Avalon World Tour

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The Avalon World Tour map.
Goliath, Elisa, Angela and Bronx aboard the skiff.

The Avalon World Tour primarily refers to the journey that Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx underwent after leaving Avalon, but others they encountered along the way have also sojourned across the globe.


Because Avalon's magic sends one where one needs to be rather than where one wants to go, anyone leaving Avalon will be guided to a world location by the fate and the whims of Avalon. Goliath and Company visited a number of distant places before finally reaching Manhattan again. Despite numerous opportunities to go directly back to New York City, the travelers realized that their journey was fated and chose to see it through to the end.

All travelers have used skiffs in their travels. When they reach their final location, the skiff sinks.

Guardian's Destinations

Tom would voyage from Avalon every one hundred years to see if the world was safe for gargoyles and to find out if Goliath had awakened. During these journeys, Tom acquired his armor and sword and learned that "Avalon doesn't send you where you want to go, Avalon sends you where you need to be". ("Avalon" Part One, "Avalon" Part Three)

During his tenth voyage in late 1995, Guardian arrived in Manhatttan, after a previous excursion to Wyvern Hill where he discovered that Castle Wyvern had been relocated and set atop a skyscraper. [1][2] He also visited the Archmage's Cave and inadvertently informed the ghosts of Hakon and the Captain that Goliath may still be alive. He left Wyvern and Avalon then sent him to Manhattan. [3][4]

Goliath and Company's Destinations

The World Tour began with Goliath, Elisa and Bronx arriving on Avalon on December 28, 1995 and leaving with Angela shortly thereafter. [5] The following is a list of locations they visited and the dates in which they first arrived there:

Upon their arrival in Manhattan, their skiff sank. [6]

The larger gaps in time during the World Tour were generally due to short stays on Avalon and the difference in the passage of time between there and the real world. [7] "Avalon" Part Three ended with Tom informing Goliath, Elisa, Bronx, and Angela that Avalon sends them where they need to be rather where they want to be. In the process of the Tour, Goliath and his companions made contact with heroes around the world, the clans dwelling in London, Guatemala, and Ishimura, encountered a number of Oberon's Children, learned of the existence of New Olympians and extra-terrestrial life forms, and locked swords with many of their old foes (including the ghost of Hakon, Sevarius, the Xanatos Goon Squad, Demona, Thailog, the Pack, and Xanatos himself). By the end of the World Tour, some old foes became new friends; Goliath is on friendly terms with Macbeth following their encounter in Paris and the World Travelers witnessed Dingo's decision to be a hero in Australia. Goliath even had a chance to forgive the Captain of the Guard.

Demona and Macbeth's Destination

After being cast out from Avalon unconscious, Demona and Macbeth were sent to France because of Thailog, and to confront each other once more. [8]

King Arthur's Destinations

King Arthur Pendragon traveled to an unspecified location which after he returned to Avalon and considered staying. [9] Arthur decided to resume his World Tour on May 18, 1996, which ended in London (as demonstrated when his skiff sunk into the water). ("Pendragon") [10]

Jade and Turquesa's Destinations

After Jade and Turquesa journeyed to Avalon with the World Travelers in May 1996, they embarked on their own quest home. By June 1997, the two still found themselves instead where Avalon needed them to be, finding themselves in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A month later, they arrived in Manhattan. ("The Green", "Questions", "Quo Vadis Cum Hoc?")

Production Background

"Avalon" Part Two originally contained a flashback where the Guardian left after the Archmage's attack to arrive in Wyvern only to discover that the castle was moved atop a skyscraper in New York. The scene would follow with Tom praying that Avalon would send him to the city in question to illustrate that Avalon chooses the location of the traveler. [11]

There were additional stops intended for the World Tour, but they were ultimately cut due to frustration that the arc began to feel overly long. According to Greg Weisman: "What was supposed to be a five week trip became a five month trip." Not only were frequent reruns (the result of pressures in the production of the second season) contributing to that sentiment, but there was also the understanding that there were too few check-ins with Hudson and the Trio. [12][13] Abandoned episodes included stops in Tibet (later incorporated in "Reunion"), China, and Korea. [14]