The Great Pendragon Campaign
Uther period 480 AD - 495
• Might makes right. It is a practical and brutal world.
• The Truce of God is a set of rules made by the church to limit violence against innocents, to make holy days peaceful, and to protect church property. Most nobles and knights ignore it.
• Knighthood includes a set of virtues — loyalty to one’s lord and the willingness to face one’s enemies and deal out death being primary.
• Chivalry is known from some bard’s stories, especially those about Alexander the Great. Of course, while knights naturally treat their fellows-at-arms with respect and civility, no one thinks it would be a good idea to offer similar courtesy to the Saxons, or for that matter to any enemy (even another knight).
• Romance is unknown.
Armor: Norman (10-point) armor is the standard available. Helmets are open with a nose guard, and long shields are the rule.
Weapons: The following weapons listed in Pendragonare not yet available: flail, great sword, halberd, hammer, jousting lance, morning star, war flail.
Horses: Chargers are the best available horses, but they are specialized, exceptional animals not available to most knights. Rouncys are the common knight’s
Castles: Motte-and-bailey castles are prevalent. A few cities have stone walls, largely left over from Roman times. The few stone castles (such as the White Tower in London) are legendary for their uniqueness.