"Remember what punishments befell us in this world when we ourselves did not cherish learning nor transmit it to other men." - Ælfred the Great
"Often the solitary one finds grace through the Creator's mercy, although, careworn, he must tread the paths of exile, long rowing the waterways of the frosty sea. Destiny is inexorable." - The Wanderer, Anglo-Saxon elegy
When I learned that the new Old Gods expansion would be adding an additional starting date at 867, I knew I had to write a story based on one of my heroes, the inimitable Ælfred the Great. The Anglo-Saxon word Æðelan (which I use in all my Saxon AARs) is an adjective that means "having noble qualities." It is a variant of more familiar terms like the noun æðel ("noble") and the verb æðelian ("to ennoble"). If you are unfamiliar with Old English and are wondering how the title is pronounced, here is a quick guide: "short A" as in "apple" + the word "the" + the word "lawn."
This AAR uses Æthelsweord, the new Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Improvement Pack.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue: The Wooded Dun of Æsc
Chapter 1: A Funeral Bier
Chapter 2: Herald of Woe
Chapter 3 Coming Soon
GAZETTEER · GLOSSARY
Paths of Exile - Theme