by Honeysuckle Pear
This story is a work of fiction based on real events. All dates are as accurate as Wikipedia permits. The Arthurian legend was founded on real people; academics have attested to that, but the legend was based on people several centuries after the truth. For me, Merlin was the main man and this story is his biography. He was a herbalist, educator, Sailor, Navigator, Statesman and a real magician.