Viscount Sir Warlord Shadow Silverblade of the Desert Winds
Who is Shadow Silverblade?
He began his Amtgard life in the Duchy of Pegasus Valley. His mundane name is Troy Hansen.
For their Service to the Kingdom, Shadow and Drū-Kära received their Flame belts at Salt War (Virtual Desert Winds Kingdom Court) on May 30, 2020. He was knighted by King Lucas IV on Facebook Live stream.
For their Service to the Kingdom, Shadow and Drū-Kära received their Crown belts via Virtual Desert Winds Kingdom Court on December 5, 2020. Additionally, Shadow also received his Sword belt. He was presented by his knight, the founder of the Kingdom of Dragonspine, Sir Quicksilver Lightfoot nav' Nox for his Crown belt, and by Sir Kezgar Farrington-Cross for his Sword belt, and knighted by King Leo Martin.
Shadow Silverblade (Troy Hansen) married Dru-Kara (Elena Moreno Hansen) at Harvest War of 2011 (September 3, 2011). At that event, Drū-Kära became the Pro-Tem Duchess of the Duchy of Pegasus Valley, and Warlord Shadow became Drū-Kära's Champion both on and off the field. They continue to encourage each other in and out of Amtgard.
(From left to right: Sister-in-law, Lathara (Liz Moreno Keegan); Mother (Pat Hansen); Step-Son, Chief (Joseph Sparks); Dru-Kara (Elena Moreno Hansen); Brother-in-law, Piranha (Manny Moreno); Shadow Silverblade (Troy Hansen); Mother-in-law (Ruth Moreno); and Father-in-law G'Kar (Tomas Moreno).)
Notable Accomplishments and Titles
- Knight of the Sword, by King Leo Martin - (DW) 2020-12-05
- Master Crown, by King Leo Martin - (DW) 2020-08-29
- Knight of the Crown, by King Leo Martin - (DW) 2020-12-05
- Knight of the Flame, by King Lucas IV - (DW) 2020-05-30
- Master Hydra, by Queen Snow - (DW) 2019-11-23
- Viscount, Conferred by King Zuryel - (BL) 2015-05-09
- Defender of the Kingdom of the Burning Lands, by King Zuryel - (BL) 2015-05-09
- Walker of the Middle, conferred by King Zuryel - (BL) 2015-02-21
- Baronet, conferred by King Randall (DS), 2013-01-01.
- Warlord, conferred by King Phywren - (DS), 2002-10-01
- Master Rose, conferred by King Randall - (DS), 2001-04-01
- Master Wizard, conferred by Emperor Aromax - (IM), 2000-01-01
- Clan Memorial Lunch
Before Dru-Kara's squire passed away in 2012, [Tuhula] asked her to remember her at Clan, her favorite event. Knowing that other Amtgarders were also grieving friends who had crossed the veil, Dru-Kara was given permission to host a Memorial Lunch on Fridays of Clan. Dru-Kara serves as the Mistress of Ceremonies, while Shadow serves as head chef. This lunch has been served since 2012. In 2013, they had enough food to feed Amtgarders again for lunch on Saturday.
- Clan Memorial Auction. In tribute to Tuhula, Shadow and Dru-Kara raise money to fight cancer. Donations are collected at Clan. The donations are then put up for silent auction. The first auction occurred in 2013 and continues every year.
Together with Dru-Kara, Shadow Silverblade created the Arts & Crafts Boot Camp, known as [AC/BC]. Inspired by conversations with Dame Linden Tul, Shadow invited Serpent Knights and skilled artisans from all of Amtgardia to share their talents with others. The inaugural event took place in the Duchy of Pegasus Valley (Albuquerque, NM) over the weekend of September 14-15, 2013.
- Sir Quicksilver (Flame) (Crown)
Guildmaster of Wizards - (DSPV), 1994-12-01 - 1995-06-01
Guildmaster of Wizards - (DSPV), 1996-06-01 - 1996-12-01
Guildmaster of Wizards - (DSPV), 1998-12-01 - 1999-06-01
Guildmaster of Reeves - (DSPV), 1995-12-01 - 1996-06-01
Duchy Prime Minister - (DSPV), 1996-03-01 - 1996-09-01
Duchy Champion - (DSPV), 1997-12-01 - 1998-06-01
Guildmaster of Bards - (DSPV), 1997-12-01 - 1998-06-01
Kingdom Champion - (DS), 2001-11-01 - 2002-05-01
Duchy Regent - (DSPV), 2003-03-01 - 2003-06-01
Duchy Monarch - (DSPV), 2003-06-01 - 2003-09-01
Duchy Champion - (DSPV), 2011-09-01 - 2012-03-01
Duchy Champion - (DSPV), 2012-03-01 - 2012-09-01
Duchy BOD Secretary - (DSPV), 2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31
Guildmaster of Druids - (DSPV), 2012-03-01 - 2012-09-01
Guildmaster of Wizards - (DSPV), 2012-03-01 - 2012-09-01
Duchy BOD Treasurer - (DSPV), 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Duchy Monarch - (DSPV), 2013-03-09 - 2013-09-14
Kingdom Champion - (BL), 2014-11-15 - 2015-05-09
Kingdom Prince - (BL), 2015-05-09 - 2015-11
Duchy Regent - (DWTDV) 2018-11-04 - 2019-05-05
Guildmaster of Archers - (DWTDV) 2018-11-04 - 2019-05-05
Kingdom Champion - (DW) 2019-05-25 - 2019-11-23
Kingdom Champion - (DW) 2019-11-23 - 2020-05-30
Kingdom Regent - (DW) 2020-05-30 - 2020-12-04
Kingdom GMR - (DW) 2021-12-04 - Present