Realms of Myth
Sir Arnold Penwyth
The ill-tempered Earl Maralad holds title of the castle fief of Maralad to the east of Fallond, beyond the Dansis River estuary in North March. Beyond the castellarium that supports Maralad, the bulk of his estates, he holds lands in Tuppenshire to the west and Fishershire, to the north.
Having provoked Lord Henry Dacre of North March to insult him, he rode with his vassals who were at the ready awaiting his command to ride on Erebord and reduce it to a state fit for him to take lordship, including exterminating all Dacres they could lay hands on, and they were expected to lay hands on them all.
That was the purpose in attacking at night, after all.
The warriors got carried away and sacked the place, ending up setting it ablaze and burning it to the ground, reducing the night to a chorus of screams and chaos as the staff and residents scrambled to try to survive the night.