Merlin's key UD
Book 05

Merlin's key, also known as Merlin's jewel, is an item in Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. It is special magic jewel that normally is placed atop of Merlin's staff and can be transformed to a key to the Jewel Box that holds the Crown Jewels of Avalon.

Whenever an Enchanted Jewel is found by the Jewel Riders on their Jewel Quest, Princess Gwenevere touches it with the key and it then returns to the box. Unlike the case of the Jewel Riders and their Enchanted Jewels, the staff and its jewel are not the direct source of Merlin's power.


Sunstar Kale key

Transformed into the form of a golden key, and almost stolen from the wizard Merlin by the evil Lady Kale when she banished him into the Wild Magic, it was barely saved from her by a hawk and Sunstar the unicorn in "Jewel Quest, Part I". Retrieved from Kale, the key was then trusted by Merlin to Princess Gwenevere in "Jewel Quest, Part II" to safekeep it from evil and help Gwen in her mission to secure the seven lost Crown Jewels.

Gwen key

In her attempts to get the key, Kale kidnaps Sunstar as a hostage in "Jewel Quest II" and later also briefly captures Gwen to exchange her for it in "Badlands". Gwen uses the key at the end of most Crown Jewel episodes.

Eventually, Kale seizes it from Gwen when she used the anti-magic in "Revenge of the Dark Stone" and then directly from Merlin along with the Jewel Box in during their battle within the dimension of Wild Magic in "Full Circle", where it is again in the staff form. It is then soon destroyed together with Kale in the trap set up for her by Merlin, however leaving the wizard himself stranded inside the Wild Magic.

Legacy Edit

Merlin's key inspired the key to Avalon in Avalon: Web of Magic.

See also Edit


Magic, Wild Magic, Jewel Quest, Jewel Armor
Magic jewels
Enchanted Jewels (Sun Stone, Moon Stone, Heart Stone), Crown Jewels, Wizard Jewels (Dark Stone)
Places and items
Avalon, Crystal Palace, Enchanted Gardens, Hall of Wizards, Morgana's lair, Jewel Box, Merlin's key
Main magic users
Merlin, Wizards (Morgana), Kale, Jewel Riders (Gwenevere, Fallon, Tamara, Sunstar, Shadowsong, Moondance)
Other magic users
Anya, The Pack (Drake, Thunderbolt), Ian, Rufus and Twig, Babies (Cleo, Spike), Travel Trees, Guardian of the Magic, Arienda and the Faery Wraiths, Wild Magic Gliders, Kit