Between The Worst Witch and Harry Potter came Knightmare's own modest place for magical learning and testing.
- Series | 7
- Level | 2
- Location | Dragon Hall, Norwich
Hordriss was the "Presiding Mage" when we first saw this classroom setting. Like his examination room in Series 6, there was little more than seating and a blackboard.
Dungeoneer Julie (Series 7 Team 6) had a front row seat when Sidriss visited with a birthday present for her father and was able to warn them that the "Wand of Majesty" was in fact a Wand of Freezing from Lord Fear.
To thank Julie, Hordriss revealed a descender entrance in the back wall to take Julie to Level 3.
When Barry (Team 7) visited the academy, Hordriss was absent and Sidriss was attempting to teach a much reduced "students and apprentices" class (Fidjit and two others). A locked doorway at the back led to the "Firebomb Room" and Fidjit gave Barry access.
The basis for this room was the same as for the Crazed Heifer: the Great Hall of Dragon Hall in Norwich.
The Examination Room
- Series | 6
- Level | 3
- Location | Castle Acre Priory
In a novel variation on the three questions/riddles situation, one team found themselves competing against other would-be answerers for a diploma.
Sophia (Series 6 Quest 6) took part in the "Level 3 entrance examination for aspiring sorcerers' apprentices", administered by Hordriss.
Joining six other candidates (including a hobgoblin) in the spartan exam room, the dungeoneer had the chance to answer Hordriss' three questions by raising her hand.
It was rare to see so many extras in a Knightmare scene, and even rarer to have one of them speak (getting Question 1 before Sophia could).
The exam room was based on the prior's study at Castle Acre Priority: seen in Series 4 and 5 but flipped horizontally here.