Gerlach in his warrior-outfit
- "Kann der Vater des Verstehens führen uns."
- ―German for "May the Father of Understanding guide us."
Gerlach Bohlmann, (1345 - 1412) also known as "Der Krieger" ("The Warrior") or "Großmeister" ("Grand Master"), was a German nobleman and warlord and a member of the Templar Order, serving as Grand Master of the Order from 1370 until 1409. He was a good friend and mentor to William Hartford, who would go on to be his successor as Grand Master.
It is known that Bohlmann was born in Munich in the Kingdom of Germany, in 1345, and his grandfather, Freidrich Bohlmann, was one of the nine men that Jacques de Molay (the last pubically recognized Grand Master of the Templar Order) intrusted to ensure the survival of the Templars.
Not much is known of Bolhmann's life before he became Grand Master of the Templar Order. It is known that he possessed an Apple of Eden and was a member of the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire. Bolhmann, via the use of the Apple, had considerable influence over the Imperial Diet, eventually replacing a majority of their members with fellow Templars, thus allowing the Templars to choose whomever they wanted to become Holy Roman Emperor, eventually manipulating Charles IV into becoming Emperor, and further using the Apple to manipulate Charles IV himself.
Under Charles IV, Bohlmann became Lord Regent of the Kingdom of Germany, effectively giving him complete control over the German army. Bohlmann stepped down as Grand Master of the Templar Order in 1409, giving the mantle to William Hartford. He lived out the rest of his life in London, England, where he passed away in 1412.
The whereabouts of Bohlmann's Apple of Eden are currently unknown; however, certain Abstergo Industries research reports indicate that Bohlmann's Apple might have been the Fourth Apple, the same Apple of Eden that was used by Adolf Hitler to instigate World War II; however, this has not been confirmed. Bohlmann was looked backed upon by the modern-day Templars as a respectable Grand Master, and a picture of him was displayed prominently in the room accessible only to members of the Order's Inner Sanctum.