How dare the Queen accuse me of asking for her love. I would never dishonor my lord, nor did I mean to offend him. I am an honest and honorable man. I am also very loyal. The Queen came to me to confess her love, and I told her to leave me be. What a silly idea that I would ever shame and betray my king by falling for the Queen. I have a love of my own, one who beats the love  and beauty of the Queen. How stupid it was of my to let my anger get the best of me, and let me speak those foolish words about my love for my lady. Our love was meant to stay a secret, otherwise I would lose her. The Queen angered me so with her talk of me having no desire for women. She was wrongly mistaken. She was a fool for accusing me of such ideas just because I rejected her love. Because of the Queen, I almost lost my lady, for she would not reveal herself to me once I spoke of the love we had for one another. I was ready for them to kill me after I thought I lost her. I told my lord that I did not seek the love of his Queen. I denied the preposterous lies that the Queen had made against me. I was given the chance to free myself by having my lady reveal herself, but I thought that was impossible. If the Queen did not accuse me of loving her, I would never have risked losing the love from my fairyqueen. Alas, my lady had come to set me free. She proved to everyone her beauty, and proved to the king that I did not love his Queen. How happy I was to see my lady come riding in on her horse. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever set eyes on. At the sight of her coming, I did not want to lose her yet again. Without hesitation I jumped and went with her off to Avalon. Since I did not show my honorable side, I am writing this letter for anyone in King Arthur’s court who wishes to see. I regret the words I said about the Queen. I did not mean to offend m lord; my intentions were to defend myself and protect my love. We now live happily together in Avalon, with all the riches we could imagine. -Lanval
 


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Uther
10/11/2013 6:02am


Lanval, you meant well young sir. More than most, I understand the agonizing torment of being kept from the one that you love. Although we, men, use reason as our guiding force, love is a funny thing. When I first laid eyes on my true love, I knew I would not find happiness until I had her as my own. There is however, a distinct difference between the two of us. I did engage in battle to win my queen, but I did this with great honor. You dishonored yourself, and your king. You must never disgrace yourself or your king young Lanval! A vassal must honor his king above else! Your anger got the best of you and you almost were imprisoned and almost lost your lady love because of it. The queen was foolish for making these accusations, and that’s the truth! She was in the wrong. But you must remember that you shamed her, and in turn you shamed the king. You must remember that a man’s honor is always being tested. Keep this in mind Lanval!
Uther

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Guinevere
10/11/2013 8:26am

Fool?! Ha! I'm a fool!? Your a funny man Lanval. So foolish to ever thing that this letter would get to my Arthur and he would actually believe that I would every had fallen for someone so faithless and rash! And my beauty! My beauty is over all the most beautiful creatures in the land. You can't compare my beauty to none, not even your imagination love that supposedly recused you from my charm. You are never welcome back here Lanval! Your apologize is not accepted by me. If your face is seen you will see no more. You have insulted me and so you have insulted the king and that will lead your to death. And your fairy love will be my poor servant and I would live happily after ever !

The Queen
Guinevere

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King Arthur
10/12/2013 5:58pm

It is true that a man must honor all who is above him. He must give his health and skills for the benefit of kingdom and his king. Too falter to betrayal is not upon his kingdom but upon his noble lineage. And to think love could cut so easily through your heart like silk, Lanval. To believe it is of the highest rank, MY WIFE?! Luckily, the court should take these accusations as nothing more than follies play. Your apology will be taken care of in its highest regard. I do not harbor the same hatred and anger as my wife. I'm quite forgiving but fortunes may tell me you're doing better, where ever the stars take you. May you be guided well Lanval.

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Tristan
11/22/2013 11:42am

Lanval,
Do not show fear my dear Lanval, for the honor of thy self will forever flourish! Though the word of a Queen will not be forgotten, the honor you have shown in your imprisonment proves enough of your truthfulness. I am more happy to hear that the lovely woman you gave your heart to came to your rescue, and I heard her beauty was great enough to set you free. Rest assured that your experience was not in vain, for now look at thee! thriving in the aisle of Avalon with the fairyqueen! I salut thee sir!

Tristan

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Ygrene
12/13/2013 6:22am

To love who you wish and whom the rest of the world sees you fit are two different paths entirely. I myself have felt this grief first hand, and for that I consider you to prevail graciously out of such honest suffering. It seems as though the Queen has taken advantage of your spirit, so noble and brightly lit in comparison to her black, muddy heart, only cleaned by thoughts of men confessing their love to her. You have stood true to the one that you truly love. This behavior does not always work in one's favor, especially in the graces of men. I am impressed by the favor that honor and the Lord has given you. Stay on the path to Avalon and never look back. Do not return the affections of any wicked force that attempts to turn you from your one true love. Not all of us are as lucky, to remain in arms forever with our first choice.

- Ygrene

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Sir Bedivere
12/16/2013 11:37am

Lanval,
I applaud your honor and Loyalty to King Arthur. We know and see you had no intentions to offend our valiant king. Do not allow anger to affect actions in the future, refusing the queen was a sort of test and you made the best choice. The queen actions could have brought chaos, allow yourself this fault. Your letter proves that you are truly a man who accepts a moment of weakness and moves on

Bedivere

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Isolde
12/18/2013 2:13am

I Agree, Queen or not, she was wrong. I myself was surprised at Guinevere’s behavior. She not only was so forward with her advances but upon rejection she behaved like a spoiled child and threw a tantrum, one of which could have cost an innocent man his freedom much more his life. Lanvall I applaud your efforts. Though I would like to offer one piece of advice, never doubt your love. I know things seemed bleak at some moments but she is your love and you are hers. There will be the Guinevere or whoever that will try to separate you from each other but you need to believe that when every thing is at it is grimmest she will be there. I believe that true love and justice, always prevails and your story is proof. I think your Fairy Queen asked you for secrecy not because she ever planned to really leave you but because she wanted the luxury of loving you with no quails of judgment for you and her. And for Guinevere I hope she learns to appreciate the love she has without supplementing or she just might lose everything.

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Gawain
12/18/2013 2:14am

Alas, I too know how it feels to be under the scrutiny of a certain woman. Sir Lanval, fret not. You have done your service to the king as well as you possibly could. In face of such accusations from the queen you have done your best to remain honest and honorable as you have said. I commend you for that. To do so in light of criticism and accusations from someone as prestigious as the queen herself is no small task. I pray that you find happiness in your love as you truly deserve it for all your hard work.

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Merlin
12/18/2013 7:45am

Lanval,
Your decision is respected beyond measure. Valiant of you to break traditional conduct expectations in the name of love. You see, the structures we hold so dear are weak in face of true love, no rules can ever contain it. Although you took a great risk in exposing your relationship (I mean, she totally bailed you out), things worked out in the end. Enjoy your life in Avalon. Merlin

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Sir Robin
12/18/2013 10:28am

Lanval, you are a hero to this brave Sir Robin, I Assure you. What you did was much more worthy than that of Lancelot, that coward, who fell in love with Queen Guinivere. No matter the acusations that you faced in the court I assure you that in my eyes you are a warrior, and a Great Knight, you were able to resist the Queen in order to be loyal, and I shall admire you for it. I cant say the same about the Coward Lancelot, as he not only was disloyal to the King, but embarresed himself in the process, that COWARD! Men like Lancelot are the ones I crave the most to chop into pieces, but you Lanval, will always be memorable. We will remember you always as the great loyal Knight. I assure you that you have been great, and those who know the true story will never forget. The Queen on the other hand is a rather shady character Lanval, but I assure you we live for the King, and this means that the great ones like us are the ones that will be remembered for bravery, and acts of good rather than evil.

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