In the castle of King Pellam of Listineise was kept part of the blood of Jesus that Joseph of Arimathea brought
into Britain and also the spear that
Longinus smote Jesus to the heart with while he hung on the cross. For it
is stated that Pellam was of Joseph's kin and the most worshipful man that lived in those days.
In the story of Balin, we are told that Pellam made cry for a great tourney to be held. Balin and a certain
rich gentleman set out with
a damsel to attend the feast, for they were determined to revenge themselves upon Garlon, brother to Pellam who was a
dishonorable knight. Balin and the damsel are admitted to the feast where Balin spots Garlon and causes the knight to
notice his disdain. Garlon challenges Balin to attend to his own business and Balin rises and cleaves him to the shoulder
and after takes the truncheon that Garlon had killed Sir Herlews with and drives it through Garlon's lifeless body.
Pellam and his knights rise from their table to
attack Balin. Pellam took a grim weapon and smote at Balin but Balin managed to place his sword to ward the stroke which
caused his sword to burst asunder. Running from chamber to chamber, Balin finds the strangely wrought Spear of
Longinus and turns and stabs Pellam. Pellam falls down into a swoon and the castle roof and walls collapse around them
killing many of the attendants. For three days, they lay beneath the wreakage before Merlin arrives and rescues Balin
sending him on his way with the knowledge of the dole and pain the stroke had caused, for three countries
and the people slain. And Pellam will lie in the rich bed that Joseph had once lain, in pain and suffering, until Galahad
would arrive to heal him in the quest of the Sangreal.