Sir Lardans the Compassionate

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Sir Lardans the Compassionate
Sir Lardans the Compassionate Coat of Arms
Personalia
Class Vassal Knight
Religion British Christian
Homeland Salisbury
Lord Earl of Salisbury
Home Berwick St. James
Personality Traits
Chaste 13 / Lustful 7
Energetic 15 / Lazy 5
Forgiving 10 / Vengeful 10
Generous 13 /Selfish 7
Honest 10 / Deceitful 10
Just 10 / Arbitrary 10
Merciful 16 / Cruel 4
Modest 13 / Proud 7
Pious 10 / Worldly 10
Prudent 10 / Reckless 10
Temperate 13 / Indulgent 7
Trusting 10 / Suspicious 10
Valorous 15 / Cowardly 5
Statistics
SIZ 14
DEX 9
STR 13
CON 15
APP 13
Damage [(STR+SIZ)/6]: 5d6
Healing Rate [(STR+CON)/10]: 3
Movement Rate [(STR+DEX)/10]: 2
Total Hit Points (SIZ+CON): 29
Unconscious (HP/4): 7
Passions
Loyalty (Lord) 16
Love (Family) 15
Hospitality 16
Honor 16
Hate (Saxons) 11


Introduction

Personal data

Directed Traits

Personal

  • Chivalrous Bonus: YES
  • Religious Bonus: NO

Distinctive Features

High Cheekbones Cheerful Expression

Skills

Awareness 10
Boating 1
Compose 10
Courtesy 10
Dancing 5
Faerie Lore 1
Falconry 5
First Aid 10
Flirting 3
Folklore 2
Gaming 3
Heraldry 10
Hunting 2
Intrigue 3
Orate 3
Play (Harp) 3
Read (Latin) 0
Recognize 3
Religion (Christian) 2
Romance 5
Singing 2
Stewardship 2
Swimming 2
Tourney 2

Battle Skills

Battle 10
Sword 15
Horsemanship 12
Lance 13
Spear 6
Dagger 5

Equipment

Type Points Worth (in £/s./d.)
Norman mail 10 £2
Long Shield (painted) 6 5 d.
Openfaced helmet with noseguard -
2 Spears 2x 1 d.
Sword 75 d.
Dagger 5 d.
Fine Clothing £1
Personal, Travel and War Gear -
Assorted coins 36 d.

Horses & Squire

Squire: none yet.

Horses

  • Warhorse Type: Charger
  • Riding Horse Type: Rouncy Move: 6
  • Squire's Horse Type: Rouncy Move: 6
  • Sumpter Move:6

Army

Family Knights: 0 Old Knights

3 Middle-Aged Knights

3 Young Knights (including Lardans)

Vassals: N/A

Other Lineage Men: 12

Levy: 31

Holdings

Manor of Baverstock

6 Annual income

Family

Family Characteristic

Keen Senses (+5 Awareness)

Family History

  • Sometime before the year 439: Sir Gumret of Salisbury's father dies with 1,800 Glory.
  • 439: Hervis of Salisbury is born to Sir Gumret of Salisbury and his wife. It is a difficult birth, and Sir Gumret spends the year at home in the company of his ailing wife. Sir Gumret's Glory at this time is 1206 (180 from his father, 26 from his own career thus far, 1000 for being knighted).
  • 440: Sir Gumret survives garrison duty, despite Pictish raids. Gains 10 Glory (1216).
  • 441-442: Sir Gumret survives garrison duty once more, gaining 20 Glory (1236).
  • 443: Sir Gumret served garrison duty and survived fighting. He is heard to complain about all this bloody garrison duty, and does so so eloquently that he earns 20 Glory (1256).
  • 444-445: More garrison duty. Sir Gumret is said to have defended well, earning 10 Glory (1266).
  • 446: Sir Gumret is called to fight at the Battle of Lincoln after a local Earl hears him complaining and tells him that if he hates garrison duty so much he can go off to fight in a real battle. There he dies gloriously, wounding the Saxon King Horga personally before being struck down from behind by a maddened berserker. He earns 1000 Glory (2266).
  • 447 to 459: young Hervis becomes a page when he is old enough, then a squire, and earns his knighthood.
  • 460: Sir Hervis of Salisbury is knighted. His Glory is 1227 (1000 for being knighted plus 227 inherited from Sir Gumret). He served garrison duty, but saw little to no combat.
  • 461: not in the timeline for some reason. I assume more boring and uneventful garrison duty.
  • 462: Sir Hervis is not among the knights brought with the Earl of Salisbury to fight at the Battle of Cambridge (because only one's grandfather is eligible and his is dead. Sloppy editing)
  • 463: As he was not among the rebels, Sir Hervis is safe from the Knight of the Long Knives, when King Vortigern kills all the rebels treacherously.
  • 464: Sir Hervis marries the widow Elaine of Baverstock that he may produce a heir; Lady Elaine has 100 Glory, which accrues to him at marriage (1327). Sir Hervis is henceforth known as Sir Hervis of Baverstock.
  • 465: Sir Hervis' new wife bears him a son, Lardans. Hervis remains at his manor as Vortigern marches around with his Saxon mercenaries and Merlin's career begins.
  • 466-467: Sir Hervis, pledging to the new king Ambrosius, is called to fight at the Siege of Carlion, and survived the fighting, earning 30 Glory (1357).
  • 468: Sir Hervis fights in the Battle of Snowden, earning 90 Glory (1447).
  • 469-472: Sir Hervis takes part in fighting against Saxon raiders, earning 100 Glory (1547).
  • 473: Sir Hervis fights at the Battle of Windsor, and survives despite the defeat. He gains only 15 Glory, as his unit was cut off from the heart of the fighting and saw little action (1562), and gains renown for his hatred of the Saxons that defeated them (gains Hate (Saxons) at 16).
  • 474-476: Sir Hervis serves garrison duty, defending the manor of Baverstock from marauding Saxon raiders; he survives, gaining 25 Glory (1587).
  • 477: There is more fighting, but none of it is anywhere where Sir Hervis might be called to aid.
  • 478-479: Sir Hervis sails with the High King's fleet to take part in the Battle of Frisia. He survives the battle, acquitting himself well, and earns 45 Glory (1632).
  • 480: Sir Hervis participates in the great Battle of Salisbury, surviving and earning 120 Glory for his part in the great victory (1752). Alas, King Ambrosius is not so lucky. Having survived to this point, he is able to attend the funeral of King Ambrosius and the rise of Uther Pendragon to the High Kingship, gaining 50 Glory for each (1852).
  • 481-483: Sir Hervis is relegated to garrison duty during these years and does little else, though he is able to take time to instruct his son, Lardans - by now a squire - in the family history and in lessons learned during his time as a knight. "Glory in battle," the young man will remember his father saying, "is a wonderful thing to earn. But it is unseemly to strive for it too greatly - my own father did that, and look how well it served him. Your responsibilities extend to more than merely the battlefield."
  • 484: Sir Hervis fights at the disastrous Battle of Eburacum, dying in battle of the wounds there received. Before his death he fought valiantly, earning 75 Glory (1927).
  • 485: Though Sir Hervis has fallen, his son, Lardans, has grown into a man and is ready to be knighted! He has 193 Glory inherited from his father.