Gawain was not only Arthur's champion, he was the champion of the ladies as well. He loved many women, but none too much -- until one of his lovers told him she intended to marry another man.
Now, a year later, he is running away from his disappointment, traveling north to fight against a mysterious warrior who has taken the hill-fort of the lady Ragnell.
But there is a mystery to Ragnell too, the beauty with the ravaged face. And Gawain learns he must solve both mysteries, that of the warrior and that of the lady ...
Gawain and Ragnell is a short story of approximately 17,000 words.