|Knights of the Round Table|
|KoRT Motto: Equally seated and equally served.|
as of May 1st, 2016
|Total Nations||◆ 43|
|Avg. Strength||▲ 78,172|
|Aid Efficiency||▼ 126 / 242 (52.07%)|
Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) is an alliance in the green sphere dedicated to freedom, order and assisting nations in distress. It is the democratic successor to the alliance of the same name ruled by an absolute king. KoRT was formerly protected by the Apparatus alliance under the ex-protectorate bloc, Apparatus Project. All members of KoRT must adhere to the Royal Charter and uphold a measure of honourable conduct in deference to the spirit of chivalry. The Knights of the Round Table strive to maintain positive foreign relations by asserting sovereignty and poltical neutrality.
An Alliance of EqualsEdit
The second incarnation of the Knights of the Round Table is based on the tenets of equality and freedom. No knight is forced to act against his or her will. Every knight is free to play the game as he or she pleases (with the exception of raiding). Important decisions such as signing treaties or declaring war against another AI are determined by a simple majority vote on the forums. Each knight is free to express their thoughts on the matter at hand without fear of persecution or reprisal. No knight holds more power than another. Essential roles such as recruiters, ambassadors, forum moderators, etc. are mainly carried out through volunteer work.
The Royal Charter was written without a central alliance government in mind. The idea is to simulate real world nation organizations; NATO, The Triple Entente, the Holy League, etc. Each nation is independent, chooses its level of involvement and commands its own military.
Historically, knights were an unruly lot. This worked to their advantage (the First Crusade) and to their detriment (the Battle of Poitiers). The knights of the Arthurian literature were unique in that all were equal at their Round Table. None could be seated in preference to another - no overbearing hierarchies, no inflexible structure. KoRT lays great value on solidarity and simplicity in continuance of this trend.
The Round TableEdit
The eponymous Round Table is widely recognised as a staple of Arthurian lore, first mentioned in Wace of Jersey’s Roman de Brut (1155). As the legend goes, King Arthur creates a round table so that none of his barons can claim precedence over the others when seated at it. The importance of the Round Table is shown in its role as the most renowned symbol of Arthur's famous chivalric order.
The fellowship of the Round Table became the prototype of the many great knightly orders that were founded in Europe during the later Middle Ages. By the late 15th century the notion of chivalry was inseparable from that of a great military brotherhood established in the household of some great prince.
In Robert de Boron's Merlin, written around the 1190s, the wizard Merlin creates the Round Table in imitation of the table of the Last Supper and of Joseph of Arimathea's Holy Grail table. This table (here made for Arthur's father Uther Pendragon rather than Arthur himself) has twelve seats and one empty place to mark the betrayal of Judas. This seat, the Siege Perilous, must remain empty until the coming of the knight who will achieve the Grail. The initiation of the Grail quest is sparked when Sir Percival (or in some versions Sir Galahad) takes his place in the empty seat without being killed instantly - which is the fate of all unworthy aspirants.
"Equally seated and equally served."
"To serve equally and equally serve."
The Knights of the Round Table is a fellowship of sovereign nations, equal in standing, regardless of strength or creed. Knights may speak freely at the Round Table, without fear of insult or reprisal.
The Knights of the Round Table strive for Strength, Prosperity, Dedication, Chivalry, and Education in a way unparalleled. To be a member of the Round Table is to be a shining beacon in an otherwise unruly world.
Knights are all the members of the alliance, and have one vote at the Round Table.
The King shall be a knight who is the spokesman for the alliance. He shall speak for the alliance, sign treaties, and in times of alliance-wide wars, sign declarations and organize war efforts. He shall sit at the Round Table and vote like any knight. He shall administer the Forums.
The Round Table shall consist of all the alliance Knights, and shall have the authority, by a majority vote, to pass laws, to approve wars, to appoint ambassadors, to ratify treaties, to approve and expel members, and to elect or remove a king; and by a two-thirds vote, to amend the charter.
Any nation may join the alliance by changing its alliance affiliation to Knights of the Round Table and agreeing to comply with the Royal Charter.
A member shall be considered a knight and be entitled to vote at the Round Table.
A nation that desires to leave the alliance may do so freely and without fear of reprisal provided that it sends a resignation, discharges its debts, and completes all aid obligations.
Colours and BannersEdit
Raiding and WarEdit
Members of the alliance shall not conduct tech raids.
No member may declare war on another nation without the consent of a majority vote of the Round Table, unless in defense of another member.
A declaration of war on an entire alliance requires the approval of a majority vote of the Round Table, must be signed by the king, and must be publicly posted.
A member nation at war may use any weapons at its disposal. Member nations may request war aid and assistance from the alliance.
Disputes among knights shall be aired in the Forum. The Round Table shall mediate the dispute in accordance with the laws and traditions of the realm.
Alleged violations of the charter will be posted in the Forums. The Round Table shall weigh the allegations by severity, and punishment may include reprimand, penance, reparations, or expulsion from the alliance.
Nations flying the banner of the Knights of the Round Table without approval, also known as ghosting, will be treated as hostile, and, 48 hours after fair warning, be subject to the articles of war of the alliance or other action as determined by the Round Table.
The charter may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Round Table after a 14-day period of discussion.
(July 15, 2011) (Amended May 20, 2012)
November 8, 2010 - Founding of the predecessor alliance of the same name by VanHuek.
December 2010 - Disbandment of the alliance by VanHuek to join Viridian Entente. Some loyal members refuse disabandment.
February 2011 - Return of VanHuek and formal restoration of the alliance.
March 2011 - Members fight a series of defensive wars against the Jewish Hebrew Society.
