''Knights-Errant'' is a fantasy webcomic that, in the author's words, "details the lengths to which Wilfrid, a once exalted member of society, will go to reclaim favor with the courts". Namely, joining the "Errant Knights", a mercenary band known for actually having a code of honor. They are led by the young (and handsome) knight Oswald.

So far it's been mostly comedic and a little [[HoYay slashy]]. Then Chapter Three comes along and catches ''everyone'' off-guard.

Was originally posted on Website/SmackJeeves but that version is no longer available. However, the author has published a reboot called "Knights Errant: Pavane" that is currently being posted on the [[http://sparklermonthly.com/series/knights-errant/ Sparkler Monthly site.]] The characters are the same, the major difference being the sequence of events.

For the trope, see KnightErrant.

!!Tropes present in this work:
* AllThereInTheManual: Some of the art that Doyler has drawn for and written about the comic has ample amount of foreshadowing for future characters, events, and much darker things to come (or rather, to be remembered or reflected on, most specifically right now with [[spoiler:Amir]])...
* AltText
* ArtEvolution: Acknowledged by the creator, Doyler, who says they didn't manage to get Wilfrid's character design right until around chapter 3 (two or so years after the comic's launch) because their art back then wasn't up to par to how they could draw now. While their art was good-looking from the start, it has improved tremendously over the years. Compare the [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/899917/page-2/ first page]] to the [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/1029007/chapter-1-page-11/ improvement even in chapter 1]], to the kind of escalation in art evolution that begins to grace pages late in [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/1435209/chapter-2-page-47/ chapter 2]] and onward.
* ArtShift: During some of the comedic moments. [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/899922/page-5/ For]] [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/959989/chapter-1-page-3/ example]].
* BadassGay: They're mercenaries. Who also have homosexual sex.
* BishieSparkle: Happens with [[DissonantSerenity war imagery happening in the background]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Wilfrid's really good at killing, but it's hard to deny that they're a bit of [[TheDitz a ditz]].
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Kadeen fits this trope pretty well, particularly in his fight with Anton.
* {{Character Name Alias}}: Wilfrid uses the name [[spoiler: Amir]] when asked by Kadeen.
* TheComicallySerious: A lot of the non-Wilfrid humor comes from the other strait-laced characters being put in awkward situations.
* CostumePorn: Seems to be based on Renaissance Italy.
* {{Dissonant Serenity}}: Wilfrid tends to take murder in stride, if not outright enjoy it.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: A rather brutal example that leads to [[spoiler: Oswald's brother's death]].
* EveryScarHasAStory: Oswald's noticeable facial scar was received [[spoiler:on the night of his brother's accidental death]]
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Oswald.
* {{Field Of Blades}}: [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/929518/page-12/ "The king liked the Errant Knights best because their swords weren't stupid looking"]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There were actually quite a few hints leading up to Chapter 3's reveal, such as [[spoiler: Oswald's height, Amir's constant "shaving", and their sudden rage when Anton touches their chest]].
* GrimUpNorth: Before the Aster-Morgarian empire declared war on Vetal, the only jobs available to mercs were in the north.
* HighFantasy
* HowWeGotHere: The story starts with Oswald and Wilfrid in jail, then flashbacks to four years prior.
* LuminescentBlush: One right on [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/923542/page-11/ page 11]]
* TheMagnificent: "Wilfrid The Heartless"
* MomentKiller: A particularly funny one pulled by Amir.
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Kadeen.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''Wilfred The Heartless'''
* PrettyBoy: ''Oswald''.
** [[spoiler: Oswald is transgender. ]]
** Amir, as well. [[spoiler: Except not really]]
* SadClown: Kadeen believes Amir to be one.
* ScarsAreForever: Quite a few characters. Considering most of them are mercenaries, it's not surprising.
* ScheduleSlip: Knights Errant did not conform to a regular update schedule and was on a hiatus-- this has changed with the reboot.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Wilfrid admits to suffering from PTSD, due to being forced to eat their loyal horse. Used in a much darker way with Oswald's father.
* ShoutOut: Occasionally in the AltText.
* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver]]: [[spoiler: The entire plot was designed as a vicious [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this from the start. Chapter Three sets up Oswald as a SweetPollyOliver, only to subvert it by revealing he's a Transman. The ''real'' Polly Oliver? ''Wilfrid/Amir''. It took ''years'' for this plotline to emerge.]]
--> "The remains of your manhood will be safe in my grasp--wait. That sounds kinda bad--"
* WarIsGlorious: Discussed by Wilfrid.
* WouldHurtAChild: Oswald's father.