Then Mordred dies of starvation. In the ensuing battle Melehan slays Sir Lionel, son of King Bors the Elder and brother to Sir Bors the Younger. In contrast, in the Vulgate Mort Artu (as translated by Norris J. The battle continues. Mordred (Modred, Medrawd, or Medraut) has become the traitor and the villain in the King Arthur legends. Merlin, disguised as a knight, brings word to a northern castle named Arundel, where Gawain and his brothers are currently residing for a short time. Lacy in his Lancelot-Grail, Volume IV): The king began to consider whom he could leave her [Queen Guenevere] with; and Mordred jumped up and said to the king, “Sir, if you please, I’ll stay to look after her, and she’ll be safer, and you can be more confident, than if she was entrusted to anyone else.” And the king said that he would be pleased to have Mordred stay behind and that he should care for her as he would for himself. The ship carrying Mordred was wrecked, but he survived and was fostered by Nabur. Mordred, also called " Sir Mordred " is one of the most famous antagonists of Arthurian legend and the one directly responsible for the great King Arthur's death - he is often envisioned as either a rival or archenemy of Arthur depending on the legend. Gerald of Wales, refers to the log being divided into thirds. Geoffrey and the Lancelot-Grail Cycle have Mordred being succeeded by his sons. Gawain is killed in the landing, by Mordred himself according to the English Alliterative Morte Arthure, whereupon Mordred grieves deeply. The Battle of Camlann is fought, and Mordred dies while Arthur is taken to Avalon. Mordred is first introduced as a young druid boy who is visiting Camelot with his master. In Nigel Bryant’s translation: In his absence the king entrusted his land to his wife the queen and to Mordred, who was Sir Gawain’s brother and the son of King Lot of Orkney – and much disposed to evil. In the Prose Lancelot, Mordred first appears as a squire living with his brother Agravain in a house which has been given to Agravain by the Duke of Cambanet. The English Stanzac Morte Arthur differs little from the Vulgate Mort Artu. King Arthur, King Loth, and King Conran of Scotland prepare to meet the Saxons at the river Tyne. She keeps the secret. The Story of Merlin, attributed to Robert de Boron, seems to be based on stories from the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth and Wace after these accounts have entered oral tradition. See Meleon for more details. The concept of Arthur as a world conqueror was clearly inspired by legends surrounding great … King Loth welcomes Antor into his own party because Antor is a knight. Of Arthurian legend, Mordred is the son and nephew of King Arthur. It may be that this tale has equated Agravain, who in some romances is rather an unpleasant character, with Mordred. The more important of these, found in an appendix to the Historia Britonum, describes his marvelous grave beside the Herefordshire spring where he had been slain by his own father in some unchronicled tragedy. Mordred and Gawain and their Pictish followers now help King Arthur against the Saxons. King Arthur seemingly never makes any connection between the boy-child to be born of him and his sister from whom much evil will come and the boy-child symbolized by the dragon of his dream, who will destroy the kingdom. King Loth decides to take his wife and supposed infant son Mordred to Glocedon for safety, but the Saxon King Taurus attacks King Loth and abducts King Loth’s wife. How by misadventure of an adder the battle began, where Mordred was slain, and Arthur hurt to the death 5. The Didot Perceval uniquely also says that Mordred and the Queen were also made regents during Arthur’s previous campaign in France. He took the part of the Orkney family against the family of Pellinore, slaying Pellinore’s son, Lamorak. Mordred kills six unnamed companions of the Round Table with his own hands, and has never before done such deeds of arms. King Loth’s wife loves Mordred even more for this, but can tell no-one, especially as her husband King Loth later rebels against King Arthur. At least, that is what Renée L. Curtis’ critical edition says. In his Letter to Warin, Henry of Huntingdon provides a summary of a version of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae which differs somewhat from the standard version. He was the child of King Lot of Orkney and Lothian, and Queen Morgause (Anna), one of Arthur's half-sisters. There are many myths and legends about King Arthur and his Knights. The Legend of Mordred is a dark Arthurian drama, telling the legends from the point of view of Arthur's much vilified illegitimate son, set in the 6th Century, drawing heavily