|Founded||February 1, 2017|
|Templar Triumvirate|| |
|Templar Officers|| |
|As of||10th April, 2019|
|MDP||The Golden Horde|
|MDP||Grumpy Old Bastards|
Knights Templar had been in the planning since early November of 2016 when Odin messaged Thalmor about the idea. The alliance was founded on February 1st, right in the middle of the SK-TEst War. In exchange for peace, KT members agreed to leave TEst and go to Pantheon's applicants.
Upon being founded, Knights Templar gradually grew to over 100 active members by May 5th. During that time, it remained neutral during The Trail of Tiers. KT's lower tier did experience some combat during the Animal Control Crusade, however.
Thalmor resigned as Grand Master on November 17, 2017, handing down the title to Theodosius (formerly known as Apollo). This was the first time in KT's history that the head leadership position had changed.
After being on the winning side of some minor wars (Oblivion-Zeon War and Kastor's Karma War), the Knights Templar had their first real test in the Ayyslamic Crusade. As the only alliance hit in The Inquisition's initial blitz, KT's entire mid tier had their military wiped and was in result pinned down for the remainder of the war. It fought back using pirate tactics, while the upper tier welcomed the United Purple Nations' declaration of war to get some action as well. At the end of the war, KT still managed to boast a slightly positive net damage in the war stats.
After the Ayyslamic Crusade, Knights Templar decided to pursue a new political path and altered their foreign policy, aligning themselves with The Golden Horde.
Knights Templar participated in the second longest Orbis conflict in its history, Dance Dance Revolution, more commonly known as 69 Day War. After initially being blitzed along with their allies in TGH, Knights Templar have mostly fought with guerrilla tactics for the entirety of the war, which eventually proved successful, causing KT/TGH to partially close the damage gap with their enemies.
Theodosius retired as Grand Master on August 18th, 2018, after serving 9 months at the helm of the alliance, conveniently matching his predecessors time in office. Previously serving as Grand Chancellor, Keegoz was chosen as his successor.
After a prolonged period of peace after the 69 Day War, Knightfall was initiated. Knights Templar and their allies in TGH watched on and rebuilt as the alliance they had not so long fought fell out of their top spot on the leader board. After the events of Knightfall, Grumpy Old Bastards, Empyrea, Oblivion, and Guardian would leave their respective coalitions behind and sign on with Knights Templar and TGH to form KETOGG. KETOGG would set it's eyes on getting a piece of the actions against CHAOS (previously known as the TKRsphere). Thus setting the pieces in motion for Surf's Up.
On the 23rd day of Surf's Up an immediate ceasefire and white peace occurred when a member of The Commonwealth leaked plans from the previous month. These plans detailed that the previous alliances of IQsphere, which was believed to have disbanded after Knightfall, planned to collectively hit CHAOS and KETOGG. These plans were, however, interrupted by the events of Surf's Up. As a result CHAOS and KETOGG mutually agreed to pre-preemptively attack Black Knights (now known as The Covenant) in hopes of winning, to them, what was now a seemingly unavoidable war. So Global War 14 (also known as The Dial Up War) began.
The global conflict became even more heated (especially in the forums) when a week into the war N$O (previously known as The Syndicate and New Pacific Order) joined the fray.
Alliance Government Edit
The Knights Templar Government is made up of the The Triumvirate and Templar Officers, where it further divides into departments - FA, IA, Econ and Milcom.
Departments and their heads are as follows:
Prince of Antioch - Milcom and Econ
Prince of Edessa - IA and Econ
Prince of Tripoli - FA
Grand Commander - Second in Command
Grand Chancellor - Foreign Affairs
Grand Almoner - Economics
Grand Senechal - Internal Affairs
Grand Marshal - Military Command
Every department head has one or more deputies serving as Templar Officer, helping him run the department, as well as additional staff known as Adjutants.
Esquire Templar (defunct) and Application System Edit
Esquire Templar (ET) was an extension training alliance of the Knights Templar. It served its purpose for over a year, and since 15th August 2018, its system has been fully integrated into Knights Templar.
- Animal Control Crusade (v. Animal Empire)
- Charming Treasure War (Arrgh Support)
- Oblivion-Zeon War (v. Oblivion)
- Kastor's Karma War (v. Assassin Order)
- Ayyslamic Crusade (v. Black Knights, Guardians of the Galaxy, New Pacific Order, United Purple Nations)
- Dance Dance Revolution (v. The Knights Radiant, The Revolutionary Front, and The Commonwealth)
- Surfs Up (v. Chaos)
- Global War 14 (v. The Covenant, N$O, and The Citadel)
- Declaration of Existence
- Thalmor's Resignation
- 1-Year Anniversary
- Theodosius' Resignation, Government Changes
- KETOGG's Combined Declaration of War against CHAOS
Alliance Advertisements Edit
In-game advertisements used by the alliance for recruitment, propaganda or other purposes: