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An imageboard-based RPG styled as a text adventure, similar in style and pace to the game to start the genre, ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', created and run by a man who goes by the name "Reaver," which [[MudyQuest may sound familiar]].

It begins with a leferran named Ridder telling a story of how Baron Malto's Kingdom collapsed.He then picks a fight with someone, but stands down because he heard that the person is needed for a harvest. He then asks for rumors of monsters, which points him to the direction of Salamander Tower. Once there, he learns that a paladin was butchering topiaries because of an [[DiveQuest overpowering evil]]. He then goes on to defeat this evil.

The archives can be easily accessed [[http://tgchan.org/wiki/Knight_Blades here]]. It shares a universe with DiveQuest.

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This game provides examples of:

* AllergicToEvil - Timotei
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]] - Ritari, who is Ridder's mother.
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny MOTHER, PLEASE.]]
* AManIsNotAVirgin - Averted. Ridder is a virgin when the story opens, and determined to stay so until he finds someone special. [[spoiler:He has sex with Sticks while they're both under influence of a love potion. They later decide to have a relationship.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent - Chapter 7 (Black Fang), chapter 9 (Sticks), and chapter 18 (Grey Fang)
* ArtEvolution - The art was barely visible in early chapters. Now you can actually see it
* ArtShift: The art tends to change depending on who the viewpoint character is.
** [[http://www.tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/126309410390.png PINCH]]
* TheAtoner - Black Fang
* AuthorAppeal - [[spoiler:Incest shows up in the spinoff short, [=GiftQuest=], just like MudyQuest. However, when we meet the characters again, it's made clear that it's a result of how ''incredibly'' messed up they are. Also, in Chapter 20, Ridder nearly has sex with his own mother.]]
* BalefulPolymorph - Ridder (accidentally) gives [[spoiler:Sticks]] a potion, which transforms her into a catgirl.
** [[spoiler:Ridder]] drinks an aphrodasiac-ish potion and turns into a cat.
* TheBigGuy - Black Fang is this among Ridder's crew of course, and it looks like he was this in the Fang Mercenary Company [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/126428627494.png too.]]
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: After raising an army to take down 'The Boss', Ridder discovers it's his best friend, Muschio. Confronted with the truth, Ridder makes his own decision, and, as Ridder ponders over what he's going to do for the future, he realizes he doesn't need the voices in his head for advice and companionship anymore, bidding them, and the audience, a final farewell.]]
* BlahBlahBlah - What Ridder sounds like to Coriander.
** Muschio also fades into this when Ridder lays eyes on Ashedel.
* BossSubtitles
* BoringFailureHero - What Ridder thinks of himself
* TheCasanova - Ridder attracts female attention like a magnet. Too bad it's unwanted . . .
* CatGirl - [[spoiler:Sticks]]
* CelibateHero - Ridder.[[spoiler:.. or at least he ''tries'' to be one, but losing his virginity to Sticks under the influence of drugged wine is only the start of his troubles.]]
* TheChurch - Where Ridder's first base of operations was.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - Ridder
* ClusterFBomb - Grek
* ColorfulThemeNaming - The Fangs Mercenary Company (Red Fang, Black Fang, Violet Fang, etc.)
* TheComicallySerious - When Ridder tries to smile, he nearly dislocates his jaw, and when he tries to laugh, he scares everyone.
* DaydreamSurprise - Sticks pulls a couple of these with her YaoiFangirl fantasies.
* [[GayBar Deadly Curiosity]] is where Ridder [[spoiler:finds Sticks again]]
* DisproportionateRetribution - Subverted. Ridder thought Timotei was going to get hanged for messing up a lawn. He was only put inside a hanging cage
* DreamSequence - Played with. Through the power of a couple of magic rings, Sticks was able to enter Ridder's Dreams
* EarlyBirdCameo - Sticks, in one of her YaoiFangirl fantasies, has [[DiveQuest Muschio]] depicted with Ridder. Muschio is the very evil Ridder and his group are fighting against.
* {{Expy}} - Subverted with Iesgrip and Nakraska, who at first seem like [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of [[DiveQuest Tislomer and Babrakus]], but get very different CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler:Plus, Nakraska is secretly female.]]
* {{Fanservice}} - Chapter 23 begins with a closeup of Iesgip's naked, muscular, sweaty back.
* {{Flanderization}} - Grek's accent. She talked with a slight one in early chapters. Neh et's eht th' pent w'ere yeh cen' 'n'rstend whet she's sey'n'.
* FullFrontalAssault - Grey Fang
* GoingCommando - Ridder doesn't wear a thing under his armor.
