There was more to the story actually. The Lord in question was the son, his father recently dying and he being the new hope. Coming back from the Holy Land with gifts and promise of a new peace and prosperity. In reality he was up to no good.Shimmin Beg wrote:I like the general idea, but... the Laird deliberately sells his own family line to the Deep Ones (and essentially to extinction)? That's taking things one step further than even Capn Marsh did. Cold.fallingtower wrote: The Lord made a deal with some Viking Deep Ones to attack the gathering with the understanding that they kill all the unruly men, with the breeding age women as payment.
I'd have to double-check, but would you have a lord with authority over multiple clans in that era? My (vague) understanding is that clans had their own chief, and chiefs in that era basically reported to the local king. If that turns out to be right, it'd make for an even more selfish Laird.
And yes the clan chiefs did have to report to the king. The old king was ineffectual and weak.
And again yes, the EEEVIL Lord agreed to mix his bloodline with the Deep One Vikings. Not extinction...immortality. The king would take the Deep One head fish's daughter for a bride.