About The Order
This is a modern Order of Chivalry, seeking growth and development for all of its members, and improving the world around us. At the core of our philosophy are the ideals of chivalry, honor, truth, respect, and responsibility.
Despite appearances, this is meant to be a fairly casual and low-key order. We are not elitists and narcissists. Nay, such things should be avoided by the chivalrous man! We seek members who are humble, honorable, honest, and have a desire to promote chivalry in their daily lives as well as their knightly hobbies.
We are not a LARP group, nor are we affiliated with re-creationist societies such as the SCA. Our members are real people, not fictional characters. We are all modern folks who have a desire to bring some of history's finer aspects back into the real world of today... Chivalry and knighthood. While many may consider these concepts to be archaic and dated, we disagree.
Chivalry is all about being your best. It is a code of conduct that is the legacy of our ancestors, and can inform our choices and actions on a daily basis. It puts into high regard traits that are timeless and positive, such as truth, justice, defense of the weak, freedom of thought and action, honor, and courtesy. It does not seek to impose oppressive restrictions, but rather sets us free by being a personal responsibility, and advisor to our lives. Many of us feel these inclinations instinctively. We all have a sense of right and wrong that comes from deep within, even though it varies from person to person as to how much we heed its voice.
It is a personal choice to explore our own potential. To be the best that we can be in the world we live in, and serve as examples to those around us who may not have awakened to the same calling.
Since the Order highly values personal choice and freedom, it will not demand contributions or activities from members that they do not freely offer. Everything is on a volunteer basis, and members can contribute as much or as little as they like.
The name of the order is in honor of Sir William Marshal (c.1145 - 14 May 1219), often revered as the greatest knight who ever lived.