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Count of the Plains

Count of the Plain, Earl de Playns, Earl of Plain

A nobleman who held a tournament against King Hervyn or the lady of the castle Tubele (Cubele) during the Grail Quest.

Bors de Ganis arrived at the tournament and met his brother Lionel, whom Bors had believed dead.

A member of the nobility. The title earl is Anglo-Saxon and is the same as the Scandinavian jarl (‘chieftain’), they ruled their territories in a king’s stead. During the medieval times, in Scandinavia, the title was replaced with hertig, duke, which later on became equivalent with Count on the Continent.

Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal | 1215-1230
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470