History Series / Kaamelott

28th Nov '17 10:15:49 AM Gosicrystal
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* ByNoIMeanYes: Frequently done out of sarcasm, clumsiness, or plain stupidity. Also, King Loth is particularly proficient in it, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder considering no sane person would trust his statements at face value]].
-->'''Loth:''' ''[fed up, having to explain something for the umpteenth time]'' I don't want to rush to the Stone in order to unsheath Excalibur; I fear people might see me as power-hungry.\\
'''Dagonet:''' ''[candid]'' You're not power-hungry?\\
'''Loth:''' ''[same tone]'' I am; I just have trouble living with it.



* NoExceptYes: Frequently done out of sarcasm, clumsiness, or plain stupidity. Also, King Loth is particularly proficient in it, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder considering no sane person would trust his statements at face value]].
-->'''Loth:''' ''[fed up, having to explain something for the umpteenth time]'' I don't want to rush to the Stone in order to unsheath Excalibur; I fear people might see me as power-hungry.\\
'''Dagonet:''' ''[candid]'' You're not power-hungry?\\
'''Loth:''' ''[same tone]'' I am; I just have trouble living with it.
24th Oct '17 10:36:43 AM StFan
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* MagnificentBastard: Several, despite the sheer amount of idiocy among the characters. The main one, and the most recurring one, is Arthur; the best examples can be found in the SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome section.
24th Oct '17 10:29:07 AM StFan
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* AwfulWeddedLife: A variation with Léodagan and Séli, in that they're just as horrible to each other as they are to others, and they often agree on certain subjects, like getting their children high positions in Arthur's court. They disagree on the rest, and Leodagan is actually more likely to side with his son-in-law than his wife on most of them.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: A variation with Léodagan and Séli, in that they're just as horrible to each other as they are to others, and they often agree on certain subjects, like getting their children high positions in Arthur's court. They disagree on the rest, and Leodagan Léodagan is actually more likely to side with his son-in-law than his wife on most of them.



* BadBadActing: Yvain and Gauvain, wearing absolutely ludicrous flower and bee costumes, rehearse a play for the spring festival. Bohort, of course, thinks it's great; Arthur looks like he's thinking maybe setting a guy on fire (Leodagan's suggestion for the entertainment) wasn't such a bad idea.

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* BadBadActing: Yvain and Gauvain, wearing absolutely ludicrous flower and bee costumes, rehearse a play for the spring festival. Bohort, of course, thinks it's great; Arthur looks like he's thinking maybe setting a guy on fire (Leodagan's (Léodagan's suggestion for the entertainment) wasn't such a bad idea.



** Léodagan. All the time. Case in point: Seli says he never learned to say "thank you" in Pict (her mother tongue), he counters that he doesn't say it at all, he's not about to learn it in a different language.

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** Léodagan. All the time. Case in point: Seli Séli says he never learned to say "thank you" in Pict (her mother tongue), he counters that he doesn't say it at all, he's not about to learn it in a different language.



** While eating with his parents and Arthur is off at the wifeswap ceremony, Gauvain wonders what will become of his parents once they're no longer the king's in-laws. Leodagan and Seli both get OhCrap expressions and haul ass for the ceremony.

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** While eating with his parents and Arthur is off at the wifeswap ceremony, Gauvain wonders what will become of his parents once they're no longer the king's in-laws. Leodagan Léodagan and Seli Séli both get OhCrap expressions and haul ass for the ceremony.



** Notably, Percival is the only knight not to make the attempt, but tell off Karadoc for trying.

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** Notably, Percival Perceval is the only knight not to make the attempt, but tell off Karadoc for trying.



** Angles are another barbarian tribe trying to invade Britannia... not the angles of the map. Surprisingly, Percival is the one to point this out... which leads Arthur to point out that yes, they are, but in this case they aren't.

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** Angles are another barbarian tribe trying to invade Britannia... not the angles of the map. Surprisingly, Percival Perceval is the one to point this out... which leads Arthur to point out that yes, they are, but in this case they aren't.



