The Archbishops Manor and the Court of York and Surronding Lands
After walking through the streets of the Archdiocese York, full of people and an exceptionally large amount of Priests, you come to the centre of the town. There is a mighty manor, just behind the bustling town square. Guards patroll it with mighty advanced crossbows in their hands, but nobody stops you approaching the manor.
A few ragged looking people with no shoes on their dirty feet gather around a small side door to the manor, from which the smell of fresh bread seems to be coming. Upon the stone square in front of the manor, a Scribe sits by a desk, writing as people come and ask him questions, complaining about a land dispute or a lost cow.
Priests and scribes are constantly rushing around, walking past the Scribe and in through the great double doors of the manor, guarded by two guards with mighty hallberds.
You see one, walking slightly les briskly than the rest. You call to him.
What Manor be this?
This, Sir, be the Manor of Archbishop Hywel Caradog, and Court for the Mighty Archdiocese. It's called Cartref. Welsh person he is. But the most powerfull Clergyman in England.
It's full of grand rooms, and the sound of folk music may always be heard from its windows in the night. Some say it's cellars are overflowing with Wine, but even if they are few care as he is a generous man, feeding the poor and fairly judging his subjects.
Much of his house is full of records and papers and Scribes and Priests, though parts are grand and private for him. Though he welcomes many friends there often, especially if their Welsh. Mostly matters of realm and for idle talk and banqueting. Sometimes he invites many guests, and the cook is busy for days beforehand.
If you wish to see him for whatever reason, he probably has time for a man like you. Go in and find him. But I must be on my way.
Oh - yes, if you are a Knight or higher, he is looking for a trustworthy Master at Arms. And it matters not if you own a fief somewhere else. But anyway, I must hurry off now. Good day!
The Priest hurries off towards the manor, but before he leaves you call him back.
Wait! Father! What does Cartref mean?
And so you are left, staring towards the magnificent manor of Archbishop Hywel Caradog.
The Archbishop Hywel Caradog's Personal Retinue
Gerard - His Priest in training, and personal servant. Often attends to Hywels work in London when he is away to Rome or York
Ioan - A Welsh archer, and Hywels man at arms and servant. He speaks only Welsh, and is head of his bodyguard.
Hugh - Another personal Servant of Hywels, and an excellent cook
Joan - The head servant and housekeeper of his York home
Mark - Hywel's Folcaner and stable keeper. He tends to all of Hywel's beasts.
Rhodri - Hywel's messenger, loyal and fast and knows many languages.
Septimus - Hywel's head scribe, and personal record keeper
The Archdiocese of York and Surronding Lands
Master at Arms:
Northumbarland and Cumbria -