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Dolorous Prison

Dolereuse Chartre

A dungeon owned by Brandin of the Isles (Brandus des Illes), lord of Dolorous Garde (Doloreuse Chartre), the prison might be in a different location than the castle itself.

Every knight who attempted the adventure at Dolorous Guard and failed was thrown into the Dolorous Prison; their names, however, appeared on tombstones at Doloreuse Garde, as if they were dead. These knights included:

Gawaine was tricked into the prison by Brandin after Lancelot liberated Doloreuse Garde, but the lot of knights were eventually freed by Lancelot. Loholt and Galegantin developed serious illnesses while in the prison; Loholt later died, but Galegantin was healed by the Hermit of the Thicket.

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