Campaign of the Month: August 2016
Oath of Crows
The Guardian of the old Legends
Book of the Dead
Edern fell with the first sunrays hitting his face in his 48th 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.
Edern was known for his Valorous and Vengeful personality, as well as his Energy and his Modesty. He was also known for his Honor and his Loyalty to his old Battle-brothers
He was an excellent Swordsman and Spearman, as well as a talented Tactician, Rider, Orator and well knew the ways of the common folk..
Ederns wife survived the attack and took care of the surviving children Lilian, Cynyr the bastard and Gammond. The eldest son Rhodri, had been blinded in the attack and went to cloister in the newly founded Ambrosius Abbey a few years later, renouncing all claims of inheritance.
His son Gammond inherits the manor of Ludwell with all the lands that came with it, £1 pound in silver, an old cymric chainmail with helmet, a cymric sword, a dagger, a roman shield, 5 spears, 10 javelins and three painted shields. The Saxon Clothes he wore at time of death was burned.
Information from life
Son number: 1
Liege Lord: Lord Robyn
Current Class: Famous Warrior, head of the Anarawd family
Current Home: Ludwell, Hillfort hundred
Tall and Slender
Forms of address at time of death
Colloquial name: Ludwell
Informal: Edern of Ludwell
Formal: Edern holder of Ludwell manor to Robyn, Comes a Rupes Sorviodunum.
Optional Suffix: of the Anarawd
Notable possessions at time of death
Elad, son of Amhold
Clydno, son of Brodric
Family at time of death
Wives and consorts at time of death:
Braith b. 417 w. 436 d. 454
Lilo b. 439 w. 457
Children at time of death:
♀ Adwen b. 437
♂ Rhodri b. 440
Tudfwi b. 442 d. 455
♀ Lilian b. 460
♂ Cynyr b. 460 (bastard taken in)
♂ Gamon b. 461
415: Born in late spring, when the bird sang.
436: 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 his battle-brothers. 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 not present when High King Constans is murdered by his Pictish guards, but witnesses Constantine’s two younger brothers being ferried of to the continent. Is sworn to secrecy.
444: Fought in several skirmishes, protecting against Pictish raids.
445: Digs in with parts of Vortigerns army in castle Wardour. The Castle is besieged in Spring. The castle 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. Calls out after seeing Rowena pregnant before during the wedding.
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