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Chronicles of the Knights of Salisbury

From the pen of Brother Cornelius of Amesbury Abbey

Editor's note: Brother Cornelius's active years were from 1130-1160 AD. This entry is from the year 1148.
Seeohtwo writes: Couldn't you use a more credible source as the basis for this wiki entry?

489

The year of our lord 489 brought ill tidings to the continent's Roman contingent. Praetor Syagrius, without allies or force, succumbed to the Frankish hordes. These were not the civilized Christians of Charlemagne's age, but true barbarians and warlords. Madoc's treachery filled the coffers of Logres, but left the vestiges of Roman Christendom adrift in the now Frank lands.

Saxon incursions to the North of Uther's kingdom caused grave concern throughout the land. The Pendragon, wise and righteous ruler that he was, however, marshaled his troops South to Cornwall. With Duke Gorlois' own ally, Earl Tegfan of Jagent at his side, the King stood on unfavorable ground to oppose his Cornish foe. The Lord intervened ahead of battle, however, and the Duke submitted to the true king at mere glance of the sword, Excalibur.

Feasts and merriment followed. Peace in the Pendragon's lands reigned. The beginning of a united front in Logres under the Pendragon arose. Prince Madoc gained respect, though he'd lose much the previous year, skirmishing with the forces of the Saxon Kings Octa and Eosa near Lindsey.

And yet, dark specters of what was to come haunted the kingdom. Stories of the Wild Hunt, the dead army of the underworld demon, Gwynn ap Nudd, circulated through the south of Logres. It was but Pagan superstition, the last vestiges of the the childish faith of these lands, but the effect on the populace was great. The Knights of Salisbury, given their experience vanquishing evil from the lands were sent out by Earl Roderick to quell the diablerie or foolishness causing panic. They succeeded with God's help.

Editor's note: From archaeological sites tied to this run of "the Wild Hunt" modern historians believe that Romans, perhaps members of Praetor Syagrius' followers, including the Praetor himself, fabricated a story using the myth of the Wild Hunt as cover for other activities. Given their trajectory, they may have been heading toward Devizes to kill Prince Madoc. If this was the case, they did not succeed. The reason why may be lost to history.
Seeohtwo writes: Come on! It is clear that the Salisbury knights convinced the Praetor to give up on his mission of revenge. I bet it was Sir Cenwyn.

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Sir Iorwerth of Woodford ~ Joy came to the lord of Woodford as he married Lady Mared, the mother of Duke Glasnant of Lambor. His happiness was tempered by the loss of his cousin, Sir Dallwyr.
Seeohtwo writes: When did that dweeb become a duke?
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Sir Hywel of Idmiston ~ The lord of Idmiston's decision to land his former rival, Sir Rhisiart, did not bring blessings on the man. His crops withered and his wife, the lively Lady Indeg died in childbirth bearing him a son, Cedifor.
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Sir Cenwyn of Shrewton ~ A complicated path followed the lord of Shrewton. His lands, and those of the monastery he fostered, prospered. He remained unmarried, obtuse, and unpopular. Whatever hung over him in early knighthood continued to cast a shadow.
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Sir Tegwyn of Berwick St. James ~ Berwick St. James' lord spent the year on assignment as the Earl's chief bodyguard. He saw occasional service on the borders of Salisbury with patrols.
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Sir Cerridwyn of Steeple Langford ~ REDACTED

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