Pendragon Grand Campaign

XVII. Christmas Court that year was anything but merry...

Wherein duty weighs more heavily and desire burns more strongly.

The Story So Far

Winter, 490

The knights traveled that year to London for Christmas Court. For all, it was their first time to that metropolis as knights. For others, it was simply their first time ever. They each traveled to London for duty, but also lost in their own thoughts…

…and worries. Despite the miraculous victory over the Saxons and the return of Sir Henry, something troubling nestled in their hearts but would not name itself. The strange and tragic tale of Praetor Syagrius stayed with them, as did the damage his visit wrought on some of their homes. The sudden coming to blows between Sir Finnian and Sir Kendrick was never far from anyone’s mind, least of all theirs. Then there were the quiet, individual twists of fate, unspoken even amongst friends.

By all accounts, the King’s Court seems to mirror this. Rumors of discontent and fractiousness reach Salisbury even before they leave for London. Merlin has not been seen in the king’s company for some time, and it is suggested that he is off resting again. Now comes word that Nineve, the Lady of the Lake, travels in Duchess Ygraine’s company. Instead of a festive feeling, there is a tremendous sense of foreboding…

Player Characters
Sir Henry, Sir Keith, Sir Marcus, Sir Marcus Scipio, Sir Pedivere

Weekly Recap

Sir Dagonet’s Jest (Funniest Moment)

Paul – Oh, so many to choose from, but GM’s choice will have to be the knights’ juvenile misbehavior ruining Sir Marcus Scipio’s culminating romance with the Lady Indeg.

Jon – GM: You realize you’re getting laid tonight.
Marcus Scipio (all excited): No way!
Gabe then rolls a 1 on his chaste roll to not bed Lady Indeg.

Incursion of the Fae (Eeriest Moment)

Paul – The disappearance of Lady Diantha (again), and how Sir Pedivere and Sir Keith almost came to blows over it.

Jon – The mysterious flight of the Cornish in an unnatural snowstorm.

Sir Dalan’s Charge (Best Heroics)

Paul – Sir Marcus Scipio fought heroically to not fight Sir Keith over the latter’s cheerleading of his friends’ misbehavior while Sir Marcus Scipio was trying to court Indeg.

Jon – Likewise Sir Keith for not spilling Pedivere’s blood after the quip about Keith not being able to take care of his family.

Hunting for Glatisant (Dubious Decision)

Paul – Sir Keith electing to not follow the king and the sword.

Jon – Marcus Little Giant trying to make a snow throne to watch the duel from.

A Dream of Camelot (Best Roleplay Moment)

Paul – Again, many to choose from. Sir Pedivere and Sir Keith’s angry exchanges through the night were the most charged and compelling.

Jon – Marcus Scipio’s outrage at his friends for ruining his chances with Indeg.

Wily in Wylie (Luck of the Irish Award)

Paul – No one was particularly lucky this session. In fact, the phrase “coming down the mountain like an avalanche” springs to mind.

Jon – Marcus Scipio. He doesn’t know it, but he was saved from the vile Indeg.

Leap of the Macsuls (Luck of the Polish Award)

Paul – Sir Keith, for reasons known (his sister, his indiscretion regarding Indeg) and unknown. If that sounds ominous, it should.

Jon – Sir Marcus for daring to woo in the presence of his peers.

Honoring Those Who Honor Us (Pat on the Group Back)

Paul – A bit of an odd-duck session. Lots of fucking about that I normally would put the stamp on, yet it all fit in well with where things are. It was nice to see Sir Henry back in the saddle.

Jon – I am enjoying the tension and player conflict. It was good all around.

Family Legends

Sir Finnian
Finnian couldn’t believe King Uther could throw away his victory so easily until he observed his friends’ antics. He then decided that a little good fortune must make everyone too punch-drunk for their own good.

Sir Henry
While Sir Henry’s ultimate fight might have been in question, his hatred of the Saxons never died. With his recovery, the hatred and thirst for Saxon blood found a renewed vigor.

Sir Keith
Sadly, the knights parted ways after harsh words and no reconciliation. Not all were given the chance to make amends in this world.

Sir Marcus
Sir Marcus was concerned for the king. The kingdom was finally being unified and an obsession for a woman was blinding the king. Sir Marcus could relate – Lady Ygraine was a prize, but at what cost? Sir Marcus volunteered to ride with the king if just to see the lady once more but also perhaps to save the king.

Sir Marcus Scipio
God’s design is in everything. I am eager to make Lady Indeg a wife, but not to make her a widow. The interruptions of our courtship may be a well-concealed blessing. Death hangs in the air here, and my luck has been heavily taxed already…

Sir Pedivere


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