from very early sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Welsh Triads, the Mabinogion, and local legends in Devon and Cornwall, as well as more recent medieval sources. When King Loth’s wife goes back to sleep, Arthur creeps quietly back to his own bed. Arthur and his forces then return to Britain. He wanted freedom, wanted to see the world and take over his father's international trading company when he was older. But she is instrumental in persuading her sons Gawain, Agravain, Guerrehet, and Gaheriet to abandon their rebellious father and to seek to become knights of King Arthur. No other extant account mentions the “beautiful woman of Ireland”. When Mordred sees he has heen deceived, he says he has not sufficient men of his own to besiege the tower, and asks the nobles of Britain to aid him, but to first pledge loyalty to him, to assist him against all enemies, even against King Arthur, should he be still alive and should he return. Gawain, Mordred’s brother, sides with Arthur. About two years later, Lancelot chances to rescue Mordred from the castle of the Two Sycamores. is a character in the Arthurian legend, known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and Arthur fatally wounded. The Post-Vulgate Grail Quest, tells how a knight fleeing from a pursuer asks Gawain for help, and Gawain grants it. King Cheldric is slain by the Scots, King Colgrin is slain by the Picts. Here Agravain, who is one of Gawain’s brother in other romances, does not appear. But in doing so Arthur had received so many wounds that he was mortally wounded. The English Stanzaic Morte d’Arthur and Malory’s Le Morte d'Arthur place Arthur’s landing at Dover, re-introduce the battle, and have Gawain killed by a blow on the head by an oar, as previously told in the Didot Perceval. Only Lancelot’s respect for Gawain prevents him from finding some pretext which would allow him to kill Mordred. Mordred then makes an alliance with King Eugene of Scotland. On the night when King Arthur fathered Mordred, Arthur dreamed that a dragon issued from him and burned his lands and killed his men and challenged King Arthur directly. Bors kills him to avenge his brother's death, while Lancelot slays the unnamed younger brother. Hector Boece in his Scotorum Historia places the battle on the Humber. The letter asks that Mordred and Guenevere be married, so that Lancelot will not attack Britain and try to take Guenevere as his wife. Envious and deceitful, he never loved a good knight since he first bore arms. But seemingly the initial “C” of “Camel” was corrupted to “T” in at least one manuscript, because Lawman and the English Alliterative Morte Arthure place the battle on the river Tamar in Cornwall. Arthur comes upon Mordred with his men and declares he will slay him, charges alone through Mordred’s supporters, seizes Mordred, and beheads him. The Post-Vulgate Mort Artu gives a much abridged version of the Vulgate Mort d’Artu account, but with some additions. Mordred (517-537) was the illegitimate son of King Arthur and his sister Morgause and the short-lived King of Dumnonia in 537. Arthur runs toward Mordred with the spear in his hands. When placed in the cradle, Mordred accidentally strikes his head so hard that he suffers a wound, the scar of which is visible later in life. He is the illegitimate son of Arthur and his half-sister Morgause, and deeply resents his illegitimate and incestuous birth. But the following day a knight of Britain, Caradoc arrives, and tells Arthur of the betrayal, that Mordred has dubbed dukes of Denmark, and has many Saxons and Saracens among his men and Chelric is a chieftain among them, lord in Brtain of the lands from Humber to Hawick as well as Kent. Arthur gives great riches to his Scottish and Pictish allies, and they return home. Guenevere pretends to be considering it, and asks for a day to think it over. But neither Arthur nor Mordred trusts the other, and before finalizing the treaty, both order their men to attack at once if they see a sword drawn. A number of Welsh sources also refer to Medraut, usually in relation to Camlann. Mordred’s first division is led by Arcan, the brother of Mordred’s ally, the Saxon king. The pursued knight, seeing Gawain about to mount, and fearing him, charges at Gawain, knocks him flat, then rides many times over the body of the other knight from whom he had fled. If Arthur is really dead, and Gawain is really dead, then the boy should seek out Lancelot. Again, there is no sequel in the surviving fragments of the Post-Vulgate Arthurian Cycle. The Post-Vulgate Merlin does relate that Arthur has the other 712 male children he had gathered cast adrift in an unmanned ship. Nonetheless, his body and all his limbs