In the corner of the tournament field, just after Shane and Olaf have finished their melee, Angus faces off against a trio of opponents in
an ultimate ninja a brawl. He easily drops the first one, dropkicks the second, and tosses the last competitor out of the ring, who lands ignominiously on Ealasaid.
Heading back to the tavern, those darned Gypsies continue to deprive the populace of their well-earned coin, and Angus wins a drinking contest. For some unknown reason, Shane seems peeved about this whenever the topic is mentioned.
After spending some time in Camelot, the party is finally summoned to the castle, where they hold a short conference with Gawainand Lancelot. Lancelot explains that Mordred is mobilizing in the North for war with Arthur, and Gawain leaves in a rush. The party quickly follow suit, but not before being given several shinies by a servant of Lancelot.
En route to Lothian, the party catches up with another set of “bandits” on the road who hint that they have dispatched Gawain, and will do the same to the party. After the dispatching is done, Gabrielle encourages much looting of bodies, and notes a blue cloth with a fleur-de-lis – Lancelot’s colors.
Shane attempts to track Gawain’s horse, and follows it to a stream where he finds the horse distraught beside a river.
Realizing they can do little to help Gawain at the moment, they continue north to Lothian, reaching it by the end of the day. There they find a large militia is indeed being gathered, and Mordred conferring with his captains. They tell him of Gawain’s uncertain fate, and their confrontation with men bearing Lancelot’s colors. He quickly dismisses them, isolating himself for the remainder of the day.