What, a Gawain Comic without Gawain? Well, we are currently telling the prequel of his story: the tale of his grandmother Ygraine. Because Gawain’s path leads to Ygraine. Trust me!
This character list gets expanded as more characters make an appearance in the story.
The Darkest Hour
Ygraine of Cornwall
A faery woman from the Land Beyond the Mists, Ygraine loses her heart to a mortal man. She marries Gorlois of Cornwall and bears him two daughters, Morgause and Morgana.
Gorlois of Cornwall
Gorlois, lord of Cornwall, has won the love of a faery woman, Ygraine. She brings him many blessings – but she also excites the jealousy of other men. Gorlois decides to fight for Ygraine’s choices.
After the death of his elder brother Emrys, Uther, called Pendragon, becomes High King of Britain. A capable war leader, he manages to deal serious blows to the Saxon hordes that are invading his island realm.
Klingsor the Sorcerer
Klingsor is a powerful sorcerer with a huge grudge against men in general. His business is creative revenge. And lo, he shows up when Ygraine calls…
Merlin, the son of a fay and a human nun, has visions that compel him to try and shape the future, whatever the cost to himself or other people. He offers his services as a sorcerer to High King Emrys and, after the king’s death, to his brother Uther Pendragon.
Morgana the Fay
Morgana, youngest daughter of Ygraine and Gorlois of Cornwall, has a powerful gift of magic. Alas, it does not seem to be a benign one.
Morgause of Cornwall
Morgause is the eldest daughter of Ygraine and Gorlois of Cornwall. She is in many ways the opposite of her sister Morgana.
Gorlois of Cornwall’s steward and right hand man. He serves his master with unfailing loyalty, even if he does not always think his decisions particularly wise. (If you don’t know him from Arthurian legend, it’s because I invented him…)
Uther Pendragon’s general and right hand man.