were very well formed. Gawain’s forces come upon King Taurus and his men who are abusing Gawain’s mother. Instead, the barons chose a certain Constantine, the son of Cador, lord of Cornwall. Here occurs a battle between Arthur's forces and those of a certain Count Turino of Carthage who is brother to the Pope and had been formerly knighted by Lancelot. Yvain strikes down the knight from Northumberland and rehorses Arthur. FRENCH: Mordret, -drés, -drez, Mordrec, Mordrech, Mordat; LATIN: Modredus; ENGLISH: Modred, Moddred, Modredes, Modræd, Moddræd, Modrede, Moddrede, Moddredes, Moddrade, Modread, Mordred, Mordrede, Mordret, -e, Mordrett, Mordered, Mordreid; MALORY: Mordred, -e, Mordreds; SPANISH: Mordred; PORTUGUESE: Moordret, Mordrec, Morderec, Morderet, Mordaret; ITALIAN: Morderete, Morderette; WELSH: Medrawd (Medraut, Medrud, Medrod).Changed spelling, added links. Then Galegantin the Welsh charges at Mordred, but Mordred beheads him. In the English Stanzaic Morte Arthur, King Arthur asks his knights who should be steward of the land when he has gone overseas, and the knights unanimously name Mordred. Mordred falls in love with the Queen. He was greater in stature than any of the others and the worst knight; although he had great strength and was more inclined to do evil than good, he nevertheless delivered many fine blows. In the Alliterative Morte Arthure, he and Guinevere had a child. Lancelot executes Guenevere and shuts up Mordred with her corpse, which in his extreme hunger, Mordred eats. Not even his wife knows that King Loth has gone from their bed. A squire flees with Mordred in a cradle. https://kingarthur.fandom.com/wiki/Mordred?oldid=19052. About nine months later, about the time that Mordred is born, news arrives that Arthur is Uther Pendragon’s son, and is to be made king. Arthur ran at Mordred with a spear and Mordred heard him coming; he ran at Arthur and held his sword with both hands; he pushes the sword further in to be closer to Arthur and then strikes Arthur with his sword; Mordred falls down dead and Arthur faints Most accounts say that Mordred left two sons who attempt to gain Britain for themselves, but their power was destroyed, either by King Constantine, according to one account, or by Lancelot and his forces according to another. 3. The following day, Lancelot and Mordred are being taken to hear Mass in a hermitage. Mordred himself is in the last and strongest division, for he has learned that Arthur on his side is in the last division, and Mordred wishes to fight with him. A knight from Northumberland strikes down Arthur just as Arthur was about to strike Mordred. Malory’s Mordred arrives safely in Arthur’s court, but only to be put into a ship with the other boys. Here Mordred’s begetting predates Arthur’s marriage to Guenevere. Other later bards make similar mentions. In Malory’s version, Arthur slept with his half-sister Morgause, not knowing they were related and, as a result, Mordred was born. King Arthur has ten divisions, led by Yvain, King Yon, King Caradoc, King Cabarentin of Cornwall, King Angusel of Scotland, Girflet, Lucan the Wine Steward, Sagremor the Foolhardy, Guivret, and King Arthur leading the strongest division. A fisherman finds the floating cradle, and recognizes from the rich clothing on the child in the cradle that child must be of high birth. Mordred has seized control of England. This agreement brings peace between King Arthur and King Loth. His brothers or half-brothers are Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth. Saber of Red is the Saber-class Servant of the Red Faction during the Great Holy Grail War, summoned by Kairi Sisigou.Her true name is Mordred, the secret, illegitimate "son" of King Arthur, created by Morgan le Fay and developed as a homunculus clone of Arturia.As a homunculus, she matured much faster than a human, but had a much shorter lifespan in turn. The History of the Holy Grail tells another version when speaking of the descendants of Petrus (as translated by Carol J. The battle continues. The Archbishop and Bliobleheris have the tower built as they have been told, and name it the Tower of the Dead. Arthur comes with an army from Armorica and Great Britain against King Mordred of the Picts and King Eugene of Scotland. Mordred is the bastard son conceived by Arthur when he sleeps with his sister, Morgause, by mistake. The English Alliterative Morte Arthure does not mention Angusel at all in this place. Merlin is confused on how to deal with … Mordred is known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and fatally wounded Arthur. Depending on which interpretation you read, Mordred is either killed by Arthur or kills Arthur at the Battle of Camlann. In Welsh