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  • Brother David

    The Cistercian order was the main order that accompanied the Fourth Crusade. Their monks were often drawn from those with warrior backgrounds or at least some skill in fi ghting. Brother David has seen his share of action as well as administering to the …

  • Gilles de la Grave

    Gilles de la Grave is a Frankish knight, originally from Languedoc, to the south of the Kingdom of France. Born into a family with considerable land holdings Gilles, though now in his 35th year, has yet to marry and take on the role of local landlord over …

  • Andre of Troyes

    Andre was born of a minor noble family. His uncle was a Crusader and his father a local adjudicator. He is deeply religious and believes profoundly in the cause of the Crusades. He was disturbed at first at their attacks on Christian cities, but his …

  • Renaud of Flanders

    Renaud is a cynical veteran of many campaigns. He joined the Crusade for an opportunity to get his hands on some loot and to improve his social status. It doesn’t bother him that others are here for religious purposes, but he doesn’t feel inclined to …

  • Martinus de L'Isles

    Martinus is a young knight who was brought up in a rural holding and is skilled in the ways of building, especially dwellings, nature, and repair. He joined the Crusades because his beloved Uncle Bernadus (his mother’s older brother) did, only to see his …

  • Eloise of Flanders

    Count Baldwin’s wife Marie de Champagne has recently come to join her husband in the east. Eloise is ostensibly a trusted hand-maiden but also works as a spy for the household, using her connections in other households and her ease with many classes to …

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