British - Foster-father of Tristram. When Tristram's mother died, Kurneval claimed the baby Tristram as his son to save him from Morgan who had killed his father, Meliad. He raised the boy, teaching him the knightly arts. In the Wagnerian story of Tristram and Isolde, he accompanied Tristram to Ireland to escort Isolde to Cornwall and killed the traitor Melot who betrayed Tristram and Isolde to King Mark. He was killed in the same fight, where he is known as Gouvernail. Referred to as Kurneval, Gouvernail, Gouvernail, Gouvernal, Gorvenal, Go(u)vernal, Rohand, Rohand, Rual or Rual.

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