Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog

Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog
Also known as Saban's Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog
Created by Haim Saban
Starring Lochlainn O'Mearain
Lisa Dwan
Justin Pierre
Vincent Walsh
Stephen Brennan
Barry Cassin
Charlotte Bradley
Gerry O'Brien
Ned Dennehy
Peadar Lamb
Kelly Campbell
Ben Palmer
Voices of Ned Dennehy
Shaun Elebert
Enda Kilroy
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Inon Zur
Country of origin Ireland
United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 50
Executive producer(s) Haim Saban
Producer(s) Robert Hughes
Lauren A. Levine
Location(s) Ireland
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Renaissance-Atlantic Films
Sharpmist, Ltd.
Distributor Saban Brands
MarVista Entertainment
Original network FOX (Fox Kids)
Original release September 7, 1998 – May 7, 1999

Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog is an Irish/American fantasy-adventure television series set in a fantasy version of ancient Ireland, created by Saban Entertainment.[1] It was loosely based on actual Irish mythology. The name derives from Tír na nÓg, one of the Otherworlds of Irish mythology. It was Saban's first fantasy series to involve knights, dragons, and wizards.[2] It aired on the Fox Kids block on Fox from September 1, 1998 and ending on May 7, 1999. A second season entitled Mystic Knights: Battle Thunder was planned, but was later cancelled, and its budget was put towards Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. The resulting series was an attempt in doing an original non-Japanese special-effects series rather than adapting from actual Japanese tokusatsu.[3][4][5][6][7]


Queen Maeve of Temra, to conquer the peaceful kingdom of Kells, enlists the fairy Mider, who gives her the mystical Rune Stone allowing Maeve to use sorcery, most often to create ogres and evil giants, whom she sends to wreak havoc. When King Conchobar of Kells seeks a way to protect his kingdom, protagonist Rohan, a druid's apprentice, goes in search of the prophesized hero 'Draganta', with his friend the reformed thief Angus. Later joined by the foreign Prince Ivar, and Conchobar's daughter, Princess Deirdre, they are drawn into Tir Na Nóg, whose king Fin Varra puts the group through various tests to determine their worthiness. The heroes having passed these tests, King Fin Varra gives them certain weapons granting control of the Classical Elements Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Thereafter the four overcome Mider's 'Evil Sentinels' (recurring villains in the series) to capture corresponding suits of armor, and oppose the various monsters created by Maeve, assisted by the winged fairy 'Aideen'. Subsequently, Rohan gains a new partner in Pyre the dragon, who later identifies Rohan as Draganta. Later in the series, another Mystic Knight emerges in Prince Garrett of Rheged, who joins the others after they free him from Maeve's telepathic control. With her powers nearly exhausted, Queen Maeve summons the monster 'Lugad', who is more powerful than any previous creation; but he and Rohan are both identified as Maeve's abandoned sons. In the series finale, they co-operate with the other Mystic Knights to defeat Maeve, whom Rohan banishes from both kingdoms.


Mystic Knights

Fiercely independent princess Deirdre (Lisa Dwan).




These are the monsters that the Mystic Knights battle:


