Grog 1: Brother Chaplain Paulus
He was born in the city of Erfurt, the third son of a family of Woad merchants. While a gregarious child he never showed the shrewdness necessary to succeed in business compared to his older brothers. The child was always devout and loved to stay in the shadows of Saint Maria's cathedral while his father would conduct business in the nearby area. Realising that the boy would be serve as a devout, he was entrusted to the seminary to turn him into a priest along with a donation equal to his share of his inheritance.
At the age of 22 he took his vows as brother chaplain of the Teutonic order, wishing to go spread the faith and support the faithful.
Disappointingly, he was not sent to the Holy Lands as he had hoped, but sent to Prussia* to support his brothers crusading.
Taking as priestly name Paulus, he seeks to follow in the footsteps of the apostle Paul. While he abstains from carnal knowledge, he is tormented by his gluttony (which he feels guilty for). He never learned to ride and finds even the lightest of excursions exhausting due to his massive girth.
He remains a jolly character easy to get along with and seeking to foster good relations with those he meets. He is a passable churchman, who without excelling, always showed goodwill in his studies.
Note: The Teutonic order only got involved in the Prussian Crusade from 1226 onwards. To use the character in a game starting in 1220, replace Prussia with Romania (including as area lore and languages).
Of average height, he has a massive paunch. He has the tonsure (that marks him as a clergyman) burned into his short light brown hair. He remains clean shaven as much as possible and wears a green cape marked with the black cross of his order in all occasions. He wears woad dyed clothes when not performing his priestly duty, as it reminds him of his family back in Erfurt.
Why is he in the covenant?
If the covenant is in the Prussian region (or Transylvania), he might have been sent there to tend to the religious needs of the covenant as part of the Teutonic Order's push east.
If he enjoys good relations with the Teutonic Order, he might have been sent to the covenant as a spy, or to keep tabs on them. He might have befriended German Grogs of the covenant and received a derogation to go live amongst them to keep them in the right path.
He might also have become frustrated or outraged by the violence used by his order, at which point he might have simply left the Order and gone on to find himself a curate elsewhere, with a Hermetic Covenant offering him a safe asylum. (This could bring angry Teutonic knights knocking at the door at some point.)
Virtues:Brother Chaplain (against the dark p82), Educated
Flaws: Gluton (see Greedy), Obese
Area Lore (Erfurt) (Citizens) 2
Area Lore (Prussia) (Nobles) 2
Artes Liberales (Grammar) 1
Canon&Civil Law (Papal decrees) 2
Carouse (Power Drinking) 5
Charm (First Impression) 4
Etiquette (Church) 2
Folk Ken (Cityfolk) 4
Low German (Thuringian Dialect) 5
Latin (Church Usage) 4
Leadership (Inspiration) 1
Philosophiae (Metaphysics) 1
Profession(Preacher) (New Converts) 4
Prussian (Explaining) 3
Teutonic Order lore (Politics) 2
Theology (Biblical knowledge) 5