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During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra found herself the target of the Order of the Ancients, a secretive group that controlled Persia and many other thrones throughout the history of the world. Working together with the protector of Persia Darius and his son Natakas, she collected numerous clues and correspondence regarding the activities of several Order branches operating across the Greek world. In this capacity, she was able to uncover the identities of the Order's top agents and killed them.[1]

During the 9th century, the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan aided Hytham and an anonymous "Poor Fellow-Soldier of Christ" in collecting clues, uncovering the identities of the members of the Order in Anglo-Saxon England, and killing them.[2]


Persian Sect

Order of Hunters

Darius' Investigations

Darius has been tracking Ancients in Makedonia and has left report of his investigation in his hideout.

Darius' Notes on the Keeper
Ancients are never easy to uncover. Deceit is their weapon, the shadows their home. They're prepared. They cover their tracks. ...But they cannot hide from me.
I've found leads to one of them, a woman who's a close follower of the Huntsman. She's been entrusted with the care of his beasts. That's the good news.

The bad news?

She's learned how to tame local bears.


Message from the Fighter

Do not be afraid of the Tainted Ones, but be happy that in them we see our purpose. Their strength is near unmatched—to defeat them I need power. I go now to the northern shrine to petition Ares for strength. Tell the Huntsman I will no longer rely upon the fickleness of beasts. The god of war himself will aid me. I will bring the Eagle Bearer to the ground, and when it is done, return to my wife.

...I do so miss her scent.

The Fighter

Darius's Notes on the Watcher
Darius noticed an Ancient that has been observing people throughout Makedonia. He was last seen at the Triple Peninsula of the Chalkidike.

Message from the Watcher
How long has it been since we came here? I've watched endlessly and seen nothing. But now, finally, the one we seek is here! The "Eagle Bearer." She thinks she's hunting us! The arrogance.

I've sent word to the Huntsman, and he will soon make prey of this Eagle Bearer. Until then, as always, I will watch.

The Order is my light.

Rumors Overheard by Natakas
There have been rumors about the leader of Makedonia being seen with an Order member at the fortress. Darius has gone to the area to investigate.

Message to the Deceiver
My dear wife,

Everything you requested has been provided. Guards for your shipment and parties here in Olynthos Fortress are all prepared.

Akantha, don't concern yourself with the rumors. You know I don't believe them. They are bitter lies from jealous rivals. Your faithfullness is beyond question. You know as leader of Makedonia I have also been the target of slander at times. I have officers investigating. They will find those responsible and deal with them.

In the meantime, trust in the protection I've provided.

I remain,

Your devoted husband

Conversation with Natakas
Kassandra learns that the Order is recruiting locals from Makedonia to hunt down the legendary Eagle Bearer.

An Encounter with the Conspirator
The Order of Ancients' recruiter was revealed at a secret late-night meeting on a remote Makedonian farm. His name is Bubares, a silver-tongued emissary from Persia.

Natakas' Investigation
Notes discovered by Natakas imply the Order could be involved with the plague at Potidaia.

Note from the Physician to the Huntsman

Our trap is set. The Eagle Bearer—ever believing herself a hero—will be lured to the screams of the poisoned village.
I will ensure the villagers' surffering is not in vain—they sacrifice so that we may rid the world of a greater threat, a Tainted One.

By the time you read this, I will have completed my plan, and the Eagle Bearer will be dead. I'm leaving this note with your soldiers and continuing west. I've made arrangements with local bandits that will ensure my safe passage out of Makedonia.

The Ancients guide us.


Darius' Observations
They speak of a secret Persian organization known as the Order of the Ancients. Members of the Order in Makedonia are tasked with hunting down Tainted Ones with exceptional abilities, like Kassandra.

Orders to Bubares
I expect good news about our recruitment. Report to me at the lake.

–The Huntsman

Natakas' Investigations
My wolves howl, my boars snarl, and my crows conspire—all for the blood of the Tainted One. You will bring them to me... as expected.

–The Huntsman

Challenge from the Huntsman
Come, Tainted One. Come to the forests north of Makedonia. Come to me.

Come, or we will burn every blade of grass, every village. Come, or Makedonia bleeds.

–The Huntsman

The Truth from Darius
The Magi, known as Pactyas, once worked alongside Darius back in Persia.

Order of the Storm

Intel Found by Natakas
The Order is moving to dominate the seas near Achaia. They've established contacts with a local military garrison, using it as a base of communications for their ship raids.

