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The Kingdom of the Valley of the Rising Winds, commonly referred to simply as Rising Winds or RW, is a consortium of several chapters of Amtgard in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.


The Lands of the Rising Winds was founded in the summer of 1998 when two established but warring Shires, Windmoor Crossing and Lyon’s Tomb, allied together under a banner of peace and friendship. This unprecedented union formed a new government, ruled by men and women drawn from the populace of the (now) many Shires currently growing under its protective shadow. Thus, with the gracious aid and sponsorship of the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, was born the Barony of the Rising Winds, an independent freehold of Amtgardia nestled firmly in the barbaric wastes of the Midwest. Since the alliance of the two Shires and the addition of several more, the then Barony grew into a Duchy which quickly swelled to over 175 people registered on the books. After much hard work and effort from all her peoples, the Rising Winds was granted Kingdom status by a unanimous vote of the Circle of Monarchs and the Burning Lands Board of Directors at the 20th Gathering of the Clans, July 2002. In 2005 two Principalities were formed Tal Dagore & Midgard they were functional for almost a year procedurally they were dismantled back into their respective individual parks.

At present, RW includes chapters in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois. Additionally, the kingdom has one overseas chapter in the Republic of Croatia. The Kingdom of Tal Dagore was formerly a Principality under the Kingdom of Rising Winds. They were elevated to full Kingdom status at Clan 2010.

An average Rising Winds Coronation or Midreign usually gathers between 250-300 people in attendance without visitors.


Every year, the Kingdom sponsors one major Interkingdom event and co-sponsors another along with Tal Dagore. The sponsored event is Bridge Wars and the co-sponsored event is Keep on the Borderlands.

Current Parks


Duchy of the Frost Lands Duchy of Gryphon's Perch Duchy of Madoc's Keep


Barony of the Ashen Hills Barony of Autumn Grove Barony of Blackfire Pass
Barony of the Cursed Prairie Barony of The Dragon's Tale Barony of Five Oaks
Barony of North Haven Barony of Satyrs Crossing Barony of Thee Nights Legacy
Barony of the Valley of the Twin Rivers Barony of Woodhaven Keep


Shire of the Black Marsh Shire of Blackfire Valley Shire of the Harrowing Citadel Shire of Ice Haven
Shire of Krvomedje Shire of Obsidian Hills Shire of the Port of Winter's Night Shire of Sky Harbor

Petitioning Lands

Shire of Blüdfrost Shire of the Valley of the Forgotten Giants

Current Monarchy

September 2012 - March 2013

See Also

  • See RW Monarchy
  • See Rising Winds Places
  • See Rising Winds People
  • See Rising Winds Peerage


Kingdoms and Principalities of Amtgard
Kingdoms: Burning Lands · Emerald Hills · Celestial Kingdom · Golden Plains · Iron Mountains · Goldenvale · Dragonspine
Wetlands · Neverwinter · Blackspire · Rising Winds · Crystal Groves · Desert Winds · Tal Dagore · Northern Lights · Westmarch · Rivermoor · Polaris · Northreach · Winter's Edge
Principalities:Nine Blades (GV) · Viridian Outlands (BS)