Appearance and Personality Edit
Merlin is an old Cymric man with a long white beard. He usually wears a blue robe with yellow lining and details. On more formal court occasion he sometimes wears a blue pointed hat, but more often his head is covered with a simple hood or skullcap.
He is steeped in the druidic lore of Britain, wise and mysterious, and rightly feared and respected by everyone with good sense. Merlin’s lord is Britain, not the king, though he helps Uther in many ways.
Merlin can be awkward to deal with because he sees little need to explain his actions or motivations to others. When he does crave their attention, he can be somewhat "hammy".
Merlin has magical skills that may be in excess of any other living magician - some say this comes from training at the hands of the greatest living druids, others because his father was a demon who sired him on a nun He can cast dweomers of seemingly endless variety.
Merlin is capable of performing any magic known in Britain, whether British Christian or Druidic, Roman Christian, or Gnostic; he even knows something of Egyptian magic. However, great acts of magic are sorely trying on the stamina and after a mighty casting Merlin often has to sleep for weeks or even months to regain his strength.
Said to have been born to a nun who was raped by a demon.
Sister Ganieda is born.
In Gomeret, Vortigern kidnaps Merlin while trying to erect a tower. The tower always collapsed before completion, and his wise men told him the only solution was to sprinkle the foundation with the blood of a child born without a father. Merlin was rumoured to be such a child because of his unusual birth, but when brought before the king, he revealed the real reason for the tower's collapse: below the foundation was a lake containing two dragons (one white, one red) who destroyed the tower by fighting.
Joined Uther when he took his army to ensiege Duke Goloris. Was spotted at Terrabil, observing Duke Goloris, by Sir Aeron - then vanished. Later on, at Uther and Ygraine's wedding, told Sir Aeron he had to rest as he had recently cast a great magical spell.
Kidnapped Uther and Ygraine's firstborn child, tricking several knights into covering his escape - including Aeron, Geriant, Madog, Rhordri and Elad. At their trial the knights were found innocent but Merlin was exiled from the kingdom, on pain of death.