He is King Uriens' second son and an initiate of Dragon Island with the blue serpents tattooed on his arms as proof. He is agile and well built, moving with the natural ease of a man to whom exercises (such as the ones at Pentecost) come readily. He has been handling weapons since his boyhood. Accolon's charm is infectious and Morgaine falls for him instantly. Fully entrenched in the ways of the Goddess, Accolon bends to Morgaine's will and makes himself available to do whatever she needs to take Excalibur back from Arthur. Although he is a strong man and pure of heart, Arthur defeats him in a crucial sword fight and he receives a mortal wound.