Cousins of the Knight
|Name:||The Cousins of the Knight|
|Dates:||? to present|
|URL:||The Cousins of the Knight (archived copy)
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The Cousins of the Knight (commonly abbreviated CotK) are a Forever Knight fan faction who like a family oriented (non-sexual) relationship between the series protagonist, Nick Knight, and the vampire who brought him across, Lucien LaCroix.
The CotK took part in at least two Forever Knight Wars, War 10 and War 11.
The Cousins of the Knight have a Yahoo!Group, cotk-fk, which was formed in 1999 and is still active.
The Cousins of the Knight maintain a faction site, The Cousins of the Knight, which includes the following:
- a fan fiction archive
- images of Father's Day cards that Nick might send LaCroix (from 2000)
- screen capture archive of pictures of Nick and LaCroix
- sound capture archive
- CotK pages for Wars 10 and 11, including archived War posts
- floor plans for the Comfy Cottage, the faction's virtual home.
The fan fiction archive includes stories, poems, and filk from Kyer en Ysh, Diane Harris, Gwenn Musicante, L. L. Wright, Morgaine, JL Kerr, and Lisa Harvey.
The website was taken offline in 2012 when FortuneCity ended its free webhosting service.
The Comfy Cottage
The Comfy Cottage is the virtual home of the members of the Cousins of the Knight fan faction. It is the headquarters of the faction during a War.
The Cotk faction website includes floorplans for the Comfy Cottage during Wars 10 and 11. These were drawn by Kyer en Ysh. The principal difference is the assignation of bedrooms on the second floor to the participants in each War.
The Comfy Cottage is a two story dwelling, set up to provide a luxurious home-from-home for participating faction members, with a home theatre, a music room, and a hobby room, as well as a kitchen and communal dining room. Besides six bedrooms upstairs for faction members, rooms are provided for Nick and LaCroix. War rooms in the basement include a Council room, guard duty room, and computer room.
The original logo of the CotK faction consists of two crossed swords on a shield, with a ribbon below that has the name of the faction in French. It is this symbol that appears on the CotK affiliation pin.
An updated version of the faction symbol is repeated on the faction's banner, created by Kyer en Ysh, which appears on the index page of their website. On the banner, a watch is depicted under the swords, symbolizing the watch that Nick gave LaCroix in the episode, "Father's Day".
In 2012, Greer Watson created an icon for the Cousins of the Knight as part of her project to create a set of icons for all the Forever Knight factions. The design composits a screen capture of Nick and LaCroix with a pair of crossed swords (updating the faction symbol) superimposed on a pocket watch (similar to the one on the faction banner).