No. Title Original airdate
1"Legend of the Ancient Scroll"September 1, 1998
When her plans for war on Kells are revealed, Maeve begins to raise a monster to battle Kells troops. Told of the ancient scroll which can find Dragenta, Rohan and Angus are on the trail, meeting with Ivar along the way. Deirdre follows as the four fall through a portal in the earth.
2"Tir Na Nóg"September 2, 1998
In the fairy kingdom, the Knights are put through a series of tests to find their worth. Once they prove themselves, they are granted the Mystic Weapons which they use to fight back a Temra attack.
3"The Fire Dragon of Dare"September 3, 1998
The Knights fail to tame Pyre the fire dragon and realize they need their armor to do so. Rohan is first, defeating the Ice Lord of Temra to gain his armor.
4"Tash Hound of Temra"September 4, 1998
Deirde faces the Lightning Bat of Temra for her suit of armor. Meanwhile, Maeve tricks Rohan into thinking that Temra wants peace with Kells so that she can sic the Tash Hound of Temra on him.
5"Ivar and the Sea Serpent"September 5, 1998
Ivar battles the Sea Serpent of Temra for his armor and his feelings about being in Kells.
6"The Wolf in the Rocks"September 7, 1998
Maeve has her soldiers kidnap Angus to keep him from facing the Rock Wolf of Temra. When his friends rescue him, Angus confronts the Rock Wolf while the others fight the Bull of Temra.
7"The Taming of Pyre Pt. 1"September 8, 1998
The Knights try to get Pyre on their side.
8"The Taming of Pyre Pt. 2"September 9, 1998
The Knights manage to control Pyre to become an ally.
9"Draganta"September 10, 1998
Pyre reveals that Rohan himself is Dragenta, which he is uneasy about. Maeve takes advantage to cast a spell that turns the other Knights against each other.
10"War of the Little People"September 11, 1998
Mider tricks the Knights into giving up their weapons as he takes over Tir Na Nog.
11"Dragon's Fury"September 28, 1998
Maeve uses a plant to control Pyre, forcing the Knights to fight him.
12"Tyrune"September 29, 1998
Maeve and Torc trick Rohan into reciting an incantation and bring the ancient dragon Tyrune to life.
13"Tyrune Returns"September 30, 1998
The Knights must free Pyre in order to defeat Tyrune.
14"Aideen and the Stone Princess"October 1, 1998
Taking what she thinks is a potion to boost her strength, Aideen turns Deirde into stone and must undo the spell.
15"Battle of the Druids"October 2, 1998
Cathbad's druid teacher Sithchenn comes to Kells and seems to help the king making Cathbad feel unneeded. However, when it's discovered the druid is working for Maeve, Cathbad must overcome his doubts and fight his mentor.
16"Queen Deirdre"October 26, 1998
When Conchobar is taken ill by a spell in the form of a gift, Deirdre must become Queen in his stead. However, her worry about making the wrong choices pushes her to accept a challenge from Maeve that could spell disaster.
17"Night of the Spirits"October 27, 1998
Maeve takes advantage of a Kells holiday to send ghostly creatures to attack.
18"Aideen's Choice"October 28, 1998
Aideen accepts a spell from Maeve that turns her into a human so she can pursue Rohan. Maeve uses the opportunity to capture Deirdre, forcing Aideen to choose the princess or her new form.
19"Divide & Conquer"October 29, 1998
A messenger from Ivar's home requests his return as news comes of a new Temra attack. Both are part of a plan by Maeve to separate the Knights while she uses sleeping fog to take over Kells.
20"Eye of the Beholder"October 30, 1998
On an errand for Cathbad, Deirde drinks from a magic pool that turns her into a hag. When she goes to Fin Varra for help, he's taken by her new appearance and shrinks her down to be with him.
21"Garrett and the Princess"TBA
In order to forge an alliance, Conchobar agrees to marry Deirde to Garrett, a prince of another land. His arrogance soon rubs all the Knights the wrong way and they tell him to leave.
22"The Traitor of Kells"TBA
Maeve uses a spell on Garrett to turn him into her fighter. He soon manages to defeat the Knights and steal their weapons.
23"The Fifth Knight"TBA
Told that Garrett is important to the future of Kells, the Knights manage to free him from his spell.
24"The Mystic Knight of Forest"TBA
Garrett must overcome his arrogance in order to become the new Mystic Knight when he fights a giant spider in Banshee Woods. While Garrett is tangling with the giant spider, Mider summons four of the Spectres of Banshee Woods to fight the other Knights.
25"Egg of the Dragon"TBA
The Knights discover a dragon's egg in the forest and must keep it from Maeve. Meanwhile, Angus falls in with some old thief friends of his and Deirde and Garrett attempt to work out their relationship.
26"The Drageen"TBA
Now hatched, the baby dragon is sought by both the Knights and Maeve.
27"A King's Ransom"TBA