Letter to the Broker

I've got a gift for you. I recently scuttled another fleet on the rocks near our cove, this one fat and juicy. We salvaged a lot, and I'm sending three ships of unspoiled wood and fittings for your shipyard. Use them. The blockade has increased traffic past our cove threefold. Do not forget the Eagle Bearer. The Tempest is serious about this one.

The Formidable

Dark Machinations

Your shipwrecks cover the coast. I see why the Tempest spoke so highly of you.

I know you are loathe to set foot on land, but the time approaches when we must turn our attention to strategy and the Eagle Bearer.

Find me in Pellene when you are done having your fun.


Letter to the Unbreakable

I agree your orders not to engage the Eagle Bearer are difficult, but I'm sure no one doubts your ability. You are the Right Hand, after all. Of course you must obey, yet who can foresee all the outcomes? If you were, for argument's sake, forced into an early confrontation with the Eagle Bearer, you wouldn't be to blame. And once you delivered the Eagle Bearer's head, not even the Tempest would fault you.

–The Broker

Rumors Heard by Natakas
The Order is funding their operations through ship building. Their broker has contacts at Scavenger's Coast.

A Shipping Manifest
A suspicious shipping manifest signed by someone named Sophos, a shipbuilder in Patrai. It looks to be a copy, marked by a blurred stamp resembling that of the Order of the Ancients.

Conversation with Kleta
Kleta told of someone named the Tempest who commands the Order of the Ancients in Achaia.

Interrogation of the Stalker
Interrogating a stalker reveals the Tempest has blockaded Achaia and is researching a potent new naval weapon, all in order to hunt and kill the Eagle Bearer.

Orders to the Unbreakable

We're falling behind on our timeline for the weapon. This can't happen. Go to the Achaia Shipyard and get us back on schedule. I'm holding you personally accountable for a timely completion of the Chimera's Breath. I know I can trust you to motivate the workers.


The Warship
The Tempest is seen at the helm of one of the most fearsome warships in all of the Greek world, the Skylla.

A Dark Secret
Kleta tells Kassandra the Tempest is her runaway daughter, Phila. Kassandra learns Phila is actually a Tainted One, like her.

Order of Dominion

Darius' Investigation
Darius discovered there was an Order of the Ancients Member in Messenia who was skilled in the diplomatic manipulation and subversion of entire nations. The Ancient was no doubt instrumental in Amorges' plans for the Greek world.

Slip of the Tongue
Dimokrates the Destroyer was revealed during a meeting between the Cult of Kosmos and the Order of the Ancients in Messenia.

Darius' Investigation
The Order of Ancients employs a woman who specializes in cleaning up after them. She is rumored to frequent an obscure camp in Messenia to dispose of any evidence, including bodies.

Letter from the Silence to a Persian Captain

You've done well enforcing the Order's will among the soldiers of Messenia. I travel with them regularly and hear their talk. But you've been too loose with Persia's secrets. Your indiscretions caused significant trouble, and news of it has reached Amorges. His judgement is severe.
The Silence comes for you, Captain. I advise you to put your affairs in order.


Letter to the Silence from a Sister of Artemis

One of your Order approached Pedasos today to leave a message for you. It took every ounce of my will not to riddle the mewling fool with arrows.

You're a great hunter, and you are ever welcome to walk among us. But I will never understand why you associate with such spineless cretins.

Come claim your letter. I do not want to touch it. It reeks of the city.

Note from The Architect to the Silence
Esteemed Associate,

I have sent the items you requested for your “cleansing” of the witnesses in Achaia. Contrary to what you may think, my coffers are not bottomless. If it was my choice, I would never have trusted Phila. Tainted Ones cannot be relied on for anything but upsetting the balance of things. Still, I am sure Amorges had his reasons.

And for the final time, you must return to my office in Aipeia! I need to tally your expenses before the season's end.


Letter from the Gatekeeper
Good Magi,

Amorges was right. The Gate has been found. I agree the time has come to purge the Cult from the Greek world. If you have need of my blade, you have only to say it.

I will continue exploring for signs of Those Who Came Before. I am currently seeking counsel from the wild men of Mesenia. I will meet them soon in the western wetlands.

They are fierce, equipped with ancient knowledge hidden in their fables and superstitions. Don't worry—I make speedy friends, do I not?


