18 July 2020 00:33
Nimue and Pym are riding Nimue's horse as they discuss the mission. Gawain (Matt Stokoe) took the Brass Shield, the only ship that crosses the sea to the desert kingdoms, but Nimue wants to get on it. She'll cut her hair so no one knows she's a girl and she's got 20 silver — she's got this, folks. They arrive at the dock and the ship isn't there, however, and won't be back for six months. Nimue and Pym make their way through the village to a man who's singing to a small crowd.
He spots Nimue and serenades her. Nimue walks away so he chases her, turning his flirt and exchanging names so they aren't strangers — ladies and gentlemen, meet Arthur. The trio grab drinks as they learn about each other. Arthur may be young and scruffy (and, apparently, has a history of thieving), but turns out he's a knight. A man interrupts to wage a dice bet: if he wins, he gets a kiss. If Nimue wins, she gets 10 silver. Arthur warns Nimue the dice are weighted but she presses on anyway, knowing she can use her powers. Nimue and Pym try to make a quick escape once her secret is revealed, but several of the Red Paladins chase them through the crowd.