King of the Red City


This king appears in Les Merveilles de Rigomer as an ally of Rigomer castleGawain defeated him during his battle to conquer the castle.

In Chrétien’s ErecErec unhorsed him, along with his saddle and the reins of his bridle, in a mighty clash at the tournament between Evroic and Tenebroc. He may have inspired Hartmann’s Roiderodes.


See also
Landunas | The Legend of King Arthur


Sources
Erec | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century