tradition Mordred married Cywyllog, daughter of Caw, and they had two sons. When Arthur went to fight Lancelot, Mordred was left as regent in his absence. Boece calls Loth’s wife Anna when he first mentions her, but later calls her Cristina. In order to defeat Arthur, in order to become a king that surpasses Arthur, Mordred was born. 6. King Arthur, enraged, attacks Mordred with his lance which he thrusts right through Mordred’s body. In this country, Mordred comes across an “island” ruled by a Saxon king, a descendant of Hengist, who welcomes him. This man was truly the devil; he never did any good except during the first two years he bore arms. This should be, rather obviously, a means of future recognition. The Perlesvaus refers to the head of Arthur’s son Lohot being buried in the tomb, while the Lancelot texts have Lucan die and be buried there, suggesting indeed that a third body may have been found, or at least the head of a third body. Sometimes Mordred is in love with Queen Guinevere and fights Arthur for the throne and for Guinevere’s heart. Many folk who had loved Lancelot now turn towards Mordred. Hector Boede in his Scotorum Historia makes no mention of Arthur going to Gaul, either to fight the Romans or to fight Lancelot. After being baptized, Mordred is put in a cradle to be sent to the King. How King Arthur commanded to cast his sword Excalibur into the water, and how he was delivered to ladies in a barge. Mordred has also sent Chelric, the leader of the Saxons, to the continent to seek men for Mordred’s army, in return for which, Mordred will give to Chelric all of Brtain north of the Humber, as well as Kent. Then Lancelot and Mordred’s horses are stolen. We are later told that Mordred had repeatedly asked for help from the Saxons, and they have come to Mordred’s aid, and that the most noble men of Saxony have paid homage to Mordred. See Photos of Churches: Anglesey-Llangwyllog. Mordred became the leader of the rebellion, representing the national discontent towards Arthur. Lancelot crosses the sea with his forces, arrives at Urbano, and a battle breaks out. Best known as either Morgause 's or Morgaine Le Fey and Arthur 's bastard son or the son of Morgaine and King Lot of Orkney. In earlier literature, he was considered the legitimate son of Morgause, also known as Anna, with her husband King Lot of Orkney. In this version, once Uther Pendragon has arranged to marry Ygerne, the council also agrees that King Loth shall wed the eldest daughter of the dead Duke of Tintagel (= Gorlois) and Ygerne. The ship, by God’s will, comes to the castle of Amalvi, where a king named Orians is ruler, this Orians being the father of a son named Acanor who will later be the Knight of the Round Table called the Ugly Brave. King Loth sends Mordred to Arthur on a ship with a large retinue. The Dream of Rhonabwy makes him Arthur’s foster-son as well as his nephew. Bond 3 The 18th century Welsh antiquarian Lewis Morris, based on statements made by the Scottish chronicler Hector Boece, suggested that Medrawd had a wife, Cwyllog (also spelled Cywyllog), daughter of Caw. The pursuer, following knightly custom, dismounts to continue the battle on foot. King Mordred writes to Arthur, complaining of the broken promise, but Arthur writes back that Mordred has nothing to complain of. In most versions of the legend, he is the nephew of Arthur and the son of his half-sister Morgause (or in earlier accounts Arthur's full sister Anna), either by her husband Lot or through an affair with Arthur himself. He killed many people and did more evil in his life than his whole family did good, because on his account more than a thousand men died in one day. A website devoted to the Historical and Legendary King Arthur. The other difference is that Girflet is replaced by Bedwyr in this telling. (Slow-loading.). Mordred, being dead, his men flee, chased by Arthur’s men. Biography. The English Alliterative Morte Arthure tells that Mordred has changed the device on his shield from the scalloped saltire he used to bear to three silver lions passant on a purple background. See more ideas about fate anime series, fate stay night, fate servants. ... and from the daughter whom he gave to King Loth issued Mordred and my lord Gawain and Guerrehet and Gaheriet. As an adult, Mordred became one of Arthur’s knights and was for a time a companion of Lancelot. Since Arthur was married to Guenevere before Lancelot was abducted by the Lady of the Lake in the Prose Lancelot continuity, and since King Loth is still alive at the time of the False Guenevere in the Prose Lancelot continuity, both King Arthur and King Loth’s wife must have been committing adultery. Lancelot gives the kingdom to Constantine, who