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.
The Knight fell to his knees; his sword and shield falling beside him. The girl pleaded with him as the battle raged with ferocity all around them.
Please! We can win! Please don’t give up!
The Knight had grown weary as his strength was being sapped from him by the Lord of Nightmares. He had tried to fulfill his purpose for being, but the evil had grown in power. The girl stayed by his side begging for him to stand back up.
It’s not over! We can still win!
Worn and broken, the Knight reached down at the ground, grasping his sword with what little strength he had left. He lifted his arm, offering it to the girl. Reluctant, hesitating, she took the blade from him and in doing so, it seemed, accepting the horrific truth that this gesture implied. She held the knight’s sword, tears welling up in her eyes as he struggled to stand up. Staring off in the distance, he watched as Eribus violently slashed his way through the people of Travance.
His heart fell in despair, “This is it. I failed. This is where I die… again.”
His body began to fade into nothing as the girl could only look on in dread with no way to help her imagined hero. And with a wave of shadowed energy emanating from the Lord of Nightmares, darkness enveloped and claimed the battlefield.
Something in the darkness near the great obsidian spire stirred. The demons who lived within the blackest shadows of the Abyss fled in terror from something even they feared. Eribus, demon of the Zar’ilmask Council, had returned to his seat, stronger than before. The Knight of Dreams was dead, his prison was destroyed and the town that tried to stop him crumbled under his might. Eribus sat upon his magnificently carved stone chair watching the minds of the unconscious enemies he just battled through an amethyst orb.
His raspy voice echoed through the chamber and into the minds of the mortals, “Failure. Despair. Feel the emptiness in your heart. Feel the change in your being. Terror will consume you.”
With a wave of his hand the orb pulsed with a dark energy.
The girl sat in a crowded room, peasant and hero alike dancing and singing with revelry as if nothing happened; as if they had not lost the battle against the Lord of Nightmares. They danced and sang as if a legend did not just die and only she felt the weight on her heart.
She dragged her body, each step feeling like the last step she would ever take, over to the table where the Knight of Dreams had placed the storybook he wrote. Carefully and longingly she flipped through the pages, each one reminding her of their failure. Tears fell from her eyes until she reached the end of the book, discovering a page she hadn’t read before. A page he promised to write for her. She smiled as the last words he wrote echoed with his voice in her mind.
This will be my final task to you
I hope you succeed...
Knight Realms is the main menu for information. Here 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.
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!
Knight Realms welcomes and supports the development and enjoyment of fan sites and fan-related interaction pertaining to Knight Realms. If you are interested in having us link to you, please visit the Web Links page and submit a description of the fan site, the name of the owner of the fan site with all contact information, and the website address. Please note that only content that is delivered through the official Knight Realms website (www.knightrealms.com) or at official Knight Realms events has impact on the events and the events world. All content generated by fan sites or any other medium is for entertainment purposes only and - unless specifically approved by the Director, James Kimball - has no bearing on the continuity of Knight Realms storylines, setting, rules and organization.