Brother Mace, a tavern monk. Played by Michael Cule.

Brother Mace

By Keith McDonald

The jolly tavern monk Brother Mace speaks Latin, dines with assassins, and swears by strong drink and insobriety.


Brother Mace belonged to the Order of Tavern Monks. He swore commitment to God and strong drink.

Mace was a jolly character, who spent a lot of time drunk and showing off his dubious Latin.

He was a regular source of help for dungeoneers. He might offer spells or information for a small donation to the church - or sometimes for free.

Knightmare Series 5 Team 3. Brother Mace invites Sarah to a game of chess.
Mace provides a clue using chess pieces

Nerves of steel

Mace is clearly not afraid of danger. He was often found in hazardous forest areas, such as Wolfglade or Dunkley Wood.

He was seen having lunch with an assassin in Series 4 and gambling with Sylvester Hands in Series 5.

On one occasion, Mace prepares to attack a dungeoneer, thinking he was a goblin.

Knightmare Series 5 Team 1. Brother Mace is playing cards with a beggar, Sylvester Hands.
Mace plays cards with Sylvester Hands

Comedy gold

Scenes with Brother Mace were often comical, aided by Michael Cule's improvisation skills.

One team turns Mace into a lizard by convincing him to drink a green liquid supplied by Hordriss the Confuser.

Mace's role is often to supply teams with a joker card. He visibly humours one team that is struggling to answer a simple question. On another occasion, a drunken Mace struggles to find the joker in his deck.

Mace looks bemused when one Series 5 team asks him to prove his identity. He resorts to the robes, the paunch, and "the silly rope".

You Might Also Like...

Knightmare Interviews

Hand holding a microphone

Early in 2002, Debbie Glover interviewed Tim Child (creator of Knightmare), Hugo Myatt (Treguard) and David Learner (Pickle).

Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Treguard the Dungeon Master, in Series 1 (1987). Played by Hugo Myatt.

Treguard the Dungeon Master was the host of Knightmare. He presided over the gameplay from an antechamber in Knightmare Castle.

The Oracle of Confusion

The Oracle of Confusion. Played by Audrey Jenkinson and Zoe Loftin.

The Oracle of Confusion was a mystical presence that delivered a mixture of useful and irrelevant knowledge.

See Also