Thursday, January 6, 2011
A heart can only take so much hurt and can not withstand anymore pain or guilt. Not only I was betrayed by one of my first knights Sir Mordred who was very adverice and self-centered. Sir Mordred went around terrorizing the villages of peasants and lesser lords. But the real betrayal was between Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere. I was internally wounded by the affair between my beloved Lady Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. Sir Mordred wanted my crown but I couldn't give him that. If I didn't open the trial of capital punishment for my beloved Guinevere and Sir Lancelot to the public then maybe the glorious city of Camelot will still be flourishing throughout the nation. The betrayal of these people that was so close to me affected my emotions of clear judgement. But I had to let the people of Camelot that no one was better then the other. Not even the Queen of Camelot. I felt like I couldn't go on..
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Yes, it is true. There was a mysterious love triangle between my beloved Lady Guinevere, myself, and one of my most loyal knights from the Round Table Sir Lancelot. My beloved Lady Guinevere affair with Sir Lancelot was well established when he rescued her from Sir Mordred. My beloved Lady Guinevere had a “special” love for him, as did Sir Lancelot for her. For years this affair went on with me being conveniently unaware. But one of my knights just couldn't take it any longer and told me of what he knows. Even though she very well respected me as a King and as her husband but her heart wasn't with me but was with a man she could never have. So therefore she had to be punished like every other citizen for treason against the King. I didn't want to sentence my beloved to death but as King I had to. She was the same as each and every citzen under my supervision. In my kingdom of Camelot every person is equal. My beloved and Sir Lancelot betrayed me in a devasting way. I knew I couldn't love again. I felt weak and couldn't go on. But in the end before my death "For the first in my life, I wanted what all wise man say can't last; what can't be promised or made to linger any more than sunlight. I don't want to die without having felt its warmth on my face".
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The famous story of my Knights of the Round Table is well known. I am the figure at the heart of the Arthurian legends but the Knights of the Round Table play an important part in my story and my legend. My Arthurian legend revolves around the Code of Chivalry followed by myself and the Knights of the Round Table. The basis for the code of Chivalry followed by me and the Knights of the Round Table were Honor, Honesty, Valour and Loyalty. Knights of the Round Table are ' Brothers in Arms'. The Arthurian knights, who sat with me around a circular table, became the focal point of fellowship between knights. Some of them are famous as heroes and champions of just cause. The Round Table represents the equality of each member. Usually a king such as myself sat at the head of a royal table with his closest companions gathered around him. However, because the Round Table had no head or foot, none of the knights who sat at it could claim a more important position than the others. The other seats around the table bore the names of the knights who had earned the right to occupy them. When a knight of the Round Table died or left the court, his seat could be taken only by someone who was braver than the previous occupant. If a pretender tried to take a seat at the table, a magic force would throw him out of it.
Camelot was the great castle and city of me and my knights who presided over the council were called Knights of the Round Table. Camelot symbolised the Golden Age of Chivalry. I became betrothed to Lady Guinevere to combine the kingdoms Camelot & Leoness. In the end, it was adultery committed by one of my members, Lancelot, with my queen Lady Guinevere, and the betrayal of Sir Malagant that finally brought about downfall of my kingdom Camelot. In my city of Camelot everybody is equal. No man or women can say they have higher rights. Camelot first appeared in 12th-century French romances and eventually came to be described as the fantastic capital of my realm and a symbol of my Arthurian world.