Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Ywaine’s Squire

When Ywaine made up his mind to slip away and reach the marvelous spring in Broceliande Forest without first seeking his sovereign’s permission, he relied on a trusty squire to help him keep his departure secret.

Though Ywaine did not take him with him, and though he accompanied his instructions with a mild threat, he is described as concealing nothing from this squire. The relationship looks deep and filled with mutual respect; one feels surprised to see so little of the squire, who disappears from the story after this one episode.