Name: Don Bernat de Moncada, Señor en Alquazar, known as the Iron Hand
Date of Birth: May 5, 1416
Bio: Bernat was born in a family that is known to be a cadet branch of the Viscountly House of Girona- however, his own father was but a minor landholder, having only honor and illustrious ancestry. From his youngest years the nobleman have been living by his sword, as a boy joining the retinue of King Alfonso V. Quickly becoming a knight in his service, Bernat fought in the sieges of Gaeta and Capua, captained one of the twenty-five galleys that his master sent to battle the Genoese and was gravely wounded during the campaign of Castel Nuovo. After spending some time in the family manor healing his wounds and sipping young wine, Bernat raised a company of archers for the King and participated in his march, during which the Crown of Aragon was able to capture Aversa, Salerno and Bitono. In the latter he was governor, until his active nature did not persuade him to rejoin the royal court seeking for a more interesting role.
While spending his life in battles and skirmishes, En Bernat did not forget about family life, marrying Maria de Cabrera, a daughter of a neighboring lord and already having several daughers and sons.
Bernat de Moncada is known as a valiant warrior and able administrator, firm in his principles of loyalty to the Crown and Faith, as well as a disciplinarian and sometimes harsh, if just, man. By his moral values and type of personality he is a Crusader knight and feudal lord of old - preferring hunt and prayer to new eccentries.