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Grandfather History


Alexandre

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Starting glory: 2500

1047

Robert de Hauteville comes to southern Italy with only 5 knights. The PKs’ grandfather is one of them. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-17

Garrison duty

19-20

Raid (50 glory)

 

You can use the preceding table for all ordinary years.

1048

Robert fights for the Lombard Prince of Capua against the Prince of Salerno, and like other Normans, he is deceived of the promised reward by the treacherous Lombard. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-10

Garrison duty

11-20

Mercenary (100 glory, 1d6 Suspicious (Lombards))

1049-1050

The Normans raid the Lombards. Robert distinguishes himself for bravery and ingenuity, such as pretending to be dead to enter a castle held by monks and then conquering it (an action that earns the Normans the church's antipathy: -1 standing (church)). Otherwise they are two ordinary years. 

1051

Robert marries Alberada of Buonalbergo, a noblewoman of Norman lineage, who brought him two hundred knights as a dowry. There was a tournament to celebrate the marriage.

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-10

Is invited to the wedding (10 glory)

11-17

Participates in the tournament (50 glory)

18-20

Good showing against Buonalbergo’s knights (100 glory)

1052

Ordinary year.

1053

Battle of Civitate (600 glory). Pope Leo IX is captured. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died with great glory (1000)

2-10

Died

11-18

Survived

19-20

Survived with heroic act (100)

1054

Pope Leo IX is released after a 9 months confinement at Benevento. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-17

Guards the Pope (100 glory, +1 Standing (Church))

18-20

Raid (50 glory)

1055-1056

The Normans raid Salerno. Ordinary years.

1057

Robert becomes Count of Apulia and Calabria. If grandfather survives he witnesses the appointment. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-20

Fights in battles (100 glory)

1058

Robert divorces Abelarda and marries Sichelgaita. Then he attacks the castles of his brother William.

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-20

Fights in battles (100 glory)

 

Not all of Roberto's followers are happy with the new marriage.

 

1d20 Result

Event

1-4

Do not participate: -1 Standing (Lord)

5-20

Participates, +1 Standing(Church), +50 glory

1059

The conquest of Calabria is complete!

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-20

Fights in battles (100 glory)

1060

Raids the Arabs in Sicily. Otherwise it’s an ordinary year.

1061

Takes Messina

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-5

Garrison duty

6-18

Takes Messina (300 glory, Hate(moors) 1d3)

19-20

Takes Messina with heroic act (400 glory, Hate(Moors) 1d3)

1062-1063

Ordinary years

1064

First Battle of Palermo; 100 glory, Hate (Moors) 1d6. They have to lift the siege because the camp is overrun by tarantulas (evoked by the Moors’ pagan sorcerers!) 

1065-1067

Abelardo’s rebellion

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-20

Fights the rebels (100 glory)

1068

The rebellion ends. If he is a landed knight this is when he receives his fief (add glory according to the rank) and retires. 

 

1d20 Result

Event

1

Died of random cause

2-9

Garrison duty

10-20

Fights the rebels (200 glory)

Edited by Alexandre

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