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Florant of Itolac

Florant the Turkoyt

A knight who served Duchess Orgeluse of Logres (Orguelleuse). He was titled ‘the Turkoyt’, the meaning of which is uncertain.

Like his companion Lischois Gwelljus, he frequented the area around the Castle of Marvels and fought knights to test their worth. Gawaine was one of the few knights to defeat him, which helped Gawaine to win Orgeluse’s love. Florant married Gawaine’s mother, Sangive.

Parzival | Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1200–1210