Partinal


A knight whose death is the object of Percevalís quest in the Third Continuation of Chrťtienís Perceval.

The nephew of Sir Espignogres, Partinal besieged Goondesert, Percevalís uncle, in the castle of Quingragan. The siege was lifted, but Partinal disguised himself as one of Goondesertís knights, sneaked into the castle, and slew Goondesert with the Grail Sword.

Perceval learned of the murder from the Fisher King. He tracked Partinal to the Red Tower, Partinalís castle, and killed him after a day-long duel. Perceval then took his head to the Grail Castle.

Partinalís role is filled by the Hags of Gloucester in the Welsh Peredur.