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 November, 2019
A message on the walls:
“I was alone, for so long. No bearded fleshies to toy with, no metal left for me to mold. Then you came to me. I thought I was sealed in from the outside, but it turned out you were sealed away from me. That seal was broken, and now I am free. I have experimented for months now, and I know your weakness. You are hopelessly dependent on our body, our metal. But in our world, you are the outsider. Your metal will arise, and slaughter you. And as I stand above your twisted bodies, you will be dismissed from this world as it is molded by my hands.
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A dwarf, Glangill Balzak, stands by the message clutching a stone sword in one hand and his gasping mouth with the other. “I thought I had more time. I hoped I would have found a way to slow them down, but the metalloids are coming for me and me friends. I must warn everyone. There’s not much time, and we have to find Ismay.”
Far away, another dwarf dips a wooden spoon into a bowl of porridge and brings it to his lips as a messenger arrives knocking on his thick wooden door. “Ismay?” The dwarf froze and sat in silence staring at his door. “Please, I have spent a great deal of effort to find you. I have a message for you.” said the courier, but the dwarf quietly placed his spoon down, and scanned the room for something he could pass as a defensible weapon. “Just open the door, you don’t have to let me in, but I need to know that I have at least found you. Take the letter, and I can return home.” The dwarf, clutching a broom in both hands moved to the door. He cracked it open, and saw a tall man looking back at him. “Ismay? Is that you?” The dwarf lowered the broom and looked passed the man to see if anyone else was waiting in ambush. “Who are ye? How did ye find me?” the courier shoved a letter forward, sealed in wax with the dwarven letters for DH. Ismay took the letter and starred at its seal. “Your friend clearly misses you to have hired me, as my services don’t come cheap. I divined your locations and tracked your movements. I predicted you being here and am glad to see I was right.” The dwarf meant to dismiss the man, but glancing at the courier’s hands as he moved away in terror he saw the faintest glean from under his sleeves. “You brought metal, to ME!?” Ismay franticly traced his hands in the air, crackling with energy and drew the outline of a door while walking through in a swift motion. The courier stood blinking unsure of what just happened, as he tried to recall if he had ever before seen a dwarf use that kind of magic before.
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!