"Part One: The Last of Camelot": The last day has come to Camelot. An unstoppable army of pale-skinned fairies has arrived, King Arthur is dead, and the remaining knights of the Broken Table are facing a fight they cannot win. But still, they fight - for the alternative is a dishonorable life, a
- There is not one knight in all of Avalon whose heart is less than pure!
- -- Sir Justin
Appearing in "Part One: The Last of Camelot"
- Shining Knight (Ystin) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Part One: The Last of Camelot"
The last day has come to Camelot. An unstoppable army of pale-skinned fairies has arrived, King Arthur is dead, and the remaining knights of the Broken Table are facing a fight they cannot win. But still, they fight - for the alternative is a dishonorable life, and they cannot fathom such an existence.
In the bowels of the fairy castle, Sir Ystin, schoolboy of Avalon, and his winged steed Vanguard, are sneaking through the defenses. Armed with a "true lantern", they are able to weaken the zombies the castle sets to stop him. Finding the main chamber, Ystin sees the Cauldron of Rebirth, which can turn the tide against the invaders. However, he is met by Gloriana Tenebrae, "Fairest-Of-Them-All" and leader of the invasion. She wears the sword Caliburn Ex Calibur, despite not being able to wield it. Ystin grabs it from her and stabs her with it, but she escapes by flowing into the substance of the castle itself.
Ystin grabs the cauldron and throws it through a nearby window, planning to fly out and catch it before it hits the ground, but Gloriana shouts that he has no idea what he's doing...
Ystin emerges from the castle over Los Angeles. The culture shock lone stuns Vanguard so that they both hit the ground. The police arrive and arrest Ystin for causing a disturbance, dismissing Vanguard as a bad surgical case. Before he has stood on his own two feet for five minutes, Ystin has already been shunted 10,000 years into the future and dismissed as a lie...
- This book was first published on March 9, 2005.
- There is a theory that the team of knights presented here is supposed to mirror the Justice League. Speecifically, with King Arthur as Aquaman, Launcelot of the Long Arm as Superman, and Gawain the Silent Knight as Batman.
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