After years of oppression, ridicule, and harassment from 'The Man' it is time to strike back. It is time for the Ninja to rise up against the establishment. And to help encourage that sort of thing I will provide a free flight to Clan (up to $400) for the person to capture Emperor Zumaticus PuppikickerusToDeathus in the most embarassing and/or compromising position while they are dressed as a Ninja.
All captures must be photographed and posted on the web in all their glory to be considered eligible. All captures must happen at Rakis BEFORE Zumat steps down as emperor of the Iron Mountains. Furthermore, Zumat is not eligible for the prize, and staged pictures with a tame Zumat are likewise ineligible.
Extra scoring points will be awarded for Ninjas tea-bagging Zumat, administering a wedgie, or capturing him during extremely public situations.
Finally, Zumat is an endangered species, so please don't kill the Zumat. He is one of the few remaining on earth, and the chances of him succesfully reproducing are almost nil.
The contest will end one week after Rakis is over, at which point I will choose from amongst the entrants and distribute the prize to them. -Glorious
- Twilight Fenn is now defunct, and King Darrian has had to mover relic quest to Silver Moon instead.
- Maurice has been chosen as the new BS Rules Rep.
- The information for Pac War X is released.
- Kingdom Quest will be held at Nocturnis in Cedar Park, TX. The theme is 'The Princess Bride'; expect to see lots of costumes and side quests. Alara will be playing Buttercup, and Arthon will fill the shoes of Wesley.
- Over the weekend From the 25 to the 27 Feast of Fools will be held in Huyette, Md. Pancake breakfast will be provided by the Amazons. Website
- Randall has proposed an amendment to the DS Corpora Changing the requirements for holding the office of Guildmaster of Reeves, and by whom they are elected should the post become empty.
- Dragonspine will be holding their coronation feast on Saturday, April 26th at 7pm at Peace Lutheran Church. It will be the stepping down of Randall V and the stepping up of Emer I and her regent Annabellee. At the event Palas Received the Titles of Defender and Arch Duke, Sain Ironhand recieved the title of Defender and Ilmryn Gnome-Stroke III became a Warlord. Congratulations also to GoldCrest who received his 10th order of the Dragon and Shelai receiving her 8th.
- Don't forget the next Althing will be held May 16th and May 17th. The location has changed for Saturday's portion. It now will be held at Midnight Sun. I've spoken with the Sheriff of MWG and he has told me that they had a scheduling conflict with that day and he asked me to change it. The Sunday portion will be held at King's Point. Submissions for the Althing will be taken up to May 3rd.
- Rosea To'mas has declared for the office of Baroness of Ivory Tower.
- Olympus is discussing holding a demo at Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, IA. Contact '
- Phoenix Silverclaw Steps into the office of GMR of Desert Rose after an althing was held to allow it. The Duchy has also voted to use 500 in funds to purchase a Dragon ming Sunshade when the funds are available.
- River's End is accepting Prime Minister declarations. This election my be come heated with the possibility of kingdom status hanging in the future. The declarations will be due Friday, April 25th by 5:00 pm. Either email the Yahoo group, or let Duke Westerric or Lireal know by private email/in person.
- Carrion Marshes announced on they list that they are no longer active.
- The limits of Barbarians and their weapon of choice Rocks are under discussion on the Neverwinter list.
- There is a push in Winter's Edge for a new WE Website to supplant the old Central Amtgard alliance one.
- Neverwinter will hold their Kingdom Midreign this weekend in Lake Park, GA, at the 4-H Camp. Congrats to Auwyne for winning the weaponmaster and to House Veritas for taking the A&S Title.
- Darkwater East has Seceded from Neverwinter and become a freehold.
- Your ever loving Fuhrer and his militant arm have decided that Weapon Master shall be held on the 24th of May (Saturday).Sign ins will begin at 9am and run until 12pm (noon). You may preregister for any/all by sending me an email to squire_mercury (at) yahoo (dot) com. IF you are not there by noon and you preregistered with me, your name will be removed at that point as brackets will be made starting at noon.-Mercury
- Roslyn, Regent of the Five Oaks will be moving to San Angelo, Texas, to join the Celestial Kingdom.
