Merlin relays his suspicions to Arthur and they shadow Guinevere as she goes to meet Morgana. Merlin learns from ancient priestess the Dochraid that the spell on the queen can be broken if she willingly enters the pool known as the Cauldron of Arianrhod whilst a sorcerer makes an incantation. Thus Arthur drugs his wife and, along with Merlin, takes her to the Cauldron, followed by a suspicious Mordred, who, unbeknown to the others, uses his own magical powers to thwart Morgana. At the Cauldron, Merlin vanishes and reappears (thanks to a sex-changing spell) as an old sorceress, the Dolna. Arthur gets Guinevere to recall their old love and join him in the pool of her own volition where Merlin can finally lift the curse with an incantation. In character as the Dolna, Merlin reminds the grateful Arthur that, as a reward, he should recognize that magic can be used for good. On the return journey to Camelot, Mordred implies to Merlin that, unlike the blinkered Arthur, he knew the true ... Written by
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When Arthur is standing in the water of the cauldron (and not yet walked into the water up to his chest) and encouraging Guinevere to walk into the water of the cauldron, water is dripping off his arm and glove from the previous take. See more
When I was young I heard talk of an ancient ritual of the old religion called The Tiana Diaga.
The Sacred Fire. The ritual used the mandrake root to bring unimaginable terror to the victim. Their screams could be heard twenty leagues away. When it was finally over, their will was no longer their own. They were slaves of the high priestesses for eternity.