Sarrum was a ruler of the kingdom of Amata, who came to Camelot in the episode The Hollow Queen. He unleashes an evil plot on Camelot, when Merlin is distracted by Daegal. He was also the man who held Morgana captive for two years.
He arrived in Camelot to form an alliance with Arthur Pendragon. Arthur was warned by Gaius of Sarrum's reputation as a ruthless killer of friend and foe, however, the alliance was to ensure a certain battle against sorcery as Sarrum and Arthur were both enemies of Morgana Pendragon and Sarrum had even captured her for two years with Aithusa, her dragon.
While feasting with Arthur, Sarrum talked of his accomplishment of capturing Morgana. After being asked how he managed to do this, he explained that he tortured Aithusa, which caused Morgana much pain and sorrow. This allowed him to find a weakness within her and so he captured her, however, he confessed that a lapse allowed her to escape his grasp.
While practising combat, Arthur was defeated by Sarrum's personally trained soldier. Sarrum promised to maybe train him one day, when the alliance was fulfilled.
Secretly, Guinevere Pendragon wanted Sarrum to kill Arthur and asked him to meet her outside the court room. She requested him to shoot Arthur using his best man and she would reward him handsomely. Sarrum agreed to this and chose his personal soldier.
However, while signing the alliance pledges, he was mortally shot by Albin. Albin was supposed to assassinate Arthur; however, he lost his aim and shot Sarrum when Merlin stabbed him using a spear with magic. Sarrum died there, and the now deceased Albin was blamed (The Hollow Queen).
Sarrum appears to be quite similar to Uther in terms of tolerance to sorcery, except Sarrum is more ruthless than Uther. He emotionally tortured Morgana by tortuing her beloved Aithusa, as he has stated that she was Morgana's greatest weakness.
When Gwen asked him to assassinate Arthur, he was confused at first but when an offer was offered that he could not refuse, he happily agreed to have Arthur killed. He kept smiling evilly to Gwen whenever their paths crossed.
Skills and Abilities
When Arthur was defeated by Sarrum's personally trained soldier, in combat, Sarrum promised to maybe train him one day. This shows that he is highly skilled in combat.
- ↑ http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/s53/merlin/news/a435370/merlin-new-image-gladiator-star-john-shrapnel-in-bbc-fantasy-drama.html
- ↑ http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/s2t4j/merlin--series-5---8-the-hollow-queen
- Sarrum was the man who held Morgana and Aithusa captive for two years. He seemed to delight in the fact that Aithusa was deformed.
- Sarrum is a strange character; he came to Camelot to sign a peace treaty, but was perfectly happy to plot to kill Arthur. However, he did not plan to kill Arthur beforehand.