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Cost of Knighting

By Morien

In Our Campaign (now in 546), we calculated the cost of some outfit packages for different knights, just to see how much money it takes to make a new knight in 530+. These are naturally intended more as guidelines rather than hard rules. In earlier Phases, the impoverished knight would be the poor knight, poor knight the normal one and the normal one would already be a rich knight, thanks to the reinforced chainmail, which is not commonly available. Also, remember to double the cost of chargers (and I would double the cost of Coursers, too).

Impoverished New Knight (the very very bare minimum, although prepare to be mistaken for a Mounted Mercenary Sergeant)
- Horses: Courser (4-5), Rouncy (1)
- Armor: Norman Chain (2)
- Weapons: Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~0.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (~0.5)
- (Poor) Feast (2)
Total: 9 - 10 in equipment, 2 in knighting feast = 11 - 12

Poor New Knight (i.e. barely adequate, but you are clearly falling behind in the arms race)
- Horses: Charger (8 - 10), 2 Rouncys (2), Sumpter (0.5)
- Armor: Norman Chain (2)
- Weapons: Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~0.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (1)
- (Poor) Feast (2)
Total: 14 - 16 in equipment, 2 in knighting feast = 16 - 18

Normal New Knight (although in 540s, this is starting to be the mark of a 'poor' knight)
- Horses: Charger (8 - 10), 2 Rouncys (2), Sumpter (0.5)
- Armor: Reinforced Chain (4 - 5)
- Weapons: Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~0.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (1)
- Feast (5)
Total: 16 - 19 in equipment, 5 in knighting feast = 21 - 24

Comfortable New Knight (Average for 540s)
- Horses: Charger (8 - 10), 2 Rouncys (2), Sumpter (0.5)
- Armor: Partial Plate (10)
- Weapons: Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~0.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (1)
- Feast (5)v Total: 22 - 24 in equipment, 5 in knighting feast = 27 - 29

Rich New Knight (In 550s, this would become the 'expected norm'.)
- Horses: Andalusian (20), Courser (4), 2 Rouncys (2), Sumpter (0.5)
- Armor: Partial Plate (10)
- Weapons: Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~0.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (2)
- Feast (6)
Total: 39 in equipment, 6 in knighting feast = 45

Superlative New Knight (Noble heirs and such)
- Horses: Destrier (32), Courser (4), Palfrey (4), 4 Rouncys (4), 3 Sumpters (1.5)
- Armor: Full Plate (25)
- Weapons: Decorated (2) Sword, 2 Spears, 2 Shields, 2 Lances, Dagger (~2.5)
- Miscellaneous equipment (tent, etc) (4)
- Feast (10+)
Total: 77 in equipment + 10+ in knighting feast = 87+

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