Lucretia von Hardtz
Lucretia von Hardtz was Jürgen von Magdeburg's most trusted vassal and retainer, serving him directly in Magdeburg as Prince during his absence, and acting as his marshal and the Gross-Komtur of the Order of the Black Cross.
Once a devout Christian who had followed the First Crusade, Lucretia treasured order, authority and discipline. Therefore Lucretia served her sire fanatically and later turned this loyalty over to his liege, Lord Jürgen. Enarmoured into the precepts of chivalry, Lucretia believed firmly in honor and duty, preferring death before dishonor of her liege. Jürgen trained her in the art of arms and she eventually became the mistress of the secret order within the Teutonic Knights that stood under Ventrue control.
A German knight in the service of Jürgen von Verden, Lucretia earned her Embrace through strict compliance with her overlord’s wishes and the ruthless suppression of anyone speaking against her lord. Built like a man, with short, bowl-cut black hair and black eyes, Lucretia exudes Ventrue arrogance.
Though generally well spoken and pleasant, Lucretia quickly becomes a bully if she doesn’t receive swift agreement with her plans. As a military officer, Lucretia has a warrior’s disdain for those who don’t follow a leader’s commands. Though not unimaginative, she is more concerned with obedience and maintaining status than with listening to ideas postulated by those she considers “young pups”.
She became Jürgens most influential retainer, serving him directly in Magdeburg and acting as his marshal. She accompained Jürgen in all his wars until he was assassinated on Hardestadt's orders. Resentful of such a cowardly act, she joined the Anarch Revolt and later the Ventrue antitribu.
Lucretia is an androgynous figure. For a long time she was disguised as "Brother Cristof" while riding alongside the knights of the Black Cross. In the convents, however, she became "Sister Lucretia", and erased the memory of any mortal that tapped in this secret.
Lucretia von Hartz, Knight of the Black Cross
Apparent Age: Early 30′s
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation 4, Appearance 2
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 3
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 3, Brawl 4, Dodge 3, Intimidation 3, Leadership 4, Subterfuge 3
Skills: Animal Ken 2, Archery 2, Crafts 1, Etiquette 1, Herbalism 3, Melee 5, Ride 4, Stealth 2, Survival 2
Knowledges: Academics 2, Hearth Wisdom 2, Law 2, Linguistics 2, Medicine 3, Politics 3, Seneschal 3
Disciplines: Dominate 3, Fortitude 4, Presence 5
Backgrounds: Allies 3, Contacts 3, Influence 3, Retainers 5, Status 3
Virtues: Conscience 4, Self-Control 4, Courage 5
Morality: Path of Chivalry 8