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Éadríc

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THE BATTLE OF 8 JULY: Se Ðéodloga
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:45:50 PM »
Tidings reach Éadríc Eorl of the Fyrnings that William Duke of Normandy, who has long been rumoured to eye the English throne, has come to Kent and is using his devices to strengthen his grip on England. Even more, there is talk of him claiming kinship with the House of Fyrna. Greatly troubled yet steadfast, Éadríc writes to William plainly, to make clear that he has no dealings in England. Upon Williams odd and boastful answer, and after writing to Caen for inquiry, Éadríc knows this man cannot be the Duke of Normandy and decries him as a þéodloga, an arch-impostor. The man who is doubted to be William sends for men from Normandy and for mercenaries, hoping to strike Éadríc swiftly, so that he may take back his words. But Éadríc has spoken with Éadweard, his King, who trusts him and bids him to drive with strength from English ground the impostor and to take away his holdings. Stígand Archbishop of Canterbury backs his bidding and sends the wise and war-skilled bishop Bassa Bár to help Éadríc. And so the Eorl of the Fyrnings musters his own and others and rides forth to meet his foe in Kent.




Original letter of Éadríc Eorl of the Fyrnings to William Duke of Normandy
(Translation here, commentary here)






ENGLISH HOST

Éadríc Fyrninga eorl
Bassa bisceop


Fyrningas [10]
Fyrna's Folk


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Wealhrícingas [25]
Wealhríc's Folk
(Fir Áraig)

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Wylfingas [7]
Wulf's Folk
(FenrisBarn)

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Eorlingas [7]
Eorl's Folk
(Erlingar)

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Wícingas [6]
Vikings
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Defena Fyrd [2]
Army of Devonshire
(Fyrd of Devonshire)

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Cantwara Fyrd [19]
Army of Kent


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TIME AND PLACE
The event will be held on the 8th of July, at 19:00 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: voip.arrakis-net.com
Server: HRAFNABJÓÐR
Server password: will be announced in TeamSpeak shortly before the event starts

BATTLE MODE
It will be ordinary battle on three subsequent random grassland maps. The fourth and final battle will be in conquest mode, on the map of Essetesford. Both sides will consist of several hosts/clans; both sides will be under the supreme command of a captain, naturally with subcommand for host/clan leaders.

SIGN-UP
Signing up is not necessary but is certainly encouraged for smoother organisation. Clans are invited to sign up as clans, but asked to name and number those of their members who will come. Non-affiliated players signing up may state which host they want to fight in. The organisers of the event will retain the privilege to allocate clans and non-affiliated players to either host for balancing purpose. If any of these players wish to join a particular clan in battle, they are advised to contact the leader of that clan. They are also expected to play as Fyrdman or Pedaile.

CONTACT
For questions and/or suggestion you are free to post in this thread or send a private forum message or Steam message to Éadríc Fyrninga eorl or Moeckerkalfie, the organisers of this event.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A big thanks to Hróða Fyrninga for his contributions, including the beautiful Old English manuscript seen above.



CONCLUSION
This battle was won by the English! Read the official account of the aftermath here.



« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 12:22:44 PM by Éadríc »

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 06:10:08 PM »
Friends, Normans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I have arrived in England to take my rightful place, that much is true, and I have many claims that support why I am here. Yet this Saxon Eorl known too many as Eadric Fyrninga claims I am not the real Duke William of Normandy. He says in his own words that he conspired with the king himself against my cause, but Edward The Confessor is my dear cousin and he surrounds himself with noble minded and worthy Normans and surely he would not order men to kill me, so that the deceitful Eorl must indeed be acting on his own. I am overcome with sorrow at the fact that Edward, my cousin, has fallen to the vile trickery of Eadric, which clearly shows that this Eorl is a manipulative warmonger! Now I seek to make this Eorl pay for what he has done! Upon these heinous accusations my dear uncle, Mauger the archiepiscopus of Rouen, in his indignation raised the banners to defend my honour in the field to defend my rightful claim and with his blessings stand at my side the Conte Balduin de Runeville and many highborn lords of Normandy, who will not stand for these insults and have vowed to crush these unholy Saxons! So just is my cause before god and before any man that warriors from far and wide rally under my banners. Now is the time to raise your swords, spears, bows and javelin and drive these Saxons down to the underworld for dare doubting my rightful claim as the true Duke of Normandy!


NORMAN HOST

Dux Willelme li Bastarz
Malgerius Rothomagensis archiepiscopus

Li Chevaler del Bastard [10]
The Knights of the Bastard

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La Pedaile del Bastard [7]
The Footsoldiers of the Bastard

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La Cumpaignie de Runeville [7]
The Company of Balduin de
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Vyatichi [20]
Breton Mercenaries

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Jómsvíkingar [21]
Northern Mercenaries

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Regis Bannum [11]
The Levy of the Archbishop
Malgerius of Rouen
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The Regis Bannum is avaible to join for public players
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 05:01:36 PM by Takeda_Shingen »


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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 06:30:04 PM »
The challenge is spoken and answered, and thus you may now choose your sides in this feud!

In the role of Malgerius Rothomagensis archiepiscopus, the pious archbishop or Rouen, I myself shall gather a norman host to defend Williams claim and title. Anyone willing to join his rightful cause will find a place among my banners and outmost glory and blessings await him who will stand in the norman ranks.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 06:37:15 PM »
This is gonna be epic!
When the wound is cut deep
So shall the brave man weep

How are we supposed to keep
From falling to eternal sleep
The climb is so steep
It's only one tiny leap
From light to darkness deep

Hjálmarr Ukkometso

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 07:03:40 PM »
This is stupid queston but what happend to Battle of Sulcoit event? This replace it?

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 07:04:37 PM »
It will be held later.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 07:05:43 PM »
It will be held later.

Sure it will :D
When the wound is cut deep
So shall the brave man weep

How are we supposed to keep
From falling to eternal sleep
The climb is so steep
It's only one tiny leap
From light to darkness deep

Uga the Caveman

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 07:49:13 PM »
This looks intresting, i look forward for this event.

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 09:13:23 PM »
Finally, we have some action, lets make it, that will be fun!

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 10:00:46 PM »
Þéodloga! God þé weorpe in þone déopan grund þæs hátan léges and þæs heardan léges, þú fǽcne wiht!

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 10:11:47 PM »
Ic Æscwine Fyrninga, Éadríces eorles þegn, beháte mid áðe tó feohtanne óþ þone ende for mínum eorle, mínum cyninge, Fyrnan and Engla lande.

Forþ Fyrningas!

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 10:17:17 PM »
Fir Áraig shall bring their blades and sheilds to bolster the Sassanaich (Engle) Sheild-wall!

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 10:18:44 PM »
And we will welcome them friends!

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Re: NEXT EVENT: Se Þéodloga
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 10:21:24 PM »
J'en suis ! Mort aux anglais !

Count me in  :twisted: !

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Re: THE COMING BATTLE: Se Ðéodloga
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 10:22:36 PM »
The letter looks quite authentic, Éadríc. I did not know that a digital font of the Insular exists. I enjoy especially the rubrications. Some more ligatures would be great, but I guess, they are nearly impossible to make with a digital font. Did you attend a course about Palaeography by the way?

Anyway I love the sound of marching feet in the morning.