The Oathsworn

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Founding date
December 10, 2008 on Landroval. Re-established December 10, 2017 on Laurelin.
Goal
To Fulfill their Oaths of Loyalty to Each Other
Main area of operations
Rohan, Dunland
Kinship type
Mixed
Friends/Allies
Rivals/Enemies
Those Who Threaten Peace
Kinship status
Active and recruiting
Recruiting Officer(s)

Background

The Oathsworn command the garrison at Fréasburg, one of Rohan's dozen hillforts that stretch, ever watchful, along the Isen. Though they obey the peace of the Mark and keep treaty with Dunland, they are not sworn to king, crown, or chieftain—but to each other. They fight for friendship, glory, gold, and wyrd. One day, their paths may lead to beds or bloody graves, but now they stand strong with shields at kinsmen's shoulders, or sit with them on mead-benches, voices mixed in song. 


Bright were the buildings, halls where springs ran, high, horngabled, much throng-noise; these many mead-halls men filled with loud cheerfulness: Wyrd changed that. - The Ruin

These are no hangers-on in heroes’ armour. These few who’ve survived their weathered lives have earned their place in the shield wall. They have seen the burnings of halls and fields, the scattering of kinsmen, and a hundred bloody battles from Forochel to the Firien Wood.

The Oathsworn were once a warband over half a hundred strong. They are now a handful, but as desperately loyal as ever. Over the years, they’ve earned word-fame, treasure, and friendship, but they dwindle now, as darkness creeps back into the world. The more strongly they hold on.

They fight now at the Isen, where the King has declared those who join its aid have the chance to earn back what they’ve lost: titles, land, their good names—all but the people they’ve buried. Their fealty is not to the King, however, but to songs that will be sung of them in years to come, to the promise and pursuit of peace, and, above all, to each other.

Banner image by AllrichArt. Banner by Orduin.

Members

Adriwyn Adriwyn Man
Aeshaeidr Aeshaeidr "Aesha" Yrsadottir Man
Aethelwal Aethelwal Man
Alweard Alweard, "Adder" Man
Barst Barst Man
Celebaeron Celebaeron Elf
Gamforth Gamforth Man
Orduin 'Captain Orduin æscrōf' Man
Osythe Osythe, daughter of Cadda Man
Thorvall Thorvall, son of Aelle Man
Wrecca Wrecca son of Wiglác Man

Adventures by Members

violent delights Alweard 1 day 19 hours ago
foul earth and fell dreams Alweard 6 days 9 hours ago
Clouds of Smoke Aeshaeidr 1 week 9 hours ago
Time and Terrible Wounds Wrecca 1 week 3 days ago
Cynaidd Osythe 1 week 3 days ago
true colors Alweard 2 weeks 10 hours ago
no dawn, no day Alweard 2 weeks 6 days ago
Dragon Slayers. Thorvall 3 weeks 1 day ago
A Mother's Lesson Aeshaeidr 1 month 14 hours ago
Howling Thorvall 1 month 2 weeks ago
Unnatural Cold Aeshaeidr 1 month 2 weeks ago
Unigedd Osythe 1 month 3 weeks ago
to freeze or to thaw Alweard 1 month 3 weeks ago
starless night Alweard 2 months 4 days ago
the bitter and the sweet Alweard 2 months 1 week ago
incurable afflictions Alweard 2 months 1 week ago
faces in the river Alweard 4 months 3 weeks ago
Apple-wine in the Height of Summer Wrecca 4 months 3 weeks ago
A Rising Opportunity Eadaoin 4 months 4 weeks ago
A Makeshift Charm against Witches Wrecca 6 months 3 weeks ago

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