NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


Brother Wit

The name adopted by Tristan in one of his many attempts to meet Isolde during an exile from Mark’s court.

He faked his own death, entered a monastery, and called himself “Brother Wit”. Sneaking to his own funeral in Cornwall, he made himself known only to Isolde, who then feigned illness. Representing himself as a physician, Tristan managed to enter Isolde’s chamber where they enjoyed a few hours together.

Tristan als Mönch | Early to mid 13th century