Montana Styles is the current Arch Justice of Destiny Province, preceded by Herodotus Forsythe. Prior to this, he was Chancellor at New World Magischola where he also taught Combat & Defense, as well as Ethics.
Montana Styles was born on a mundane tobacco farm in Solaris Province. His magic manifested itself when he had run through the newly sprouted fields one afternoon, and the following day the plants were all 7 feet tall. He was shortly thereafter located by the Cinnabar Society. When his parents' memories were altered to allow him to be brought into the Magimundi, he protested aggressively. He was relocated to Destiny Province where he attended Providence Preparatory Academy for the Advancement of the Arcane Arts (P2A4). At P2A4, he faced a large amount of prejudice as a mundane born, and on his first day of school he punched an unsoiled student who had mocked him.
Headmaster Bradford advised the young Montana that if he was going to survive in magical society, he was going to have to learn how to fight like a mage. He excelled in combat magics, and went on to attend New World Magischola as a marshal student on the Enforcer path and was sorted into House Croatan. It was at New World Magischola that he met his fiance, Abigail O'Leary, an exceptionally skilled mundane born artificier.
After graduating New World Magischola, Montana Styles joined the Office for the Protection of Mundanes in Destiny Province, an understaffed and underfunded department. He gained a reputation for aggression there after punching, and breaking the nose of, someone accused of harming mundanes. It was at some point while working at the Office for the Protection of Mundanes that Abigail O'Leary seems to have disappeared from public record.
Due to his legendary and notorious fighting skills, he acquired a position as a Magical Combat & Defense professor at New World Magischola where he was constantly at odds with his counterpart, A. Fitzroy, a famous duelist from Virginia Isle. As a professor, he was known for having classes that were exceptionally dangerous and focused on, as he would put it, "practical learning experiences."
When Montana Styles was appointed to the position of Chancellor at New World Magischola, he received threats on his life, and the lives of the students. In response he increased the campus security and appointed student-run teams to keep tabs on each other and report on potential threats, wary of any potential threats that would might give excuses to fire him from his position.
A group of unsoiled wizards came to the school and threatened him, that he should resign or they would attack. Chancellor Styles challenged these wizards to a duel, on the terms that if he should lose, he would resign, and if he should win then the group would leave the school in peace. The terms were set and it was agreed that whoever hit the ground first would lose the duel.
Styles held his own for a time, but it became apparent that he would not last in a drawn out, classical duel. He held out his hand to shake and forfeit the duel, but used this as an opportunity to sucker punch his opponent. From this strike, the unsoiled wizard fell to the ground and it was declared that Chancellor Styles won the duel and would remain at New World Magischola and the student-run teams he had appointed were dissolved.
At the Destiny Conclave, it was revealed that Virginia Dare had secretly extorted Herodotus Forsythe to create an edict declaring that the current Chancellor for New World Magischola would be a candidate for Destiny Arch Justice when the time arose. Because of this, Montana Styles was considered for Arch Justice at Destiny Conclave and were, in fact, the only mundane born to be considered for the position.
At the Conclave, it was decided that the Arch Justice would be selected with a ranked choice voting system. In the first round of voting, Oehler-Pliny and Styles were very closely matched. Neither candidate had a super majority, so second and third choices began to be used for the polls. When considering second and third choice, Montana Styles pulled ahead in a decisive victory. Arch Justice Styles appointed Oehler-Pliny as the Highest Ranking Justice in Destiny Province, and appointed Vita Radliffe-Forsythe as acting New World Magischola Chancellor until a new leader is appointed.
At the Destiny Conclave, Arch Justice Styles' platform was established on several key policies.
The appointment of Mundane-born Wizard Montana Styles as Arch Justice of Destiny Province has been perceived as a threat by many unsoiled families of the Magimundi. Unsoiled mages and wizards are furious about the way the world is changing, symbolized so neatly by Arch Justice Styles. There are movements by some unsoiled to shift the balance of power more concretely in their own favor again, seeing the Arch Justice as a threat. A name that has become connected to these efforts is Mr. Kind, a shadowy figure of whom little is known.