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PREVIOUS EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th)
« on: March 10, 2013, 03:33:51 PM »


BATTLE OF BRŪNANBURH




A.D. 927



A.D. 937
A decade after the kings and princes of Britain had to recognize Æthelstan as their overlord

Twelve years have passed since Æthelstan was crowned as king of the West-Saxons, but that was not enough, for his ambition was to rule over the whole of Britain. Early in his reign he gave his own sister in marriage to Sihtric One-Eye, King of York, as a token of friendship and alliance, but when Sihtric died the following year and his kinsman King Gofraid of Dublin succeeded to the throne, Æthelstan seized the whole of Northumbria, putting an end to decades of Norse rule. At Earmont, Æthelstan forced Constantine, King of the Scots, and Owen, King of the Cumbrians, to swear fealty to him, and exacted tribute from the Welsh princes. No longer merely the King of Wessex, he now styles himself King of the Anglo-Saxons and Brytenwealda, High Ruler of the whole island.

Gofraid is dead. His son Amlaíb rules over Dublin and the Norse-Gaels now, but he aspires to reclaim York and Northumbria, which are not content under Saxon rule. However, great is the might of Æthelstan: just three years ago, the old Constantine dared defy him and his lands were ravaged by the English. Only a great alliance may succeed in turning the tide of English expansion, and the kings of the Norse-Gaels, the Scots and the Cumbrians stand united against their common foe, forgetting their past enmity. Now is the time.

But Æthelstan will no doubt rise to the challenge. He will not let his enemies undo his work and that of his father Eadweard, who protected the land by uniting the English and subduing the Norse invaders, keeping their predations in check.



The invaders, commanded by Amlaíb Ua hÍmair rí Gall (Olaf the descendant of Ivar, King of the Norse-Gaels), Constantín mac Áeda rí Alban (Constantine son of Aedh, King of Alba) and Uen vap Damngual vrenhin Strat Clut (Owen son of Dyfnwal, King of Strathclyde), have gathered many Norse supporters in Northumbria, the land that Amlaíb hopes to rule, and are raiding Mercia. Æþelstān Angelseaxna cyning (Æthelstan, King of the Anglo-Saxons) and his brother Ēadmund æþeling (Prince Eadmund) lead the English fyrd to the north. The armies meet near Brūnanburh, in the Wirral, a peninsula divided between Mercian and Norse settlers.





(Army of the English)

Æþelstān Angelseaxna cyning 7 brȳtenwealda
Ēadmund æþeling

Æþelstānes Cyninges Hīred [13]
Royal retinue of King Æthelstan


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(Fyrningas)
Myrcena Fyrd [32]
Army of the Mercians


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(Public host)


Lundenwara Fyrd [11]
Army of the Londoners


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(Maisnees del Viscunte d'Iveri)
Hāringas [21]
Hoar's Folk


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(Hæringar)
Vyatichi [10-12]
Vyatko's Folk


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(Vyatichi)
Wīcingas [6]
Vikings


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(Víkingar)





na nGall, na nAlbanach ocus na mBretnach
(Great army of the Norse-Gaels, the Scots and the Britons)

Amlaíb Ua hÍmair rí Gall
Constantín mac Áeda rí Alban
Uen vap Dumngual vrenhin Strat Clut

Cuitechta ind ríg Gall Átha Clíath (Uí hErla)
Hirð konungs at Dyflinni (Erlingar)
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Retinue of the King of Dublin (Jarl's Folk)

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Cuitechta ind ríg Alban [~20]
Retinue of the King of Alba


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Llu Cumri [14]
Host of the Cumbrians


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(First public host)


Ceithern Cellaig rígdomna Alban [12]
Company of Ceallach, Prince of Alba


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(Second public host)
Fenrisbarn af Norðymbralandi [7]
Fenris' Children from Northumbria


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(FenrisBarn)
Væringjar
Céili [9-13]
Bondsmen

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(Varangian Guard)
Uí hUiginn [20]
Descendants of Uiginn


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(Uí hUiginn)




TIME AND PLACE
The event will be held on the 28th of April, at 20:00 CEST (click to see the day and hour for your own region). Please note that this day and hour may change if another time suits most players better.

All participants will be required to be present in the TeamSpeak channel to hear and follow the instructions of their captains. A microphone is not needed.

TeamSpeak server details:
Both sides are split onto two teamspeak servers, with the following details:

Engla Fyrd: 212.227.249.185:9988

Airṡlúag: 176.9.103.48

Server: HRAFNABJÓÐR
Server password: will be announced in TeamSpeak shortly before the event starts


BATTLE MODE
It will be several rounds of battle on the new Brūnanburh map, including resets at the discretion of the organizers. The losing side will be pushed back to the new Dingesmere map, where they may be able to make a stand and turn the tables, in which case there would be one last, decisive engagement (consisting of several rounds) on the Brūnanburh map. However, having just rallied from the brink of defeat, the side that lost the first encounter on this map now can't afford to lose a single round, or they'll be routed again, with overall victory in the event going to their enemies. Both sides will be led by several leaders of similar standing; this includes three kings in the Airṡlúag. It is up to the leaders of each side to decide the exact hierarchy of their army and how autonomous their hosts will be.

