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.
d20 Result Event
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)

Changes to Character Generation

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