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"When reflecting on my life, I see everything a man can achieve during his lifetime. I have experienced love; I have seen armies rise; kingdoms set on place; life and death. Now my life has come to an end. "
―Sivert to his killer
Sivert Bjerg was a LGBT Knight Commander of the Danish Rite of the Templar Order, and the son of Oluf and Lotte-Mari Bjerg; he was also the brother of Katrina Bjerg – the Master of Occultism. All four were members of the Bjerg family, an ancient family of the Danish Templars active in the country since the 12th century, when the Knight Templars acted openly.

Sivert was killed by a Danish Assassin.

Sivert Bjerg
Sivert 2
The Red Knight
Sivert in his Templar outfit
Biographical information
Born

December 1319

Died

December 1375
(aged 56)

Political information
Affiliations

Templars

Real-world information
Appears in

Assassin's Creed: Ashes (mentioned)

Biography Edit

As the Knight Commander of the Danish Templars, Sivert's task was to control the Templars' army of soldiers. After the fall of the Templars in Paris – when King Philip executed Jacques de Molay – the Danish Templars feared for the same. Therefore, decided the Grand Master (not Oluf, but the one before him) established the Danish Templar Army. By doing this, he also pointed out a Knight Commander – the leader of the Army. Centuries later, this position would be a role in the Dane-Norwegian Templar Council.

When ready for an attack or ambush, the Grand Master, the Commander and the Leader of the Cross was the generals. The Master of Occultism 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 Grand Master; if the Leader was already deceased, the Commander was the next in the line. However, there are no rules without exceptions. When his father died in 1350, he pointed out Sivert's sister as the new Grand Master. Sivert did not care, and meant that his sister was the one worthy of the title and what came with it.

Unknown to his family, Sivert had accepted the fact that he was attracted to men. He meant that if God was the forgiven persona the priests meant he was, then he would forgive Sivert for being an 'abomination'. So, when visiting brothels, Sivert chose to buy male prostitutes. One of them he found interesting was a man named Mathias. The two had a powerful relationship, and no one could break it. And when Sivert learned that Mathias actually worked as a errand boy for the Danish Templar Army, Sivert soon gave him promotions. In this way, when the Templar Army was sent on missions, Sivert could visit Mathias on a more regular basis.

When Sivert's sister, Katrina, located a vault under the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, she asked for the help of Sivert. He gladly helped her, and took with him a little army of Templar soldiers to he city. Upon their arrival however, the Knight Commander found out that the temple was sealed by a door that shot deadly blasts on any person who tried to open it without the right key.

When Sivert's mother, Lotte-Mari, died in 1347 by the hand of a Danish Assassin, Sivert's sister read in the will that she was to bequest the sword Lotte-Mari had used. Katrina soon discovered this 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 placed in a heavy protected Templar base in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, when Katrina was to travel to Norway and collect the Sword from the base, she learnt from the Templar overseer 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 Sivert to find it for her. He was unsuccessful in this. Their father was not angry over them, 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 …

Relationships Edit

Family Edit

The Bjerg family.

Templars Edit

Soldiers in the Danish Templar Army.

Trivia Edit

  1. Sivert is originally a Frisian form of the name Sigvard – which comes from Sigurd. The name meaning "guardian"
  2. Sivert's last name, Bjerg, is Danish for a little mountain
  3. As told by Sivert when he telling that he believes God will forgive him for being an 'abomination', he show that he believe in God and is a loyal Christian.
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