Vivian

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Vivian

Background

Vivian is a lady-in-waiting at Castle Pendragon in Britain. Her ancestors were Roman slaves brought to Britain.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 3 Guinevere played by Chipo Chung

Morgan has the torture chamber door broken down at her castle and Vivian tells her that King Uther tortured anyone who crossed him. Morgan asks Vivian if she liked Uther and Vivian says she respected him. Morgan then tells Vivian to purge anyone in the castle that she doesn't trust. Vivian rides into Camelot and tells King Arthur that Morgan invites him to her castle. Arthur tells her that he accepts, which upsets Merlin.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 4 Lady of the Lake played by Chipo Chung

Morgan and Vivian get ready to ride to Camelot to offer Guinevere a gift on her marriage. Morgan continues to experience pains in her body, but decides to go anyways. While they are riding, Morgan collapses and Vivian convinces her to go back to her castle. When they arrive at the castle, Sybil is waiting inside. Morgan orders Sybil taken out of the castle and she is thrown outside. Morgan wakes up from a nap and feels better and tells Vivian to get her food. Vivian tells her that Sybil will not leave and Morgan tells her that Sybil taught her when she was sent to a nunnery by Uther. As Morgan is eating, Vivian tells her that she is bleeding from her eyes. Morgan has Vivian bring Sybil into the castle.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 5 Justice played by Chipo Chung

Vivian carries Sybil into Morgan's castle and tells Morgan that Sybil was found outside. Morgan goes back into the hall and Merchant 2 and Ernald admit that even though they fly Arthur's pendant they are still attacked. She tells them that she will send a messenger to Arthur so that he can come and hear their stories. After the meeting, Vivian asks Morgan if she should send for a messenger, and Morgan tells her not too.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 6 Three Journeys played by Chipo Chung

Vivian tells Morgan that people have been waiting since sunrise to ask for favors. The first group to ask her judgement is Warin, Mary's Son, and Mary. Mary tells Morgan that she and Warin haven't been together for seven years and now he wants Mary's Son to help him with his farm. Warin thinks he should have Mary's Son, because he is old enough to work and is the only family he has. Morgan offers to buy Mary's Son and after Warin tries to haggle with her, Morgan gives Mary's Son to Mary.

Arwen arrives at Morgan's castle and demands to see Morgan immediately. Vivian walks in to Morgan's bedroom and tells Morgan that Arwen said she was in danger. Morgan walks into the main hall with Vivian and Sybil and Arwen accuses Sybil of being a devil. Arwen uncovers her face and reveals her burn scars. She says that her daughter was in the nunnery when Sybil set it on fire. Arwen tells Morgan that she wants justice and Sybil must be executed. Morgan angrily yells at Vivian about the revelation about Sybil. During the hearing, Sybil asks for forgiveness and says every year there was a ritual and in order to hide it from the priests, she set the nunnery on fire. Morgan gives her verdict and places Sybil's hand in the fire. Arwen wants more, but is told to leave.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 7 The Long Night played by Chipo Chung

Morgan brings Harwel to the dining area and has him tell Sybil his name and that he will do anything for her. Morgan then tells Vivian to get him prepared. 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. After dinner, Gawain goes back to watch over Arthur and the castle suddenly is attacked by flaming arrows. 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. As they sit in a circle, Sybil tells Morgan that Leontes loves Guinevere more than life itself and Morgan says that Camelot rests on Arthur's honor. Vivian tells them that they all confide in Queen Igraine. In the morning, Morgan's Captain returns and says that they defeated Aldwulf's men.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 8 Igraine played by Chipo Chung

Sybil asks Vivian how absolute her loyalty is to Morgan and then tells her that Morgan asked that she follow Sybil's requests without question. She tells her that Morgan is at Camelot and then shows her Igraine chained up. Igraine asks Vivian to help her, but Vivian walks away. While Igraine is escaping, Vivian sees her, but lets her escape.

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

Vivian asks Sybil how they will avoid punishment for kidnapping Igraine and Sybil tells her to give her total loyalty to Morgan.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 10 Reckoning played by Chipo Chung

Morgan arrives at Camelot with her entourage and Bridget tells her that Arthur is at Bardon Pass repelling an attack. A Camelot guard sees Igraine tied up and goes to untie her, but is stopped by a Pendragon guard and Sybil tells the crowd that Merlin and Igraine ransacked Castle Pendragon and threatened Morgan. Borin asks Morgan where Arthur is and that he heard rumors that Arthur fled with Guinevere. Morgan presents Arthur's sword to the crowd. Borin asks who will be the new ruler and Sybil nominates Morgan and she accepts. Morgan is about to be crowned queen when Arthur walks into the throne room. Morgan runs to him as if she is happy to see him, but he chastises the people for so quickly crowning a new leader and Merlin is released. Borin asks where Arthur was and Arthur tells Morgan to give him back his sword and crown. Morgan says he has lost the will of the people, but Brastias takes Arthur's sword from Vivian and the crown from Sybil. Gawain and Kay drag Wallace into the throne room and Wallace tells the crowd of Morgan's plan. Sybil tells everyone that she planned everything and Morgan knew of nothing.