|Territories||Northern Cortesia Del Mar|
|Foundation date||Unofficially August of 2018, Officially January 13th, 2019|
|Succeeded by||Cortesia Del Mar|
The Knights Templar was a nation in the +,+ that was started sometime in August of 2018 by u/Commander_Luke, and then introduced on Reddit on January 13th, 2019.
Introduction to the server
u/Commander_Luke started their nation with the intention of trading, and providing a sanctuary against raiders. However multiple nations were attempting to claim over their land including Vitelia and some of it's pretender/successor states. Due to these claims they decided to reveal their nation on January 13th, 2019 with the intention of gaining recognition from other nations. They gained recognition from Vinland, and from u/shadedoom, but on the condition that they not claim anymore land in former Vitelia. In February of 2019 they submitted new claims to Falvyu's political map for themselves and Georgia, after Pruthenia-Risk was finally dissolved.
u/Commander_Luke had been living in the region since around August of 2018, and they built the city of New Venice, and the old walls that can be found around what is now northern Cortesia Del Mar. Another notable thing built by the Knights Templar was the road from their capital, Constantinople to Georgia through Risk. 
The area Constantinople was built on was possibly flattened by u/Commander_Luke and/or unknown Vitelians. "I also aided in the construction of the flat land area at Constantinople, and built my home next to it in hopes of it one day becoming a great city that I could trade with. As construction has been halted by its former architects, I plan to make that dream a reality." He apparently lived in the area since before the fall of Vitelia, and it is not known if he was a Vitelian citizen or not (probably not). Okx alleged on discord to user named "hello there" that there was nothing there when they scouted the area when Vitelia fell, but that u/Commander_Luke could keep the land, since it was apparently built over "in such a way that it cannot be adapted to what I was thinking of turning it into" Apparently Okx had some stuff stored in chests there.
End of the Knights Templar
- Unknown but assumed to be Vitelian.
- Maxpowerboy claimed this in CivReign discord, and it seems more plausible than the assumption that vitelia had flattened it out as planned land for their capital
- Likely u/Commander_Luke based on context.
- What the building project Okx alludes to would have been is presently unknown.