Lore:Knights of the Flame

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"Protectors and warriors for the town and royal family of Anticlere. They are sworn to guard the Flytes, though they are curious why they are not permitted to stop highwaymen outside the Anticlere limits, but to keep their activities to the palace and town of Anticlere. Several of the better-looking, dimmer knights are personal guards of Lady Flyte, and enjoy great privileges. Everyone is pretty loyal and dedicated, as grateful as they are to the Flytes for rescuing the town formerly known as Reich Gradkeep."
- The Daggerfall Chronicles

The Knights of the Flame are the noble warriors of the Lorddom of Anticlere. Their allegiance is unswerving to Lord Auberon and Lady Doryanna Flyte, who rescued them from the chaos following the War of Betony in 3E 403. Only those known for their loyalty to Anticlere and their blessed patrons are judged worthy to join the order. In return for their allegiance, the knights are treated as veritable gods in Anticlere where the guilds are mainly found.[1] Their garrisons can be found in many cities and towns in Anticlere, such as Charborne Wood and Chestermarket.

Their origins can be traced back to 2E 542, when Sir Byric of the Flame set fire to the fields surrounding the Alcaire Castle in order to hold back invaders from the Reach. To honor his bold action and determination, the Alcaire Knights (as they were previously known) were renamed the Knights of the Flame.[2]

In 2E 582, the knights were led by Sir Hughes, with their main base being Firebrand Keep. Sir Hughes had gone mad due to being possessed by the Omen of Fear, a Watcher in service of Vaermina. This caused him to order the Knights to attack the Redguard encampment at Alcaire Castle, an act which threatened the fabric of the Daggerfall Covenant; however, not all the Knights agreed with him and a large number were exiled, such as Sir Edmund, forming a resistance faction. This resistance recruited fellow Knights still in Firebrand Keep and eventually mustered enough strength to attack the Keep and kill Sir Croix. This led to Sir Edmund assuming command of Firebrand Keep, and the Knights of the Flame didn't proceed with the attack on the Redguards.[3][4]

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See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Daggerfall and ESO articles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Events of Daggerfall.
  2. ^ Statue of Sir Byric
  3. ^ Sir Edmund's dialogue in ESO
  4. ^ Retaking Firebrand Keep quest in ESO