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
The Lady and Sunna
Ask not a noble of the Kingdom if Sunna is the same ‘Lady’ that the Kingdom of Equitaine wor-ship!, lest your head be parted from your shoulders!” was the Sage’s reply to one of my questions. Equitaine and Sonnstahl are two neighbouring nations, yet very much distinct. One is a Kingdom, led by Henry the Young. While his father might have let such an insult pass, the son is a very different prospect. He has reignited the Equitan urge to quest the world in the name of their Lady. The other is an Empire, commanded by an Emperor currently drawn from the family Rothmeyer, with their own expansionist agenda, establishing colonies across the Great Ocean. The Lady certainly has a distinct and unique form of worship, differing from the organised Church of Sunna. There are some who claim Sunna was a representation of the Lady given flesh, others that the Lady is simply an alternative name given to Sunna by a neighbouring nation. “To the devout of either, such commingling may be taken as blasphemy - and those followers are not slow to express their displeasure in very pointed fashion.
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.