In 1486, my ancestor, the knight Conrad von Grünenberg, goes at the age of sixty-four from Constanze at the lake of the same name on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He wants to collect his final
indulgences before going to see his Maker. This is his crest and his drawings. Yet, on this long journey to Palestine, he encounters the Devil who, impersonated by the most blood-thirsty serial
killer of all times, was his lifelong spiritual mentor.