They became much more secularly oriented than other knightly orders, and rulers coveted their power.Some of them admitted heresies under torture, and the Knights Templar were crushed by political fallout in the wake of these, later pardoned, admissions.
L'Anse aux Meadows lies on the very northern tip of the island.In 1960 George Decker, from the village of L'Anse aux Meadows, led a Norwegian, Helge Ingstad to a group of mounds near the village that the locals believed was a former Indian settlement.The Knights Templar was a very influential order formed in the twelfth century to protect Christian pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land.Some saw the Knights Templar as corrupt because over time they became involved deeply in finance and politics.The lack of Artillery in Act I makes the Boneguard Swordsmen very dangerous.
In order to defeat them in the first Act, it is recommended to train large masses of Crossbowmen. "The Boneguard are modeled loosely after the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, better known as the Knights Templar.That would place Zheng He’s efforts some 70 years ahead of Columbus.In fact, author Gavin Menzies says Columbus used a copy of Zheng He’s map to plot his own voyage.But the discovery of a physical structure that appears to incorporate this knowledge suggests pre-Columbian Indians in the Amazon rainforest may have been more sophisticated than previously suspected."Transforming this kind of knowledge into a monument; the transformation of something ephemeral into something concrete, could indicate the existence of a larger population and of a more complex social organization," Cabral said.The Boneguard Swordsman is an infantry unit that serves in the Circle of Ossus. They are not trainable in Skirmish and Campaign, but available when the player sets the civilization in the Scenario Editor.