The Lore of Dark Age of Camelot

Have you the time to spare for a tale or two? The Herald has long traveled the realms, and has collected quite a few stories. There are histories, legends, and romances to be enjoyed - so pull up a chair, draw a draft of cider from the barrel, and hear of the people and events that shaped the world.

Classic Dark Age of Camelot


Trials of Atlantis






Lore of the Three Realms


Labyrinth of the Minotaur


Community Lore



Looking for a good book or two? Here's a partial list of the material that the creators of Dark Age of Camelot used as inspiration:

Children of the Lion, by Peter Danielson

Celtic Myths and Legends, by Peter Berresford Ellis

One King's Way (series), by Harry Harrison

The Norse Myths, by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Le Morte D'Arthur, by Thomas, Sir Mallory

The Magic Goes Away, by Larry Niven

Idylls of the King, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Ancient Celts, edited by Barry Cunliffe

The Once and Future King, by T.H. White

The Pendragon Cycle, by Stephen Lawhead (says the dev who recommended this book: "It's an interesting take on the Arthur legends that gives it a more Roman / Welsh / dark ages slant than the traditional French-based romantic stories.")

Beowulf (your resident Herald nerd recommends the "New Verse translation" by Seamus Heaney as a very readable and enjoyable version - it's not the tedium you remember from junior high school.)

The Mabinogion (many translations exist - pick the one that makes you happy)

The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical, Celtic, Norse, by Arthur Cotterell (we obviously have used dozens of academic resource books and could not list them all, but this particular one was spoken of very highly, and is a beautiful book if you're into the subject matter behind Dark Age of Camelot!)