princess mithian

From left to right: queen Elena of Gawant, queen Guinevere Pendragon, queen Mithian of Nemeth, and queen Annis of Caerleon.

BBC’s Merlin always did a great job of introducing a tonne of princesses (to marry Arthur, naturally) but never indicated if they were their parents’ only children. Instead of adding previously unmentioned crown princes I vote for the next generation of monarchs in Albion to have a far greater female percentage.

When I started this I didn’t really have a theme in mind, but in the end it became subtly seasonal. Elena represents spring, Gwen is summer, Mithian’s autumn and Annis is winter. The dresses and crowns are supposed to be the garb they’d wear at someone’s coronation. Whose you ask? Why I don’t know, tbh.

As you can see in the designs I am completely unbiased and did not give Gwen most of the attention AT ALL /s

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Here are some queen dresses in detail! 

I didn’t like the design for Mithian’s dress so I decided to upgrade it to a gown worthy of a coronation. She’s wearing green because it’s her country’s banner colours. (I know how good she looks in white but imagine her in different colours, too!) And tbh these colours fit the autumn theme even better.

As for Elena, nothing really changed, I just showed the bottom of the dress. It’s quite layered and I noticed mistakes on the original so I fixed them.

Will I ever stop drawing outfits? Maybe. Likely not.

my fave merthur fics, all first time/getting together

Long Canon AU: 

  1. The World I Built For You: 32K, T, If I told you to execute Mordred, would you do it? Merlin wondered, losing himself in the blue of Arthur’s eyes. Can I save you like this, even if it damns me? you didn’t think s5 could get any more emotional but u were wrong
  2. Touch My Skin To Make Me Whole: 64K, E, The Kingdom of Essetir has once again fallen under new rule, and Arthur travels to visit its new king, determined to make peace. Unfortunately peace is the furthest thing from this new king’s mind. Arthur and Merlin are forced to navigate his every attempt to make Arthur a scapegoat in starting a war between Camelot and Essetir. The new king is treacherous though, and he may have just found the one weakness that will force Arthur’s hand. Note: AU Post Season 4 the ultimate hurt/comfort
  3. Stars Above, Stones Below: 47K, E,  After the disastrous end of his betrothal to Gwen and the regret of his offer to Princess Mithian, Arthur swears off finding a wife until he’s ready to wed. When Merlin offers himself to Arthur as bedmate, Arthur suggests they hand-fast in secret for a single year of mutual pleasure without obligation. As their year together unfolds, and secrets and betrayals unravel around them, Arthur and Merlin learn there is no such thing as uncomplicated pleasure. Everything they thought they knew can change in the span of a single year.

Short Canon AU: 

  1. Visiting Hunith: 9K, T, Five times Ealdor had visitors.
  2. Wager of Battle: 12K, M, When a knight-in-training mistakes Merlin for a common servant, Arthur is Most Displeased. Trial by combat ensues…but Arthur isn’t the one who takes up the sword.
  3. Beauty in the Ashes of Our Lives: 22K, T, After Merlin is executed for Uther’s murder, Arthur’s world falls apart.
  4. Apotheosis: 9K, T, magic reveal, love vs destiny

Modern AU:

  1. Serious Eyes, Suddenly Smiles: 11K, E, When you are young everything seems definite. You are either in or out. Finishing up at university or messing up your whole future.
  2. Unsteady: 10K, T, merlin is a private investigator for arthur, who’s dating sophia
  3. Perfect: 15K, E, infidelity, internalized homophobia

Reincarnation:

  1. Do Not Go Gentle: 5K, T, “Don’t you understand?” He shakes her. “I cared more about him than I did about his kingdom, more than I ever cared about magic – or anything. I didn’t care about Arthur the legend; I didn’t care about Arthur the King of Camelot. I only cared about Arthur the man.” His chest is hurting. He can’t get enough air. “I fucked up, Gwen, and I’m sorry. Do you want that in writing?” 
  2. The Heart You Call Home: 16K, M, Arthur writing about stories he can only barely remember, Merlin, depressed and with major survivors guilt, finds them, much angst

Historical AU (honestly i love historical aus, that’s why there are so many here):

  1. Gaudy: 6K, G, political AU in the 1960s thru 1997, honestly the best characterizations of all time
  2. A West-Country Romance: 91K, E, Poldark AU
  3. True Heart of Wexford: 21K, E, Wexford, 1798, Merlin is the Catholic groundskeeper on a manor belonging to Anglo-Irish aristocrat Arthur Pendragon. While Merlin’s day job entails looking after Arthur’s property, he’s also involved with the United Irishmen. Political upheaval is about to plunge the country into turmoil. In the midst of all this stands Arthur Pendragon, who’s become Merlin’s staunch friend in spite of everything that divides them: faith, class, position, and obligation.
  4. Something Worth Fighting For: 21K, E, Set during World War II. Arthur is sent to the front lines to fight for Britain, while Merlin is left behind, struggling to cope with the absence of his best friend. Seeking to give Arthur some comfort, Merlin begins to send him pieces of a story, which tells of a legendary King and his devoted manservant.Through their letters, Arthur and Merlin grow closer, and perhaps begin to discover feelings that they could not put into words before. 
  5. Yet The Man Would At Once Run Away With Your Heart: 4K, M,  Mordred comes to stay at Avalon Hall and takes a shine to Merlin. Arthur is most unimpressed by this turn of events.

Smut:

  1. Merlin’s Place: 3K, bath
  2. Brighter When We Come: 4K, bath
  3. Night Sky Changing Overhead: 5K, bath
  4. What I Want You’ve Got, It Might Be Hard to Handle: 3K, magic made them do it (100% consenual tho)
  5. The Dirty Little Things You Say: 9K, arthur gets so turned on from merlin’s dirty talk
  6. At Our Best When It’s From The Hips: 13K, loss of virginity
  7. Solace: 1K, bath

High school/Teenage AU: 

  1. Out of Body: 53K, E, Finding out that his best friend is gay shouldn’t be a big deal. But then, catching Merlin wanking to gay porn shouldn’t turn Arthur on, either. With his plans for uni in shambles and his position on the high school footie team lost to injury, Arthur’s determined not to disappoint his father any further. Running away from Merlin seems like the easiest thing to do, but his denial might cost him everything. the teenage au you’ve been dreaming of
  2. Should You Choose to Accept It: 11K, T, so pure, childhood friends to falling out in middle school to falling in love in high school
  3. A Personal History of Midwestern Running: 20K, T, hahah the ending kills me every time, the one where arthur teaches merlin how to run

C'mere Merlin has pretty much died off on my dash and I’m really sad that means the fandom is kind of disappearing since the show ended the way it did a few ears back…so pls pls reblog/like this if you reblog

-Anything BBC Merlin

-Arthurian legend in general

-Literally any non-incestuous ship past that I’ll ship anything

-Esp Merlin/Arthur though I won’t lie

I’ll almost definitely follow you, especially if you write fic!

UPDATE: Due to the large amount of notes this post got, sorry but there’s no way I can follow over 100 new people! My dash would be clogged and nothing but Merlin. I’m leaving this up in case any of you want to follow each other but there’s not really much point liking/reblogging at this stage! Sorry guys.
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re·in·car·na·tion rē-inkärˈnāSHən/ noun
  1. the rebirth of a soul in a new body.
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Merlin Ships Fest {Mithian/Elena}

Day 3: Parallels {Both Mithian and Elena are betrothed to Arthur Pendragon. In both cases, the marriage is called off.}