Summary: Our group is attempting a complete run of the Great Pendragon Campaign using 5th edition rules. Players are Matt, Mark, and Lilith. I am the GM.
The seventh year in the Uther Period, with Uther Pendragon as king of Britain.
Our current roster of characters:
- Sir Eleanor of Dinton, played by Lilith.
- Sir Conmorl of Winterbourne Gunnet, played by Matt.
- Sir Aeddan of Pitton, played by Mark.
This year is the conflict between Duke Gorlois and King Uther. After Gorlois returned to his lands, afraid for his wife’s safety near the king, he has declared the insult unbearable and raises his knights. While they have their doubts about the justness of this battle, they go along anyway.
The Battle of Tintagel is fought this year. While the knights, led by Sir Madoc, go up against one of Gorlois’ fortresses, the King assaults Tintagel, a fortress atop a sea spire connected to the land by a causeway, very difficult to storm. The battle is hard fought, and the Cornish attack at night in a daring raid. It is chaotic close-quarter fighting, and Sir Madoc is slain by Duke Gorlois, who is then in turn brought low by the player knights. When news of this reaches Tintagel, the castle surrenders.
King Uther immediately announces that he will wed Ygraine as spoils of war. She reports being visited by Gorlois even as he fought to his death many miles away. The players all know what happened, even if their knights do not. By end of summer it is clear the new Queen is pregnant.