The Huntington Campaign
1st Earl of Huntington
[Cymric Christian, b. 467]
Addressed as “Your Lordship”
Earl Dafydd wields an ancestral Damascene sword called Iron Eclipse.
In 490, as a young banneret knight in the service of King Uther Pendragon, Daydd’s military prowess helped stop a major Saxon incursion into Logres. Moreover, he directly assisted in capturing the Saxon kings Octa and Eosa at that time. Uther rewarded him by giving him the title of earl and granting him Huntington County as his fief (this land in eastern Logres was initially part of the high king’s demesne). This benefited Uther as well, seeing as it placed a talented military commander on the borders of the Angle and Saxon controlled areas to the east and south-east.
The town of Beale Valet has a old Roman fortification built to guard this area of the Dubglass River, being the final place where large vessels can properly navigate the waterway. Over time, this fortification has been transformed into the Castle of Riverward.