Knights Of Chaos (Updated)Knighthood/Order: Knights of Chaos
Date founded: pre-1992 (created in Mid-Realms in 1984, then carried to the Realms)
Knight Commander: Sir Hayden Cromwell
The Knights of Chaos were founded by Kugan in 1984 in Mid-Realms (a system that was incorporated into Realms when it was originally formed), that he continued to claim when he joined Realms.
Heraldry of Order: A Chaos Wheel in the Knights choice of color on a black background.
Tenets or Code of Order (public version):
• Question the status quo. See if it still applies.
• Don’t stagnate. Continually strive to improve yourself and those around you.
• Do not be afraid to act. A bad decision is always better than no decision.
• Walk your own path. Don't conform for conformity's sake.
• Own your actions. Respect is earned, not given.
• Have a sense of humor. None of us are getting out alive anyway.
Sir Kugan (inactive)
Sir Arkadyne (inactive)
Sir Cinnabar (inactive-ish/Active-ish)
Elric , Squire to Sir Zatarra
Rawlin, Squire to Sir Quayloth
First there was Kugan, who claimed the title of Knight of Chaos prior to coming to our lands and continued to do so. Arkadyne, the Bishop of the Church of Chaos, approached Kugan with the idea to unite the church and the knighthood. Kugan agreed and in 1992 Kugan knighted Arkadyne and combined the two institutions.
Next came Cinnabar, who was squired to Arkadyne. This was the first seemingly traditional KoC squiring. After years of service in 1996, Cinnabar asked the Chaos God, Arioch, "what do I have to do to be Knighted?" Arioch gave Cinnabar the 'wink and the nod' (thus starting that tradition) and Cinnabar killed Arkadyne and declared himself a Knight, ending his squireship.
Post Kugan leaving our lands, Cinnabar and Arkadyne had philosophical differences and split the Knighthood into Knights Millitant, currently the Knights of Chaos, and Knights Templar, the Church of Chaos, and severed the relationship between the two groups.
Trent was the next Knight. He too obtained his title through bloodshed. Although he hadn't squired he killed Cinnabar and declared himself a knight in 1999.
Phoenix followed a more traditional path to Knighthood squiring to Cinnabar for a year prior to being knighted at Queen of Hearts 2002.
Corrinth also squired to Cinnabar but grew tired of the process and killed Cinnabar and claimed the title of Knight later in 2002.
Rillan was yet another squire of Cinnabar's. After multiple years of traditional squireship, he was Knighted at Queen of Hearts 2003.
Quayloth knighting was the result of an error. He had squired to Trent prior to Trent taking a break from adventuring. It 2011, the other Knights became confused and thought he had been Knighted and began to refer to him as a Knight of Chaos. Quayloth did not correct their mistake. Post realizing it, the group opted to let him retain the title.
Axel was a squire to Trent it was not quite the traditional squireship as they mainly looked and watched eachother. After the course of a year he told Trent he understood what it meant to be a Knight of Chaos to himself and was claiming Knighthood. And Trent agreed thus Axel became a knight. Tournaments of Creathorne 2016
Sir Rubis was squired to Phoenix and was then un-squired from the order. Borrowed Phoenix's belt and thus became a knight because she never got it back. (WIP second hand knowledge)
Hayden was the most recent squire of Cinnabar. He was declared and knighted by Cinnabar to be a Knight of Chaos at the Tournaments of Creathorne 2017. In his words “I Cinnabar recognize and knight, Hayden Cromwell my squire to be a Knight of Chaos” this was do to some good planning on Hayden’s part as he killed his knight and then death wished him into doing so. As a happy coincidence Hayden at the time was also voted Knight Commander and backed up Cinnabar’s decree. He also said “anyone who doesn’t like this can suck it” and backed away while flying the twin birds.
Gwen was squired to Shandar (Though i believe she loathed the idea) in an interaction of trying to vote for the new Knight Commander she took her vote back and said “I’m a Knight of Chaos I can do what I want.” Thus she herself declared to be part of the order and was a knight. From that moment everyone on site recognized Gwen as a Knight of Chaos. This was at Tournaments of Creathorne 2017.
As you can see there are few commonalities in the path traveled to become a Knight of Chaos. Some Knights were not squired at all while others were for years. Titles have been bestowed, taken, and received in error. While there have been multiple times that the title has been obtained via murder, it is important to note that simply doing so would not earn one the title were the group to not feel that the individual doing so warranted it. (no clue how long Gwen had been Shandar's squire before hand I'm guessing 2 or 3 years give or take)
As you can see there are few commonalities in the path traveled to become a Knight of Chaos. Some Knights were not squired at all while others were for years. Titles have been bestowed, taken, and received in error. While there have been multiple times that the title has been obtained via murder, it is important to note that simply doing so would not earn one the title were the group to not feel that the individual doing so warranted it.
(Author's note this is currently missing 3 knights and their history it is a WIP and some stories may be skewed due to second hand knowledge)
Created by Hayden Cromwell Lord of Rathkeale (Hayden) at 06-04-17 03:27 PM
Last Modified by Hayden Cromwell Lord of Rathkeale (Hayden) at 10-24-17 11:58 AM