Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 60

Tristram, Gareth, and Dinadan ride on, leaving Palomides behind.  They stop overnight in a castle, where Tristram notices the lord giving him the stink eye. “What’s up?” he demands. “You’re Sir Tristram de Liones, right?” the lord says.  “You killed … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 57 to 59

So Dinadan goes out looking for Tristram, again, and finds him, again, before too long.  Due to Tristram’s new face-concealing helmet, Dinadan doesn’t recognize him, again.  But this time he does recognize that helmet!  It’s a distinctive helmet. “Hey, you!” … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 55 and 56

At this point there’s a brief interlude of Tristram being a dick to Sir Dinadan for no reason at all.  See, Dinadan comes by looking for Tristram, but Tristram’s incognito and won’t tell Dinadan that it’s him.  Then Tristram insults … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 53 and 54

To make a long story very slightly shorter, Tristram and Palomides and Pitiless Bruce paper over this schism by randomly accosting the first knight they see and challenging him to a joust for funsies.  It turns out to be Sir … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 52 and 53

Okay, so, Tristram and the lovely Isoud are finally together and out of Cornwall!  Tristram’s story so far, let me recap:   10 Hang out in Cornwall, having an affair with Isoud 20 Get kicked out of Cornwall 30 Have … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 50 and 51

Malory wants to talk about Tristram again, he’s decided.  The tournament he was just now talking about was a massive success, so naturally Galahalt and Bagdemagus decide to have a second one.  They’re hugely jealous of Launcelot (even though he’s … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 46 to 49

In fact, Arthur shows up unexpectedly at the tournament, ready to joust Palomides and regain the family honor!  But Lamorak has already seen this coming, and arranged for Palomides to be elsewhere, so that when Arthur is walking around trying … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapters 40 to 46

New story!  New story!  Gather round, and let me tell you all about Sir Galahalt, who should not be confused with Sir Galahad.  This story has so much jousting you guys, that’s why we’re covering seven chapters today. Galahalt is … Continue reading →

Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book X, Chapter 39

Shortly afterwards the Earl of Pace waits until Morgan le Fay isn’t in residence at Castle Prettyview, then burns it to the ground.  He gets help from four hundred of his friends, but hey.  Alisander would burn to death, but … Continue reading →