|Founded||12 December, 2014|
|Emperor||Leo the Great|
|Viceroy||Tiber & Taco|
|Archduke of Defence||Curufinwe|
|Archduke of Foreign Affairs||Amaryllis|
|Archduke of Economics||DVDCCHN|
|Archduke of the Interior||Shadow Company|
|As of||17 May, 2018|
|MDoAP Bloc||The Inquisition|
|MDoAP||Order of the White Rose|
|MDP||The United Empire of ZahAharon|
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. Its official religion is Ayyslam.
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 alliances in PnW; the protectorate status of BK was removed on April 6, 2015, and an MDoAP was promptly signed between BK and the Syndicate. A MnDoAP was signed between BK and United Purple Nations on April 27.
As of April 20, 2016, BK passed 100k score for the first time.
As of June 12, 2016, BK is the 3rd strongest alliance score-wise, and 2nd largest member wise.
As of August 27, 2016, BK is the 2nd strongest alliance score-wise, and 1st largest member wise.
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.
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.
Timeline of Events Edit
- December 13th, 2014 - Joke declaration of existence
- December 13th, 2014 - Joke declaration of war on Guardian
- December 14th, 2014 - Joke declaration of war on TEst
- December 28th, 2014 - Serious declaration of existence
- January 26th, 2015 - Declaration of war on FSA (first real war)
- January 29th, 2015 - End of hostilities against FSA
- April 7th, 2015 - Syndicate MDoAP
- April 8th, 2015 - New Flubb Order protection
- April 27th, 2015 - UPN MnDoAP
- May 21st, 2015 - Declaration of war on Mensa HQ
- May 31st, 2015 - Mensa HQ surrender
- June 9th, 2015 - BK forum pip created
- June 29th, 2015 - TLF MDoAP
- July 17th, 2015 - UIS protection
- August 4th, 2015 - Rose MDoAP
- August 4th, 2015 - InGen MDoAP
- August 5th, 2015 - Trident protection
- August 25th, 2015 - Declaration of war on VE
- September 1st, 2015 - VE surrender
- September 3rd, 2015 - Rose treaty cancellation
- September 22nd, 2015 - Obsidian Accords, bloc treaty with InGen and TKR
- September 27th, 2015 - The Masters Race protection
- October 17, 2015 - Declaration of war on DEIC
- October 20, 2015 - Declaration of war on BoC
- February 5, 2016 - Declaration of war on TLF and Charming Friends
- February 6, 2016 - Declaration of war on SWF
- February 9, 2016 - Declaration of war on VE
- March 3, 2016 - Treaty with BoC
- March 13, 2016 - BoC joins the Obsidian Order
- April 5, 2016 - Polaris MDoAP
- April 8, 2016 - Order of the White Rose protection
- April 11, 2016 - Cornerstone MnDoAP
- April 22, 2016 - NK treaty cancellation
- June 13th, 2016 - Declaration of war on NPO
- June 14th, 2016 - Sparta counter
- June 23rd, 2016 - Sparta surrender
- June 27th, 2016 - NPO surrender
- July 4th, 2016 - Sparta MnDoAP
- August 22nd, 2016 - Treaty with Mensa HQ
- September 10th, 2016 - Recognition of Hostilities with NPO and UPN
- September 11th, 2016 - Recognition of Hostilities with Polaris
- October 8th, 2016 - BK and allies form the New Prisoner's Order for individual surrenders
- October 10th, 2016 - DEIC surrenders to BK and allies
- October 13th 2016 - NPO and allies surrender to BK and allies
- November 4th, 2016 - BK and tTO MDoAP Treaty
- December 27th, 2016 - BK declares war upon TEst, Roz Wei, and Arrgh
- January 3rd, 2017 - BK cancels treaty with Obeslik
- January 14, 2017 - Arrgh surrenders to BK and allies
- January 17, 2017 - TEst surrenders to BK and allies
- January 20, 2017 - Roz Wei surrenders to BK and allies
- January 30th, 2017 - CKD Vassal
- March 6th, 2017 - R&R MDoAP
- March 6th, 2017 - OWR treaty (I guess it's an MDoAP?)
- March 8th, 2017 - NPO MDoAP
- March 18, 2018 - April 18, 2018 - The Ayyslamic Crusade took place, ending in a NAP for all combatants