The Lands of the Rising Winds was founded in the summer of 1998 when two established but warring Shires, Windmoor Crossing and Lyon’s Tomb, allied together under a banner of peace and friendship. This unprecedented union formed a new government, ruled by men and women drawn from the populace of the (now) many Shires currently growing under its protective shadow. Thus, with the gracious aid and sponsorship of the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, was born the Barony of the Rising Winds, an independent freehold of Amtgardia nestled firmly in the barbaric wastes of the Midwest. Since the alliance of the two Shires and the addition of several more, the then Barony grew into a Duchy which quickly swelled to over 175 people registered on the books. After much hard work and effort from all her peoples, the Rising Winds was granted Kingdom status by a unanimous vote of the Circle of Monarchs and the Burning Lands Board of Directors at the 20th Gathering of the Clans, July 2002. In 2005 two Principalities were formed Tal Dagore & Midgard they were functional for almost a year procedurally they were dismantled back into their respective individual parks.
At present, RW includes chapters in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois. Additionally, the kingdom has one overseas chapter in the Republic of Croatia. The Kingdom of Tal Dagore was formerly a Principality under the Kingdom of Rising Winds. They were elevated to full Kingdom status at Clan 2010.
An average Rising Winds Coronation or Midreign usually gathers between 250-300 people in attendance without visitors.
- Monarch Asche
- Regent Lexi
- Prime Minister Exar
- Champion Dedsune
- Rules Representative Kaads
- GMR Kaads
- Guildmaster of Knights Io
- President of the BoD Jinx
September 2012 - March 2013
- See RW Monarchy
- See Rising Winds Places
- See Rising Winds People
- See Rising Winds Peerage
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