not_a_clotpole: (My Thinking Face)
At the tavern tonight, which is where I was with the knights.

This isn't something my father would ever have done, but Gwaine talked me into it, I hope I won't regret it, there was a very odd drink on offer tonight, it was green of all things. It proved to have an extremely odd taste, but well...it sort of grew on me.

Considering I can still write, I don't think I have to worry about any sort of hang over, honestly, if Merlin is going to assisting on going to the tavern he should at least learn to hold his alcohol. Not that I think he could ever manage it...a knight he is not.

And since the stables haven't been mucked out for quite a while, he better not be trying to work on his tolerance right now...or there'll be trouble.
not_a_clotpole: (Writing is Hard...)
At today's council Lord Elagon (a man almost as old as Monmouth - and that's saying quite a lot) mentioned that the Feast of Beltane is only about ten days away now. Tradition states that a feast, a fair and bonfires be held to celebrate the occasion.

Except...it seems somewhat...wrong to me to be celebrating while the King is in such a state. Lord Elagon pointed out that the people need something to cheer them up after everything's that's happened.

Of course, I would be responsible for opening the Feast, sitting in the grand chair in the Main Hall, distrubuting the extra sacks of grain for the people of the surrounding villages. All the things Father used to do.

And...as far as arrangements go, Morgana.

I often think I shouldn't miss her, but I do...and it's not something I can say to others, no-one would believe it.

I wonder where she is now...does she regret anything? Aside from what happened to Morgause, who Leon tells me is apparently Morgana's half sister - be damned if I understand the connections. But I still don't understand, why would Morgana be so loyal to one half-sibling, but not the other. Am I really that irredeemable and offensive.

This is getting far off topic, I don't know why I write in this book most of the time, it's not like I've ever had a revelation doing so.

I'd be better off training...

Sir Leon Lives! - 7th October 1006

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:19 PM
not_a_clotpole: (My Right Hand Man Leon)
It's incredible! When the sentry guard came with the news that a man was seen approaching Camelot, a knight, none of us believed it. Certainly we didn't think for a moment it could be Leon.

But it was! Uninjured! Alive!

He had the most incredible story to tell, that he was all but dead when a group of Druids came to his rescue (if I've ever regretted my actions against that group of people...) and nursed him back to health in mere hours with some sort of cup.

Unfortunately, I have no time to celebrate all this with him and the knights, I'm to leave tomorrow at dawn to track down the Druids. Father has ordered me to retrieve the cup that was used to cure Leon, apparently it's known as the Cup of Life and is extraordinarily dangerous. I have to admit I have a little trouble believe that, but according to Father it's been used for all sorts of unspeakable acts and the Druids can't possibly keep it safe.

I mightn't have agreed with him, until Leon mentioned the group had to assist him in sneaking back into Camelot from Cenred's kingdom. I doubt the Druids have any malicious plans, but if Cenred was to get hold of the Cup...It's definitely better off in the vaults of Camelot.

So Merlin and I are off at dawn, we'll go passed Guinevere's house on the way, just so I can say goodbye. Not that I doubt we'll be back, but it's a journey of at least three days I imagine.

Still, I wish I could have had more of a chance to welcome Leon back to the land of living. I can't believe it! Someone is watching out for him.

Gone....- 5th October 1006

  • Mar. 27th, 2011 at 10:24 PM
not_a_clotpole: (Fail)
Sir Leon, Sir Ioan, Sir Edric, Sir Ulof, Sir Robert, Sir Christian, Sir Lloyd and Sir Aldric are dead.

Killed by bandits on Cenred's orders, he sent a message claiming they had incurred on his kingdom's borders. I don't believe it for a moment. It was a deliberate attack, he's trying to goad us into war.

And I'm tempted to allow him.

Fortunately, clearer heads pervail...the Council has advised strongly against such a move. With half the knights gone our army is nowhere near full strength, Cenred no doubt has his ready to fight.

I spent a good portion of the day with Guinevere, which I really think is the only way I managed to get through it all. I've known Leon my entire life, we started our training together. He managed to survive the dragon attack and now he's dead. Killed in such a common way.

I should have been there, with them. Camelot's Knights stand together. I shouldn't have let Father talk me into compromising on these patrols. If it had been a full complement, this wouldn't have happened, I'm sure of it.

Vale brave knights. Vale

Oh God... - 16th July 1006

  • Mar. 12th, 2011 at 11:59 PM
not_a_clotpole: (What the Hell is this Crap?!)
So...I finally managed to meet up with Guinevere (my Guinevere today) and my accent was so thick you could...I don't know what you could do, but something! All I can say is I'm lucky Father is so distracted reminencing about the tournament and that I've been able to keep out of Camelot...mostly.

