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The Knight’s Entourage

From the rank of Esquire, the knight is attended always by an entourage. These hand-picked persons are meant to complement the knight and support him in environments outside the battlefield. A knight’s entourage usually includes a squire and page (picked by the knight), one or more men-at-arms (to assist with maintaining the knight’s arms and donning armor), a personal arms trainer (to finalize the knight’s mastery of arms and mounted combat), an ordained priest or cleric of the church (to advise the knight in religious matters and attend to wounds in the field) and a field guide, often a druid or Maralah (to act as a wilderness scout and to advise the knight in dealings with Fae and all other ocular matters).

The diversity of the entourage recognizes the imperfection of man, even as he strives for perfection in all worldly dealings (as is the path of the knight). Thus the entourage serves as the literal manifestation of the Church doctrine of Diverse Strength.

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