King Arthur Pendragon

480 finish
+ winter phase for Sir Iefan

With: Timo aka Sir Iefan of Burcombe

After the Battle of Salisbury, Sir Iefan of Burcombe spent two weeks recuperating from his wounds and attended the burial of High King Aurelius Ambrosius at the Giant’s Dance (Stonehenge). There is much grief while the king is laid to rest in a grave prepared by Merlin the Magician. After the burial the barons of Logres acclaim Uther King of Logres. He asks the Supreme Collegium to pronounce him High King of Britain. However after a secret ballot Uther is far from the 3/4 majority.

After a delegation from Salisbury reaches Westminster Abbey for Uther’s coronation, Sir Iefan has free time to visit Londinium. His plan is to purchase a steel sword to act as backup if his family heirloom should brake in battle. Sir Iefan finds himself lost in London and offers coin for instructions to a blacksmith. A fellow called Old Tom distinguishes himself from the throng of city folk volunteering. After a generous payment Tom took Sir Iefan to see the sights and finally led him to a courtyard smithy. Iefan made bought a new sword, had his family heirloom bronze sword examined and made arrangements for an iron sword like the one above the smiths anvil. The smith claimed it was a family heirloom also, made by his great grandfather, to hunt fey creatures. Afterwards he returned to Salisbury camp. Uther was crowned King of Logres and there was much feasting.

Later in the year, Sir Iefan spent time getting to know his lands and people better. As a result he sire two daughters in the village. As a Honest and Generous knight, he offered the children be brought up in his manor as the mothers care for them in shifts.

As a result of Saxon raiding leading up the battle, it was becoming clear that the harvest was not going to cut it. Sir Iefan led some of his knights and peasants on a raid towards Sussex and managed to gather enough easy pickings to carry his manor over to the new year.

Year 480
The King is dead! Long live the king!

Simo: Sir Godfrey of Marston
Timo: Sir Iefan of Burcombe
Jenni: Sir Aeron of Boyton
Jani: Sir Aldwyn of Durnford
Jari: Sir Morgan of Dinton
Markku: Sir Duncan of Tisbury

We begin they year with a small feast and knighting of many promising squires. Afterwards, Sir Elad approaches the young knights and informs them that Sir Roderick, Count of Salisbury has a mission for them.

Led by Sir Elad the knights travel to Wynchbank Castle (Windsor) to meet the baron, Sir Gwylon. Sir Roderick is interested in arranging an engagement with Lady Ellen, the barons only child and heir. Though she is only 13 years old, she is growing into a beautiful young woman. The knights also learn that Sir Blains, Duke Ulfius’s trusted man has been making similar advances, but has thus far been rebuffed. The matter is put on hold, when during easter court, King Aurelius Ambrosius reveals that both the Irish and Saxons from Kent are making moves against Logres.

Half the kings army marches to Cambria to counter the Irish led by Prince Uther and his newly “found” and knighted son Madoc. The other half waits in defence of Salisbury as news reaches Sarum, that the fleet is sailing up the river Avon.

During the Battle of Salisbury the forces of Britain are holding their own well untill the king suddenly falls from his horse dead. Later, there are rumors of poison before the battle. When morale is low and the knights of Logres fall back is dismay, Sir Gorlois of Cornwall leads the reserves and cuts the enemy army in half. During the final cleanup, the knights of Salisbury spot a Saxon hero and his bodyguards and valiantly try to reach him. Sir Duncan of Tisbury is slain and the young warchief makes off, though sorely wounded.


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