** Perceval somehow manages to go around introducing himself as "Provençal le Gaulois" (Provencal the Gaul) instead of "Perceval le Gallois" (Percival of Wales).

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** Perceval somehow manages to go around introducing himself as "Provençal le Gaulois" (Provencal (Provençal the Gaul) instead of "Perceval le Gallois" (Percival of Wales).
24th Oct '17 12:56:49 AM Chabal2
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: While messing around in Merlin's laboratory, Perceval and Karadoc come up with a potion that gives them silly high-pitched voices... and makes them invulnerable.



* AwfulWeddedLife: A variation with Léodagan and Séli, in that they're just as horrible to each other as they are to others, and they often agree on certain subjects, like getting their children high positions in Arthur's court.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: A variation with Léodagan and Séli, in that they're just as horrible to each other as they are to others, and they often agree on certain subjects, like getting their children high positions in Arthur's court. They disagree on the rest, and Leodagan is actually more likely to side with his son-in-law than his wife on most of them.



* BadBadActing: Yvain and Gauvain, wearing absolutely ludicrous flower and bee costumes, rehearse a play for the spring festival. Bohort, of course, thinks it's great; Arthur looks like he's thinking maybe setting a guy on fire wasn't such a bad idea.

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* BadBadActing: Yvain and Gauvain, wearing absolutely ludicrous flower and bee costumes, rehearse a play for the spring festival. Bohort, of course, thinks it's great; Arthur looks like he's thinking maybe setting a guy on fire (Leodagan's suggestion for the entertainment) wasn't such a bad idea.



** Letting Guenièvre realize there isn't marzipan anymore, after she ate it all, is NOT a good idea.

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** Letting Guenièvre realize there isn't any marzipan anymore, left, after she ate it all, is NOT a good idea.



** The innkeeper's almost entirely blind to Perceval and Karadoc's faults, claiming the patronage of Knights of the Round Table gives his establishment a certain amount of class (by his own admission, he mostly serves bums). Then he sees their combined tab is worth more than the value of the entire inn (including the terrain).
* {{BFS}}: Father Blaise is seen waving one around when there are people pissing outside the chapel.

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** The innkeeper's almost entirely blind to Perceval and Karadoc's faults, claiming the patronage of Knights of the Round Table gives his establishment a certain amount of class (by his own admission, he mostly serves bums). Then he sees their combined tab is worth more than the value of the entire inn (including the terrain).
land it's built on).
* {{BFS}}: Father Blaise is seen waving one around when there are people outside pissing outside on the chapel.



* BiologicalMashup: After discovering he has the title "the Boar of Cornwall" despite his name meaning "bear", Arthur orders Father Blaise to change it. He does not consider Arthur "half boar, half-bear" to be an improvement.



** Léodagan. All the time.

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** Léodagan. All the time. Case in point: Seli says he never learned to say "thank you" in Pict (her mother tongue), he counters that he doesn't say it at all, he's not about to learn it in a different language.



** Lancelot in an episode, toward Arthur.

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** Lancelot in an episode, the episode where he leaves, toward Arthur.



* BullyingADragon: The Witch Hunter whom, because of his religious fanaticism and his hatred toward magic, throughout the show attacks and/or tries to coerce/intimidate both Arthur and Merlin. Granted, the first is the most tolerant and liberal king in the world, and the latter is a rather IneptMage. Yet, bullying someone in charge of a country, invested of a holy mission by the gods, or a man with ''freaking magic powers'' is still a spectacularly bad idea.
* BurnTheWitch: The Witch Hunter (le Répurgateur)'s shtick. To the point that ''everybody'' he accuses of witchcraft would end up at the stake if Arthur doesn't put a stop to it. In a pilot episode, he tries this ''on Arthur himself'', naturally resulting in the Witch Hunter ending at the stake himself. (Too bad Arthur didn't follow up with actually burning him.)

