Merlin (pictured in the beautiful drawing by Alan Lee above) is a figure intimately connected with forests in Arthurian lore. After the disastrous Battle of Arderydd, Merlin goes mad and spends years as a wild man in the woods, living.
OWAIN: inspired by the tale of Cynon, set off in search of the Castle Fountain, which was guarded by the Black Knight. He passed through the fairest vale until he saw a shining castle on the hill. [Illustration by Alan Lee