is here said to be King Caradoc’s son, and becomes a hermit. (Note that King Loth’s sister is here King Arthur’s full sister, although that disagrees with her being Arthur’s half-sister in the Story of Merlin. The Archbishop formally curses Mordred at Canterbury, but flees into the forest when Mordred sends for him. The city of Camelot and the surrounding territory is mostly abandoned. King Arthur and Mordred battle personally again. She then goes there, with forty knights, and takes over the castle to hold against Mordred. Gawain has already been killed by Lancelot. Bliobleheris then ties Mordred’s corpse to his horse’s tail, and drags the corpse over the battlefield, until the corpse is torn to pieces, and only the skull remains. In this version also, the chronology does not work with that of the Prose Lancelot. This foster-brother relationship may have been invented because, in the Vulgate Mort Artu, Sagremor is the last knight slain by Mordred before Mordred’s final single combat with Arthur. Gaheriet cries out (this and following translations by Martha Asher in Norris J. Lacy’s Lancelot-Grail, Volume V): “Cursed be the hour he escaped death, for he had richly deserved it, and know that I am one who, from now on, won’t look on him as a brother because of the treacherous act I saw him commit today.”, “Whatever he may be,” said Gawain, “he’s our brother, and we must love him, however much others hate him.”, “I met him yesterday,” he said, “in this forest, where he was dragging a maiden at his horse’s tale, so that he had almost killed her. The extent of this article is to delve into the confirmed adventures of King Arthur in the Earth-616 universe. After Arthur becomes king, war with Loth breaks out again, until an agreement is reached between King Loth and King Arthur that King Arthur may retain his kingdom but must recognize Mordred as his heir. Described as Arthur's nephew by some, while many stories cite Mordred as being Arthur's bastard son by his half-sister Morgause, the wife of King Lot. But Lancelot of the Lake, the only Knight of the Round Table still alive, assembles his people, takes with him his vassal king, Caradoc of Little Britain, and besieges and captures London. The pursued knight then dismounts, removes the pursuer’s helmet, and prepares to behead him. Mordred forces his foe to vow to forgive both Mordred and his wife. At the time this is revealed, Lancelot is about twenty-nine years old, and we are told that Mordred is about twenty years old. Mordred here survives the great battle and is now king. The first is the battle when Arthur, coming from Gaul, lands in Britain. Modred then has a forged letter read which purports to be from King Arthur, dying from a wound given by Lancelot. Arthur sees Modred kill Marrok, an old knight. In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, Mordred is first mentioned in a passage where Arthur restores Lothian to Mordred’s father King Loth. This battle is place of the Roman War. It wasn’t until later stories that he becomes a villain. Lancelot has her buried and Lancelot joins a hermitage in the forest of Darnantes (Andernantes) where three of his kinsmen have already retired. He says that for two years, since beginning to be a knight, Mordred has not been very wicked, but that henceforth, Mordred will be a true dragon, doing nothing but evil, killing all the men he can, beginning with him. King Loth sends to Arthur 10,000 Picts under the command of his son, Mordred. Hector Boece tells in his Scotorum Historia that in order to beat the Saxons, King Arthur makes a treaty with the Pictish King Loth. The tale tells how Mordred successfully seduces his host’s wife. The incest motif in the story of Mordred’s birth appears only latterly. King Eugene of Scotland can claim to be victor. Agravain, Guerrehet, and Gaheriet cut Taurus’ body into bits. Apparently King Loth and his wife are in Logres, or perhaps in this story Lothian should be considered a sub-kingdom of Logres, because their new-born son Mordred is to be sent to King Arthur as soon as he is baptized. So Mordred is begotten. Indeed, Lawman declares that Gawain had no other brother, although earlier Lawman had Merlin prophecy that Uther’s daughter will give birth to seven sons. Many nobles hear Arthur speak, and learn for the first time that Mordred is Arthur’s son, and which they greatly marvel. After his master is arrested for being a magic user, he calls out to Merlin telepathically in order to obtain his help. It mentions there was an attempt to make peace on both sides, but it fails when the king will not agree. 