Grog 12 : Sebald, Teutonic Brother knight
Brother Knight Sebaldus was born the third son of a minor but well to do baron of the Nuremberg area. He was named after the city's patron saint. As the third son he was destined for the priesthood, but his utter academic inabilities made him a poor student, unable to learn latin or his letters. He is a zealous man and his family was happy to let him join the Teutonic Order as his skill at arms predisposed him to. He has little interest in leadership or in rising within the order, merely content to bear arms in a righteous cause. He has been in Transylvania (or the Baltic or the Levant, see below) for a little over a year and has learned a little of the area and its language so that he can speak with the local militias.
Note: He is written up as a teutonic knight in Transylvania, as this is where they are based for a 1215 start. But this could be transposed to the Levant ( Arabic + area lore levant) or the Baltic area (Prussian or Livonian + Area lore of the region) in a later introduction date.
Sebald is a brawny, red haired and bearded man. He walks with the gait of a man accustomed to ride in the saddle and carries himself with the assurance of a man knowing he was born to rule the battlefield.
Why are they in the covenant?
Option 1: he abandoned the Order.
Disgusted by the petty politics and how the Order falls short of its calling, he has abandoned the Order and found refuge with one of the few organisations beyond the reach of the Church. He lives in the Covenant because he can no longer face the normal christian world. He might have made enemies and might be see nas a deserter. He will be a great champion of the Covenant thanks to being a powerful knight, a veritable wrecking ball in combat.
Option 2: the Order and the Covenant are on good(enough) terms.
In this case, he is with the Covenant with the Teutonic Order's blessing, maybe he is the bodyguard to a priest placed within the Covenant (see grog 1, Paulus) in which case his awareness specialty might be switched to bodyguard. Or he might have been sent there to learn of the MAgician's ways (more as a spy), or he could be placed there as a champion for the magi in exchange for some favour the magi did for the Order or a local important churchman. He could be the protector of a local religious site with which the Covenant is on good term and occasionally available to join the party on adventures, to break the monotony of being the only brute surrounding by vellum scratching monks.
He might have been sent away from the Teutonic Order to the Covenant to get him out of the way, as a form of exile.
Virtues: Brother Teutonic knight (Against the Dark, p 83), Warrior
Flaws: Reckless, Ability Block (academic)
Animal Handling (Horses) 4
Area Lore (Oberfranken) (Nobles) 2
Area Lore (Transylvania) (Geography) 1
Athletics (Endurance) 4
Awareness (in Battle) 2
Brawl (Wrestling) 2
Etiquette (Nobles) 2
Great Weapon (Longspear) 5
High German (Franconian) 5
Ride (in battle) 4
Single Weapon (Lance) 5
Teutonic Order Lore (Knights) 2
Vlach (Military usage) 2