|Also Known As:||Elyan (indirect)|
|Enemies:||Arthur Pendragon (formerly) †|
|List of Appearances:||A Herald of the New Age|
The Shrine Boy was killed by Arthur's Knights when he was a young man. Arthur, in his inexperience and desire for respect from his men and his father, led the patrol that killed the boy along with his family, thus causing his spirit to be unable to find peace in the world of the dead. As a result, the boy's spirit resided in a shrine erected by the Druids which lay undisturbed until Arthur, Merlin, and the knights stumbled across it.
Elyan drank from the well at the site of the shrine and was therefore possessed by the Shrine Boy's spirit. Elyan suffered increasingly with the spirit's presence and eventually the boy spoke to him, telling him that he would kill Arthur in order to balance the injustice of his death so he could find peace.
The Shrine Boy went on to fully possess Elyan, controlling his body and speaking through him in his child's voice when making attempts on Arthur's life. When he was overpowered by Arthur in a sword fight, the Shrine Boy fled back to the shrine, to where Arthur travelled in the middle of the night. Arthur summoned the spirit and explained himself. The Shrine Boy forgave Arthur when he saw that he was truly sorry for his failure to prevent the boy's death as well as the persecution of the Druids. As Arthur showed true remorse and pledged to treat the Druids with respect in future, the boy's spirit found peace and was free to move on to the Spirit world, releasing Elyan (A Herald of the New Age).
|Series 4 Enemies|
|The Darkest Hour: Morgana • Morgause • The Dorocha • The Cailleach • Agravaine • Wilddeoren • Wyvern|
The Wicked Day: King Odin • Morgana • Agravaine • The Gleeman • Geldred
Aithusa: Julius Borden • King Odin
His Father's Son: Morgana • Agravaine • Queen Annis • King Caerleon • Derian
A Servant of Two Masters: Morgana • Agravaine • Fomorroh • Merlin (indirect)
The Secret Sharer: Morgana • Agravaine • Alator • Orn
Lamia: Lamia • Agravaine
Lancelot du Lac: Morgana • Lancelot (Shade) • Agravaine • Dochraid
A Herald of the New Age: Shrine Boy • Elyan (indirect)
The Hunter's Heart: Morgana • Agravaine • Helios
The Sword in the Stone: Morgana • Agravaine • Helios • Aithusa • Nathair