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Assassination Attempt
PC Assassination attempt Aslan's How
Conflict: Narnian Revolution
Date: 2303
Place: Aslan's How
Outcome: Old Narnian victory
Combatants
Old Narnians Nikabrik and friends
Commanders
Caspian X Nikabrik
Strength
Caspian X

High King Peter Pevensie
King Edmund Pevensie
Trumpkin
Queen Lucy Pevensie

Nikabrik

a Hag and a Werewolf

Casualties
None All killed
The Assassination Attempt on King Caspian X of Narnia was the spontaneous attack led by the Dwarf traitor Nikabrik, on the to-be-king's life at Aslan's How.

Description

A Werewolf and a Hag also assisted in the spur-of-the-moment murder, apparently as an attempt not only to kill Caspian, but also to resurrect the White Witch. They tried to convince Caspian that Jadis could help win the war, and that her kind don't usually die. When Caspian refused, they turned against him, and attempted to kill him.


Fortunately, Edmund and Peter Pevensie, as well as the Dwarf Trumpkin, stumbled into the room, having overheard the calamity. Caspian's loyal friends, Doctor Cornelius and Trufflehunter, were already in the room when the sudden outburst occurred.


The werewolf went right for Caspian, who was able to get the beast off, with the help of Peter and Edmund, and apparently kill it. Trumpkin decapitated the Hag, and the candlelight was put out, leaving either Peter or Edmund to have killed Nikabrik (in the dark) who had attacked Trufflehunter.


After a long silence, a match was lit, and it was found that the three attackers had been killed, and that Caspian's allies were unharmed, other than Caspian himself who received some minor werewolf injuries.


Movie-based Information

The following information originates from the Chronicles of Narnia movies, as opposed to C. S. Lewis' chronicles.


In the Disney movie version of Prince Caspian, the event is depicted much differently.

Caspian meets the Pevensies and Trumpkin before the assassination attempt (Caspian was with Trufflehunter and Doctor Cornelius, while Lucy and Susan were with Trumpkin). In this version, the event is not as much a direct attempt on Caspian's life as it is a struggle to either resurrect or prevent the resurrection of Jadis, the White Witch.

It begins with Caspian talking with Nikabrik, who suggests mysteriously that Caspian take back the throne through an alternative method. The werewolf and hag approach from out of the darkness, apparently in cahoots with Nikabrik. The hag, using Jadis' wand, creates an icy wall in the cavern, from which a spirit-like image of Jadis appears, luring Caspian to bring her back to life by merely offering some of his blood.
PC-Witch

Jadis' resurrected form.

Caspian is visibly entranced, and the palm of his hand is cut for the blood offering. Suddenly, the Pevensies and Trumpkin run into the room to stop the ceremony. The lights are not extinguished in this version, so it is obvious who kills what villains, as the fight breaks out. Trumpkin fight his fellow dwarf Nikabrik, and he almost killed by Nikabrik, but then Lucy came to save him by attack Nikabrik's hand with her dagger, though Nikabrik was able to disarm Lucy and attempt to kill her, and Trumpkin came to rescue her and kill Nikabrik. Peter dispatches the Hag, and Edmund slays the Werewolf, though Peter himself becomes enchanted by the ghostly Jadis.

Finally, breaking the trance of the others, Edmund approaches the ice wall from behind, and smashes it to pieces by stabbing it through with his sword.

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