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Caradoc the Thirteenth


A giant knight from Uther Pendragon’s Old Table. He ruled the Torre Vittoriosa and hated the knights of the New Table.

He defeated Lancelot, Palamedes, Galehaut, and many others, and hung their shields on his tower. Tristan, hearing of his prowess, visited his tower and conquered him after a day’s combat. Caradoc gave him the Torre Vittoriosa and retired to a hermitage in Andernantes.

His character was probably suggested by Caradoc of the Dolorous Tower.

La Tavola Ritonda | 1325-1350