Morghanna, the Sorceress. Played by Natasha Pope.

Morghanna

By Keith McDonald

Morghanna was a ruthless sorceress who entered the dungeon via the deeper catacombs and left no survivors in her two appearances.


Taken on statistics, the sorceress Morghanna was Knightmare's deadliest foe. She appeared twice in Level 3 and ended both quests, with a 100% kill rate.

I think it's about time you got wise to the ways of real magic.

Morghanna

Morghanna, the Sorceress, played by Natasha Pope in Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

Both of Morghanna's appearances are atmospheric and memorable.

The first comes early in Level 3. After mocking one dungeoneer, she sends a magic axe which causes him to step off a very narrow ledge.

The second is a final encounter later in Level 3. As her curiosity is now exhausted, she sends down a firebolt to kill the dungeoneer on the spot.

While both were potentially avoidable, it created an ominous aura around the character. She cared for actions over idle threats. Every encounter with her would be a serious challenge.

Morghanna's Causeway, based on a handpainted scene by David Rowe, as shown on Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

All-too-brief legend

Morghanna is one of three Knightmare characters based on Arthurian legend, alongside Mogdred and Merlin. It's Merlin who tells us most of what we know about the character.

She has "moved from the old realm and entered the Dungeon via the deeper catacombs" and is not to be trusted.

The difficulty of Series 3 meant very few teams reached Level 3, or we may have seen more of the clinical sorceress.

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