The Knights of the Crown and their Measure
The Order of the Crown exemplifies the ideals of Loyalty and Obedience in all that a Knight is and does. Loyalty is the unquestioned promise of a Knight to a higher power and authority. Loyalty is a treasure valued only when it is justly given.
Those to whom loyalty is due includes the following: the just before the knights deity and all that is good, those oppressed by evil, and those rulers, who by decree and common consent of the Knightly Councils, are in good standing with the Knighthood and deserving of its honourable loyalty and protection.
Acts befitting a Knight of the Crown include
- unquestioned obedience to those whose authority is righteously maintained in the Knightly Councils
- dedication to the ideals of the Measure
- loyalty to brother Knights of all orders
- all other acts that cause the strengthening of loyalty among the Knights.
Responsibilities of a Knight of the Crown
Forfeiture of 10% of all wealth accrued by the Knight, service and aid to any fellow Knight who is about the business of his order and requires assistance. Service to the kingdoms on the List of Loyalty as compiled by the Grand Circle of Knights.
All those who wish to become Solamnic Knights must first enter into the Knighthood as squires of the Knights of the Crown. This is true regardless of what Knighthood they will eventually serve. All Knights begin here with training in the virtue of loyalty.
Candidates for the Solamnic Knighthood must be presented to a Knightly Council and be sponsored by a Knight in good standing from any of the Orders of Knighthood. After the entire group of candidates is presented, the group swears an oath to the honour of the Knighthood and to the causes of the Crown. All swear allegiance to the Order, the ideals of the Knights of Solamnia and the Pendragon. If there is no dissent from the Knights, and no question of honour regarding the candidates is brought forth, then all are accepted into the Knighthood as squires.