Once a warrior gentle of birth, Then a person of civic worth, Now a fellow to move our mirth. Warrior, person, and fellow -- no more: We must knight our dogs to get any lower. Brave Knights Kennelers then shall be, Noble Knights of the Golden Flea, Knights of the Order of St. Steboy, Knights of St. Gorge and Sir Knights Jawy. God speed the day when this knighting fad Shall go to the dogs and the dogs go mad.
A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.
One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John.
To dub or create (one) a knight; -- done in England by the sovereign only, who taps the kneeling candidate with a sword, saying: Rise, Sir ---.
A person recognized by the Society as one who possesses great skill at heavy list fighting and who has displayed great virtue. A Knight swears fealty to the crown. Knights claim the title "Sir," usually regardless of gender.
A loyal warrior who has been recognised and given a basic title by a King, Duke or Baron. Usually they have outspoken codes of honour which they will defend to the death. The most common code being defend the Kking/Realm from invaders.
A warrior of special renown or service. Knights are addressed as Sir/Dame.
The retainer of a feudal lord who owed military service for his fief. The ideals to which a knight could aspire were notably prowess, loyalty, generosity, and courtesy.
The retainer of a feudal lord who owes military service for his fief, usually the service of one fully equipped, mounted warrior. The ideals to which a knight may aspire are notably prowess, loyalty, generosity and courtesy. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Related terms: Knight Service / Knight's Fee
A very special title given to individuals who excell in the arts of combat as well as service, courtessy and the arts. Knights are highly respected in the SCA and are identified by the white belts they wear. A list of Cleftlands Knights is available on our Order of the Chivalry page.
A person who's been specially recognized by the Crown for their fighting prowess.
originally a mounted soldier, but here usually a well-to-do landowner, below baronial rank.
originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
a fighting man
a member of the Order of Chivalry, which also includes Masters of Arms
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a noble figure, but he lays those skills down at the feet of whomever he serves
a powerful warrior of Gaia empire who can take on many opponents in close combat
a professional soldier who protects his castle until the end of his days
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One of the Peerages; highest SCA award for heavy fighting.
a mounted warrior who owed allegiance to a lord or king.
a soldier on horseback
1. (noun) A man with the title "Sir" (e.g. Sir Paul McCartney). 2. (verb) To make someone a knight. This is done in Britain as a reward for outstanding service.
a brave warrior in medieval times, often from a rich family; knights had to be loyal to the king and well mannered to everyone
originally an armed soldier employed by a baron. Later a commoner who has been knighted by the monarch. The title does not confer membership of the nobility. The rules for terms of address are: Self Sir + first name Wife Dame + surname Son Mr. Daughter Miss
a member of the Order of Chivalry who has sworn fealty to the Throne upon his/her elevation to the Peerage.
a member of the Order of Chivalry; highest SCA award for heavy fighting. The Atlantian Order of Chivalry
Term used to describe a person who would go to war in exchange for fief from his lord. They were mostly fearsome mounted warriors.
A member of the Chivalry who chose to swear fealty to the Crown.
The peerage, and highest level for fighting. Reserves the title of Sir, and is identified by a while belt, gold chain, and spurs. Knights are recognized throughout the society.
Chevalier The retainer of a feudal lord who owed military service for his fief, usually the service of one fully equipped, mounted warrior. They were the medieval equivalent of modern day battle tanks. Traditionally, knights aspired to the ideals of prowess, loyalty, generosity and courtesy.
A noble who serves as an elite warrior, judge and governor.