Claudas of Berry

by Brian Edward Rise

The enemy of Ban, Bors and Arthur. In the Perlevaus, the Vulgate Cycle, and Malory, Claudas is the King of Terre Deserte. Lancelot is taken by the Lady of the Lake as a result of battle between Claudas and Ban.

In Malory it is Claudas who raises Bors' sons, Bors the Younger and Lionel. They accidentally kill Claudas' son Dorin. Claudas is finally defeated by Arthur, Ban and Bors and his lands are given to Bors.