beforethelegend is a comm that was created when mod starry_laa realized there wasn't a single comm out there dedicated to the pre-series era and characters of Merlin.
Pre-Series, what is that?
Pre-series is the name we have given the generation before the main characters (Arthur, Merlin, Gwen and Morgana), and their time. So pre-series means any time frame (and the characters of that time frame) that came before the series as we know it.
So is this place only for before the series began?
No, not at all! This comm was created to celebrate those characters and their time however you wish. If you want to write a fic set in current times about Uther and Gaius, then that's perfectly welcome here. In reality, we're here for the characters.
What characters are those exactly?
We're talking about the generation who was around to witness the Great Purge. So Uther, Gaius, Igraine, Nimueh, Morgause, Hunith, Balinor, and more are all welcome here. What's not really our focus is the 'kids' or Merlin, Arthur, Gwen, and Morgana. You can feature them, but the focus is on the generation before.
Well, what can I do here?
You can post discussions, fics, vids, picspams, metas and more! Anything fan-created or fan-inspired is more than welcome here, so long as it relates to the characters we focus on.
What are the rules?
Not many, and very easy to follow. You can find them here. There's a welcome post here, and a list of tags here. I encourage you to check them all out, nose around, have fun!
Hey there, I'd like to affiliate my comm with yours, are there any rules for that?
Awesome! I'm glad you'd like to affiliate with us. If your comm is at all Merlin related then we'd welcome an affiliation! Drop us a line here if you'd like to affiliate.
What about promotion?
If you have a comm you'd like to promote here, please let us know what it is over at the Page-A-Mod thread and we'll decide for each comm on an individual basis.
Have more questions, suggestions, ideas? Just ask here! :)