Leontes

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Leontes

Background

Leontes is a knight in Britain. He is engaged to Guinevere.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 1 Homecoming played by Philip Winchester

King Arthur, Merlin and Kay arrive at Camelot and they walk into the great hall of Camelot and meet the warriors who have sworn allegiance to Arthur, Ulfius, Leontes, Brastias, and Pellinor among others including Uriens. Leontes tells Arthur that King Uther was a great man and they give their loyalty to him. King Lot and Morgan arrive at the castle and Morgan denies that Arthur is Uther's son. Queen Igraine walks into the hall and says that Arthur is her and Uther's son and Lot and Morgan leave. Morgan, Lot, Scotland and others arrive with their armies and Morgan tells Arthur to leave or he will lose everything. Arthur demands their allegiance and respect and Lot has the body of Lot's Outrider brought into the hall and tells Arthur that the Outrider was his eldest son. Arthur's Foster Mother is brought into the hall and Lot stabs her dead. Lot tells Arthur that he has five days or his family and friends will be slaughtered.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 2 The Sword and the Crown played by Philip Winchester

Arthur and Kay mourn at the casket of Arthur's Foster Mother. As Leontes and Ulfius are about to close her tomb, Arthur starts to blame himself for her death. Merlin tells him that Lot murdered her so Arthur would give up. Arthur tells the others to leave while he stays to mourn. In the morning, Arthur, Kay, Merlin and Leontes go to where a sword is stuck inside the top of a waterfall. Merlin tells the legend of the sword, that whoever pulls it from the stone shall be the king to reunite Britain. Kay throws a rope over a stump jutting out of the cliff and ties the other end around Arthur.

A Naysayer tells Merlin that Kay pulling Arthur up the waterfall is cheating. Leontes tells Merlin that even if Arthur pulls the sword, there is no way for him to come back down safely. More people gather to watch Arthur's attempt and the Naysayer says that Arthur will fail. Arthur makes it to the sword and pulls the sword out, but then falls to the lake below. Leontes pulls him from the lake, but Arthur is unconscious. Merlin tells Leontes to light the beacon and to tell everyone that Arthur has retrieved the sword. After he recovers, Arthur has his coronation ceremony and the Archbishop crowns Arthur king. Kay is made marshal of England, and Ector and Leontes are made champions. Arthur and Guinevere walk to the edge of the castle and while they are talking, Leontes joins them and Arthur finds out that Guinevere and Leontes are engaged. Arthur walks back into the castle and notices suspicious men in hoods and a battle breaks out. Pellinor is killed by Lot who then fights Ector. Lot fatally stabs Ector, who then sticks a dagger through Lot's neck.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 3 Guinevere played by Philip Winchester

Leontes walks up to Arthur in a hurry and then takes him to see Guinevere and Bridget. Leodegrance tells Arthur about the bandit attack and Leontes asks if they can stay at Camelot. Merlin says no, but Arthur says they can stay. Leodegrance mentions Guinevere and Leontes' upcoming marriage and Merlin insists they have the wedding at Camelot. Leontes tells Kay that they should recruit Gawain to boost morale. Kay and Leontes find Gawain in an old church and they initially fight each other. They tell him about Arthur defeating Lot and pulling the sword from the stone. As Kay and Leontes are leaving, Gawain offers to join them if Kay teaches him how to read. Arthur presides over Guinevere and Leontes' wedding. After the wedding, Guinevere and Leontes have sex and he notices she bled.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 4 Lady of the Lake played by Philip Winchester

The day after the wedding, Guinevere asks Leontes when they can leave Camelot and he tells her that Arthur needs him at Camelot for the time being. Gawain asks Arthur what he and his warriors are fighting for and Arthur tells him freedom. Gawain tells Arthur to show him how he fights, easily beats him and breaks Arthur's sword. Merlin says that Arthur needs a sword fit for a king and Gawain suggests he get a sword from Caliburn. Gawain continues to train Arthur's warriors and while training Kay, cuts him in the arm with a blade on his shield. As Arthur chastises Gawain, Gawain pulls out a knife and puts it to his throat. Kay, Leontes, Brastias, and Ulfius pull their swords on Gawain, who releases Arthur. Arthur goes to the training grounds and challenges Leontes to a fight as the other warriors watch. Leontes wins, but when he is walking away, Arthur kicks him in the back and puts a knife to his throat and says to never give in and stares up at Guinevere. Merlin returns with the sword and tells the others that he found Caliburn dead and rode to a lake where he saw an arm sticking out of the lake holding the sword and that its name is Excalibur.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 5 Justice played by Philip Winchester

Arthur's tribunal starts and Ewan is the first to speak and says that Wade was a good man, while Colfur is a trouble maker. Arthur asks Ewan why the fight started and Colfur tells him that he hit Wade first. Ewan says that Colfur rented the land and owed tithes. Colfur refuses to answer why he attacked Wade and Arthur calls for a break in the tribunal. Gawain and Leontes believe Colfur is guilty, but Kay thinks there is something else going on. The tribunal begins again and Colfur tells the whole story and he is banished from Exham. As Gawain is helping Colfur and Katelyn move, Ewan and a group of men confront them. Ewan attacks Gawain and a fight starts. Arthur, Kay and Leontes arrive to help Gawain. Arthur defeats Ewan's men and declares to the villagers that they are now under Camelot's protection.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 6 Three Journeys played by Philip Winchester

