NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Impenetrable Forest

La Forest Désévoiable

In Perlesvaus, Sir Tericam (Turquine) is depicted as a powerful and malevolent knight who resides in the Impenetrable Forest. He is known for his cruelty and for imprisoning knights and damsels in his castle within the forest. Knights who venture into the forest face challenges from Sir Tericam and other dangers. These challenges often involve rescuing prisoners and overcoming the malevolent forces that inhabit the forest.

In Perlesvaus, the Forest Désévoiable is depicted as a mystical and perilous forest that is nearly impossible to penetrate or navigate. This forest is an enchanted and magical place, often shrouded in mist and mystery.

Sir Gawain enters the Impenetrable Forest in his quest to find the Holy Grail. During his journey, he encounters Sir Tericam (Turquine) and engages in a battle with him.

Knights who venture into the forest often encounter damsels held captive by malevolent knights, like Sir Tericam. These damsels seek the assistance of noble knights to rescue them from their captors. Knights such as Gawain and Lancelot undertake these quests to save the damsels and prove their chivalry.

The Impenetrable Forest is inhabited by knights who challenge those who enter. These confrontations often lead to battles that test the mettle of the Arthurian knights. The knights face both physical combat and moral dilemmas as the encounter adversaries. The forest is filled with magical phenomena, spiritual and mystical experiences and symbolic challenges.

Compare with
Perilous Forest | The Legend of King Arthur

Perlesvaus | Early 13th century
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230