The Great Deeds of Our Knights Adventurous

The thrilling adventures of our hero knights from the reception of their knightly charge from Count Roderick in 484.

King Uther Period

481 495

The period of the reign of King Uther, from his ascension to the throne in 481 to his death by poison at the Infamous Feast in 495.

  • A.D. 484
    The Knighting of Sir Bradwen, Sir Gaius, Sir Maelog, and Sir Monroe
    Life, Milestone

    In this year, Sir Bradwen, Sir Gaius, Sir Monroe, and Sir Maelog were knighted.

  • Summer A.D. 485
    The First Battle of Our Heroes
    Military action

    Sir Bradwen, Sir Gaius, and Sir Monroe fight their first battle against the Saxons and save Prince Madoc's life.

  • Christmas A.D. 485
    Sir Bradwen Falls in Love
    Life, Relationship change

    Sir Bradwen sees Rhiannon from Dragon Hill and falls instantly in love with her.

  • Summer A.D. 486
    The Adventure of the Sword Lake
    Life, Achievement/ Win

    Sir Bradwen, Sir Gaius, and Sir Monroe help a goatherd get a sword.

  • Christmas A.D. 486
    The Sword Feast
    Political event

    King Uther and his court visit Sarum for a grand Christmas Feast and Merlin gives him the sword Excalibur.

  • Christmas A.D. 486
    The Unmasking of Monroe and the Conception of Mordu
    Life, Identity

    Sir Monroe's true identity is discovered by his friends and Mordu is conceived.

  • Spring A.D. 487
    Sir Bradwen has a Misadventure at His Wedding
    Life, Relationship change

    Sir Bradwen goes to his wedding, but Lord Gwawl tricks him into giving up his bride.

  • Spring A.D. 487
    Embassy to Lincoln
    Diplomatic action

    The knights go on an embassy to Lincoln with King Uther and help him win the loyalty of Duke Corneus. Sir Gaius met Sir Barda and learned more of Lady Arwen.

  • Spring A.D. 487
    Saexwulf the Saxon Makes Himself Known
    Military action

    The knights travel to Tintagel. During their journey, they are ambushed by the Saxon Saexwulf and meet Sir Brithael, Sir Jordan, and Sir Ralf.

  • Spring A.D. 487
    The Adventure of the Curse of Cornwall
    Diplomatic action

    The knights travel as an embassy to Cornwall and lift a curse that had fallen on the land.

  • Midsummer A.D. 487
    Sir Monroe Marries Lady Lisafleur
    Marriage

    Sir Monroe and Lady Lisafleur are married.

  • Fall A.D. 487
    Mordu Born to Sir Monroe
    Life, Birth

    The child Mordu, son of Lady Maylene and King Uther, is born. It is claimed that he is the child of Lady Lisafleur by her husband Sir Monroe. Those counting the months smirk but think nothing more of it.

  • Spring A.D. 488
    The Adventure of the Wizard Bag
    Marriage

    Sir Bradwen and his friends go in disguise to Lord Gwawl's wedding and Sir Bradwen wins the hand of Lady Rhiannon.

  • Summer A.D. 488
    The Invasion of Frankland
    Military action

    The knights travel with Prince Madoc to France to aid Praetor Syagrius, and during their journey they get to know three Cornwall knights.

  • Winter A.D. 488
    Bradwen III Born to Bradwen II
    Life, Birth

    Lady Rhiannon is delivered of a male child who is christened Sir Bradwen III.

  • Summer A.D. 489
    Excalibur's Peace
    Diplomatic action

    King Uther, fed up with Duke Gorlois's recalcitrance, takes his army to Cornwall but peace is struck at the last moment thanks to the Sword Excalibur and the word of Sir Bradwen, Sir Gaius, and Sir Monroe.

  • Summer A.D. 489
    The Rescue of Lady Arwen and the Desolation of Home
    Military action

    Sir Gaius learns of the capture of Lady Arwen by Saxon raiders and rides hard to her rescue, but Sir Gaius and Sir Bradwen return home to a terrible surprise.

  • Summer A.D. 489
    Sir Gaius Marries Lady Arwen
    Marriage

    After many trials, Sir Gaius finally marries Lady Arwen.

