Campaign of the Month: August 2016
Oath of Crows
The dark ghost of Snowdon
Following his brother, Horsa, and his arrival at Ynys Ruym, Hengist negotiated with the King of the Britons, Vortigern, for more land. At her father’s orders, Rowena got Vortigern drunk at a feast, and he was so enchanted by her, he agreed to give her father whatever he wanted in exchange for permission to marry her (the fate of Vortigern’s first wife, Sevira, daughter of Magnus Maximus, is not known).
It is clear to many that the British king’s lust for a pagan woman was a prompting by the Devil. Hengist demands the Kingdom of Kent, which Vortigern foolishly grants him. This agreement proves disastrous for the Britons and allows the Saxons to strengthen their foothold in Britain considerably.
According to historians, Vortigern “and his wives” were burned alive by heavenly fire in the fortress of Snowdon, “Vortigern’s Rock”, in North Wales.
Distinctive features: White skin, Long hair, Open wounds
♂ Cerdic, b. 451
451: Births a son, Cerdic
469: Dies in a fire in the tower of Mount Snowdon.
498: Is found to still be haunting the old tower of Mount Snowdon by several knights venturing into the old ruins.