Morganna le Fay was a human pagan mage who was highly attuned to the land and to aether. She was the half-sister of King Arthur by whom she had a son, Prince Mordred, and forever held Arthur in her affection despite her sour temperament towards him. She held a negative view of everyone and had a specific rivalry with Merlin the Younger, with whom she was a student under Merlin the Elder. She constructed her own island home, Avalon, from magic itself but she sacrificed it to help her brother succeed in his dreams of space travel where she joined him aboard Camelot to venture through the Sol System.
Morgan is short-tempered with everyone and she can be cruel for cruelty's sake. She has a keen rivalry with Merlin the Younger, brought on because of their mutual positions under the same mentor. Morgan will deliberately provoke Merlin verbally to get a reaction out of her. She can be incredibly blunt in her words and while capable of political phrasing, she chooses not to beat around the bush. Although officially a part of her brother's kingdom, Morgan often refuses to aid in the kingdom's designs. This may be a result of her spurned affections for her half-brother, Arthur, with whom she once had an incestuous relationship that he now rejects. Despite others' views of this relationship, Morgan sees no fault in it and still longs, and even demands or encourages, a renewal of that relationship. She openly admits that she finds her brother very attractive but also states that he's stupid. Morgan manages to pull off a superiority over others and a commanding presence in any room, despite her short stature[Pan 1]. Her bluntness extended even to her mentor, which most, save Merlin the Elder himself, considered very rude.[Pan 2]. Because her brother has chosen to remain faithful to Guinevere, Morganna seeks rivalry with the woman and tries to cause jealousy in her but is often faced with Guinevere's stoic nature. She doesn't like to show vulnerability or weakness[Pan 3]. She is very independent and will not hesitate to do anything she likes, regardless of etiquette. If she gets bored she will simply leave and tend to her own interests[Pan 4]. She believes that magic is a natural force to be used but not to be researched like science. She disapproves of technology, especially magical-technology[Pan 5].
Morgan has a deep, often patronising, voice and laugh that is also highly sensual[Pan 1].
Powers & Talents
Morgan is well attuned to the land and to aether, allowing her to draw on vast reservoirs of magic. Though she doesn't have the refined, logical skills of Merlin the Younger, she is capable of grandiose feats of prowess, including the creation of her home that she named Avalon - an entire island constructed of magic[Pan 1]. Using magic Morgan can fly[Pan 2].
The spell used to raise Camelot from beneath the land of Great Britain required not only Morganna herself but aid from the magical being named Vivane. This spell requires a massive amount of magical energy, which Vivane was able to channel from her home-realm of Albion, through The Rift and into Morgan. With this much magical energy being pumped into her, Morgan was able to lift Camelot - the equivalent of raising the entire land of Britain[Pan 3].
Morganna le Fay is the illegitimate daughter of Uther Pendragon and, therefore, half-brother to King Arthur. They grew up together and entered into an incestuous relationship that begat them a son named Mordred. Unfortunately Arthur regarded this as a childhood endeavour and moved on, while Morgan remains fixated on her love for Arthur[Pan 1]. She became a student of Merlin the Enchanter, alongside another girl named Lynne and a NeSferatu named Nyneve. Merlin chose Nyneve to be his successor as NeSorcerer, though Morganna criticised this choice as he was in a romantic relationship with Nyneve. Ultimately Nyneve got the position and all the power it bestows only to then instantly betray Merlin and wipe out the mages within Doughnutdelf. One year later some of the few remaining mages, including Morganna, gathered to discuss creating a new school for magic. She refused to allow them to build one on her island home, Avalon, and instead told them of a crossed leyline strong in magic in Gaul which is where they went, with the help of Lynne (now naming herself Merlin the Younger) while Morganna refused to aid them further[Pan 2]. She allowed women to live on her island, such as Caelia, but only certain men, such as Tom a'Lincoln, were permitted to visit[Pan 6].
See also: Space Camelot
Morgan is invited to attend a meeting of close friends and family of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle. She doesn't appreciate being summoned for matters of state as she refuses to cooperate on matters of the kingdom. Merlin the Younger chastises Morgan and brings up the topic of her incestuous affair with her brother, only for Morgan to berate Merlin in return and own her love and attraction of her brother despite his lack of interest. Arthur informs them that he and Merlin the Elder discovered a massive spaceship buried beneath Great Britain and that the only way to raise it would be to use a massive surge of magic. The only well of magic that could be absorbed and used all at once was the magical island of Avalon that Arthur wants Morgan to sacrifice. She refuses unless Arthur sleeps with her again but he ultimately denies her and then Queen Guinevere walks in. She states that she understands Morgan's desire and doesn't blame her but Merlin manages to goad Morgan into agreement, but only under the condition she, and her son, are allowed to board the ship. Guinevere quickly agrees and states that Mordred could be given his own colonial kingdom, when Morgan realises she's been played by Guinevere and storms out to go and kill kittens[Pan 1]. Morganna has a nightmare wherein she destroyed Avalon as asked but Arthur revealed that it had been an unnecessary act[Pan 7]. Because of this terrible dream Morganna refused to arrive for the first summons on the issue, thinking it was a trick. When she did show, she was met at Stonehenge along with Vivane, otherwise known as The Lady of the Lake. Vivane would help Morgan with raising Camelot from beneath the land. She channelled powerful magical currents from the magical realm of Albion, through The Rift, and into Morgan. Morgan was then able to act as a conduit and take possession of the ship buried deep down. After almost destroying Ireland in the raising of the ship, it was finally airborne[Pan 3]. Many people of Arthurian Britain joined their king on his quest to found Space Britain and most of them were in the Conservatory of Camelot, including Morganna, as the ship ascended into space and passed the moon[Pan 8].
