire, Guinet, of Sir Nasverna (She also happens to be the daughter of Sir Richard and Lady Nasamh
A Hasty wedding is put together at Cinder, and the two are married and the child legitimised.

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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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