|Alyce was born to Athena and Elias Montague, one of the more ruthless members of group the of demigods who call themselves the Illuminati. As a son of Hephaestus, he often built them several weapons and other gadgets. He was merciless in combat, and raised Alyce to be just a ruthless. He told her from an early age that she was a demigod, and began training her at 5. She learned to fight, hand to hand and with both melee and ranged weaponry. As she got older, Alyce became friends with several of the members of the Illuminati's children, especially a daughter of Aphrodite, Lolita.Once Alyce turned 16, Elias began to let her come with him and the other Illuminati on their missions, once she developed her powers, even allowing her to assist them. In her time, she killed many monsters, and eventually was taught to hunt and track monsters as well as kill them. She initially loved killing monsters, as it allowed her to bond with her father.
This all changed, however, one day when she was 18. The Illuminati came across a nest of what appeared to be small human/harpy children. The children reached out to the demigods with childlike curiosity, almost friendliness. Without hesitation, One of them turned a child into a bush and lit it on fire. As the others screamed and scrambled away, each of the Illuminati begin to cold-blooded and ruthlessly murder them. Some hacked down, some shot in the head, some shadow traveled in half, most of them didn't make it 10 feet from the nest. The last child that remained, a cute little boy with sky blue eyes, blonde hair, and small tufts of blue feathers growing from his arms. He stood there, terrified and crying, as Elias Montague stood before him. Just as Alyce began to protest, Elias quickly burned him alive with an intense jet of white flames.Horrified, Alyce quickly ran home,packed some of her things, and left, with hopes of running away to Camp Half Blood. She told a few of her friends where she was going, and offered to have them along, but went on ahead.
As she stopped to rest, she noticed a guy in what looked like a white cloak following her. She quickly turned to find a jet of flames shooting at her. She rolled out of the way and pulled out an old Celestial Bronze revolver her father had built and shot him in the chest, the cloak turned to gold dust and the guy collapsed. She ran up to him and he thanked her before blacking out. Soon after, the guy came to and introduced himself as Xander Matthews, another son of one of the Illuminati and son of Hephaestus. He followed along with her, wanting to make it to camp as well.
Just outside of Long Island, in the city, Alyce and Xander were found by the Illuminati. Elias tired to talk his daughter into going back home with him when a drakon, drawn by scent of so many demigods, attacked the group. Elias activated his automaton armor and began to fight the monster. It darted and dodged like a gigantic snake,paralyzing most of the Illuminati, and spraying acid at them. Elias fought it back with fireballs and devastating punches. Though his efforts seemed to be in vain as the monster's hide proved to be too resilient. Soon after, the monster nearly swallowed him whole, but he managed to hold its jaws open to keep himself alive. He reached for a jar of Greek fire, but it fell in between two of the
Even with Elias in its mouth, the drakon slithered toward Alyce and Xander. Just as it got close enough, without thinking, Alyce shot at the Greek fire and it caused a huge explosion. When she looked up, Alyce realized that Xander had jumped in front of her and taken the brunt of the explosion. He fell back and she noticed several large teeth lodged into his back. She looked around and saw no one else there, not even the other Illuminati. Noticing her ankle was sprained, she continued towards camp, eventually passing out once she reached the borders.
Alyce woke up in the infirmary days later, having been claimed while she was unconscious. The first thing she did was reach for her gun, and when she couldn't find it, asked where it was. She was told the Hephaestus counselor had seen it on her, admired the design, and had tried to fix the damage done to it. Once lead to the armory, she asked for her gun back. A large African American camper turned to her and smiled. "Sorry about taking your shit like that, but that gun looked pretty sweet. Well, I did what I could, but it was pretty beat up, so I made you something else. Here is a sword, made for your balance and size, taking in account of weight and height."
Alyce was overly pleased but she had never held a sword before. Instantly, she made her way and begun to train day after day to perfect herself.