Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Nephew of the Duke of Saxony

This young man served as his uncle’s messenger to the court of the German emperor at Cologne, warning them that the duke would fight for Fenice. On his way out, the nephew challenged Cligés to a joust and lost.

Later, by the Black Forest beside the Danube, the Duke of Saxony’s nephew led five companions to assault Cligés and three friends as they jousted for sport near the Greek camp. In this attack the duke’s nephew promptly lost his life to Cligés, but set off the one great battle between his uncle’s forces and the combined armies of Greece and Germany, which led to victory for the latter.