Tristan participates on behalf of King Marke, unaware that “the prize” is the woman he fell in love with in Ireland.
He wins the tournament, only to discover the truth about Isolde and to see her betrothed to Marke.
Lord Marke of Cornwall (Rufus Sewell) plans to unify the peoples of Britain – Celts, Angles, Saxons and Jutes – under himself as high king to resist Irish domination.
Most lords agree to this, as Marke is highly regarded and respected as a fair and courageous leader.
Wictred then fatally stabs Melot and sneaks his army into the castle.
Marke and his forces swiftly become pinned down by Donnchadh’s army outside the castle and Wictred’s men within.
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Tristan and other Cornish warriors launch an attack on an Irish slave caravan: in the battle, he finds himself fighting Morholt, Donnchadh’s champion and leader of his army, to whom Princess Isolde (Sophia Myles) has been promised in marriage.
Though he kills Morholt and Donnchadh’s forces are overrun, Tristan is severely wounded in the fight and believed dead, though he is in fact only suffering the effects of Morholt’s poisoned sword.
But Tristan (who tells Isolde that if they elope, they will be remembered for all time as those ) chooses instead to stay in England and fight for his king.