The Castellan


 

Several castellans commanded Crac des Chevaliers over its construction and one masterminded its defence when the Muslim ruler Sultan Baybars laid siege in 1271.

 

National Affiliation: French
Occupation: Builders, Commanders/Defenders of Crac des Chevaliers
Enemies: Saladin, Sultan Baybars
Castles: Crac des Chevaliers
Personality: Driven, Foolhardy, Subservient

Several castellans commanded Crac des Chevaliers over its construction and one masterminded its defence when the Muslim ruler Sultan Baybars laid siege in 1271.

The men who occupied this type of position were generally young and resilient enough to take charge of hostile lands rich in enemies.

The Castellan who defended Crac des Chevaliers was enough of a tactician for the heads of the Crusader States to trust one of their most important castles to him.