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    welcome to across the chessboard! we're an alice in wonderland based site with an original plot and slight modern dystopian twist and canon characters from alice's adventures in wonderland and through the looking glass and what alice found there, both by lewis carroll. for a longer summary, please visit our information center here. if you have any questions, feel free to give an admin a shout in the cbox (it's to your left- just click the chatter button and it should pop open). again, welcome, and we hope you join us!

    it is currently summer 2015 in london.
    it is currently summer-ish in wonderland.

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    Wonderland wasn't always this way. There was a time when it mirrored medieval England, albeit with a few magical elements: a few quirks and eccentricities that made it truly unique. While all feared the Queen's mercurial temper and the fine blade of her Guillotine, all was well, until a little girl named Alice Liddell disturbed the status quo and sparked a revolution. The kingdom began to fall into decay as the taint of the modern world invaded. History is beginning to repeat itself and no one is happy. As the Queen of Hearts tangles in a battle of wits and riddles with the Cheshire Cat, the rest are starting to wonder ... is it true that the White Rabbit is bringing humans to Wonderland when they themselves are banned from going to London?

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lance chevalier
 Posted: Apr 20 2015, 09:25 PM
Aha! What villains are these, that trespass upon my private lands! Come to scorn at my fall, perchance? Draw, you knaves, you dogs!
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Lance Errant Chevalier
one man is no more than another, unless he does more than another

Lance loves Wonderland dearly, for it is the realm of his beloved Queen and the realm he has sworn to protect. He takes his knightly duties very seriously, including complete loyalty to the Queen and her rule. Even when her decisions aren't the best, they automatically become the best in his mind because they are orders from the Queen and her majesty is always right even when she's wrong.

He enjoyed London very much when he was there, and was ecstatic when he found out what a "White Knight" or "Knight Errant" was and swore to himself he would be the best knight he could be. He read every piece of literature he could find on the subjects of chivalry and honor and decided that London society was in need of more knights like him and he would do his best to uphold those traditions in this strange new world.

That is, of course, until the Queen ordered the portals closed. Since the Queen ordered it, it was obviously the correct decision to make. No question at all in his mind on that fact, even if it did ruin his idea of being London's true knight. He decided he would instead spread chivalry and honor throughout Wonderland, and be the White Knight Wonderland deserves and needs right now! Wonderland is a damsel that needs rescuing, and perhaps through his efforts her Muchness can return.

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Lance Errant Chevalier

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He only knows the code of chivalry from his time in London, and has a very loose grasp on the concepts.

The White Knight was always a loyal, if incredibly stupid creature. He always had little ideas to make himself better in battle that never really went anywhere. A sandwich bag that opened from the bottom to protect it from rain, while also causing his lunch to fall out. Spiked anklets for his horse to protect him from a non-existent shark menace. An impractical riding style that made him fall out of his saddle if he didn't have his weapon out as a counterbalance... He really was quite an awful knight, but he tried so hard and he would do anything to protect the crown. He got a rather big head because of it.

He never quite realized just how awful a knight he was until that day when he helped a small Lady find her way in the middle of the battlefield. She was the first one to really point out his flaws to him directly, and it was quite a blow to his ego. He'd always assumed he was the greatest knight in the land. After all, the royals he was sworn to protect were doing quite fine. No one had slipped by him during his years of service....But if he wasn't even riding his horse correctly... what kind of protector could he really be? What if he wasn't as good as he'd thought? What if some no-good cad had gotten past him?! He needed to fix it before something happened to his beloved monarchy under his flawed watch!

He trained hard, worked hard, read up on as much as he could get his hands on. He improved his riding, jousting, even tried to learn how to handle a sword better though he still wasn't very great at that one. Every second of time and effort he put into it the more confidence he regained, until he was a new and improved White Knight.

When he heard Alice died, the White Knight went to London to pay his respects. She had been such a lovely Lady, and if not for her he wouldn't be the man he was today. He hated having to leave his Queen to do it, but surely he wasn't needed so desperately that he couldn't go to London for a while..right?

While he was in London he discovered the archetype of the Knight Errant or White Knight. He read every book available- Knights of the Round, Don Quixote, anything at all with knights as the main characters. He absorbed it all. He wanted to be that. He always felt like this is what he had been aspiring to all his life.

He took the name Lance Errant Chevalier, the most Knightly and honorable name he could think of. He studied the tenants of chivalry, and war, and honor, and vowed to uphold them. London was such a broken, un-chivalrous place. It needed a knight again, like Lancelot. Maybe he could even introduce himself to this world's Queen!

Lance was quite happy in London. He was strange, yes, but he embraced the London life with zeal. He even took trips to the countryside to ride horses and see 'medieval reenactment' that he enjoyed quite a lot. But then one day he ran into his old partner, the Red Knight. The portals were closing, but worse, there was a new Queen in Wonderland. The previous one had been usurped, but The Red Knight had already sworn loyalty to the new one, and Lance knew he had to do the same. He had to leave London behind. Wonderland needed him. It was a bit depressing at first, but he knew it would be for the best. He couldn't leave the Red Knight to help the new Queen run Wonderland alone.

So, he returned to Wonderland and swore loyalty to the Queen. She was the new queen, and he would follow her orders to the ends of the earth if that was what it took. It was the same loyalty he had to his own master, and he wouldn't give his new master anything less. Besides, Wonderland was very different now, and so was he. Perhaps he could take his mission in London and bring it here as well. Perhaps he could spread true *chivalry* and *honor* and *strength* throughout Wonderland! After all, it was such a silly place, historically. Maybe they just needed a good influence for once...

No offence, Achilles.

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 Posted: Apr 27 2015, 08:35 AM
Yeah, I know this street and I own this crowd And my only companion is a lightning cloud I seem real nice and easy to trust Ashes to ashes and dust to dust I’m gonna lead you a path to self destruct On this crazy train that I conduct.
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oh my goodness, i love him. he's so ridiculous and yet you can't help rooting for him, particularly as we DO need a good influence here in wonderland! looking forward to seeing what he does on the site!
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