Sunday, July 28, 2013



Roderik (son of Baldulf and Jenna) and Giles III joined Sir Senorix and Sir Merl. While we were waiting at court, we saw Sir Gawain arrive with Margausa (king Lot's wife) and his two brothers (Agravaine and Geharis). That afternoon, there was a feast. Merl noticed that Arthur and Morgausa were flirting with each other. Senorix noticed that when Hervis went by, Arthur seemed to to like him. I noticed that Merlin was staring at Giles and seemed anxious, like he was waiting for something. A wild looking common woman came in and said something to Merlin, and then Merlin left.

While eating, we noticed a horse being led up the road, with a body draped on the horse. We ran out to meet him, and he told us that his knight, Sir Grifflet, had been wounded. A knight near Ottmor was guarding a road, and he would not let any pass. He had injured Sir Grifflet. We went to tell Brastius about the knight. Brastius told Arthur, and Arthur made a speech about the honorableness of knighthood, and sent us to take care of the knight.

On the way, we passed a squire bringing Sir Pennin to Court;he also had been bested by the knight at Ottmor. We arrived at Ottmor and saw the knight. He was wearing new armor and a crown, and I recognized that his heraldry was of King Pellinore. He said he was challenging knights hoping to get Arthur's attention. I accepted his challenge. I hit him hard, but he unhorsed me in the second pass. Giles took up the challenge, and was hit twice, the second shot killing him. Merl attempted to smite him with a mace, and he was also unhorsed. Senorix was also defeated.

We returned to Arthur and headed to the chirurgery. I told Arthur and he became enraged, heading off with Excalibur to find Pellinore. Damien went with Arthur. When he got there, Pellinore praised the honor of Arthur's knights, and then they battled. They passed two times, and on the third time, Arthur's sword exploded into three pieces and Arthur was laid low. We returned in silence to Camelot.

In the morning,we found that we were all healed, and Giles was again alive, although Excalibur was still broken. Over the next three days, we waited. On the third night, Senorix and Giles couldn't sleep and they wandered around the castle. They saw Arthur and Merlin talking, and then Merlin told them to go get their armor. They rode into the darkness, and Merlin talked to Arthur, reminding him of his vision, that the knight whom he trusted the most would betray him. They arrived at a lake and rowed into it, threw the pieces of the sword into the lake, and then a woman's arm appeared with the sword, recreated. For this to happen, Merlin said he had had to unloose the ties to the fairy world. And Merlin rode off again.

While riding back, Arthur told the younger knights about his vision. He had been in the woods when he saw a strange beast (perhaps Pellinore's questing beast), and then he fell into a trance and saw a vision of a great battle, where one of his knights turned on him.

Also that night, Giles the Elder was visited by a raven which told him a place to go. When he went, he found Akkalon and her other knights with Morgan, and she said that the time had come to save England, and asked each of them if they were committed to their cause. Giles said he was committed. They plotted to kill Arthur on a hunt.

The next morning at breakfast, Merl noticed that Ban's wife, Queen Elaine, was making eyes at Senorix, although he was oblivious. At the end of breakfast, Arthur announced that the men of Gannis were leaving to return to their fight against Claudius, and the knights of Camelot would be at peace this year.

Giles convinced Arthur to go on a hunt, but Arthur invited Brastius and Giles and Merl. Jenna wanted Senorix to help Queen Elaine take a pilgrimage to the Pendragon burial site.

The rest of us went on the hunt. We agreed to split into groups of two, with Arthur and Brastius together; myself and Merl, and Bors the Younger and Giles. In the first day of hunting, Giles was the only one to return with game.

The next day, Bors and Arthur hunted together, Giles and I did, and Merl and Brastius went together. Again, Giles was the only one to return with game.

The next morning there was a heavy fog, and Arthur thought we should not hunt, but Giles convinced him it would be the best challenge. Merl and everyone else agreed to team up against Giles and Arthur. Bors told Merl that he thought that morning he had seen a small woman lurking near the camp, but when he investigated, she had disappeared. Merl found some small barefoot footprints at the edge of camp. Brastius and I agreed to follow the tracks while Merl and Bors hunted.

Giles led Arthur to the clearing where Accalon waited. Accalon told Arthur he was a false king, and Arthur drew Excalibur, but it did not glow. Accalon drew his weapon, and his weapon flared a bright light.

Meanwhile, Brastius and I heard the sound of fighting. Accalon shattered Arthur's fake weapon, and smote Arthur, who took no damage. At that point, Brastius burst into the clearing. Giles intercepted him and slew him. I blew the horn and rode away, with Giles chasing me. I rode off and found Merl and brought him back towards the clearing. We found Accalon injured and saw blood leading away. Giles had followed the trail and found Arthur. Merlin asked Giles what he was doing, and Giles said he had to save Briton. Giles refused to return to Camelot and answer for his crimes, so Merl attacked him. Arthur's stroke injured Giles and Merl knocked him unconscious. We returned to Camelot.

In captivity, Accalon turned over the rest of the conspirators. When Giles was questioned, he was unable to speak Morgan's name. Bors got Baldulf to return to talk to Giles. He could not help Giles, but he convinced Merlin to go get Morgan. We returned to court.

Meanwhile, Senorix travelled with Elaine. He wound up in her wagon. He found that she had two sons, Lionel and Lansel, but they remained in Frankia. She gave Senorix some clothes to wear.

Senorix had refused to wear the clothes she offered, and Elaine attempted to woo Senorix, but he was completely oblivious. The next morning, Elaine offered him some wine in her coach. Senorix told her about the legends of Stonehenge. She continued to ply him with wine, and finally got him drunk, but he finally staved off her advances, angering her. He returned to court.

Merlin returned later with Morgan. She asked for anyone who could accuse her to speak, but none of the conspirators could do so. Arthur pondered, and said that the conspirators had sinned, but that God commanded that we forgive sinners, so he released the knights of Logres. Giles and Accalon were ordered to live in the castle and to renounce their arms.


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