The Eldritch Flowering of Prydain
King Wulfhere of Mercia
King of Mercia
Wulfhere, second son of King Penda of Mercia, was brought to power by the Ealdormen of Mercia when they rose in rebellion against Wulfhere’s older brother Peada. A recent convert to Christianity, Wulfhere maintains close ties with his Pagan followers, a fact that some Anglian clergy find irksome. A notable exception, however, is Chad of Mercia, Wulfhere’s confessor, who was responsible for Wulfhere’s conversion. Wulfhere is betrothed to Devona , Princess of the Waerteres (Fortriu Picts).