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Tristan

Tristan is the primary protagonist of the story. He is the love child of the much-admired-at-court Lord of Parmenie Rivalin, and sister-of-the-king Blancheflor, and accidental recipient of the love potion designed by the queen of Ireland and mother of Isolde. He is raised with the best education and truest affection his father's steward Rual li Foitentant can offer him, but does so and even enters court without the knowledge of his admirable father, or the lordship to which that entitles him. He serves the court nobly, and befriends the king Mark on his merits and with all sincerity. It is only when Rual reveals who he is by birth that he does any fighting. He keeps Mark from having to pay tribute to Ireland at the unjust demand of Morold, and meets Isolde when he schemes his way to Ireland to get the cure for the poison he...

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