|Type:||Non Player Character|
|Level of fame:||Notable|
|Death year:||504 A.D.|
|Age at time of death:||52|
|Form of address:||My Lord|
|Colloquial address:||My Lord Levcomagus|
|Formal address:||My Lord Blains of Levcomagus of House Fox.|
~ Notable Vavasour ~
He died in 504 A.D. He was 52 years old.
Sir Blains was originally a household knight of Baron Ulfius. He had served Ulfius faithfully and was due to be rewarded, having saved the Duke’s life during the Frisian campaign in 479. Blains has his eye on Maid Ellen, but the girl’s father, Baron Gwylon, felt he was not of suitable rank despite Ulfius’ backing. In late 480, Ulfius, the Duke of the Vale, rewards Sir Blains’ service by making him the Steward of Levcomagus and continued to support Blains’ efforts to marry the wealthy heiress.
This is politics as usual between the Great Barons: if Blains marries Ellen, Ulfius gains prestige and power by having a stronger and very grateful vassal, whereas if Roderick marries Ellen, he will widen the wealth and power gap between him and Ulfius.
Sir Blains for many years kept the feud between Silchester and Salisbury going, never giving up on his claim of Ellens hand. He was executed in 504 in Salisbury, after having broken Lady Ellens hospitality and trying to kill Lady Jenna.