Arthur in the North

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I know that at least @Apocryphal has an enthusiasm for the King-Arthur-up-north-rather-than-down-South theory, so I thought I'd post some sites that have at least an alleged connection with him. It could make a fun game setting for some folk as well as the geography for a story.

First, on Hadrian's Wall you get Turret 44B, commonly known as King Arthur's Turret, overlooking a gap in the ridge. Not sure I can visualise Arthur himself propping up the wall here, but it's easy to imagine one of his men...

Soon after, just on the Cumbrian side of the border, you get Birdoswald Fort ("Banna" to the Romans), thought by some to be near the site of Arthur's final battle, Camlann, somewhere along the twisting valley of the Irthing.

And finally here are two of different parts of Ravenglass, which at least in Jack Whyte's conception of events was a key location, being a port linked to the Roman fort up in Hardknott pass, and with its own minor settlement including baths...

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    Cool! much more verdant than I had pictured!

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    > @clash_bowley said:
    > Cool! much more verdant than I had pictured!

    That'll be all the rain :smile:
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    Very cool. And Hadrian's Wall features in the latest adventure for Liminal.

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    Latest? How many are there?

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    Four so far, including the quickstart. The plan is to have around 15 to 20 (not all by me).

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    I have photos aplenty if you want, though admittedly many are of flowers and butterflies :smile:
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    Actually I may take you up on that. Do you have anything of the wall near Haltwhistle?
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    edited August 16

    @dr_mitch said:
    Actually I may take you up on that. Do you have anything of the wall near Haltwhistle?

    Funnily enough that one of Arthur's Turret is almost due north of Haltwhistle. Here's another, a bit further west from near Walltown Quarry but looking back eastward.

    Several more along that whole stretch from say north of Once Brewed along to Greenhead, including a couple of the much more recent Thirlwall Castle. If you like I'll shove them on a bit of Google Drive somewhere and you can take your pick.

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