Sir Lancelot Knights Academy, New Camelot. Final examination for junior level of knighthood. Please, answer the following questions with clear and short sentences. You have two hours to complete the test.
Cedric took a deep breath and looked at the parchment with the academy’s emblem, a golden dragon wielding a sword.
This is it.
His last written exam as a cadet. If everything went fine, he’d be a knight in a few days. Well, not exactly a knight but a junior one, which meant more years of training. Not that he would complain. He looked forward to it.
He dipped the quill into the ink bottle and wrote in big, bold letters:
Name: Cedric William of Locksbay.
He skimmed through the long parchment. It contained sixty-three questions about every subject he’d studied at Sir Lancelot’s in the past five years. A test easy only for those cadets who had spent the last few weeks cramming. Not Cedric. He’d had other things to take care of.
The first question was about weapon-keeping. Good. Not a problem.
1. Weapon-keeping: The sword of a knight is his most precious ally.
Yes, true enough. Except that for now Cedric used one of the standard blades of the academy. Not a proper one. Anyway. Question number one…
A princess is trapped in a gaping cavern, beset by filthy orcettes, demon women, and dragon ladies 45 miles away. You and your horse can travel eighteen miles per hour. How long before you thrust your sword into hot, throbbing flesh? Show your work.
Opening: BA.....Continuation: khazar-khum