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* BullyingADragon: BullyingADragon:
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The Witch Hunter whom, because of his religious fanaticism and his hatred toward magic, throughout the show attacks and/or tries to coerce/intimidate both Arthur and Merlin. Granted, the first is the most tolerant and liberal king in the world, and the latter is a rather IneptMage. Yet, bullying someone in charge of a country, invested of a holy mission by the gods, or a man with ''freaking magic powers'' is still a spectacularly bad idea.
* BurnTheWitch: The Witch Hunter (le Répurgateur)'s shtick. To the point that ''everybody'' he accuses of witchcraft would end up at the stake if Arthur doesn't put a stop to it. In a pilot episode, he tries this ''on Arthur himself'', himself'' (after Arthur points out he uses a magic sword), naturally resulting in the Witch Hunter ending at the stake himself. (Too bad Arthur didn't follow up with actually burning him.)



** Perceval is fond of totally unplayable games like "Contre-sirop" (Counter-syrup), "Raitournelle" (Raitornello), The Pélican (which involves filing a hundred artichokes from the smoothest to the most rough), and anything with lots of dice.

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** Perceval is fond of totally unplayable games like "Contre-sirop" (Counter-syrup), "Raitournelle" (Raitornello), The Pélican (which involves filing a hundred artichokes from the smoothest to the most rough), roughest), and anything with lots of dice.



** Early in the series, Karadoc teaches Perceval his very personal strategy to avoid looking like a idiot when he doesn't understand what he's told: answering a non-committal "That ain't wrong..." and letting his interlocutor assume he understood just fine. Given Perceval's utter stupidity, he uses it quite often... Expect it at least once in any conversation he has with anyone smarter than him (i.e. basically everyone).

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** Early in the series, Karadoc teaches Perceval his very personal strategy to avoid looking like a idiot when he doesn't understand what he's told: told or a complicated word shows up: answering a non-committal "That ain't wrong..." and letting his interlocutor assume he understood just fine. Given Perceval's utter stupidity, he uses it quite often... Expect it at least once in any conversation he has with anyone smarter than him (i.e. basically everyone).



* DoubleStandard: Elias shows up to demand a sacrifice (Guenièvre) to appease a wolf spirit. Arthur calls out Lancelot for his principles.

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* DoubleStandard: Elias shows up to demand a sacrifice (Guenièvre) to appease a wolf spirit. spirit, Lancelot emphatically refuses. Arthur calls out Lancelot for his principles.it.



* DubNameChange: Subverted in that it's the original and not a dub, but of course, all the characters have the French version of their name. Guinevere/Guenièvre, Bors/Bohort, Leodagrance/Léodagan, Percival/Perceval, Gwaine/Gauvain, Ygraine/Ygerne... Karadoc is a dated translation of Galahad, however many doubt it'd be him, especially considering that [[AdaptationInducedPlothole Percival and him are the same age]]. Of course, the genealogy changes are fully embraced. Averted with some characters like Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin, Uther, the Lady of the Lake [[spoiler:(Vivian)]] or King Loth whose names are the same in both English and French, if pronounced differently.

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* DubNameChange: Subverted in that it's the original and not a dub, but of course, all the characters have the French version of their name. Guinevere/Guenièvre, Bors/Bohort, Leodagrance/Léodagan, Percival/Perceval, Gwaine/Gauvain, Ygraine/Ygerne... Karadoc is a dated translation of Galahad, however many doubt it'd be him, especially considering that [[AdaptationInducedPlothole Percival and him he are the same age]]. Of course, the genealogy changes are fully embraced. Averted with some characters like Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin, Uther, the Lady of the Lake [[spoiler:(Vivian)]] or King Loth whose names are the same in both English and French, if pronounced differently.



