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Alain

by Brian Edward Rise
Named Alain le Gros. A son of Bron, he becomes the second Grail-keeper. He is one of the group that bear the Grail to its final resting place in the remote western Vales of Avaron or Avalon, identified with the later site of Glastonbury Abbey in central Somerset. Like Bron, he is a "Fisher-King" and builder of Corbenic castle. While early texts claim him a celibate, he is later, in Perlesvaus and other texts, made the father of Perceval. This contradicts the chronology, however, unlikely placing Arthur's reign just a short two generations after the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea.

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