Not to make light of the accusations against Julian, but one of the poisons
that I've found knights to use, at least against myself, is that which causes
paranoia. A common effect of this is to think you are being bonded when, indeed,
you are not. Since you generally don't know who is bonding you when you are being
attacked in said manner, and since you were fighting a knight, this could very
well be a possible explanation. Just a thought...
Fare thee well and tempt not the Fates,
Written by my hand on the 26th of Eleuthral, in the year 1001.