Denys follows Valiant in his search for Hugo's murderer, but is injured during a fight between locals whom Maldon attacked and the immigrants he framed for it, forcing Valiant to return. King Arthur prepares to go on his yearly pilgrimage to the stone he pulled Excalibur from, knowing it will do his people good to see he has not wavered in the face of others' trying to claim that he is weak or foolish to rule peacefully and justly, and has all his knights accompany him. Knowing he will likely be attacked, he has Arn and Rowanne disguise themselves as treacherous peasants and pretend to murder him during the ceremony. But after he is placed inside the neighboring chapel until it is time to end the act, Lord Maldon has Allyn, still misguided by Mordred, help him cause an explosion that makes part of the overlooking mountain collapse on the building. Written by
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I was at Arthur's side when he founded Camelot, and as he built and shaped it. It was a dream I dreamt with him. As his queen, it is my duty to see that it does not perish. And that is why I am choosing now to put the dream of Camelot where Arthur always saw it as its best. I am choosing to step aside, and to put it into the hands of the future, into the hands of one whom Arthur loved as a son, and regarded as an heir. I am choosing to abdicate, and to name as my immediate successor... Prince ...