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Black Knights

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Basic Details
Founded 12 December, 2014
Headquarters Africa
Color Brown
Status Active
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Government
Emperor Leo the Great
Viceroy Tiber & Taco
Archduke of Defence Curufinwe
Archduke of Foreign Affairs Amaryllis
Archduke of Economics Gorge
Archduke of the Interior Shadow Company
Archduke of EDO GreyOps
Archduke of Communications xSTRYKAx
Statistics
As of 5 November, 2019
Total Nations 117
Score 246,236.74
Average Score 2,104.59
Alliance Rank 3
Relationships
Active Blocs
Active Treaties
MDoAP Guardians of the Galaxy
MDoAP Camelot
MDoAP The Commonwealth
MDoAP Afrika Korps
MDoAP GOONS
MDoAP Citadel
Protectorate Eregion

The Black Knights is an alliance that was founded on December 12, 2014, by Yosodog and LordStrum, along with 5 others. It is currently run by Leo the Great. It has been involved in most major conflicts since its creation, such as the FSA-tS War, the Great VE War, the Proxy War, Oktoberfest, the 168 Day War, the Pacific War, the Silent War, Papers, Please, and the Ayyslamic Crusade. The Black Knights also played a major role in Knightfall, claiming victory over the forces of The Knights Radiant with the help of its allies. Its official religion is Ayyslam.

CharterEdit

Main article: Charter of The Black Knights

The BK Charter is a document that outlines the principles of the Black Knights, the role of government, and the general rules by which the alliance is run.

Establishment of BKEdit

The Black Knights were established by a small group of players who had migrated from another nation-based game called Cyber Nations. They were Yosodog, Supercheese, Mr. Flubb, LordStrum, P8ntballerdude, Jaguar, and Irule777. A DoE was made a day after its establishment (along with a joke DoW on Guardian, though it was later locked).

Some weeks afterward, the Black Knights became a protectorate under the Syndicate

Growth of BKEdit

Around January and February 2015, the Black Knights was a third-page small alliance (20th - 30th in alliance rank) and went through a few, quiet governmental shifts. However, it then entered its first war, the FSA-tS War, allied with the Syndicate and Viridian Entente against the Frontier Sort Alliance, an alliance on the yellow sphere infamous due to its general instability and frequent raids against other aligned nations. 

In April 2015, the Black Knights reached the top 20 in PnW; the protectorate status of BK was removed on April 6, 2015, and an MDoAP was promptly signed between BK and the Syndicate. An MnDoAP was signed between BK and United Purple Nations on April 27.

On April 20, 2016, BK reached an alliance score of 100,000 for the first time. As of June 12, 2016, BK was the third strongest alliance score-wise, and second largest member wise. As of August 27, 2016, BK was the second strongest alliance score-wise, and largest member wise. As of May 2019, it is the second largest alliance in terms of its score and members.

Government of BK Edit

The government of BK is a hierarchical system lead by the emperor, in which his word is law.

The heir to the throne and second in command is the Viceroy.

Acting under the Viceroy are the various Archdukes who overlook their respected departments.

The heir and the second in command to the respective Archdukes in each department are the First Dukes.

Acting under the Dukes are the respected staff members for that department.

The alliance also has a Senate.

War History Edit

Name Outcome
FSA-tS War Victory
Great VE War Victory
Proxy War Victory
Oktoberfest Victory
168 Day War White Peace
NPO's First Time Victory
Silent War Victory
Papers, Please Victory
The Trail of Tiers Defeat
Parti Rep Conflict White Peace
Aftermath and Apocalypse Victory
Ayyslamic Crusade White Peace
Ask Alexio Victory
Knightfall Victory
Nova's Cheat Day Victory

Alliance Advertisements Edit

In-game advertisements used by the alliance for recruitment, propaganda or other purposes. Credits for most of the advertisements to the Shifty Stranger Presidential Library and Getty Images 2015-2017.

