This is yet a fairyly ordinary word ladder on the chessboard.
PAWN > KNIGHT > ROOK > QUEEN > KING
Each step you can do ONE of the following:
1) Add a letter
2) Remove a letter
3) Change a letter
4) Introducing the Fairy Chess - ANAGRAM:
Shuffle the whole word into another legitimate word, e.g. SHOP > POSH
1) only words in Wiktionary with an “English” entry are allowed. No “Old English”, “Middle English”,…
2) For fun and simplicity, QU can be counted as one letter.
3) Bishop is not here for a reason. It is a dead end. Please tell me if it is not. Thanks!
P.S. Sorry if you guys think that Wiktionary is too broad. I will try to improve on this aspect from the next puzzle on.