The Nine Blades is a Principality under the Kingdom of the Rising Winds. Officially recognized at Great Eastern XII, held in 2010, the principality began its days as the Northern Empire, under the Kingdom of Goldenvale. It currently consists of the Duchy of Wolvenfang (Sudbury, ON), the Duchy of Felfrost (Ottawa, ON), the Duchy of Linnagond (Peterborough, ON), the Barony of White Stone Valley (Guelph, ON), the Barony of Bellhollow, the Barony of Lichwood Grove, the Shire of Twilight Peak (Toronto, ON), and the Shire of Falcon's Rest.
In 2007, Wolvenfang, Caradoc Hold, Twilight Peak and Ravenwing began the process of developing a corpora structured around the concept of a northern roaming crown kingdom. These groups formed the Northern Empire Board of Directors. Using the corporas of Wolvenfang, Goldenvale and the Iron Mountains as models, the NBoD began to assemble a corpora. Eventually, the NBoD expanded to include Felfrost after its formation. Ravenwing left the Northern Empire groups in April 2010 after an Althing vote concluded that they no longer wished to pursue the roaming crown option. Caradoc Hold also left the principality by Althing vote in February 2012.
In 2012, the Principality shifted its event schedule to coincide with local events - making the Principality Coronations also line with with Battle of the Dens and Frostbite in Wolvenfang, the midreigns with Felfrost Coronations, and Crown Qualifications with Twilight Peak events. This concept was later generalized for events to simply coincide with local events hosted in the months in question.
In April 2017, the Principality renamed itself to the Nine Blades and is currently in the process of redesigning its heraldry.
- Duchy of Wolvenfang (2007)
- Duchy of Felfrost
- Duchy of Linnagond (August 2013)
- Barony of White Stone Valley (Apr 2014)
- Barony of Bellhollow (Feb 2016)
- Barony of Lichwood Grove (Feb 2016)
- Shire of Twilight Peak (2007)
Nine Blades People
THE NINE BLADES (Current): https://wiki.amtgard.com/index.php/File:Ninebladesheraldry.png
THE NORTHERN EMPIRE (Past): http://amtwiki.net/amtwiki/index.php/File:NEHeraldry3.jpg
Current Government Members
Nine Blades Principality Monarchy
- Prince(ss): Diana
- Consort: Colin Archibald
- Prime Minister: Psylocyte
- Champion: Bal
- Guildmaster of Reeves: Aylanda
Documents relating to the Principality, such as their corpora, can be found at their online library.
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