Primus: The Book of Shadows
Bard by training… Knight by necessity… Pendragon by being there to pick up a sword.
Despite his reluctance, Gavin was the right man for the job. He left the abbey of St. Taliesan on his inaugural journey as a bard, only to save the life of a future friend and political enemy, gain the trust and friendship of a queen, and be forced to join a crusading army. Skills as a warrior were honed, important political connections were made, and vast wealth obtained during the crusades. His actions eventually led to a knighthood. During this time, Gavin gained many followers and friends, and married the Lady Isabelle. His return to Prydwin and favor with the queen led to a small land grant. Gavin continued his military exploits by supporting the Queen in various conflicts: this included a civil war, a war with neighboring Isre, and the repelling of an invasion of northern barbarians. These events led to Gavin being recognized as the savior and eventual Duke of Midian.
It was during this time that events led to Gavin possessing the three icons that would give him the title of Pendragon. His greatest acts of heroism came when Gavin led the human armies against the invading Orc armies of the far north. He was also part of a small band of humans that were tangled up in a Sidhe / Bansidhe conflict, as well as, the unbeknownst thwarting of Nylarthotep’s attempt on the prime material plain. It was during the group’s journey back to Prydwin that Gavin perished in an landslide from which his body was never recovered. Isabelle, who was included in the party and was reported to have attended the grand funeral, thereafter moved to an island far from Prydwin. It was thought by some that Prydwin was on the path to another civil war: that some nobles were wanting to put Gavin on the throne rather than allow the queen to continue her rule. With Gavin not returning, the political situation of Prydwin calmed down and there was relative peace after so many years of bloodshed. During the ensuing 700 years, Gavin was the last official holder of the title Pendragon.