* TheDungAges: Arthur is one of the rare few in the series remotely concerned about personal hygiene. Some supporting characters have never taken a bath in their lives, and are in fact unacquainted with the very concept. "Saponides et détergents" has Arthur force Roparhz and Guethenoc to take a bath ("Why'd they put a watering trough inside?" "And upstairs too?") so they'll be presentable for a delegation to the Roman emperor. Roparhz reveals he's been wearing the same shirt for fifteen years (without removing it), and later we're told that after changing the bathwater ''three times'' it's still black with a layer of grease.

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** While eating with his parents and Arthur is off at the wifeswap ceremony, Gauvain wonders what will become of his parents once they're no longer the king's in-laws. Leodagan and Seli both get OhCrap expressions and haul ass for the ceremony.
* TheDungAges: TheDungAges:
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Arthur is one of the rare few in the series remotely concerned about personal hygiene. Some supporting characters have never taken a bath in their lives, and are in fact unacquainted with the very concept. "Saponides et détergents" has Arthur force Roparhz and Guethenoc to take a bath ("Why'd they put a watering trough inside?" "And upstairs too?") so they'll be presentable for a delegation to the Roman emperor. Roparhz reveals he's been wearing the same shirt for fifteen years (without removing it), and later we're told that after changing the bathwater ''three times'' it's still black with a layer of grease.



** The ''Dies iræ'' pilot movie has several notable differences: Yvain's actor is a servant, the cook is a more prominent character, the characters complain about having ''too much'' meat in their diet...

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** The ''Dies iræ'' pilot movie has several notable differences: Yvain's actor is a servant, the cook is a more prominent character, the characters (Karadoc included) complain about having ''too much'' meat in their diet...



* ExcaliburInTheStone: Yes, in this version of the Arthurian myths, the sword Arthur pulled from the stone always was Excalibur. The exact details of this event are told in Livre VI, the prequel season. He can also put it back in the stone, letting anyone in the Realm to try pulling it out -- and by their failure, remind the people that he's TheChosenOne of the gods.

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* ExcaliburInTheStone: ExcaliburInTheStone:
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Yes, in this version of the Arthurian myths, the sword Arthur pulled from the stone always was Excalibur. The exact details of this event are told in Livre VI, the prequel season. He can also put it back in the stone, letting anyone in the Realm to try pulling it out -- and by their failure, remind the people that he's TheChosenOne of the gods.gods.
** Notably, Percival is the only knight not to make the attempt, but tell off Karadoc for trying.



** Perceval once faints when Arthur gave him a compliment. He has to bring him back to repeatedly slapping him him while yelling [[PunctuatedPounding "Wake up! You are a disgrace!"]]

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** Perceval once faints when Arthur gave him a compliment. He Arthur has to bring him back to repeatedly slapping him him while yelling [[PunctuatedPounding "Wake up! You are a disgrace!"]]



** Hervé de Rinel. At first, he was the less talkative Knight of the Round Table. Then, in Livre III, he became quite an idiot. Then, in Livre IV and V, he became so idiotic that even the chief of the MedievalMorons came to see Arthur and tell him that "Life is too hard for someone like him..."

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** Hervé de Rinel. At first, he was the less least talkative Knight of the Round Table. Then, in Livre III, he became quite an idiot. Then, in Livre IV and V, he became so idiotic that even the chief of the MedievalMorons came to see Arthur and tell him that "Life is too hard for someone like him..."



** Between Arthur, Karadoc and Perceval with cottage cheese.

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** Between Arthur, Karadoc and Perceval with spoiled cottage cheese.



** Angles are another barbarian tribe trying to invade Britannia... not the angles of the map.
** Degrees, being used for both angles and temperatures, also confuses Perceval. In addition to the Angles/angles thing.

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** Angles are another barbarian tribe trying to invade Britannia... not the angles of the map.
map. Surprisingly, Percival is the one to point this out... which leads Arthur to point out that yes, they are, but in this case they aren't.
** A conversation with Karadoc goes in circles after it turns out he gets confused by [[SiegeEngines the use of rams and scorpions on the battlefield.]]
** Degrees, being used for both angles and temperatures, also confuses Perceval. In addition to the Angles/angles thing.confuse Perceval.



