The King of the Isles, brother of Pelles, and father of Lamorak. In some texts, he is also the father of Percival. While in persuit of the Questing Beast, he meets King Arthur, who challenges him to a joust. During this joust, Arthur's sword (the one he had drawn from the stone) breaks and is given a replacement by Merlin and the Lady of the Lake: the sword Excalibur. During the battle that leads to the dissolution of the Round Table, Pellinore slays Lot, and is in turn killed by Lot's sons, Gawain and Gaheris.