Telfert ap Rhys
Wooed by the flattery of his Norman neighbors, Telfert believes as the eldest son his father's land should rightfully belong to him. When he came of age, to the sorrow of his parents, Telfert went into service as a page for the local Norman lord …
Taliesin ap Rhys
Always an amiable man, Taliesin doesn't care much about the inheritence, but he does care about being outdone by his elder brother. He sees Telfert's service with the Normans as a shameful betrayal, and is not about to let their Welsh lands …
Elegant and beautiful, Carys was a true nobleman's daughter. As such, she caught the eye of her brother, Telfert's Norman friends. Against her wishes she was forced to marry Thomas of Fairhill. Though her parents also objected to …
Geraint ap Rhys
Never very bright, Geraint is a strong man and a good fighter. He's determined to earn honor for the family, but his primary interest is in training for the day when Wales will rise up against the Norman oppressors, and take back its freedom.
Brin ap Rhys
Hotheaded and eager to claim his inheritance, Brin set out very young to earn his place in the world. He has not been heard of since he left.
Perhaps in reaction to Carys 'abduction', Tiwlip and her twin sister Rhosyn were early betrothed to local Welshmen. Tiwlip married the village smith, a strong, pleasant man, and a master of his craft. They have two children, and are …
Lively and headstrong, Myfanwy has resisted all attempts to marry her off, insisting she must stay to help her mother at the manor. Now that Kai has gone, Mother is equally reluctant to lose her last child, and Father hasn't the heart to force …
Sir Rhys ap Esgair Ddu
Sir Rhys, Lord of Esgair Ddu, chafes under the thumb of the Norman oppressors. They stole away first his eldest son, with their talk of rightful inheritance, and then his daughter through marriage, and he could do nothing but watch. And then …
Lady Eirwen ap Esgair Ddu
Eirwen married Rhys and bore him ten children. Now they are all grown and leaving home. Even Kai, the baby, child of her old age. Only Myfanwy stays, more from a reluctance to marry than of any specific love of home. Nevertheless …