As workmen are arguing two serpents one white one red rise out of the ground. everyone flees except Merlin who thinks this is wonderful. Eventually the white serpent wins and leaves and the red dies.
Uther and Pendragon have come back to take the throne with an army. All of Vortigerns knights die. Merlin is hiding. Eventually they get inside and burn Vortigern at the stake.
Merlin comes out of the shadows and explains that he is very young but looks old and that he should not be killed for he can help Pendragon, and that he must fulfill a prophesy for great fame and fortune. Pendragon excepts him as a squire and adventurer.
Merlin has just found the most beautiful lady and has fallen in love. He unfortunately is stupid with love and she is evil, she asks him how they can be together forever through magic and he tells her so she traps him in a tower of invisibility after he falls asleep.
Viviane is out riding when she comes across knights looking for Merlin. The lead knight does not bow to her or acknowledge that she is a lady. For this she turns him into a dwarf and he runs into the forest. He finds Merlin and finds that he can not save him and he must go fulfill the prophecy with the king and Merlin stays trapped.
Merlin is begging Viviane to let him go. Viviane does not agree but Merlin pleads her to let him perform magic so that he can communicate with those who miss him and she allows it.