  • Winter A.D. 490
    Gaius Barda is born to Gaius Lucius and Lady Arwen
    Life, Birth

    Lady Arwen is delivered of a male child.

  • Summer A.D. 490
    The Battle of Lindsey
    Military action

    The knights fight in the Battle of Lindsey, and, though Sir Gaius is slain, the Saxons are defeated.

  • Summer A.D. 490
    The Great Victory Feast
    Gathering / Conference

    Our knights witness the beginning of Uther's infatuation with the Lady Ygraine, and Squire Felix is knighted before the whole kingdom by Count Roderick.

  • Fall A.D. 490
    Lady Arwen visits Sir Bradwen
    Miscellaneous

    Lady Arwen visits Sir Bradwen to tell him a terrible secret and to make him swear revenge upon the Saxon Saexwulf and the Lady Siefe.

  • Christmas A.D. 490
    Prisoners of Courtesy
    Gathering / Conference

    Though Duke Gorlois asked Uther many times to be excused to return to his lands, the King, enflamed with lust for the Duke's wife, kept the Duke and his wife by his side. In time, the King's advances towards Lady Ygraine became intolerable, and the Duke and his forces left without permission.   Yet, while all this was going on, Lady Ygraine called about a promise of help by Sir Monroe and asked him to bring Merlin to her. Monroe did so, and learned that Ygraine sought Merlin's help that she might lay with King Uther, for she desired him too.

  • Winter A.D. 491
    Rhoswyn Aerona is Born to Lady Arwen
    Life, Birth

    Lady Arwen is delivered of a female child conceived by her late husband before his death.

  • Spring A.D. 491
    The Taking of Tintagel
    Military action

    At the request of Merlin and aided by his magic, our knights help King Uther and Ygraine to attain their desire.

  • Spring A.D. 491
    Jeritza is born to Sir Monroe
    Life, Birth

    Jeritza is born to Sir Monroe. Her true father is Squire Bob.

  • Winter A.D. 492
    Aoife is Born to Sir Bradwen
    Life, Birth

    Lady Rhiannon is delivered of a female child.

  • Spring A.D. 492
    The Double Wedding of Margawse and Elaine
    Marriage

    Our knights adventurous witnessed the marriage of Margawse to King Lot of Lothian and Elaine to King Nentres of Garloth.

  • Winter A.D. 493
    Yvonne is born to Sir Monroe
    Life, Birth

    Yvonne is born to Sir Monroe. Her true father is Sir Cerwin.

  • Winter A.D. 493
    King Uther Falls Ill
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

    Rumors begin to spread that King Uther has fallen ill and is rarely seen in court.

  • Summer A.D. 493
    The Kidnapping of Minerva
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

    Monroe's sister Minerva is kidnapped by Sir Huw and taken on charges of treason to the Sheriff on Salisbury. Our knights use subterfuge to rescue her and secret her away to sanctuary with Archbishop Dubricus.

  • Summer A.D. 493
    The Saxon Kings Escape
    Political event

    Kings Octa and Eosa escape their captivity in London, but Uther is too sick to respond.

  • Summer A.D. 493
    Envoy to Eburacum
    Diplomatic action

    Count Roderick asks our knights to go with him to Eburacum to seek the help of the northern kings, and Sir Monroe makes a dangerous rendezvous. At Eburacum, the knights meet their old rival Saexwulf and learn that the northern kings are planning to make alliance with the Saxons.

  • Summer A.D. 494
    Lindsey Attacked
    Military action

    The Saxons come down and attack Lincoln. The Duke of Linsdey shuts himself in and Saxons ravage the countryside. Despite this assault on Logres, Uther does not respond and remains sequestered away from his court.

  • A.D. 494
    Our Knights Pursue Their Own Agendas
    Miscellaneous

    Our knights avoid any major events this year and instead take care of various personal matters.

  • Fall A.D. 494
    Sif is born to Sir Monroe
    Life, Birth

    Sif is born to Sir Monroe. Her true father is Sir Cerwin.

