We did it, folks! We finally managed to release the first episode of The Rising Sun!
For the uninitiated, TRSC is a D&D campaign themed around and taking place within the universe of BBC Merlin, featuring several recognizable characters and locations - as well as a few new ones!
The series is still in production, currently slated at 25 episodes long, but here's the first episode! Most of them will be around 20-30 minutes in length, but since it's our first episode the series debut is a one-hour special!
Don't want to watch the video? Read the transcript on ao3 here!
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I always reread all of @bitsandbobsofwriting stuff so I thought I’d do some fan art for their Merlin teaches fic ❤️🥰 thank u so much for all ur fics!! I started on sketches for the other knights but tbh they’re getting a little more complicated and Percy was too cute to not post now
1. Protect You Anyway by thenerdyindividual (@thenerdyindividual)
Merlin accidentally reveals his magic to Arthur. It goes about as well as he can expect. Only Arthur is still furious about the lies between them, and refuses to let Merlin back into his role as manservant. So Merlin requests to be made a knight. If Arthur can't trust him to be a friend, at least Merlin can continue to save his life. Their friendship hangs in the balance, and it is unclear whether they are going to come through on the other side stronger than ever, or broken beyond repair.
merlin as a knight is just such a vibe. i adore his relationships with the other knights and how his and arthur’s relationship slowly developed.
also also i screamed at the “because i love you scene”. it is just such a beautifully expressed scene and i adoooore it to bits.
2. For the Love of Camelot by thenerdyindividual (@thenerdyindividual)
Merlin picks up a staff in the woods one day, and it gives his magic an unimaginable boost. It also comes with a light show. (AKA: 5 times Merlin does a magic girl transformation near Arthur without him noticing, and the one time Arthur notices).
sfhjksdjfdhjk oblivious!arthur strikes again. i adore how basically all the knights figured it out before arthur, even leon the long suffering.
3. Would You Love Me by Noel803
When a curse spells death, Merlin wants nothing more than to leave behind as little pain as possible. He figures with world will miss him, but he doesn't not comprehend the grief he will leave behind. Why would he? There was no way that Arthur loved him as much as Merlin loved him. Right?
dfhjja the pining in this fic !1!1!!1!1!1! i was in pain and screaming and i am so glad they managed to figure it all out in the end.
MERLIN 1.09 | Excalibur
listening to a moment or scene of a story that completely changed your perspective on something is a very odd feeling but I think its a necceasary one.
Hottest fandom take, annnnd GO
i want a merthur inspired tattoo so freaking BAD
I would like to thank Supernatural for making me appreciate the Merlin finale
Do y’all remember when Merlin literally mastered the power of life and death in season 1 and it was NEVER brought up again-
Mordred: why is it a dead end?
Merlin: because you end up dead, at the end.
when is the merlin fandom gonna have a renaissance that show is so fucking good
#k i'll see you guys again in who knows how long once /everyone/ is here and in the proper gear
IT IS DONE. all the time and effort that went into making these miis, as well as the time it took to get them the gear... perhaps i’m a bit too dedicated.
my access code is 2JV7VV3 if you want to use any of them in your game (please show me if you do!)
personal opinion here but can we seriously get rid of the headcanon that merlin doesn't return to camelot after arthur's death and/or is sad and in mourning for the next 1500 years.
yes yes everyone can have whatever hc they want but stuff like this just...completely implies merlin's sole purpose is arthur and as if he is not a person with feelings and experiences as well.
first of all merlin would never leave gwen to rule on her own. merlin loves gwen so much, they were there for each other throughout everything so why after arthur's death, do people feel the need to separate them.
gwen also lost her loved one. her husband, soulmate, partner and yet her grief is rarely even spoken about. gwen could not run away from the kingdom and mourn in peace. without a doubt merlin would understand the most with what she was going through.
he would go back, they would mourn together and stand beside one another. gwen would no longer be alone. of course this would not mean their grief would disappear but they would be comforted by one anothers presence and supported.
merlin would be by gwen's side till the day she died and camelot fell.
now with merlin mourning for 1500 years, of course he would mourn. he would miss and remember arthur, gwen and everyone in camelot as well as camelot itself but he would also love, be happy and experience life.
that is what grief is. and merlin is his own person.
merlin had his own experiences, his own desires and wishes and he would fulfil them. his life would not be grey with grief.
i adore the headcanons of merlin going off on his adventures, meeting people like mozart, falling in love, getting married, learning instruments, travelling the world, learning to paint, sew, sing, cook, drive etc
i just think people forget that merlin is someone.
arthur was not the only person in merlin's life and certainly never would be the only person.
𝐑𝐇𝐘’𝐒 𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐋𝐄 𝐕𝐎𝐈𝐃 , merlin! a black cat he purchased from diagon alley shortly before the first day of his first year.
the original himbo
ooc: bloody hell. Tumblr obviously disapproves of incestuous vampire smut.... *the post vanished in the reblogging* ok. we try again.
hit s2e3 in my perpetual merlin rewatch where arthur thinks merlin has a crush on morgana and it’s so painful to watch just USE YOUR WORDS BOYS