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    King of the Heralds: Canbec


    Bonjour! I’m Canbec, your friendly neighbourhood King of the Heralds. I joined TKR on a gut feeling almost immediately upon starting to play Politics and War in April 2021, just in time for back-to-back global wars (The Last Ride, and Guns & Roses). This was my first time playing a nation sim, but thanks to great guidance from everyone in the alliance, I was able to learn quickly and eventually started working my way up the Milcom ladder. Following Guns & Roses, I focused on raiding and did a pretty decent job of it (becoming the 4th holder of Goldy’s Hammer), so I am always happy to give raiding tips – just ask. I was appointed High Prince of War in July 2021, a position I mostly accepted to dispel the myth of the peaceful Canadian. I subsequently became Herald of War following Brawlywood in September 2021, and stepped into the role of Prince of the Heralds in June 2022. Finally, I successfully coup'd by predecessor Wizel and became King of the Heralds on January 1, 2023.


    In real life, I am from Montréal, Canada, where I work as a corporate lawyer. I’m a politics and history junkie, an avid reader, a potterhead, and a podcast enthusiast. When I’m not working or on Slack, I’m probably either travelling, enjoying some red wine or playing with my corgi.




    Herald of Growth: Schirminator


    I'm Schirminator (often called Schirm) and I am the current Herald of Growth. I started this game in December 2015 due to @John Henry Eden during my senior year of high school. He happened to be in TKR so I decided to join up as well. Before TKR, I hadn't had any experience with online communities and honestly didn't understand how people could get so attached to them. Naturally, I wasn't very interested in the community aspect of the game early on and stayed relatively quiet until April 2016 when we moved our community to Slack. With a nicer chatroom to engage in conversation (IRC = bad), I began to get more involved in the alliance and the community. For a short period of time, I helped coordinate counters when TKR members got raided. In April 2017, I was promoted to High Prince of Growth and became the Herald of Growth in June 2017 where I served until I retired in July 2021. I was at the time of my retirement the second longest currently serving gov member (sans shards) behind Azaghul (High Prince of Resources). I returned to gov as Herald of Growth in January 2023. During these last 7 years, I've come to make a lot of great friends and to miss a lot of old ones. I definitely stayed in TKR all this time because of the community.


    In real life, I was a Mathematics and Computer Science major in college and now work in Software Development as a consultant where I split my time between gathering customer requirements and implementing those changes in Javascript.


    High Prince of Growth: Elvast


    Hello! I'm Elvast, I joined PnW at the beginning 2021 right when Covid really started to hit where I lived. I had a brief stay at Oceania when I initially started but after it got merged into The Order I felt like didn't belong there, after searching around I landed in TKR. The main reason being their reputation of being welcoming to noobs like me. During my stay, this point ha been proven time to time again, even when mistakes were made. I have always been interested in the financial side of both in PnW and IRL, I'm looking forward to working with my fellow Econ Gov members.

    In real life I'm in my second year of university working towards a bachelors degree in economics, with my future goal aiming for a masters degree as well. Outside of PnW or during downtime in peace periods (Or when ever I'm procrastinating my assignments) I am a League of Legends enjoyer on the North American server.

    Thanks for coming to my TED talk


    High Prince of Growth: Miller


    I joined PnW in May of 2018, and outside of a stay with Arrgh during a long NAP I’ve always been in TKR. I was first promoted to Milcom during the tail end of Knightfall and worked my way up to to the position of Herald of War. Real life took me away for a bit, ultimately rerolled and have contributed where I could since.

    Away from the game, I like doing stuff with my family. I also like reading and gaming. I’ve been on a Total War kick lately but also like paradox games and open world games on ps5. 




