PREVIOUS EVENT: Battle of Val-ès-Dunes

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Takeda_Shingen

Sergeant Knight



The death of Duke Robert I has left Normandy in turmoil with Norman barons waging war against each other, defying the young heir William. Son to a tanner’s daughter he is challenged by the most rebellious baron, Gui de Brionne, who claims the reign for himself in the name of his forebear Rollo. Under his banners the insurgent nobles gather in Bayeux, plotting against the duke. After a failed attempt on his life William rallies his loyalist supporters and marches towards Caen to meet the conspirators in open battle at Val-ès-Dunes.



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The barons have led their men over the river Orne at the ford of Bully, south of Alemaigne, marching towards Conteville. About half the way between Secqueville and Bellengreville they take formation, their right flank covered by a hill and the marshlands of the Sémillon on the left, where horses can barely pass.
In the meantime the hosts of the duke have arrived from the east and await further reinforcements before crossing the river Sémillon near Bellengreville.  Marching along the river they will form up in the south and cross the valley of Val-ès-Dunes to approach the enemy. The main battle will be fought here, but in the later skirmishes only the side can prevail that forces the other off the field and can claim most of the area for itself.​



Defending the honour of the Dux are men gathered from those loyal to him. The Maisun de Furnun stand beside Wardecors del Duc to crush the rebellion. Standing against them are the Wardecors de Guiun and the rest of the Normant loyal to Gui de Brionne, ready to fight against the young Dux, and to kill him.​



LI FIDEIL

Dux Willelme de Normandie



Wardecors del Duc [10]
Bodyguards of the Duke


*Dux Willelme filz Rodbert*
Albert filz Oliver
Agathe fille Erkembald
Serle filz Raulf
Drogue filz Tancreid
Balduin filz Herbert
Maurice filz Henri
Gerveis filz Seinfreid
Erkembalt filz Erchenger
Boemund filz Turbert


Maisun de Furnun [13]
House of Furne


*Eudes de Furnun*
Algunde de Furnun
Ascuin de Furnun
Baurri de Furnun
Frouin de Furnun
Imbrant de Furnun
Leofreid de Furnun
Raulf de Furnun
Rodbert de Furnun
Rodger de Furnun
Waulf de Furnun
Wulstin de Furnun
&
Oliver Engulenfanz
Osmund Treengleswerer


Gent de Bretagne [27]
Men of Brittany


*Waleri de Bretaigne*
Cormag in Garbhan
Ruaidrí na Luimneach
Fintan in Craibdech
Cían na Raithlinn
Sitric
Torcuil
Frithmundr
Fergal na Duiblinn
Odhran na Beal Feirsde
Cainnig
Niaghrias
Gunnlaug
Rían na Eire
&
Rezagh
TxTKiller
Bor
Kfitz
OneEye
Hound of Culann
Aisamonorap
Glarthlar
Halificar
Victorious
MetalMachine
CragHack
Studwick


Gent de Torei [45]
Men of Thury

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*Herger The Clever*
Svarog
Gary
TheCrab
Finnr Grimoson
Finulf Tuechevalz
Rallix
Konstantin
Heggemo
modus_tollens
Nasius_Artenit
Remus
hackera96
Snær Frostinpoika
Joseph_Nixon
Freelancer_SilentMatt
Berenger
Toffee
Flem
Skallagrim
Teobald
Federyc de Torei
GoRiNiCh
Arlekin
Kozak Xomas
rusi4rus
Slovenian
Adil
Brandr
Vseslav
Tweek
Unlucky
Mórcár se Scúrhearda
Norsestar
Hecur
Bjornulfr
Butanovich
Arnulf
KENNMAISTER
Jqrundr Inn Spakiarson
Mandible
Densetsu
Wernicke
Kenko
Alloo



TIME AND PLACE
The event will be held on the 13th of January, at 18:00 GMT (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:

LI FIDEIL  (under Williams command, including Gent de Torei): 212.227.249.185:9988

LI REVELANT  (under Balduins command, including Gent de Costentin): 176.9.103.48


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

BATTLE MODE
It will be ordinary battle on two engagements and ending with a conquest event. 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
The Chevalers class limit will be increased to 35%, but the class slots will be assigned by the leader of each side. Vikingr clans can choose to join a side to form their own host and accept a small number of clan-less players to join them on request.

Members of no clan can sign up for either the Gent de Torei on the loyalist side or as member of the Gent de Costentin to take part in the barons rebellion.
Anyone who didn't sign up is expected to play as Pedaile, with the option to join one of the two public host.