  • Summer A.D. 495
    The Battle of St. Albans
    Military action

    All the knights of Logres gather to stop the Saxon advance at the city of St. Albans. Though King Uther is so ill he is born on a litter, the knights of Logres triumph against the barbarian horde. Our knights adventurous save the life of Count Roderick and slay their Saxon rival Saexwulf.

  • Summer A.D. 495
    The Infamous Feast
    Disaster / Destruction

    A grand feast is held in St. Albans, but tragedy strikes when the nobles of Logres are poisoned and Logres descends into anarchy.

  • Summer A.D. 495
    Councils and Broken Fellowship in Salisbury
    Gathering / Conference

    Countess Ellen summons the most loyal knights of Salisbury to seek their support in ruling till her son comes of age. Sir Monroe unmasks as Dame Maylene and is acknowledged as a knight by Lady Ellen, but Bradwen and Sir Felix learn of Maylene's treachery and swords are drawn.

  • Winter A.D. 495
    Sir Felix Marries Lady Morwenna
    Marriage

    Despite the dark times in Logres, Sir Felix and Lady Morwenna, the sister of Sir Bradwen, are married in a joyous ceremony.

  • Winter A.D. 495
    Roderick is born to Sir Bradwen
    Life, Birth

    A son is born to Sir Bradwen II and Lady Rhiannon.

  • Christmas A.D. 495
    The Sword in the Stone
    Era beginning/end

    The land grows dark, the Saxon menace hovers like a glooming cloud, those who travel abroad in the land even say that the wilderness has encroached seemingly overnight, making former highways into mere trails and turning formerly habitable land into wastelands. Indeed, the land of Tribuit to the north of St. Albans has entirely vanished into a black and forboding wood. Yet in the darkness comes a sign, on the feast of Christmas in London, as the snow fell and the men and women left Mass for home, they saw in the court of the cathedral a wonder - a sword stuck fast in a stone, and on the stone inscribed the words, “Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.”

Anarchy Period

496 > Current

Almost all of the nobles of Logres have been poisoned, leaving the land bereft of leadership.

  • Winter A.D. 496
    Sir Felix is given the Manor Newton Tony as His Own

    Lady Ellen gives the now vacant manor Newton Tony to Sir Felix as a reward for his service.

  • Spring A.D. 496
    Aethelswith Demands Tribute
    Political event

    Lady Ellen held court in Sarum with her privy council. While in court, Aetheling Aescwine arrived as envoy for his father Aetheling Aethelswith of Essex arrived and demanded that Sarum pay tribute of 100 cattle and 100 silver as a guarantee of peace. After much deliberation with her knights, Lady Ellen decided to pay tribute, but also to invest in improving the defenses of Sarum.

    Location
    Sarum
  • Winter A.D. 496
    The Twins Cassius and Canus are born to Sir Felix
    Life, Birth

    Lady Morwenna is delivered of male twins.

  • Summer A.D. 496
    The Squires and the Wolf

    The squires of Our Knights Adventerous are sent by Lady Ellen to Archbishop Dubricus to retrieve the knucklebone of St. George in hopes it might help drive off the wolves that had been tormenting the shepherds of Salisbury. Along the way, they discover scandal and meet a wicked robber knight.

  • Summer A.D. 496
    King Cerdic Calls for Fealty
    Political event

    King Cerdic sends his son Cynric to invite envoys of Lady Ellen to a feast in Hamshire, which Cerdic has recently conquered. Reluctantly, the knights attend the feast and agree to an alliance with King Cerdic, who promises them protection in exchange for their loyalty.

  • Spring A.D. 497
    Saxons Demand More Tribute
    Political event

    Aetheling Aescwine came to court and demanded tribute on behalf of Essex, while Aetheling Cynric demanded tribute on behalf of Wessex.

    Location
    Sarum
  • Spring A.D. 497
    Terror at Newton Manor
    Disaster / Destruction

    At the behest of his wife, Sir Bradwen held a feast at his manor for his friends and family to lighten spirits in the dark time of the Anarchy. Instead, disaster struck and Sir Bradwen's lands were ravaged, his wife kidnapped, and Squire Kestrel mutilated. Worse still, Sir Felix cheated on Bradwen's sister during the feast.

  • 498


    A Haunting at the Abbey