Living Mystara: Red Arrow, Black Shield
Siegfried Von Hendriks
Gruppenführer of the 36th S.S.
•A renowned soldier at the young age of 26, he has declined higher, desk promotions in order to remain in the field.
•Unlike the traditional proponents of the “Doctrine on the Superiority of Antalian Man”, Siegfried is a Reformist. As a progressive within the SS, he understands that whatever doctrinal underpinnings may have predated the influence of Thanatos on the Knights, it was now necessary to break all ties with a doctrine now associated with the Reaper. The message of the Reform is now solidarity, not superiority. He still banters hate-speech alongside his peers and subordinates of the Soldiery, and (to his own chagrin) carries out the subversive homogenization that comes with SS occupation of a region. But this is only to keep up a ruse. When the Reform gains more traction in higher offices, Siegfried will reveal his true colors.
•Has taken part in numerous humanoid and monstrous campaigns in Thar and the Wyrmsteeth, as well as against Davanian resistance fighters, where he known as the Living Mantle, for the prominent display of his Hendriks crest on his swirling, animated cloak; he is also known as the Gale Raptor for the powerful wind tunnels generated by his inhuman speed.
•His youngest brother, Handel von Hendriks, was an exceptional soldier moonlighting with the Order of the Bronze Chalice, a flirtatiously occult faction of the Knights of Hattias. Even more damning in the eyes of the post-Osterhaus Knights was the group’s collusion with agents of the Priesthood of Gylgarid, an ancient mystery cult dedicated to the demon Minotaur. The young and disillusioned Handel’s involvement with dissident underground factions in the Hattian regime was not an uncommon occurrence among the young and more leftist nobility, and was long suspected by the patriarchs of the family. However, Siegfried’s fears were only confirmed when he saw the death of his beloved brother, fighting alongside both the Bronze Chalice and the Gylgarid Priesthood, killed by the magic of Marcellus Vega and her allies aboard the pirate airship Habrok. Despite Handel’s obvious complicity he brcame more of a martyr in the eyes of his older brother; the dead could take no responsibility for their wrongs, and now it was Lady Vega who became the focus of his continuing animosity.