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[[Image:Kingdoms of Amtgard 2017.jpg|thumb|The Heraldry of each active kingdom of amtgard listed in the order of their founding. Made by [[Alona TwoTrees]]. ]]
===What is it?===
 
The highest status an Amtgard [[Chapter]] (or chapters) can attain. The rules set forth by the Burning Lands for kingdom formation include a average of 150 people, in one or more parks.
 
  
===Kingdom Styles===
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===Per the [[V8 Rulebook]]===
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Kingdoms in Amtgard are large geographic regions responsible for all of the Amtgard groups (called ‘[[Amtgard the Organization#Parks|Parks]]’) and members within their area of influence. Kingdoms have authority over their constituent Parks and are responsible for helping them succeed and grow. Kingdoms typically have the following leadership positions (called '[[Officers]]') which are elected every six months:
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====[[Monarch]]====
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In charge of organizing the group for the duration of their reign in office. They are the highest authority in the kingdom.
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====[[Regent]]====
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Assists the monarch in the organization of the arts and sciences during their reign in office by doing such things as holding [[workshops]], cultural tournaments, and craft nights.
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====[[Prime Minister]]====
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Assists the monarch by making sure the kingdom financial records and attendance records are in order during their reign.
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====[[Champion]]====
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Assists the monarch by running fighting tournaments, organizing [[battlegames]], and checking [[weapons]] and [[equipment]] for safety during their reign.
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====[[Guildmaster of Reeves]]====
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The head [[reeve]] is in charge of settling any rules disputes, making sure that all reeves are qualified and doing their job well, and advising the other elected officers on any rules issues they may have.
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====Kingdom Styles====
 
There are two basic styles of Kingdom Government; [[Floating Crown]] and [[Static Crown]].
 
There are two basic styles of Kingdom Government; [[Floating Crown]] and [[Static Crown]].
  
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Kingdoms can bestow any [[Awards|awards]], including [[Knighthood|four Orders of Knighthood]].  Knighthood cannot be granted without authority from a Kingdom.
 
Kingdoms can bestow any [[Awards|awards]], including [[Knighthood|four Orders of Knighthood]].  Knighthood cannot be granted without authority from a Kingdom.
  
