marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

stuff happens here

A character persuades a king -- via his captain -- that he really can serve as a knight.  

Then the character impresses the king and court that he really can serve excellently well as a knight.  And even knows a trick or two about their perpetual warlock foes that the current crop of knights didn't know.

Notice the vacuity of that.  He could kill a bear, he could break a curse on a forest grove, he could fight some knight who proved, after defeat to be nothing but a suit of empty armor.  Details aren't important. 

Except that of course they are important because they are needed to convince the reader that he really does impress.
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