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, 2019
“...Alas, some mysteries of nature are not yet to be discovered. One day I will return and see what has become of this creature...”
A man wandered away from a vault, slain guards with vines pierced through their bodies littered the ground outside, as if the natural world erupted in rage to slaughter them. He pulled up his tattered grey hood and strolled away from the gruesome scene, gazing at the large rusted key in his hand. How strange the key seemed, that it bore no marks save for two parallel lines, as if the number ‘11’ was written upon it. The man grinned with pleasure, knowing its true purpose.
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The man wandered deep into the woods of a foreign land he had not seen for some time, slowly taking in all the sights of the changed landscape. His journey took him away from them, however. Deeper into the woods he walked. The man finally came upon a small hut, run down and ramshackle, and knew he reached his destination. Inside he went, reaching for the key in his bag clutching it tightly. Down into the tower he stalked until he found the door bearing the same marks as the key.
It had been so long since he had seen these halls. The urge clawing at the back of his mind to go deeper was growing, but this was where he needed to be. He put the key into the lock and opened the door. Inside was a monstrous tree, twisted and strange. Into the room he walked, marvelling at the vile, glowing, egg-shaped fruit hanging from the branches. He was searching for something. Finally he came to a lower hanging fruit. He smiled with a sinister joy as he plucked it from the tree. Satisfying his curiosity, he left.
Several days later the tree stood alone in the room when a fruit, fully ripened, fell from the tree. A horrid hiss emanated out as it cracked open and monster emerged, free to leave from the open door...
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“I know what I saw! It had horrible razor teeth! I don’t know how it could have seen us… there were no eyes. It didn’t have any eyes, or ears, or anything beyond being that mound of flesh and horrible gnashing maw. There was know way we could have known it was coming. It crawled out from under the ground and before I knew it, it burrowed back down. It’s not safe!”
Some time had passed since the door was left open. More eggs had hatched since then. More monsters stalked the woods since then.
“The way it walked? I couldn’t make this up. Every motion was this sickening jerking twist with each of its limbs. Arms sharpened into spike-like bones.. I thought we killed it when we attacked. It looked dead! But.. I’m sorry, I had to run…”
Hunted like animals. The common people of the land feared leaving their homes. The guards even began to find fear in their hearts.
“I watched six of them gang up on it! Not a single one could hit it with a sword… Like they weren’t even trying.”
Rumors travelled fast across towns. What was out there?
“It just… it never stopped smiling. I ran as fast as I could. I can’t… I can’t get that smile out of my head…”
How many were out there?
“I’m telling you, I found his body! The man I knew is NOT the one inside that house right now. SOMETHING -- whatever it is -- looks like him, but that’s just… that can’t be him.”
Why are they here?
“She was only in the dark for a few moments… but its like her body was hollowed out…”
Stay in groups.
“Even being near, it was like my skin was on fire. I couldn’t stand to get any closer and it just… melted his armor around his body. Those screams will haunt me for years…”
The hunt is on.
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!