A LARP for the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Tri-State Area
Who will you be?™
Knight Realms is a Live Action Role-Playing Game (also known as a "LARP") that involves both action (live mock combat, using padded "boffer" weapons) and atmosphere (acting focusing on drama, personal interactions, and other social activity). We are based at our own land in Sparta, New Jersey, with a player base that extends into the New York and Pennsylvania areas, and around the world.
Prologue for December 2016
Branches slapped against her wrinkled face and caught in her wispy hair as she fled through the woods. Her old lungs burned as she hid behind a barren maple tree trying to catch her wind. Her breath caught in her throat and she became still as a fawn as she heard a terrifying squeal in the near distance. The fear reinvigorated her limbs and she began her hopeless run again, but before long, the creature caught her scent and was close behind. Suddenly she stumbled, tripping over a fallen log. Lying in the leaves, panting and crying, she felt the air grow warm as the demon closed upon her. She scrambled backwards, stopping only when her back pressed against a large tree. Waves of heat and malice rolled off the porcine monster. It emitted a small squeal of hunger and elation that marked her death was soon to come. With the terror clearly painted on her withered face, she knew that in a moment she would be consumed. Her thoughts drifted to her many children and grandchildren all across Arawyn. With them in her thoughts, her fear washed away and was replaced with a placid resolve. The old woman closed her eyes and began whispering reverently under her breath. Boarzhu Vescor stalked toward its ready meal.
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A rotund and ancient imp scrambled his way through the Abyss, avoiding the monstrous and terrifying creatures that cared little for his ilk. He had a message to deliver and there were enemies all around. He darted and looked, waiting for some dumb magician to summon forth something it didn’t understand so he could complete the idiotic task asked of him. It was his way to earn passage back into the prime material plane. A small rift opened and a younger creature of his breed darted toward its potential freedom. The corpulent imp had been at this a long time and waited patiently for the larger demons to take notice and begin dispatching toward the small rift. As if on cue, the ancient imp turned invisible and stepped upon the wind gaining him a quick ascent to his prize and to the task at hand.
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In a small pub very far from the formal council room in which their meetings would normally take place, five shrouded members of the twelve met in secret. Whispered arguments were almost audible enough to be overheard by those at the next table, almost loud enough, but not quite. However certain words, spoken in anger or excitement, just barely carried over the crackle of the merry flames in the large fireplace. If overheard, it is certain that these words would raise more questions than they answered.
Main Menu is where you can find details for New Players, more about the staff, and the logistical workings of Knight Realms. We give you the rundown on the organization from what it is to how to be a part of it, and everything you need for your first event. If you are a visitor to this site, this section will tell you what we are all about. Parents or guardians of Knight Realms youth members can find information in here as well.
Events tells you the When, Where, and How of the actual game events, be they the monthly weekend long sessions or the special In-Game and Out of Game functions.
Game Play is more about the game, and what goes into playing it - Role-Playing (Acting), Props (Weapons and Armor), and other useful information about what makes the game so much fun. The Rulebook (also in the upper right hand corner) is always available for information about how the game itself is played.
Community is where you can find the Photo Gallery, filled with event photos, movies, fan art and more. You can also access the official Forums where the Knight Realms community discusses a myriad of important and fun topics. In the Forums new members can ask questions and generic announcements are made here as well.
In-Game is where you can study up on the world of Arawyn, the fictional realm which serves as the back-drop for the adventure and drama of Knight Realms. The Baron's Manor contains the laws and structure of the Barony in which the game is set, while The Baronial Library is an archive of knowledge about the world of Arawyn - with the last of your guttering candle flame, delve into the laws, maps, people, and cultures, which color it all.
Resources contains downloads, the feedback form, as well as links to websites of interest to the Knight Realms community.
Finally, be sure to look around and have fun! Enjoy your stay!