Athisdaine Montoya XVII
”An indicative quote”
I started Amtgard in 1988. I attended a warrior practice at Barony of Tanglewood. My first home park was the Barony of Ironcloud. Shortly after starting in Amtgard Three of my friends and my self founded the Fighting compay Morgorach in the Barony of Ironcloud in the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills.
After a few years I joined the army and headed to fort Hood. I later founded a group there and named it after the fighting company I was a part of. Thus the Fort Hood Amtgard group Barony of Morgorach was formed approx 1992. With no Amtgard groups close we mostly played/raided the local HSF groups in Austin. The Celestial Kingdom was formed and the Barony of Morgorach was now an official member of the Celestial Kingdom. While in Celestial Kingdom at this time Sir Michael Hammer of God asked me to be one of his Squires and I proudly accepted.
Shortly after this I was sent to Darmstadt Germany by the US Army. I then founded the Shire/Barony/Duchy of the Silver Oak in Darmstadt Germany. This was a great group composed of several small Shire/Baronies in the area. The names I still remember are the Barony of Silver Brook and the Barony of Under Wald. Later on Logan T. Black was also stationed in Darmstadt. He soon joined us and the group really took off again with even more of the local Germans and the military personnel joining. Logan T. Black was crowned the first Prince when we became a principality. Later on after Logan stepped down I was crowned as Prince of the Silver oak. Sometime after my term as Prince ended I left for Fort Hood Texas again.
The Principality of The Silver Oak had a great working relation with the local castle in Darmstadt, Castle Frankenstein. We held several quest at the castle and even rented the entire Castle out at one point.
Soon after I returned to Texas I was able to assist with the rebirth of the fighting company Morgorach in Celestial Kingdom. The company had many great members and did really well. Eventually for some reasons the company dissolved again. I was Knighted (Knight of the Serpent), and awarded both the Title of Count and my Heraldry By The Celestial Kingdoms Monarch Logan T. Black.
Over the next few years I took on several Squires that all showed promise in the Arts and Sciences. Loric, Talon, Gernot, Teth, Mythrallicus and Trevar. So far Talon, Gernot and Trevor has left Amtgard. Teth has been Knighted (Knight of the Serpent)and Loric and Mythrallicus are my two current active squires.
I have recently helped found the fighting company Disciples here in Celestial Kingdom.
I am proud to say that I have roots in the Emerald Hills, Celestial Kingdom and the Principality of the Silver Oak.
Athisdane is a member of the Ascendant.
Awarded the title Baronet by Duke Travar Hargrave of Celestial Kingdom.