Tom a'Lincoln was a human from England that was also known as "The Red Rose Knight" and was a Knight of the Round Table under King Arthur. When he mistakenly believed that King Arthur was his father, Arthur took a shine to him and The Red Rose Knight became Arthur's most valuable naval knight. He bore one child with his wife the faerie Sir Caelia, who is The Faerie Knight. He travelled to India where he had to marry Anglitora to save her from being sacrificed to a dragon by her father, Prester John. With her he had a daughter, who became The Black Knight, before he took them back to Britannia and they were able to live without fear of Prester John but Tom returned to his wife. He worked aboard Camelot, acting as captain and trying to figure out the ship's alien systems alongside Merlin the Younger.
He has shaved dark hair down to stubble. He has a stocky, strong build from years of hard work and tanned skin from years on the sea[Pan 1].
Tom a'Lincoln is regarded as an expert seaman by King Arthur and as such was hired to act as captain of Camelot and try to figure out the systems, along with Merlin the Younger. Always thinking of his ship as an extension of his being, he was the first to grasp the basic movements of the ship[Pan 1].
Tom a'Lincoln is an expert tactician, using battle smarts to gain the advantage over his enemies[Pan 1]. He understands the need for exploration parties, that he calls 'away teams', to scout new lands. He also insists on keeping King Arthur out of danger, despite the king's desires. Many of the initial away teams consist of red-tabards who often find themselves dead before another team is sent in after them[Pan 2].
Tom a'Lincoln once heard of a drunken affair between King Arthur and his mother, who was a daughter to the Mayor of London, and asked Arthur if he was Arthur's bastard child. However the two men were roughly similar in age so that turned out to be untrue, however the strange encounter endeared Tom to Arthur and he became a Knight of the Round Table as The Red Rose Knight. Tom married a faerie woman with whom they begat a son, who would become The Faerie Knight[Pan 1].
The Solar System
Tom was assigned as captain of Camelot thanks to his skills as a seaman and a tactician. Between him and Merlin the Younger, they managed to work out some of the controls for the technological vessel. He explained the simple mechanics of the system to King Arthur who, not realising it was touch sensitive, pressed the first planet and the whole ship jumped to Mercury. The jump pinned everyone to the walls for the duration until it released them[Pan 1].
"The Space Camelot Character is based upon the original Tom a'Lincoln[Ext 1] character from later Arthurian Legend where he is the principal character of story by Richard Johnson[Ext 2]. Like in the original Arthurian Legend, Tom a'Lincoln in Space Camelot is most noteworthy for being the father of The Black Knight[Ext 3] and The Faerie Knight[Ext 4], however he also serves as a good way of explaining how these post-roman knights are able to pilot a ship - an expert naval officer at least aids in the suspension of disbelief." - Britt the Writer
- ↑ Tom a Lincoln article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ Richard Johnson article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Black Knight article, Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Faerie Knight article, Wikipedia.