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It is about ten years after King Arthur's death. The forces held so long at bay by the legendary king are now pressing on the boarders of Albion, the home of the Britons. Camelot is still a thriving and vibrant capital, but it is starting to show signs of decay. The border zones of Albion are being threatened by the barbarous Norse, who live in the far north icy wastelands of Midgard, and by the magical Celts, who live on the western island of Hibernia.

The Norse and Celts, long held back by the strong Briton kingdom, are sensing that their time is finally nigh, perhaps this is the time to press home their dream of expanding into, and finally crushing, Arthur's hated Realm.

AlbionEdit

MidgardEdit

HiberniaEdit

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  • The Gnolls of Catacombs
  • The Half-Orcs of Catacombs
  • The Glashtin Forges
  • The Discovery of the Dark Spire

InspirationEdit

Looking for a good book or two? Here's a partial list of the material that the creators of Dark Age of Camelot used as inspiration:

  • Children of the Lion, by Peter Danielson
  • Celtic Myths and Legends, by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • One King's Way (series), by Harry Harrison
  • The Norse Myths, by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Le Morte D'Arthur, by Thomas, Sir Mallory
  • The Magic Goes Away, by Larry Niven
  • Idylls of the King, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • The Ancient Celts, edited by Barry Cunliffe
  • The Once and Future King, by T.H. White
  • The Pendragon Cycle, by Stephen Lawhead (says the dev who recommended this book: "It's an interesting take on the Arthur legends that gives it a more Roman / Welsh / dark ages slant than the traditional French-based romantic stories.")
  • Beowulf (your resident Herald nerd recommends the "New Verse translation" by Seamus Heaney as a very readable and enjoyable version - it's not the tedium you remember from junior high school.)
  • The Mabinogion (many translations exist - pick the one that makes you happy)
  • The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical, Celtic, Norse, by Arthur Cotterell (we obviously have used dozens of academic resource books and could not list them all, but this particular one was spoken of very highly, and is a beautiful book if you're into the subject matter behind Dark Age of Camelot!)

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