Orders from a Cult of Ares Chieftain
The visions heave revealed to me strange wayfarers from the east. They seek to barter for our ancient knowledge. It is as the signs foretold!
Send them to me. I await in the northeastern valleys.

Letter to Dimokrates

I can confirm from our records that the Persian Order encountered the Cult of Kosmos many generations ago. At the time it suited us to ally. We traded secrets and wealth for a foothold in Messenia, among other things. Times, however, have changed.

You are also correct in your suspicions about the Cult's recent activity. It's clear this war in the Greek world is their doing.
I wish you well in your dealings with them. If it was left to me, I would put them all to the sword.


Letter to the Spartans

I applaud your agreement to our various proposals for Sparta's military. Your concerns were understandable, but in this case needless. The Order wants Sparta to prosper. What's good for Sparta is good for the world.


Letter to the Persian Commander

As a member of the Order of the Ancients, you have a sacred duty. We must not allow any disruption to the helots' work in Messenia. The weapons they produce are crucial to our plans for the Greek world.

The few suffer so the many may have peace. This is the way of things. Close your heart and raise your fist.

Continue your good work, and your full induction into the upper ranks of the Order is assured.


An Invitation to the Eagle Bearer
Eagle Bearer. Tainted One.

You have cut your way at will through Messenia. This has not gone unnoticed. Soon the time will come for us to cross blades.

Before that moment I would like to speak plainly. There is much I want to know of the person behind the legend of the Eagle Bearer. I imagine there is also much you want to know of me.

Could I tempt you with a respectful exchange? Consider it for posterity, to humor an old man. Meet me at the graves in Aipeia.

–The Herald

A Given Name
The last of Amorges' lieutenants invited Kassandra to speak face to face. At the meeting he gave her his name freely—Gergis.

The Attack on Dyme

Amorges had studied Kassandra and sent his best men to kill her. But all eventually fell against the might of the Eagle Bearer, the Tainted One. So Amorges turned to other means, and now Natakas was dead and Kassandra's child was in his grasp. Amorges knew Kassandra would hound him to the ends of the earth. He prepared for a reckoning.

Anglo-Saxon Sect

Wardens of War

Note from Hytham
A friendly source has discovered the identity of The Scabbard. She is a mercenary named Leofgifu. You can find her in the Saxon military camp at Utbech.

Note from Hytham
From one of Basim's sources in the Levant, we've learned that a member of the Order called "The Baldric" is, in fact, a Norseman of the name Hunta. He frequents the marketplace in Ledecestre.

Letter from the Poor Fellow-Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE LEECH, a Wessex-born Saxon with a taste for blood...

...Caution is advised in seeking these pagans out for the slaughter.


Dismembered Bodies on Lunden's Pier
Vanished people have been reappearing eyeless and cut to pieces on Lunden's docks. Among the missing is a girl named Regna, who worked for a mysterious blacksmith.

Blacksmith's Receipt
A list of tools bought from the blacksmith, Oija, delivered to the Forum.

Letter from the Poor Fellow-Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE ARROW, a Dane who traded a petty fiefdom for riches abroad.

...Caution is advised in seeking these Pagans out for the slaughter.


Recruitment Orders

We must increase our strength to stage our coup. Drum up some support from the layabouts at the West Market. Archers are needed in force.

We need them to man those new springalds you're so enamored with. I will return when you send word of you're success.


Invitation to a Glorious Speech
Come, Brothers of The Cause, to Lunden's glorious Imperial Arch, to hear a speech from our leader, The Arrow.

He will guide Lunden into a new era. Lunden for Lundeners.

(The Order symbol decorates the bottom.)

Letter from the Poor Fellow-Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE COMPASS, head of this sect, a Francian who commands the sea...

...Caution is advised in seeking these pagans out for the slaughter.


A Guard Hung from the Villa's Rafters
A guard was hung from the Villa's rafters. Only a man of substantial height and mass could pull off such a feat.

Fire Set by The Compass's Forces
The Order's forces seem to be coming from Lunden's docks, likely sent by The Compass, who is said to have a boat there.

Note Found on the Axe
My most dear Axe, you asked me to send news. It seems that The Keel has left Rygjafylke after all these years. I know not where, but stand assured, The Keel will extend the power of the Order.

Note Found on The Scabbard
To The Scabbard

My friend, your work is much valued. One day our Order will number more than the hairs in my beard!