Of course Merlin found out, and wasn't that just dandy? Honestly, I'm sorry I made a resolution not to throw objects at his head, because I think he deserves it right now.

Guinevere at least was nice about it, she's too good for me, really. We didn't discuss the Tournament, probably because it was difficult to make myself clear. I'll have to speak to her again (oh dear, what a shame) because, well...I hope to get a toekn from her, there's no way I can fight in this tournament without one from her.

And now, I will sleep, more training tomorrow...some of it's supposed to be with the guards and I can only pray some miracle will occur and this accent will GO. Otherwise, Leon will have to do it.

Because I'm not having the Camelot guards lose all respect for me, that would just be ridiculous.

And embarrassing...
not_a_clotpole: (LOL)
Merlin was in a fight. Merlin! My God, I'm sorry I missed it, I would have loved to see it. I mean he has been getting better at sword work (better for him I mean), but I can't imagine him throwing a punch with any sort of power or accuracy.

And he still hasn't cleaned my boots!

While I was out getting them more muddy (I'm not going to make it easy for him!) I ran into that Elboron fellow. He seemed rather more older than last time I saw him and had just recovered from a wound. I can sympathise with that!

Actually, I had a close call today, Leon almost took my eye out! Not that I can blame him for it, obviously the fualt was mine for being to slow at blocking the attack. Still, one never wants sharp objects near one's eye!

But I'll have to work on that, definitely, I certainly wouldn't want to be tripped up by something like that during the Tournanment.

Which I'll have a chance to do so tomorrow! So I better get a good night's rest.

Merlin, Merlin, Merlin... - 3rd June 1006

  • Mar. 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 PM
not_a_clotpole: (Merlin - Shut Up)
Sometimes I just don't know what to do with him.

He can be absolutely useless to the point where it should be illegal.

Still, he tries his best and I suppose that's all you can ask for, it's certainly better than what the guards do.

I find myself missing Guinevere, actually this isn't new. I always miss her. She no longer serves our meals - not that that was something she did often, but it was always wonderful to see her.

I almost hope though...that the reason behind this is that Father actually feels guilty for sentencing her to death. It's a lot to hope for, probably too much. But I have known Father to be sorry for things.

Anyway...there's hunting tomorrow, the weather is warm enough now that there should be plenty of game.

We start early though, so I have to get to bed. I'd all ready be in it, if not for Merlin...honestly...

Hunting... - 25th April 1006

  • Feb. 20th, 2011 at 11:56 PM
not_a_clotpole: (Writing is Hard...)
It's the sort of activity that clears the mind of worries and figure out the right way to proceed.

But to be honest? Today didn't do much of anything for me. I mean, I enjoyed myself, Leon seems to have got over his...odd behaviour...unless it was a look-a-like, but I would assume it's just that crazy old sorcerer stirring trouble. Fath - The King has decreed that we hunt the old man down, but I have a feeling we'll never find him.

If he's got any sense left, he won't come back to Camelot and if that's the case, good luck to him. Maybe he can go and annoy Cenred.

Anyway, the point is, I still don't know what to do, I haven't managed to speak to Guinevere today...I may have to put into plan Morgana and my's system. Which welll, I perfer not to since it's sure to be awkward, but if it's the only way...

Unless of course I come up with something in a dream...but I sincerely doubt it, aside from that dream about the Forbidden Lands I've never had a dream that makes even a tiny bit of sense.

And writing it out doesn't seem to do a thing either.

Thanks for nothing.

I Spoke Too Soon... - 19th April 1006

  • Feb. 18th, 2011 at 11:50 PM
not_a_clotpole: (My Thinking Face)
About things being normal.

I ran into Leon today...and he was not quite...er...himself. At least, not that I thought so. I really can't explain it...I'd almost think he was drunk, except he obviously wasn't.

I wonder...if it's related to my...poetry problem, and if it is....Maybe that old man is behind it. Honestly...he really must be insane. Still, I'd rather have generally 'harmless' spells like this. Although I'm not sure if Leon would agree!

I didn't see Guinevere at all today...instead it was Council Meetings all day. The King - Father The King is of course under the impression that I was enchanted. I don't know what to say to him...though I suppose I should.

But I don't know what to say that will keep Guinevere safe and at the same time get through to him that he cannot treat servants the way he does.

Perhaps I should speak to Morgana about this, we could present a united front, which hasn't worked very often, but you never know...

I'll speak to her tomorrow.

And it would seem Merlin's taken a liking to cider. I'm starting to think I might be working him too hard. Not that I'd say that to him, but I'm sure I can find someone else to muck out the stables...

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