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  • Christianity

    [[File:356245 | class=media-item-align-center | x400px | celtic-cross-grave-marker.small.jpg]] Christianity is likely the foremost religion of the Arthurian world. Religion in the Middle Ages, though, was very different from religion today. To capture …

  • History of Christianity in Britain

    Jesus Christ first visited Britain during the “missing years” of his youth and adolescence, years not chronicled in the Bible. He went with his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a rich tin merchant with contacts in the Cornwall region. Jesus studied …

  • The Good and Bad Churches

    The actual influence of the Christian Church on the rest of society in the Middle Ages varied widely during the two eras (Dark Ages and Middle Ages) compressed into Pendragon. In the sixth century, it was busy solidifying its position as the One Church, …

  • War and the Church

    Medieval theology wrestled with doctrines that seemed to prohibit war--after all, the fifth commandment says, rather unambiguously, “Thou shalt not kill.” Philosophers examined the problems of passivity in the face of cruel overlords, foreign oppressors, …

  • The Problem of Evil

    Evil, and all it connotes, should be addressed in any game that involves the sanctity of the Holy Grail; many stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail include encounters with the Christian devil in varied forms. Evil simply _is_, and few would argue to the …

  • Living Saints

    Many men (and some women) living in Arthur’s time came to be reckoned as saints during their lifetimes. Here are some of the best known, including details of their interactions with King Arthur where applicable. *Cadoc:* This kind old soul exemplifies …

  • Swearing

    Knights regularly swear to accentuate their ardor or to emphasize their fervor, but usually in a subtle way acceptable to the tender ears of their courtly times. Like most people, though, many knights swear even when swearing is not needed. It is …

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