The Golden Web of Intrigue
The Knight of the Rose
Very nearly since the beginnings of Gabriel there have been individuals that have given themselves the title “Knight of the Rose”. Romantics and preened nobles, these poor fools inevitably met agonizing deaths at the hands of real warriors as they attempted to champion whichever cause they were preaching in a given week. Thus the space would be void, and another useless sap would step in to fill the title (although there were moments when multiple individuals all claimed the title at the same time, the most at one time being 6)
Now there are rumors of a competent Knight of the Rose wandering the Principality of Gabriel. Unlike the previous bearers of the title, this knight wears full armour, decorated with vines and roses, and wields a wide variety of weapons. He has been challenged to dozens of duels, and has proved victorious in all of them. Men curse his name, and women long for him to remove his helmet so they may gaze upon his face. His travels have brought him much fame, which in Gabriel is both a blessing and a curse.