Knights of the Realm
Changes to Character Generation
The starting year is 480 instead of the default of 485. This means that the year that a squire has been born will need to be determined as 480 minus age.
Also, when rolling for family background, the following changes apply:
- Year 469: Hengest is slain, executed after the Battle of Conisbrough by Duke Eldol. His son Aesc takes over as Bretwalda.
- Year 478-479: If your father survived this far (no small feat), roll on the below events table.
|1||Died (see “Miscellaneous Causes of Death” sidebar, page 45).|
|2-6||Served garrison duty, fought in Saxon raids on Salisbury, died gloriously. (1,000 + 20×1d6 glory)|
|7-20||Sailed with High King’s fleet, fought at the Battle of Frisia. (1,000 + 15×1d6 + 25 glory)|