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This is the article on the guild featured in Sword Art Online Alternative: Spell Blade Online. For the guild featured in Sword Art Online: Reversal Rewind, head to Knights of the Blood (Neji).
Knights of the Blood (Spell Blade Online)
KoB Symbol
Guild Info
Kanji 血盟騎士団
Romaji Ketsumei Kishidan
VRMMORPG [[w:c:swordartonline:Sword Art Online|]]
Spell Blade Online
Founder [[w:c:swordartonline:Heathcliff|]] (SAO)
Atsushi Shimakaze (SBO)
Focus Clearer Guild (SAO)
Sweeper Guild (ALO)
Base of Operations Grandzam, Floor 55 (Mentioned in Volume I)
Arc Sophia, Floor 76 (Aincrad Arc)
Status Disbanded (SAO)
Active (SBO)


«Knights of the Blood» (血盟騎士団, Ketsumei Kishidan?) was a medium-sized, high-level clearing guild in «[[w:c:swordartonline:Sword Art Online|]]». Consisting of about thirty high-leveled members who were all greatly experienced in battle, the guild was acknowledged as the lead guild in SAO. Their uniforms were styled in red and white to symbolize their guild.

The Knights of the Blood was remade in «Spell Blade Online» by Atsushi Shimakaze mainly as a way to get closer to Ayanami Shiratsuyu's own guild, Absolute ✿ Ryouiki, but it eventually ended up becoming one of the strongest and most diverse interracial guilds in the game.

Symbol

The symbol of the KoB is a cross and their coat of arms is crimson, similar to the historic Knights Templar.

Background

After the boss battle on the [[w:c:swordartonline:25th Floor|]], the clearing group endured major casualties due to the boss of the Floor being stronger than expected, as well as the [[w:c:swordartonline:Aincrad Liberation Squad|]] (ALS) rushing into the boss battle after having been given false information about the boss. After the battle, the group's size was reduced to two-thirds of its size due to a large number of deaths and the remaining ALS members leaving the front lines. Therefore, the outcome of the battle put the clearing group into a state of great despair.

At this point, the need for a new guild leading the battle and motivating the players on the front arose and the Knights of the Blood was formed, with its leader, Heathcliff, personally inviting the first members. Proudly marching in at the time of the first field boss strategy meeting on the 26th Floor with customized white and red equipment with Asuna, the second in command, standing at the head of the group, the newly-formed guild greatly increased the morale of the clearing group and has stood at the front lines ever since.

Base

Their base is located in the 55th Floor living area, a city known as the steel city «Granzam». Their headquarters is a huge steel tower with silver spears above the gate and white flags with red crosses swaying in the wind (red flags with white/bronze swords in the anime).

Before October 8, 2023, the guild's original base was located in Giltstein on the 25th Floor. Sometime between then and October 15, they moved to a small rural mansion on the outskirts of Nolfret on the 39th Floor. However, the guild eventually had to relocate to Granzam, as their rural mansion at Nolfret was too small and crowded for extended use.

After the glitch that occurred on the 75th Floor, access to the lower floors were locked and the Knights of the Blood, now led by Kirin, built a new base in the city of «Arc Sophia» on the 76th Floor.

Known Members

Sword Art Online

Despite its name that honors the chivalric ancient warriors, the Knights of the Blood defines itself through a ranking system based off of ranks in the military.

Image Name Rank Notes
Heathcliff [[w:c:swordartonline:Heathcliff|]] Founder and Leader
General
Glitched out on Floor 75 after he was stabbed by Kirin after the former killed Kirito.
A friendly smile Asuna Vice-leader and second-in-command
Lieutenant General
Temporarily resigned from the guild on October 24, 2024.
Killed by Heathcliff on November 7th, 2024.
Daizen [[w:c:swordartonline:Daizen|]] Chief Financial Officer
Major General
Killed by PoH on November 10th, 2024.
Godfree [[w:c:swordartonline:Godfree|]] Member
Colonel
Killed by Kuradeel on October 23, 2024.
Ayanami Kirin Member
Lieutenant General
Lead General
Formerly the third-in-command until she stabbed Heathcliff and was instated as the new commander because of her skills and inheritance of the deceased Kirito's Dual Blades.
Kuradeel Laughing Coffin BD [[w:c:swordartonline:Kuradeel|]] Member and former bodyguard
First Lieutenant
Secretly joined the ranks of the [[w:c:swordartonline:Laughing Coffin|]]. Killed by Kirin on October 23th, 2024.
Atsushi Shimakaze 00 Shimakaze Member
Second Lieutenant
Lieutenant General
Formerly a normal member until he was made into Kirin's vice-admiral.
Nijika (RL) Rain Member
Major General
Joined the guild at the same time as Kirin.
Shino (SAO) Sinon Member
First Lieutenant
Joined the guild during the aftereffects of SAO's server glitch.
Suguha (SAO) Leafa Member
First Lieutenant
Joined the guild during the aftereffects of SAO's server glitch.
Yuna (SAO) Yuuna Member
Second Lieutenant
Colonel
Eiji (SAO) Nautilus Member
First Lieutenant
Major General
KoB Kirito Kirito Member
Private
Joined the guild on October 20, 2024. Temporarily resigned from the guild on October 24, 2024.
Killed in his duel with Heathcliff on November 7th, 2024.

Spell Blade Online

Trivia

  • Although Heathcliff was the official leader of the guild, he had almost always left the sub-leaders in charge, namely Asuna and Kirin, even during Floor Boss strategy meetings[1] and a planned raid on the [[w:c:swordartonline:Laughing Coffin|]] guild[2].
  • The guild itself has a white and red motif similar to the Knights Templar and, like the Knights Templar, they also have a Red Cross for a symbol.

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