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To be a Knight of Gwynedd:

I. The candidate must be Christian; there are no Pagan knights in Gwynedd.

II. The weapons of a Knight are any that he/she chooses to learn. There are no weapons that he/she may not learn to use if his/her Knight chooses to teach them to him/her. The only exception to this is the flail. This weapon has been outlawed in the Kingdom of Gwynedd by a vote of the royal council. (See the royal council for more details.)

The way of the chosen:

I. To become a knight one must first find a knight that is willing to take it upon him/herself to train you in the weapons, armor, tactics, and history of the country and knighthood. II. The person, be he male or female, must first become a Squire to a recognized Knight of the Realm to begin his/her training. Until such time as he/she has earned the title of Knight he/she will be known as a Squire III. This training shall last a minimum of two years in which time he/she must learn the following proficiencies. A) Three weapon combinations, one of which must be sword and shield. The other two are the decision of the Knight and his/her Squire. B) Three non-weapon proficiencies that are the choice of the squire and his/her Knight. Examples are bardic skills, language skills (most notable Latin so the the knight can run the mass or Futhark to understand the Kinsmen), Unit/Tribal and Knight/Kinsmen history (mandatory), Battlefield tactics (mandatory), melee warfare (mandatory), armor making, leathercraft, woodworking, garb making, mead or beer making (very important) etc.

I. The Squire must have a strong presence on the battlefield. He/she must be able to lead the unit into battle, and have the faith of the unit so that they will follow him/her as they would their other Kinsmen and Knights. II. Upon attainment of these skills the Squire must also show that he/she is loyal to the Crown. All titles come from the King in this they must give unto the King an Oath of Fealty and swear to serve the Crown above all whether it be against his/her Knight or foreign foe. No one comes before the Crown and no sacrifice is too large for the Kingdom. There are no friends when the Kingdom is threatened from within or from without. III. The Squire is then called before his/her clan and asked to trace his house lineage back through the course of Gwynedd history. He/she must also know the names and place each house holds in the nobility of Gwynedd. In this we honor our past and we learn wisdom from those who are our ancestors. IV. When, after the two-year period, the Squire has shown all of this above, the Council of Knights shall be held and upon their approval shall the Squire be allowed to ascend to the rank of Knight.

The Knights Council of Gwynedd:

The Council is set up to allow the knights to meet and discuss the future of the realm and to enlist rules and changes to their title.

The Rules of the Council:

I. The meeting is one that should be held at least once a month. II. To attend you must have the rank of Knight. As always the Kinsman are asked to join this Council to give advice on what they hear, however they have no voting capacity on the Council. This invitation is extended to the Knights also in the Kinsman's Council.

Making of a Squire and Knight:

I. The Knight must take responsibility to make sure that the Squire is trained in the ways described above. Over all the Knight's are a family, and should be thought as such at all times. We are brothers in all we do, our strength is in this one true fact. Face off against one you face us all. II. When a Knight comes forward to announce that his Squire is in fact ready to attain the rank of Knight the Council must take a vote. This vote must be unanimous, if but one Knight says no then the Squire may not attain the rank of Knight. If this happens then the Squire may not be brought forward until the next meeting of the council. III. If the Squire is confirmed then the name is sent forward to the King of Gwynedd. If the King approves him/her, then he/she may then be given the rank of Knight. The ceremony is to take place as soon as the Knight sees fit.

