Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Fountain of the Shade

A fountain in Cornwall.

In some versions of the Prose Tristan, Tristan encounters the King with a Hundred Knights in the vicinity of the Fountain of the Shades. The King challenges Tristan to a duel, likely due to the honor and reputation associated with such encounters in Arthurian literature.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240