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After Guinevere is captured taken to Rome she meets Amicus a Roman alchemist. They return to Briton to find an imposter queen on the throne. The two investigate to mysterious switch guessing there is a sinister reason behind it. They go undercover and infiltrate Guinevere’s own court and find that it all leads to King Arthur’s half sister, Morgan le Fay, a kind healer who has turned cruel in the past year. Morgan tricks Guinevere into killing Amicus. This act removes a curse placed on the Lady of the Lake who admits to corrupting Morgan and imprisoning Merlin. Guinevere travels far to rescue Merlin but it when they return they find King Arthur in battle with Mordred, Morgan’s son. Questioning the Lady of the Lake further they discover that it was Sir Kay, a knight of the round table with sorcerer abilities, who constructed the whole scheme so he could rule the British and Roman Empire as a loved king and remembered always in legend and story.
The film opens in King Arthur’s court introducing the characters of King Arthur, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Mordred, Sir Kay, Sir Galahad and Sir Bedivere. They talk of the disappearance of Merlin. Guinevere is captured by some unknown band of assassins but she escapes with the help of her secret fighting skills and Amicus, a roman alchemist. They find themselves in Rome so Guinevere assumes it’s an assassination attempt by the Emperor Lucius. They travel to Briton using disguise potions, created by Amicus, as they fear the assassins will be searching for them. The potions aren’t very strong but alter their appearance to others. When they reach King Arthur’s court they find an imposter queen on the throne. This is Guinevere’s identical half-sister by her father; who Guinevere explains to Amicus, she thought was dead. As Guinevere goes to announce her return Amicus stops her reminding her that she herself could be seen as the imposter. They return at night and sneak into the imposter Queen’s room to question her. The imposter is confused as she believes herself to be the real Guinevere and when tested she knew as much of Guinevere’s history as she did herself. Amicus uses a true
potion on her but rather than making her tell the truth it makes her scream shrilly attracting the attention of the guards outside the room, however, they escape unseen. The two flee to a nearby lake where they review what just happened. Guinevere notes that they are not her usual guards and that her ladies in waiting are missing. She then begins to question her own identity as she believes the imposter to be telling the truth “I know my own face when it’s telling the truth.” but Amicus says he knows she’s the real one. His faith encourages her. They decide to work in stealth to uncover what is going on. They find a cave near the lake in which to hide and rest. Meanwhile, a woman’s head rises from the lake, it’s the Lady of the Lake, and she appears evil. The two wake the next day to find an ambush of knights outside the cave. They have to fight to escape. Amicus uses a potion meant to make them run in fear; however, it turns the closest knight into a chicken. Amicus steals his shield to defend himself and the two escape. Afterwards they reflect that someone must have known they were there and who she was. Imprinted on the back of the shield was a small crest; it was the crest of Mordred, Arthur’s nephew. Guinevere discuses herself again and begins to infiltrate her way into Mordred’s life while Amicus gets a job in the kitchens so he can learn from the gossip as keep close watch on the imposter queen. Guinevere begins a romance
with Mordred in order to extract information about his plans. Amicus laces Mordred’s food with a better made true serum that works slowly over time. Mordred tells Guinevere about his mother, Morgan le Fay, pushing him to be better and saying to him that soon he will be king, however, he appears to have no idea that the current Queen on the throne is an imposter. Meanwhile, Amicus discovers that the imposter queen is having relations with Sir Lancelot. He also finds that a woman sometimes enters through the imposter queen’s window; he doesn’t know who she is and has never seen her in court. Having extracted enough information Guinevere and Amicus swiftly leave the castle. They decide to wait for this mysterious intruder before searching out Morgan le Fay. The woman appears, cloaked and hidden, on a horse with four guards. While the woman enters the imposter queen’s room Amicus uses a potion to knock out two of the guards, Guinevere and Amicus then disguise themselves in their robes. They follow the mysterious lady back in the night only to find themselves entering Morgan le Fay’s court. Guinevere and Amicus disappear, knowing that discovery wasn’t an option, and find refuge in a local village. Guinevere explains her confusion as Morgan was always a kind lady and a healer of the sick but that she had been rarely seen for a year now and the people