    High Prince of Fabrials: Eligos




    Ghostblood Babsk: BigMorf


    Hello I'm BigMorf, and I am currently serving as Ghostblood Babsk of Foriegn Affairs. I've been playing PnW since early August 2020, since then I've served as oathkeeper, diplomat, bridge crew leader, before entering gov in September of 2020 as High Prince of IA. Since then I've transitioned over to FA gov, where I served as High Prince, then Co-Babsk and now the only Babsk of Foriegn Affairs. I've been playing nation simulators since 2006, when I joined Cybernations. I've served in various governmental roles, from MilCom, to FA, to Internal Affairs in several different alliances. I love these games, and specifically TKR for the great community that I get to be a part of and the fact that what I do can help affect real people.


    Outside of TKR, my name is Josh and I work for a Christian Non-Profit that works with Teenagers, trying to help them live their best life and getting them through tough situations. I'm a big sports guy, loving basketball, football, and baseball. I'll even dabble with soccer. Love video games and reading, but I'm ultimately a people person. I'm drawn to Community. Would love to get to know you if I haven't already.


    Ghostblood's Apprentice: Farquhar


    Hello, I am Farquhar (but you can call me Farqie, Far or Farq) and I was recently appointed Ghostblood's Apprentice. I joined TKR in late 2021, right after I hit the age requirement of 13 to play! I also work in many of the other departments in TKR and I love everyone there :) I also hope to one day partake in the game nights hosted by TKR with my friends. In real life, I am a student and I partake in a competitive sport called canoeing with my CCA-mates.




    Herald of Internal Affairs: Indger


    Hello, I am Indger, currently serving as the Herald of Internal Affairs. I joined the game through a facebook ad in January 2021, then later in February came to TKR and have been here and have fought all wars since then. I never had any experience of online communities before TKR and I am glad that this was my first one as i can assure you that after seeing others, this is one of the very best! In game, I have served as the HoTP for one term and then was appointed to an IA gov role. I have also held (or most probably i am still holding :p) many non-gov responsibilities in all other departments except Econ but ran a bank outside of TKR. I am also a part of the Forum Fighter Club here.


    In real life, I am from India, and a student.


    High Prince of Internal Affairs: Liam the 2nd


    Hallo, I am Liam and I am a High Prince of Internal Affairs. I have been with TKR since the day I joined the game, where I was mentored by the best mentor of all time Farquhar, and I'm still having a blast! I joined the IA department by becoming a gatekeeper, I became a diplomat, and a Wall Guard after my first global war. When I started out I was shy, but our lovely community really has made me come out of my shell.

    In real life I'm a first year biology student, studying in the Netherlands. In my free time I love playing tennis, reading, football, and a little bit of gaming!



    Herald of War: Santa Claus


    Hello, Santa Claus here, or AKA Frank Barone.  I have played Politics and War since June of 2020, and have been in TKR the entire time. I previously served as High Prince of War, from February 2021 until February of 2022. My wife also plays Politics and War, as Gardener T. She is not as talented but is much nicer. Bahahaha I love all things Politics and War, and would love to talk about the game or anything that’s on your mind. I am online almost all of the time, so if I can help you in any way, let me know.


    High Prince of War: DragonKnight


    Hello Knights, I am DragonKnight. I joined the game on the 27th day of February, of the Year 2021. I joined TKR on the 4th of March, under the mentorship of Allend Goodblood, and The Supreme Daddy BigMorf later down the line. I participated in three global wars, during which I've helped Milcom (GnR) as well as been promoted to Milcom staff (Brawlywood). I was appointed High Prince of War in October 2021.

    IRL I am a physics student in University. It is hard, but I am getting closer to getting my degree.


    High Prince of War: Nova


    Hello, I’m Nova, one of the high princes of war. I started playing politics and war on June 16, 2021 and applied to TKR almost immediately. I formally joined the alliance less than a week after I made my nation on June 22 and was mentored by WarriorSoul. I got promoted to being a high prince of war after my term as herald of the people ended. Irl, I'm studying to be an electromechanical engineering technician at college (university for everyone out of the USA). In my free time, I enjoy reading books, playing video games, watching tv and YouTube or hanging out on slack. I’m always looking for something new and interesting to do so feel free to talk to me about pretty much anything.


