NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Nogant the Tall

An evil, cowardly knight related to Queen Fenise of Ireland.

Seeking to win Fenise in marriage, he entered a sparrowhawk tournament at the city of Landoc, hoping that his size would scare away the other competitors. When this failed to happen, he ran away from the contest. Fenise announced his cowardice to the world, causing him to attack her in her castle at Limerick, tricking Arthur into joining him.

Sir Durmart, seeking to marry Fenise himself, arrived at the battle, and Nogant rode swiftly away on a camel rather than face Durmart.

Durmart le Gallois | Early 13th century