- Discord Presents: "Tortuga". Sherwood Forest Paintball, LaPorte, IN will be held the 25th to 27th. Fight in a 3 story castle! Walk the streets of a pirate city! The date for this event was changed due to a conflict with the site.
- Rising Winders continue to discuss how to make their knights on the RW List. Current options under consideration include passing an althing vote, or a popular vote of the populace.
- The Results of the Kingdom Elections are released; Margul holds his second Term as King, Ozmandiaus as Regent, and Dorath as Champ. There Was some controversy over this election because Plague failed the reeves and corpora test, and Margul failed his A&S qualification.
- As a result of the recent election, Kane has preposed a Corpora amendment to determine what action should be taken if a all the candidates for an office fail to qualify.
- At Ironwood in Conroe, Texas on the 27th there will be a Monster garb tourney. The winner will recieve... a quest written for that monster. (I encourage people to make garb even if they don't want to play a monster in a quest, we can find someone to play it.) We'll also be having a normal A&S tourney.
- Falcon Tor's petition to join the Principality of Rivermoor has been rejected, due to distance.
- Mists of the Dawn has a new website.
It's Rules Revision time again!
It's that time once again. Please be sure your RulesReps visit the forum and set up an account if they don't already have one. Contact me to set up posting rights for new Reps.
This year is rule changes. The deadline for kingdom lists is June 30, 2008. All lists must be posted by this time.
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Sword Knight Boot Camp 2008; On the Shoulders of Giants SKBC kicks off this Thursday the 17th at Fireman's Park in Giddings, Texas. Classes begin bright and early Friday morning, with premier instructors from all over the Amtgard World. Look for Videos and Photos following the event. website.
Now that SKBC 2008 is done we want to start thinking about where to take SKBC 2009. The instructors are mostly re-energized and ready to travel somewhere cool in the nation. Click the link and find out what we need in the way of a bid to bring SKBC to your part of the world.
- Inland Ocean will hold a Weaponmaster Tourney this Saturday.
- The Monarchy of the Principality of Northern Lights will travel to it's chapter, Greenwood Keep in Lacey, Washington.
- Silvermoon canceled it's Saturday meet due to weather.
- The Spring War wrap up meeting is held.
- This weekend Crystal Groves will be holding elections for a single BoD slot. This sudden ballot is being held because Kemoc Tregarth, a sitting member of the BoD, has been elected to the office of Kingdom Prime Minister, which holds an automatic seat.
- Dragonspine will be holding their coronation feast on Saturday, April 26th at 7pm at Peace Lutheran Church. It will be the stepping down of Randall V and the stepping up of Emer I and her regent Annabellee.
- High Oasis talks about holding their own fighter practice.
- Monarchy of EH visited Storm Grove in Ft. Smith, AR on the 18th. People from EH core, Riverstone, Mystic Mountains, Stilled Waters, and Steel River were also in attendance. With the recent growth of the local chapters it has been suggested that a Duchy level group be formed in the area, perhaps with a future in kingdom hood. There was at one time a principality covering this area, Tal Dagore.
- Brigade and Everlast have declared intent for Monarch of the Emerald Hills.
- Bitter Coast has moved it's Fighter Practice day from Thursday at 6:00PM at CCBC to Wednesday at 6:30PM at Catonsville High School. directions
- Ballots are in Steel Valley has been accepted as a principality, with only one nay vote. Mists of the Dawn has been removed from the IM with 23 for, 2 against, and 2 abstentions.
- The Iron Mountians will hold a Demo at Starfest, a convention held in Denver, Colorado from the 17 to the 20th. The staff are looking for Volunteers for the demo.
- Moss and Kord have declared for the office of emperor of the IM. Medryn is in for regent and Casca for GMR.
- Desert Winds will hold the Principality Game day at Enchanted Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho. There may be some workshops, fun time, let’s get folks out/up there and support our newest sibling and the principalities numbers in April!
- Desert Rose in Elko, Nevada will hold an Althing. The big issue on the table is whether to allow Phoenix Silverclaw to hold the office of ducal GMR since in the recent vote he received more abstentions than 'yes' votes.
- Gehenna Plains will be moving to the field between the bridge and the Interperative Center starting next week so long as the weather continues to improve.
- Prince B of Winter's Edge, the Principality under Neverwinter, will visit his Cookeville, Tn Chapter Shadow Forge for their Coronation on the 20th. They will also visit Carrion Marshes.