    High Prince of War: Steven Hoffmann


    Hello, Steven here! I started playing PnW in mid-September 2021 after discovering the game through a Drew Durnil video (yeah, I know this is a pretty stupid reason). Before that, I have played NationStates on an on-and-off basis for 5 years as NS has become quite stale for me. I joined TKR in early-Oct 2021 after getting raided by an Arrgh idiot, and have stayed here since then. After I joined, I immediately started working in IA and FA as a gatekeeper and a diplomat as I could learn quickly by exposing myself to the different functions of the alliance. After getting Goldy’s Hammer exactly 1 month after I joined, I started working in Wall Guard and was promoted to a Milcom Commander after one week. In December 2021, I was promoted to HPoW after a Arrgh mass raid. Finally, after several skirmishes with alliances like T$, Rose, CoA and HoF, I was promoted to the Herald of War in September 2022. I stepped back down to High Prince of War in July 2023.

    In real life, I am a Master in Finance student in Hong Kong after recently graduated from an international business and finance double degree. Currently working hard to land a job in an investment bank (in the Sales and Trading division) or a management consulting firm. Outside of work, school and PnW, I am a huge fan of Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology, financial markets, classical music, chess and Architecture. I also like to compose classical music and hike in my free time. So, feel free to come to have a chat with me on these topics.


    High Prince of War: Zeotrope


    Sláinte, I’m Zeotrope, High Prince of War. I started playing PnW in May 2022 and after very, very thorough research (which alliance gets into most fights and while also being competent) joined TKR. I volunteered as gatekeeper and wallguard to get an experience of Alliance workload. After winning Goldy’s Hammer while guarding our domain and having a great time in the small scale skirmishes (can’t call them wars) of The Circus, Church of Atom and Fault In Our Stars, I was grateful to step up and serve as High Prince of War in October 2022 ready for our next foray into battle.

    Outside the game I’m an ex-Sony product and sales trainer for West Scotland and have not long closed an online art supplies business, ready for my next career step. PnW is my first game of its type but I’m a big fan of strategy and Role-play games.




    Invention: Infinite Citadel


    I'm Infinite Citadel and I'm one of the Shards of TKR. Back in June 2015, I decided to form an alliance that would take the best parts of the alliances I'd been a member of in the past, while leaving the worst parts behind (I had played CyberNations since 2006-2007ish). The result was TKR, and it's been a success! I led the alliance from its founding in June to March 2017. Since then, I've been through sporadic bouts of activity and helped out where needed (at points being the Herald of War and briefly the Herald of Internal Affairs). Founding this alliance was definitely my proudest moment in CN or PnW. 


    In RL, I am a recent law school graduate with a background in biology/genetics. Basically, I'm a huge nerd! Other games I play these days boil down to paradox games like EU4 and adventure games like Fallout or the Witcher III. When I'm not sitting at my computer, I'm generally hiking or watching/playing sports.


    Honor: Lordship


    Lordship here, I go by Honor on slack and I'm one of the Shards. I've been playing nation simulator games since around 2010 starting with Cybernations. Before creating my PnW nation, I was active in the CN scene for a long time with the alliance Viridian Entente, however the game became very stale and I moved over to PnW when this branch was created. A few months into PnW, I had already read the Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, to the point where I tried to call myself Dalinar when I came over to this game, and to my great surprise it was already taken by someone with a Dalinar avatar. It seemed I wasn't the only Stormlight fan! I watched IC create TKR and joined very early on in the first few weeks of its infancy.


