They were chosen by heart, in which only I could have truly judged them. For the choice came down to me to pick from those who were larger than life, the heroes, if you will, of this age to represent all men in a conflict. Failure would end in the destruction of our world and individual failure would mean death for those chosen, or worse. It was with a heavy heart that I made my selection.
(The lights come on to find Merlin at a desk, he is writing in a book.)
I chose Sir Gareth. His bravery was beyond question and he was already an accomplished military tactician. Gareth was a soldier and reliable. Also, Sir Lucan from house Benivere. Since childhood he has been well loved by the people and is equally brilliant as a poet, bard and as swordsman. From the North I chose Ridleigh the Night Raven, who was legendary with her bow and bore an indomitable spirit. Bors Du Ausment I also chose, for his heart yearns to prove it’s worth. I knew that he would rise to this occasion and perform at his best.
I chose Lord Arthur, although it has pained me to do so. Arthur has a spirit which could make him the fairest and most just king in the history of Brittain, that is if he had been born first and was destined for the throne. Lady Gwenivere and Lord Marcus Winterhaven round out the seven. The young Lord of Winterhaven’s fame is without measure. Whether on the back of a mount in a tournament, or at a dinner with men, Lord Marcus commands a presence that is so tangible that it moves men to do great things. He is truly a great man, but he knows this very well. Arthur, his half brother and childhood friend loves him well and will follow him. So too will his betrothed of two seasons, Lady Gwenivere. Her love, and council, along with that of Lord Arthur can temper the blood that some time rises in the young Lord. (he stops writing) There is so little time.
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