Campaign of the Month: August 2016
Oath of Crows
Est Seaxe (Caercolun)
Formerly known as Caercolun and a former roman province. It once belonged to the mighty and rich Duke of the Saxon Shore together with the county Caerwent. The line has since died out, seemingly without any heir. It was conquered in 485 by the Saxon warlord Æthelswith and renamed Est Seaxe. Most of the peasantry has already been replaced by Saxon immigrants, but some still remain. Almost none of the old famous fighting-spirit of Caercolun remains though.
Caercolun and Caerwent gets their name from King Coel, who once was said to rule Britain. In the stories Coel grows upset with Asclepiodotus’s handling of the Diocletianic Persecution and begins a rebellion in his duchy of Caer Colun He meets Asclepiodotus in battle and kills him, thus taking the kingship of Britain upon himself. Rome, apparently, is pleased that Britain has a new king, and sends senator Constantius to negotiate with him. Afraid of the Romans, Coel meets Constantius and agrees to pay tribute and submit to Roman laws as long as he is allowed to retain the kingship. Constantius agrees to these terms, but Coel dies one month later. Constantius marries Coel’s daughter, Helena, and crowns himself as Coel’s successor. Helena subsequently gives birth to a son who becomes the Emperor Constantine the Great, giving a British pedigree to the Roman imperial line.
Also known as: East Seaxe
Dominant lord: Æthelswith
Political strength: Insignificant (1)
Military strength: Notable (3)