    From there I became actively involved in the alliance, taking up government jobs with a specialty in Foreign Affairs since that was my background from CN. I served as the Herald of FA very early on and, in coordination with IC, helped lead the alliance's continuous growth and influence across Orbis. After TKR winning a few wars, I was eventually promoted to the rank of Prince of the Heralds and served as IC's second while we continued to maneuver TKR into favorable positions. At one point, we held a very strong grip on the game and one of our longtime FA partners, BK, broke away from us in an attempted clandestine operation and signed our nemesis NPO to a massive bloc treaty. It was at this time that IC stepped down and I took up the mantle of leadership, serving TKR as its King. The following months would see us undergo one of the bloodiest wars in our history in the Trail of Tiers where "The Pit" was born. A few months after we secured total victory over the enemy in that war, I stepped down as King due to IRL commitments that I'll describe in the next part. 


    Outside of the game, I'm a Registered Nurse working through the current global pandemic. I'm also studying behavioral analysis and hope to eventually combined an psychiatric ARNP role with a BCBA role. I'm originally from Cuba and moved to the States at the young age of 3 years old, thank God. Other than that I'm into politics, reading books, playing video games, and generally studying the human condition. My DMs are always open on Slack or in-game for any questions or conversations. 


    Survival: TheCreepyLurker


    I'm a resident lurker and proud Shard of TKR.  I'm also old and shake my cane at people.  I had the fortune of being in ODN:CN with Infinite Citadel and he recruited me over here.  I applied on November 17, 2016 and was accepted November 21, 2016 (for some reason I got a vouch from IC but still had to go through the academy...).  On April 25, 2017, Lordship appointed me as High Prince of IA under Lamort.  On August 30, 2017, Lamort stepped down and promoted me to Herald of IA.  On October 22, 2017, I successfully couped Woot was appointed as Prince of the Heralds.  The coup of royal appointment by Lordship happened on November 19, 2017.  I was couped stepped down on April 24, 2018.  


    Before TKR, I played CyberNations off and on from about 2006 to 2016.  Most of that time I spent in ODN where I was one of the founders and spent collectively years in government roles from executive, to legislative, to judicial.  Prior to that I played NationStates from about 2003-2008.  I can't quite remember that far back and NS refers to my nation as "ancient" without giving an exact date...  (rude)  


    Out of the virtual world, I'm an engineer, am married, have a two and a half year old daughter, and hobbies like camping, hiking, photography, and most sports.  Lately I've been playing a lot of disc golf.


    Harmony: Adrienne


    I'm Adrienne, one of the Shards. I joined TKR in March 2017, joined milcom staff as the first class of Bridge Crew Leaders that May, became High Princess of War that July, Herald of War that October, Princess of the Heralds the following March (just after my one year anniversary in TKR), and then Queen of the Heralds in April 2018. I currently hold the distinction of longest reigning monarch, ruling for a little over 25 months, about 60% of which we spent at war. These days, I just pester Ben by offering unsolicited advice (😘) and help out wherever I’m needed.


    In real life, I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer and dedicated traveler, having been to 21 countries and lived in England and Mexico, just moving back to the US last year. I’m hoping to make it to 30 before I turn 30. I am also a huge fan of fantasy/sci-fi novels, love learning about history and culture, and plan to eventually go back to school for a PhD in Geography or Environmental Anthropology.


    Ambition: Benfro


    I am Benfro, former leader of TKR now turned Shard. Prior to my June 2020 appointment to as King, I served as Herald of Foreign Affairs, Herald of War, and High Prince of War. I first joined TKR in July 2017 and was previously a member of Pantheon (many Pantheon iterations ago). I joined Politics and War after being recruited from CyberNations, where my alliance, GPA, was still going strong. I originally started playing CyberNations, and before that NationStates, in 2005.


    Apart from playing this game and my vocation (working in finance), I am a high school and college basketball referee. I enjoy my time on the court greatly and look forward to basketball season each year. Finally, I am quite the traveler and am on a mission to visit all 50 states with my wife; we only have 3 more to go!


