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Merlin with his friends went to her home village to save it from raids by bandits who take all the harvest and beat the locals. A childhood friend of Merlin's, William, feared that the king's son will pass under the mage penalty. But Merlin, despite the warnings of a friend is doing everything to save the village. In the fight with the bandits killed William, covering a Arthur and saying that he used magic, not Merlin.