The Once and Future King/Questing Beast
Once and Future King/The Sword in the Stone/Chapter 2
(The Questing Beast is also known as the Beast Glatisant) King Pellinore has been searching for the Questing Beast for 17 years. Only a Pellinore or his next of kin can catch it. There is only one Questing Beast. It "has the head of a serpent, ah, and the body of a libbard, the haunches of a lion, and he is footed like a hart. Wherever this beast goes he makes a noise in his belly as it had been the noise of thirty couple hounds question. Except when he is drinking, of course." -King Pellinore, Chapter 2. More information on the Questing Beast can be found in Chapter 16.