splintermute wrote:Knave isn't a title - it means a servant or a liar/scoundrel (I'm leaning towards liar/scoundrel, since he's a Foolamancer and that's what he does for a living), and is an alternate name for a Jack in a deck of cards (see e.g. "The Knave of Hearts, he stole some tarts ..." from Alice in Wonderland). Wanda may have a noble title (Lady), or she may be treated as a noble because she's the Princess' official consort, or she may just naturally be a haughty and arrogant bitch.
Except, Jack described it as a title. Since this is Erfworld, I think its meaning in card games is more relevant than whether it would actually be used as a title on Earth - and in a deck of cards, a Knave/Jack is a member of the court. According to Wikipedia, in France the Jacks in a deck even refer to specific heroic warriors:
Jack of Spades: Ogier the Dane (legendary hero of the chansons de geste)
Jack of Hearts: La Hire (French warrior)
Jack of Diamonds: Hector (mythological hero of the Iliad)
Jack of Clubs: Lancelot
Interestingly, Ogier had to be restrained from killing Charlemagne, and we all know what (or should I say whom ) Lancelot did, so the scoundrel thing may have been in there even when it was suitable for heroes.
If Wanda is a noble, then all of Jillian's known lovers have been noble or royal, correct? And she apparently didn't quite go for Jack... I wonder if that's another example of her being more influenced by her Royalness than she would like to admit.