Eadward Callahagan

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Eadward Callahagan

Eadward Callahagan portrait by Hannah Gibby Portrait of King Eadward by Hannah Gibby
Reign Information
Reign 398 ATR - present
Predecessor Brian IV
Titles King of Callahagan
Lord of Callahag Keep
Warden of the Shadow Forest
Heir Prince Cormac
Biographical Information
Born in 375 ATR, at Callahag Keep
Queen Brianna Cedar
Issue Prince Cormac
Prince Brian
Prince Seán
Princess Ceira
Princess Liana
Full name Eadward Callahagan ua Brian
Alias Ead
The Bear
House House Callahagan
Father Brian IV
Mother Elen Clover
Religion Mothúism
Culture Timbermen

Eadward Callahagan is the King of Callahagan and the head of House Callahagan of Callahag Keep. He is the eldest son of King Brian IV and Elen Clover. Eadward is the father of Cormac, Ceira, Brian, Liana, and Seán.

Appearance and personality

Like the rest of House Callahagan, Eadward is unusually tall and strong, standing nearly seven feet tall. He wears his dark brown hair sheared short, and sports an impressive wild beard. He typically wears iron plate over chainmail, with a checked black and red wool cloak pinned up by an ornate bronze bear (a gift from Lord Orson Fletchour on his coronation).

Eadward is seen as a great warrior, proving his skill during his father's reign at the Tourney at Cedar Hall. He wields his family's ancestral sword Heartache, although he prefers a warhammer.

Biography

Youth

Eadward Callahagan in the summer year 375 ATR, the first son of Prince Brian Callahagan and Elen Clover. He grew up at Callahag Keep with his siblings, Medwin, Padric, Caitlin, and Garwyn. Padric was stronger than Eadward, although slower of wit. Medwin became fat on wine and boar before his father even sat the throne. Caitlin would marry the future King of Kerwyn, Alexander Kerwyn, while Garwyn would be born sickly and confined to the family castle.

Eadward squired for Wyatt Maelgwyn in his youth, living at Cedar Hall for several years. It was here that Eadward befriended Edwyn Cedar.

Tourney at Cedar Hall

In 394 ATR, Lord Drystan Cedar held a tournament at Cedar Hall to celebrate the marriage of his son Edwyn to Mary Clover. As was customary, King Brian IV and the royal family attended the elaborate affair. Upon arriving, the King and royal family greeted Lord Drystan and his family. Eadward embraced his old friend, and congratulated him on his bride. He then saw Lord Drystan's youngest daughter, Brianna, and became smitten with her.

On the first day of events, Eadward arranged to enter the lists. He wore a closed helmet and old armor to disguise his identity. In the jousts, Eadward unhorsed his former master Wyatt Maelgwyn, as well as Sir Duncan Pike and Ralf Clover. At the conclusion of the tournament, Eadward stood before his father and Lord Drystan and removed himself revealing his identity. His friend Edwyn laughed, Lord Drystan stared in amusement, and his father stared on with an angry look. Eadward dedicated his win to Brianna, declaring her the most beautiful maiden in the realm. He asked for her hand in marriage that night.

Together, Eadward and Brianna had five children; Cormac, Ceira, Brian, Liana, and Seán. His sons would prove strong and quick like their father, and his daughters would be beautiful like their mother.

King of Callahagan

After his father's death in 398 ATR, Eadward became King of Callahagan.

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