Bradamante is one of the greatest female knights in literature. Bradamante is the sister of Rinaldo, and one of the heroines of Orlando Furioso, Ludovico Ariosto's handling of the Charlemagne legends. She is an expert fighter, and wields a magical lance that unhorses every one it touches. She later falls in love and marries the Moorish prince Ruggiero following his conversion to Christianity. I have taken some liberty with the myth by placing her on the hippogryph, which became Ruggiero's steed after Bradamonte defeated it's previous owner Atlantes, an enchanter and who was holding Ruggiero in hope of saving him from the fate of......... oh god, it to complicated to summarize here, just go read it yourselves.