The hall, which appeared in Series 5 and Series 7.

Great Hall

By Keith McDonald

This ornate room was a popular setting for encounters with characters in the second level.


The grand hall was a favourite haunt of Hordriss the Confuser after he became a mage in Series 5. He is found reading here and attempting to help Elita the Cavern Elf.

Knightmare Series 5 Team 1. Kathryn meets the newly promoted Hordriss the Confuser in Level 2.
Hordriss revels in his recent promotion

Magic was a common theme within this room. Teams find Motley trapped in a playing card and a firestone trapped inside a block of ice.

Teams also encountered Brother Mace, Sylvester Hands and Gwendoline the Greenwarden. Hands disguises himself as a dungeoneer to escape the Greenwarden but falls short in an intelligence test.

Knightmare Series 5 Team 7. Christopher turns into a goblin trying to dissolve a block of ice.
The dungeoneer becomes a goblin trying to release a firestone

The Hall also appeared occasionally in Series 7. One team summons Grimaldine, the Celtic wizard, to tell him more about Lord Fear's new Tower.

This room is based on the south view of the Banqueting Hall in Hedingham Castle, Essex. It is made distinctive by the stag's head above the fireplace.

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Gallery 1991

Treguard, Pickle, Hordriss, and Elita in the antechamber.

Promotional images and cast photocards from the fifth series of Knightmare (1991).

Series 5 Quest 8

Series 5, Quest 8. Duncan trades with Julius Scaramonger.

Team 8: Duncan, Ian, Deborah and Richard from Windsor.

Knightmare in Wireframe Magazine

Header image formed of the graphic featuring Knightmare in Wireframe.

Knightmare is the subject of a splendid feature in Issue 40 of Wireframe, the computer game magazine.

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