Arthur Eld was the ancient King of All-World and the greatest of mythical heroes in Mid-World, equivalent to King Arthur in the legends of our own Earth. He was a warrior of the White and a guardian of the Dark Tower.
Over a thousand years after the demise of the Great Old Ones Arthur is purported to have carried his sword Excalibur out of a Kashamin Pyramid where he had been entombed, a legend which is depicted in many paintings throughout Mid-World. Some people even believe he pre-dated the Old Ones and ruled as the first king after the Prim receded.
Arthur emerged as a young warrior with incredible prowess for battle and an ability to inspire greatness in people. Warring clans forged alliances, Baronies began to group together to form the first parts of the Affiliation and the technology of the Old Ones began to see use again. Arthur led the new Affiliation to fight against the harriers and mutants that plagued their lands, defeating the agents of chaos led by Maerlyn and triumphantly restoring order again to the earth. People often say that Nis inspired him to unite the world together. (Read More...)
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“At this nexus lies the Great Portal, the so-called Thirteenth Gate which rules not just this world but all worlds.”
— Roland Deschain