Tough as the old trees, eldest of the Cellydon brothers. "The Oak of Tisbury"

6743 Glory

Book of the Dead

Cadwallon fell with the first sunrays hitting his face in his 53rd year in the forest of Gloom. His acts of bravery in defending his family and his children unto his death is talked about for many generations. His body was laid at rest in a tomb with effigy, payed for by Aurelius Ambrosius for deeds in the Kings Service that is never spoken of. Many of his glorious deeds were ahead of their time, and are often retold by later relatives. Amongst his many great deeds, he took part in felling the giant Sigeberht Longsword. He died a Notable Warrior.

Cadwallon was known for his Passionate and Energetic personality, his generousness, his honesty, his pride, his spirituality and his valour. He was also known for his Love of his Family, his Hospitality and his Loyalty for his old Battle-brothers.

He was an excellent Spearman, Swordsman and Rider as well as a talented Tactician, Scout, Composer, Bandager, Hunter, Intriguer, Public Speaker, and a knowledgeable Pagan and Singer. A man of many talents.

Cadwallons fourth wife survived the attack and took care of the children from the former marriages. Cadwallon left behind his wife Cerys, and three children from earlier marriages, Duddug, Annest and Cadry.

His son Cadry inherits the manor of Tisbury with all the lands that came with it, an old Iron Crown, A valuable Wolven cloak (£2), £12 in silver and gems, £4 in raw goods, a lock of Gwydeons Hair (Temperate), an old cymric chainmail with helmet, a cymric sword, a dagger, 5 spears, 5 javelins and two painted shields. The Saxon Clothes he wore at time of death was burned.

Information from life

Cellydon.pngBorn: 410
Death: 463
Son number: 1
Homeland: Salisbury,Logres
Culture: Cymric
Lineage: Cellydon
Liege Lord: Lord Robyn
Current Class: Famous Warrior , head of the Cellydon family
Current Home: Tisbury, Hillfort hundred
Distinctive features: Thick beard

Forms of address at time of death

Personal: Cadwallon
Colloquial name: Tisbury
Informal: Cadwallon of Tisbury
Formal: Cadwallon holder of Tisbury manor to Robyn, Comes a Rupes Sorviodunum.
Optional Suffix: of the Cellydon

Notable possessions at time of death

  • The Iron Crown of Cellydon
  • A wolf-cloak worth a small fortune.

Entourage at time of death

Hyfaidd, son of Hyloth, left 460
Amig, son of Maddog of Borders

Family at time of death

Wives and consorts at time of death:
Lleueu b. 422 w. 440 d. 440
Annest b. 427 w. 442 d. 442
Nia b. 428 w. 446 d. 461
Cerys b. 441 w. 462

Children at time of death:
Indeg b. 440 d. 458
Owain b. 447 d. 452
♀ Duddug b. 448
Colwen b. 449 d. 451
Tydfil b. 451 d. 451
♀ Annest b. 453
♂ Cadry b. 460


410: Born in the coldest winter of a generation

431: Became a fully fledged warrior at the age of 21

439: Fought in an echille in the Battle of Carlion under King Constantine with great bravery, together with is friends. Was given vassalage under The Lord of Sarum Rock for the great deeds in the battle.

441: Swears fealty to the new High King, Constans, son of Constantin

443: Is present when High King Constans is murdered by his Pictish guards, but is unable to protect the king. Swears fealty to the new High King, Vortigern.

444: Fought in several skirmishes, protecting against Pictish raids.

445: Digs in with parts of Vortigerns army in old fort Wardour. The fortis besieged in Spring. The fort falls in laste autumn after the old roman walls falls to roman sappers forced to work for the Picts. Manages to escape with parts of the troops.

446: Takes part in the Battle of Lincoln, where Vortigern has a great victory against the Picts with help from the Saxon kings Hengest and Horsa.

447: Witnesses the beautiful and wild Rowena seducing King Vortigern at the winter court.

450: Witnessed the wedding of King Vortigern and Princess Rowena. Stops a fight between several younger knights upsett that Rowena has received lands (Kent) as a the Cantiancii civitas (wedding price).

451: After having complained out loud about Rowenas pregnancy before her wedding, was sent to aid Aetius in the Battle of Chalons. Mangages to survive the legendary battle and returns to Britain with the other survivors, all of whom were knights dissatisfied with Vortigern’s policies. Vortigern welcomes the knights with honeyed words and a bitter heart.

452-454: Takes part in the raids on Ireland.

456: Helps expel he Irish raiders from Cambria.

457: Reluctantly takes part in the Battle of Kent, where British rebels from Kent are crushed and forced from their old lands to make way for the Saxon theods.

460: Took part in The Adventure of The Rules of Hospitality

461: Took part in The Adventure of The Dragon Banner

463: Died in the Night of Long Knives and Swore the Oath of Crows in the The Adventure of the Coming Dawn


Oath of Crows ikabodo