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Cotatre, Cotovatre, Scottewatre

The town, and possibly a lake, of the smith Trebuchet in Chrétien de Troyes’s PercevalPerceval had to travel there to repair the Grail Sword.

It becomes a castle in the Fourth Continuation of Perceval and a kingdom in Girart d’Amiens’s Escanor.

R.S. Loomis and D.D.R. Owen identified it with Firth of Forth, called in medieval times “Scottewatre,” indicating the Firth of Forth – an identification Cline clearly accepts, for he does not even use the name “Cotoatre,” simply calling Trebuchet’s home area the Firth of Forth.