>The epic saga began when the deposed king Aguar of Thule arrived with his wife and young son in the wild fens of Britain. The swampy environments quickly caused the queen's death, leaving the young prince Valiant to venture off and become a knight. During his journeys, Valiant acquired the Singing Sword Flamberge from his competitor-turned-ally Prince Arn of Ord. The sword contained magical powers, as it was made out of the same iron as King Arthur's Excalibur. The hero eventually ended up in Camelot, where he met Sir Gawain and Sir Tristram, and was knighted by King Arthur in 1939. He helped his father regain the throne of Thule by defeating the usurper Sligon, and in 1946, he married his love interest Aleta, Queen of the Misty Isles.