Updated: Feb 21
Wondering who's who in Mac and Zoe's Fey Courts? Here's the complete list of whom our hosts have kidnapped away into the digital realm.
Tyb: the potential wife in the Tournament of Tottenham, with her emotional support chicken (Ep 1).
Dub Da Rinn: the druid who advised against Sín in the Death of Muircertach Mac Erca (Ep 2).
Julian's Wife: the loyal, hospitable, if overly trusting woman whom Julian marries in the Gesta Romanorum's 'Of Venial Sin' (Ep. 3).
The Lovely Lesbian: the woman who pluckily challenges King Niall to tell her just how exactly she got pregnant when she's been a lesbian throughout her life (Ep. 4).
Sherlock Holmes Knight / "Sjerlokr Holmsson:" this amateur detective knight goes on a long tirade to prove that the polar bear of the king's court is actually the knight Tiodel (Ep. 5).
Thorbjorg Litilvolva: the völva prophetess that is given a royal welcome in Greenland and foretells Gudrid's two marriages. (Eps. 6, 7, 8)
Mak: the plucky thief who attempts to steal a sheep to provide for his household, this ne'er-do-well is clever enough to use magic, but not clever enough to get away with it. (Ep. 9)
King Golden Flower: the good king of the horse-dragon people, who can turn invisible on a chariot drawn by dragons. (Ep. 10)
Ailbe: also known as a good boi, this war-dog of Ireland was unceremoniously killed by Ailil's charioteer, but was apparently such a good dog all of Ireland would go to war for him. (Ep. 11)
Pompey: One of the members of the first triumvirate of Rome, this man features as a character in Tale 19 of the Gesta Romanorum. (Ep 12)
Fedelm: This six-pupiled prophetess from the Tain Bo Cualinge certainly stands her ground among the strongest of personalities; she stands up to Medb and has midnight shenanigans with Cu Chulainn himself. (Ep. 13)
Perkyn: the victor of the Tournament of Tottenham, who also took five horses in the challenge (Ep 1).
Bishop Cairnech: the Bishop who cursed the king, but eventually also got him out of hell in the Death of Muircertach Mac Erca (Ep 2.).
A Certain Emperor: the well-loved, but unnamed emperor in the Gesta Romanorum's 'Of Inordinate Love' (Ep. 3).
Niall Frossach: The king of Ireland in the 8th century, whose propriety and fir flatha were so strong, he was able to release a priest from demons by vapors alone (Ep. 4).
Tiodel: the striking werebear in a retelling of Bisclavert, Tiodel gets stuck in his shaping, only to get dragged all the way to Syria before he can change back (Ep. 5).
Thorfinn Karlsefni: with an epithet meaning 'the makings of a man,' Thorfinn lives up to his namesake and his heritage by successfully making it back from Vinland alive. (Eps. 6, 7, 8)
Gill: the wife of Mak and a hardworking housewife, this ride-or-die woman comes up with the plot to dress up a stolen sheep as a baby to ensure her husband doesn't get caught. (Ep. 9)
Starfish King: the brother of the king who cut off his member to maintain his integrity, he magically re-grew this vital piece of biology as a reward for his actions. (Ep. 10)
Conall: the only warrior who managed to out-boast Cet, Conall has a habit of carrying heads in his wallet just to show what a good warrior he is. (Ep. 11)
Caesar: Yes, Julius Caesar. This historic figure was "prince" of Rome in the Gesta Romanorum, where he encounters a threshold guardian as he crossed the Rubicon. (Ep. 12)
Cu Chulainn: The hero of the Tain Bo Cuakinge, Cu Chulainn is known for his ferocity in battle, as well as his good looks, despite his lack of beard. (Ep. 13)
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