The Eldritch Flowering of Prydain
Prince Æthelred of Mercia
Youngest son of Penda, King Æthelwealh's page
Male Human Paladin 1, LG. Str 12, Int 9, Wis 15, Dex 13, Con 9, Cha 17. HP 9, AC 5. A lanky teenager with reddish-blond hair, bright brown eyes, a broken nose, and a winning personality. He aspires to be a holy warrior like the legendary Arthur. He wears a coin with a hole in it that he says is the image of Arthur. It is actually a silver coin of the Rebel Emperor Allectus dating from the third century. He wears banded mail and wields a ranseur. Eaded has an animal companion, a black warhorse named Wit-hédaþ (“The two of us will defend”). He is the page of King Æthelwealh of Sussex, who is not present, but who sent Æthelred to escort Aefe, Æthelwealh’s betrothed, back to Sussex to marry him. They are traveling in the company of the King and Queen of Surrey.