06-17-2011, 11:31 AM
"Ah, but you looked so bored and lonely that I took pity on you," Arthur countered.
"As Kay is already a knight, yes, I wish to speak with you about Arthur," Ector said. He paused a moment, then continued; "You Highness, Arthur is your only son and heir to the throne. By releasing this... mandate... and knighting him early, you're putting him at risk, for those in command will surely use the younger knights as foot soldiers should we ever need the extra troops. But, yet, to not knight Arthur and knight all the other young men his age would raise more than a few eyebrows... you can see the conundrum we're facing, can you not?"