Galand

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Galand was a renowned Bretonnian Grail Knight, Duke of Aquitaine and son of the legendary Red Duke.

History

After the Red Duke's transformation into a vampire, his wife the Duchess of Aquitaine threw herself from atop the tallest tower of their castle. King Louis the Righteous, still mourning his fallen brother discovered that the Duchess had given birth to a son before her death. Louis saw this as a chance to atone for the mistakes his brother had made as a monster, the young noble was named Galand and was raised to become a good and noble knight.

After many heroic feats, Galand encountered The Lady and was finally allowed to sup from the grail, making him a fearsome Grail Knight. With this final proof of Galand's purity, King Louis consented to his marriage to his daughter, thereby restoring his brothers bloodline and rule over Aquitaine. The new Duke would become renowned as a powerful warrior and one of Bretonnia's greatest heroes during his long lifetime.

Eventually, when Galand's extended lifespan came to an end, he was buried in a magnificent tomb on Ceren Field. Even in death Galand still protected those lands, for he was a Grail Knight and his tomb shone with a nimbus of holy energy that proved deadly to the undead. When Galand's vampiric father returned centuries later, the Red Duke would discover the tomb to be his undoing, The power of Galand's aura sent out a blast which decimated many of the undead, helping destroy the Red Dukes lieutenant, The Dark Knight.

Enraged, the Red Duke stormed into the now still tomb and discovered a Prophetess within, she mockingly told him of his folly, that Galand was his own son and heir. The vampire murdered the woman in a fit of rage and then attempted to call out to Galand's spirit, fleeing from the tomb at Galand's response, howling with despair.

Sources

1. Warhammer: The Red Duke


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