--->'''Arthur:''' Doesn't even know his name.

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--->'''Arthur:''' Doesn't even know his own name.



** Also, when Karadoc invents the croque-monsieur.

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** Also, when Karadoc invents the croque-monsieur.croque-monsieur[[note]]A French toasted sandwich[[/note]].



* IneptMage: Merlin. He once tries to cast a spell to make plants grow, and ends up giving Arthur and Léodagan brightly glowing eyes. He tries to explain it via NotThatKindOfMage, as he's a druid: supposedly all his nature-aligned powers take a sharp dive when there's a roof over his head, i.e. in his laboratory. However, his talent as a druid is dubious as well: he can't even read the Druidic language, for starter.

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* IneptMage: Merlin. He once tries to cast a spell to make plants grow, and ends up giving Arthur and Léodagan brightly glowing eyes. He tries to explain it via NotThatKindOfMage, as he's a druid: supposedly all his nature-aligned powers take a sharp dive when there's a roof over his head, i.e. in his laboratory. However, his talent as a druid is dubious as well: he can't even read the Druidic language, for starter.starters.



* TheStarscream: More or less averted with Léodagan, who doesn't make any particular effort to overthrow Arthur. Though he does love to antagonize him in every way possible, such as suggesting a skaven-killing expedition in total darkness (Arthur's afraid of the dark) or forcing him to conform to traditions he doesn't like. There were one or two assassination attempts he was in on, but that was a while ago. Once Arthur abdicates, however, he instantly sets himself up as king of Britain.

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* TheStarscream: More or less averted with Léodagan, who doesn't make any particular effort to overthrow Arthur. Though he does love to antagonize him in every way possible, such as suggesting a skaven-killing expedition in total darkness (Arthur's afraid of the dark) or forcing him to conform to misogynic traditions he doesn't like. There were one or two assassination attempts he was in on, but that was a while ago. Once Arthur abdicates, however, he instantly sets himself up as king of Britain.


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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Perceval is forever using words with little to no relation to what he's trying to say, such as "psychological" for "agricultural".
29th Sep '17 4:47:47 AM StFan
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* MistakenForGay: Bohort (Bors), who was [[AmbiguouslyGay to be gay]] by the audience until the writer [[{{Jossed}} showed him married]] in one episode, just because he was tired of this assumption. Of course, given the number of times this joke was used and the way the characters reacted to it, he has only himself to blame.
** Lancelot in-verse, first because he doesn't show any interest in women aside the queen and second because he once shared a bed with Bohort (the latter was scared the storm.)

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* MistakenForGay: MistakenForGay:
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Bohort (Bors), who was [[AmbiguouslyGay to be gay]] by the audience until the writer [[{{Jossed}} showed him married]] in one episode, just because he was tired of this assumption. Of course, given the number of times this joke was used and the way the characters reacted to it, he has only himself to blame.
** Lancelot in-verse, first in-verse. First because he doesn't show any interest in women aside from the queen queen, and second because he once shared a bed with Bohort (the latter was scared the by a storm.)



* SmugSnake: King Loth; Léodagan. They are quite power hungryand sure that they would do a better job than Arthur even though everyone tells them they'll be no Britain left if they take the crown.

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* SmugSnake: King Loth; Léodagan. They are quite power hungryand power-hungry and sure that they would do a better job than Arthur Arthur, even though everyone tells them they'll be no Britain left if they take the crown.
28th Sep '17 10:46:14 AM trixus
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%%* FacePalm: Often.

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%%* * FacePalm: Often.Often. Mostly when Perceval opens his mouth.



%%** Lancelot in-verse.

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%%** ** Lancelot in-verse.in-verse, first because he doesn't show any interest in women aside the queen and second because he once shared a bed with Bohort (the latter was scared the storm.)



