During his mortal days, Bertrand was a crusader who was present during the call to reclaim the Holy Land. He was among those who participated in the siege of Jerusalem and slaughtered countless innocents in the battle. He stayed in the Holy Land and was struck by a Saracen assassin. When he draw his sword, he recognized his assailant as a woman and saw the bitter hatred and sorrow in her eyes.
Struck deep into his heart by the revelation of his crimes, he dropped his weapon and apologized, something that moved his attacker to instead Embrace him, granting him eternity to atone for his sins. He was taken to Alamut, where he was trained in Islamic theology, philosophy, and art. He left and returned to Jerusalem, vowing to protect the different religions from extremists in both groups, especially dedicating himself to the poor.
|Bertrand d'Anjou, Penitent Crusader|
|Sire: Layla bint-Nadr|
|Embrace: 1100 CE|
|Apparent Age: Mid-20s|
|Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3|
|Social: Charisma 2, Manipulation 3, Appearance 2|
|Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 4, Wits 3|
|Talents: Alertness 2, Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Dodge 1, Empathy 2, Intimidation 2, Subterfuge 2|
|Skills: Etiquette 3, Melee 3, Ride 2, Stealth 1, Survival 1|
|Knowledges: Academics 4, Law 2, Linguistics 3, Seneschal 1, Theology 2|
|Disciplines: Auspex 4, Celerity 4, Fortitude 1, Obfuscate 1, Presence 1, Quietus 2|
|Backgrounds: Allies 3, Contacts 3, Domain 3, Herd 2, Mentor 3, Resources 2|
|Virtues: Conscience 4, Self-Control 3, Courage 4|
|Morality: Humanity 7|