Series 6, End of Series. Lord Fear's red dragon in flight to attack Knightmare Castle.

Series 6: End of Series

By Keith McDonald

In a gripping showdown, the final team of Series 6 must stop Lord Fear's red dragon from destroying Knightmare Castle.


Team 7: Chris, Nicholas, Gavin and Simon from Ruislip

The team has crossed the Level 2 causeway following advice from Greystagg.

See Team 7's progress so far.

Hordriss intervenes in an emergency. Lord Fear has released the red dragon to destroy Knightmare Castle.

Knightmare Series 6 Team 7. Hordriss interrupts the quest to announce an emergency.

Hordriss: "Listen to my voice and listen hard. My power grows weaker as it approaches.

"Lord Fear has released the red dragon to attack your stronghold, and to settle the game once and for all. It was the last straw when Greystagg rejected his alliance."

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. The red dragon takes to the skies.

The beast is airborn and on its way. Prepare for the worst!

Hordriss

Smirkenorff was unable to save them as he had become weaker following Elita's capture.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Chris resumes the quest from the end of the causeway.

Treguard instructs Chris to forget the sword and to seek out the galleon, Cloudwalker.

Treguard: "Its captain, Nemanor, hates Lord Fear. He keeps a lightning rod aboard to dispel storms. It's the only thing that will bring down a dragon. You must get it, and bring it to us."

Chris jogs through a set of dwarf tunnels and arrives at the ship.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Captain Nemanor points out the location of his lightning rod.

Once he alerts Nemanor of the danger, the mariner is prepared to help.

Captain Nemanor: "I believe you, boy, for the truth often has an unpleasant ring about it. The lightning rod you seek is beneath this deck... Tell your Treguard to aim well, and not to miss."

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Chris collects the lightning rod from the ship's hold.

Chris collects the lightning rod beneath the deck and heads for the hatch. The incidental music darkens.

Pickle: "Come on, Chris! Nearly there! Come on!!" (Everyone shouts.)

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Chris sprints around the dwarf tunnels with the rod.

He sprints down the dwarf tunnel.

Chris returns to the antechamber. Treguard promptly ushers him to safety and orders Pickle to collect the mace.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Chris turns the final corner as Pickle beckons from the antechamber.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Pickle strikes the mace on the quest table as Treguard aims the lightning rod.

Treguard holds the lightning rod towards the magic mirror. As Pickle strikes the mace, a bolt of lightning fires through the mirror.

The red dragon is struck and killed.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. A bolt of lightning strikes and kills the red dragon.

The team was dismissed due to the strike upon the Quest Table. Treguard and Pickle wonder where the dragon has ended up.

The view switches to its smoking carcass. Lord Fear curses as he slowly emerges from beneath it.

Knightmare Series 6, End of Series. Lord Fear and Skarkill crawl out from the carcass of the dead dragon.

Skarkill notices they are being watched.

Lord Fear: "Ah, Treguard! Gloating are you? Well, you laugh, but we'll have the last laugh!

Knightmare Series 6 Team 7. Hordriss interrupts the quest to announce an emergency.

We'll be back! Bigger, bolder, badder and better equipped. And as for your dungeoneers... GOBLIN FODDER!

Lord Fear

Treguard: "He means it, you know? The comforting thing is, that whenever the loud challenge rings out, whenever the braggart brays, wherever the bully hurls his abuse, there are always a few quieter folk prepared to simply stoop and pick up the gauntlet.

"And it will be thrown down again, you can count on that."

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