As with so many especial events during Arthur’s reign, adventures often began during a high feast, this one being the wedding of Arthur to Guinevere. The high feast was made ready when Arthur was wedded to Guinevere in the church of Saint Stephen’s in Camelot. Merlin asks that all the knights remain at their seats to see a strange adventure.
A white hart comes running into the hall chased by a white brachet and thirty couple of black running hounds. The brachet manages to catch and bite the hart, which in its frenzy to escape leaps the table overthrowing a knight and escapes. The knight rises and takes the brachet and departs. A lady comes riding in on a white palfrey and requests the return of her brachet, crying aloud and making great dole. As she cries, a knight appears and takes her by force and departs.
Arthur is relieved for she made a great noise but Merlin will not let him put aside the adventure lightly. Merlin requests that Arthur send Gawain to bring back the hart, Tor to bring back the brachet, and Pellinore to return the damsel.
~Quest of The White Hart, Legend of Camelot
Today’s Image of the Day is by artist Sugarfairy88 Resident. The story of the White Hart and the quest of Sir Gawain is not well known. Here we see the white hart, summoned by Merlins magic, being chased by the black dogs before it is bitten. The mood is expressed both in the expression of the face and the poses showing action. The glitter and colors help us feel like we are being consumed with magic. Great work Sugarfairy! There are only 4 days left for Enchantment. Come and visit HERE. The Lost Unicorn Photo Contest has begun! Check out the rules HERE. Upload your submissions HERE on Flickr. Contest ends Monday, September 1st.