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King's Champion
Tortall position
Current holder Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau
Predecessor Gareth I of Naxen
Well-known holders
Affiliation The Crown
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The King's Champion is a position in the Tortallan Court. The Champion defends the King's law. He or she judges on important matters in the absence of the monarchs. When a noble is brought to the King to because of a serious breach of the law, he can demand a trial by combat. If so, the Champion fights for the Crown.[1]

Known people to hold this position are Gareth of Naxen during the reign of Roald V of Conté and Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau under the rule of Jonathan IV of Conté.[2]


According to Alanna the Lioness, women had never held the post before her, even when women could become knights.

Notes and references

  1. Random Buzz, April 2009
  2. Lioness Rampant, Chapter 7