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  • Dryht

    The Dryht is the personal warband of a Drihten, or war-chief. Dryhts may be led by kings, ealdormen, lords, or even by heroic commoners who gain enough fame in battle to attract followers. Unlike the [[Ferd]], a dryht is composed of volunteers who hope …

  • Ferd

    The Ferd is the militia of an Anglian kingdom, composed of all able-bodied men. The Ferd practices several times per year when not otherwise called into service, and its members are provided with food, tents, spears, and supplies, but no mounts, armor, …

  • Palatine Guard

    The Palatine Guard, or Palatini, are elite units of the [[Holy Roman Empire]] charged with protecting Roman Church assets, synods, councils, and officials, with delivering Papal bulls, and with enforcing excommunication, anathema, and other ecclesiastical …

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