The Protagonists have to be gathered together to enable the adventure to start.
The Prince was the catalyst. After the tournament at Woodstock, he travelled north to hunt deer on the Wirral Peninsula. There he met John Stanley, who made an instant impression. He asked Lord James Audley to take John into Lord James service as a Squire,
Also at Woodstock was William Montacute,Earl of Salisbury and king of Mann. He was accompanied by William de Windsor, who had recently been appointed a the Earl’s squire but had been asked to change his name to avoid confusion. He chose to be known as Piers.