Nobility (22) Arthurian Legend Camelot
- “Are you deranged like me? Are you strange like me? Lighting matches just to swallow up the flame like me?”
Some People Just Want
to See The Pendragons Burn
Morgana Le Fay
50, Carice Van Houten (Uses Magic To Look Younger)
Sorceress, Nobility/Magical Being
Morgana's hatred for the Pendragon name can be traced back to her mother's misplaced love for Uther. (For complete story, see Camelot timeline
.) A love that resulted in the death of Morgana's father by Uther, the death of Morgause (her twin sister) by Igraine's own hands, and the banishment and betrayal of Elaine (her older sister). A love that, even after Igraine and Uther's death, continued to hurt everything and everyone Morgana cared for -- her husband's strength and life and her sons' love and loyalty.
Morgana wants nothing more than to see all the Pendragons perish and for their name to vanish into dust --
Yes, even if that means sacrificing her own son, Mordred, who is half a Pendragon. A fact that becomes harder and harder to ignore the more she sees Uther and Arthur in him. Mordred is better off dead, doing what he is destined to do -- to end the Pendragon line -- than continue living with that ruinous blood in his veins.
It was always Lot who wanted the crown of Camelot. Morgana just wanted the Pendragons to burn for what they did. When her husband returned home defeated and half the man he used to be, both in body and spirit, Morgana's hatred for the Pendragons only intensified. With a spectre for a husband, Morgana ordered Gawaine, her eldest, to kill him. Though she says that it is because it is the only way to continue their campaign against Arthur -- with Gawaine as the new head of their rebellion -- it is also because Morgana despised seeing her husband become a shadow of the great man that what he once was.
This act was the beginning of the end for Morgana. It resulted in Gawaine leaving for the capital and pledging his loyalty to Arthur; in the peak of the blood feud against Pellinore and his blood; in Gaheris despising her and taking Gareth away from her; and in Agravaine betraying her for Arthur. All her hopes now rest on Mordred who she worries will not be able to do what he must. After all, he is still half a Pendragon. She can only hope that she has taught him enough and that his belief in his destiny remains as strong as ever. (If only Mordred was a better student -- always prone to ruining his own betterment...) If not, she will just have to take matters in her own hands and steer him back to the right path, to his destiny.
A FEW THINGS
- a MILF. Sir Lamorak (a man in the same age range as her sons) is neither the first nor last of Morgana's string of young lovers.
- Don't call her a slut. She's sensual
- Yes, she had lovers. It doesn't mean that Lot wasn't her true love.
- Had Gawaine when she was just 16 and Lot was married to another.
- Despite her hatred for the Pendragon name, Morgana encourages Mordred to flaunt his Pendragon lineage bc it'll get him closer to Arthur
- An avid practitioner of blood magic
- Had/heard of a prophecy regarding Mordred's role as Arthur's bane but only ever found out the details after Mordred (only 5 at the time and already taught by her to use blood magic to heighten his visions) of how exactly it will pan out.
Gawaine Le Fay
34, Sam Heughan
Knight of the Round Table
Wildly regarded as the original golden boy
before Lancelot came along. Living proof that despite having fought against him, Arthur will accept you into his good graces, you just have to ask.
The eldest son of Lot and Morgana had the upbringing fit for a prince. Growing up, Gawaine should have not wanted for anything more. Except, maybe, a different set of parents. Morgana’s war against the Pendragons never sat well with Gawaine, especially how mother dearest used them (his brothers and he) as her pawns.
This came to a head when Morgana asked Gawaine (21) to kill his own father, Lot, who was crippled in battle against Arthur, so that he might become Lord of Orkney. With Lot’s death and Gawaine’s ascension in both name and command, they might finally have a shot at succeeding in their rebellion against Arthur. Gawaine, after all, possessed all the likability his parents lacked.
Instilled with the principles his father had taught him about family, he couldn't bring himself to do it. Gawaine refused and left Orkney for the capital, leaving his younger brothers parting words to do what is right.
When Gawaine left Orkney, he went to the capital to bend his knee. He pledged his sword to the newly crowned King Arthur Pendragon. He eventually became one of his greatest and most trusted knights. He also vouched for Lancelot du Lac to join the Knights of the Round Table. He considers Lancelot as a very good friend, almost like a brother to him.
Despite being the current Lord of Orkney he hasn't set foot on Orkney since he left more than a decade ago.
Like the rest of his brothers, Gawaine was taught to use magic. He seldom uses it, however, since it reminds him too much of Morgana. He restricts himself to the magic of healing and only uses it in times of true crisis.
A FEW THINGS
- Born while Lot, who was married at the time, was having an affair with Morgana
- Does not know about the true circumstances of Lot's death. Though he suspects that Agravaine would've been asked to do what he did not, he doesn't want to think or know what really happened.
