The room containing the Eye Shield in Series 4 (1990).

Eye Shield Room

By Keith McDonald

This green-lit room in Level 1 of Series 4 was the opportunity for each dungeoneer to collect the new Eye Shield.


When the Eye Shield was introduced, dungeoneers collected it from a green room in Level 1.

Teams always encountered a character here - usually Hordriss the Confuser or the sorceress, Malice. Occasionally, a crone known as Mistress Goody would be cleaning with a magic broom.

If teams agreed a pact with Hordriss or Malice, such as retrieving an object or performing a task for them, the dungeoneer would be invited to take the Eye Shield.

The Eye Shield room, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).
The Eye Shield Room in Series 4

Once the shield is worn, viewers see the first video transition footage of their quest.

This room is formed from the Poorhouse Building at Framlingham Castle, Suffolk. An alternative version of the room with latticed roofing appears in Winteria in Series 5.

Knightmare Series 5 Team 4. Elita runs in to chase away a haunting.
A variant with a latticed roof

There's a power here, and I'm not at all sure that it's pleasant.

Treguard

You Might Also Like...

Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Treguard the Dungeon Master, in Series 1 (1987). Played by Hugo Myatt.

Treguard the Dungeon Master was the host of Knightmare. He presided over the gameplay from an antechamber in Knightmare Castle.

Pickle, the Elf

Pickle the Elf. Played by David Learner.

Pickle was Treguard's first assistant in the main antechamber of Knightmare Castle. He enters at the start of Series 4 and remains for three seasons.

Hordriss the Confuser

Series 6, Quest 6. Sophia attends the Academy of Magic, led by Hordriss the Confuser.

Over six years, Hordriss evolved from a dangerous and unpredictable warlock to a mage that supported the Powers that Be. The second longest-serving character.

See Also