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Eye of the Raven: Final Scores

Leader Board Campaign Victory Points:(Power) at the end of each Campaign Season
#PlayerWarlord NameFactionSTART12345FINAL
1 Bill Mitchell Tavish McTavish Scots 0:(10) 1:(11) 4:(14) 4:(15) 6:(18) 7:(20) 10
2 Andy Bascombe Charlemal, Son of Charlemerde Carolingian Franks 0:(14) 0:(17) 1:(19) 2:(21) 4:(26) 5:(27) 9
3 Jon Houchin Caradog ap Llewellyn Welsh 0:(15) 1:(16) 2:(15) 3:(17) 4:(18) 5:(20) 8
4 Allan Saull Volla, Maiden of Frigg Norse Gaels 0:(10) 3:(13) 3:(15) 4:(14) 4:(17) 5:(16) 5
5 Andrew Cooper Aethelflaed, Lady of Mercia Anglo-Saxon 0:(13) 0:(13) 1:(11) 2:(14) 4:(17) 4:(17) 4
7 Neil Humby Cnut Autokorrekthater Danish Vikings 0:(11) 1:(14) 2:(16) 3:(15) 3:(16) 4:(15) 4
6 John Randall Alfred Steptoe Anglo-Danes 0:(11) 0:(10) 1:(12) 2:(15) 2:(12) 4:(13)
8 Aris Dacanalis ? Norse Vikings 0:(15) 0:(17) 0:(12) 1:(15) 2:(21) 2:(21) 2
9 Bruce Brown Jean le Tard Normans 0:(15) 0:(15) 0:(16) 0:(16) 1:(15) 1:(16) 1
10 Danny O'Connor Ruaidhrí Ó Conchobhair Irish 0:(10) 0:(13) 0:(12) 1:(14) 1:(11) 1:(13)
11 Paul Cox Bjorn Ironsides Icelandic Viking 0:(11) 0:(12) 0:(9) 0:(5) 0:(11) 0:(10)

Campaign Season 1 Actions

Campaign Season 1

At the very start of the year, Icelandic Vikings sailed south to raid the coast of Scotland (1). After beating them off, the Scots marched south to invade the lands of the Norse Gaels, but were held off at a mountain pass (2). Meanwhile, Vikings from Denmark successfully raided the coast of their sworn rivals the Irish (3), only to find their own lands attacked by Norse Gael raiders (4). Later, there was a second failed attempt to invade the lands of the Norse Gaels, this time by Anglo-Danes (5), and finally, the Norse Gaels found themselves again attacked, this time by the Welsh, who successfully raided their cattle (6).

Despite, or perhaps because of, the persistent attacks of other factions, the Norse Gaels are at the head of the leaderboard at the end of Campaign Season 1.

Our skald has written this poem summarising events during Campaign Season 1.

Campaign Season 2 Actions

Campaign Season 2

The second Campaign Season began with the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Anglo-Danish York, but after agreement by all sides and amendment of the Special Rule The Penny the result of the battle was anulled and the season started again (much to the relief of the Anglo-Danes). So action rebooted with the Welsh successfully raiding the Norwegian Vikings (1). The Irish then raided the Danish Vikings, with inconsequential results (2). The Danish Vikings, looking for a better result, raided the Anglo-Danes, fighting a battle that resulted in the death of Aarold Steptoeson (3) With their leader's death, things were looking bad for the Anglo-Danes, but fortunes improved with their new Warlord Alfred who came to the throe with his own pot of gold. He then led his men to attack the Scots, only to be beaten off without capturing the baggage they sought to plunder (4). Inspired by their success, the Scots then successfully raided the Icelandic Vikings (5). The Anglo-Saxon invasion of York was then refought, but this time the Anglo-Danes defended successfully (6). The Franks fought their firt battle of the campaign, raiding the Norwegian Vikings in Hedemark, which lead to the death of Ubba Goldtooth (7). Under their new leader, Ubba's son Ubbason, tt was then time for the Norwegian Vikings to take their own action, and they raided the Scots (8). Finally, the Normans saw their first action in the campaign, raiding the Anglo-Saxons in a battle which, other than the result, resembled Hastings (9).

The Norse Gaels, who defended and were not attacked, were overtaken by the Scots, who now hold top position on the leaderboard.

Again, an poetic account of events during Season 2 has been composed by our skald for your enjoyment.

Campaign Season 3 Actions

Campaign Season 3

Season 3 opened with the Irish raid on Strathclyde (1). Gunnblasdt's unsuccessful attempt to strengthen Iceland's roster with a raid on Norway (2) quickly followed. Attacks on Denmark by Aglo-Danes, raiding at Oldenburg (3) and Norse Gaels, successfully invading Jutland (4) troubled the Danes, but the Norse Gaels were to suffer themselves shortly after when Strathclyde was invaded by the Welsh (5). The last battles of the season saw the fall of Iceland. First the Danes raided at Bulandsness (6), the the Franks at Svinafell (7), and finally, unopposed (in what has been described as half a battle) the Anglo-Saxons at Eyjafell (8).

The Scots, despite being forced to defend having suffered a revolt at the end of the previous season, remain at the head of the leaderboard. The Normans, defending while Sir Sybald recovered from his wounds, were also left alone.

As usual, for your entertainment, the skalds have provided a summary of the season's events in poetic form. Enjoy!

Campaign Season 4 Actions

Campaign Season 4

The first action of Season 4 was seen when the Norse Gaels raided Scots Northumbria only to be repelled by the Scots (1). The Welsh then continued their invasion of the lands of the Norse Gaels by conquering Goddodin (2). The Anglo-Danes were surprised by raiding Norse Vikings attacking York (3), while the Scots, emboldened by their earlier success, invaded Icelandic Bulandsness (4). Back on the mainland, Aethelflaed's Anglo-Saxons invaded the Anglo-Danish province of Danish Mercia (5) , while the Anglo-Danes unsuccessfully launched a raid against Frankish Picardie (6). Charlemal, in turn, led his Warband to raid Danish Skania (7), while the Icelandic Vikings were repelled raiding Anglo-Saxon English Mercia (8). Finally, the Normans invaded Anglo-Saxon East Wessex (9) while the intended Irish invasion of Jutland was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, the Irish paid Danegeld instead, and a new leader rose to the throne of Ireland.

Campaign Season 5 Actions

Campaign Season 5

With greater numbers of people interested in playing Saga, by mutual agreement of all the players it was decided to end Eye of the Raven at the close of Campaign Season 5, so that we can start a new campaign including more people who are interested in the game.

Opening the Season's fighting, the Scots successfully invaded Iceland(1). The Welsh successfully invaded Norway (2). The Franks success fully inflicted more suffering on the Norse Vikings by raiding Telemork (3). The Norman invasion of East Anglia was repelled by the Anglo-Danes (4), who followed this up by successfully defending Suffolk against Irish raiders (5). Volla's Norse Gaels successfully invaded Danish Viking Oldenberg (6) but were driven out of Jutland by counter-invading Danish Vikings (7). Two outstanding games (the Anglo-Danish invasion of Danish Mercia defended by the Normans, and the Anglo-Saxon raid on Irish Munster) were decided not to be played by mutual agreement.At the end of the Season the Welsh regain the one point of Land temporarily lost as a result of their season 4 Fate roll. Thus ends the Eye of the Raven campaign.

At the end times there were eight Aethelings in contention for King of All the Lands. After the award of Bonus Campaign Victory Points, the results are as shown in the Leaderboard above.

Tavish McTavish is proclaimed King of All the Lands - All Hail the King.