A promotional image of Smirkenorff the Dragon with broader wings set against a mountainous backdrop.

The Quest 3.2: Editorial

By Keith McDonald

Editorial introducing the new chronicler and announcing an eighth series of Knightmare.

Smirk with Smirkenorff by Arlo Worts

A cartoon by Arlo Worts in The Quest, the Official Knightmare newsletter. Volume 3, Issue 2.


An introduction is necessary I believe.

My name is Cadrighan the Chronicler. I have been asked to edit this little journal due to the sad demise of Wilf Wright, who is believed to have perished under the paw of a Wyrdbeast somewhere in Fetlock Forest on his search for Pickle the Elf.

Out green-gartered friend is in fact perfectly well and living in said forest with his own people, doing his best not to draw attention to himself, especially from a certain Dungeon Master to whom he owes a great deal of back rent.

You know it really is a dreadful nuisance having to do this, as if it's not enough having to chronicle the adventures beneath Knightmare castle. I have another task thrust upon me by the Powers That Be, which involves complicated time transference. That means spells to get the stuff into the future for you to read it!

And what do I get out of it? Not a great deal, except for a terrible stink from my room which seemed to take up residence from about the same time that Sly Hands paid me a visit. You can see what he had to say opposite, by the way.

In this issue we also have the concluding part to our Knightmare Top Trumps feature. This time it's with characters from previous dungeon phases. Furthermore we have an interview with the second winning team from the last series, featuring their extremely modest dungeoneer, on who I would dearly love to cast a silence spell.

Barry also wrote us a letter, which you can find in shortened form.

Lovers of adventure everywhere will be pleased to know that there will be definitely be another series of Knightmare later on this year and you can be sure it will be the best yet. In the meantime you might like to examine the listings section on this page which tells you exactly what all current cast members are up to.

Oh, by the way, look out for a new Knightmare book, which will be a puzzle book to tax your brains on all matters Fearful. It should be in the shops in the autumn.

And remember, if you need any chronicling done, I'm always available.

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