Knight of the First Order Duke Christian du Glaive
Christian du Glaive was born in 1155 in Normandy, Son of a Minor Feudal Lord. Christian was raised in the shadow of his Uncle Robert, who had lost a leg in the disastrous Crusade of King Louis and Queen Eleanor to liberate Edessa from the Infidel. Robert had been a knight of the Outremer, and Christian's Training for Knighthood had included a rich understanding of the duties of a Christian Knight. After participating in many battles and raids between local barons in France, Christian took the Cross in 1179, and traveled to the Levant (Holy Land) where he first served the Count of Tripoli and eventually received a Fief of his own in 1187, only to loose it to Saladin after the defeat at Hattin. Christian became a Donat of the Order of St. John of the Hospital of Jerusalem (Hospitallers) in 1188, and became a full Brother Knight in 1191. He Continues to Serve the Order and Holy Mother Church, Combating the enemies of Christendom.
Duke Christian du Glaive was Knighted in 1987. He has been King of the West twice and Prince of Cynagua twice. Among his awards is The Order of the Kings Lance for Equestrian Service and Knight Bannerette for Leading the Armies of the West
Duke Christian was the first knight sworn is as a Brother in the Hospitallers of St. John of Caid, he also carried the first mantle of Grand Master and was a key force in shaping the Order in its beginnings.
He is currently across the great sea to the Palatine Barony in the Far West helping in aid to the people in that region.