Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Castle of the Beards

A fortress whose knights would require the beard of any passers-by as a toll; with the beards, they made hair shirts for the local hermits. Lancelot ended the custom by slaying the participating knights. The lady of the Castle of the Beards wished Lancelot as a husband, but he left and did not return.

Perlesvaus | Early 13th century