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"Gilles the Unifier and his Companions may have fought here on horseback, but we cannot match their achievements. We must fight as we can, against the same foes, with the same courage."
Duke Folcard of Montfort.[1]
Montfort

Heraldry of Montfort.

Folcard is the current Duke of Montfort.

History

Folcard is something of an anomaly among the Dukes of Bretonnia. He is a fearsome warrior, but he hardly ever fights on horseback. The mountains that cover his dukedom severely limit mounted combatants, and the Duke accepts no limits in his pursuit of the Greenskins that infest his lands.[1a]

Duke Folcard is possibly the Bretonnian Duke most loved by his people. He genuinely seems to care about peasant villages and tries to relieve them when they are attacked by Goblinoids. He has set up a network of signal beacons across the mountains — which means relief forces arrive more often than not — and the Duke goes in person if he can. Once he has relieved a village, he establishes an impromptu court to hear any complaints of unjust treatment and sets things to rights.[1a]

The Duke is a tall man with dark hair cropped very close and an intense, fierce glare. Many Montfortian peasant girls dream about their Duke, as do most of the noble women.[1a]

Folcard fought during the Battle of Montfort, having been forced to muster his men to repel an attack by the Imperial General Magnus Von Abresicht. Thousands died during the early battle, including the enemy general, and Folcard was badly wounded. Salvation soon came in the form of the Duke of Parravon and his men, slaughtering the Empire army and causing them to flee.[2]

Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Knights of the Grail
    • 1a: pg. 79
  • 2 White Dwarf 301, In Pursuit of a Traitor

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