638 Steinbach Nutcracker Sir Lancelot
Lancelot (Limited Edition: 12.000)
Another gallant member of the famed
Knights of the Round Table of King Arthurís court was Lancelot. The
child of a king to be sure, but orphaned at an early age because his
father succumbed to a serious wound in the battle against Scotland.
Enshrouded in mystery is his upbringing and origin ó a place deep
under a lake in a distant kingdom far beyond the scope of our
imagination. This far away land is called Faery, where there is no pain
or suffering or tears, where the flowers bloom and dear waters flow. In
Faery, Evil is unknown.
Legend has it that on the day of the
summer solstice Lancelot appeared in shining silver armor and was
personally knighted in the cathedral of the Castle of Camelot by King
Arthur himself. Afterwards Sir Lancelot rode out to battle as a valiant
and courageous knight. He performed so many extraordinary deeds that he
became the talk of all England. Incredible battles followed with bands
of evil sorcerers, with two monstrous ogres, with thieves and with a
giant dragon. Sir Lancelot proves himself invincible, bold and
courageous, but underneath his iron armor, there beats a heart of
Like all the Knights of the Round
Table, Sir Lancelot too ventured out in all directions of the wind to
search for the Holy Grail. To this day we await his return. In the
meantime there remains an empty chair in the castle of Camelot with the
letters: LanceIot du Lac inscribed with precious jewels.
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