Rumours 480

During the winter of 480 the court is almost only interested in war. During this year the Battle of Salisbury was fought just outside the walls of Sarum, and is obviously something most people are interested in. And the death of a King is not something that happens often.

Conversations at the court


Women gossip by the fire


“Oh dear me, isn’t it horrible that our high king was killed? They say his soul was taken away by the devil in a flaming chariot.”
“You ninny, that was his soul ascending to heaven. Who fills your head with such rot? “
“She has a point, you know. The high king saved us from that tyrant Vortigern, and has held off the Saxons
for years.”
“His brother is no slouch! I daresay he is even stronger than the High King was. You will never see him struck
down in battle! He’ll be bringing home Saxons in chains before the year is out, you wait and see.”
“Oh, I hope so.”
“Trust it, if he’s half as good at killing as he is at swiving then we are safe.”

Prince Madoc speaks his mind


“My father will be the greatest King Britain has ever known. Those old fools at Supreme Collegium are blind to not see it.”

Duke Ulfius speaks his mind


“The King of Bedegraine has refused to send tribute to our King, so we are mustering an army to invade. A mounted army will move faster than a big one, so we are taking only our best knights with us. Footmen and the levy will join us from Linden. We don’t need that many to deal with Bedegraine.”

Royal Conversation


“The King of Bedegraine has refused to send tribute to our King, so we are mustering an army to invade. The southern lords will bring just their best knights, riding quickly, while the northern lords will bring foot soldiers and supply wagons to feed everyone.”

Current Fashion and trends

Men’s fashion in 481:

Clothes: Long tunics, embroidery, cape, impressive buckles.
480_hair.pngPopular colours are dark red, dark blue and beige.

Hairstyle: Long hair tied in top knot and half-long beard. Usually cut with knife, cut hair is associated with romans.
Currently, dark hair is popular.

Women’s fashion in 481:

headdress.pngClothes: Long woolen dresses, cape, bronze jewlery.
Popular colours are dark red, dark blue and beige.

Hairstyle: Medium length hair, pure white hairdress
Currently, dark hair is popular.

Whispers at court
  • The Imber Bear has been slain, but squires nonetheless
  • A beautiful red lass has been seen wandering the hills of Hillfort late at night, singing to the cattle
  • Count Roderick sent a delegation early in the spring last year to the Baron of Wynchbank, some say he thinks about marriage. But the Baron of Wynchbank died in the battle of Salisbury, and his daughter has become the ward of the King.

Rumours 480

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