Raimondin meets Melusine
One day, Raimondin went on a wild boar hunt with his uncle, the Count of Poitiers. The chase of the animal going wrong, the nephew accidentally killed his uncle while putting the beast to death. Overwhelmed with grief, he wandered in the forest of Coulombiers where he caught sight of three girls in a clearing.
Melusine was the one to smile and speak to him. She promised Raimondin happiness and prosperity if he married her. However, he had to promise that he wouldn’t try to find what she was doing or where she was going to on Saturdays. Raimondin, dazzled by her beauty, accepted and the wedding was then celebrated.
By marring the fairy, Raimondin became the most powerful lord of Poitou. Melusine, the builder, constructed the Lusignan castle on her husband’s land. She then built several other castles and cities on the surrounding hills.