The castle was once home to the ancient kings of Camelot. It held a round table, which afforded no one man more importance than any other, promoting the idea of equality. Many years later, the castle acted as a hideout to Arthur, Merlin and their friends while they were fugitives when Morgana and Morgause overtook Camelot. Percival, Lancelot, Gwaine, and Elyan were knighted there. The table was where Arthur, along with the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin, Gaius, and Guinevere sat the night before they achieved Morgana's first overthrowal.Arthur explained that a long time ago, a king had designed the round table, so that no one person was higher than anyone else, all were equal. He went on to say that all of the people who sat with him were important and that they would not be there if it weren't for each of them. It was then that he announced that he was going to defeat Morgana and rescue his father and Camelot. He asked anyone who wanted to join him to stand up. First was Lancelot, then Elyan, then Leon, then Gwaine, then Percival, Gaius, Gwen, and finally Merlin, who at first jokingly stated "No I don't really fancy it" (The Coming of Arthur).