As far as British folklore goes, King Arthur is up there as one of the greats. His “sword in the stone” origin story has been told for ages and stands as one of the most exciting and inspirational tales in history.
Seriously, can you find a more enticing story? A young man pulls an unmovable sword from a stone and becomes a king, and leads a harrowing defense of the Britain against Saxon invaders. All of us at one point have yearned to have the kind of strength and bravery that encapsulated King Arthur, which is only expected to increase tenfold once you see the new movie about his life, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
With such a badass character coming to the big screen, one can’t help but feel inspiration from this legendary ruler. For those who take their fandom seriously, here are a few ways to be more like King Arthur minus the cuckolding and eventual death.
Step one: Buy a round table.
Just because you’re not king doesn’t mean you can’t act like it. King Arthur famously held meetings with his Fellowship of Knights at a round table capable of sitting 1,600 men. If he could scrounge up that many noble knights, you can certainly scrape together four or five of your toughest bros to hang out and talk shop royal shop.
Step two: Find your sword and pull it from a stone
Metaphorically, of course; because nowadays a stray sword stuck in a stone probably means someone ditched a murder weapon. So, unless you want to be indicted as an accessory to murder, you best leave that sword be. Instead, find your version of the sword and free it of its surroundings. Maybe it’s benching a large amount of weight, perhaps it’s competing in a pie-eating contest, maybe you really want to fit into a pair of skinny jeans no matter the problem overcome it like Arthur!
If you want to be in the middle of the action, there’s a King Arthur 360 booth tour that you can catch. Follow KA on Twitter for more information.
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Step three: Appoint your first knight
Who’s your most trusted friend and ally? The toughest dude in your brood? King Arthur’s was Lancelot until he got frisky with the misses, that is but the legendary friendship between the two has bypassed the flagrant cuckolding to become one of the most solid in history. Find your Lancelot and go on missions with them, then you’re one step closer to those Arthur vibes.
Step four: Look the part
Before Guy Ritchie took it upon himself to bring the legend of King Arthur to life, we had few resources to turn to for Arthur fans to know what the man looked like. Luckily, there’s a way to put yourself in his shoes and become the king. Go here, upload a pic of yourself, and share away.
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