This honestly sounds like it would make a great CK2 mod.
What I want to know is: if the Knights are not subject to any one of the states they defend, who set them up, and who is their leader (Grand Master) now?
Of course individual monarchs may knight people themselves too, and for some...
It's also worth noting that Elminster's relative promiscuity has far-reaching negative consequences from time to time. For example, Lashan Aumersair of Scardale, the failed tyrant of the Dales, was a descendant of one of El's by-blows.
I think that's either a coincidence or a bit of hybridisation: the word derro is a variant of the Middle English dwerrow or dwarrow, an alternative form of dwarf. (Duergar is similarly an idiosyncratic respelling of the Old Norse plural dvergar, which is cognate.)
I can't wait to play the new version of the After the End Fan Fork.
And I'm working on a mod of my own (well, mine and a team of devs) which may be of particular interest to users here: how would you like to play an Abyssal Cultist yuan-ti countess trying to unify the Vilhon Reach for Sseth?
To expand on this, using my examples from before: St Mary in Castro (Dover) and St Peter ad Vincula (Tower of London, inner ward) have burials; St John's chapel (Tower of London, White Tower) and the chapel of Rochester Castle do not. St Margaret's Chapel in Edinburgh is free-standing, but I...
The chapel will pretty much always be in the innermost bailey (Edinburgh, the Tower of London) and will usually be in the keep (Rochester). The exception is at Dover, where the church tower is a Roman lighthouse, significantly closer to the cliff-edge than the keep. The term 'sanctuary' often...