In the Ranger's Apprentice, the knights play a critical role. While the Ranger's are incredible tacticians, Araluen would not be able to function without the knights and the battleschool. On the first day, a first-year student will be set to studying different sword strokes. Later in the afternoon, the student will start to train with wooden swords, and spears. A knight will continue this practice throughout their life. After a week has passed, the student is taken to the stables to pick out a battle horse. Students of the battleschool will study battle plans, but not in the depth of the Rangers. Students are taught to use all weapons, spears, swords, lances, bows, etc. The knights are taught to respect the laws, and be chivalrous. A knight is a dangerous enemy, many say that a fully trained knight, is more dangerous than even a ranger. Knights are usually tall with broad shoulders, and a muscular frame. A knight will form a strong bond with their battle horse.