Humble, battered and apologetic to any Van City women that I may have offended (the truth can sting), I have returned fair readers to continue my knightly tale.
If you are just joining this story for the first time, the story begins here with A Knightly Tale and continues below ….
Now, I had almost lost faith that I would ever come across a maiden of such qualities, until I stumbled across this blog. The exploits of Emme Rogers – while not always conforming to the code of knightly conduct – have captivated me. She may not admit to it, but in a way, I can feel that she is restless, searching, waiting for a knight in shiny armour to kneel down before her.
For now, I will observe her trails and tribulations from a distance, waiting for that perfect moment, when the setting sun best brings out the bronze sheen of my suit of armour (hand-crafted by the best German blacksmiths).
Photo by Anton Raath
A knight does not ask much of his maiden – only to give him her perfumed handkerchief, so he may wear it close to his heart in battle. But in return, she will receive top notch gallantry – not just the fleeting charm of a night with a George Clooney-type. We knights, at times, don’t appear all that attractive, I have to admit. But hey, you come back from a 3-month crusade, stuck inside the same suit of armour day and night, with no soap or shaving cream in sight – you’re not going to look (or smell) like friggin’ Leonardo do Caprio, either! But we’re tough and battle-hardened, and when we do find a treasure, we will fight to keep it. So, female readers, listen up! If you’re looking for real passion and an unselfish guy, give the George Clooney-types a pass! Everything falls into their laps. They don’t have to exert themselves, they don’t have to prove themselves. They may even be complete failures in the bedroom and never know it, because there is another girl already waiting in line. Women of the world! If you’re looking for quality, give the knights a try – and possibly also the inconspicuous nerdy guys. You will not be disappointed! THEY have to fight for their women. Therefore, they will do their utmost to please them in every way imaginable.
I do not know, if these insights will have any bearing on the capers of Emme and her entourage. Perhaps she will dismiss my comments as useless drivel. But I will not stand idly by, as the world of gallantry goes to the dogs. There is room for knights, even in this time and place. You just have to start believing that they exist!
At your humble service,
Sir von Ritter, noble knight of the order of Balaenoptera