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Kingdom of the Wetlands:

The Kingdom of the Wetlands


The Kingdom of the Wetlands is a regional Amtgard group made up of multiple sub-chapters.

The Wetlands is a central Texas/Western Louisiana Amtgard group with 12 chapters spanning north to Tyler, TX, south to Hitchcock, TX, East to Lake Charles, LA, and west to College Station, TX.

Each sub-group (called a province) meets at a public park in town, and meetings are open to the public. We encourage people to come ask questions and participate. Each group has elected officers that take care of the running of the club and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

A listing of our Kingdom provinces and other Amtgard groups can be found on the Amtgard Atlas. Look around, and then come visit one of our local groups.

Our next special event is the Kingdom Coronation Celebration on June 10-12. If you have any questions or would like more info, feel free to visit the Wetlands Kingdom Forums.

About Amtgard


Hello and welcome to the world of Amtgard!

Amtgard is a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. We use padded 'weapons', fantasy and authentic clothing, as well as imagination to immerse in players in a world of heroic combat.

With our live action combat and role-play, you can fight with foam-padded boffer weapons, and even play the part of a fierce barbarian, a powerful wizard, a tactical warrior, a healer, and much more.


Amtgard is also a great environment for you to explore your creative side with a broad range of skills ranging from armoring and sewing to painting and singing, and anything in between.

No matter if your interest is competitive sports fighting, finding an outlet for your creative talents, or wanting to hone your leadership skills, Amtgard has something to offer you!

Visit the Wetlands Kingdom Forums for more information on the local groups, or the Amtgard Wiki page for information on Amtgard nationwide.

Local News and Events


    Here is a quick list of upcoming major events in and around the Wetlands. This list is always being updated and could use your input, so feel free to let us know obout your events.

    Details to these events as well as any local events can be found on the Wetlands Kingdom Forums

  • June
  • 22 - 24: Kingdom Coronation at Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Provinces


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Library and Publications


Here, you will find a collection of official Amtgard publications, as well as Amtgard supplements and links to how-to publications.

Feel free to inquire about, or suggest any additions.

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Photo Galleries


Heraldry


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    The origins of heraldry from the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by iron and steel helmets. Eventually a formal system of rules developed into ever more complex forms of heraldry.

    The system of that is used in English-speaking countries today was developed by the officers of arms in the Middle Ages. This includes a stylized description of the shield, the crest, and, supporters, mottoes, and other insignia if present. Certain rules apply, and an understanding of these rules is a key to the art of heraldry. The rules and terminology differ from country to country; indeed several national styles had developed by the end of the Middle Ages, but there are some aspects that carry over internationally.

    Here in Amtgard, we are not as strict and do not fault anyone for choosing heraldry thad does not follow the formal rules. This is a club, and we want everyone to have fun. However, it is considered bad taste and form to select heraldry that immitates heraldry already in use.

    Though heraldry is nearly 900 years old, it is still very much in use. Many cities and towns in Europe and around the world still make use of arms. Personal heraldry, both legally protected and lawfully assumed, has continued to be used around the world. Heraldic societies still exist to promote education and understanding about the subject.


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    Wetlands Personal Heraldry

    Wetlands Household Heraldry

    Wetlands Company Heraldry

Amtgard Links of Interest


    Links of interest to Amtgarders and those interested in Amtgard. If you know of any other sites that would be of use, feel free to suggest other links to be posted here.




  • Amtgardinc.com
  • - The official Amtgard website

  • Amtgard Atlas
  • - A map of the diffrent Amtgard Kingdoms and Provinces

  • The AmtWiki
  • - The online Amtgard encyclopedia

  • JoinAmtgard.com
  • - The informational site for new players and those interested in joining

  • The Electric Samurai
  • - Amtgard E-zine with a hardcore forum - Newbie Beware!

  • The Siren Online
  • - The Siren is the Wetlands official newsletter

  • Wetlands Arts and Sciences Forum
  • - Links and guides to making your own, and links to online retailers who sell equipment and costume/garb for use in Amtgard.

  • The Amtgard 7 Expansion Books
  • - Downloadable Monster and Game sourcebooks created by the Amtgard 7 Expansion Group.

  • Helpful Guides
  • - Helpful guides to assist you in running events, tournaments, or holding Amtgard office

Duscussion Forums


    Visit the Wetlands forums for more info on upcoming events, FAQs about Amtgard, assistance with finding a group near you, and guides on making and finding equipment and costume.


    Be sure to ask questions if the information you need is unavailable. There are always people around who will be glad to help.


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    Click here to visit the Wetlands Discussion forums


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