The Huntington Campaign
Banneret Knight, Lord of Brooks Narrow & Lord of Thaddeus Hall
Player: John S.
Current Glory Ranking: Notable Knight
Culture & Religion: Roman Christian
Sir Celsus was born in the City of Lindum (a.k.a, Lincoln) in the Duchy of Lindsey, Logres. His parents are Sir Magnus and Lady Sigune, both also Roman Christians from Lindum. Magnus is a mercenary knight and Sigune is formerly a commoner, coming from a family of shopkeepers. Several years ago, while working in the store, Sigune acquired a ring that she claims is magical, and wants to one day pass it onto a son or grandson who proves virtuous enough to unlock its enchantments. As to what its enchantment is, she has, thus far, not said.
480: Birth of Celsus in the City of Lindum (a.k.a., Lincoln) to Sir Magnus and Lady Sigune.
493: Sir Magnus hears that Earl Dafydd of Huntington County is hiring large numbers of mercenary knights to assist in his battles against Saxon encroachment. Wanting to take advantage of this opportunity, Magnus ,moves his family to the town of Beale Valet and begins his employment for Earl Dafydd.
495: Squired – Celsus becomes an original member of the newly formed Company of the Crimson Hawk (Town of Beale Valet, Huntington County). Mentored under Sir Edam. As a squire, Celsus participates in the Battle of St. Albans, protecting the supply wagons of the forces of King Uther Pendragon from a Saxon attack. He also attends the funeral and burial of King Uther at Stonehenge.
496: Meets the daughters of Sir Galadorn.
497: Investigates the haunting of the Manor House of Lonely Elm.
498: Battles Saxon marauders in the forest near the Village of Langster.
499: Participates in an event known as “The Honorable Challenge of the Squires,” which pits the Company of the Crimson Hawk against the Company of the Iron Fist (i.e., some squires from the Barony of Brun). The challenge includes non-lethal combat (in which Celsus defeats Kenmark) and other tests of skill. Huntington proves to be the winning side at the end of the day. The Honorable Challenge of the Squires eventually inspires the concept of bohorts featured in tournaments.
500: Travels to Sycamore Castle to assist in ransoming Sir Emeric (the father of Dragan) from the Saxons. Emeric relates how Sir Taurinus, the father of Donecus, was imprisoned with him, but he escaped in 494 after believing that he would never be ransomed, and declaring the life of a mercenary knight to be foolish. Emeric does not know the whereabouts of Taurinus.
501: Attended a fancy dress ball with Lady Claressant as his date. Celsus was dress as a shark and Claressant was dressed as a peacock. Because Celsus proved to be the worst dancer of the evening, he was determined to be the “Left Shark,” calling to mind an event that happened at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX.
502: Assisted in freeing villagers from Regmar the Bandit King and his band of elite rogues known as the Black Shields. Regmar uses demonic magic to ensure he is not captured.
503: Participated in the Quest of Raul the Foole.
504: Knighted by Earl Dafydd of Huntington. Sir Damahaut becomes a bachelor knight residing in Beale Valet. To prove himself worthy of becoming a vassal knight, the earl sent Celsus to the fairy realm to learn the fate of Sir Kendrick, rescuing him if it was even possible. Celsus succeeded in this endeavor (see the Adventure Log for 504 for details).
Landed – Earl Dafydd gives Celsus the Estate of Thaddeus Hall as a grant (located in Huntington County near its border with the Anglian Hills). At this point, Celsus becomes a vassal knight.
505: Marriage – Weds Lady Claressant, oldest daughter of Sir Galadorn. Lacking a son, this makes Celsus the heir-apparent of Galadorn’s title of Banneret, as well as his estate, Brooks Narrow in Southports. Unfortunately, this fief is currently overrun by Saxons.
506: Birth of Primanus Aeron Magnusson, the son of Celsus & Claressant.
Celsus joins a mission to finally put an end to Regmar the Brigand King and his band of outlaws known as the Black Shields. Celsus and his allies manage to find and enter Regmar’s secret lair, and in the ensuing battle, Sir Donecus stabs Regmar with his magic sword which possesses a slaying power applicable to Regmar and any of his blood descendants. Although the special power of the weapon greatly wounded him, Regmar was able to resist its full effects and he strikes Donecus unconscious with his own enchanted weapon, the Mace Malevolence. Sir Damahaut, picks up the slaying sword and kills Regmar. When Regmar’s helmet is removed, his identity as Sir Taurinus is revealed, being the father of Donecus who has been missing for years. Donecus now knows that he, himself, is susceptible to the slaying power of his sword.
507: Attends the 1st Banbury Fair (Barony of Tribruit).
508: Battle for London – Celsus assists in capturing Lud’s Castle from its Saxon occupiers.