Lord Juda the Many-Named
  Born  in  the Crimea in  the  Christian  Year  1056,  on  
the  feast day of  St. Jude  the  Obscure.  Eldest  Son  of  
a  Khazar woman  and a  Crimean Goth father.
  Juda's  young  history  is  shadowy  and  the  stories  
he  has  been known  to  tell  are often  contradictory. He
has  made  reference  to his  father  as  a  sailor  (though
this may  be  a  euphemism for 'pirate'). It  is  known  that  
1082  he  took  service with  a  small personal  retinue  
guarding  a  wealthy  merchant, Gaius Rufus Eracticus
Fronto ,  traveling  south  overland  from Trepeziod (on
the  Northern  Anatolian  Coast) to  Jerusalem. Their  
caravan  was attacked; and  while  the  Marauders  were  
driven  off, their employer  Rufus  died  soon  after  
(either  of  wounds  or  drink, it is unclear).
  The  next  few  years  are  hazy; but it is known  that by  
the  time of  the  arrival  of  the first  waves  of  the  First
Crusade, Juda  was  found  in  possession of  modest
(but  confortable) holdings  just  north  of  the Sea of
Galilee.
  We  can  piece  together  (from Juda's occasional  
drunk  slurred recollections)  that he  and  his  band  of
Turcopoles, under  the double  cross  standard  of  St.
Aldo, joined  the  Norman  band  of Tancred, Prince  of  
Galilee, and  took  part  in  fighting  around Jersusalem,
in  which  he  participated  in  "many unspeakable and
violently  cruel  acts...and  that  was  just  Monday."
Despite  his  brash  outer appearance  and  incurable  
lust  for battle, gold, battle, women, battle and beer (did  I  
mention  battle?).
  Lord Juda  is  considered  an  accompished  singer  
unrepressable poet (believe  me, we  have  tried  to  
repress him), a  sometimes brewer and (girly  boy)
cultivator  of  roses.
  His  Wife  of  several  years, Olympea Ptolemea, a  
Greek  of Alexandria, has  been  seen  to  exercise  
considerable  restraint upon his  more  gregarious nature
(but  this might  just be  advancing decrepitude disguised  
as  civility).