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Names from Perlesvaus: Branches I-IX


The following is a collection of proper nouns from the first nine chapters (by the Evans organization) of "Perlesvaus, or the High Book of the Grail". I present them here for the use of any writers and/or GMs who are in need of some fun person or place names with a high-chivalry feel. (I have excluded the names that everyone already knows, like "Lancelot" -- if you wanted to name a character Lancelot, you already would have and wouldn't be coming to this list. I've also taken off knightly "names" that are just the color of their heraldry. (E.g. "Knight of the Red Shield" or "Red Knight".) If you want to employ that naming scheme, I would recommend this list instead for maximum fun.


In some cases, the two translations I have copies of (the 1898 Sebastian Evans version and the 1978 Nigel Bryant version) disagree on the proper rendering of a name for reasons I am sure would be more clear to me if I were capable of reading the original. For this reason, rather than a straightforward list, I am putting the names into tables with the Bryant version on the left and the Evans version on the right, allowing you to choose your favorite renderings.


The People of Perlesvaus (Branches I-IX)

Bryant

Evans

Alain le Gros of the Vales of Kamaalot

Alain li Gros of the Valleys of Camelot​

Aliban of the Waste City

Alibans of the Waste City

Archier

Archis

Bertoles the Bald

Bertholez li Chauz

Black Hermit

Black Hermit

Brandalus of Wales

Brandalus of Wales

Brun Brandalis

Bruns Brandalis

Cahot the Red

Chaos the Red

Cahus

Chaus

Calixtes

Calixtus

Calobrutus

Calobrutus

Clamadoz of the Shadows

Clamados of the Shadows

Coward Knight

Knight Coward

Dandrane

Dindrane

Elinant of Escavalon

Elinant of Escavalon

Evalus

Enax

Fortimes of the Crimson Heath

Fortunes of the Red Launde

Gais le Gros of the Hermit's Cross

Gais li Gros of the Hermit's Cross

Galerian of the White Tower

Galians of the White Tower

Gladoain

Gladoens

Gosgallian

Gorgalians

Gurgaran

Gurgalain

Haughty Maiden

Proud Maiden

Hermit King

King Hermit

Joseus

Joseus

King of Castle Mortal

King of Castle Mortal

King of the Watch

King of Wales

Lord of the Fens

Lord of the Moors

Lord of the Rock

Lord of the Rock

Maiden of the Cart

Damsel of the Car

Marin the Jealous

Marin the Jealous

Meliarman of Albanie

Melaarmus of Abanie

Meliot of Logres

Meliot of Logres

Meralis of the Field of the Palace

Meralis of the Palace Meadow

Motley Knight

Party Knight

Par-lui-fet

Parlui

Pelles, King of the Basse Gent

Pelles, King of the Lower Folk

Perlesvaus

Perlesvax

Poor Knight

Poor Knight

Queen of the Pavilions

Queen of the Tents

Fisher King

King Fisherman

Widowed Lady

Widow Lady

Yglais

Yglais

Yvain l'Avotre

Ywain li Aoutres

The Places of Perlesvaus (Branches I-IX)


Bryant

Evans

Bridge of the Needle

Bridge of the Eel

Cardueil

Cardoil

Castle Gladoain

Castle Gladoens

Castle Gomorret

Little Gomoret

Castle of Enquiry

Castle of Inquest

Castle of Joy

Castle of Joy

Castle of Souls

Castle of Souls

Castle of the Ball

Castle of the Ball

Castle of the Beards

Castle of Beards

Castle of the Black Hermit

Castle of the Black Hermit

Castle of the Widowed Lady

Castle of the Widow Lady

Crimson Heath

Red Launde

Escavalon

Escavalon

Field of the Lion

Pass of the Lion

Field of the Palace

Palace Meadow

Forest of Shadows

Forest of Shadows

Isles of Mores

Isles of the Moors

Key of Wales

Key of Wales

Pennevoiseuse

Pannenoisance

Perilous Forest

Forest Perilous

Poor Castle

Poor Castle

Proud Castle

Castle Orguelleux

Rock Gladoain

Rock Gladoens

Vales of Kamaalot

Valleys of Camelot

Waste City

Waste City

Waste Manor

Waste Manor

White Forest

White Forest

White Tower

White Tower

I hope y'all can appreciate the extra effort that went into copy/pasting this cell by cell from my Google Sheets document thanks to Wix's "all form no function" design philosophy. It makes me miss the Geocities of my youth -- but that's why it's probably for the best that Zoe does the website so you get something that looks sleek instead of hand-coded minimalist HTML.


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