-The Keel

Note Found on the Baldric
To The Baldric,

The Keel has, as befits the name, outfitted a ship of astounding power with a crew to match. Only a fool would cross swords with The Keel now.

-The Arrow

Note Found on The Leech
To The Leech,

I caution all in the Order, I have met the Norse called Eivor. Be wary should you cross paths.

– The Keel

Note Found on The Arrow
I have news of The Keel. I will tell you all next time we meet, but know this: The Keel's thirst for travel knows no bounds!

– The Leech

Note Found on The Compass
To The Compass,

I sincerely hope your work goes well in Lunden, friend. I dearly wish to see England, but I have work elsewhere. I will regale you with my adventures before long.

-The Keel

Wardens of Law

Note Found on Order Member
As for your request, Baldric, I do not deal with such small matters personally. Journey to the high hill at the center of Glowecestrescire and find my factotum at Thieves' Warren. He will help you.

-The Vellum

Note Found at Thieves' Warren
Take all your instructions from Eanbhert. I do not understand his reasons, but be certain to address him as "The Vellum" during the mission or he'll tan your very hide.

You'll find the man working as a scribe in a house covered in weeds along Glowecestre's docks. Make no sign. He'll know you.

Note to Order Member
You have your orders and must fulfill them as you see fit. Do not forget, however, you serve two masters. The Dart will leave instructions for you at the old tower east of Caustow Castle.

Letter Found in the Ruined Tower
For the Vellum,

I have done as you requested, but I believe I have been seen, My movements aren't as quick in bygone years. I can no longer risk coming to this message post. Have your men ask for me at the stables in Quatford where I am master. My stablemen know me by the name of Tata.

I haven't many more years left. Soon I will be gone, and all m knowledge of the great Offa and his stolid wisdom will die with me. Grieve the loss when it comes.

– The Dart

Found Note from Order Member
I will make inquiries with our wine-soaked friend, the one who tipples at the old Roman temple in Ledecestre.

– The Adze

Note Won at Drinking Contest
I salute you for out-drinking me!

I only know this: The Adze used to spend time at the watermill south of Tonnastadir

Note Found at the Watermill
I must leave you, my love. The memory of your caresses will sustain me in times of travail. My heart breaks as I write this, but I am called to a larger purpose.

Those whom you despise have enlisted me to build their ships and work for their cause in Repton. Oh, my dear, your little Gunilla is no more! From this day hence, I am to be known as The Adze!

Letter from a Poor Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE FIREBRAND, a religious fanatic bent on destruction...

...They must die so that the rest of us may live.


Bishop's Letter
Fellow brothers of the light, it is with a heavy heart that I will be resigning from my duties at the Minister. The texts we kept there have been compromised, and I can no longer tolerate the abbess's methods.

God forgive me for desecrating these sacred texts. My brothers, listen carefully. The church is no longer safe, holy grounds. As I write this letter, I fear there may be an attempt on my life. Remember this name—the Firebrand. She is...

(The rest of the note has been burned away.)

Burned Scriptures
The abbess and her decoys have split up to collect holy writings outside the church for burning

Needle's Orders [sic]
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE NEEDLE, a notorious coin-clipper and black marketeer.

They must die so that the rest of us may live.


Needle's Orders
I expect all the coin from merchants to be delivered to my office daily. Their stalls, draped in black, are hard to miss. Do not fail me again.

– The Needle

Stash of Stolen Silver
Silver was found being melted into coins in the sewer workshop.

Letter from a Poor Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE VAULT, a well-placed man, clever and elusive...

They must die so that the rest of us may live.


Conversation with Ljufvina
Ljufvina suggests the Archives of Jorvik may hold more clues to the Vault's activities.

Damning Speech
Audun's speech at the Yuletide feast has revealed his true motivations.

Note Taken from The Vellum
The Vice is calling attention to himself again, dear Vellum. No good can come from his overzealousness.

The next time you visit Eurviscire, speak to him. Clearly.

Note Taken from The Dart

On occasion, after a mission, I sit and listen to the waterfall just beyond my door and relive each kill in my head.

What pleasure!

– The Vice

Note Taken from The Adze
For The Adze,

You have grown to dour. Visit The Vice. It is an innocent pleasure to play dice with those that gather in his village while he marches about enforcing his rules.

– The Dart

Note Taken from the Firebrand
For the Firebrand,

I cannot help but be amused by The Vice. He parades about in his cape dyed black as his heart, and then the medallion!

