June 1107June 1, 1107
A new cathedral to The Trinity is dedicated in Milford to commemorate those murdered by The Conclave there a year previously. Three knightly orders
are formed – The Order of the Pendragon, The Order of the Stag and The Order of the Crow – and around a dozen Harts pledge their lives in the service of the ancestors. Robert Mortimer of House Mortimer, Yuxuonomieii of House Bathroy and Solarian ap Galahad of the Spears of Lugh are named as the heads of the three orders and ritually inducted as paladins of their respective faiths.
Excalibur starts to react violently as if some external force is attempting to corrupt it. Despite the efforts of The Pendragon’s followers it causes great harm to any who touch it and finally explodes; wreaking carnage amongst the assembled worshippers. The faction’s incantors and ritualists insist that all is not lost, however their plan remains unclear.
A moot for the Harts, Bears, Tarantulas, Unicorns and Vipers is hosted on Albion soil. Violence between the Tarantulas and Unicorns threatens to mar the event however the Harts are at the forefront of attempts to find a peaceful resolution (which the office of the High Sheriff struggles to maintain a fragile order). Nine factions meet for peace talks in the Shrine of the Pendragon but the Unicorns refuse to attend. Despite good progress between the other factions – and a cessation of hostilities between the Harts and Lions as a sign of good faith – violence between Tarantulas and Unicorns breaks out again and, despite a wall of Harts (including the Lord Regent and Lord Provost) across the gate of the Unicorn encampment, looks likely to result in the near total destruction of the Unicorns. In a final heroic act one of the Mauritanian Royal Family accepts trial by combat under Albion law and a dozen of his finest warriors face an equal number of the Tarantulas. The Unicorns are slaughtered to a man but afterwards the Tarantuals withdraw and the surivors are escorted to safety by Harts troops.
Having resigned his post to accept military rank Jastor (formerly King Edward’s champion) organises a contest find his successor. After several rounds of combat and an interuption to rescue stranded Unicorns Joseph Bhoona of the Storm Ravens is finally named as the new champion and takes his place on the Royal Council to represent the king’s interests.
A moot for the Harts, Bears, Tarantulas, Unicorns and Vipers is hosted on Albion soil. Violence between the Tarantulas and Unicorns threatens to mar the event however the Harts are at the forefront of attempts to find a peaceful resolution. Nine factions meet for peace talks in the Shrine of the Pendragon.
Apparently from nowhere a dark tome – suspected to be The Book Of Dark Dreams – appears in the middle of the encampment and starts to inflict disturbing visions upon those around it. Some of those present believe that they can see writing within the tome and it is removed for study in York by Duke Gabriel Bathroy; guarded by Solarian ap Galahad – one of the few remaining Dream Guardians.
A vast army of demons marches northwards from the Bloodwood towards Milford, arriving on the final day of the second moot. Whist undoutedbly too powerful for the assembled Harts to halt on their own, strong warbands from the Bears, Vipers, Jackals and several guilds (most visibly the Scouts and Armourers) unite to drive the demonic forces backwards. Meanwhile the High Incantor leads rites to cleanse the land of the demons’ influence. The battle ends with a devastating final charge by the demon’s warleader and his vanguard into the centre of the Harts’ ranks but the allied forces emerge victorious.