Questing Knight

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A Questing Knight

A Questing Knight is a former Knight of the Realm who gave up his social position to embark upon a spiritual quest for the Grail and to prove and enhance his martial skill.


Although a Knight will retain their previous colours and blazons they will add the sacred emblem of the Lady of the Lake. [1a]

Life of a Questing Knight

Although most are Knights of the Realm, some successfully Knights Errant may immediately set out on the quest - this is considered particularly noble as they relinquish their feudal rights to do so. Younger sons of Lords often do so as do the King's sons. [1b]

He takes up the traditional weapons of the Quest - a double handed sword and a shield marked with the Fleur de Lys. Questing knights are seen as heroes throughout Bretonnia, performing great deeds and feats in their attempt to become a mighty Grail Knight. Many Questing Knights possess magical trinkets and artefacts acquired during their journeys, adding to their already impressive skill in combat, despite part of their vow being to set down their lances, the most renowned and mighty Questing Knights seem to be considered worthy enough to still use them.

The years of a Questing Knight's life are filled with trials and hardships that strengthen his mind, body, and soul. The path of a Questing Knight is a winding one, for they are pledged to never sleep two nights in the same place and never to yield in their search while they yet draw breath. Questing Knights live a solitary existence, the Lady of the Lake their only companion. The quest for the Grail knows no physical boundaries and it is common for a Questing Knight to travel far beyond his domain and often beyond the realm of Bretonnia itself. [4b]

They are guided by visions and will fight in many battles, facing dire enemies and hunting rampaging monsters like Manticores, Dragons and Chimeras or engaging in duels against Chaos Knights and other fell warriors, until he is worthy to find the Grail. Questing Knights are mighty warriors, heroes of renown who scour the land, killing the mightiest of beasts and foes, forever searching for the Grail.[4b]

Most Questing Knights will never reach this goal but those few who do, are allowed to sup from the Holy Grail, becoming fearsome Grail Knights, powerful champions of the Lady of the Lake.


Weapons and Equipment

  • 5th Edition: Heavy Armour, Lance, Shield, Sword. Mounted on Barded Bretonnian Warhorse. May have Champion, Musician and Standard Bearer. May have a Magic Standard. Questing Virtue [1c]
  • 6th Edition: Great Weapon, Hand Weapon, Heavy Armour, Shield. Mounted on Barded Bretonnian Warhorse. Paragon. May have Musician and Standard Bearer. May have a Magic Standard. [4c]


"Lady of grace and beauty, I set down my lance, symbol of duty, upon your shrine. I spurn those whom I love. I relinquish all, and take upon the tools of my journey. No obstacle will stand before me. No plea for help shall find me wanting. No moon will look upon me twice lest I be judged idle. I give my body, heart and soul to you, oh Lady, and I shall seek wherever thou might be found. This is my questing vow, and I swear before you, mistress of mercy, and beg that you shall strike me down should I falter." - The ritual vow of a Questing Knight[1][2][3][4a]


See Also



Units Arblastier - Battle Pilgrim - Bretonnian Lord - Bretonnian Squire - Bretonnian Wizard - Brigand - Chevalier D'Honneur - Grail Damsel - Grail Knight - Grail Reliquae - Knight Errant - Knight of the Realm - Men-at-Arms - Paladin - Peasant Bowmen - Pegasus Knight - Prophetess - Questing Knight - Rascal - Trebuchet - Villain
Characters Adalhard - Agilgar - Agravain de Beau Quest - Alberic - Aloys de Montjoie - Amalric of Gaudaron - Armand d'Aquitaine - Balderin Beastslayer - Balduin - Bagrian - Beren - Bertrand - Bohemond Beastslayer - Bruno Malvoisin - Calard of Garamont - Carleond - Cassyon - Chilfroy - Corduin - Corentin - Eleanor de Quenelles - Escargot - Fastric Ghoulslayer - Feramand - Florin d'Artaud - Folcard - Folgar - Francois le Noir - Fredemund - Galand - Galeron & Joinville - Gaston de Beau Geste - Geg - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gilles le Breton - Gilon - Gui le Gros - Guillaume (king) - Guillaume de Grenouille - Gundehar - Hagen - Henri Lamorte - Henri le Massif - Hermit Knight of Malmont - Huebald - Iselda - Jacques de Noirot - Jasperre le Beau - Jaques de Beaumarchais - Jerrod - Jonquille de Brionne - Jules le Jongleur - Laudethaire - Katerina de Hansebourg - Knight of the Perilous Lance - Lambard - Landuin - Laroche - Laudethaire - Leofric Carrard - Louen Leoncoeur - Louis the Righteous - Louis Rochelle - Lucus - Malfleur - Maldred of Mousillon - Mallobaude - Maraulf - Marcus - Marianna Chevaux - Martrud - Merovech - Morgiana le Fay - Odo d'Outremer - Panteleon - Phillipe d'Artaud - Pitre Fonce - Rademund - Red Duke - Reolus - Repanse de Lyonesse - Reynard le Chasseur - Rodrik - Roland le Marechal - Sir Dagobert - Sir DuClaw - Sir Richemont - Suliman le Saracen - Tancred I - Tancred II - Taubert - Theobald II - Theodoric - Theudric - Thierulf - Tristan de la Tour - Tristan le Troubadour - Viscount d’Alembençon
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