It is a time of great change – the false King’s legacy is collapsing, The Sword in the Stone has appeared in St Paul’s, and a faerie King arrives in the north while Saxons invade from the east…
Britain needs a High King – but who..?
Christmas Day, 474AD – As the great rulers of a vanishing Britain have been summoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury to St Paul’s, a sword appears in the courtyard, embedded up to the hilt in an anvil atop a huge block of stone…
A joust is held at New Year, for the Archbishop trusts that God will show him the man that should win the sword – and the sovereignty of Britain. The winners try to pull it from the stone, but to no avail. A new tourney will be held on New Year’s Day each year until the King is found, and the Sword is to be guarded by ten bold knights until that day.
King Leodegrance of Camelerd, father of the fair Guinevere, brings forward the Round Table that belonged to Uther Pendragon so that the noblest knights may sit as equals, with none at its head until the King is found.
The Romano-British kingdoms have much to attend to – the Saxons press westward from the lands granted to them by the false King Vortigern, and now his lands flounder under his heirs. In the North, a new King arrives and takes Joyous Guard, along with several other lands, with the help of Faerie allies. The Raven King, as he is known, claims these lands for his birthright but is a benevolent young ruler – and could prove pivotal to the British cause if his allegiance can be won. However, the Church is wary – for as well as kingdoms in Faerie, the Raven holds one in Hell.