A Reason For Treason [A Retelling of a Legend] Jan 17, 2019 21:55:33 GMT -5
Post by Guinevère on Jan 17, 2019 21:55:33 GMT -5
Camelot was in peril. Not the quick danger that brought on a wave of death, and then moved on. This one was a slow tormenting danger that made living int he kingdom dangerous. Many waited for the ax for fall, while the walked carfully on eggshells. Yet things had not always been so. Once Camelot had been a glorious kingdom--one of the richest, and most welcoming. The old king, King Uther, had been a hard man but in hindsight, had done well for the kingdom. He hated magic, and had hunted it to all but nothing. . . only to discover his own daughter had magic. After years of living in fear from her father, Morgana had turned from the vibrant protection of all who needed it -- to the bitter, angry princess. Using magic, she killed her father, and took his throne.
In upset over her actions, many would not swear loyalty to her. She began openly hunting them down, and having them publicly executed. When one spoke against her, she answered with death. Guinevère, or Gwen to her friends, had been Morgana's handmaiden since Morgana was only 13. Morgana, needing friends, kept Guinevère close to her during her rein. Yet Guinevère was a person of peace and kindness. She knew Morgana needed to be stop, but was powerless to do so.
Until . . .
Morgana discovered papers that Uther had an affair, before she was born. There had been a son! An heir! An older, legal heir to the throne! Morgana demanded that Guinevère help her dig in the papers to find the name of the son. And, Guinevère did--only to burnt he paper before Morgana could find the name. She only ever shared it with Sir Leon, a trusted knight, who sought to remove Morgana from the throne.
And thus, a race began . . . . who could find the man first. Morgana, or Leon. Whomever this Arthur was, he was about to learn he was Arthur Pendragon