Uther Pendragon, the respected King of Britain, was deeply in love with the elegant Igraine of Cornwall. When he came to realize that she did not love him, he was struck with grief and fell fatally ill.
I must have my LOVE.
Can I take your future child?
Luckily, Merlin, the renowned magician, offered to help out. He told Uther that he would help him take Igraine in marriage, but only if Merlin could raise their future son.
Of course, if you help me!
Are you ready for a lifetime of magic and excitement?
Uther agrees to the proposal. Many months later, the baby is conceived and is named Arthur. Uther, on his last leg, tells Merlin to respect Arthur as he respected him, and then dies.
After Uther's death, there were years of chaos and indecisiveness. However, once Arthur had grown to be a skilled young man, Merlin went to the Archbishop of Canterbury to propose a gathering of all the barons and knights in the land to witness a GREAT MARVEL.
Our nation in in shambles! I haven't moved from this dining table in 19 years out of fear of the outside world!
It's time to decide a king. Our nation shall suffer no more!
As people went by Canterbury's cathedral the day of the event, they saw a sword stuck deep into a rock. The kingship would go to the man who could pull out the sword.
Darsh-Flobbit! Although I am 10 feet tall, I still can't muster the strength!
No one who attended could pull it out! The Archbishop of Canterbury declared that the kingship would be decided at a jousting match. When the time for the joust came, Arthur arrived and noticed the sword.
Arthur goes up to the sword and pulls it out! he is acknowledged as the new King!!!!!!