Ladoc

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Ladoc
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Title(s): Knight of Southbay
Gender: Male
Race:

Human

Unit type(s): Knight


Ladoc (also known as Sir Ladoc) was a Southbay knight.

Biography

Sir Ladoc was a knight of Southbay. During the orcish invasion of the Green Isle, his post was overrun and he hit his head. By the time he had come to, the orcs had already passed his position.[1]

Return to Southbay

They overran my post. I got hit on the head pretty good. When I came to the orcish army had already passed my position.
—Sir Ladoc warns Prince Haldric of a large orcish army in their way.
signpost.png Plot branch : Haldric chose to travel southwest
Ladoc then made his way to the Midlands, where he came across a group of humans traveling in the direction of the orcish army. He warned them of the danger there, and the leader of the humans identified himself as Prince Haldric, asking why Ladoc was on the wrong side of the lines. Ladoc spoke of how he had been knocked out. After Haldric inquired as to whether Southbay was still standing, Ladoc spoke of it as likely, even in spite of the number of orcs attacking it. Haldric realized that he would have to change course as a result, traveling to Clearwater Port through the Oldwood Forest instead of continuing directly to Southbay. Ladoc offered his services for the march ahead.[1]

Ladoc accompanied Haldric's refugees through the Oldwood Forest where they aided Elilmaldur-Rithrandil's woses against a band of orcs. In return, Elimaldur-Rithrandil opened some temple catacombs for Haldric's forces to search for the Ruby of Fire.[2] Ladoc helped Haldric to destroy the Lich-Lord Lenvan and escape with the Ruby of Fire.[3] They returned to the surface late into the fall, uncertain what to do next. Lady Jessene appeared and advised that they travel to Clearwater Port instead of Southbay.[4]

Upon arriving at Clearwater Port with the orcs close behind, Haldric realized that they would need to hold out against the orcs until enough ships came to evacuate as many of the refugees to Southbay as possible. Ladoc aided Haldric in the evacuation until they were forced to flee before the port froze over. Instead of sailing directly to Southbay, they chose instead to take an alternative route, and claim a valuable artifact from Fallen Lich Point.[5]

When they landed at Fallen Lich Point, they found the petrified Lich-Lord Caror. Haldric uttered the magic words which freed Caror, who immediately cried out for the Ruby of Fire. Ladoc helped Haldric to kill him and seize the Book of Fire and Darkness, an artifact necessary for using the Ruby of Fire. They then hurried into the sewers, which were protected by a group of orcs.[6] Haldric's forces made their way through the sewers, fighting off a pair of banished magi there, eventually reaching the other side.[7]

Fleeing the Green Isle

For the glory of Southbay!
—Sir Ladoc charges into battle against Southbay's invaders.
signpost.png Plot branch : Haldric chose to travel southwest
They emerged in Southbay and earned an audience with King Addroran, who requested that they provide martial aid until they could evacuate.[8] They held out against a group of orcs and undead, lead by the Lich-Lord Jevyan, before rigging the ships and setting sail east for the Great Continent.[9]

Haldric laid anchor at the northernmost island of Morogor to re-provision his ships. Ladoc aided the refugees in pacifying the drakes there before they set sail once more.[10] As they continued sailing, the weather became quite severe, forcing them to make an emergency landing at a nearby archipelago. They fought against a number of nagas before they managed to regroup their ships.[11] They set sail again, and eventually landed at the western coast of the Great Continent during the summer.[12]

Upon landing at the Bay of Pearls, however, they were confronted by a group of hostile elves and dwarves, and nearly engaged in battle, only to be interrupted by Lady Dionli, who demanded that the fighting cease and requested that they make their way to the Ka'lian, a ruling group of elves in the Grey Woods.[12]

