The growth of a warrior is more than simple skill, though this is of great importance. Mastery of melee requires a knowledge of what weapons and actions are of the most benefit when defeating an enemy or defending oneself in battle. As a Defender learns these skills, and begins to cultivate this knowledge in others, he may seek promotion to the rank of Knight.
Each candidate for Knight must hold the rank of Defender, and must have achieved grandmaster status in at least three melee-related skills. He must have a current, active squire, and must obtain approval of the Knight Errant and the Guildmaster, Avatar, or an Archon.
Time in Rank
A Knight may not challenge for a more advanced rank for a period of three weeks from his installation as Knight.
Each Knight is expected to go above and beyond the duties of an Defender, and must actively mentor individuals that they too may grow in skill. Knights are encouraged to help bring ideas for guild events and functions forward, and to help enhance the reputation of the guild through their actions in the realm.
How to Obtain Rank
Once a Defender has satisfied the time requirements and obtains permission to challenge, he will fight an existing Knight who has been selected by the Knight Errant in a best-of-five ranking match. If he beats the existing Knight, he is granted title. In some situations, an Archon or above may grant the rank without winning the match, for example if the candidate has proven himself the equal of other Knights.
All Knights shall be permitted to choose an honorific title which will be prefixed by "Knight of". This honorific is reserved for that individual throughout all future rankings, and cannot be taken by another until and unless he leaves the guild. Honorifics must be approved by the Guildmaster.
Loss of Rank
This rank cannot be lost short of demotion by the Knight Errant or above.