Guillaume de Ribeaupierre
The Ribeaupierre line has ruled over regions of Alsace and the surrounds for the better part of six hundred years. A world caught between the Majesty of the French King in Paris, and the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

The picturesque and mountainous Ribeauville region is known for its wine, for its support of the arts, and for its religious tolerance. Indeed communities of both Anabaptist and Huguenot protestants have called the region home for some time.

Guillaume was born the second son to the Comte de Ribeauville, and he watched from the parapets of Château du Haut-Ribeaupierre as his father strove to keep peace in his lands and their family in safety as conflict ravaged the countryside to the east, killing millions and displacing many more.

This suffering, the rapine and lawlessness, the brutality and bloodshed drove him to take up the sword, first in the defense of his families lands, and later for the protection of the common man.

It is known that Guillaume served in Bohemia in a private capacity during what some called the Bohemian Revolt and that he was badly wounded at the Battle of White Mountain near Prague in 1620. He returned home to convalesce, and then became a minor figure at the Parisian Court in 1622, where he has served as a voice for his families interests for these last three years.

A tall man, with a lean, long limbed build he is fair skinned and golden haired with light eyes, evidence of his mixed Teutonic and Frankish roots. Genteel and soft spoken, he is something of an oddity at a Court where flash and strong talk are the order of the day.

He is known to wear a signet ring with his families Heraldry upon it, Argent with Three Gules Escutcheon