Brastias, Ulfius, Leontes, Gawain and Kay are putting up banners with the Pendragon logo on them when Merlin rides up and tells them that they are going to Kay's old home to retrieve Ector's books. As Merlin and the others are riding, they come across a camp that was attacked. They find Herlewin still alive, but his wife dead. Merlin tells Herlewin that he is dying and Kay asks Merlin to use his powers. Merlin refuses to and Gawain snaps Herlewin's neck. Merlin explains his powers to the others and how using magic comes with a cost. Kay and the others ride into Kay's old home and find it plundered and the books gone. Merlin tells Gawain that his powers bring him into the dark, but Gawain tells him that he must use his powers just like they do. Kay has a dream of Ector reading to him and Arthur and when he wakes up, sees a spectral image of Ector. He follows the image which leads him to a hidden basement and the books. Kay and the others pack the books up and ride back to Camelot. As Leontes is riding, he is thrown from his horse and dislocates his shoulder, Merlin uses magic to distract him and Gawain puts his arm back into its socket.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 7 The Long Night played by Philip Winchester

Arthur, Kay, Igraine, Merlin, Guinevere, Leontes, Gawain, Brastias, Ulfius, and Bridget ride to Morgan's castle. During the feast Arthur's men get drunk and Morgan offers her love and devotion to Arthur. Dancers start dancing in front of the group and at the end of the dance stick swords in front of the diners. The Dancers leave with most of Arthur's men except, Arthur himself, and Leontes.

After dinner, Gawain goes back to watch over Arthur and the castle suddenly is attacked by flaming arrows. A Girl is surrounded by flames and Arthur goes to save her. Everyone gathers for a meeting and Morgan wonders who is attacking her and Merlin thinks Aldwulf, a warrior king from the east might be behind the attack. Guinevere asks Leontes if her and Bridget can help. Harwel, who was part of the scouting group, returns wounded and says that Aldwulf is preparing to attack.

Morgan sends some of her soldiers out of the castle, leaving even fewer people to defend the castle. Guinevere offers to fight and Brastias and the other warriors help her, Bridget and the Dancers how to fight. Gawain is about to leave when Leontes orders him to stay, they start fighting, but are stopped by Arthur. Leontes tells Gawain that during a battle he killed a boy and later asked God for forgiveness. In the morning, Morgan's Captain returns and says that they defeated Aldwulf's men. Arthur and the others ride back to Camelot.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 8 Igraine played by Philip Winchester

As Igraine is walking through Camelot, Leontes says hello to her. While Arthur, Kay, Gawain, Leontes, Brastias and Ulfius are riding, Brastias tells them one of the Dancers told him that she would visit him. They separate into two groups to go hunting and decide to have a competition on what group catches more food. Arthur and Leontes shoot come pheasants, while Gawain, Brastias and Ulfius catch a stag. Arthur and his group discuss having a representative from each villager that can represent their village's cause to Camelot. During the night, Leontes is woken up by a large snarling wolf. He pulls out his sword and the wolf disappears. In the morning, he tells the others about the wolf and tells them that the wolf spared him, because it has a purpose for him. Back at Camelot as Leontes is praying, Igraine reveals to him that Guinevere and Arthur had an affair.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 9 The Battle of Bardon Pass played by Philip Winchester

Guinevere wakes up and sees Leontes staring at her and he asks her if she had an affair with Arthur. She at first denies it, but then admits to it. Leontes grabs his sword and as he is walking, runs into Merlin. Leontes tells Merlin what happened and Merlin tells him that he will deal with Arthur. Guinevere apologizes to Leontes for cheating on him, but he doesn't believe it was only once and tells her that Igraine was the one that told him. Merlin tracks down Leontes and tells him about the attack on Bardon Pass, but Leontes plans on leaving Camelot. He agrees to go, but tells Merlin that he will leave Camelot when they return. Arthur and his men head to Bardon Pass.

Albion shows Arthur and his men a secret way to Bardon pass and Brastias is almost struck by Griffith, who thinks he is the enemy. Guinevere rides to Bardon Pass and Kay figures out that Arthur cheated with Guinevere. Arthur admits to it to the others and Kay tells him he isn't a worthy king or brother. Wallace gives Arthur the chance to surrender, but Arthur refuses. Harwel and the mercenaries attack and Mercenary 4 attacks Guinevere, but is killed by Leontes. Hilda is shot by an arrow during the attack. Harwel calls for a retreat, but before they do, Ulfius is killed and Kay is shot by Harwel with an arrow. Arthur tells the others to retreat while he stays behind.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 10 Reckoning played by Philip Winchester

Gawain and the survivors of the battle of Bardon Pass arrive at the location where they are to rendezvous with Arthur. Leontes tends to Kay's wound and he and the others realize that Arthur stayed behind to prove himself to them. Guinevere tends to Hilda's wound and Leontes shows her how to tend an arrow wound. Arthur manages to kill a few of them and Leontes joins him in the fight. Arthur and Leontes are surrounded, but are then joined by the rest of Arthur's men. Harwel's men retreat and as Harwel is about to shoot Arthur with an arrow, Leontes gets in front of the arrow. Gawain kills Harwel and Leontes tells Arthur to treasure Guinevere and then dies.