|“||Yea there came a great quakin' near abouts Stanshamm, and in a time when vile Godwin the Strongarm did'st be laying siege aboot the castle, did the One True Christian God see fits to send a fearful apparition who was all "Smitey Smitey!" And I was all "please goeth back to Africa Mr. Robot, in the name of the Lord." And he went. (I rock!)||”|
—The 'Man of Iron' manuscript (paraphrased)
Aethelric is a human priest. When the Man of Iron came to rescue the castle Stanshem from its siege around A.D. 1017, Aethelric was called upon to bless him and to ask him to please go away because you scare us, kaythx. He probably also illustrated the manuscript retelling this tale.