- Following discussion about sexism with regard to Amtgard, Tugen has asked the Rising Winds list how they think that the kingdom should, in the future, choose its knights.
- Do you believe that the King should have the power to Knight who he wants with the "suggestion" of the Knights circle?
- Do you believe the power to Knight someone should sit with the Knights circle 100%?
- Do you believe the power to Knight someone should be with the Knights circle but the Monarch can veto it during their reign?
Several other suggestions have been submitted, such as allowing a popular vote of the populace. See the Rising Winds mailing list for details.
- Crimson Circle, A chapter pledging Rising Winds is planning to hold a mini event on the 20th with the Frostlands called the Great Northern Battle at the Frostlands Park.
- Thee night's Legacy of Tiffin, Ohio will raid it's sister chapter Freeman's Forest Huber heights, Ohio on saturday the 19th .
- Centerpoint in Kansas City, KS will be playing another game of Super Smashgard, an allusion to a popular console game, "Super Smash Brothers".
The following is the emergency Althing ballot called for by His Majestic Imperial Mightiness, Emperor Lao Z and certified by the Emperor, the Imperial GMR and the Imperial PM. Ballots are due back to me (email@example.com) by April 20th at midnight (Saturday night at midnight). Provincial PMs, please distribute the ballots to your populace and get me voter eligible lists as soon as possible. Thank you all for your cooperation and patience.
- Pictures from IMD by Talisin.
- Little John Received his belt in the order of the Serpent at Wetlands Relic Quest. Photos by Ladyhawk Longwing on his personal pages.
- Video of the best of the best tourney is released. Chiba Thorvald Pyi
- It is my pleasure to announce that Marchioness Dame Emer Rustytongue has been chosen to be the next monarch of Dragonspine. Lady Annabellee will be the next regent, and Duke Anatole the next champion. The election was close and turnout was high - we have not had this many people voting in a kingdom election since 2004. My thanks to Lord Darien as well, who ran a spirited and friendly campaign for monarch. -King Randall
- Photos of Mystic Springs Quals by Istari; Link
- Photos of Falcon Tor Coronation by Catherine link more link
- Alona Two Trees has released another set of awards to her already fantastically useful template site. link. link 2
- Drax Cummuni will be stepping down from the office of sheriff of Greenwood Keep in Lacey, Washington rather suddenly this sunday.
- Sir Goliath of Goldenvale will hold a GE Fundraising $1 Tourney, At GV proper. A Quest will be held afterward by Tomahome.
- Photos of the Iron Mountian's Midreign last weekend are released.
- Heartland a freehold in Cameron, Missouri will hold their Champion's Tourney, and a quest on the 13th.
- Centerpoint is sending some folks to Heartland for a visit on April 13th
- The Dutchy of Gryphon's Perch has declared war on the Barony of Dragon's Tail! We call for Allies to stand with us on the field of battle at the Barony of Dragon's Tail on the 12 of April around noon. All those brave enough to stand with us, contact Corranna Yngling, and together we will crush our foes! will start meeting on Saturdays this week as well as their usual Sunday park day.
- The 11th-13th Western Gate Coronation to be held at Forest Hills in Marthasville, MO.
- This Saturday San Antonio, Texas chapter, Mystic Springs will hold their Quals.
- Sea of Rhye will hold their combination Weapon Master Dragon Master Tourney on the 12th at their regular park in Smithfield, Va.
- Siar Geata demos at the Escondido Renaissance on 12 & 13 Fair (San Diego county, CA). Siar Geata will hold their mid-reign on the 12th
- Wetlands Relic Quest held at the stronghold of Cairn Garnethon the 13th. Become a Music Legend. Dish out your own Greatest Hits Album. Journey into the ring of fire. Avoid the Stone Temple Pilots. Revive Creedence Clearwater. Slay the crowds at the local pub. Defile the Metal, Destroy Rock. Sir Chip autocrat.
- April 13th Ivory Tower in Lincoln, NE will hold their Quals.
- On Sunday Receeding Waters in Russell Springs, Ky will hold their Qualifications and Champion's Tourney. Trible Shorty is running for Sheriff Shai Delzora for PM or Regent and Arimal is running for PM.
