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Sir Richemont of Aquitaine was the son of the ageing Grail Knight, Duke Gilon and heir to the Dukedom of Aquitaine.[1][2]

History

Sir Richemont was young, brave, some would say reckless, and a mighty knight, undefeated in tournament. His devotion to the Lady of the Lake was as deep as his belief that Bretonnia was a sacred land that needed to be protected at all costs. He had taken on the quest for the Grail, a gruelling task that his famed father had completed long before.[1a]

Duke Gilon was concerned about his son, for he knew that a ruler needed to have other qualities apart from bravery and devotion. He hoped that time would nurture Sir Richemont's wisdom and that one day he would be a wise ruler of Aquitaine.[1a]

When the dreaded Red Duke returned to Aquitaine after centuries of slumber, Richemont decided to ride against his undead host, hoping to destroy the bridge over the River Morceaux to win more time for his father to gather his forces. It was here that he encountered the Red Duke's fearsome lieutenant, the Dark Knight. Richemont knew that he stood little chance against the vampire, but his weapon was blessed by the Lady and proved a deadly anathema to the creature, injuring the Dark Knight and causing him to flee.[2]

Richemont fought at the final battle for Cerin field, the young heir to Aquitaine charged his formation into a horde of undead. Richemont's steed was slain and the knight was forced to face his enemies on foot, surrounded on all sides by a teeming mass of skeletal warriors. Richemont soon realised that he was one of the only survivors from his charge, cutting down a swathe of undead and surrounded by broken bones and the bodies of his men.[2]

It was then that Duke Gilon himself dove from the skies, straight towards the Red Duke. Despite the Grail Knight's skill and having wounded the vampire lord, the ageing hero was ultimately slain. It was at this moment that Richemont inherited the title of Duke and vowed to destroy the foul creature who had slain his father.[2]

Wargear

  • Armour of Protection: Sir Richemont wore the traditional armour of the heirs of Aquitaine, the Armour of Protection.[1a]

Source

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 1st Edition - Circle of Blood
    • 1a: pg. 48
  • 2: Red Duke (Novel)

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