NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Fair Guard

Belle Garde, Belle Regarde

A castle occupied by Morgan le Fay.

She made Alexander the Orphan (Alisander Le Orphelin) promise to remain at the castle for a year, intending to keep him as her lover. When the owner of the castle, the Count of the Pass, learned of Morgan’s lecherous activities, he had the castle burned to the ground. To satisfy his promise to stay there, however, Alexander guarded the spot on which the castle had stood for a year.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240
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Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470