NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Poor Knight

An impoverished nobleman who gave lodging and friendship to Gawain and Lancelot. In reward, the two knights sent horses and treasures recovered from thieves to the Poor Knight. His manor was called the Waste Castle.

Perceval and the Coward Knight saved the Poor Knight’s two maiden daughters from a Robber Knight.

He finally reclaimed his wealth and position after Lancelot braved a Beheading Game in the Waste City.

Perlesvaus | Early 13th century