NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia



A British forest, divided between Cambenic and North Wales, near Escavalon.

In the early days of Arthur’s reign, a group of Britons, led by King Clarion and Duke Escant of Cambenic, ambushed a party of Saxons in Breckham and slaughtered them.

The forest, which was the site of one of Gawaine’s many adventures (the rescue of the maiden Florée), contained the Good Deed monastery, the castle of Leverzep, and three hermitages: the Cross, the Crossing, and the Restful Hermitage. It also held the Heath of the Crossroads, a place of adventures.

Its name may be a variation of Bedegraine.

Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century