When Camelot came to the planet Mars, they were met by the Jupiterian Fleet under the leadership of Chancellor Ctatherine. They were interested in Camelot because they had found an identical ship orbiting Mars and they arranged to have their Admiral Ltexi temporarily join the Camelot Crew to study the ship for comparison to their own ship, named The Hopeful[Pan 9]. Ltexi bonded with Merlin, teaching the young magician to better work around the ship. Ltexi also introduced the humans to the X-Kryptons of Saturn and so Morgan went down to the planet to begin a diplomatic exchange with their Custodians. Soon, however, Morgan got bored and left the group to continue negotiations without her. While she was away a group of Krypton raiders attacked the X-Krypton City and Gamma Pans, one of the Custodians, identified them as G-Kryptons and declared war against the G-Krypton City[Pan 4]. Sir Lancelot managed to convince King Arthur to join the war alongside the X-Krypton as betrayal is a grave offence to the Knights of the Round Table. The Faerie Knight brought up the topic of the Lightning Amulet of Gamma Pans and Morganna le Fay was convinced that magic so far from Earth is murky at best. She wanted to bombard the planet from orbit but Sir Bedivere wanted to preserve the technology for study so hand-to-hand combat was necessary[Pan 10].
Arthur was disappointed with his acquisition and ordered the removal of forces from Saturn[Pan 11]. Gamma Pans requested to join Arthur's Space Britain aboard Camelot. At a Council of the Round Table meeting the knights all agree to travel to Uranus next while Gamma allowed his amulet to be studied by both Morganna le Fay and Merlin the Younger[Pan 12].
Admiral Ltexi then took the humans to the planet Uranus where they met the humanoid species, fayries, which all had equine heads. The planet was covered in aether, which was generated by a nexus, supposedly created by an ancient god from Earth. The fayries used machines to gather the aether and generate magical fuel to sell across the Milky Way Galaxy. They were greeted by Nerifian, who would then introduce them as foreign dignitaries to the Fayrie King[Pan 13]. The Fayrie King revealed to them that his people were dying out due to their long-standing complacency and over reliance on technology. This caused Morganna le Fay to become annoyed as she despised technology from magic, preferring to see magic as a natural force to be used, not understood. This caused friction between her and Merlin the Younger but Sir Caelia sided with Merlin and believed that progress was not to be feared but enjoyed. She and Merlin went with Nerifian to view the aether processors while Morgan left[Pan 5]. Caelia went after Morgan and found that she had preserves a small remnant of Avalon that she projected now when she thought she was alone. Caelia felt nostalgia for the time she lived on the island, despite preferring the open fields of snow. She spoke with Morgan about Queen Guinevere and the fact that Sir Galahad looked much like her. Although Morgan initially alluded to them being related, she quickly relented when she suspected Galahad might therefore be in line to the throne over her own son, Mordred. She insisted that the woman who was Galahad's mother merely looked like Guinevere at the time of conception[Pan 14]. A spaceboat picked up Morganna le Fay and Sir Caelia from on the way back to Camelot. At the request of Morgan, Sir Caelia tells the story of her past with Tom a'Lincoln. She told them how he had married another woman in India to save her from being sacrificed and how they came back with a child, which Galahad figured out to be The Black Knight. Ltexi revealed that her sister had two husbands[Pan 6]. She and Caelia examined the snowflake ship in orbit of Neptune and learnt that it was made of incredibly old Earth magic. Caelia told a story of Prince Oberon and Titania leaving Earth centuries ago to travel to the stars and believed the snowflake ship was his. Both of them refused to go aboard it, as only magic users could phase onto it; Morganna because it was dangerous and Caelia because it was disrespectful[Pan 15].
"Morganna le Fay is based on the Morganna le Fay[Ext 1] character from the original Arthurian Legends[Ext 2]. Her original character wildly varies between stories and eras but she is most often an antagonist to the knights of the round table. In Space Camelot I decided to make her more of an anti-hero, sometimes working with the knights to achieve a positive outcome but never for the sake of doing good. Like the original, Morgan is obsessed with Arthur and, as with some stories, she had an incestuous affair that resulted in Mordred[Ext 3]. I gave her a sympathetic side that is seen through the eyes of very few characters, in particular Sir Caelia who lived on Avalon and we get a sense of loneliness to her." ~ Britt the Writer
- ↑ Morgan le Fay article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Arthurian Legends article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Mordred article, Wikipedia.
Pantheons of the NeSiverse References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Pan Post 25, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pan Post 36, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Al Ciao the Writer.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pan Post 33, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Pan Post 70, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Pan Post 77, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Pan Post 79, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 26, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Al Ciao the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 34, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 65, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 71, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Al Ciao the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 73, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 75, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 76, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 72, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ Pan Post 81, Pan Page 3, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.