16 (Edinburgh: John Grant), lists Cywyllog as a saint of Anglesey whose feast day is January 7. King Conran of Scotland sends to Arthur at London 10,000 Scots under the command of his son, Eugene. When Arthur refuses to accept what this apparent four-year old boy says, Merlin leaves and returns again, this time as an old man. In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, when King Arthur is just starting into the Alps on his way to Rome, news arrives that Mordred has rebelled, had put the crown on his own head, and has taken Queen Guenevere as his wife. Malory mostly just abbreviates the Post-Vulgate Merlin account and simplifies its ending. King Arthur gives the Queen and full authority over the kingdom to Mordred and makes his people swear an oath to do whatever Mordred wishes. On the way there, they meet with man, dressed in white like the member of a religious order, praying at a tomb. When Mordred next appears in the surviving fragments of the Post-Vulgate Arthurian Cycle, Mordred is already a Knight of the Round Table, well established with his brothers at court. It is possible that this represents an early interpretation of the finding of the bodies. He proclaimed that Arthur was dead and then laid siege to Guinevere, so Arthur’s return became necessary. King Loth is now dead, and Mordred is the Pictish king. Le Morte dArthur is, at its core, a story of the life of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. “Sir Mordred — The Last Battle”, from The Book of Romance, edited by Andrew Lang. In early Arthurian legend, Mordred (Medrautin Welsh) was the nephew of King Arthur of Camelot. In the Vulgate Mort Artu, Mordred uses King Arthur’s wealth to gain the hearts of the nobles. It also says that seven kings were killed on King Arthur’s side, along with Yvain son of Urien, Kay of Estral, Dodinel the Wild, and Bran of Lys and a good twenty of the Round Table. The treaty allows Arthur to remain as king, but Mordred is recognized as Arthur’s heir. The author of the Didot Perceval claims that Mordred fled to Ireland, perhaps misunderstanding a source which said that Mordred had fled “towards Ireland”. Despite protests by Gawain, the pursued knight viciously rides over the knight’s body, almost killing the knight. Something was different about her, as despite the fact that she was made by a witch, she still retained a bit of free will even after training, while most Masters have co… Mordred is even older than Yvain who will also be born later. After the King finally returned from a long and tiresome battle, Mordred raged, claiming that she hated the King and that only she was fit for the throne. Mordred's history is steeped in the Arthurian legend, and it can be presumed that these legends are facts on Earth-616. The Prose Tristan, in the story of La Cote Mal Taillée brings in Mordred soon after Mordred was knighted. The passage reads (in Lewis Thorpe’s translation): ... and Loth, who in the days of Aurelius Ambrosius had married that King’s own sister and had two sons by her, Gawain and Modred, he restored to the dukedom of Lothian and other near-by territories which formed part of it. Mordred continues to besiege Urbano. Geoffrey's account of the episode may be based on Constantine's murder of two "royal youths" as mentioned by the 6th-century writer Gildas. That would mean the Mordred was fathered when Lancelot was about nine years old. Mordred grants Guenevere a week. Sir Thomas Malory, in his Le Morte d'Arthur, takes mainly from the English Stanzaic Morte d’Arthur, supplemented with material from the Vulgate Mort Artu. King Loth has claimed that his eldest son Mordred is the rightful King of Britain, for Mordred’s mother is Anna or Cristina, the sister of Aurelius Ambrosius and Uther Pendragon, and Mordred is of legitimate birth, while Arthur is a bastard. From a past, and unknown, incestuous affair with his half-sister Morgause, Arthur spawned a son Mordred who was foretold to bring about the downfall of Camelot. Never before did a man of our lineage commit such a false act, and because of the brutal act I saw him commit, I attacked him, for I didn’t recognize him. Gawain finds the squire fleeing with Mordred. The descriptions of Mordred (as translated by Roberta L. Kreuger in Norris J. Lacy’s Lancelot-Grail, Volume III), are: Now the story says that the day Mordred left his companions, he wandered all alone and rode all day long without drinking or eating; he suffered greatly; for it was very hot and he had not yet learned to endure hard work, since he was a mere youth of twenty. Arthur reaches Salisbury Plain first, and is waiting when Mordred and his men arrive. But young Arthur sees King Loth leave, and taking a chance, goes into the bedchamber and lies down on the bed beside King Loth’s wife. 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