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Grand Duke Cairn Grix, of the Duchy of the Iron Mountains in the Iron Mountains (They/Them)

Home Park Duchy of the Iron Mountains
Kingdom Iron Mountains
Year Started
Noble Title Grand Duke, Knight of the Serpent, Knight of the Crown, Knight of the Flame
Belt Status Knight


Grix began playing in 2002 when they helped found the Shire of Crimson Wood under Burning Lands in Rohnert Park, CA. Having eventually been an active member of many of the California parks, Grix was also heavily involved in the formation of the Principality of Westmarch. Grix moved to the Iron Mountains in early 2011.

Starting out with garbing and equipment making, Grix's first passion in Amtgard was crafting. Always being excited to learn something new, he turned his interests more towards leatherworking and silversmithing with the help of some fantastic mentors. Grix also quickly picked up an interest in writing and running battlegames and creating online tools for parks and kingdoms, including a number of websites and a reign-long online boardgame for Iron Mountains that interfaced with the ORK. Those interests lead to a desire to serve in a leadership capacity. Grix has held every office at both local and kingdom levels, and has helped write corpora for Westmarch and Iron Mountains.

Grix enjoys promoting game-wide projects. They sat on the Amtgard Food Fight Executive Committee, were the layout artist for the Amtgard V8 rulebook and Dor Un Avathar, and have served as an Amtgard Ombudsman.

These days, Grix helps out anywhere they can while focusing on improving his fighting. They are an acknowledged gifted psychic and reads the tarot cards.

On Alternative Knighthood Titles

"There have been a lot of discussions about how gender neutral title variants are often hard to find, especially for knighthood. Some knights take alternatives that are either modifications of existing titles or new titles completely and the practice seems to be picking up. In an effort to help support others that are looking to use non-traditional titles I spent some time thinking of alternatives that I would like to use and I think I've settled on one.

Cairn Grix.

In use since prehistory, cairns are stacks of stones that designate something important. They've been used for religious ceremonies, as burial monuments, for defense, and - the reason I fell in love with this word as an alternative to sir - to mark trails.

If you've ever gone hiking here, there's a good chance you've seen a cairn alongside the trail. They can provide gentle reassurance that you're going the right way, or help you find the way forward when you're completely lost. It feels like a fitting analogy for the guidance that I endeavor to provide as a knight." -Grix


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Affiliated Groups

The Band of the Hammer
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Domus Noctis
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Belted Family

I. Grand Duke Cairn Grix (Crown, Serpent, Flame)

Notable Accomplishments

Inter-Kingdom Events Attended

Additional Images

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