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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.

Description

Appearance

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].

Personality

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 has little patience for politics and even less interest in warfare[Pan 2]. He believes in leaving others to solve their own problems and that they should stick to their own business[Pan 3].

Talents

TBA

Possessions

Zweihander

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].

Clarent

Main article: Clarent

Clarent was once trapped in a stone before King Arthur was able to pull it out to reveal he is the true heir to Uther Pendragon[Pan 4]. It is a blade of burning white and a hilt of silver. The sword is meant as a ceremonial blade to knight people but it can be used as a weapon, especially thanks to its magical properties. Prince Mordred stole the sword from his father, Arthur, because he thought it looked cool and continued to use it during battles across the galaxy[Pan 2].

History

Pre-Space Camelot

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 5].

The Solar System

Venus

Main article: Pan Post 60 | See also: Venus

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]. When Camelot arrived at the planet Mars they found a fleet of perennial ships there, under the command of Chancellor Ctatherine of the Jupiterian Empire. They revealed to the humans that they had found an identical ship to Camelot in orbit around Mars, which they had called The Hopeful. Admiral Ltexi requested to temporarily join the Camelot Crew so that she could compare Camelot to The Hopeful for better understanding[Pan 6].

Saturn

Main articles: 70 | See also: Saturn

Ltexi introduced the humans to the Kryptons of the planet Saturn, the sixth planet in the solar system. The Kryptons had not achieved space flight so Mordred hoped to keep up the pretence that they, humans, had. He was part of the diplomatic envoy that went to the X-Krypton City to initiate diplomatic talks, though Mordred hated such duties. The Black Knight remained on guard outside the X-Krypton Custodian House. After lengthy discussions with the three Custodians, Gamma Pans, Omega Wier and Phoenix Tram, a sudden attack on the city is announced. Before the knights could debate on whether they ought to assist, The Black Knight rushes into battle. The group find the raiders and help to defend the X-Kryptons along side Gamma Pans. The Kryptons wear protective liquid armour and use energy weapons to attack the knights. Their conventional weapons are thwarted and even the magic of The Faerie Knight is absorbed by the armour. The magical weapons, Clarent, of Prince Mordred, and Arondight, of Sir Lancelot are much more affective. Mordred works with Sir Galahad and they overcome the enemy. Gamma Pans interrogates one of the captives and discovers, through a marking on the man's palm, that they are G-Kryptons who are meant to be allied with the X-Kryptons. Because of this betrayal, the X-Kryptons would declare war[Pan 2].

Notes

Britt's Commentary

"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

References

External References

  1. Mordred article, Wikipedia.
  2. Matter of Britain article, Wikipedia.
  3. King Arthur article, Wikipedia.
  4. Morgan le Fay article, Wikipedia.

Pantheons of the NeSiverse References

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Pan Post 70, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
  3. Pan Post 71, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Al Ciao the Writer.
  4. Pan Post 163, Pan Page 5, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
  5. Pan Post 25, Pan Page 1, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
  6. Pan Post 65, Pan Page 2, Space Camelot, Pantheons of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.