Note Taken from The Needle
You asked me whether The Vice can deliver.

I have no doubt. He pursues his mark with unflagging rigor.

We will have our boon, Needle. Of this I'm sure.

Note Taken from The Vault

I come to you to ask a favor. A friend of yours, reeve of my village, gave me your name. Reeve Derby, he is. Said to call him The Vice when I spoke to you, which by anyone's measure is a foul name. But I meander. I can return your kindness with interest. Could we meet?

Wardens of Wealth

Note from The Crozier
As regard The Billhook,

Tell him to promise large sums of silver in exchange for occasional help from the soldiers.

He is to meet the captain at Aelfgarstun Farm. The silver means nothing. Tell him he must make the deal.

– The Crozier

Note Found at Aelfgarstun Farm
Sire, a rotund fellow called Havelok met here to arrange payment to the soldiers' camp for various services. He claimed you would not be distressed by this.

He used an unusual name with the soldiers—The Billhook. Very odd. In any case, everything has been left as they found it. If there is any problem, you can find Havelok in Lincoln. His villa abuts the fortification along the town hall.

– Your servant, Gil.

Note Taken from Order Member
My friend,

You know I am proud of my heritage and of my craft. I was at St. Albanes Abbey yester-night, the smithy there is a beauty—fire, heat, and the ringing of iron. Iron bonds hold us together all.

– The Anvil

Note Found in St. Albanes Smithy
Next time you see him, tell Patrick that someone came looking for "The Anvil" yesterday. I showed them our heavy anvil and they laughed. "No," they said, "The large, balding fellow! The Anvil!"

I suppose it's some sort of nickname for Patrick. Very confusing in a smithy. I told them he keeps a forge in Oxeneforda, and good luck to him.

Found Note from The Order
For The Adze,

Tell The Lathe that his gambling friend is causing trouble. The one at the inn in Buckingham.

Have The Lathe to put a stop to his blabbering.

– The Order

Note Won in Dice Contest
Well played, gambler.

Here is what I know—the one who calls himself Lathe boasts of putting an end to a rival. I cannot divine what he did, but a sealed chamber in Eatun Barn may hold the answer.

Note Found in Sealed Chamber
I did not deserve this fate. I gave my all, and thus I am rewarded—sealed within these walls, left to starve among ancient carvings covered in rotting vines and mud.

The man who did this calls himself The Lathe. May he burn in hell. His true name is Mucel, shipbuilder of Buckingham. If you find him, take vengeance for me.

Note Taken from The Lathe
We have created an outpost at the Roman Tower. From there, the entire area is under our watch, Northwic itself in visible to the south.

Tell The Lyre, our Maegester, that all is well. Tell him further that my goal is to drink all the ale in East Anglia, I don't care what The Father says.

– The Ash-Spear

Note Found near the Roman Tower
The bandits have a forward camp not far from Britannia's Watch. Such a vantage point serves us well, Ash-Spear, my brother.

Leave off your carousing and bring the bandits into our sphere with the usual inducements.

– The Lyre

Note Found in Bandit Camp
We gathered for a council, and though you make a fair offer, we have no reason to trust you. Come to our hidden camp, live with us. Drink, raid, and kill with us. If you prove yourself to my bandits and me, we'll accept, Ash-Spear.

You'll find us at the highest point of Thetford Forest, not so very far from the Roman walls up near the watch. We await you.

Hytham's Investigation into The Tang
Hytham has discovered that a member of the Order has permeated Grantebridgescire.

Conversation with Magni
Through speaking with Magni, Eivor learned the attacking soldiers were working for the Order.

Conversation with Soma
Soma revealed that Wigmund, her nemesis in Grantebridge, is a member of the Order.

Hytham's Investigation into The Crozier
Hytham has discovered that a member of the Order has permeated Lincolnscire.

Conversation with Hunwald
In speaking with Hunwald, Eivor learned that The Crozier had been exiled by a secret group.

Note Taken from The Billhook
Remember, Billhook, the oath we swore you and I, our loyalty to The Lyre and all he represents!

– The Ash-Spear

Note Found on The Tang
Next time you visit, dear Tang, come with me to the marketplace. When not performing, I spend my leisure hours there, browsing the wares ang haggling with merchants.

– The Lyre

Wardens of Faith

Note Found on an Order Member

The Oil has been careless about his identity. He went on a drunken spree with a merchant and bragged at his connections and power. Worse, The Oil persists in his spendthrift wats. He now owes a considerable sum to this merchant who already knows much too much.