Community Awards Edit

These are the awards which the Black Knights has won in the Politics and War Awards:

  • Best War Flag (2016)
  • Best Recruiting Staff (2016)
  • Best Propaganda Staff (2016)
  • Best Forums (2016)
  • Most Entertaining IRC/Discord Channel (2016)
  • Best Military (2017)
  • Most Active Alliance (2017)
  • Best Diplomatic Team (2017)
  • Best Propaganda Staff (2017)
  • Best Forums (2017)
  • Best Alliance for New Players (2017) - Awarded to Zodiac which merged into BK
  • Best Economic System (2017) - Awarded to Zodiac which merged into BK
  • Best Recruiting Staff (2017) - Awarded to Zodiac which merged into BK
  • Most Honorable Alliance (2017) - Awarded to Cornerstone which merged into BK
  • Most Entertaining Discord Channel (2017) - Awarded to Cornerstone which merged into BK
  • Alliance of the Year (2018)
  • Most Powerful Alliance (2018)
  • Best Military (2018)
  • Best War Flag (2018)
  • Most Active Alliance (2018)
  • Best Propaganda Staff (2018)
  • Alliance Most Likely to Succeed in 2019
  • Best Alliance for New Players (2018)

These are the awards which members of the Black Knights have won as individuals:

  • Player of the Year (2018): Leo the Great aka The Mad Titan
  • Most Powerful Player (2018): Leo the Great aka The Mad Titan
  • Best Alliance Leader (2018): Leo the Great aka The Mad Titan
  • Player Most Likely to Achieve Greatness in 2019: Leo the Great aka The Mad Titan
  • Best Player Avatar (2018): Leo the Great aka The Mad Titan
  • Best Player Sig (2018): Gorge aka Pestilence

Timeline of Events Edit

Government History of The Black Knights Edit

Emperor Name Start Date End Date
First Yosodog January 19, 2015 April 26, 2016
Second LordStrum April 26, 2016 December 12, 2016
Third Curufinwe December 12, 2016 September 5, 2017
Fourth Tiber September 5, 2017 February 22, 2018
Fifth Leo the Great February 22, 2018 Present


Viceroy Name Start Date End Date
First LordStrum January 19, 2015 April 26, 2016
Second Jimmyvbuck April 26, 2016 September 7, 2016
Third Curufinwe September 7, 2016 December 12, 2016
Fourth Tiber December 12, 2016 September 5, 2017
Fifth Zoot September 5, 2017 December 4, 2017
Sixth Leo the Great December 4, 2017 February 22, 2018
Seventh Tiber February 22, 2018 Present
Eighth Taco March 12, 2018 Present


Archduke of Defense Name Start Date End Date
First Magicboyd25 January 19, 2015 May, 25, 2015
Second Cheedows May 25, 2015 July 26, 2015
Third Flubb July 27, 2015 September 26, 2015
Fourth Jose Rodriguez III September 26, 2015 September 7, 2016
Fifth Lelouch vi Britannia September 7, 2016 June 3, 2017
Sixth Kasikil June 3, 2017 September 1, 2017
Seventh Josh Freer June 3, 2017 September 16, 2017
Eighth Curufinwe September 16, 2017 Present


Archduke of the Interior Name Start Date End Date
First Lelouch January 19, 2015 March 19, 2015
Second Magicboyd25 March 19, 2015 May 25, 2015
Third Hooves May 25, 2015 August 2, 2015
Fourth Tiber August 2, 2015 December 12, 2016
Fifth Who Me December 12, 2016 September 6, 2017
Sixth xSTRYKAx September 6, 2017 December 11, 2017
Seventh Starlight Glimmer December 11, 2017 Present


Archduke of Foreign Affairs Name Start Date End Date
First Farquad January 19, 2015 May 18, 2015
Second Lelouch/jimmyvbuck May 18, 2015 October 1, 2015
Third Flubb October 2, 2015 November 10, 2015
Fourth Natinator November 10, 2015 May 2, 2016
Fifth Curufinwe May 2, 2016 September 7, 2016
Sixth DVDCCHN September 7, 2016 June 2, 2017
Seventh Leo the Great June 2, 2017 December 4, 2017
Eight Amaryllis December 4, 2017 Present


Archduke of Economics Name Start Date End Date
First Lelouch March 19, 2015 March 30, 2015
Second HM Solomon I March 30, 2015 April 2, 2015
Third Morcant Bulc April 3, 2015 June 15, 2015
Fourth Zoot June 15, 2015 June 15, 2017
Fifth Brandon Donsberger June 15, 2017 January 4, 2018
Sixth DVDCCHN January 4, 2018 April 18, 2018
Seventh George April 18, 2018 Present


Archduke of Propaganda Name Start Date End Date
First Shifty Stranger September 24, 2015 June 4, 2016
First Shifty Stranger June 6, 2016 January 29, 2017
Second Jodo March 23, 2017 August 3, 2017


Archduke of Communication Name Start Date End Date
First Zoot August 3, 2017 December 4, 2017
Second xSTRYKAx January 7, 2018 Present


Archduke of EDO Name Start Date End Date
First DVDCCHN April 18, 2018 February 2 2019
Second GreyOps February 2, 2019 Present


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