Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book II Chapter XVIII — 2 Comments

  1. Why is it that, when convenient, in these identity-not-revealed legends, no one ever speaks to one another, but in normal jousting there is all kinds of repartee? Also, no one ever recognizes the other by the sound of his voice when they do talk?

    Can’t help but comment that if an entire generation was as spiritually pure as Pellam, the human species would cease to exist. One wonders if “spiritual purity” is Arthurian code for in-the-closet gayness. Is “spiritual purity” the term Malory uses?

  2. Trying to figure what to make of this. Balin’s player was moving out-of-state, perhaps? Or maybe he got a girlfriend, just didn’t show up for a few sessions, and the DM wrote up a little Balinfic to explain what happened to him.

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