The Black Knight is a major character in Bretonnian folklore. No doubt inspired by Chaos Knights or undead Black Knights, the dreaded Black Knight is the archetypal antagonist in Bretonnian folk stories. However, in other stories, the Black Knight is merely an anonymous knight, who wishes to cover up his heraldry.[1a]

In some cases, Questing Knights actually do choose to wear black in order to stay anonymous. However, such behavior will always provoke suspicion.[1a]

On the third day of the traditional Bretonnian Grand Tourney, all challengers face off against a knight dressed as the Black Knight. The knight to play the role is the best knight in the region, as chosen by the host of the tourney.[1b]


  • 1: White Dwarf 215 (US)
    • 1a: pg. 55
    • 1b: pg. 56

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