When the Northmen, a race of savage invaders, kidnap Conchobar and threaten the whole island, the Knights offer a truce to Maeve to fight them off. However, the invasion is all a ruse of Maeve's to take over Kells.
28"The Curse of Kells"TBA
Ivar is told the story of how Angus and Rohan became friends as children as well as how Torc joined with Maeve.
29"The Trial of Angus"TBA
Rohan and Deirdre work to clear Angus when he's accused of robbing villagers and vandalizing their properties. While Ivar is busy looking for the real culprit, Maeve summons a fire monster and sends it to Kells.
30"Mider: King of Temra"TBA
Tricking Cathbad into turning him human-sized, Mider overthrows Maeve and becomes ruler of Temra. Realizing the power-mad fairy is a more dangerous threat, the Knights aid Maeve in taking back her throne as the answer to King Fin Varra's advice.
31"The Buckler of Bre"TBA
Entering Tir Na Nog, Torc steals a powerful weapon that allows him to challenge the Knights.
32"Ivar's Revenge"TBA
Ivar finally manages to steal back his people's chalice from Torc. However, the chalice is Mider's link to the dark realms and taking it back to Ivar's kingdom is too dangerous. Ivar decides to take the chalice anyway but is captured by Maeve while Mider is left stranded at Castle Kells.
33"King's Bride"TBA
Conchobar is taken by a visiting lady but Deirdre senses something wrong about her.
34"All Kings Great and Small"TBA
In order to stop a storm of dark magic, the kings of Kells and Tir Na Nog must switch places for a day. While Conchobar organizes the fairies into a fighting force, Fin Varra's more fun ways with the Kells soldiers leave them vulnerable to attack.
35"The Wish"TBA
After saving a wood elf, Angus is offered one wish and the other Knights pressure him to use it for their own desires.
36"The Lost King"TBA
The Knights must find the kidnapped Fin Varra before Maeve steals his powers.
37"Friends for Life"TBA
Jealousy of Rohan's prominence leads Angus to a falling out with his friend.
38"The Prisoner Prince"TBA
A young prince who seeks to have his kingdom ally with Temra comes to claim it and the Knights must keep him safe, despite his bratty attitude.
A beautiful princess named Lynette is found on the shores of Kells without her memory by Fin Varra's scouts. Garrett grows closer to her while her arrival coincides with the monstrous Grindon attacking.
40"Rohan's Doubt"TBA
Maeve casts a spell on Rohan that makes him doubt in his abilities and weakens him in battle.
41"The Barrow of Balin"TBA
Maeve resurrects the legendary warrior Balin and sets him against Kells, forcing Rohan to battle his idol.
42"Dark Rider"TBA
Maeve awakens an ancient warrior who uses a scepter to take over the minds of Kells soldiers and the Knights.
43"The Warrior of Temra"TBA
As the war turns against her, Maeve pulls out her secret weapon that was bred by her teacher Nemain: Lugad, a monstrous warrior.
44"Battle Fury"TBA
Lugad helps turn the tide of war for Temra as the Knights must figure a way to stop him. Rohan undergoes a dangerous test to gain the powerful Battle Fury armor.
45"Lugad's Challenge"TBA
Rohan faces Lugad one on one and makes a stunning discovery that links them together.
46"The Mark of Destiny"TBA
Rohan must try to convince Lugad of the truth about them.
47"The Queen Mother"TBA
Captured by Maeve, Rohan is shocked to learn the secret of his origins.
48"Knight in the Forest"TBA
Contemplating leaving Kells, Rohan decides to stay and fight as Garrett returns to aid in the battle.
49"The Final Battle"TBA
Maeve launches a full on attack on Castle Kells that forces the Knights and Conchobar to retreat.
Rohan must embrace his destiny to defeat Maeve once and for all.


Voice actors

VHS and DVD release

In the US and UK, only one VHS was released. In Germany, two DVDs were released with two episodes each. The original English audio is not included on the DVDs.

See also


  1. "Mystic Knights Launch Nighttime Attack On Seaworld – Orlando Sentinel". 1999-05-24. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  2. "New Technology Brings More Visual Effects to TV – Los Angeles Times". 1998-07-22. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  3. "Kid Stuff". NY Daily News. 1999-05-01. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  4. "Production News 06/05/99 | The Irish Film & Television Network". 1999-05-06. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  5. "Tv For Kids: What's New – Orlando Sentinel". 1998-09-02. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  6. "Play hellishly clever". 2000-06-04. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  7. "Kids' New Identities Become A Crisis For Their Dads – Chicago Tribune". 1999-03-08. Retrieved 2013-11-02.

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