Werner ritter von Bistritz

The Sheriff of Bistritz; a simple Saxon knight of the Clan Tzimisce, he is a stalwart defender of his city.


A rough-looking Saxon knight, with a mop of shaggy brown hair, a full beard bisected by several old scars, and unnerving blue eyes. He is clad in chain mail, armed with a dagger and a broadsword, and proudly bears the arms of the city of Bistritz on his surcoat.


Werner ritter claims to be a “native” of Bistritz, although he has also said that he was present when the foundations of the castle and walls were laid, meaning that he could hardly have been born there. He is a Cainite of few words, and those that he does utter lack much of the eloquence of his sire. There can be no doubt that he is Radu’s childe, however, as very few Tzimisce other than one of Visya’s get would consider Embracing a Saxon of peasant stock. Werner ritter is grateful for his elevation both to a knighthood and immortality and he chooses to express this gratitude by fanatically defending Radu’s power from all comers.

He is Lieutenant of the night watch of the City Guard, and tirelessly patrols the walls and streets, looking for ways to bolster defences against the hated Tremere as well as his Prince’s own rivals among the Tzimisce. The addition of Rashiel the Avenger to his arsenal of weapons in late AD 1197 has heartened Werner ritter, and bolstered his confidence that Radu’s power is secure. The Salubri has proven to be a formidable Scourge and an inspiring warrior, and has displayed the ability to track the fleeing Usurpers unerringly. The two Cainites get along surprisingly well.

Werner ritter was formal and business-like with the coterie when they passed through Bistritz. He made sure that they understood the rules of Radu’s court and disarmed them, then left them to their own devices.

Lineage: Childe of Radu, Childe of Visya, Childe of Flaviu (d), Childe of Ionache (d?), Childe of the Eldest

(d)= destroyed
(d?)= probably destroyed

Werner ritter von Bistritz

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