- He does not want anything to do with Morgana and her schemes anymore.
- His brothers all feel some ounce of resentment towards him for leaving. This is a rift he's trying to remedy.
- Though he abandoned his post at Orkney and his brothers' side, he puts blood ties above that of bond. He loves his brothers despite whatever bad things they might have done. He doesn't believe in "it's too late".
- Despite being the golden boy, much like his father and brothers Gawaine has taken part in the blood feud against Pellinore's family. In the battle that defeated Lot, Gawaine killed Pellinore's son and heir Aglovale
29, Edward Holcroft
Knight of the Round Table
medalist Agravaine always came in second to Gawaine. He might have resented him for it had Gawaine not left when he did, giving Agravaine the chance to take up the mantle as Lord of Orkney in everything but name. It is a position that he's proved to be very good in. (He managed to take care of Orkney's interests despite the many forces going against him, as well as stabilise it following many years of war waged by his parents then himself.) It is only recently that he regretted staying so long there. In Orkney, Agravaine might have all the power he wanted but he was not happy, not really. Not when Morgana's ambitions pose a threat to everything he's always worked so hard to rebuild.
Morgana has always favoured Agravaine as her knife in the dark. It is such a shame that he is quick to anger. It does his cunning and intelligence a great disservice. When Gawaine refused to kill the invalid Lot, it was Agravaine (16) who fulfilled the task mother put them up to. He gave his father a quick death through poison and pinned the gruesome murder on Sir Lamorak, Pellinore’s son and Morgana’s secret lover. While he and his siblings held no love for Lamorak, the young knight was an innocent man who Agravaine wanted out of the picture due to the dangers of Morgana’s growing attachment to him.
Agravaine is fiercely loyal despite being in almost constant disagreement with his impetuous mother. Apart from Mordred, he stayed with Morgana the longest. For that, the two brothers share a natural though somewhat complicated rapport. When Morgana wanted to renew the campaign against Arthur, it was Agravaine who vetoed her plans, pointing out that should they do so now, they would only lose. A fact Mordred agreed to, even without consulting his visions. It is thanks to Agravaine that despite it being a shadow of what it once was, Orkney’s economy is surprisingly stable.
Though he had previously entertained (and tried) leaving Orkney like his brothers before him, Mordred always managed to convince him to stay — telling him that leaving Orkney would leave him dissatisfied. Two years ago, as a last ditch effort, Morgana sent Agravaine (27) to the capital to 1) spy on Arthur and 2) bring his brothers back to their cause. In this, Agravaine failed. Instead of winning his brothers back, he was the one who was won over. Far from Morgana’s influence, Agravaine, after being raised to the Knights of the Round Table, fully let go of his now baseless loyalty to his mother and pledged anew to King Arthur Pendragon.
Like his brothers, he can also use magic. He is, however, not very adept in it — some say due to his erratic temper. No matter, he has his deft mind. Despite having the option, Agravaine, knowing the unpredictability of magic, especially his own, never really relied on it to get things done.
A FEW THINGS
- Because of his temper, many people assume that Agravaine is just a brute when really he's the most intelligent and cunning of his brothers.
- Even though he was the one who killed Lot, he blames Pellinore. It's his fault his father was crippled and that he had to die. Still, he made peace with them because it was the only way Orkney could start healing again.
- It was Lot (who was sort of warned by Mordred beforehand) who gave him the idea to frame Lamorak
- NOT punching someone in the face is a constant struggle.
Life is hard when you're better than everyone else
- deserves an award just for that
- and all the other things he managed to do before he even turned 20
Gaheris Le Fay
28, Richard Madden
Knight of the Round Table
They say that Gaheris is true steel
for being able to overcome whatever past he had in Orkney and use it for his betterment.
Gaheris was always caught between his brothers Gawaine and Agravaine. When Gawaine left, Gaheris was left to the influence of his volatile older brother, Agravaine, and Morgana. Gaheris (15) accompanied Agravaine in the conspiracy to kill Lot despite not wanting anything to do with it. Neither aiding nor stopping this nefarious act, Gaheris insisted that he came along only because he didn’t want Agravaine to get caught. Thinking that the killing would stop there, Gaheris was surprised when evidence surfaced pointing to Lamorak as Lot’s murderer. He then volunteered to take part, and eventually lead, the manhunt against Lamorak. In part to keep Agravaine and Morgana from the innocent knight, and in part to (secretly) diffuse the rapidly growing blood feud between his family and Pellinore’s, and undo the damage that had been done.
