Doug and Tony are transported to Cornwall, England, in 544 AD by Merlin the Magician to help King Arthur against an invasion of Vikings. Doug is stabbed by one warrior while Tony and Arthur are imprisoned in the dungeon by Wogan and his warriors. However, Merlin revives Doug and together with Guinevere they try to break in the castle to save Tony and Arthur. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The title refers to the court magician and advisor to the legendary King Arthur who founded the Knights of the Round Table. Merlin was first mentioned in 1136 and was a compilation of several historical and legendary figures under the name "Merlin Ambrosius" or in Welsh "Myrddin Emrys". See more
The outlandish horns on the helmets and hats of the "Vikings" have no basis in fact. Helmets worn by Vikings were of a simple conical shape, occasionally featuring nose-guards and ear-guards. The purpose of a helmet is to protect the head. A projection such as a horn would catch, rather than deflect, a downward blow, snapping the head violently to one side and breaking the wearer's neck. Pre-Viking era priests and shamans sometimes wore headdresses festooned with antlers, which gave rise to the mistaken notion that their helmets were horned. The notion that Viking helmets had horns seems to originate in 19th-century German theatrical productions. See more