Frederick departed Germany one of the most powerfull and respected Holy Roman Emperors in generations. However tragedy was to strike during the Crusades when he fell from his horse during the crossing of a river and drowned.
No one in the other …
Anselm is descended from the crusaders who conquered much of the [[Levant]] during the first crusade and has worked hard to attain his current rank within the order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
He was deeply shocked when the crusaders allowed …
Leofrick of Ghent
Leofrick leads the [[Templars]] in [[Antioch | Antioch]] and is considered something of a hothead. Among others in the higher circles of [[Antioch | Antioch]] he urges for an early assault on encroaching Church forces moving north from [[Acre | Acre]]. …
Aspiring crusader seeking to gather an army and continue the crusade of his master. Looking for the lost banner of his realm and trying to slay thousands in the process!
Gunther of Hanover
A German knight, once a crusader, now one of Heinrich's henchman. Forced to go on crusade to avoid being excommunicated in his homeland.
Aden the Bold
A German knight, once a crusader, now a follower of Heinrich. Renown for his inability to hold drink. Left Germany at the behest of his father who wanted to him to 'become more of a man' before he could inherit.
Lofwyr Von Kontik
A german knight, once a crusader, now in service to Heinrich. The elder von Kontik is a very rich man and so Lofwyr's confederates, Aden and Gunther, keep him around so they can sponge money from him.