Katzushima the Farquestor

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Baron Sir Onishi Katzushima the Farquestor, of Hero's Pass in the Celestial Kingdom.

”Not well? What is illness to the body of a knight errant? What matter wounds? For each time he falls he shall rise again, and woe to the wicked!" -- Don Quixote de la Mancha, Don Quixote


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Welcoming his long-time conspirator Maera to the peerage.

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Biography

Stick Jock Version - Katzu started in the Wetlands, decided to go after Knight of the Flame by Master Smith and got there up in the Rising Winds. He now lives in Kaembryge. He's done stuff, he's met people, and he's only occasionally been an insufferable douche.

Long Version - Katzu's been hanging around Amtgard since 1999, when he, his cousin, and his (then) girlfriend Maera went to Granite Spyre in an attempt to find a LARP worth convincing his current LARP group to join. They returned home with all of their weapons illegal, a copy of the v6 rulebook, a sword made by Daxon Goldmoon, and a dream to become an ally to the Houston peoples. Katzu and crew started Crimson Moon, and Katzu would openly state that his only goal was to earn an Order of the Lion. When his year-long term ended as Chancellor he was made a Lord and had already earned many achievements and honors, but not a single Lion. His dreams shattered, Katzu drifted in the game until late 2000 when Sir Luke Wyngarde organized the Y2K bug quest, which Katzu helped run the Crimson Moon portion of. Designing and running the quest showed Katzu he could be pretty good at this, and so he set himself the "impossible" goal of Knight of the Flame by Master Smith, and his Masterhood only coming via Quests.

Katzu started with single quests, but because he's a gaming nerd started telling stories too big for one quest alone, and so began to run trilogies, starting with a return of his long-time rival, the Dread Lord Maphic. It was wildly successful, and that combined with his "Katzuquests," bits and pieces various other LARP systems designed as an overlay on the core Amtgard mechanic, urged Katzu to take the game on the road running his next quest series as a three-part quest ran at three different parks. This act swiftly propelled Katzu onto the Kingdom's radar, and by 2003 he had earned an average of three Smiths a year and was poised to take the kingdom's quest scene by storm. However, as always happens, being a rockstar can't last forever, and so in the middle of 2003 Katzu married his long-term girlfriend Maera and moved to the Rising Winds and founded the province of Phoenix Tears.

Leaving the Wetlands on 9 Smiths, Katzu again drifted a bit listlessly until Sir Wisp's knighting vigil in 2004, when Katzu was asked what projects he had been working on and he couldn't answer. Realizing he had stalled out, this led Katzu to take a hand in running Discord in 2004, earning his 10th Smith. In 2005 he ran both the Pelennor Fields and Discord events within 7 days of one another, earning his Master Smith and his much-desired Flame Belt.

In 2009 tragedy struck as Katzu's brother was murdered and he felt himself needed back home in Louisiana. He moved back to Crimson Moon to be with family, and since then he has become Duke of the province along with many other positions. Just as before he stalled out a bit, but recent events such as the open playtest for Amtgard version 8 have seen him starting to stir and get himself ready to move.

And move Katzu did, relocating to Waco and the province of Kaembryge in the Celestial Kingdom. 2014 looks to be a batter year for the Flame Knight, if he could just find some decent garb and some people worth promoting in the game.


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Apprentice Standards

The Baron Sir Katzu Farquestor is a Master Monk, and will accept an Apprentice under the following conditions:

  • You are actively leveling the Monk Class and are at least level 2.
  • You have at least a basic character background.
  • You approach him at park or a CK event and ask.
  • You are an Active and Contributing Member in your current Kingdom.
  • If you are still in pre-college schooling, you must maintain a C average minimum. If your parents maintain a higher standard, then their requirement superceedes mine.


As his Apprentice, he will work with you to make you a distinguished member of the Monk's Guild in the Kingdom, advocate for your Masterhood once he feels it is deserved, and work to get you to that point, but only inasmuch as you put in the effort as well.

Belt Standards

The Baron Sir Katzu Farquestor will hold up to one Page/Man-at-Arms under his title of Nobility, and will hold up to two Pages/Men-at-Arms and one Squire under his Knighthood under the following rules and conditions:

  • Page Requirements
    • You approach him at park or a CK event and ask. Conversely, he may approach you.
    • If you are still in pre-college schooling, you must maintain a C average minimum. If your parents maintain a higher standard, then their requirement superceedes mine.
    • You are an Active and Contributing Member of your current Kingdom.
    • Consistently progressing towards Masterhood in your chosen Discipline.
    • Progress toward and achieve at least your 5th Order in a Discipline opposing to your chosen one.
    • Develop one "camp" or social skill (examples include Singing, Drumming, Tarot reading, Oratory, Cooking, etc)
    • Katzu will work one event a year that he will announce to his belt line. Barring real life circumstances, you must attend and work that event in some capacity. If Katzu is Autocratting, be prepared to be one of his immediate "sub-crats."


  • Man-at-Arms Requirements
    • You approach him at park or a CK event and ask. Conversely, he may approach you.
    • If you are still in pre-college schooling, you must maintain a C average minimum. If your parents maintain a higher standard, then their requirement superceedes mine.
    • You are an Active and Contributing Member of your current Kingdom.
    • Build or buy a short sword and medium shield and maintain it in fighting condition at all times.
    • Consistently progressing towards Masterhood in your chosen Discipline.
    • Progress toward and achieve at least your 5th Order in a Discipline opposing to your chosen one.
    • Develop one "camp" or social skill (examples include Singing, Drumming, Tarot reading, Oratory, Cooking, etc)
    • Katzu will work one event a year that he will announce to his belt line. Barring real life circumstances, you must attend and work that event in some capacity. If Katzu is Autocratting, be prepared to be one of his immediate "sub-crats."


  • Squire Requirements
    • You must have been Katzu's Page or Man-at-Arms for at least a year.
    • If you are still in pre-college schooling, you must maintain a C average minimum. If your parents maintain a higher standard, then their requirement superceedes mine.
    • You are an Active and Contributing Member of your current Kingdom.
    • Build or buy a short sword and medium shield and maintain it in fighting condition at all times.
    • Consistently progressing towards Masterhood in your chosen Discipline.
    • Progress toward and achieve at least your 7th Order in another Discipline.
    • Progress toward and achieve at least your 5th Order in a Discipline opposing to your chosen one.
    • Develop one "camp" or social skill (examples include Singing, Drumming, Tarot reading, Oratory, Cooking, etc)
    • Katzu will work one event a year that he will announce to his belt line. Barring real life circumstances, you must attend and work that event in some capacity. If Katzu is Autocratting, be prepared to be one of his immediate "sub-crats."


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