Ris


    1. Ris

      British king who opposed Cadioalant in a tournament at Caerleon.


    2. Ris

      King of Outre-Ombre who defeated nine kings and made a mantle for his paramour, the Queen of Iceland, out of their beards. He sent a message to Arthurís court demanding Arthurís beard. When Arthur refused, he besieged and captured the city of Cardigan.

      He offered to grant any favor to a knight who would brave the fearsome Waste Chapel. When none of his knights rose to the task, Lady Lore of Cardigan - over Risís objections - completed the adventure and forced Ris to return her city. Later, Arthurís Sir Meriadeuc defeated Ris and his best knights in combat, forcing them to surrender to Arthur. Ris reconciled with Arthur and became one of the kingís knights.

      Found in the tale of Meriadeuc, his character and name were evidently suggested by Ryons.