Grand Duke Fog, of Traitor's Gate Celestial Kingdom
Fog learned of Amtgard through Reyna's son in 1996 while living in Azle, TX. With no local parks nearby Fog did not join Amtgard until Summer of 1998 at Morningwood Glen. He played the Archer class until his departure in 2000 to Minnesota.
Fog tried to contact the local group listed in Saint Paul known as Caer Sidhe. Unable to reach them; in 2002 he started a park called Northguard located in Lakeville, MN.
In 2003 Fog was called back to Texas for a family emergency and returned to Morningwood Glen for another year. During his absence his park in Lakeville, MN disbanded with several members forming a park in Saint Paul called Starmount. The following year a few additional players left from Northgard formed Mists of the Dawn in Lakevile, Minnesota near where Northguard played.
Fog played here for a while before taking a hiatus to do the college thing. After college he moved to China for a while before returning to Texas.
In December 2009 Fog started the household Emerald Guard to try and drive more players to the game.
Later in 2009 he crated a companion tool for the ORK and dubbed it "FORK". This tool promoted better record keeping on the ORK by allowing players to see who was inactive at a park. It also served as a tool to help gauge the activity of a park at a glance instead of having to click on every profile for a park on the ORK.
In 2010 a new version of the web app was created and labeled T.R.O.L.L. (The Recorded Online Lackadaisical Ledger) which included several new features including the date of the last time the park's PM logged in. The updated version also allowed for better use of the back button in the browser.
The TROLL became a well known tool among kingdom PMs and is used in the majority of the Amtgard kingdoms by park and kingdom level Prime Ministers alike.
In mundania Fog was married in March of 2010 and moved from the DFW area to Seguin, Tx. About a year later a park called Wolf's Glen was formed in Seguin and became Fog's home park.
In 2012 Fog added a new feature to the TROLL which showed the activity of kingdom knights. This is likely to be the last major update to the TROLL until after the ORK v3 is released. (Slotted for Dec 2012). The TROLL was entered into the CK Dragon Master in August of 2012 and received a mere 3.5 average score (should have picked an event that was heavy in PM judges) and later awarded a 1st order of the Smith at the 2012 summer midreign.
In summer 2017 after attending San Japan in San Antonio and participating in the Battle Pit offer fighting zone Fog got the itch to go to a local park and swing foam again. Since Wolf's Glen closed down the closest park was Traitor's Gate which is where he headed.
At the end of 2017 Traitor's Gate was upgraded to Barony status and Fog was appointed the Seneschal.
Just after Spring War 2018 the CK Monarch and Prime Minister voluntarily vacated office after some controversy. Zam became the appointed Prime Minister however just before Reign 56 Coronation Zam asked Fog to take over due to mundane time conflicts. Fog was affirmed as KPM at Reign 56 Coronation althing.
During the first month of Reign 56 the monarch and GMR agreed to unban a deceased player which cause much controversy that eventually led to the Monarch, GMR, Champion, and Regent to voluntarily vacate office at the same time. Fog was the only remaining person in the line of succession per the CK Corpora and ascended to the Monarch seat.
Fog appointed Thad Champion which gave the new champion a week to prepare and create the scheduled Reign 56 Relic Quest. And began open elections for Monarch, Regent, and GMR with the attention of appointing himself back to the KPM seat. With a large amount of people asking that he remain Monarch Fog declared intent for monarch and was added to the ballot. Fog then won the Monarch vote over Weasel and Margul. He then appointed Megiddo as KPM.
Gathering of the Clans 2018 Fog represented The Celestial Kingdom as King.
Fog bought and installed ditch light at the CK Event Site in La Grange Texas the week before Reign 56 Midreign.
During his two reigns, King Fog knighted two people:
- Dame Isadore as a Knight of the Serpent at CK Mid Reign August 2018
- Dame Demonica as a Knight of the Flame at Spring War March 2019
At the end of his second reign as Monarch he pushed for corpora changes to include a Senator role which would stand in for the Monarch in the Circle of Monarchs to alleviate some of the overwhelming responsibilities the Monarch role required. This amendment to the corpora passed and Monarchs from this point on have been able to dedicate more time to local kingdom affairs and growth.
Currently Fog does A&S as well as leads the team of ORK Developers.
- Former member of the Justicars
- Awarded the title Lord by Dame Alessandra 2003 at the end of two terms as Sheriff of Northguard.
- ORK Admin/Developer
- Paragon Archer awarded by King Grifterr May 2018
- Appointed Kingdom Prime Minister of the Celestial Kingdom May 2018
- Became Reign 56th King of the Celestial Kingdom through succession June 2018, then duly elected July 2018
- Elected Reign 57th King of the Celestial Kingdom November 2018
- Awarded the title Grand Duke by Queen Fish in November 2018
- Served a year long term as President of the CK Board of Directors May 2019 - May 2020
- Awarded the title Dragonmaster by Regent Eva Destruction in August 2020
- Awarded the title Master Crown by King Dizzy Vertigo in May 2021
- Awarded the title Battlemaster by King Dizzy Vertigo in August 2021
- Awarded the title Knight of the Crown by King Dizzy Vertigo in November 2021
- Awarded the title Master Owl by Regent Lord Torq in November 2021
- Awarded the title Master Rose by King Dizzy Vertigo in November 2021