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 June 2017
Looking out from the ports of Valdalis, the approaching vessels line the horizon like battlements on a castle wall. Coastal lookouts spot the flags through their spyglasses, identifying each ship as belonging to one of two fleets: The Empire of Jade to the east, and the Bedouin Sultanate to the west. Surrounding each ship, a pair of caravels, waving a flag emblazoned with a peacock plume. Only after the boats drop anchor, and the streets flood with gifts and song from distant lands, do the people of Dregamire allay their suspicion.
Meanwhile, heavy boots take their first steps on Travancian soil. Living relics of the ancient north, the Hibernians march under the weight of weapons anointed in the blood of hundreds. Weary from carrying death, they humor the call to celebration, each harboring inside them, quietly, the slow burn of hope.
The emissaries of Quinaria feel no such sentiment. To them it felt barely a minute since the call was answered, the Weave arranged, and their troupe carried across the continent with the effort of a morning stroll. At their masters’ request they come to entertain the Kormyrian and their grand festival, remind them of true culture, and most importantly, under no circumstances appear impressed.
Arawyn has become a stage, and so do the players convene. The promise of games, gifts, and the gossip of royalty call heroes and villains again to Travance proper. The lords and ladies of all the realm will be at their best.
With their festivities come sovereigns and ambassadors, bearing questions and intrigue. Who will you meet? What will you do? Who will you be?
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!