Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Guy of Gisburne, Robin of Loxley, Robert of Huntingdon
Word Count: 20,555
Summary: Loxley and Gisburne gain a new ally as they find themselves facing the Knights of the Apocalypse again. However, they may also have to confront an even more dangerous enemy.
Spoilers: Some spoilers for and/or references to “Robin Hood and the Sorcerer,” “The Witch of Elsdon,” “The Children of Israel,” “The Enchantment,” “The Greatest Enemy,” “Herne’s Son,” “The Power of Albion,” “The Cross of St. Ciricus,” “Rutterkin” and The Knights of the Apocalypse.
Notes: This is a sequel to Melisende and the final story in this series. This is basically my COVID-19 fic. It’s helped keep me sane and occupied during this awful time. I’ll admit that the story is self-indulgent and somewhat over the top. I also had a bit too much fun writing it. *g* I’m sure this goes without saying, but this fic probably won’t make much sense if you haven’t read the previous stories in the Sanctuary series.
As you may have noticed, this series has the same name as Sanctuary, the Spiteful Puppet audio adventure and the Chinbeard Books novelization by Paul Birch. Well, now I’ve gone and used the same title for this story. *g* In my defence, I came up with the title for this series just before the audio adventure was released, so it was by no means intentional. I tried to come up with another title for this last story in the series, but nothing else seemed to work. For three out of four of the fic series that I’ve written, the last story has had the same title as the series – usually because I ended up naming the series after the last story. In this case, I think I always knew that the last story would be called “Sanctuary”. I was just never sure if I would get around to writing it! Anywaaaaaaay, I’ll never be competition for either Spiteful Puppet or Chinbeard Books, so posting a story with the same title as one of their properties isn’t going to cause any harm.
There’s some French spoken in this story. I’ve provided footnotes for any French that isn’t entirely clear from the context. The English translations are included in the scenes containing footnotes.
This takes place after The Knights of the Apocalypse.
Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team. This is also based on “The Knights of the Apocalypse” audio adventure, which was based on an original script by Richard Carpenter, directed by Robert Young and produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, not to mention the novel written by Jonathan Green.
Crossposted at https://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/185261.html