We have learned that the merchant will be suppling mead for the upcoming festival. It's held near the so-called Henge Farm in the hills south of Stonehenge. See that this man in silenced.

– The Gallows

Note Found in Merchant's Ledger of Debts
I haven't the silver, but you'll have better. My brother owns a pig farm at Readingum Abbey where I run my doings. He got it thanks to me. I made the owner disappear—it is what I do. And then I take the leavings and split them among my brothers and cousins. I do it slippery-like, that's why they call me The Oil.

I can do the same for you, friend, and then we'll be quit.

Letter Found at Pig Farm
For The Oil,
Keep your pious guise. the peasants of Fearnhamme are primed to believe that their donations will ensure their place in the hearafter. Go preach to them. Be meek, retiring, sleep in the stable if you must, but collect that money! And eyes sharp for other potential victims.

But no more feathering the nests of your relations!

– The Quill

Note from The Order
Rank incompetence by underlings has delayed the delivery of the key ingredient The Sickle seeks for her bread. Tell her to make excuses to delay her bread delivery, for obvious reasons.

We will inform her directly when the ingredient has been procured at Maeldun's Saltern Camp.

– The Order

Note Found in Saltern Workhouse
It makes no sense to me, but our commander insists we catch a basket of weaver fish. Does he not understand how poisonous they are? It is not our place to argue. Catch some and take them to the baker behind the trade post in Colcestre. For some reason, the commander refers to her as The Sickle.

Be certain to caution her about even touching them!

Note Taken from Order Member
Concerning The Bell

I know it amuses him to donate an actual bell as an allusion to his moniker, but I frankly grow impatient with his drollery. Nonetheless, I've arranged for the garrison of the chain blockade to receive an ostentatious church bell.

Let The Bell know that the captain will await his instructions before shipping it down the River Ember.

-The Rake

Note Found at the Chain Blockade

Keep the bell untarnished! At the proper time, the fellow will call for it. He wants an ostentatious arrival from the sea to impress the donors.

If you must communicate with him, send word to Brimclif Monastery. He is the gravedigger there. His colleague called him "The Bell", and they had a good laugh about our bell. Fools and madmen, I say, but we do as our captain says we must.

Letter from a Poor Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE QUILL lurks in the shadows, their sparrow hawks stealing secrets.

They seek your death. Kill them or be killed.

...I am ever your devoted servant, my king, and much closer than you know.


Conversation with Goodwin and Aelfred
The Quill has written a manifesto against education. They are using the children of Wincestre for Order work in the merchant's district.

Conversation with Aelwyn
The young girl said that the Quill's little spies come up from the sewers like rats.

Letter from a Poor Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE GALLOWS works against justice and perverts your laws.

They seek your death. Kill them or be killed.

I am your devoted servant, my king, and much closer than you know.


Half-Burned Letter
You have been a thorn in my side long enough, Goodwin. Cease your snooping, or I will use my considerable influence to lock you in the garrison. Not even your feeble king will save you then.

The Gallows

Goodwin's Research
Others have come forward with information on the Gallows' identity. And all four have met a horrible end. Two were hanged in the square on petty charges.

Only a reeve has the power to condemn men to hanging. The Gallows must be another reeve, I am sure of it.

I dare not write my suspicions here.

Letter from a Poor Soldier of Christ
(Excerpt from a longer letter)

THE SEAX leads from the pulpit, God's sheep in a wolf's skin.

They seek your death. Kill them or be killed.

I am ever your devoted servant, my king, and much closer than you know.


Conversation with Goodwin
Goodwin believes that the Seax's funeral is being held in St. Peter's churchyard.

Conversation with Harriet
Ealhferth's sister revealed he faked his death with the intention of assassinating King Aelfred at the Great Hall.

Note Taken from The Oil

Note Taken from The Sickle

Warden of Relics

Letter from Fulke
To the Wolf-Kissed One,

Blessings of the Self-Begotten One upon you, Eivor. I write only to ease your mind and let you know that Sigurd is in good hands and fine company. I will treat him with all the care he deserves.

The order to which I belong has use for such a man. He is, in many ways, the pinnacle to which we aspire--a god in man's fleshy accoutrements. I only hope he comes to know and understand this as well as I do before his suffering breaks him.


The Instrument