Once & Future Mar 3, 2019 23:30:35 GMT -5
Post by Guinevère on Mar 3, 2019 23:30:35 GMT -5
Guinevère was Queen. The sole ruler of Camelot. For a girl born to a blacksmith and servant it was higher than she ever should have rose. She had never set out for power, and now she had the highest power in the land. The thought of doing this alone was one was always one she feared and now it was a reality. Her beloved husband was dead. And she had to live the rest of her life without him.
This might have been easier had the kingdom found peace after Arthur's victory with the Saxons. But the victory was short-lived. Using the momentum of the final battle, the Saxons continue their push in to Camelot. At first it was small things. Borderland villages were attacked. Farms were burned. And as time went on the attacks became more targeted and closer to the Citadel. Sir Leon, the general of the army of Camelot, fought hard to keep the kingdom out of their hands. Yet their tactics and fighting were unlike the ones that Camelot had seen before. Without Morgana at their head they brought a new ruthlessness to the war.
Merlin had not been seen for many months. Knowing of his magic Guinevère had hoped that he could save Arthur, and when he couldn't she had hoped that he could save Camelot. Yet as the days turn to weeks and the weeks turn to months there have been no sign of him. Not only had she lost her beloved husband but she feared she'd also lost her friend. Gaius assured her that Merlin needed time, but time was something Camelot did not have.
And then 6 months after the last great battle, Guinevère face the greatest trial. An invasion. The Saxons laid siege to the Citadel. With her General away fighting, Guinevère was faced with decisions that she never had to make before. There was a limited food stored. They can last for a while but they could not last forever. The siege lasted for three weeks, before they got inside. The market and lower town was lost first, and Guinevère sent the knights to protect the people. It was then that the leader of the Saxons enter the throne room to demand her surrender . . .