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Heraldry of the Knights of Origo.[2]

The Knights of Origo are a highly-religious regiment of Bretonnian Knights, based in the Arabyan city of Fyrus.

History

The island outpost of Fyrus seemed a good place for the monks of the holy order of Saint Origo to build a monastery. True - Fyrus did lie but a dozen miles from the coasts of Araby, it was the birthplace of the revered Mullah Aklan'd and its harbours did control the main east-west trade route; but the loyal knights of Saint Origo decided Fyrus would make an ideal place to rest and meditate. They started defeating all of the natives and building a huge fortress. This they decided to call the "Holy Monastery of the Divine Origo."[1]

When the good knights found their prayer disturbed by Arabyan pirates and the continued complaints of the disinherited, they reacted in the only way they knew how. They built fleets, wiped the waterways clean of eastern ships, and fired every Arabyan port within a hundred miles.

The Knights returned to a life of peace and contemplation, disturbed only by annual excursions burning, looting and destroying all along the coasts of heathendom. After a few years they were shaken from their solitude by vast armies of easterners, who lay siege to, and eventually destroyed, the monastery. Many of the Knights were slain in this attack but a large company escaped. Under their new leader, Sir John Tyrweld, and aided by their Champion Donna Don Domingio, the knights reformed in the west.[1]

From then on the company crusaded extensively against the "enemies of all right thinking folk" and gained a considerable reputation from their foes. Eventually, they were able to reclaim their lost city and rebuild its great fortress. Protected by mighty Grail Knights, the monastery has become a grand beacon. Now, even so far from home, Bretonnians can pray and feel the Lady of the Lake's light and favour.[1][2]

Sources

  • 1: Citadel Miniatures: Regiments of Renown '84
  • 2: Total War: Warhammer II

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