Honour, Kingdom and the Lady
The thunder of hooves, the clink of mail, the sounding of horns: a great cacophony accompanies an army of knights riding to war. Yet steel and sinew are nothing without valour. These noble fighters crusade for faith, for virtue, for their beloved Lady - yet most of all, for the honour of their home, the Kingdom of Equitaine.
A nation established on noble principles, yet built on a foundation of peasant labour and sweat, Equitaine is a land of myth and superstition. Yet it exerts tremendous military might - Crusades for the lost Grail have brought the Lady’s grace to many foreign lands.. In all things, Equitan nobility is expected to lead from the fore, and victory often rests upon their individual successes. These are lessons for the young king to learn, and learn well, if his dynasty is to endure against other strong, noble Houses and the perils that lie beyond his lands.
The Kingdom of Equitaine is sometimes seen as three different armies in one. One option is to play as a mixture of Knights and Infantry, where one half of the army shoots or engages the opponent in place till the other part comes in to smash the enemy, usually with powerful cavalry. Another option is the are armies where only cavalry is used, these excel at bringing so many mobile threats on the table that they are able to catch the opponent where they least suspect and try avoid them everywhere else. That concept is brought to the extreme when cavalry is mixed with their flying units of Pegasus Knights! In every playstyle the Kingdom of Equitaine relies on their characters to do some fighting, and to lead their armies from the front.
Lore of Kingdom of Equitaine
King Henry the Young
Q: How and why did King Henry the Young become king?
A: I suppose it would be too trite to respond: ”His father died!”. A serious answer then. To understand the full story, you’d have to learn the lives of the last three generations of Equitan nobility. Charles the Strong, Henry’s grandfather, was accounted a great king. Under his rule, Equitaine gained much land and wealth over years of crusading. The crowning achievement being the capture of Avras. One might expect a golden age for a nation after such glories, yet the reversal was swift. Charles’ son, Luis, was named ”the Meek” for his temperament and fortunes. Within a decade, much of the previous gains had been relinquished. Even Avras pulled away, with General Fontaine renouncing his Equitan loyalties. Meanwhile Sonnstahl forged a union with Destria, intent upon reasserting dominance in Vetia. After the Battle of Moitiers, Luis fell ill and died shortly after, long before his time. This thrust his son, Henry, into the fore. The Young King has begun well, re-establishing links with Volskaya and proclaiming bold ambitions for his reign. Time will tell the truth of such notions.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.