CONTACT
For questions and/or suggestion you are free to post in this thread or send a private forum message or Steam message to Visquens Willelme d'Iveri or Moeckerkalfie, the organisers of this event.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A big thanks to Hróða Fyrninga for his translation into Old French, Ealdgýð Wudurúne Fyrninga and Moeckerkalfie for the maps and also another big thanks to Moeckerkalfie for helping to organise the event.​


 

FimbulTýr

Sergeant Knight

Which lawful Viscount would follow someone who was born as the child of a tanner's daughter?
Someone, who claims the throne of the Normandy as his right?
Someone, who does not know to differ between friend and foe?
Someone, who is not even able to protect his own men?


Who would pledge allegiance to this man?


It would be foolish to make this mistake, to give this traitor, this bastard might he can't use,
to help him occupy a position, to which he has no right to claim, to give him opportunities he is not able to perceive.
There is only one man, who has a legitimate claim on the crown of the Normandy,
who is able to lead the Viscounts into the field against this swindler under the same banner,
only one man, who has the godgiven right to claim himself Duke of Normandy!



LI REVELANT


Gui de Briodne








Wardecors de Guiun [5]
Gui's Bodyguards


*Balduin as Gui de Brionne*
Ive de Runeville
Helies de Runeville
Neel de Runeville
Harlod de Runeville
Hired Sword



Maisun d'Erlun [10]
House of Erle



Turchil d'Erlun (Þorkell)
Hacun d'Erlun (Harkon)
Hengest d'Erlun (Hengist)
Hengulf d'Erlun (Hengwulf)
Wigestur d'Erlun (Víga-Styr)
Sunulf d'Erlun (Swúlfr)
Turolt d'Erlun (Þorvaldr)
Eofreide d'Erlun (Jófríðr)
&
Charles Hardis (Hörða-Karl)
Apsod



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Gent de Plesseiz [18]
Men of Grimoult



*Eiríkr as Grimoult*
Fulkes (Leofwine)
Adelard (Aethelwulf)
Gilbert (Gibius)
Rath0s
Sir Start
Fennris
Sjúrður Tollakson (Týr)
Boemund (Davee)
Hasculf (KOcken)
Norman (BigMac)
Finngeirr (Fyrd)
Gevaudan (Kretti)
Julien (Julius)
Engelmar (NaglFaar)
Willelme (Gule)
Turold (Tor)
Turald (Turambar)

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Gent de Costentin [30]
Men of Cotentin

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*FD_Ealdorman_Carl*
FD_Ealdorman_Sceotend
FD_Ceorl_Eanfrid
FD_Gebur_Caradoc
FD_Gebur_Rodor
FD_Gebur_Garret

&
Jepekula
Holmgaardviking
Thorin Oakenshield
HireDKiller
Kazzan
Marbrand
Hvidhar
Elias_Thorondor
Úlfr
Végærð Jannson
Jarl_Sigvaldi
SiDiK
Vercingetorix
Eddard
Traeeseron
Young Wenleigh
Bardolf
Caradoc
Cnut the Great
JrXengo
Bernart
Morrt
Momcilo
Ragnarr Hersir Jomsborg
Rodger de Costentin
Thorbjoern Fireheart

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Vikingar [5]



*Styrkarr Langaspjót Vikingr*
Vermundr Merkismadr Vikingr
Kori Thegiandi‎ Vikingr
Styrbjorn
Sigurdr


Vyatichi [~17]



*Vyatichi_str_Claus*


FenrisBarn [6]



*Yrminulf FenrisBarn*
Ubba FenrisBarn
Yngvald FenrisBarn
Dragomir FenrisBarn
Baleigr FenrisHirdr
Bjarne FenrisThrall














 

Moeckerkalfie


Event schedule:

-Setting up
-Mustering and formation
-battle: First engagement
-battle: Second engagement
-Conquest


Announcements:

TS details and server password
The server will be passworded for the event, and the password will be given out to anyone joining the TS server. The details have been added to the first post now. A microphone is not required, but you should be able to hear and follow your leaders command by joining in.


Gent de Costentin
On the rebel side the clan host of the Fyrd of Devonshire has been dissolved. Balduin has entrusted Ealdorman_Carl with the leadership of the public host, so that the Gent de Costentin will fight under his command, joined by his fellow clan members.


Recording and Documentation
Many of the former events have left little material even though it is nice to see and read about the fighting later on. Any recordings, screenshots and battle descriptions are highly encouraged!





Historical references:


If you wish to read more about the background of the battle the following links might help you:

- Summary of the battle at Wikipedia
- Description of the background, setting and course of the battle
- Historical account of Roman de Rou
     
     
 

Éadric

Knight at Arms
Lovely looking opening post(s), especially with that map!

The sons of Furne will swing their swords joyously!
 

jepekula

Count
M&BWB
Holmgaardviking said:
Sign me up for Gui de Brionne  :razz:
I thought you were one of my mates :razz:
Thorin Oakenshield also wants to join this event, so I can bring most likely three people with me.
 

Sloth

Veteran
Willelme, can you change my name to Officer Hotpants if you can. That name feels more comfortable and cozy.
 
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