Arthur-the-horse

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“For the druids’ legends are true. Merlin is Emrys. A man destined for greatness. A man who will one day unite the powers of the old world and the new, and bring the time that the poets speak of. The time of Albion.”

“I have been waiting all these years for the arrival of a new time. The time of the Once and Future King.”

(insp)

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Gaius: What happened to the young boy who came into my chambers just a few years ago?
Merlin: He grew up, and he learned the meaning of duty.

based on this

Daily Monster 177: Afanc

Region of origin: Wales

The afanc is a lake monster, in turns a demon or dragon, utilized in various Welsh folklore and stories, although which actual lake it calls home varies heavily depending on the source. The tales often involved terrorizing and eating townsfolk, being mollified by beautiful maidens and finally slain by knights and heroes once it could be lured from the safety of its watery domain, including some stories attributing killing the beast to King Arthur himself; the site of which is memorialized by a hoof-print on the shore of Llyn Barfog supposedly left by Arthur’s horse Llamrai as she dragged the afanc out of the water.

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How many times before one of us can say it out loud? [insp.]