Gerhard

Mercenary Captain from Germany

Description:

Age: 48 (25)
Size: + 0
Confidence 1 (3)
Decrepitude: 7

Personality Traits: Confident + 3, Brave + 2, Pious + 1

Characteristics:
Int + 0, Per – 2, Pre + 2, Com + 1, Str + 2, Sta + 2, Dex + 2, Qik + 0

Virtues:
Mercenary Captain (Minor, Social Status)
Wealthy (Major, General)
Enduring Constitution (Resist Pain: + 3) (Minor, General)
Privileged Upbringing (Minor, General)
Improved Characteristics (Minor, General)
Unaging (Minor, Supernatural)
Puissant Leadership (Minor, General)

Flaws:
Dependent (Major, Story)
Optimistic (Major, Personality)
Ability Block (Academic) (Minor, General)
Hatred (Muslims) (Minor, Personality)
Offensive to Infernal (Minor, Supernatural)

Abilities:
German (military jargon) 5, Irish (military vocabulary) 3, English (slang) 2, Saxony Lore (politics) 4, Byzantine Empire Lore (geography) 1, Holy Land Lore (politics) 1, Animal Handling (horses) 32, Athletics (running) 3, Awareness (searching) 4, Bargain (mercenary contracts) 4, Brawl (Fist) 2, Carouse (staying sober) 3, Etiquette (nobility) 1, Folk Ken (nobles) 3, Guile (hiding motives) 2, Hunt (boar hunting) 33, Intrigue (alliances) 2, Leadership (mercenaries) 8 + 2, Company Lore (personalities) 4, Ride (speed) 4, Stealth (natural areas) 2, Survival (lowlands) 2, Swim (long distances) 1, Bows (short bow) 4, Single Weapon (long sword) 94

Fatigue Levels: Fresh, 0, 0, – 2, – 4, Unconscious

INIT ATK DFN DAM
Dodge – 1 + 2
Fist – 1 + 5 + 3 + 2
Kick – 2 + 4 + 1 + 5
Superior Long Sword & Heater Shield + 3 + 17 + 15 + 8
Short Bow – 2 + 10 + 5 + 8

Superior Plate Mail: protection +14

Soak: + 16

1228: Practice Single Weapon (12 exp)
1229: Train Single Weapon (7 exp), practice Irish (10 exp)
1230: Adventure (3 exp Hunt), practice Irish (5 exp), practice Single Weapon (12 exp)
1231: Train wolves (2 exp Animal Handling), practice Single Weapon (18 exp)

Bio:

Born the fourth son of the noble house of Liudolf in 1181. Left home with his brothers at age 16 to fight in the German Crusade. Continued on to the Holy Land after most of the Germans returned home. Befriended a Norman knight named Raymond at the siege of Constantinople. Eventually returned home and joined a mercenary company. Quickly rose through the ranks based on his aptitude for leadership. In 1216, Raymond’s wife arrived in Germany with his young daughter, Millicent. She told Gerhard that Raymond inherited his father’s lands two years prior, but he feared that an uprising was coming and asked Gerhard to shelter his family until it was safe for them to return. Raymond’s wife fell ill and died the following winter. Two years later, Gerhard received word that Raymond had been killed. Gerhard raised Millicent as his own.

Gerhard

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