    Valor: Wizel16


    My name is Wizel and I am Shard of Valor.  Prior to becoming leader in Nov. 2021 I served as Prince (2IC), Herald of Internal Affairs and High Prince of Internal Affairs.  I started playing PnW in late March of 2019 shortly before Surf's Up.  TKR is the first and only alliance I have been in.  I joined the day after creating my nation.  During NPO's Last time, I was promoted three times.  First in July, I became the Mentor Manager.  In the middle of December, I joined gov as High Prince of IA.  Then finally at the end of January, I moved up to high gov as the Herald of IA.  I was Herald of IA for about 13 months before my appointment to Prince by Benfro.

    Away from the game, I work in aviation where I have for about 22 years and spending time with the family.  I also enjoy gaming, mostly sim and grand strategy games like EU4. 




    Former Prince of the Heralds: GoldyHammer


    Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Throne! I am GoldyHammer - Prince of TKR (and her second biggest Princess after Smith). I joined TKR as a fresh faced player what feels like a lifetime (and some) ago. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it was the day Adrienne became Queen.


    Upon joining TKR, I had next to no experience with nation sims (the only remotely similar game I have ever played was OGame) but was able to transfer some skills learnt in other games to helping organise a bridge crew which earned me my first government promotion to HPoW (50 days after joining - take that Blink) during the Dance, Dance, Revolution war. During that period, Benfro was Herald of War and that's the reason I still affectionately refer to him as 'boss' in conversation.


    Since then, I have been fortunate enough to be considered worthy of a wide range of postings including both HoFA and HoW. I have also on occasion helped econ with embezzling safeguarding members' resources on the offshore. The only department I have not held some responsibility is IA (phew!).


    With regards to other games, I still actively play Runescape and on occasion have been known to dabble in SC2/Civ. I have spent the last year training to be a History teacher in secondary school (ages 11-18) and obtained my Qualified Teacher Status officially a few days ago (July 2020). If you have questions for me about the game or myself please do drop me a message on Slack :) 


    Former Herald of Foreign Affairs: Smith


    Hello, I am Smith the current High Prince of Foreign Affairs. I've been in TKR since I first joined the game back in November 2016 and I first joined gov in January 2017. While I have taken breaks, I have served in this role at one point or another under every leader TKR has had. In the past, I was I was one of our primary diplomats but now, due to RL obligations, I mainly offer counsel. 


    IRL, I live near Boston and work in sales at a software company. For fun, I love movies and try to watch at least one new one a week. I also enjoy kayaking and organize our weekly EU4 game :D 


    Former Herald of Growth: Yir Yoronti


    My name is Yiroslav Yoronti the 3rd, first of my name. I am one of the many High Princes of Growth and was the Herald of Growth just before Schirminator. I joined the game in August 2016 and joined TKR right away so this has been my one and only alliance in PnW. I got promoted to High Prince in October 2016. and to Herald in March 2017, replacing @Deus who was the original Herald of Growth and one of the founders. I stepped down after RL showed its ugly face but rejoined gov during Knightfall.


    In real life, I'm a 30 year old accountant from Croatia. I'm a sucker for nation sims so I've played these games for half of my life and have known several TKR members for almost a decade now.


    Former Ghostblood Babsk: Cooper




    As my Cooper-studded pfp makes clear, I'm Cooper and the Herald of FA, or – as Creepy likes to call me – the head diva.  A lot of the FA work I do happens on discord and the forums, so most of y'all won't usually see me carrying out my duties, which include strategizing around and responding to the political situations that affect TKR as well as organizing our diplomatic corps who we eponymously call FAmily (and blaming Niz wherever possible).  I joined TKR twice, first in 2018 for 3 months to fight in DDR and again in mid-2019, going on hiatus in between to focus on college applications and enjoying senior year.  In my second run here, I joined FA staff in May and got promoted in June.