Settlement

For the honor of Southbay!
—Sir Ladoc charges into battle against Jevyan's forces.
signpost.png Plot branch : Haldric chose to to travel southwest
Brought before the Ka'lian, Haldric struck a deal, allowing his refugees to settle in the Great Continent undisturbed provided that he carry out a group of four quests for the elves.[13]
The order of the following events is contingent on in-game decisions.
icon-editor.png Haldric killed the Dragon
Ladoc traveled with Haldric to the Green Swamp, wherein they found a small island, speculating that the dragon lived in the mountain thereupon. Surrounding the mountain were scores of saurians, as well as a number of bats and mudcrawlers. As they engaged in battle, the dragon, Shek'kahan, emerged from the mountain and attacked Haldric's men. Eventually, the group managed to slay Shek'kahan and steal his gold, before returning to the Ka'lian, where Lord Logalmier remarked how impressed he was.[14]
icon-editor.png Haldric drove away the metal-trading saurians
Ladoc traveled northwest with Haldric to the beach where the saurian traders were at work. Upon seeing the advancing humans, the saurians prepared themselves to hold the beach until their naga reinforcements arrived, sending mudcrawlers and scorpions against Haldric. As Haldric's forces pushed closer to the saurians' base of operations, a band of nagas came to the aid of the saurians, hoping to protect their trading partnership. Nevertheless, Haldric cleared the beach of enemies, before returning with his men to the Ka'lian.[15]
icon-editor.png Haldric eradicated the trolls
An elven guide led Haldric's men to the entrance to the cave of trolls. Within the cave, Haldric encountered a large number of trolls, as well as giant spiders. The group managed to kill each of the four troll warriors occupying the caves, before ascending to the surface and returning to the Ka'lian.[16]
icon-editor.png Haldric ended the curse upon the Isle of Tears
Ladoc returned with Haldric to their original landing point, from which they sailed to the Isle of Tears, covered in a thick fog. Haldric and some of his men, including Ladoc, landed on the island, organizing to be picked up once they had finished clearing the island. They fought against various undead forces, killing the two spectres who controlled the island. Having purged the undead from the island, they set sail once more and returned to the Ka'lian.[17]

Having completed each of the quests, Haldric was granted an area of land to settle in. He was however compelled to make a 'Pact of Mutual Aid', such that he would come to the aid of elves if it were ever required of him. Before they could leave, Commander Aethyr from Clearwater Port appeared and subtly informed them that they had been followed by the orcs. They hastened west to meet the oncoming army.[13]

They met the vanguard of the orcish force, as well as a group of undead, allied together. After a fierce battle, they slew the leaders of the vanguard, before continuing west.[18] Upon reaching the coast, they saw that the remaining refugee ships were prevented from landing by various undead and orcish troops. Despite Jevyan's influence in the battle, they cleared the shoreline, allowing the last of the refugees to land.[19]

The group found where Jevyan's had first made landfall and Haldric tricked Jevyan and the majority of his troops into believing that the Ruby of Fire had been given to the elves. Despite the perceived loss of a valuable artifact, neither Edren nor the other men were not discouraged. Their forces met in battle, and though Aethyr was eventually slain at Jevyan's hands, the battle turned in Haldric's favour. All but one of the orcish warlord who had served Jevyan were slain, while Jevyan himself was killed. The final orcish warlord fled west back to the Green Isle, signifying a victorious battle.[20]

Later life

I will take it with me to my grave.
—Sir Ladoc swears never to speak of Haldric's subterfuge.
signpost.png Plot branch : Haldric chose to to travel southwest
Ladoc attended a funeral service for Aethyr with Haldric's closest friends in attendance, specifically Jessene and Burin. The company were sworn to secrecy regarding a secret Haldric wished to share. He then revealed that he had never given the Ruby of Fire to the elves, rather that they had forged a false treaty to confuse the orcs, and that the Ruby of Fire was merely hidden.[21]

Each of the company were asked what they would do from there on. Ladoc decided that he would serve Haldric's new kingdom by establishing an order of knights. He also witnessed the founding of the Kingdom of Wesnoth, as well as the engagement of newly crowned King Haldric and Jessene.[21][21]

References

The Rise of Wesnoth
Main characters
Haldric IJesseneAethyrTyphonJevyanDionliEldaric IVAddroran IXElilmaldur-RithrandilSecond Crown Prince of SouthbayCarorLenvanBurinEdrenRuddryLadoc(more)
Scenarios
A Summer of StormsThe FallA Harrowing EscapeThe Swamp of Esten/The MidlandsThe OldwoodTemple in the DeepReturn to OldwoodClearwater PortFallen Lich PointSewer of SouthbaySouthbay in WinterA Final SpringPeoples in DeclineRough LandingA New LandThe Ka'lian (The Dragon/Lizard Beach/Troll Hole/Cursed Isle) • A Spy in the WoodsThe VanguardReturn of the FleetThe PlanThe Rise of WesnothEpilogue
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