A Dawn Will Come
Ostensibly to bring peace to all sides, Vortigern and Hengest call a council of all combatants to meet at Stonehenge for a feast of peace. Seeking reconciliation, almost all British knights attend. The Saxons prove their worth through great treachery, though, and the majority of the nobles of Britain are slain in the “ Night of Long Knives.” In the subsequent confusion, a large part of their armies are dispersed or slain.
After the disastrous feast, four warriors find themselves lying amongst the corpses of their fellow men, yet they still breath. The mysterious lady appears, telling them that she is to deliver the promise of a gift. If they swear the oath to her goddess will grant them breath until the dawn rises over Salisbury. Time enough to ride home to their hundred, and save their families from utter annihilation.
They all agree, ending their lives to save their families in the Adventure of the Coming Dawn.
By the salt of blood and brine
I pledge this bloodline to the Stone.
From this day forth we shall be true and faithful.
Seven times she will call our line.
Seven times we will answer.
In the name of the Lady and all her Crows
I bind my blood to service.
- The Night of Long Knives takes place, more than 400 chieftains and tribal lords are killed
- Cadwallon, Edern, Bryn, and Ceiwyn swears the Oath of Crows.
- Cadwallon, Edern, Bryn, and Ceiwyn manages to save some of the children and women of their families, making sure the family lines did not end.
- Stin, wife of Siegberht births a son. She names him Saexwolf. Stories goes that he tore of his own umbilical cord at birth.
Events that took place during 463 A.D.
During the year of 463 these adventures, battles or other events took place in the lives of the knights in the story.