- "If the Templars are to win this war, we need to control the artifacts given to us. Without them, the Templars standing weak. We have underestimated the Assassins far too long, and the war needs coming to an end. Find the Pieces of Eden, and we will find our New World Order. "
- ―Katrina to the Danish Templars when becoming the Grand Master, 1350
The Gray Knight
Kristina at the burial of her father
As the Master of Occultism, Katrina Bjerg's role in the Danish Rite was to obtain knowledge on the Pieces of Eden. When ready for an attack or ambush, the Grand Master, the Commander and the Leader was the generals. The Master was to stay behind, and got the role of be the Grand Master if the three fell in battle. If a Grand Master fell, the Leader of the Cross was to be the next leader; if the Leader was already deceased, the Commander was the next in the line.
Recruited for her passion when it same to occult philosophy and supposedly magical objects, Katrina became the Order's resident expert on the Pieces of Eden. Katrina dedicated her time to studying and locating them, hoping to harness their power to achieve Templar goals. Her search for these artifacts led her to the location of the Blue-Light Temple, a place under the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. The Temple was sealed with a door impossible to get through. Katrina had traveled with the Knight Commander and an army of Templars. They had tried to open the door with force, but every time they tried to open it, a blast killed the one who tried.
When Katrina's mother, Lotte-Mari, died in 1347 by the hand of a Danish Assassin, Katrina read in the will that she was to bequest the sword Lotte-Mari had used, Katrina soon discovered it was actually a Sword of Eden. Katrina took it with her to the Nidaros Cathedral: maybe it would open with the power of the Sword. By reading in books written by Grand Master de Molay, Katrina had learned the Sword had the capability of instant translocation, echolocation of foes and project energy blasts. On Katrina's orders, the Sword of Eden was places in a heavy protected Templar base in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, when Katrina was to travel to Norway and collect the Sword, she learnt from the Master Templar that the base had been attacked by Assassins. They had killed several of the Templars and the soldiers. And the Sword was gone. Katrina then tasked her brother to find it for her. He was unsuccessful in this. Katrina's father was not angry over her, only on the Templars that not had managed to keep the Assassins out of the base.
In 1347, it was reported of a bubonic plague in the Ottoman Empire that harmed the citizens. The news of the new sickness soon reached all parts of Europe. The Templars knew about it too, but they knew why it happened too: a cube had been destroyed.
Sometime in early 1350, it was reported about incidents from the plague in Denmark, and the Black Death soon covered whole Scandinavia. This was what the Danish Templars had waited for. They had investigated their own Cube for centuries and had manage to obtain the knowledge of what it could do: create plagues (and protect one from it), shoot deadly blasts, visualize numbers, and on one occasion it was possible to speak to Loki, a Norse god.
During the Black Death Oluf Bjerg was taken – just as many of the Master Templars and their allies. But before Oluf died, he pointed out his daughter, Katrina, to be the new leader of the Danish Templar Rite. Katrina took the role seriously, and promised to make her father proud of her. She and her brother, Sivert, would be the new masters in the Rite. When the Black Death seemed to leave Scandinavia in late 1350, Katrina used the Cube of Eden to make it flare up again. It was a risk, but Katrina had discovered – after her father's death – that the Cube had the power to protect a given number of people. The only thing that was needed, was that someone had to giver their hand to the Cube – just the hand. The Cube would then infect this hand with particles from the Isu Era. One had to drink a bit of the blood from the hand to prevent being touched by the plague. The First Civilization had created this because they knew the humans would never do it unless they were desperate.
From 1350 to 1353, the Danish Rite of the Templar Order traveled to Norway and killed men and women who would stand in the way for a Danish rule …