Princess Katharine

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Princess Katharine

Princess Katharine - The daughter of Prince Malcolm, and ruler of Castle Wyvern at the time of the massacre in 994.


Katharine was born to Prince Malcolm and Princess Elena in 976. From childhood onwards, she disliked and feared the gargoyles (partly because Prince Malcolm foolishly used threats of gargoyles to scare her into good behavior), and when she succeeded her father to the rule of Wyvern, somewhere between 984 and 994, she made this plain, openly viewing the gargoyles as monsters. When the Captain of the Guard brought Goliath and Demona to her feast celebrating the initial defeat of Hakon, Katharine angrily demoted him, so that he would only report to the Magus rather than directly to her. It was this act that was the catalyst for Demona and the Captain betraying Castle Wyvern to the Vikings.

Katharine was taken prisoner, as were her human subjects; the Captain and Hakon planned to hold her for ransom. But when Goliath and the other surviving gargoyles attacked the Vikings’ camp, Hakon angrily attempted to kill her; in the ensuing confrontation, the Captain, Hakon, and Katharine all fell off the top of a cliff, but Goliath saved Katharine’s life in time. Katharine, startled by this event, thanked Goliath, and began to understand the error of her ways at last. When she discovered that the Magus had irrevocably turned the other gargoyles to stone, Katharine made what amends she could by promising to take care of the eggs in the rookery.

Katharine took her people and the eggs to her uncle Kenneth II’s court, since it was no longer safe for them at Castle Wyvern. The following year, however, Kenneth was murdered by the ambitious Constantine, who usurped the Scottish throne, and decided to strengthen his claim to it by marrying Katharine. To ensure her cooperation, he threatened to destroy the eggs if she refused. Katharine was left with one hope: she, alongside the Magus, Tom, and the eggs had to flee to Avalon, the only place where they would be safe from Constantine.

Here, Katharine and her human companions raised the eggs. In the years that followed, she and Tom fell in love with each other, and lived together as husband and wife, much to the grief of the Magus, who had fallen in love with her himself.

In 1995, the Archmage and the Weird Sisters attacked Avalon, and Katharine took part in the defence of her home with the rest of the clan, even laying Demona low with her own laser cannon. The following year, Katharine also took part in the defence of the Avalon clan from the returned Oberon. She and Oberon are now on reasonably peaceful terms.

Production Background

Voice Actor: Kath Soucie