Knight Rank/Title in Mirthae | World Anvil

Knight

Qualifications

All knights require training to fight, as well as learning the rules of the land, and the proper etiquette for behaving as a knight. All knights start off training by working as a squire, usually as a kid.

Requirements

At least 10 years of service as a squire.

Appointment

The accolades is a ceremony performed to raise a squire to knighthood.

Duties

Upholding the law of the land, helping out civilians when possible.

Responsibilities

Patrols, upkeep for the barracks they sleep in, menial tasks when asked, and fighting either criminals or in war.

Benefits

All knights are given honorary nobility status, even to ivierae who usually aren’t able to achieve it. Their pay is per high, allowing them to comfortably support 4 people including themself. Knights of the highest status are able to act as a substitute for their lord, and can even be put in charge as dukes, either temporarily or permanently.   An unspoken benefit is that the law is often lenient on them when they’re guilty of committing crimes, in some provinces more than others.

Accoutrements & Equipment

Knights have multiple different uniforms based on their needs. They’re given a standard outfit to wear when not on duty, and have three different sets of armour depending on how serious the situation they find themselves in is.

Grounds for Removal/Dismissal

Treason is really the only grounds for removal, in which is usually punished by death. Knights have been removed for a variety of other less serious reasons, though often they get reinstated in other provinces or by the Highking themself if they feel the dismissal was unwarranted.

History

Knights stemmed from Lynç elves, who all fought in the Human-Ivierae War.

Cultural Significance

Knights are considered to largely be an imperative icon to the world kingdom, believing that society would’ve collapsed without their existence.

Notable Holders

The most notable knight is Sir La’et, who was one of the quickest squires to ascend to knighthood, and becoming part of the Paladins of the Eclipse.
Type
Nobility, Military
Form of Address
Sir, or Sir [last name]
Source of Authority
The Highking ultimately, but also the lords they service.
Length of Term
Life long with multiple allowances to retire early.
Current Holders
Past Holders
Reports directly to
Related Organizations
Related Military Formations


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