Originally Posted by Pure-Evil
well i'm not sure, but it seems the only place left for me to go. It's right after I come up some stairs, kill 2 guys with crossbows and one tougher knight...then I go through some door, turn left onto a walkway and he runs right up and kills me before I can do anything at all. Is there somewhere else I should be going?
Is there a better character I should be starting with instead of a Royal Knight?
assuming this is 1-1
Once up the stairs from insdie the wall (stairs where a guy pushes that flaming boulder down at you first time through) go left. Keep going left and there's a blue knight in front of a fog door. Kill blue eyes, and hit x on the fog as it opens to take you to the next part of the level.
Before you do that, you might want to kill and go past blue eyes and down the tower. There's some chains you can break to drop goodies near the start of the level and a lever / door that opens up a shortcut to the start.
The red eye knight can be killed, but you'll need to use firebags at long range. keep retreating, fire one when his guard is down, retreat. Alternatively you can try to draw him all the way across the top of the wall to that tower / down staircase and try to get him to fall off.
Either way, only experts should try him. You don't get the mausoleum key for a good while anyways, so it's just a dead end there.
And again, look for tips, tricks and planning in the wiki.