Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Countess of the Feats

A duchess of a small castle, so named because she had three hundred knights who would tell of their adventures nightly. Any knight who overcame all of the Countess’s knights would be allowed to sit with the Countess at dinner.

Peredur – on his way to defeat the Black Serpent of the Barrow – accomplished this task. During the dinner conversation, the Countess confessed her love for the knight Edlym Red Sword, and Peredur delighted her by informing her that Edlym was in fact his traveling companion. The Countess and Edlym were united and eventually married.

Peredur | 13th century