Grog 13 : Gunther, ex-Teutonic Sergeant
Gunther was born and raised on a farm outside of Sankt gallen in Switzerland. He was noticed to have a particular skill with healing but his parents were unable to pay for him to become a professional healer by having real medecine lessons. Instead, on the easter after his fourteenth birthday he signed up to the Teutonic Order as a brother sergeant for 20 years, and was taught proper medecine, along with other clerical skills such as Theology and Law. Before turning twenty he was sent to Jerusalem to work as medicus for the Order. He spent close to fifteen years living in Jerusalem, Acre and Edessa as well as accompanying members of the Teutonic Order and crusading nobles as medicus. A fall from horseback has mangled his left leg, limiting him to horse riding or limping to get around.
While in the Levant he was exposed to vistas unimagined, learning Arabic and French to deal with the many pilgrims and locals. He even has a based understanding of Islam, having attended public debates.
With his twenty years of service over, he returned to Europe, safe in the knowledge that all his sins had been forgiven. But his birth village had been wrecked by disease in his absence and no one knew or remembered him. Wandering on an old nag he was taken up by a Covenant who recognised the use of his many skills.
Gunther is heavily tanned, dark haired and bearded. Despite his healing skills, his left leg is a mess due to a horse riding accident, meaning he needs a crutch to walk. He has handed back the order's clothes and mante, but keeps a badge of the teutonic order pinned to his chest at all times.
Why are they in the covenant?
His service to the order has ended and he hoped to return to his family and settle as a local healer, but
there is nothing for him to go back to. However with his academic skills, he can be very useful to a Covenant as he is fluent in several languages and able to write them too. He cannot really fend for himself due to his injury and the focus of his skills, so will be happy in Covenant where he is cared for. His time among the supposed Infidels has shown him that maybe Christian Europe does not have all the answers
Virtues: Brother Teutonic Sergeant (against the dark p 83), Puissant (Chirurgy)
Flaws: Vow (continue to uphold the rules of the Teutonic Order), Lame
Animal Handling (Horses) 4
Arabic (Explaining) 3
Area Lore (Levant) (Cities) 4
Area Lore (Sankt Gallen) (Geography) 2
Artes Liberales (Grammar) 2
Athletics (Endurance) 1
Awareness (Searching) 1
Chirurgy (Cauterisation) 5
Civil and Canon Laws (Papal Bulls) 3
French (Military usage) 3
High German (Swiss) 5
Latin (Academic use) 2
Medecine (Physician) 5
Ride (Long distances) 3
Teutonic Order Lore (Komtur locations) 2
Theology (Christian) (Bible) 4
Theology (Islam) (debates) 1