Camelot | E. Christopher Clark

Camelot

 

Camelot is northernmost and westernmost castle in The United Kingdom of Wonderland and has served as the seat of power for the province of Promiseland since its construction in 154. Built by King Arthur Pendragon upon his return to the city of Covenant with the legendary Sword of the River, Camelot is magnificent sight—a stronghold pulled straight from the imagination of King Arthur himself.

 

And yes, we mean that quite literally.

 

Using the near-limitless magics of his newfound sword, Arthur used the waters of the Bü‘ükopo Oadü to shape a small, rocky island into the most famous castle in Eden. He saw the castle in his head, clear as day, and he used the Sword to make it so.

 

Layout

The Bridge and Walls

The castle has two primary lines of defense. First is the long stone bridge which spans the small stretch of river between the castle and the city of Covenant. Second are the walls, massive granite things which surround the entire castle complex.

 

Three fortified gates allow entrance into the castle. Of these, the South Gate is the most commonly used. Situated at the end of the bridge between the castle and Covenant, it leads into the Great Hall of Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. The lesser-known and lesser-used North and East gates allow direct access to the river and are typically employed only in case of emergency.

 

Courtyards, Cathedrals, and Lesser Buildings

Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, while nominally a non-denominational house of worship open to Promiselanders of all faiths, is highly inspired by the Christian cathedrals which Arthur grew up hearing about—holy places his father, a refugee from the Earth-666 iteration of reality, had told him of. Located at the main entrance to the castle complex, it is the only part of Camelot that most commoners will ever stand inside.

 

To the north of the Cathedral is the most sprawling building of the bunch, a multi-purpose structure which houses the castle library, the armory, the crypts, and more—all of the things Arthur forgot to imagine until the last minute, all crammed into one place.

 

To the east of both the Cathedral and the multi-purpose structure is the Great Keep itself.

 

The Great Keep

The Great Keep houses the bedchambers of the monarch (or lord, in the years after Frieda Jacobs united the seven kingdoms of the south into one Wonderland). It is also home to Great Hall, a massive dining room for receiving guests and dignataries, and the Hall of Circles, the room in which Arthur’s famous Round Table is kept.

Founding Date
154
Type
Castle
Parent Location
Owning Organization

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Dec 7, 2023 16:48 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love that there is a whole mash of different rooms that he forgot to put in.

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Dec 7, 2023 17:52 by E. Christopher Clark

Thanks! That was a fun little accident. When I looked at the overhead view of the castle I created for the art, I realized there were really just three buildings. I could've just said there were more and added them in later, but I decided to have fun with the accidental limitation I'd set myself.

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Dec 9, 2023 05:47 by Tlcassis Polgara | Arrhynsia

Lol - Me too! I laughed out loud and thought - Lord that would SO be me - to forget stuff and have to cram it all in at the end! It's just like the formal dining room in your house that you keep putting stuff in and threatening to saw off instead of cleaning it out because it's too much work!

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Dec 9, 2023 11:40 by E. Christopher Clark

Hahaha, yes, exactly!

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Dec 12, 2023 15:12 by Chris L

I was not ready to find out that King Arthur created Camelot whole-cloth from his thoughts! What a cool concept, I gasped out loud!


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Dec 12, 2023 17:27 by E. Christopher Clark

Thank you! I don't know if I was prepared for that either, but I knew that he had one of the most powerful swords in existence, one which very few wielders truly understand, and then I was like, "What if he used it to its fullest extent?"

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Jan 7, 2024 17:04

I just enjoyed that Camelot. Indeed I did.

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Jan 8, 2024 11:46 by E. Christopher Clark

Thanks for the comment, Eddie, and for all the likes on the other articles too!

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