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  • Versions of Arthur

    !(media-item-align-center){width:600px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/287604/02_boyskingarthur_wyeth_endpapers.jpg?1390532926(02_boyskingarthur_wyeth_endpapers.jpg)! Many versions of King Arthur exist. Stories have been told and retold about …

  • The High Order of Knighthood

    !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/291253/crossfire_380934_1_670096_.jpg?1391318543(crossfire_380934_1_670096_.jpg)! As a knight, your character knows all this information intimately. h2. THE ORIGINS OF KNIGHTHOOD In …

  • Your Manor

    [[File:327654 | class=media-item-align-center | manor.jpg]] Holding a manor is the basis of your knight’s status and wealth. With it your knight is a step above an ordinary household knight. As a landed knight you have many rights and responsibilities …

  • Roleplaying Nobles

    _And so, my lord, it is needful both in this regard and others that you should know who they are who you should hold for gentlemen, who for nobles, and who for non-nobles._ _The Gentleman is he who from old springs from gentlemen and gentlewomen, and …

  • To Be High King

    !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/300414/charles-martel.jpg?1393371595(charles-martel.jpg)! Uther wants to be High King, but he cannot simply ignore or exploit the other rulers of the lands about him, for he has a greater …

  • Supporters and Servants

    !(media-item-align-center)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/302602/manor-household.png?1393885744(manor-household.png)! *King Arthur Pendragon* has two types of non-player characters. The Gamemaster characters are everyone in the world except for …

  • Magic

    [[File:328278 | class=media-item-align-center | justin-theroux-your-highness-slice.jpg]] Everyone in the world of *Pendragon* knows that magic exists, and all wise and good folk fear it. To knights, magic is unknown in every way. Its effects are known …

  • 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 …

  • Paganism

    [[File:356246 | class=media-item-align-center | Swinside__p4160146_.jpg]] Paganism is the native religion of Britain. In Arthur’s time, many of the kingdoms outside of Logres have never converted to Christianity. Even within Logres, many individuals …

  • 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 …

  • Chivalry

    [[File:371902 | class=media-item-align-center | x500px | knight_templar_mercy_by_kettyformaggio-d4pbvt4.jpg]] After Arthur becomes King, many new standards of behavior gain credence and authority. A knight may strive to live and act in accordance with …

  • Round Table Knight

    [[File:373203 | class=media-item-align-left | 300px | alan_lee_castles_camelot03.jpg]]Round Table member- ship is the ultimate success. The Round Table is a body of handpicked knights who serve at Arthur’s personal command. They are chosen because they …

  • Customs

    h3. COMBAT FOR LOVE OR CONQUEST Knights may decide to undertake combat “for love” or “for conquest.” If the former, both knights must agree to the terms, or else the combat is for conquest by default. “For Love” means that the knights will fight for …

  • Romance

    [[File:425537 | class=media-item-align-center | chiv.jpg]] Queen Guenever introduces the Court of Romance to Arthurian Britain. This event marks the start of the popular activity of fine amor, or “courtly love”--a principle decree of which is that it …

  • Romantic Knights

    [[File:425539 | class=media-item-align-center | 9afbb155ffdeea251d249573c13192e6.jpg]] A knight of Romance honors all women and must do everything in his nature and ability to protect women, to deliver them justice, to respect them, and to do their …

  • Isn't Romance Silly

    [[File:425541 | class=media-item-align-center | cl1.png]] Knights in love, frankly, act like fools. Sir Palomides, one of the finest fighters and most noble knights in the land, spends his spare time weeping, starving to death, and otherwise moping. …

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