Merlin accused of being a “wytche”. The Prose Merlin goes into far greater backstory concerning Merlin, how he is the child (father’s side) of a devil, but his mother is true (rape / raptus). Merlin knows everyone’s secrets, as seen in the Prose Merlin’s story of the unfaithful judge. Merlin’s power is information (dirt) on literally everyone. Arthur tells the kings they will bow to him.