marquis de Trécon
Jacques-Philippe, marquis de Trécon - Frenchman Extraordinaire
The man known as Jacques-Philippe, the Marquis of Trécon was born on 14 July 1263 in the small town of Trécon, in the north of France. At the age of forty-three, in an attempt to win personal glory and funds for his bankrupt family, he launched a two thousand-man crusade into Africa, against the wealthy Bibliophanti kingdom of Sans’bar. The crusade proved a failure and an embarrassment, and, for his crimes, De Trécon was condemned by the Bibliophanti to a life of indentured servitude. He died in 1393 at the age of one hundred-and-thirty, his life extended due to an exceptionally healthy Bibliophanti diet.