    Many of you might be more familiar with the version of me who has debated against or with you on some irreverent topic (apologies in advance if we haven't crossed paths yet).  I'm interested in both politics and science, and so I plan on studying both in some capacity with my current major in BME and planned masters in public policy.  Outside of that, I like to take jogs/runs all of the time, play baseball, I'm a big cavs fan (WAHOOWA!), I like learning about other cultures and languages (especially Spanish), and I go complete nerd for a litany of random topics like philosophy, cool wordplay/banter, and anything related to Rick and Morty.  


    Anyways, I'm around, so don't be afraid to drop a beeps.  Pokes are acceptable too.  


    Former Herald of Internal Affairs: Modi


    Hello Radiants, I am Modi. I am a reroll and rejoined TKR straight away when I created this nation, as the community remains strong and that's a big thing in my eyes on this type of game. In RL I live in the UK and am a Firefighter, Property Manager and BAI (breathing apparatus instructor for a STCW. I enjoy history, in particular medieval warfare and arms and armour and am in the process of teaching myself blacksmithing with the aim to make my own plate armour at some point.


    Former Herald of Growth: Lancelot


    I'm Lancelot, Herald of Growth. I’ve previously served as High Prince of War (milcom 4eva) and High Prince of Audits. I joined Politics and War in April 2020 when I found it through a Facebook ad. This is the first game of this kind I’ve played and really the only video game that I play with any regularity. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this game, and that’s because of TKR, which I joined immediately upon joining PnW.

    In my real life, I’m located in the United States where I work as a lawyer. In my free time outside of PnW I am an avid beach volleyball player and a huge fan of LSU sports (Geaux Tigers!) Other than that, I enjoy spending time with my wife, dog, son, and my soon to be born 2nd son, due in January 2022.


    Former Herald of War and High Prince of Resources: Azaghul


    I'm Azaghul, High Prince of Resources.  I started playing Cybernations in 2007, where I briefly knew Benfro in GPA.  I spent most of my years in CN in the same alliance as Infinite Citadel and we often worked together in various leadership roles.  We always got along really really well had very similar approaches to the game.


    IC recruited me to join P&W in 2015, where we were a part of the World Wresting Federation with a few other people we knew from CN.  I became mostly inactive in CN around that point and quit altogether a year or two later.  WWF disbanded after a few months and IC recruited me to join the new alliance he was founding, The Knights Radiant.  We have similar ideas about what makes a good alliance and I was enthusiastic about joining an alliance guided by IC's vision!  It has been in many ways a great combination of the best characteristic of each of the alliances in CN were in together.


    TKR also introduced me to the Stormlight Archive series which I hadn't read before.


    I might have been something other than High Prince of Resources at one point but it's been so long I have a hard time remembering!  I've been a part of every war in TKR's history.  Sometimes very actively, sometimes as a whale who can't find any slots.  I've mostly focused on econ and military elements, building spreadsheets, writing guides, and optimizing our efforts.  My main contribution to our FA was to help torpedo relations with NPO by getting in a public spat with Roquentin (oops I guess!)


    IRL, I'm 32 and figuring out life.  I've been very active in politics and worked on a dozen or so political campaigns, most of them Austin City Council races.  Politically, I'm liberal and involved with the Democratic Party but my main focus is on local issues where I'm an urbanist: I push for denser housing and cities and more multi-modal transit (public transit, pedestrians, bikes instead of cars.)  I enjoy computer games like EU4 and many other nerdy things, as well as hiking and the outdoors.


    Former Herald of Internal Affairs and Herald of War: WarriorSoul


    I'm WarriorSoul, and am currently High Prince of Fabrials. I joined in November of 2019, and previously served as Herald of the People, High Prince of Internal Affairs, Herald of Internal Affairs and Herald of War before retiring and eventually returning to gov as project manager for our Fabrials team.


    I first started playing P&W in 2016 when I migrated over with my Cybernations alliance, R&R, whom I had played with for years. However, I got burned out on both games and left up until my recent return in November.


    Outside of this game I'm a huge sports fan, namely football, soccer, and basketball. I play video games a bit, but would generally prefer to be spending my time out and about with my wife and our friends.


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