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{{Infobox_character|image1 = Peredur.jpg|occupation = First King of [[Zantium]]|spouses = [[Angharad]]|children = [[Gwydion]]|species = Human|gender = Male}}Peredur was a human male who lived during the [[Old Kingdoms]] era. Born a slave, he managed to escape and wandered the earth with no other goal beyond evading his old master.
 
   
 
First Paladin|spouses = [[Angharad]]|children = |species = Human|gender = Male}}Peredur was a legendary figure who lived during the [[Old Kingdoms]] era. He is credited with being the first [[Paladins|paladin]].
Eventually he came upon a lake, and while drinking from it he saw a skeleton wearing armor and a silver crown inlaid with diamonds sitting at the bottom. Taking it as a sign, he dove into the water to retrieve the crown and placed it on his own head, declaring his destiny to become a king.
 
   
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Born in what is modern day [[Apicarta]], he was an enslaved soldier in the armies of Queen [[Skoga]]. He was dispatched to fight in the [[Raid of Sylarat]], but deserted the battlefield.
His declaration proved premature, as he had no subjects, no armies, and no money. But through a series of misadventures, Peredur proved his mettle. After a duel with his shadow-self, he was victorious but badly wounded. [[The Ferdia]] then appeared, carrying him across the sea to a new land. After giving Peredur the gift of magic, the sky-serpent left him to rule.
 
   
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Fleeing into the forest, he encountered the wounded [[The Ferdia|Ferdia]], a mighty [[:Category: Exekians|Exekian]] warrior. The good-natured Peredur treated Ferdia's wounds, even though he hated the Exekians for enslaving him. In return, Ferdia agreed to train him, making Peredur the first paladin.
Peredur dubbed his country [[Zantium]]. He married [[Angharad]] and had eleven children, the eldest of which was [[Gwydion]]. Each of his children inherited his gift, and those who are descended directly from his bloodline have a chance at also manifesting it. Such individuals are commonly known as mages, and they made up the elite of [[:Category: Zantines|Zantine]] society.
 
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Peredur was eventually captured by Skoga's men and sentenced to imprisonment for desertion. For six nights, he lay in prison, awaiting his fate. Each night, he dreamed of a different facet of love: unconditional love, friendship, sacrifice, eternal love, "love that wills the good of the other", and servitude. At the end of the six days, he was due to be executed. However, in the aftermath of the failed raid, chaos broke out among the petty kingdoms and Skoga was killed.[[Category:Prophets, seers, and religious figures]]
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Latest revision as of 16:20, 22 February 2020

Peredur was a legendary figure who lived during the Old Kingdoms era. He is credited with being the first paladin.

Born in what is modern day Apicarta, he was an enslaved soldier in the armies of Queen Skoga. He was dispatched to fight in the Raid of Sylarat, but deserted the battlefield.

Fleeing into the forest, he encountered the wounded Ferdia, a mighty Exekian warrior. The good-natured Peredur treated Ferdia's wounds, even though he hated the Exekians for enslaving him. In return, Ferdia agreed to train him, making Peredur the first paladin.

Peredur was eventually captured by Skoga's men and sentenced to imprisonment for desertion. For six nights, he lay in prison, awaiting his fate. Each night, he dreamed of a different facet of love: unconditional love, friendship, sacrifice, eternal love, "love that wills the good of the other", and servitude. At the end of the six days, he was due to be executed. However, in the aftermath of the failed raid, chaos broke out among the petty kingdoms and Skoga was killed.