- Aug 1, 2002
A toehold on the isle.
The Scots have little wealth to be extracted, and they pose little threat to the rising Strathclyde, they shall wait before their time comes.The Irish are humbled, and that is very good. Perhaps some revenge against the traitorous Scots is in order?
More power will allow Strathclyde to become an effective counter to the English - especially when they’re united by Wessex.
Indeed, it sits quite close to the mainland, and its Norse-Gaelic populace should definitely fear the Britons.A first step across the sea. I would be very nervous if I governed the isle of Mann right now.
Such is the way with war I'm afraid, the Britons have endured much over the past centuries, whether by the Romans, English, or Norse. A little strike back is only just, especially against heathens who have no fear of God. Perhaps Meirchion shall teach them to fear the axe.Meirchion is a cruel bastard. It makes you feel for the frigging Vikings. No doubt the Saxon chroniclers will tell all sorts of tales of his "barbarity." I do not envy his future bride. Still, the Britons are back on there feet.
Indeed, although I'm afraid it will remain so for many years, as Meirchion's ambitions lie elsewhere.A toehold on the isle.
A very busy man he was, lacked the time to fulfill his marital duties. It is not all lost however, while Strathclyde remains very much tribal and opposed to women in power, Meirchion's reign is far from over, and one way or another, his legacy shall go on, son or not.Truly a remarkable monarch. I don't see how he can fail to produce a son, especially since I assume concubines are still allowed. Seems like he will be the type who lives by the sword and also dies by it.
He is certainly shaping up to be a legendary dynasty paragon
King Meirchion seems almost the perfect monarch, good, with money, a strong defender for the faith, a fine warrior, all he needs is to produce a son and heir...
He is quite great, but as the realm grows, so do his ambitions and pride. Make no mistake, Strathclyde is on the rise, but it is the overzealous ambitions of its monarchs, whether they be Artgal, Run, or Meirchion, that ultimately put the kingdom in the greatest of peril.Shame that a male heir isn’t forthcoming, but Meirchion seems like a good King.
He does seem to be someone who has many faces...
Very Interesting story so far
Thanks for reading y'all! Meirchion is definitely both though, gotta take a bit of revenge on the English, give the Norse a taste of their own medicine, and retake the island for the Britons. You can't do any of those things without pillaging a little on the way .Wow! Meirchion is definitely going to go down in history, whether as a cruel pillager or a decisive leader. Either way, very fun to read! Excited to see how the English unification is going.