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 Burning Lands
 Emerald Hills
 Celestial Kingdom
 Iron Mountains
 Golden Plains
 Dragonspine
 Wetlands
 Goldenvale
 Neverwinter
 Rising Winds
 Blackspire
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 Desert Winds
 Tal Dagore
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THE CAUSE OF ALL ARGUMENTS
Is My Knight Like Your Knight?
[02/10/2003] [Azmandius]

There has been quite a bit of discussion in the Amtgard community lately about the awards and criteria each kingdom requires for Knighthood. After seeing all the confusion, and experiencing some of it myself, I have gone through the different Kingdom corporas and created this report. The information is dry and lengthy but it was informative to me and hopefully others will find it useful as well.

Burning Lands, Valley of the Silver Rains, Mystic Seas, Goldenvale

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Complete a term as Monarch OR
Serve in two of the following three positions:
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister.
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Hydra, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword The title of Warlord, OR
The title of Defender, OR
The title of Weaponmaster. (equivalent tournament successes will be considered)
Notes Garber Credits are listed as an award for armor making in addition to garbing.

Dragonspine

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Complete a term as Monarch OR
Serve in two of the following three positions:
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister.
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Hydra, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword The title of Warlord, OR
The title of Defender, OR
The title of Master Griffon, OR
The title of Weaponmaster. (equivalent tournament successes will be considered)
Notes Garber Credits are listed as an award for armor making in addition to garbing.
One of five kingdoms to remove Griffin from Masterhood of the Lion

Celestial Kingdom

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Complete two term as Monarch OR
Serve in three of the following six positions:
Monarch
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister
Principality/Grand Duchy monarch
Principality/Grand Duchy prime minister OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword The title of Warlord, OR
Attaining 3 of the following 4:
The title of Master Griffon
The title of Defender
The title of Warmaster
The title of Weaponmaster
Notes One of five kingdoms to remove Griffin from Masterhood of the Lion
Garber Credits are listed as an award for armor making in addition to garbing.

Emerald Hills

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Complete two term as Monarch OR
Serve in two of the following four positions:
Monarch
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword Attaining two of the following four:
The title of Defender
The title of Warlord
The title of Weaponmaster (equivalent tournament and/or battlefield skills will be considered)
Notes None.

Golden Plains

Authority The Monarch must have the Circle of Knights approval by a simple, open ballot plurality vote for approval to Knight a candidate for Knighthood.
Crown Complete two term as Monarch OR
Serve in three of the following four positions:
Monarch
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword Attaining all of the following:
The title of Defender,
The title of Warlord, AND
The title of Weaponmaster (equivalent tournament and/or battlefield skills will be considered)
Notes None.

Iron Mountains

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Serve with excellence in three positions, which must be
Monarch, OR Ducal monarch, OR Regent, OR Prime Minister, AND Any of the following:
Monarch
Regent
Prime Minister
Ducal monarch
Ducal regent
Baronial monarch
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword The title of Warlord, AND
Held the title of champion, weaponmaster, or equivalent.
Notes None.

Neverwinter

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Serve with excellence in three of the following positions
Monarch
Regent
Prime Minister
Champion
Also, the Circle of Knights may consider exceptional service in provincial positions.
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Griffon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Hydra, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Thespian, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword Attain two of the following three:
The title of Warlord (equivalent tournament victories will be considered)
The title of Defender
The title of Weaponmaster
Notes One of five kingdoms to remove Griffin from Masterhood of the Lion
Smith Credit is for weapon and siege works as well as service
The Master Thespian is any combination of Mask or Jovius awards that total to 10 (Master Thespian)

Wetlands

Authority The Circle of Knights decides who to knight, although the Monarch has a veto.
Crown Serve three terms with excellence in the following positions:
Monarch
Regent
Prime Minister
Champion, OR
Serve two terms with excellence in the following positions:
Monarch
Regent
Prime Minister
Champion, AND
Serve three terms with excellence in provincial positions OR
Master Lion OR
Master Hydra
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Smith, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Jovius.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Mask (Thespian), OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword Attain Masterhood of the Warrior (Warlord) OR
Attain Masterhood of the Griffon OR
The title of Defender AND
The title of Weaponmaster
Notes One of five kingdoms to remove Griffin from Masterhood of the Lion

Rising Winds

Authority King - the criteria below is suggested, as is approval of the Circle of Knights.
Crown Serve in two of the following four positions:
Monarch
Champion
Consort
Prime Minister
Flame Attain Masterhood of the Rose, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Lion.
Serpent Attain Masterhood of the Dragon, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Owl, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Armorer, OR
Attain Masterhood of the Garber.
Sword Attain two of the following three:
The title of Warlord (equivalent tournament victories will be considered)
The title of Defender
The title of Weaponmaster
Notes One of five kingdoms to remove Griffin from Masterhood of the Lion
Smith Credit has been removed (may be re-instated by Althing soon)
Armorer credit is for armor construction

As you can see there is a bit of variance between a majority of the Kingdoms. It seems as if there is an imaginary line that once crossed draws the attention of the BLBOD. Where is this line? Will it change when a new BLBOD is elected? I think most of us would like to know.

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