- Ironwood in in Conroe, Texas Feed the park/Potluck on Sunday. This is an A&S everyone can enter and enjoy! Prepare a dish, bring the recipe/ingredient list (for food allergy reasons), and everyone dig in! Everyone eats, but the judges will be kept secret!!
- On the 13th The Duchy of Olympus will be holding their Coronation.
- Mithril Hills in Longview, WA will hold Blackspire Kingdom Relic Quest (Sword of Flame, Ring of Power, Homestone) and Althing this sunday.
- Obsidian Hills is planning on raiding Blackfire Valley on April 13th.
- A Weaponmaster tournament will be held on Sunday the 13th at Ashen Hills in Haslett, MI. It'll consist of all normal weapon combinations, so if you've got a pole you like, bring it.
- Just a reminder that heraldry submissions for the Principality of Rivermoor are due to either your park monarch or the Principality officials (PM, Monarch & Regent) by end of day April 20th. That means 12 days to get them in. Prefer digital, prefer blazoned.
- Grendel released another Fight Theme for the Iron Mountains - the fight theme for April is Range Control Range Control part 1 - Range Control part 2 -
- The chapter of Stilled Waters is founded in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- The chapter of Soaring Phoenix is founded in Tampa, Florida
- The chapter of Valley of Pan's Hollow is founded in Girard, Ohio
Good evening all,
This is kind of a tough subject to bring up, but after careful deliberation I think its time.
No fanfare, no big lead in speech. Here it is:
In compliance with State and Federal Laws and our legal Contract with Amtgard Inc., as of the end of this current reign, the Rising Winds will become a static crown Kingdom.
The legal Kingdom Seat of the Rising Winds has been and ever shall be Gryphons Perch. After September's Coronation, only residents and attending members of the Kingdom Seat(GP) will be allowed to hold Kingdom Office, participate in Kingdom level votes, and be active in the Kingdom CoK.
All the necessary corpora changes will be posted in time to be voted on at the June Midreign.
I know this is going to cause a huge influx of questions, comments, outrage and anger, but please be calm and let the officers and BOD members work through this. Hell, some of the current BOD members outside of GP weren't fully aware this was coming. This level of legal compliance comes as a result of how our NFP status was structured and submitted to the IRS. Amtgard Inc only recognizes the Kingdom Seat in any Kingdom, and all legal decisions of the group can only voted and acted upon by members of that 'park'.
Thank you all for your patience and attentiveness in reading this. Its not easy for me to be the message bearer, but I've been here since this Kingdom was 5 guys in bedsheets swinging carpet covered PVC at each other, and the burden of seniority falls upon me to break this Kingdom back down into its basic components once again.
If any parks wish to leave sponsorship of the Kingdom since your members will no longer have voting rights here, I personally will recommend you highly to whatever Kingdom you wish to transfer sponsorship to.
Sir Brock Argenta
- Blackrock Hills, a chapter of Goldenvale has released their own rules set for play test. Called Untold History, the system at first glance seems to borrow heavily from Dagorhir, Darkon, Emarthnguarth and Amtgard 7.0 If you are a member of their Yahoo Group you can view it in the files section. The Rulebook also states it is intended for use with Darkon Wargaming Club Events.
- King Darrian has posted a letter in response to rumors that Blackspire had intended to pull the contract of their Washington State Principality, Northern Lights.
- Preregistration for Stormhaven's annual event Thousand Stars is up. this year is 1KStars IX - Total War!! and will occur May 15-18, 2008 near Spokane, Washington.
- Shrouding Mist in Tacoma, Wa will hold an Althing, 2 seats of the local BoD are open.
- The Kingdom of the Burning Lands in El Paso, Texas will hold their Crown Quals and Warmaster Tourney this Saturday the 5th at noon.
- The Celestial Kingdom will hold their Spring Crown Quals at their sub chapter Murky Waters in Killeen, Texas. Since the positions were unopposed elections will not be held. Sir Crinos Darkenthal will be the 36th Monarch of the celestial kingdom with Sir Alara the Drake as his Regent. Sir Randalf Falconbridge was the winner of the Warmaster tourney and will be holding his second Term as Kingdom Champion.