SIGN-UP
Signing up is not necessary but is certainly encouraged for smoother organisation. Regular Víkingr clans are invited to sign up as clans, but asked to name and number those of their members who will come. Non-Víkingr clans must sign up individually. Non-affiliated players signing up must state which name they'll be using during the event and, if they have a preference, which side they wish to fight for, but they must join one of the public hosts: the Myrcena Fyrd for the English and the Llu Cumri or the Ceithern Cellaig for the invading alliance. Furthermore, members of those public hosts must use the default faction banner, with the exception of the members of the Ceithern Cellaig, who must use the banner depicted above their roster (third one on the third page of the banner selection screen). If any of these non-affiliated players would like to join a particular clan in battle, they are advised to contact the leader of that clan. They are also expected to play as Gārberend (Engle) or Ceithernach (Goídil). The organisers of the event will retain the privilege to allocate clans and non-affiliated players to either host for balancing purposes.

The class slots will be assigned by the leaders of each side. For the purposes of this event, the Wīsa (Engle) and Toísech (Goídil) class limit will be increased.

CONTACT
For questions and/or suggestion you are free to post in this thread or send a private forum message or Steam message to Hrōþa Fyrninga, Þorkell Erlinga or Lēodfrið Fyrninga, the organizers of this event.

PROMOTION
Feel free to use this signature to promote the event in this or other forums:

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Big thanks to Moeckerkalfie for his help and support, to Skvor for creating the main illustration and the two signatures, to Ealdgȳð Fyrninga for making the Brūnanburh map and to Helies de Runeville for the Dingesmere map.




FOOTAGE OF THE EVENT
  • The battle from the perspective of the Cuitechta ind ríg Alban (Fir Áraig/42nd), by Hendrix:
  • From the perspective of the Myrcena Fyrd (English public host), by Finnr Ragnarsson:
  • From the perspective of the Llu Cumri and the Ceithern Cellaig (combined Cumbrian and Scottish public host), by the Taisteluhylkeet:
« Last Edit: May 20, 2014, 07:02:51 PM by hrotha »

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 01:36:36 PM »
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Applications closed. Protocol for playing without having signed up.
Rules reminder. A quick guide to the rules of the event.



FURTHER READING
The battle of Brūnanburh on Wikipedia.
Alfred Tennyson’s translation of the Battle of Brūnanburh poem.
Battle of Brunanburh AD 937, a site which contains links to many academic papers about the battle – mostly about the location of the battlefield, but also about the political context at the time.
Near-contemporary accounts on the historical context of the time:
Egils saga. Chapters 52-55 contain a fictional but very detailed account of the battle.

PERIOD NAMES
Players are encouraged to choose and sign up with appropriate period names. For the Engla Fyrd, they may want to choose an Anglo-Saxon name. For the Airṡlúag, members of the Cumbrian public host may pick a Brythonic name, while those representing warriors from the Kingdom of Alba may choose either Irish or Pictish (Brythonic) names. For the hosts of Dublin, both native Irish names and specifically Hiberno-Norse names would be appropriate.

If you need help or have any questions about getting a period name for this event, please go over to the Nafngift thread for discussion.

BRYTHONIC NAMES
This list includes Cumbric, Pictish and Old Welsh names, which should be suitable both for members of the Cumbrian public host and for many players representing the Kingdom of Alba.

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You can find more names here and here. The first source covers a period of 500 years, so bear in mind many of those forms would be too archaic for this period; the names listed for the 8th-10th centuries should be alright.

NORSE-GAELIC NAMES
A short list of attested names of specifically Hiberno-Norse individuals. Some of these names are of Irish rather than Norse origin, but were still used among Norse-Gaelic families.

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« Last Edit: April 28, 2013, 12:21:44 PM by hrotha »

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th)
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 01:36:58 PM »
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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 02:28:33 PM »
Just two more weeks!

Amidst the summer's shade of youth,
When father's sun had set -
I swore with blind and certain truth,
I never would forget.

I savoured every second's strain
In case he fell behind -
Embracing every ache and pain
To keep him in my mind.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 03:30:23 PM »
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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 04:16:44 PM »
I'd like to play as Magnus Catcun for Llu Cumri.
Sorry for my bad english, I don't mind correcting, I'll appreciate this.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 04:23:39 PM »
HoV_Ulfr  Llu Cumri
Clipeum post vulnera sumere

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
HoV_Fertaldr for LlU cumri

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 04:33:21 PM »
HoV_Orn  Llu Cumri



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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 05:10:45 PM »
I'll stick with the Myrcena Fyrd.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 05:54:26 PM »
Please sign me up as Elfin, I'd like to join the Cuitechta ind ríg Alban, if Ualraig still wants me.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
Sign me up as Turenki.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 07:06:39 PM »
Added the roster of the Hāringas, and everyone who asked for a spot in the Llu Cumri or the Myrcena Fyrd.

Turenki, added you to the Myrcena Fyrd.
Finnólfr, added you to the Ceithern Cellaig for the time being, until Ualraig confirms whether he'll take you in.

Remember that those signing up for the Goídelc public hosts can choose between the Llu Cumri, the Cumbrian public host, and the Ceithern Cellaig, the Scottish public host.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 07:31:26 PM »
HoV_Gornain  Llu Cumri
and for my friend: HoV_Brandr  Llu Cumri

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Battle of Brūnanburh (April 28th) [Sign-ups reopened]
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 08:37:11 PM »
I wish to sign up the following people for the Llu Cumri:

Áed mac Ruaidhri Ua hUiginn
Fear Ua hUiginn
Vémundr Ua hUiginn
Cinnéidigh Ua hUiginn
Ragnar Ua hUiginn
Eòsaph Ua hUiginn
Àdhamh Ua hUiginn
Ruaridh Ua hUiginn
Eóin Ua hUiginn
Garbán Ua hUiginn
Cian Ua hUiginn
Odrán Ua hUiginn
Odar Ua hUiginn
Segdea Ua hUiginn

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We'll join as a proper clan next time around, we're still in the process of familiarizing everyone with the mod, we can live with being split up if the balance requires it.
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