The Court of Salisbury

The Earl and his Family

Earl Roderick (Glory 8,840): The Earl of Salisbury, Roderick is a warrior famed for his prowess, having fought under King Uther against the Saxons to the east. He is noted for his deadly feud with Sir Blains, the Steward of Levcomagus, for whom he holds a deep grudge (Mistrust +6) because they were both suitors of Lady Ellen many years ago.

The Earl’s arms are blue and gold (yellow) horizontal stripes

Countess Ellen (Glory 2,147; APP 14): The Countess Ellen is a daughter of the Count of Silchester. Her dowry was comprised of several manors that lie on the road between Levcomagus and Mildenhall, for which she was much sought after by many wealthy and influential people, including Sir Blains, Steward of Levcomagus.

The Knights

Sir Elad (Glory 6,189): The Marshall of the county, Elad is the castellan of Vagon as well.

Sir Hywel (Glory 6,457): The banneret of West Lavington, he holds many manors which he inherited from his father; he has only a young daughter. Since his wife died at her birth and he refuses to remarry, his daughter will inherit great wealth.

Sir Amig of Tilshead (Glory 7,234): An older man,
scarred and with a noticeable limp, Sir Amig is a veteran of many battles. He was just granted castellanship over Tilshead, built to defend the county against the witches and monsters of the nearby forests.

Sir Jaradan (Glory 3,190): A skilled and ambitious young knight, he is the best swordsman at court (Sword skill 22).

Sir Gwyleged: Rich Knight of Bodenham

Sir Erthgi: Vassal Knight of Clarendon

Sir Gwern: Vassal Knight of Laverstock

Eligible Ladies

Lady Adwen (Glory 740; APP 18): The beautiful young (but marriageable) daughter of Sir Bles, who was killed in battle. Her holding would make her husband a banneret and a rich knight. Holdings: 2 demesne manors (Nether Wallop, Middle Wallop), 4 enfeoffed manors. (Coombe, Figheldean, Littleworth, Winterslow)

Lady Elaine (Glory 1,258; APP 18): Elaine is a beautiful woman whose fi rst husband was killed by her base-born lover a few years ago, and who was subsequently hanged for killing a knight. She is rich, but considered an unfaithful hussy by every other woman in the county. Holdings: 4 demesne manors. (Netheravon, Pewsey, Woodford, Horton)

Lady Gwiona (Glory 856; APP 16): Gwiona is the second handmaiden of Countess Ellen. She is the heiress of two manors. Her last four suitors all were killed in war shortly after proposing to her, but the priest says she is not really unlucky. Holdings: 2 demesne manors. (Hillcott, Over Wallop)

Lady Indeg (Glory 4,140, APP 8): This 40-year-old woman is the richest heiress of the county. She holds 2 manors (each with a loyal knight), and 3 until her death. She has been widowed twice and so can choose her own husband this time. However, she is lonely and might like a dashing young knight to keep her company. Holding: 2 enfoeffed manors (Wilton, Brunton) , plus 2 £. extra income/year. 14 Glory/year.; Widow’s Gifts: 3 enfoeffed manors (Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Stockton). 18 Glory/year.

The Religious

Bishop Roger: The Bishop of Salisbury is both wealthy and worldly, in a religious sort of way. His wealth comes from the holdings of the church, including the church holdings of Amesbury and those around Sarum and Warminster, and the other numerous sources of church income. He is well educated, widely read, and influential; he loves to travel to London for business. He tends towards practicality when conflict between the count and the church arises.

Father Tewi: The priest of Salisbury Castle, Tewi is personal confessor to the earl and his wife, as well as the general religious overseer of the castle and its people. He is not particularly wealthy, but is well maintained by the earl. He loves his drink, and is rumored to have a wandering eye(and hand, depending on who tells the tale) when it comes to several of the serving maids.

Father Brugyn: The priest of the manor you will gain upon being knighted, Brugyn is neither terribly smart nor terribly holy. He attends to the spiritual welfare of his flock with a businesslike efficiency unstained by either scandal or avarice.

The Court of Salisbury

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