Rights and Responsibility of a Knight in the Kingdom of Gwynedd:

I. A newly made Knight will serve in the standing army of Gwynedd in a fashion of a Sergeant at Arms. A) In this position the Knight will be responsible to the people that are not of rank. Making sure the weapons are distributed to the levies and that they are ready in all ways to defend the Kingdom. The Knight will work hand in hand with the Kinsman that holds the same rank. B) In this we teach not only responsibility to the young Kinsman/Knight but also promote brotherhood and understanding between the two Orders. II. The Knight/Kinsman will serve in this position until such a time as he/she shows that they are ready to attain a true leadership role in not only the army, but in the Council of Gwynedd. III. When a Knight/Kinsman is made he/she is given land from his Kinsman and is allowed to set upon developing the land as he/she sees fit. a) This is when the new Knight/Kinsman takes upon him/herself to maintain the land for the King and Kingdom and to recruit new solders for the army and defend his/her people. IV. The Knight will always be heard when he/she has an issue. He/she will take such issues up with said Lord. His/her liege lord will decide on any issue the Knight has. V. If the Knight is not satisfied with said Lord's decision then he/she has the right to take his/her case unto the King to be judged by royal decree. a) It is always suggested that the Knight and his Lord try all avenues before considering this action. Involving the Crown is always a last resort. For as we all know the Crown makes it decision based on the facts of the case and can not be overturned. Be forewarned of this before invoking this right. VI. The Knight is responsible for the upkeep of his/her weapons, and that of any Squire he/she may have. If it comes to pass that the Knight fails in this action his/her brothers will punish him/her. Do not allow this to happen my brothers for this very action in and upon its self puts the very Kingdom at risk. Police your brothers well in this, for should it come to the attention of the Crown heads will roll. VII. The Right of Justice. In this the Knight has the right to be judged by his peers. If this right is brought forward the Knight may have a trial by jury and in this jury will sit only Knights. The judge of course will be either the head of the Knights order or will be a representative of the Crown. VIII. The Knight title is that of a Lord of the Realm. All due respect will be shown at all times. Any that show disrespect be it on his/her own head. IX. Trial by Combat. This right is given to the Knight if he/she wishes to forgo a jury. The two supplicants will take up arms. The winner will be found in the right. This is a combat to the death. A) If this right is called on it will be the choice of the combatants as to what weapons may be used. No one may interfere with this fight. B) If one of the combatants yields then the other is proclaimed the winner and is found in the right. X. The Right of Taxation. All knights are given the honor to pay a tax to the crown for his title, lands, and persons on such land. The Crown and Council of Gwynedd hand down this tax. Failure to pay tax results in the expulsion of said person from the Kingdom. A) Of course there are reasons we know that may inhibit the paying of taxes this will of course be taken into account. We see this as an honor and will not have it said that we are unjust in the application of such an honor. XI. The Right to Title. In this we say that once the rank of Knight has been given it may never be taken from an individual. This title is given for life. This does not mean that the Knight will not be held accountable for his/her actions. Just that, he/her must remember that his/her expulsion from the realm will still in affect cancel any honors, rank, privileges that this title holds. Knights he/she may be, but he/she will be alone in the world with out his/her brothers.

Fixing the Wiki

"Currently we are coming back up. Please do not make any changes yet. If you can not see text of an entry open the entry and check to see if it has content in the edit screen. If it does you need to copy the content into your clipboard and delete the entry and re-create it, this seems to solve the problem. -Madog"

Thanks for all your hard work Madog, in both fixing this resource and making it to begin with.

I quoted your statement on the main page because I went to try this for CrannMeigeall and I found out that only an administrator (Sysop) can delete pages. CrannMeigeall is blank, but the content is there if you go to edit it. If I could have fixed it myself, I wouldn't be bothering you right now, but, well... I can't, so I am bugging you. Thanks for your help.


I don't know if you fixed it or not, but thank you Madog.


Ryoma - Hey, could you see about getting my personal Wiki ( unlocked, please? It got locked a while back, and now I feel like updating it. Thanks in advance.

Danzig - Madog, there have been personal attacks against your wiki and I think it might be a good idea to lock it (unless you plan on changing something soon). I also think, if it's possible, that to edit an article, one should be required to have a login name in order to curb the recent vadalism.

Grim Warhawk - Madog, haven't tried this yet but is there a way to embed youtube videos in the wiki? I was thinking about updating some of the construction entries with added videos since I'm building some new stuff right now.

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