Years later, Mordred told his family of a vision he had regarding Sir Lamorak’s whereabouts. With no other option left, Gaheris (18) immediately left to (finally) confront Lamorak in battle. There, Lamorak was captured. Realising that the best way to end the feud and bloodshed would be to kill Lamorak and be done with it, Gaheris privately executed the knight against Agravaine’s direct orders (who wanted him publicly hanged). Indeed, the feud ended when the score was settled. After seeing Lamorak’s remains, Agravaine sent the corpse back to Pellinore for a proper burial, then opened talks for peace. The two families have had a tenuous peace since then.
Sick of war, Gaheris (19) left Orkney to travel/go on quests. He took Gareth with him to serve as his squire. They eventually settled in the capital where King Arthur welcomed them to the Knights of the Round Table for their many heroic deeds.
Like the rest of his siblings, Gaheris can use magic. When he left Orkney, he continued his magical studies while travelling. He also taught Gareth.
A FEW THINGS
- Developed a sense of right and wrong through sheer will
- While Gawaine wants to fix things, Gaheris just wants to let sleeping dogs lie and put their past behind them
- Has been acting weird since Mordred got to the capital and his brothers have noticed. This is because he believes that with Mordred around,it's only a matter of time before Gareth (and Gawaine) find out the truth about Lot's death
- deserves an award for surviving the hellhole that was Orkney and for getting Gareth tf out of there
- Think of him as the older brother that fought tooth and nail to get custody of his younger brother (Gareth) bc that's basically what happened
- dear future player, optional: you are cordially invited to embark in a love triangle of angst with brother mordred (callum turner) and merlin's adopted daughter, elizawse wyltt
(lily james). i, for one, will welcome all of the angst and am totally fine with whatever outcome this triangle might end up with.
- either way, he probably thinks mordred "taking an interest" on merlin's adopted daughter can only end in disaster
- bombards you with gifs:
Gareth Le Fay
24, Jack O'Connell
Knight of the Round Table
head Gareth only ever wanted to prove himself, which is difficult to do when the people around you have different ideas of what is best for you. He's voluntarily taken the role of enforcer in their family, much to Gaheris's chagrin, who only ever wanted to keep him from the bloodier side of things. The truth is, Gareth doesn’t want to live in his brothers’ shadows. And not just his older brothers’ but Mordred’s too.
Among the five sons of Morgana, Gareth inherited the brunt of Lot's need for greatness — though he developed a firm moral compass neither his parents had. It’s a good thing then that he was protected from their ambitious machinations. Shielded by his older brothers, Gareth always felt like he’s been left in the dark. Even Mordred always knew more than him.
Following Lamorak's execution for Lot's murder, Gareth (15) left Orkney with Gaheris to serve as his squire. After years of travelling and doing many heroic deeds, Gareth more than earned the knighthood he received from King Arthur himself; a knighthood he earned when he was just seventeen.
Yes, he may be a bit showy, arrogant, and a bit of a hothead, but Gareth at his core is a good man — mostly due to the success of nurture over nature. Still, like the rest of his brothers, Gareth has the instincts of a predator -- a trait inherited from both sides of the family. With Gareth, you'll never see it coming.
Like his brothers, Gareth can use magic. He was taught by Morgana during his earlier years, then Gaheris once they left Orkney.
A FEW THINGS
- Perpetual instigator of fights against Percival & Galahad, probably because he doesn't know the truth about Lot's death
- Ever since Agravaine got to Camelot, Gareth got the brilliant idea of being the 'enforcer' in the family. He's slowly turning into a mini-Agravaine much to Gaheris's dismay. Gareth doesn't think there's anything wrong with this but Gaheris knows something that Gareth doesn't -- that it was Agravaine who killed Lot. (He also doesn't know the real reason why Gawaine left Orkney. It's bad enough that no one will tell him, but they keep lying to him too.)
- He knows that there's something his brothers aren't telling him. Well if they won't tell him, then maybe Mordred will.
- In other words, he wants to be in the room where it happens.
Yep, I went there
- Not burdened with the sins of the past, Gareth is the most effortless in building bridges with his brothers, Mordred especially who seems to appreciate it a whole lot more than he would say
Taken by Nic!
22, Callum Turner
Knight of the Round Table
Chosen One, Nobility
Wherever Mordred is, there is a feeling of rust
, usually from the blood stains on his hands or lips. But figuratively speaking, everything he touches seems to find its early end.
It's been foretold that Mordred would be the one to kill Arthur Pendragon. It is a prophecy Morgana and Merlin have both had/heard. Because of this Morgana conceived Mordred through blood magic -- by taking Arthur's blood and casting a spell to create Mordred. Meanwhile, Merlin had accidentally ordered an assassination on Mordred when the boy was only 7 years old.