* SmugSnake: King Loth; Léodagan

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* SmugSnake: King Loth; LéodaganLéodagan. They are quite power hungryand sure that they would do a better job than Arthur even though everyone tells them they'll be no Britain left if they take the crown.
23rd Sep '17 4:54:27 PM Gosicrystal
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* MistakenForGay:
** Lancelot in-verse.
** Bohort (Bors), who was [[MistakenForGay assumed]] [[AmbiguouslyGay to be gay]] by the audience until the writer [[{{Jossed}} showed him married]] in one episode, just because he was tired of this assumption. Of course, given the number of times this joke was used and the way the characters reacted to it, he has only himself to blame.

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* MistakenForGay:
** Lancelot in-verse.
**
MistakenForGay: Bohort (Bors), who was [[MistakenForGay assumed]] [[AmbiguouslyGay to be gay]] by the audience until the writer [[{{Jossed}} showed him married]] in one episode, just because he was tired of this assumption. Of course, given the number of times this joke was used and the way the characters reacted to it, he has only himself to blame.blame.
%%** Lancelot in-verse.
6th Sep '17 9:29:54 AM StFan
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** According to Arthur, all the guards in the castle of Kaamelott are either stupid, drunk, sleeping at their posts, or all of the above. After having to fight to the death an assassin that sneaked into the castle, he swears out loud that they have some serious drill training ahead in their future.

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** According to Arthur, all the guards in the castle of Kaamelott castle are either stupid, drunk, sleeping at their posts, or all of the above. After having to fight to the death an assassin that sneaked into the castle, he swears out loud that they have some serious drill training ahead in their future.



** The Weaponmaster and Grüdü guarding the front door are so busy arguing with each other on who should be guarding the back door, they completely miss a bunch of assassins sneaking inside behind their backs.

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** The Weaponmaster and Grüdü guarding the front door are so busy arguing with each other on who should be guarding the back door, they completely miss a bunch of assassins rebels sneaking inside behind their backs.



'''Interpreter:''' ''[surprised]'' The Burgundian culture? I didn't even know there was one. No, I wanted to study Modern Greek, but it was full; the only languages left were Burgundian or English. '''English'''! But that's even less widespread.

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'''Interpreter:''' ''[surprised]'' The Burgundian culture? I didn't even know there was one. No, I wanted to study Modern Greek, but it was full; all taken; the only languages left were Burgundian or English. '''English'''! But that's even less widespread.
6th Sep '17 9:23:32 AM fgenzo159
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** Venec, slave trader (among other activities), explains in an episode that he owns [[Recap/AsterixAndCleopatra an Egyptian architect]]. He also mentions he had to give three gladiators to get him at Glastonbury fair. Glastonbury is a town which is heavily related to the Arthurian Myths : it is possibly the location of the Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur's grave was ''found'' in the Glastonbury Abbey.

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** Venec, slave trader (among other activities), explains in an episode that he owns [[Recap/AsterixAndCleopatra an Egyptian architect]]. He also mentions he had to give three gladiators to get him at Glastonbury fair. Glastonbury is a town which is heavily related to the Arthurian Myths : it is possibly the location of the Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur's grave was ''found'' "found" in the Glastonbury Abbey.Abbey (a story made-up by UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond).
6th Sep '17 9:18:59 AM fgenzo159
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** Venec, slave trader (among other activities), explains in an episode that he's got an Egyptian architect, and that he had to give three gladiators to get him at Glastonbury fair. Glastonbury is a town which is heavily related to the Arthurian Myths (it is supposed to be a possible location of the Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur's grave can be found in the Glastonbury Abbey).

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** Venec, slave trader (among other activities), explains in an episode that he's got he owns [[Recap/AsterixAndCleopatra an Egyptian architect, and that architect]]. He also mentions he had to give three gladiators to get him at Glastonbury fair. Glastonbury is a town which is heavily related to the Arthurian Myths (it : it is supposed to be a possible possibly the location of the Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur's grave can be found was ''found'' in the Glastonbury Abbey).Abbey.
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