Myrddin Emrys

Walking deux ex machina


A prophet and a madman said to be born of a mortal woman sired by an incubus, most believe he is just a myth. According to legend, Myrddin Emrys was sought out when King Vortigern was trying to erect a tower. The tower always collapsed before completion, and his wise men told him the only solution was to sprinkle the foundation with the blood of a child born without a father. The druid, Myrddin, was rumored to be such a child, but when brought before the king, he revealed the real reason for the tower’s collapse: below the foundation was a lake containing two dragons who fought a battle representing the struggle between the Saecsens and the Britons, which struggle suggested that the tower would never stand under the leadership of Vortigern, but only under that of Artorius Aurelianus.

Does he actually exist? No one knows though his name is often invoked as being responsible whenever trouble arises.

Heddwyn ap Idris knows that he does and their paths have crossed more than a few times. Thus far, the younger man has never learned why Myrddin’s eyes are the strange blue-upon-blue color that they are…

Myrddin Emrys

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