* HeroicBSOD - Ridder suffers one after [[spoiler:having sex with Sticks]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation - Ridder on occasion
* HiddenElfVillage - Wonderseed
* HonorBeforeReason - Ridder
* HotSpringsEpisode - [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/126145529282.png Chapter 14]]
* [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Guy]] - Ridder is of the "doesn't automatically associate nudity with sex" variety. When he [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets naked on stage at a club]], he seems to treat it like a bodybuilding show, and doesn't realize until several minutes later that he may have done something inappropriate.
** The only times he shows shame with regard to nudity are when sex explicitly comes up [[spoiler:or when seen by a member of his own species.]]
* [[spoiler:KissingUnderTheInfluence]] - [[spoiler:Ridder and Sticks do a whole lot more than kiss under the influence of aphrodisiac-laced wine.]]
* KnightErrant - Ridder is one of these.
* KnightTemplar - Timotei shows signs of this.
* [[spoiler:TheLadette]] - [[spoiler:Nakraska]]
* LoveableRogue - Sticks is a thief and [[spoiler:a cat.]] Not to mention she's a YaoiFangirl.
* LoveDodecahedron - Ridder is the target of Sticks, Iesgip, and some paladin lady.
** And then Ridder falls for Ashedel.
* LuminescentBlush - Ridder and Sticks may as well be stoplights. For Ridder, it shows embarrassment; for Sticks, arousal.
** Pretty much everyone has these, actually. Ridder is just the most common.
* TheMentor - Ridder, to Black Fang
* MindScrew - One of Sticks's YaoiFangirl fantasies was [[spoiler: someone who looked like her, disguise and all. While boy-Sticks was about to open a chest while infiltrating the enemy base, an ogre opens the door. Boy-Sticks then seduces said ogre. It then shows boy-Sticks get an erection. Cue a bunch of people going "WAT".]]
* MrFanservice - Ridder.
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job]] getting overeager to secure a base, causing yourself to loose both of your companions and even the base, Ridder.
** Even nicer job [[spoiler:releasing a baby-stealing trollking]], hero.
* NonMammalMammaries - Averted in Iesgip's case. Her breasts look more like pecs. Very ripped pecs at that.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the case of Nakraska.]]
* NoPeriodsPeriod - Averted with [[spoiler:Nakraska]]
* OlderThanTheyLook - [[spoiler:Nakraska]]
* OrphanedSeries - Weaver, creator of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' will be taking over.
* OutOfClothesExperience - As part of his quest to do as many nude scenes as possible, Ridder has one of these at the beginning of Chapter 24.
* PantyShot - Grek has one. [[SceneryCensor The subsequent Pause screen strategically places its icon.]]
* RagingStiffie - Ridder gets these as an effect of a regenerative potion.
* RedOniBlueOni - Ridder is blue, Muschio (of DiveQuest) is Red.
* RiddleOfTheSphinx - The answer of it is part of the church in Inizaire City.
* RingOfPower - A pair of wedding rings allows people's thoughts and feelings to transfer to other people as long as someone is wearing the ring.
* RuinsForRuinsSake - Ridder's second(and current) base of operations
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]] - [[spoiler:Nakraska]]
* ScoobyStack - [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/126976495025.png Here.]]
* SharedUniverse - With DiveQuest, leading to a direct crossover in Chapter 14. Interestingly, the characters are portrayed with different art styles in each quest, even when they're in the same scene.
* ShoutOut - [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "People say they can outsmart me. Maybe. But noone outsmart cleaver."]]
** Also, multiple characters use the phrase [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight "(entity) ill needs a savior such as you."]]
** Later on, Reaver manages to sneak the lyrics to "Never Gonna Give You Up" into a couple of lines of dialogue.
* SlasherSmile - Ridder makes one of these to intimidate an opposing army. He strains his jaw pretty badly in the process.
* TheStoic - Ridder
* [[spoiler:SweetPollyOliver]] - [[spoiler:Nakraska]]
* TheTease - Sticks
* TitleDrop - The titular Knights Blades aren't even mentioned until chapter 13, and [[spoiler:one may have appeared]] in chapter 14.
* ThoseTwoGuys - The men at the two windmills
* {{Tomboy}} - [[spoiler:Nakraska]], so much that [[spoiler:she doesn't want anyone to know that she's female.]]
* TrueCompanions - Ridder's group
* VaporWear - Ridder in [[http://www.tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/126002946545.png this]] shot.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Ridder's first armor originally belonged to a woman. This isn't an issue most of the time, [[http://www.tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/12637671091.png but . . .]]
* YaoiFangirl - Sticks, to an extreme degree, preferring Yaoi fantasies to interacting with men herself (an experience with a Duke's son convinced her it was "safer").