The Knights of Kelodia are the finest in the land, but they've never faced a power like the one that resides in the Green Valley. Now they're about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, to stop a wizard and slay his dragons, but there's no such thing as magic or dragons...is there?
Provides examples of:
- Archer Archetype: Indrid, the youngest member of the knights, who is show to be mouthy and disobedient, is not only a amazingly skilled archer, but is the only member of the group who uses a ranged weapon at all.
- Changed My Jumper: Nobody comments on Douglas Christy's late 20th century clothes. Possibly justified by everyone believing he is some sort of wizard.
- Chronoscope: The Time Police appear to possess one, as they are shown watching the climax of the story from 2039.
- The Cretaceous Is Always Doomed: During the Helena's final, erratic time jump, it briefly flashes through the Cretaceous at the exact moment the meteor struck.
- Fictional Country: It's not clear where Kelodia is supposed to be, other than that it's in Europe and the people who live there speak English.
- For Want of a Nail: It turns out that the flash of light that accompanied Ralphus's time jump to the night Kelodia was sacked was enough to wake the previously sleeping guard, who raised the alarm and allowed the city to mount a defense, sparing everyone's, including Amalia's, life. Additionally, Indrid receives a crippling injury that prevents him from going with the other Knights to free Green Valley, meaning the Douglas Christy did not have an opportunity to kill him.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Bertwald ends up having to fight Brutus naked since the barbarian horde's sack of Kelodia begins while he is sleeping at home.
- Get Back to the Future: Douglas Christy's main goal is to collect enough metal in order to repair his Time Machine so he can return to the future.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Bertwald specifically, and, more or less, the Knights of Kelodia as a whole are classic versions of this.
- Meanwhile, in the Future...: The Time Police appear to be watching the climax of the story from the future as if it is happening concurrently with them. Justified, as they had previously stated that all points of time exist concurrently.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: What Brutus' barbarian horde does to Kelodia at the start of the story.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Bertwald attempts to use the time ship to go back and stop the sacking of Kelodia before it happens. Ralphus, in his attempt to stop Bertwald, is sent back instead, and decides to try to save Kelodia himself.
- Time Machine: Douglas Christy's stolen time ship, the Helenus.
- Time Travel: The story is driven by a criminal from the future crashing his Time Machine into a 5th century European village. Uniquely, if a time traveler does not have a time machine anchoring them, they will eventually be shunted back to the time period they originated from.
- 20 Minutes into the Future: The Time Police state that Time Travel was developed in 2039.