Tauren is the leader of a renegade faction of sorcerers sworn to end Uther's reign. Tauren is a warrior and warlock weilding a sword and clad in chain mail and black robes; he also possesses the Mage Stone, which has the power of transmutation. With this he performs what alchemists dream of making gold. Like many sorcerers he wanted to kill Uther.
When Tauren first appears, he is using Tom's forge where he is seen turning lead to gold and promises Tom rewards; though Tom objects to using magic. Arthur discovers the situation and arrests Tom while Tauren escapes. Tom attempting to escape is killed leaving Gwen without a father and Morgana furious with Uther.
However this is not the last we see of Tauren, as he accidentally left the Mage Stone at the forge when escaping. The stone's magic is strong enough to disturb Merlin. Tauren wants to meet Gwen to get it back but Morgana poses as her handmaiden and returns the stone to Tauren, agreeing to help him kill Uther in her fury over Tom's death and her imprisonment.
Morgana leads Uther into an ambush but Merlin uses the magic of the Sidhe staff. Tauren uses the mage stone to reflect Merlin's killing magic at him, but Merlin seems to have a natural resistance to magic and although it knocks him out he does not die. Regretting her decision, Morgana saves Uther and kills Tauren (To Kill the King).
Though he was a sorcerer, Tauren did not appear to be a bad person expressing regret at the death of Guinevere's father Tom. He treated Morgana politely, calling her "My Lady" and even though he threatened to kill her when they first met he agreed to allow her to help him bring down Uther. Tauren was initially suspicious of Morgana and unsure if she would remain loyal to him. His doubts about her loyalty turned out to be correct though Morgana gave him no time to save himself when she killed him.
Tauren was not a natural sorcerer. The magical powers he possessed were only through the Mage Stone. With the Mage Stone, he was able to fend off the blows from Merlin's Sidhe Staff and ultimately knock him back instead. However, stone was not his only weapon, he mainly fought with his curved sword. With it, he nearly defeated Uther, and he would have done so if Morgana didn't backstab Tauren. Being a sworn enemy of Camelot, it is assumed that he was involved in various other skirmishes with the Knights of Camelot and possibly even Uther and Arthur themselves.
|Series 1 Enemies|
|The Dragon's Call: Mary Collins † • Lady Helen (indirect) † |
Valiant: Valiant † • Devlin • Serpent Shield
The Mark of Nimueh: Nimueh † • Afanc †
The Poisoned Chalice: Nimueh † • Balorian Spiders • Cockatrice
A Remedy to Cure All Ills: Edwin Muirden † • Elanthia Beetles
The Gates of Avalon: Sophia † • Aulfric † • Sidhe elder
The Beginning of the End: Uther Pendragon †
Excalibur: Nimueh † • Tristan de Bois †
The Moment of Truth: Kanen
The Labyrinth of Gedref: Arthur Pendragon (indirect) †
To Kill the King: Tauren • Morgana † • Uther Pendragon †
Le Morte d'Arthur: Nimueh † • Questing Beast • Kilgharrah