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 **To Become a Knight**: ​ a character must be a 2nd level or higher fighter, and have possession of a suit of plate armor, shield, helmet, sword, lance, and a heavy warhorse and 2 medium or light horses (with tack and saddles), and have engaged a squire. ​ He presents himself at a lord, baron, duke, prince or the king’s court on April 1, August 1, or December 1 at the festival held on those dates. ​ He then undergoes a trial of arms (to prove 2nd level fighter status) and must swear an oath of loyalty to the Law and to the Realm. ​  Then he is dubbed knight and has its privileges. ​ The sons of Lords, Barons, Dukes or Princes are automatically knighted on their 21st birthday, regardless of their class and level. **To Become a Knight**: ​ a character must be a 2nd level or higher fighter, and have possession of a suit of plate armor, shield, helmet, sword, lance, and a heavy warhorse and 2 medium or light horses (with tack and saddles), and have engaged a squire. ​ He presents himself at a lord, baron, duke, prince or the king’s court on April 1, August 1, or December 1 at the festival held on those dates. ​ He then undergoes a trial of arms (to prove 2nd level fighter status) and must swear an oath of loyalty to the Law and to the Realm. ​  Then he is dubbed knight and has its privileges. ​ The sons of Lords, Barons, Dukes or Princes are automatically knighted on their 21st birthday, regardless of their class and level.
   
-Since the equipage for a knight runs about 600gp, it can be difficult to afford to become a knight. ​  Some lords with front the equipment to good prospects to serve as Household Knights for a fixed term of years. ​  Other knights achieve their gear from their families or their own efforts and wander freely as Knights Errant. ​  The goal of most knights is to be granted a knightly manor in exchange for military service as a Knight Vassal.+Since the equipage for a knight runs about 600gp, it can be difficult to afford to become a knight. ​  Some lords will front the equipment to good prospects to serve as Household Knights for a fixed term of years. ​  Other knights achieve their gear from their families or their own efforts and wander freely as Knights Errant. ​  The goal of most knights is to be granted a knightly manor in exchange for military service as a Knight Vassal.
  
 **Benefits of Knighthood**:  ​ **Benefits of Knighthood**:  ​
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