Sir Gawain surprises everyone by announcing his engagement to Queen Ilene of Perilous Garde. With King Arthur abroad and Queen Guinevere needed in remain in Camelot, Valiant, Arn, and Rowanne are chosen to attend his wedding. While the land bordering it is devastated by drought, Perilous Garde seems to be the ideal kingdom even Camelot has yet to become, and Gawain is set to give up his knighthood to stay there, as the three are invited to do. But the visitors notice confusing events and actions, and soon learn of the price of such prosperous living. But it seems unlikely that they'll get to discuss it with Gawain before his wedding. Written by
Did You Know?
Gawain's fiancée is named Ilene. In Hal Foster
's comic strip, Ilene was the name of the lady Valiant and Prince Arn had a romantic rivalry over, and whose attempted rescue resulted in Arn giving the Singing Sword (Flamberge) to Valiant. See more
There are inconsistencies with the colors of Rowanne's dress. When she is first seen on the platform with Valiant, Arn, and Queen Ilene, Rowanne's dress is mainly white with the trimming on each half in the front red with pink triangles, and gold trimming at the end of the sleeves. When Queen Ilene mentions there's something she wants to tell them, the trimmings of Rowanne's dress are pink with black triangles and the sleeves are black. Then, in a far shot of the four on the platform, Rowanne's dress is dark and pale green with a triangular collar, which were the colors she wore earlier. In the next scene featuring Rowanne, her dress is back to the colors of white, red, pink, and gold again. Rowanne is also seen wearing dark and pale green when she's sitting on a fountain. See more
At Perilous Garde, a woman's only duty is to be lovely, to act as an inspiration for the men.
Well, if it's inspiration they want, far be it from me to disappoint them.