We wander through 516 AD, and return from the King’s war a broken people. Arthur’s leadership failed us in the battle against the Saxons and they now hold all of Malahut. Ethfrida is in exile, staying now at the King’s court in London where he winters. Arthur is furious with his loss, but his anger is for his people and not for his pride. He is a good king.
Now returned home we must deal with new threats to Salisbury. Lord Tathal’s forces heroically defeated the saxons west of Levcomagus, but the details of this battle remain unclear. Tathal’s victory however has made him the hero of Salisbury and recently named marshall…a snub to the castellan of Ebble, Herlews. Herlews believes Tathal has undermined him, and publicly defied the Earl for his choice.
Is lord tathal the threat, or is the saxons to the north? Salisbury has become so inundated with saxons following Tathal’s victory that the realm must do something about them and something about Sveti. Lord Cholderton, and the brother of Sir Jaernen, will see to that.