In a castle, which lies next to the kingdom of king Hojo, is a great banquet celebrating. King Uther Pantragon won a battle and because of this, he became a king. With joy he sits of his throne and welcomes all his guests. After then the guests are sitting on a great and dark brown table, where you can find a lot of stuff of drink and food.
Next to the sitting king, stands his assistant, magician Merlin. With a whispering is Uther thanking Merlin: “Without your help, I wouldn’t sitting here. If you wouldn’t give me the sword, I’m probably dead now.” Many humans are heard of the sword but no one knows where it came from, or from what the power comes which lays in the sword. Not even the king himself knows it, only Merlin knows. But it’s not important for king Uther. For him it just counts, that he won the battle and became a king.
Suddenly the king gets interest in a special person. Of a person, who enter the throne hall has company. It is queen Igraine and her husband Gorlois, the Duke of Cornwell. The queen looks so beautiful. Long, gentle waved, blond hair is playing around her gentle body. Her face is so beautiful like a puppet. For king Uther it’s love of the first sight. Not many humans know if king Uther wants something, he will get it with all his power. He doesn’t care about it, even if someone must die. Slightly he leans over to his magician: “Merlin? Do you see that woman over there? This is queen Igraine. I want that she become my wife. And I don’t care how.” Merlin looks to that woman but he says nothing.
Merlin is an old and wise man, who rules over the magic and can see into the future. He knows already how the story ends and he is one of them, who lead to this future.
As all guests are there, they are beginning with the dinner. The king himself is going to the table to eat with his guests. And from time to time, he looks to the beautiful queen of Cornwell. King Uther has no wife on his side, and he wants to see Igraine on his side as wife.
After the dinner, they all begin to dance. The band on the edge of the throne hall is playing nice and elegant music. The couples are going together on the dance floor. Everyone can dance to such sort of music. The kings are holding the hands of their wife’s and starting to dance. One dance is nicer as another one.
As the tradition is over, the guests are standing and sitting where ever they want. Only the throne belongs to king Uther. He is going to the couple of Cornwell and starts with talking: “I wish you a wonderful evening. I hope you like this evening so far.” The Duke nods noble: “Yes, you made a wonderful evening. I feel me very well here. But please, apologise me for a moment.” “Of course”, Uther said decent and Gorlois leaves for a moment his wife and Uther. Then the king is asking Igraine uninhibited: “Igraine, I admire you. I want that you become my wife.” Of course the queen is everything but not happy about that, what the king was asking her: “Please? How dare you! I’m happy married with my husband! So please, leave me alone!” The queen is indignant and will show the king her back but he is holding her on her arm and says: “No, that’s out of a question. You become my wife and I don’t care how.” Igraine’s eyes becoming big because she can see how serious king Uther it means. But she ripped off from him and says with sharp words: “Leave me alone!” She is searching her husband but she can’t find him so fast. But after a short moment, Duke Gorlois comes back in the throne hall and his wife is telling him, what happened. Something inappropriate like this never happened before in the Dukes life and says to king Uther: “How can dare you, to want my wife to yours? She isn’t an object what you can pass around between the kingdoms.” King Uther doesn’t care about it: “What I want, I’ll get it. And I want this woman. My desire to her is out of control.” With a bad face, Gorlois turns around and says in outrage: “Come Igraine, my dear. It’s senseless to stay here any longer, by this Casanova. We are leaving this castle right now.” Together they are going with strong steps to the exit, but before they leave, the Duke turn around to king Uther and make an unfortunate announcement: “This means war!” After that, the couple leaves the celebration. “So be it…”, Uther mumbles and the other guests aren’t happy about what king Uther wants and how it ends.
It doesn’t need a long time and the war begins between the two kingdoms and the fighting is very heavy. The Duke of Cornwell brought his wife to the impregnable castle Tintagel, where he will see her in safety. From a reliable reference finds king Uther out, where the queen is and he asks his magician Merlin: “Let me look like Duke Gorlois. Then I can go without any circumstances to Tintagel.” But Merlin has just one demand: “Just less than one condition. You must give me your first born child.” King Uther is so obsessed from Igraine and agreed: “So is it, as long I get the queen.”
Together with some knights king Uther is on the road to Tintagel. Many knights are falling before they reach the castle but the king reaches the castle with Merlin’s help. It needs many weeks if they reached the castle. On this place Merlin disguises king Uther into the Duke of Cornwell. The Duke self is out on the battlefield and is fighting. Without any problems, Uther is going into the castle and searches for Igraine. It’s late already and she is in her bedroom, where he finds her. Her supposed husband lies next to her and Igraine don’t notice the fake. She really thinks that her own husband lay next to her. She is so glad that he is there because she didn’t saw him for a long time and she wants to make him happy. And so they spend a night of love together.
On the next morning someone is knocking on the doors of the bedroom from the faked couple, and the queen let this someone in. It is a messenger, in the first place he salute and then he says what he wants: “Your majesty, I’m really sorry to send you this message. Your husband, Duke Gorlois, is fallen in the battle.” Confused she turns around to the bed and she sees Uther, who is still disguised as Gorlois. So she says to the messenger: “That’s impossible. He is laying there in the bed.” This confused the messenger too but he just can say, what he gets reported. Then king Uther stands up and shows himself. The queen is shocked: “No! That is impossible!” He says with a disgusting laugh: “Yes it is. You are mine and Duke Gorlois is dead now. That perfect for me.”
Later it came out, that the Duke is really fallen of the battlefield by Dimilioc.
King Uther takes queen Igraine to his wife, against her will, but when she doesn’t married him, he wants to punishment her very hard. Nine months later she has born a boy, which has a great destiny. And like Uther promised, he gives his son to his magician Merlin. Even it’s against Igarines will too, but the king always gives his word.
Merlin took the boy because he doesn’t wants, that he become like his father king Uther, who is so terrible. The magician wants to stop it, that the descendant becomes such a ruler like Uther. The son should become better one but Merlin is still on Uther’s side.
After a few times are floats, king Uther fights against the Sachsen and what he don’t know is, that they have poisoned one well. And king Uther drank out of it. Even Uther becomes weak, he still going into the battle, together with his sword Excalibur. But the sword can’t save the poisoned king and so he would be hurt from behind and later he dies because of that wound. Merlin takes the sword and goes to the nearest forest. In there he finds a big stone. He is big enough to put the sword in it. Merlin lays a magic on it: “Just the right owner can put you out of the stone. You should rest here so long ago.” With other words, no one can put this sword out of the stone, just the direct descendant from king Uther can do it.
Merlin is going back to an old cottage, which is hidden into the forest. There is playing the little child from Uther and Igraine, who is four years old now. The magician is happy about it, that the child growing up in safeness. Then Merlin goes to the child and says: “Like I see, you have a lot of fun now, Cloud (=Arthur).”