The Queen’s Podcast – #5

Two years prior to the death of Arthur, the Great Wizard gave Lady Isabella strict orders to preserve the best years of King Arthur’s life, when he reigned. Isabella was gifted the echo stone: the power to capture her voice and forever keep it locked away until Camelot needed the resolve left in the good times.

Isabella’s secret is her life- but can she keep it, despite her sometimes careless tendency to flee trouble in the strangest of ways?

Episode #5

~Lady Isabella’s Confession~

“A lovely day for a walk in the woods” turns into a risky mistake when a knight follows Lady Isabella to discover what she does when she treks into the forest alone. Will Isabella’s concern for her old friend Morgana get her into trouble at the castle?

The Queen’s Podcast – #4

Two years prior to the death of Arthur, the Great Wizard gave Lady Isabella strict orders to preserve the best years of King Arthur’s life, when he reigned. Isabella was gifted the echo stone: the power to capture her voice and forever keep it locked away until Camelot needed the resolve left in the good times.

The subtext in Lady Isabella’s stories is the fear of her secret revealing. Can she keep her true motive hidden, though the inhabitants of Camelot become more aware of her presence, and more dependent on her participation in the daily happenings? …who is Lady Isabella, exactly? Listen to Episode #4 for more clues.

Episode #4

~Fight-or-Flight~

Lady Isabella, being asked by Merlin to be a companion to Gaius on a trip to a wounded community, with Percival escorts Gaius through the not-so-spooky, spooky forest. The group stumbles upon a dangerous predicament, soon finding the trouble comes from nothing else: sorcery. Panic hits Lady Isabella as she flees for her life, nearly revealing too much in the process to her unsuspecting allies.

The Real Sir Elyan:

Did you know?

In Arthurian legend, Elyan was the son of Sir Bors, a knight of the Round Table. Two varying names he had was Helyan le Blanc, or Elyan the White. To be called “white” was like a nickname to describe a pale skinned or white haired person. Obviously, the Sir Elyan from BBC Merlin is a new and hearty twist on legend, played by the excellent Adetomiwa (aka Tomiwa) Edun, which was AWESOME.

Sir Bors, Elyan’s father in legend, was the cousin of Lancelot, and Sir Elyan might have even grown up to become the Emperor of Constantinople.

In other news, some legends say Mordred, Gwaine, and Agravaine were all sons of Morgause… Imagine how strange that would be for the TV show!

Long Live the King!

In that moment, we witnessed the making of a king, one who would stand the test of time…

Geoffrey of Monmouth: Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the peoples of Camelot according to their respective laws and customs?

Arthur: I solemnly swear so to do.

Geoffrey: Will you to your power, for as law and justice in mercy, be executed in all your judgments?

Arthur: I will.

Geoffrey: Then by the sacred law vested in me, I crown you Arthur, King of Camelot.

Geoffrey: Long live the King!

Audience: Long live the King! Long live the King! (continues to repeat)

I will never forget that moment, at least not as long as I choose to keep remembering, because to me it’s the moment fiction created a crowned king, and I, too, was a citizen of Camelot, feeling all the love, the joy, the angst, and the dread of what he might face as ruler.

My photo edit: copyright not belonging to me, but to the respective owner; thanks goes to Far Far Away Site for the source photos.

The Queen’s Podcast

Two years prior to the death of Arthur, the Great Wizard gave Lady Isabella strict orders to preserve the best years of King Arthur’s life, when he reigned. Isabella was gifted the echo stone: the power to capture her voice and forever keep it locked away until Camelot needed the resolve left in the good times.

Technical problems! Who has time for technicalities?

I was pleased to find an option to add audio files to my blog. I was NOT pleased to find the option is not as simple as uploading the file. Despite what tutorials you find online, it is NOT simple. It either takes money or patience, either of which I have very little. Maybe the tutorials are out of date. Or maybe a hex has been placed on the site. An evil druid, trying to put a stop to my work here? What an interesting turn of events…

Either way, I’m working on fixing the problem. In the meanwhile, go ahead and click the button below to check out our host site and take a listen.

Episode #1

~Welcome Back to Camelot~

“Return to Camelot,” the Great Wizard told Lady Isabella. “Experience the kingdom’s golden age.” Lady Isabella is happy to return, honored to meet the king and queen of Camelot, and saddened at the news she hears of an old friend’s troubles.