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La Sapine

Sapinoie, Sarpenic, Sarpetine, Sarpine, Serpentine

A perilous forest near the castle of Florega in Britain, probably near Surluse; possibly near Gore.

This is where King Lot, in rebellion against Arthur, laid an ambush for Arthur. Arthur learned of the plot in advance and was ready. In the ensuing battle, Gawain captured Lot and forced him to surrender to Arthur.

The forest was also the home of Maduc the Black, an enemy of the Round Table.

It might be identical with La Sapinoie.