L'Estrier

Lady L’Estrier – Caudraí’s wife

Staff

  • chamberlain is Rousseau Guillotte; who has shown himself sympathetic to Caudrai, but over a barrel between what he thinks is honor and good sense and his duty to lord on one hand and family on the other.
  • steward is Rousseau’s brother, Nic Guillotte; as demonstrated, he thinks family business should be kept amongst the family … but is more reserved than Pierre. That conservatism seems at odds with the character Pierre revealed when pressed in interview.
  • Estate Bailiff is cousin Pierre Cantrais; who has shown how committed he is to the responsibilities of his office, but especially of his bloodline.
  • The Cook is Pierre’s niece, Adelle Cantrais; who thinks family business should be kept amongst the family. There may be more to her than this, however.
  • Village Reeve is cousin Nim (“neem”) de Bourtonnés (Bourtonnés being one of the Low Countries)
  • Ian is the lad that helps Rousseau upstairs, especially in keeping Caudrai’s chambers, and he is aided with the rest of the upstairs by the girls from the kitchen, Pearl and Rose, when he is in need and Adelle can spare them.
  • The Marshal (stablemaster) is Rory and his son, Clive, works alongside him.

Ian, Rory and Clive, Pearl and Rose have been as friendly as they think proper and even seem openly pleased with how Caudrai has comported himself thus far and seen to the care of the estate, and especially of the village and villagers.

10 villages

  • Gravesend (end of the forest) (20 households) (2400 acres or a square 1.9 mile square)
  • Seven Oaks (73 households, 3.7 mile square) in the Oak Weald (forest of 7 oaks, 7 virtues, 7 Green lords? The 7 oaks are significant, holy, they form a Nemeton – the one the Fathi are from that advised Cawdry previously
  • Yotun Hoo (spur or heel of land, prominence) (67 households, 3.54 mile square)
  • Harpley (-leigh) (100 households, 4.33 mile square) (in the wood cutting as needed for racks and sieves for dairy)
  • Folfield (16 households, 1.7 mile square) hard by the trails and gates where the sheep are brought through to be folded for the benefit of the manure on the lord’s fields.
  • Long Grazing: (33 households, 2.49 mile square) on the edge of a part of the lord’s waste used for part of the year to fatten those animals that can’t be fed through winter, so they will be fat when slaughtered
  • Sweetfields: (69 households, 3.59 mile square) in the center of the clover fields that make the best milk and cheese
  • Hathlaw (tumulus [= burial mound] where heather grows) The village is at the foot of the [large] tumulus. (79 households, 3.85 mile square)

L'Estrier

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