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  • Brother Canagus

    Canagus is the king’s almoner responsible for dispensing food, clothing, and pennies to the poor. He is humble, kind, and meek — qualities that often make him the butt of jokes in Uther’s hall. He suffers these insults without protest and prays for his …

  • Sir Bellias

    Bellias is from Armorica and was raised alongside Uther. During the Saxon campaigns under Ambrosius Aurelianus and King Uther, his prowess with sword and spear made him famous throughout Britain. In 480 he is the Captain of the King’s Guard, Uther’s …

  • Sir Diocenar

    Diocenar is in charge of the buttery, or butts of wine. He orders thousands of gallons per year making sure that the several qualities for knights, lords, and the king are available at every royal site. He also oversees the other food functions like the …

  • Abbot John

    Chancery The chancery is a department consisting entirely of clerks who copy the king’s commands into formal legalese, in duplicate; and the chancellor, or other court official, seals them and sends them on their way by royal messenger to the sheriffs of …

  • Brother Hugh

    *Royal Chamber* The chamber is the department responsible for the king’s personal quarters and everything in it. This staff includes the wardrober, barber, and laundress (who is always beautiful), among others. The King’s furniture and effects are borne …

  • Abner

    Abner is a commoner, and he reports directly to the king himself. He is fanatically loyal. He bears a ring of keys, each in its own cloth envelope so that they do not clink together, as if this will convince people he does not carry them on his person. …

  • Sir Gwyllim

    Sir Gwyllim holds the special position of Constable of the White Tower and holds the keys to the king’s own residence in Londinium. Though titled “constable” his job is not with horses, but are the benefits (and challenges) of being castellan. He is the …

  • Sir Sadinal

    Sir Sadinal oversees Uther’s household. The dapifer is responsible for the ordering of the king’s domestic household. He leads and coordinates all the department heads so that meals are grand, on-time, and plentiful. Clean beds, who sleeps where, proper …

  • Ralf

    Ralf is one of the few commoners fortunate enough to be recognized and known by the king. They speak together often about dogs, beasts of the hunt, and the virtues of various hunting sites. He is the man on the ground when the king goes hunting. At court …

  • Sir Ulfius

    Ulfius is the hardest-working baron in Logres. He became close friends with Uther as a child in Armorica and has remained a favorite ever since. Baron by blood, he has earned his way to the top through relentless effort in every battle, securing whatever …

  • Sir Brychan of Longridge

    Sir Brychan, the *Deputy Marshal of Logres*, has a deep, booming voice that inspires those he leads. He is a large man, with black hair and beard and blue eyes. He braids his hair and beard and wears the arm rings of the warriors he has killed to appear …

  • Sir Gaudifier

    Sir Gaudifier is the royal cupbearer, and at great feasts stands behind the king and pours his wine. He is the royal taster too, although he has several subordinates who he allows to do this job. At mealtime, Gaudifier greets people before they meet the …

  • Sir Goreau

    Sir Goreau oversees the royal demesne, spending most of his time outside the eyre, making the rounds of stewards and bailiffs and overseeing the royal holdings. He travels with two clerks, one called “Scribbler” and the other “Counting Man,” who always …

  • Geoffrey, esq

    If you go to where the court is and say you want to see the king, everyone who knows anything will send you to these men. Their job is to sort out newcomers and send them where they ought to be. They are perfectly polite to all knights and lords, snobbish …

  • Henry, esq

    If you go to where the court is and say you want to see the king, everyone who knows anything will send you to these men. Their job is to sort out newcomers and send them where they ought to be. They are perfectly polite to all knights and lords, snobbish …

  • Sir Mataban the White

    Mataban is the oldest and most dignified of the knights of the court. He served the same role for King Aurelius Ambrosius. At least one of these officials is always available at court, and one is always away with the advance party preparing wherever …

  • Sir Taran

    At least one of these officials is always available at court, and one is always away with the advance party preparing wherever the king will go next. They sort out visitors according to rank, and escort all lords to [[:sir-sadinal | Sir Sadinal]], the …

  • Sir Verdius

    At least one of these officials is always available at court, and one is always away with the advance party preparing wherever the king will go next. They sort out visitors according to rank, and escort all lords to [[:sir-sadinal | Sir Sadinal]], the …

  • Sir Yvo

    Only three men living may touch the ancient banner of the Pendragon: King Uther, his son Madoc, and Sir Yvo of Lower Hightown (in County Hantonne). Yvo earned this right serving Aurelius Ambrosius in battle. Despite the great honors heaped upon him by …

  • Brother Syrion

    Brother Syrion is a Russet Monk from the White City in Hantonne. He worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a clerk in the Treasury and patiently proving his honesty and diligence. He is deeply committed to his job, and rather dull in everything …

  • Sir Canet of Occire

    This young and eager knight is happy to associate with anyone more experienced than him (which is almost anyone). “Friendly Canet” will blab out anything he has heard about anything that might please the knight who is asking.

  • Sir Felix

    Sir Felix, aka “Sir Happy Happy,” is the inevitable happy drunk of the hall. Never hysterical or falling down, he is always ready to talk, although half of what he says is bollocks.

  • Melion, esq

    Melion is always at the royal stable, and will lend a horse, take a horse in, or otherwise be the guy the Player-knights recognize. He doesn’t talk much — except about horses.

  • Dyanne

    Dyanne is Uther’s latest in a long list of concubines. She is pretty — but not too pretty — and ambitious, but not too capable. Overall, simple and guileless. She is a cousin of the Duke of the Marche.

  • Lady Wynflaeth

    Every court has a ruthless, conniving woman who is trying to get ahead. Wynflaeth is she at Uther’s court. She is the daughter of [[:sir-mataban-the-white | Sir Mataban the White]], one of the old, established court knights who serve as the backbone for …