Prince Mordred was the son of King Arthur and Arthur's half-sister Morganna le Fay. Born as an incestuous bastard child, Mordred was unable to inherit his Arthur's title as King of Great Britain. Instead that title went to Prince Llacheu when Arthur decided to leave Earth aboard the space vessel Camelot. Mordred went with them as it was Queen Guinevere's intention that Mordred would gain lands on other planets and not attempt to usurp her son's, Llacheu, throne. Mordred is remarkably rational and level-headed amidst the craziness of the Knights of the Round Table and his father's other associates. Though he seeks his father's approval he also has little respect for Arthur as a man of intelligence, and less for Arthur's choice in knights.
Mordred wears a tabard over his armour, like most Knights of the Round Table do, patterned half dark black and half blood red with a diagonal cut. At the centre is his father's crest - three crowns with two smaller crowns sitting atop a single large one[Pan 1].
Mordred is highly rational and not prone to acts of bravery or honour, both of which he'd consider stupid. He holds little respect for those around him, even if he values their services. He's easily angered by the likes of Sir Lancelot but he finds Lancelot's son, Sir Galahad, less offensive and much easier to fight beside. He is quick to offend others verbally but will often cover up his nasty remarks if questioned, at least showing a modicum of awareness of others' feelings. Mordred is happy to engage in gathering missions in the name of science, helping the likes of Merlin the Younger or Sir Bedivere in knowledge-gathering[Pan 1] and is fascinated by new technology[Pan 2].
Mordred owns a large zweihander sword that he used when he first travelled to space. Though he doubted it would be much use against alien beings, Lancelot instilled the sense that no knight is a knight without a weapon[Pan 1].
Mordred is son to King Arthur and Morganna le Fay, who are brother and sister and had the incestuous relationship that bore Mordred when they were teenagers. Though Arthur went on to marry Queen Guinevere, and have their son Prince Llacheu, Morgan continued to desire nobody but Arthur[Pan 4].
The planet Venus was the first planet that the Camelot crew decided to visit in person since King Arthur led them from their home on Earth into space aboard the starship Camelot. An 'away team' was sent down to investigate the world, which was led by experienced knight Sir Lancelot du Lac. In his team was Prince Mordred, the king's son, Sir Galahad, Lancelot's own son, and the brother-sister duo The Black Knight and The Faerie Knight. In order to reach the planet they had to wear space-suits and travel aboard a small space-boat; information they learnt after the first expedition of red-shirts were killed by sulphuric rain. When they first landed on the planet they immediately found the skeletal remains of the previous team and Mordred voted that Lancelot ought to go first. In response to this Lancelot played a trick on them by pretending to die just outside of the boat, panicking the others inside only for him to laugh at them a moment later.
After some exploring they come across a strange rock-man being who Lancelot instantly attacks, only to find his weapon pinged off the stone hide of the creature. Despite the unprovoked attack, the rock-man didn't retaliate and proved to be very friendly, though unable to speak. This rock-man, later named Andy by Merlin the Younger, joined the Camelot crew to explore the galaxy[Pan 1].
"Mordred is based upon the Mordred[Ext 1] of Arthurian legend[Ext 2] where he was originally the nephew of Arthur[Ext 3] but later revised as son of Arthur and Morgaine, sometimes called Morganna le Fay[Ext 4]. In the original legends, and as seen by most forever after, Mordred is the very symbol of treachery but in Space Camelot he is written as a more conflicted character that finds himself at odds with his father, who is not necessarily the bastion of perfection. When I first started to write him I wrote him in a similar fashion to the way I would write Evil G." ~ Britt the Writer
- ↑ Mordred article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Matter of Britain article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ King Arthur article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Morgan le Fay article, Wikipedia.
Pantheons of the NeSiverse References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pan Post 60, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Pan Post 70, 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 25, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.