- "I'm not dead yet, and the fight will continue as long as I breathe; and when the last one are taken, my crown and legacy will pass on to you, Katrina. "
- ―Oluf discussing with his daughter, 1343
The Black Knight
Oluf in the armor of a Danish Grand Master during the Middle Ages
As the Grand Master, Oluf had the unwritten task to eliminate the Assassins and establish a New World Order. Alongside him, Oluf had the Master of Occultism (his daughter) and the Knight Commander (his son) to support and defend him. The Master's task was to obtain knowledge on the Pieces of Eden, and the Commander was to control the Templars' army of soldiers. Meanwhile, Oluf could focus on locating and eliminating Assassin Dens across the country of Denmark. The Leader of the Cross (his wife) had the role of collecting information and act as the second-in-command of the Rite. When ready for an attack or ambush, Oluf, 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.
Oluf had started his career as a Templar soldier and had slowly climbed up the ranks of a soldier. When he became the Knight Commander, he was soon taken under the wings of the Grand Master – whom found Oluf as a man of honor and a extremely loyal man to the Templars ideology. With the death of the former Grand Master in 1329, he pointed out Oluf as his successor – and his family, all loyal to the Templar cause, to be the next leaders of the Rite.
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 …
- Oluf Bjerg's title The Black Knight is a reference to The Dark Knight