Bedivere and Kay Bedwyr and Cai in Welsh sources are among the warriors earliest associated with Arthur.
Nay, all is left to win; This news is secret, and long ere 'tis known Thy sword shall pierce his heart. Who knocks without? Indeed I have: Yet when a soldier drew his sword to kill a snake that had stung him the two forces charged one another.
If there be aught Which thou canst urge why judgment should be stayed, Stand forth and speak. Ah, go! I could but watch thee. Who went from thee? Laodegan not only gave Arthur Guinevere but also a huge oak table of circular shape at which two hundred and fifty knights might be seated.
He pulled it from the anvil easily and presented it to Sir Kay, who recognized it and claimed to be the new king.
It was I Who slew this messenger. And close upon this hour.
After staying four days he told the host of his quest and learned that the Green Chapel was but two hours away. The knights go on a quest of the Sangreal but Lancelot confesses sin. Within a short time Modred had gathered an army of a hundred thousand men and was harassing western Britain.
In each example Arthur is a touchstone for strong leadership and accord, showing what society could achieve, but never does. SCENE 2: Magic becomes a moral barometer reflecting popular anxieties and aspirations.
Movement towards Mordred. Nay, madam, drink thy vengeance to the fill. It was Blanchefleur, the same girl he had kissed in the silken tent. Not all may win, Yet straining at the goal there's none can lose The grace that comes of strife. The vision fades. Enter Arthur, with Knights attending.
Although Morgause was married to King Lot, one of Arthur's enemies, she fell in love with the young king and conceived a child by him.
What have I said? Arthur orders him to return Excalibur to the lake.