===Kingdoms of Amtgard===
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====Kingdoms of Amtgard====
There have been twelve kingdoms to date in the history of Amtgard:
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There have been 23 kingdoms to date in the history of Amtgard below are those that remain active in the order they were founded.
*[[Blackspire]] in Oregon, Washington State, and parts of California
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*[[Blackspire]] in Oregon, Washington State, and Northern Idaho.
*[[Burning Lands]], the original, in El Paso, TX
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*[[Burning Lands]], the original, in El Paso, TX.
*[[Celestial Kingdom]] in central Texas including San Antonio and Austin
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*[[Celestial Kingdom]] in central Texas including San Antonio and Austin.
*[[Dragonspine]] in Las Cruces, NM
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*[[Crystal Groves]] in MD, VA, PA, & DL.
*[[Emerald Hills]] centered around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of TX
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*[[Desert Winds]] in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Southern Idaho.
*[[Golden Plains]] in Amarillo, TX
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*[[Dragonspine]] in Las Cruces, NM.
*[[Goldenvale]] in Nashua, NH
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*[[Emerald Hills]] centered around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of TX, includes Oklahoma and Arkansas.
*[[Iron Mountains]] in Denver, Colorado
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*[[Golden Plains]] in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.
*[[Neverwinter]] in Florida and southern Georgia
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*[[Goldenvale]] in Nashua, NH.
*[[Rising Winds]] in the midwest around Indianapolis, IN
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*[[Iron Mountains]] in Denver, Colorado.
*[[Wetlands]] in eastern Texas including Houston
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*[[Neverwinter]] in Florida, South and Central Georgia and South Carolina.
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*[[Nine Blades]] in Ontario and Quebec Canada.
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*[[Northern Lights]] in Western Washington.
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*[[Northreach]] in Alaska.
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*[[Polaris]] in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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*[[Rising Winds]] centered in Indianapolis, IN, and includes Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and small areas of Illinois and West Virginia.
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*[[Rivermoor]] Spread across a roughly 800 miles straight line in central North America with chapters active in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Iowa, and Manitoba.
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*[[Tal Dagore]] centered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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*[[Viridian Outlands]] in British Colombia & Alberta of Canada, as well as Washington & Idaho of the US.
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*[[Winter's Edge]] in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi.
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*[[Westmarch]] in California and Western Nevada.
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*[[Wetlands]] in eastern Texas including Houston.
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'''Defunct Kingdoms'''
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*[[Valley of the Silver Rains]](Kingdom Status 1995)(defunct 2005)
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*[[Mystic Seas]](Kingdom Status 1993)(defunct 2005)
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*[[Baraduin]] (Kingdom status 1989)(defunct 1990)
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''See [[Kingdoms Formed]] to find the time line of Kingdom Formation.''
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====Groups nearing Kingdom Status====
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=====Also keep your eyes on=====
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*The [[Principality]] of the [[13 Roads]]  ([[TD]])
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===How to become a Kingdom===
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#- An aspiring group must declare their intent to apply for kingdom status at Clan, the year prior to the group being voted on.
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#- The aspiring group must have the written/stated support of their sponsoring kingdom's monarch.
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# - Every group that wishes to petition for kingdom status must have a valid contract with Amtgard Inc. This contract must be at least five years old at the time of the request for status change.
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# - A group must have seventy-five(75) unique/individual sign-ins per month, averaged over the year immediately prior to applying. The group must supply Amtgard Inc with copies of all the sign-ins over this time period as proof of their numbers. They may also be required to provide copies of character/player records to corroborate sign-ins.
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# - The group's intended kingdom seat must be at least one hundred and fifty miles from the nearest, neighboring kingdom's seat.
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# - The group must show proof of their NPO status and show that they have a current bank account.
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# - They must create a kingdom-level corpora which will be reviewed by Amtgard Inc for any discrepancies. This corpora must comply with the laws that govern the group's NPO status and must not violate the contract with Amtgard Inc, the Rules of Play, or any ratified agreements by the Circle of Monarchs.
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# - The group must sign an agreement with Amtgard Inc that states that they intend to abide by the contract with Amtgard Inc, the Rules of Play, and all ratified agreements by the Circle of Monarchs.
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#  - Once all of the above are calculated and confirmed, Amtgard Inc will open discussions with the group to ensure they are prepared for what lays ahead. This is nothing more than a short orientation period that should not prevent a group from being handed over to the Circle of Monarchs for approval.
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# - After meeting all requirements, Amtgard Inc will confirm the group's eligibility to the Circle of Monarchs (providing them with copies of all paperwork, if requested) and will defer to their decision as to whether the group's status is raised to kingdom or not.
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====Principalities, etc.:====
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In recent times, there has been a surge toward the creation of multi-group entities such as Principalities, Grand Duchies, Confederacies, etc.
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While this has led to smaller Amtgard groups operating as a [[Roving Crown]] Kingdom would, which inherently is not a bad thing, it has posed some difficulties when it comes to how a group would normally achieve kingdom status.
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To combat these issues, Amtgard Inc has set guidelines for this transition. They are as follows:
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# - Every contracted Amtgard group is seen as an individual group regardless of its relationship to other groups.
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# - Multiple groups under a collaborative banner cannot simply add their numbers together to meet kingdom status numbers. The only way these groups can supplement their numbers is to travel between one another. One group must bear the burden of being the principal group with regards to numbers and record keeping.
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# - Ultimately, it will be the principal group that applies for kingdom status, its corpora defining the participation of the other groups once the status is reached.
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=====Removing Kingdom Status=====
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As of 2014 there is now a procedure for removing Kingdom Status. Here is a link to the procedure [http://www.electricsamurai.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=682482#p682482 on Esam].
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=====A word from players on the subject of Kingdom Status=====
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'''[[Kurse]]'''
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I've made it clear that I will accept Principalities,
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etc., for kingdom status as long as the provisions
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I've laid out are met. The specifics of this can be
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found here:
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http://www.amtgardinc.com/blpages/kingdomstatus.html
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We will not accept ten shires of ten members each,
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spread across the country attempting to become a
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kingdom. We will, however, accept a cohesive set of
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groups that have the willingness and determination to
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travel, support a single group, and operate loosely
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like a kingdom.
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I personally don't care what a kingdom calls their
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groups, be it principality, grand duchy, etc, as long
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as the group abides by contract, the RoP, the CoM, and
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is working toward the betterment of Amtgard as a
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whole. I will gladly support any group that does so.
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The only other qualification that is not listed on the
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referenced page is this: The group must have a
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representative come before the CoM the year before
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they come up for a vote for kingdom status. This is to
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give the CoM plenty of time to come to an educated
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decision.
  
