A Patience Forsaken
Knights in Silver
The Knights in Silver are the permanent guardians of Silverymoon, often encountered riding patrol within the city and its environs. Once around seven hundred strong, their numbers have dwindled to scarcely half again over a hundred due to the Dark War. They received their name from a ballad penned by Mintiper Moonsilver and, as with many phrases around the Realms first spoken by the Lunargent Bard, the name simply “seemed right”.
The Knights in Silver are known for their sparkling armor, firm discipline on and off the field of battle, and their poise and decorum. The Knights are practically a fairy-tale army, with their reputation for being dashing, chivalrous men, and witty, beautiful women. Before the Dark War, the Knights as a whole took pride in the lofty reputation and there was always a strong pressure from within the ranks to maintain this image. However, after the war with the drow, the decimation which the Knights met on the field, particularly as a Vanguard Company, did much to temper this ardor and some of the Knights remaining have lost the gentility which they once possessed.