作者 TombCrow, 2006 五月 07, 上午 03:09:02
引用So that there wouldst be no$squabbling betwixt ye knights,Merlin bequeathed upon Arthur$yon ROUND TABLE, which wast a table neither square nor$buttressed, but circular in form. 'Twas a symbol of unity$and equality and 'twas from whither Arthur's knights took'st their$name: The KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE.For hours didst Arthur and$Mordred hackle upon Salisbury Plain, Arthur with Excalibur,$Mordred with its scabbard. Then it wast that both wert disarmed,$and Arthur didst strike Mordred a fatal blow with ye spear of Sir$Bedivere. Anon came'st more tragedy, for Arthur wast himself$mortally wounded in ye battle, and yea, yon sky didst darken.And what of EXCALIBUR, ye$mighty sword of legend? 'Twas MERLIN who didst bringeth$Arthur to yon magical lake wherein didst dwell ye LADY OF$THE LAKE, and from her hand didst Arthur take Excalibur, and$yea, ye sword couldst ne'er be broken for 'twas its magic.Thus didst King Arthur gather$'round his person ye greatest knights of ye realm that they$mightst be paragons of chivalry and virtue. Gaily they cam'st,$yea and 'twas an assembly as hadst nought before been$seeneth, and verily, there wast much rejoicing.Then didst Merlin fall in love$with Nimue, to whom he didst teacheth his magicks. But ere$long, she didst use her magicks against her lover, imprisoning$him. Wherefore it wast that when Arthur didst do battle with$Mordred, Merlin couldst not protecteth him. It seemeth that$oftimes ye wisest of men canst maketh mistakes.BEHOLD ye HOLY GRAIL! Such$a vision of yon CUP OF CHRIST didst verily appeareth to Arthur$and his knights, whereupon several amongst them didst$quest for to find it anon. And they 'twere four: Lancelot,$Galahad, Percival, and Bors, and yonder they journeyed, none ere$returning, though Galahad didst see the Grail and yea, his heart$'twas gladdened muchly.Before he didst die, Arthur$bade'st his knight Bedivere to returneth Excalibur to yon Lady$of ye Lake. And lo, didst Arthur's body then slumber, and yea, it$wast borne away to Avalon, where it is said that from thither$shalt he some day returneth to claimeth again his crown!