===Defunct Kingdoms===
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If anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to answer
-[[Valley of the Silver Rains]](Kingdom Status 1995)(defunct 2005)
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them, either on the list or in private email.
-[[Mystic Seas]](Kingdom Status 1993)(defunct 2005)
 
  
  
===Groups nearing Kingdom Status===
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===Links===
-The [[Duchy]] of [[Crystal Groves]] ([[GV]])
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* A list of all [[:Category:Amtgard Kingdoms|Amtgard Kingdoms]]
-The [[Principality]] of [[Desert Winds]] ([[IM]])
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*[http://www.electricsamurai.com/main_page.pl?action=view_article&file=20020121100248-Guests.txt&dir=General  How to Get Along Well With Your Parent Kingdom] [[Francis]] of Ravensholm
-The [[Duchy]] of [[Western Gate]] ([[RW]])
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*For a listing of the kingdom heraldry check [[Kingdom Heraldry]]. See also the [[Heraldry]] page.
-The [[Grand Duchy]] of [[Stormhaven]] ([[BS]])
 
====Also keep your eyes on====
 
-The [[Westmarch]] Confederation ([[DS]])
 
-The [[Principality]] of [[Winter's Edge]] ([[NW]])
 
-The [[Principality]] of [[Rosetta Pact]] ([[IM]])
 
see also [[Kingdom Insignia]]. For a listing of the kingdom heraldry check the [[Heraldry]] page.
 
 
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The above link to the amtwiki pages for each of the Kingdoms.
 
  
You can also use the [[Kingdom Websites]] page to go directly to the kingdom websites.
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[[Category: Amtgard Terms]]
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[[Category: Chapter Sizes]]
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[[Category: Organizational Rules]]

Latest revision as of 10:14, 15 October 2021

My Kingdom for a....
The Heraldry of each active kingdom of amtgard listed in the order of their founding. Made by Alona TwoTrees.

Per the V8 Rulebook

Kingdoms in Amtgard are large geographic regions responsible for all of the Amtgard groups (called ‘Parks’) and members within their area of influence. Kingdoms have authority over their constituent Parks and are responsible for helping them succeed and grow. Kingdoms typically have the following leadership positions (called 'Officers') which are elected every six months:

Monarch

In charge of organizing the group for the duration of their reign in office. They are the highest authority in the kingdom.

Regent

Assists the monarch in the organization of the arts and sciences during their reign in office by doing such things as holding workshops, cultural tournaments, and craft nights.

Prime Minister

Assists the monarch by making sure the kingdom financial records and attendance records are in order during their reign.

Champion

Assists the monarch by running fighting tournaments, organizing battlegames, and checking weapons and equipment for safety during their reign.

Guildmaster of Reeves

The head reeve is in charge of settling any rules disputes, making sure that all reeves are qualified and doing their job well, and advising the other elected officers on any rules issues they may have.


Kingdom Styles

There are two basic styles of Kingdom Government; Floating Crown and Static Crown.

Rights of a Kingdom

Kingdoms can bestow any awards, including four Orders of Knighthood. Knighthood cannot be granted without authority from a Kingdom.

Kingdoms of Amtgard

There have been 23 kingdoms to date in the history of Amtgard below are those that remain active in the order they were founded.

  • Blackspire in Oregon, Washington State, and Northern Idaho.
  • Burning Lands, the original, in El Paso, TX.
  • Celestial Kingdom in central Texas including San Antonio and Austin.
  • Crystal Groves in MD, VA, PA, & DL.
  • Desert Winds in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Southern Idaho.
  • Dragonspine in Las Cruces, NM.
  • Emerald Hills centered around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of TX, includes Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  • Golden Plains in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.
  • Goldenvale in Nashua, NH.
  • Iron Mountains in Denver, Colorado.
  • Neverwinter in Florida, South and Central Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Nine Blades in Ontario and Quebec Canada.
  • Northern Lights in Western Washington.
  • Northreach in Alaska.
  • Polaris in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • Rising Winds centered in Indianapolis, IN, and includes Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and small areas of Illinois and West Virginia.
  • Rivermoor Spread across a roughly 800 miles straight line in central North America with chapters active in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Iowa, and Manitoba.
  • Tal Dagore centered in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Viridian Outlands in British Colombia & Alberta of Canada, as well as Washington & Idaho of the US.
  • Winter's Edge in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi.
  • Westmarch in California and Western Nevada.
  • Wetlands in eastern Texas including Houston.

