I have just had a vision. We shall make a treaty with Sir Modred. I will wait for Sir Launcelot to return and defeat him.
We shall truce!
I must kill you! This may be my only chance...
King Arthur had a vision of Sir Gawain and beautiful noblewomen. They urged him to make a treaty with Sir Modred, for Sir Launcelot would return soon and defeat Sir Modred.
Take my sword and toss it into the lake. It is the only way.
Sir Modred and King Arthur met the next day each with a small army. They agreed on the truce. Both Sir Modred and King Arthur had suspected the other might try to attack, so they had instructed their men to attack at the sight of a naked sword.
I must be taken to Avalon for my wound to be healed.
One of the soldiers was suddenly bit in the foot by a snake. He drew his sword to kill the snake, causing a battle to break out. Arthur saw Sir Modred through the carnage and advanced with his spear despite discouragement from Sir Bedivere.
Father, I wish only to be near to my true leige.
King Arthur stabbed his spear through Sir Modred's body, and Sir Modred swung his sword across King Arthur's skull. Sir Modred then died from his wound. Sir Lucas and Sir Bedivere took King Arthur to a small chapel to try to save him. Arthur told Sir Bedivere to throw Excalibur into the lake.
Sir Bedivere went to the lake twice before allowing himself to toss the sword into the water. Once he did, he carried King Arthur to the shore. On a barge, they saw many beautiful ladies and their queen. King Arthur asked to be set on the barge, and they rowed away to Avalon.
Sir Bedivere saw the Archbishop of Canterbury kneeling by a tomb. The tomb was made for King Arthur at midnight, and a service was held by the beautiful ladies. The Archbishop and Sir Bedivere stayed by the tomb for fasting and prayer over King Arthur.