Hair: Sandy brown
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 187 lbs
Parents: Aethelred Aethelwulfson, Aelfwynn Caedmondohtor
Sibling: Aethelflaed Aethelreddohtor
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"What's in a Name," first published in ''When Valor Must Hold"
Edward Aethelredson was a huscarl originally from Maerwynneshyht in Stanlaw, the kingdom of Middlemarch in the Seven Kingdoms.
On Darknight, 2100 IR, Penwulf Cynricson, heir to the throne of Middlemarch, granted bencriht to Edward and named him a thegn
His grandfather Hrolf Hroreksen was from Linethvaite Steading, Svellheim. His Svellheimish relatives include Steinarr Njallssen, a distant cousion.
In 2106 IR, Penwulf tried to take the throne from his father, Cynric II Alfredson, but was slain at the Battle of Raecford.
In this battle, Edward fought valiantly for Penwulf, thus fulfilling the oaths he had sworn to Penwulf, even to the point of killing his own father, Aethelred Aethelwulfson, a bencriht thegn of Cynric's. However, he was in turned struck down by Hlodowic Karlssen. Thanks to Edward's well-made helm, Hlodowic's strike merely knocked him unconscious.
Despite the fact that Edward had fought against him, Cynric recognized that Edward was attempting to fulfill his oath to Penwulf, so he took Edward into his hall. Bedarth Liffrea nursed Edward back to health, and began teaching him.
It was at this time, that Edward met and befriended Deor. These events are described in ["What's in a Name," first published in ''When Valor Must Hold" .
In early 2109 IR, Bedarth passed away, and Edward left Cynric's hall. Initially, he spent some time in Brunanburh, but soon traveled to Periaslavl where Ivan Yevgenich gave him a place in his izba.