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The charming daughter of Duke Lyppaut of Bearosche, sister of Obie, and friend of Clauditte in Wolfram’s Parzival.

Obilot – who was still a child – developed a crush on Gawain when he came to Bearosche to assist Lyppaut in the war against King Meliant. At Obilot’s request, Gawain generously consented to become her “knight servitor” and wore her sleeve in battle. When Gawain captured Meliant in battle, he sent him to Obilot as a prisoner. Obilot, in turn, transferred Meliant to her sister Obie. Meliant and Obie reconciled and the war was ended.

Obilot’s counterpart in Chrétien de Troyes’s Parzival is called the “Maiden with the Little Sleeves”, and in Heinrich von dem Türlin’s Diu Crône, she is called Quebeleplus.

Parzival | Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1200–1210