Aroie, L’Arbroie(?), La Broce(?), La Broie(?)
A Scottish forest through which Perceval, in Fergus, pursued a white stag in a long hunt that finally ended in the forest of Ingegal (Ingagel). In the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin, it is the location of the Forest of Adventures. This was where Gawaine, Ywaine, and Marhaus met with three maidens who led them on separate quests.
Sirs Marhaus, Gawaine, and Ywaine
came into a great forest, that was named the country and forest of Arroy, and the country of strange adventures,
and here they chose for their guides three damsels whom they met at a fountain. Aside from the intervention of the Damosel of the Lake in Gawaine’s adventure, there is not much of the supernatural in the succeeding episodes, as Malory records them.
After meeting each other again in Arroy at the close of these adventures, the trio took twelve days to reach Camelot, which may argue quite a distance, or bad roads, or a leisurely trip.
“Printemps, Été and Automne” | The Legend of King Arthur