Caliburn

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Caliburn

Background

Caliburn is a master bladesmith in Britain. His daughter is Excalibur and his wife died in childbirth.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 4 Lady of the Lake played by Vincent Regan

Merlin finds Caliburn and tells him that he needs a sword for King Arthur. Caliburn tells him that Arthur will have to come himself if he wants a sword. Merlin tells him who he is and Caliburn agrees to make the sword. Caliburn tells Merlin that he used to be a famous warrior, but quit to make weapons, but even now he still sometimes gets the lust for battle. He asks Merlin how it feels to use his powers and Merlin tells him that it feels like an extra emotion. Merlin uses his powers to make the fire grow in the rock hearth and is caught by Excalibur. She asks him what he is doing and he puts a knife to her throat. Caliburn threatens Merlin and tells him that in the morning, he will have his sword ready. Caliburn finishes the sword and tells Merlin that he will give the sword to Arthur himself, but Merlin refuses. Caliburn tells Merlin that if he can't give Arthur the sword personally, then Arthur can't have it. They fight and Merlin kills Caliburn by making the forge fire engulf him in flames.