July 4, 2011 - Resignation of VanHuek. Members end absolute monarchy.
July 15, 2011 - Member nations ratify new charter establishing democracy and elect Trash as titular king.
February 2012 - The alliance fights a series of counter-raids against several Arabic tech raiders.
March 2012 - The members of Kick Ass and Take Name alliance merge into KoRT.
April 2012 - KoRT's new forum at http://cn-knights.net is created.
July 29, 2012 - KoRT's recruitment program is launched.
December 2012 - Several members of the New Conglomerate alliance merge into KoRT.
February 2013 - The knights set up camp in Pixel Nations.
February 25, 2013 - KoRT ranks among the top 10 biggest alliances in PN.
April 1, 2013 - KoRT's flag  gets uploaded into PN.
May 06, 2013 - PN-KoRT signs a Peace, Intelligence and Aid Treaty  with the Asatru Alliance, known as SPQR as of June 30, 2013.  SPQR collapses in early August 2013, rendering the treaty defunct.
June 04, 2013 - KoRT reaches the 1'000'000 strength milestone.
July 05, 2013 - KoRT's NationStates branch becomes official after a general referendum. 
July 13, 2013 - KoRT's peace and war flags get uploaded into CN.
August 28, 2013 - KoRT's protector alliance, the Apparatus, merges with Pax Corvus. After a period of debate, KoRT decides to explore some treaties as an independent alliance. During the transitional period, the Aftermath bloc continues to offer protection to the knights.
February 6th, 2014 - Knight Mordred  resigns as Regent after multiple votes spring up debating the election of a third Regent. Mordred's action annuls the previous ballots and triggers a separate, official election for a single knight as King.
February 12th, 2014 - End of twenty-six months of KoRT Regency. Knights of the Grail  is elected third King of the Knights of the Round Table.
May, 2014 - KoRT's largest nation, Britannia Coast , is blitzed by DBDC. Aid efforts get underway to restore Britannia Coast to its former glory. Despite three of the six raids being highly ranked in the top 40 most destructive wars, KoRT continues to gain in strength.
May 6th, 2014 - The knights set up camp in Project Terra.
August 7th, 2014 - KoRT's treaty partner TTE merges into Nordreich.  Several members opt to bolster the ranks of KoRT instead. Any nation flying the flag of the Terran Empire will continue to be subject to the KoRT-TTE ODP.
August 16th, 2014 - aNiMaLz, an alliance of micro raiders and multis, declares war on KoRT. The war lasts a whole month until September 15th, 2014. During its course the knights are able to fend off the aNiMaLz and ZI the agitator, Sir Kindle. 
September 1st, 2014 - KoRT reaches an alliance score of 10.44, passing the 10.00 score milestone.
September 20th, 2014 - KoRT joins the Emerald Economic Community, along with Viridian Entente, GPA, the Green Old Party and Mortal Wombat. The treaty is officially announced on September 27th, 2014. 
November 10th, 2014 - KoRT signs a perpetual peace agreement with aNiMaLz. aNiMaLz agrees to never bother KoRT again. 
December 6th, 2014 - aNiMaLz violates its peace agreement and declares war on KoRT after demands for aid were rejected, initiating the Second aNiMaLz-KoRT War.
December 23rd, 2014 - Lexus, the last remaining member of KoRT's protectorate, Monarch Order, joins The Sovereign Order, disbanding his former alliance. KoRT's protectorate treaty with Monarch Order is rendered defunct. 
February 6th, 2015 - KoRT agrees to a White Peace with aNiMaLz, marking the end of the two-month war.
November 2nd, 2015 - URoN has disbanded and merged along with SRA to PPO. KoRT's Knights have voted to transfer the PIAT from URoN to PPO. 
November 22th, 2015 - aNiMaLz have refused to withdraw and offer peace to TPE. koRT counterattack the offending aNiMaLz nations in defense of TPE, signaling the start of the Third aNiMaLz-KoRT War. 
War History Edit
|First aNiMaLz-KoRT War||KoRT vs aNiMaLz||16.08.2014 until 15.09.2014||Victory||Peace agreement, Kindle's spies are withdrawn from KoRT|
|Doom War||KoRT vs New Pacific Order||30.11.2014 until 22.12.2014||Defeat||Peace agreement, KoRT agrees not to participate in any further way for the duration of the war, neither militarily nor economically|
|Second aNiMaLz-KoRT War||KoRT vs aNiMaLz||06.12.2014 until 06.02.2015||White Peace||White Peace|
|Third aNiMaLz-KoRT War||KoRT vs ANiMaLz, Blood Pack Together As One & Monsters, Inc.||22.11.2015 until 01.12.2015||White Peace||White Peace|
Significant Green Team Alliances
|Current||Green Protection Agency • KoRT(2) • Viridian Entente(2)|
|Under 20||The Chaos Brotherhood|
|Defunct||/b/(1) • /b/(2) • /b/(3) • Andromeda • Argo • CIA • Corp • DoA • EoTS • GUN(2) • Goa'uld • GGA • INC • Legacy • OEG • OV • Pandemic • POT • Realm • The Republican Union • SoM • Terran Empire • Tetris(2) • TJO • TRE • UCoN • UA • VE(1) • WIN • wF • SCAR • Green Old Party• Mortal Wombat|
|Moved||BN • CIS • The Grämlins • OG • iFOK • IR • NTO • Sparta • Symphony|
|See also||Emerald Doctrine • Free Green Treaty • Green Sanctions Treaty • Green Solidarity • United Green • United Jungle Accords • Emerald Economic Community|
|Currently sanctioned alliances are denoted by Bold Italicized Font. Formerly sanctioned alliances are denoted by Bold Font.|