Since childhood, Mordred has been plagued by visions of his and Arthur Pendragon's death. An inevitability that he struggles with and, subsequently, copes with through destructive means. An alcoholic from a young age, Mordred found alcohol helped keep his visions at bay. His brothers would all agree that he is Morgana's favourite. In truth, that is not the case. Morgana sees Mordred more as her most valued weapon/a means to an end than anything else. In fact, Morgana despises the fact that Mordred is half-Pendragon -- something that Mordred's figured out (but never told anyone) for a long time now. Still, it does not stop her from making him flaunt the fact that he is Arthur's sole heir.
Despite everything, Mordred is dependent on his brothers. He looks to them for guidance and support and, most of all, kinship. Though he grew up with four brothers, Mordred was mostly isolated due to his specific role in their family — to be Arthur's bane. As the years went by and loyalties shifted, whatever kinship the brothers may have seems more and more like an illusion with Mordred isolated once more. It's a feeling that, despite Gawaine and Gareth's efforts, Mordred can't seem to shake.
A FEW THINGS
- Avid practitioner of blood magic
- Doesn't always share his visions
- Doesn't know how to deal, on a general basis
- Innocently warned Lot that someone was going to shank him, not to stir any trouble but so that Lot could prepare himself from when it
- His brothers know that he was raised to ruin Arthur but they don't know that Mordred is going to die in the process
- Cheer monger in the Orkney boys vs Listenoise boys feud
There are no bargains between lions and men.
I will kill you and eat you raw.
Lord Pellinore (70),
Sir Percival (32), Sir Galahad (22)
A long standing blood feud has existed between Pellinore's and Lot's kin, with the former's family tree diminishing greatly because of this.
Twenty nine years ago, heartbroken from his son's apparent death, King Uther Pendragon's rule entered a period of great instability. A state that many vassals and lords noticed and, subsequently, took advantage of. Most notably Lot of Orkney
. Lot rallied lords of a similar mind -- including Pellinore
and his older brothers Pelles
-- and schemed to depose Uther and replace him with Lot as King of Camelot. Ten years later, their schemes and revolution come to fruition when King Uther died in battle. Lot named himself King of Camelot -- and his wife, Morgana, Queen — only to find that many of his allies wanted the unclaimed crown for themselves. The capital, still untaken, with those still loyal to the Pendragon name fended off the usurpers while they anxiously awaited Merlin's promised prince.
The civil war within Camelot rages on with many lords switching sides, including Sir Pellinore. Following the death of his brother, Pelles, by Lot's hands, Alain, Pellinore, and the rest of their family lay down their swords upon Arthur Pendragon's feet and swear to support the young king. Alain
was later on slain by Lot, making Pellinore
, the youngest of the three brothers, Lord of Listenoise.
In the last battle for Camelot's crown, Pellinore
Still, the blood feud did not stop there. Pellinore's sons, Aglovale, Tor, and Lamorak, were killed by Gawaine, Agravaine, and Gaheris respectively. Aglovale by Gawaine in the same battle where Lot was crippled. Tor by Agravaine during the manhunt for Lamorak. And Lamorak by Gaheris for the supposed murder of Lot. (For full story, please see Agravaine & Gaheris wanted or Camelot timeline
Pellinore having buried most of his family has had enough of bloodshed. Following the death of Lamorak, Agravaine and Pellinore entered peace talks that put a tenuous end to the feud between their two houses. That's not to say that this pact held up. Though Lord Pellinore
may have accepted 'defeat', his kin still firmly believe that Lamorak and the rest of their family had been wronged. Sure, Lamorak was a fool to get in bed with Morgana, but he wasn't that big of a fool as to kill her husband.
, now an old man, has no means to curb any animosity Sir Percival
(32), his son, and Sir Galahad
(22), his grand nephew, may have against Lot's sons. With all of Pellinor's and Lot's kin sitting in Arthur's Round Table, it's only a matter of time before the fragile truce between families is broken.
A FEW THINGS
- Random headcanon that Galahad
are the anti-thesis of each other
forever side eyes the Orkney boys, especially when they came along to pledge their fealty. #Arthur No.
doesn't want to disappoint Arthur and see things get out of hand but at the end of the day he has to defend his and his family's honour
trying very hard to keep the peace bc we're all on the same side now guys
. Probably the person in the middle trying to keep everyone calm and is therefore the first one to be punched. He then proceeds to participate in said brawl.
, eternal reminder of the truce. Wants to wring someone's neck but will not be the first one to do it.
, despite never having bloodied his sword against Pellinore's kin, is the forever instigator. #Come At Me Bro. Eternally blocking Percival
in everything... probably because he doesn't know the truth about his dad's death.
, despite knowing the truth, fans the flames. #Agravaine Did It But Pellinore Was Still A Jerk #And Lamorak Was Disgusting
is (not so) low-key feeling the inevitable word vomit about the truth of Lot's death and wants to tell Gareth
proceeds to tells him not to be an idiot.