- College Park, MD chapter, Solstice will hold their Midreign on Saturday, enjoy; a picnic, questing, battle gaming, and What else?: A charity event - Our own Sir Angrist will run a White Elephant table. Proceeds benefit Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
- Crystal Groves Board of Directors will hold a meeting on the 6th.
- Siar Geata demos at the Escondido Renaissance Fair (San Diego county, CA).
- Cooking crown quals were held April 1st (no joke), and went off without a hitch. On April 5th we will be holding the rest of our quals, and also a tourney. Elections are April 11th, and coronation is April 26th. Weaponmaster results; 1st Relkhor with 28.5 points, 2nd Xion with 22.5 points, 3rd Duke Anatole with 20.5 points. Crown Quals results; 1st Duke Sir GoldCrest 3.98, 2nd Grand Duchess Dame Azrael 3.9, 3rd Marchioness Dame Emer 3.69.
- Emerald Hills Monarchy visits on of their newer chapters Kings Point in Hurst, TX on the 5th.
- The Norman Oklahoma Medieval Fair occurs.
- After a meeting took place between the monarchy of Mourningwood Glen and the Emerald Hills Kingdom Monarchy, MG contract was not pulled, and the matter was resolved with out incident.
- Enchanted Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho held their defender tourney this sunday, the overall winner was Likkwid.
- The new Principality of Rivermoor talks about the pluses and minuses of accepting the petition of Centerpoint to join them.
- Sable al'Mantene is organizing the first Desert Winds crystal/jewel camp out collecting trip to Topaz mountain in Utah, originally to occur on April 4-6 but it has been rescheduled, to better allow all the interested parties to attend.
- Iron Mountains spring Midreign, a one day event, to be held at IMD Brighton, Colorado. Feast and court festivities to be held in the Brighton Rec Center.
- Talisin Silverwolf stepped into office as Kingdon Prime Minister at Midreign. Declarations for kingdom monarch/regent, GMR and other positions will be opened this week and due to her by midnight, May 4th.
- The Duchy of Olympus has posted several job openings on their Forums.
- Rosea To'mas Has declared for the office of Baroness of the chapter of Ivory Tower.
- Anyone that is interested that they need to send in their intent to run for Prime Minister of Winter's Edge, the deadline is midnight on 4/13. So far, the only candidate for the office is Flow.
- There is a planning meeting scheduled at Five Oaks in Elizabethtown, KY on April 6th at 1:30pm to discuss holding Winter War in 2009 as a joint project will all of Kentucky Amtgard.
- Emerald Winds will be visited by their Principality Monarchy on April 5th for A&S and hopefully something else, although that's all they've expressed interest in thus far. Bring a few yards of fabric if you want to go home with something meaningful.
- Sir Nocturne is running unopposed for the position of Neverwinter Kingdom Prime Minister. Park Chancellors please make sure that you have your parks vote by next Sunday, April 6, 2008. The votes need to be sent to Stinkfoot by Tuesday, April 8th by midnight.
- Due to a conflict with a paintball group Discord has moved. The event will now be held April 25th-27th and the gate fee will only be $10.
- Knoblands will hold their Crown Quals at their park in Springfield, Missouri. Sunday April 6th at Phelps Grove park and another Picnic at the End of the Universe.
- Thundering Rivers will hold their Coronation at Woodlawn Nature center in Elkhart, IN. on Sunday the 6th.
- Cursed Prairie in East Peoria, IL. will hold their Coronation on the 6th. It will be their last Gypsy themed event for the reign.
- Steel River was granted barony status.
- The newest petitioning chapter of the Rising Winds North Haven formerly under Iron Mountains, will hold a Quest at their park in Glen Ellyn, IL.
- Thalyn of Thee Nights Legacy Tiffin, Ohio release his listing of 'who will level soon'. An absent report in most places, this seems to be very encouraging to new players and old in the chapter. From the wiki editorial staff; good on ya Thalyn.
- Ashen hills in Haslett, MI is thinking about jugging on Sunday.
- Falcon Tor, a Freehold in Columbia, MO will have a busy weekend, holding their third coronation on the 5th and getting raided by two other freeholds, Centerpoint and Five Banners on the 6th.
- The chapter of Stilled Waters is founded in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- The chapter of Soaring Phoenix is founded in Tampa, Florida
- The chapter of Valley of Pan's Hollow is founded in Girard, Ohio