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Knight of the Verdant Field

Knight of the Verdant Field

The Knights of the Verdant Field are an order of Templars dedicated to the protection of Talabheim in the name of their militaristic Goddess, Myrmidia. They are warriors in the true sense of the word, trained to wage war in the forests and wild areas of their homeland. Though they rarely leave the confines of Talabheim, their skills serve them equally well from the Great Forest to the Drakwald. Although the Knights of the Verdant Field come from all walks of life, they share a single motivation: to serve their Goddess and protect their people.[1a]

A Most Unusual Knight

The Knights of the Verdant Field bear a closer resemblance to the foresters accompanying the Empire's armies than typical knights. Indeed, members of the other knightly orders have trouble recognising the Knights of the Verdant Field as peers.[2a]

They are trained and equipped in their atypical manner in order to undertake an effective defence of Talabheim. Manning the Taalbaston walls, skirmishing in the Taalgrunhaar Forest and street fighting within Talabheim itself, all require their unorthodox style.[2a]

Myrmidian military theorists first tried to task the Knights of the Blazing Sun with these duties, and while they performed admirably, the terrain involved did not favour deployment of heavily armoured horsemen. Instead, the Knights of the Verdant Field were conceived as a new order of knights trained as archers. The first members were select Knights of the Blazing Sun with a talent for archery and the humility to give up their traditional military methods.[2a]

The Knights of the Verdant Field have yet to commit to a battlefield in any great number, but they have proved their worth on many occasions by seeing off beastman raiding parties that stray close to the Taalbaston.[2a]

Source

  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Terror in Talabheim
    • 1a: pg. 20
  • 2: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Career Compendium
    • 2a: pg. 128

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