British - A king. He ruled a kingdom that was guarded by dragons. He claimed to have been betrothed to Guinevere before she married King Arthur and, although Lancelot fought and defeated him on this issue, he abducted her and kept her in his castle in an enchanted sleep. The sorcerer, Malduc, secured her release when Erec and Gawain were handed over to him. At times, identified as Valerin, King of the Tangled Wood or King of the Tangled Wood.

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