Special Sub-Topic: The Winter King
|Derfel, the narrator of the story, tells his superior Bishop Samsun that he is not writing about Arthur, but something else entirely. What exactly?|
The Gospel. He's writing it in the tongue of the Saxons, which Samsun is unable to read, though he remains suspicious.
|What is the name of Dervel's sword?|
Hywelbane. Named after its former owner, Hywel. He was Merlin's steward, who had taught Dervel to fight.
|Mordred was born with which part of his body twisted?|
Foot. Considered a bad omen.
|How many 'Treasures of Britain' are there?|
13. And Nimue makes it her life's work to assemble all of them and to use their combined power to bring the old Gods back to Britain.
|Gundleus rapes Nimue, and bloodily removes what part of her anatomy?|
Eye. He would later pay a heavy price for his treatment of her. Nimue afterwards replaces it with a golden eye, but often removes it again in an attempt to intimidate people (usually successfully!).
|Who does Dervel have his first romantic relationship with?|
Lunete. Nimue was next to be his lover, and finally came his beloved Ceinwyn.
|As a baby, Derfel survived being thrown in to what?|
A death-pit. By Gundeleus's Druid Tanaburs. That lucky escape gave Derfel the rare right to be able to kill the Druid in return.
|Complete this name: 'Morfans the ___'.|
Ugly. One of Arthur's warriors. He looks as his title suggests.
|Which country does Arthur's commander Sagramor hail from?|
Numidia. His black skin made the Saxons believe him to be a "monster sent from the Kingdom of the Night."
|Guinevere insists people address Arthur with what title ?|
Lord Prince. Though Arthur dislikes it, and sees himself as no Prince.
|What religion does Derfel turn to during the event of the 'Winter King?'|
Mithraism. A soldier's religion. It was a rare honour to be initiated into the cult.
|Derfel is sent to defend which country ruled by King Ban?|
Benoic. Particularly its beautiful capital Ynis Trebes. He only has 60 men with him however, and as Arthur is dealing with Saxons back in Dumnonia and is unable to support him, he fails to keep the city safe from the marauding Franks.
|Derfel is finally reunited with Merlin, who is disguised as a what? |
Priest. Spending his time in the library of the doomed Ynis Trebes.
|Who is dumped on the 'Isle of the Dead' to live amongst the madmen there?|
Nimue. Derfel bravely goes to the island to rescue her.
|What does Derfel keep next to his heart, that was given to him by Ceinwyn?|
A brooch. She gave it to him along with many soldiers when she was first bethrothed to Arthur. Later, when they first spend time together, she is astonished to see that he still has it.
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