Alain

  1. Alain
    Perceval’s cousin in Perlesvaus. The son of Elinant of Escavalon, Alain was slain by the demonic Knight of the Burning Dragon. His embalmed body was carted around by a maiden, searching for someone to avenge him. Perceval accepted the challenge and slew the fierce knight, but not before the knight blasted Alain’s body to ashes with his enchanted shield. A near identical story is told of the unnamed lover of Claire in the Fourth Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval.
  2. Alain
    Alain d’Escavalan, Alein
    King of Escavalon and father of Floree, a maiden saved by Gawaine from a giant, and possibly the father also of Sir Galeshin. He ruled the castle Brion and helped Arthur fight the Saxons at the battle of Vambieres. Alain had a nephew named Arquais (Arguais).
  3. Alain
    Aleyn
    Brother of Drian and, consequently, son of Pellinore and brother of PercevalAglovaleLamorat, and Tor. With his brother Drian, he guarded a tower next to a bridge and made it a custom to joust with any knight who passed that way. He defeated Dinadan in this manner. Alain appears only once in the Prose Tristan. Malory includes him as the brother of ‘Tryan’, apparently not making the connection between Alain and Pellinore’s family.
  4. Alain
    A knight who fought with his brother, Davis. Arthur’s knights ClarisLaris, and Bedivere found them fighting and forced them to reconcile.
  5. Alain
    The nephew of Yonet, the servant of Kay’s wife Andrivette (Andrivete). Alain is also given as Yonet’s surname.