Though many feared the bizarre nature of his black flames, he never once presumed his power to be cursed. His righteous efforts to quell the disparaging rumors were to no avail. The sight of the unappreciative people he had tasked himself to defend shrinking back in his presence filled him with disgust. Vilification and insecurity only served to fan the dark, ominous fires even higher.
A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the Monarch or country, especially in a military capacity. Historically, in Europe, knighthood has been conferred upon mounted warriors. During the High Middle Ages, knighthood was considered a class of lower nobility. By the Late Middle Ages, the rank had become associated with the ideals of chivalry, a code of conduct for the perfect courtly Christian warrior. Often, a knight was a vassal who served as a fighter for a lord, with payment in the form of land holdings. The lords trusted the knights, who were skilled in battle on horseback. Since the early modern period, the title of knight is purely honorific, usually bestowed by a monarch, as in the British honours system, often for non-military service to the country.
Artwork by Ruan Jia.