A Knight is a member of the Order of Eläinrata, someone who has successfully completed the Order's training and has been knighted in the entrance ceremony. Knights may be both male or female and of any sentient species.
Within the Order, a Knight is traditionally referred to with "Sir" followed by his or her first name. In informal contact by friends and senior Knights, the title "Sir" is however often dropped.
Tasks performed by a Knight on an at least weekly basis are the following:
- Study or mental training: a Knight is required to study at least one hour every day, sometimes tutored and sometimes independently. This will be more when they are junior.
- Physical training: a Knight is required to physically train for at least one hour every day, and half a day in pairs or teams a couple of times per week. This will be more when they are junior.
- Guarding the Order: the outer wall and its six gates, the inner wall and its Rooks, as well as the headquarters are guarded day and night by Knights.
- Miscellaneous errands: various other tasks include chores, delivering messages, repairing and building the infrastructure, and so on.