After his father was killed in battle, Peredur was raised by his mother, who moved into a hut in the woods outside of Isurium Brigantum, the former civitas capital of the Brigantes. She wanted to keep her son away from the violent outside world that had claimed his father. That all ended when Badiovirus rode through on his way to Isurium, hoping to recruit warriors to fight against the Saxons. Peredur begged Badiovirus to let him join his band. The other warriors laughed at the boy, but when Peredur maintained his determination even after Badiovirus warned him of the dangers, he relented and agreed to let Peredur join them.