Defunct Kingdoms

See Kingdoms Formed to find the time line of Kingdom Formation.


Groups nearing Kingdom Status

Also keep your eyes on

How to become a Kingdom

  1. - An aspiring group must declare their intent to apply for kingdom status at Clan, the year prior to the group being voted on.
  2. - The aspiring group must have the written/stated support of their sponsoring kingdom's monarch.
  3. - Every group that wishes to petition for kingdom status must have a valid contract with Amtgard Inc. This contract must be at least five years old at the time of the request for status change.
  4. - A group must have seventy-five(75) unique/individual sign-ins per month, averaged over the year immediately prior to applying. The group must supply Amtgard Inc with copies of all the sign-ins over this time period as proof of their numbers. They may also be required to provide copies of character/player records to corroborate sign-ins.
  5. - The group's intended kingdom seat must be at least one hundred and fifty miles from the nearest, neighboring kingdom's seat.
  6. - The group must show proof of their NPO status and show that they have a current bank account.
  7. - They must create a kingdom-level corpora which will be reviewed by Amtgard Inc for any discrepancies. This corpora must comply with the laws that govern the group's NPO status and must not violate the contract with Amtgard Inc, the Rules of Play, or any ratified agreements by the Circle of Monarchs.
  8. - The group must sign an agreement with Amtgard Inc that states that they intend to abide by the contract with Amtgard Inc, the Rules of Play, and all ratified agreements by the Circle of Monarchs.
  9. - Once all of the above are calculated and confirmed, Amtgard Inc will open discussions with the group to ensure they are prepared for what lays ahead. This is nothing more than a short orientation period that should not prevent a group from being handed over to the Circle of Monarchs for approval.
  10. - After meeting all requirements, Amtgard Inc will confirm the group's eligibility to the Circle of Monarchs (providing them with copies of all paperwork, if requested) and will defer to their decision as to whether the group's status is raised to kingdom or not.

Principalities, etc.:

In recent times, there has been a surge toward the creation of multi-group entities such as Principalities, Grand Duchies, Confederacies, etc.

While this has led to smaller Amtgard groups operating as a Roving Crown Kingdom would, which inherently is not a bad thing, it has posed some difficulties when it comes to how a group would normally achieve kingdom status.

To combat these issues, Amtgard Inc has set guidelines for this transition. They are as follows:

  1. - Every contracted Amtgard group is seen as an individual group regardless of its relationship to other groups.
  2. - Multiple groups under a collaborative banner cannot simply add their numbers together to meet kingdom status numbers. The only way these groups can supplement their numbers is to travel between one another. One group must bear the burden of being the principal group with regards to numbers and record keeping.
  3. - Ultimately, it will be the principal group that applies for kingdom status, its corpora defining the participation of the other groups once the status is reached.
Removing Kingdom Status

As of 2014 there is now a procedure for removing Kingdom Status. Here is a link to the procedure on Esam.

A word from players on the subject of Kingdom Status

Kurse

I've made it clear that I will accept Principalities, etc., for kingdom status as long as the provisions I've laid out are met. The specifics of this can be found here:

http://www.amtgardinc.com/blpages/kingdomstatus.html

We will not accept ten shires of ten members each, spread across the country attempting to become a kingdom. We will, however, accept a cohesive set of groups that have the willingness and determination to travel, support a single group, and operate loosely like a kingdom.

I personally don't care what a kingdom calls their groups, be it principality, grand duchy, etc, as long as the group abides by contract, the RoP, the CoM, and is working toward the betterment of Amtgard as a whole. I will gladly support any group that does so.

The only other qualification that is not listed on the referenced page is this: The group must have a representative come before the CoM the year before they come up for a vote for kingdom status. This is to give the CoM plenty of time to come to an educated decision.

If anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to answer them, either on the list or in private email.


Links