Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Percivale encountered, in both the Second Continuation and Peredur, a chessboard on which the pieces moved themselves. Oweing to his lack of success in the game (and, in Peredur, the jibes of the chessmen), he flung the board away.

In Peredur a dark girl told him to retrieve the board. In the Second Continuation he was told to do this by a fairy of the waters.

Second Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval | Attributed to Wauchier of Denain, c. 1200
Peredur | 13th century