The prize was supposed to go to the knight with the most beautiful lady. A knight called the Merciless Lion generally won the tournament through brute force, though his lady was ugly. Arthur won the tournament in the name of the Lady Without Pride.
The tournament is indebted to the Sparrowhawk tournament of the Erec romances.
Knight of the Parrot | The Legend of King Arthur
Le Chevalier du Papegau | Late 14th century or early 15th century