Rumours 488

“Then Victory to the Honorable! We go, and leave poison behind us.”

Thus uttered the King Syagrius as he leapt onto his horse and rides of into glory, and death. It is the talk of the court, of how Prince Madoc, against the oath of his father leaves King Syagrius stranded. All the talk of roman fashion, trends and music is lost in a few weeks.

The court struggles to find new trends.

Conversations at the court

Women gossip by the fire

“Having all these great dukes around every spring makes life here crowded!”

“Yes, but it’s not so bad this time, is it?”

“Don’t you think it’s bad news when they’re here? Another war? Are the Saxons going to come here again?”

“Listen, darlings, if it’s the king and the dukes, then no Saxons are going to get close to here.”

“Well, I’ll say that having all these men around is pleasure for some of us!”

[everyone laughs]

Prince Madoc speaks his mind

“A new Saxon army is in the north led by Octa and Eosa. They are pillaging Malahaut right now, and besieging Eburacum. Duke Lindsey has kept them out of Logres so far.”

“All vassals of the king must report to war this summer with half their knights. Bring 40 days’ worth of food.”

Ulfius makes his voice heard

“Word is that Praetor Syagrius was defeated by King Claudas last summer.”

Count Roderick speaks

“King Idres was seen in Cornwall last year, this does not bode well.”

“The Prince will do what he does. It sometimes seems as if kings are exempt from the normal laws of humanity. It’s not our place to question them, no matter how… how iniquitous they may seem. After all, his actions were good for Britain. The plunder will do his empty treasury well, and King Claudas won’t hate us any more than he already does.”

Royal Conversation

“We march on Cornwall this summer. We cannot tolerate the audacity of our vassals any longer. The Duke must know his place. Duke Lindsey will return home to harass the Saxons around Lincoln.”

Current Fashion and trends

Men’s fashion in 488:

Clothes: The roman fashion went away as soon as it came. Since Madoc openly left King Syagrius to himself fashion has changed rapidly. Men usually wear cymric fashion, sometimes even wearing battle-tunics to feasts.
The most popular colors this year is grey.

Hairstyle: Short hair with old style long moustache.
Currently, dark hair is popular.

Women’s fashion in 488:

Clothes: Womens fashion has changed as well. No more roman fashion, and the court is struggling to find someone to idolize.
The most popular colors this year is black.

Hairstyle: Hair cut short.
Currently, blonde hair is popular.

Rumours at court
  • Things are too quiet in the west.
  • Can the north be held if the king is of to war again and again?
  • The king met with King Cadwy last year in summerland. What did they talk about?
  • Count Ulfius is having trouble with his stomach.
  • A woman dropped her lady’s child on the floor in Bedegraine this winter. They had her flogged. The child will never be the same.
  • Jenna is growing up fast.
  • Still no pregnancy in the Rock. The advisors console themselves that a son
    will surely soon follow.
Intrigues at court

[Intrigue 5+] Prince Meliodas has taken in someones young child.

[Intrigue 10+] The site of the battle has been chosen, the confrontation is set. But the king’s vassals have not brought as many men as they could have.

[Intrigue 12+] Lady Pomponia has managed to escape to one of her castles. They say she keeps slaves in her tower, former nobles.

Rumours 488

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