Plegmund of Forthweg
Fictional Character
Appearance(s): Into the Darkness
Out of the Darkness
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Nationality: Forthweg
Date of Death: Four centuries before the Derlavaian War
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Monarch of Forthweg

Plegmund, also known as King Plegmund the Great, was a King of Forthweg four centuries before the Derlavaian War. He is widely considered the greatest king in Forthwegian history.[1] Under his kingship Forthwegian forces defeated both Algarvian and Unkerlanter armies and expanded into both kingdoms' territories, a reversal of the usual historical pattern in which Forthweg's borders are infringed upon by its larger neighbors.

During the Derlavaian War, Algarvian authorities hoped to invoke Forthwegian antipathy toward Unkerlant by raising a Forthwegian military unit under the Algarvian chain of command. It was named Plegmund's Brigade.[2]

Literary noteEdit

Plegmund shares a name with a medieval Archbishop of Canterbury, who died in the 10th Century.


  1. In the Balance, pg. 613, PB.
  2. Darkness Descending, pg. 178, HC.