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 July 2015
Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Travance, a large mob of lizardkin gathered around a raging fire pit. Two of these creatures, both towering above their kin, were engaged in a tremendous fight. From the edge of the crowd a new comer with a headdress adorned of feathers and bones looked on with interest, absentmindedly rolling a small stone between her fingers as the two combatants fought. After many long moments, the fight was over, and the crowd erupted with cheers. The victor slit his fallen comrades throat, and as he dipped his claws into the lifesblood to smear upon his face, the wild creatures chanted a single word over and over again "Talon."
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The tent was made of rough-hewn leathers, stitched together with crude tools. Around a table fashioned from fallen logs and furs sat four individuals. A skittering chatter came from the furthest corner as the kobold spoke. "They crush our bodies beneath their boots, our blood becomes their crops. Many treasure they have, much to take, and we have much to give." Brandishing a dart tipped with a green viscous substance for emphasis.
A female orc with the trappings of a shaman interrupted "Not yet. We need to know them more. We must understand them." She paused and looked at a stone with a golden glyph embedded on her staff and cut it free with a claw, tossing it to the kobold. "For your continued scouting."
"Enough." A large orc stood up from the table. "We waste time when we could have blood. Travance is ripe for the taking. Although they've beaten us individually, they stand little chance against our combined efforts. We will learn from them as we kill them. We are done here." He walked from the tent, with purpose in his stride. Pulling back a flap revealed a large encampment of dozens and dozens of other tents and fires. Onlookers stood in silence waiting. The orc unsheathed a massive two-handed sword from his back and raised it to the sky. The crowd followed in suit and cried out in agreement.
As he directs his gaze towards the night sky, you feel as though it is not the stars he is looking at, as if his words were meant for you. "We are coming for you and one way or another, you will join us."
You awaken the next morning feeling well rested and refreshed. Far off in the distance you hear a low steady drumbeat, and it's getting louder.
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!