in the village explain how she is now cruel. The next day they hear that the Queen is to be executed as they have discovered her affair with Sir Lancelot. Knowing this means the plans, whatever they are, are about to be put into action, the two are pushed to act fast. They enter her court again and Guinevere tricks one of Morgan’s body guards into a dungeon while Amicus waits outside. Guinevere threatens the guard to get him to talk. He explains how they found the identical Guinevere and brought her to this dungeon where she stayed, unseen, for a year. Morgan visited every night until one day she brought her out and she had no idea of her old life and believed herself to be the Queen, Guinevere. While King Arthur was on his roman campaign they had organised Guinevere to be taken over seas and assassinated, so her body wouldn’t be found, but the assassins thought they’d take her to Rome instead and sell her as a slave. Meanwhile, Morgan replaced her with the imposter. Guinevere asked why Morgan did all this, the guard smiles and says in a feminine voice “to put my son on the throne”. It turns out to be Morgan herself using her shape shifting powers. She hits Guinevere with a spell. Before Guinevere passes out from pain she sees Morgan transform into her mirror image and leave the dungeon. Guinevere is woken up by one of the boys from the
village but she doesn’t remember who she is or how she got there. The boy tells her to find her friend and that he went to the great lake. Not knowing who she is or anything about her past she decided to head to the lake as the boy said. The word in the village is that the Queen, who was sentenced to death, was rescued by Sir Lancelot and he’s fled overseas pursued by King Arthur. Guinevere arrives at the lake to find Morgan, seemingly alone, discussed as Guinevere; however, Guinevere has no recollection of what she looks like so only sees what seems to be a familiar face. She approaches Morgan and asks if she know her and explains about her amnesia. Morgan plays along and pretends to be the friend she’s looking for. She tells her that Mordred will be here soon and they must kill him to save the king. Guinevere is reluctant but then the lady of the lake appears and tells her it is true. They tell her that the evil Morgan has placed an imposter queen on the throne and that the disguised Morgan is the genuine queen. Guinevere says that a Lancelot had just recued a queen and that the King has left to fight him; Morgan looks ecstatic at the news. She tells Guinevere that this means it’s the perfect time for her to kill Mordred but that she, Morgan, had to sort out other things. She tells Guinevere to kill the next man to enter the lake’s clearing and gives her a knife. Later on Amicus walks into the clearing and sees Guinevere. He hurries over explaining that he’d escaped
Morgan, knowing she’s fake, to come and free her but she’d gone. He embraces her, behind him Guinevere sees the Lady of the Lake. Amicus then goes to kiss her and as he does Guinevere stabs him in the back. She then suddenly remembers everything but it’s too late; Amicus dies in her arms. The Lady of the Lake, who was watching the whole event, then screams as the curse on her lifts. She tells Guinevere that someone had cursed her, making her corrupt Morgan and imprison Merlin. She tells Guinevere where to find Merlin. She gives her armour, a powerful sword and a horse as no doubt Morgan is still cursed and after her. Guinevere travels for a long time to the distant cave where Merlin is trapped and uses the power in the sword to free him. She explains the whole story as they travel back to Camelot. Before they arrive they find that Mordred has seized the throne and is moments from a great battle with Arthur. Merlin says there’s nothing they can do to stop it. He then asks who it was that cursed the Lady of the Lake. To find out they return to the lady herself. She refuses to talk but then breaks down to reveal that she’s ashamed to say she fell in love. A man then appears from the cave saying that he was then able to curse her in her exposed state. The man is Sir Kay, a large knight from King Arthur’s court who possesses magical skill. He reveals that Merlin had told him
that should Arthur and Mordred fight they would be evenly matched and both die. He developed a plan that meant he could take the throne and the Roman Empire as a beloved knight and never accused of murdering the great King Arthur. He’d sent most of the knights off after the Grail to make it even easier and use Mordred and his Mother to do all the dirty work. He says his plan is almost complete but now that he now needed to dispose of Merlin and Guinevere. The three then battle using a combination of magic and sword skills. Guinevere falls to the ground and sees the Lady of the Lake watching the battle just below the surface. Guinevere then crawls back leading Sir Kay to the edge of the lake. He draws up his arms for a finishing blow when the Lady of the Lake rises up, grabs him and pulls him under the water. Merlin and Guinevere hurry to the battle to find everyone dead. Morgan stands over the body of her son as he dies beside the also dying Arthur, being held by Sir Bedivere. Merlin explains that grief has the power to lift curses such as the on the Lady of the Lake and on Morgan. He tells Morgan that she must heal Arthur and she agrees but she wants to bury her son in Avalon first. She tells them to send Arthur down the stream to her in Avalon but he must stay with her there. The film ends as Guinevere, holding something of Amicus, watches Arthur float down stream to Avalon.
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