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Arthurian legends

Lancelot

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A Disambiguation of Elaines by Raspberryhunter

'Elaine Garlot walks to the computer, ejects the code-chip with Elaine Astolat's algorithms stored on it, and grinds it underfoot.' Why are there so many Elaines in the Arthur myths? Raspberryhunter's answer reads as if Lois McMaster Bujold were setting the legend on a Jackson's Whole populated almost entirely by women, with all the complicated relationships you'd expect

[Added 12/08/2015; Drama; 2500-6000; Arthurian legends; Characters: Elaine of Corbenic, Elaine of Astolat, Guinevere, Lancelot, Elaine of Garlot, Elaine of Benoic, Morgan le Fay, Galahad]

The Water-Horse by Thamiris

Thamiris creates a rich medieval atmosphere using modern colloquial language – a truly enchanting tale!

[Added 13/01/2005; Drama; 6000-20,000; Arthurian legends; Characters: Gawain, Bertilak, Lancelot, Guenevere, Arthur, Bors, Bedivere, Dagonet, OCs]

What Is And What Seems To Be by Lesserstorm

'She is a tool his king has provided for him, a weapon to his hand.' This original & clever tale completely reimagines Guinevere. The results are enthralling

[Added 21/07/2009; Drama; 2500-6000; Arthurian legends; Characters: Guinevere, Lancelot, Arthur, Myrddin (Merlin), OC]