Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Maledisant’s Shield

A great black shield, with a white hand in the midst holding a sword. The damsel Maledisant (later called Beauvivante) brought it to Arthur’s court, seeking a knight to fulfill the quest of the shield’s dead owner. Sir La Cote Male Taile took the quest. Malory’s account leaves the quest unclear. 

Breuse Sans Pitie had once taken the shield from Maledisant, and Tristram (Tristan) had regained it for her that time.